When Julie Larson stopped by Studio 6 Fitness in the fall of 2012 she had no idea it would be the start of a journey that has challenged and changed her physically and spiritually. In her nearly five years with Studio 6, Julie has gone through a lot with work, a divorce and all the fun unexpected things life throws at us. She is also in the best shape of her life, feeling more vibrant and sexy than ever. It took a lot of hard work, but Julie thanks Studio for her success.
“When I started at Studio 6, I was nowhere near obese or considered by most to look out of shape. But I felt I wasn’t ready to settle into 40 without a fight and I was determined to be in the best shape of my life before reaching this milestone. I realized that it took a lifestyle change to get me where I wanted to be. And, Studio 6 was right there to help make that goal a reality.”
As many people in their late 30’s, Julie was tumbling towards 40 faster than she and her body were willing to accept. The Megaformer quickly became an obsession and it was not long before Julie was coming to class three times a week, The workouts were challenging, but the strength she felt inside made it all worth it. Julie added cardio a few times a week and She and Emily worked together to develop a meal plan to support her workouts. They also took some measurements to track her progress.
In four years, Julie has lost over 15 inches over her body – no small feat for a slender build. Her hips went down four inches, her waist slimmed six inches and she lost four inches in her chest. Julie’s legs got more toned, her arms grew stronger and at 42 years old she proudly rocks a full six-pack and shredded obliques. Julie says she feels the best she has in her whole life and she couldn’t be happier. She loves class, especially all the lunges!
Julie hit her 100th class joining our Century Club in June of 2013. She’s continued her dedication and was added to our elite group of Century Club Gold members, reaching 500 classes, just last month. In addition to the Megaformer and Barre, Julie gives credit to the community she’s found in Studio 6 Fitness. It is the trainers and clients that have turned into supporters and friends that keep her coming back and pushing herself harder. We’re Mega proud of you Julie and look forward to the next 500 classes and the journey ahead.