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With Mother's Day right around the corner (May 8th) we're celebrating all our STRONG MOMs out there! Mother’s Day is an exciting time of year because we finally get to take stock of how special the mother figures are in our life, we know our moms work hard all year round and Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all their hard work. Check out these amazing stories from strong moms who work out at The Edge! Happy Mother's Day to all moms and motherly figures, here's to you! 🎉
"Being a single mother with a full-time job and a full-time student might be difficult. I pondered joining a gym to be in shape because it was difficult for me to get up early and maintain energy throughout the day. I had so much fun in the gym that I not only decided to hire a personal trainer, but I was also able to bring my daughter with me. The ladies at the daycare are amazing, and the staff is extremely helpful. The gym has changed my life in so many ways, particularly the way I eat and exercise, as well as my ability to look in the mirror and say I love myself. The gym has changed my mood and it is something I look forward to every day after work. Thank you Edge Fitness for changing my life!" -Kim F., training client of Joe Gambardella in Warwick
"After having 2 little girls that were 22 months apart after the age of 40, my weight, flexibility, and strength were all impacted. I had swum frequently during both of my pregnancies but didn’t really have a fitness routine until I joined The Edge. I began working with an incredible trainer, Dave, who was motivating, educational, and really cared about what my personal fitness goals were. With his help, I have decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, and endurance, and my confidence has improved. The best part of this journey has been how it has impacted me as a strong and fit mom. I have so much more energy, and I am able to run and play with my kids like I am in my 20s! I attribute my physical and mental agility to my consistent fitness routine, and am very grateful to my trainer Dave, and The Edge team! My kiddos also thank you ALL because their mama has much more patience, and is a lot more fun on the playground! 😊" - Amanda A. Naperville Edge Training Client
"I've been working out with my personal trainer, Natalie, consistently since the winter of 2020. I've lost 30ish lbs but I've gained confidence, strength, more energy, and become a more active parent and better role model for my son. Natalie focuses on teaching healthy lifestyle choices that still, and mental well-being as well. She knows her stuff and I'm so grateful for her and the Edge!"
“As a mom, I tend to put my kid’s needs first and forget about my own. When I signed up for Personal Training at The Edge, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I worked with my trainer before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum. I could not have bounced back without her! She has taught me so many things, not only physically but mentally. I have learned how to challenge myself while loving myself at the same time.”
"Training with Mike has helped me on so many levels. I love getting stronger every day but mainly, it has given me the confidence to go out on the floor and do it on my own. I couldn't have done it without Mike's help and the other trainers through Edge Strong classes." -Stacey, Cherry Hill Edge Training Client
Say hello to Lois and Isabell, a mother-daughter duo who workout together at Edge Washington Township with trainer Miranda! They started training together so they had someone to always exercise with instead of going alone. For them, knowing that the other can do something pushes them to do their best! Their favorite part of training together is having someone to hold them accountable - while also having fun & motivating each other! Training together has truly strengthened their mother/daughter relationship, as they get to spend more time together!
"Having Miranda as a trainer, she makes exercising fun, she always challenges and motivates us, and keeps the workouts different and interesting. She knows what our bodies can do and our limitations, which gives us more confidence and motivation to continue!" - Lois and Isabell, Cherry Hill Edge Training Clients
“Training with Courtney turned around my entire exercise and nutrition program, making me a stronger mom for my kids. I learned how to lift heavier and how to balance my macros to build muscle while burning fat. Starting my day with a training session or workout on the floor sets the tone for my entire day, giving me the strength to cope with any stress at work and then the stamina to get through a busy afternoon/evening of activities with my kids. My son and daughters have seen firsthand how important nutrition and strength training is and I am hopeful that they will follow in my footsteps. A special thanks to Courtney and cheers to all the strong moms out there!" -Katie L.
"Being a great mom is my #1 goal, and what contributes most to me being great, is my health & wellness. I began personal training with Devin Clark in August of 2020, in hopes of gaining more strength. Less than 2 years later, I am stronger than I have ever been in my life! Devin goes above and beyond in his coaching, his positive attitude is contagious & he is an incredible mentor, available for advice at any time. I went from never touching a barbell to feeling extremely confident & proud to be deadlifting, squatting & benching pretty impressive numbers. My kids love watching videos of my lifts, they are my greatest cheerleaders! But, the absolute most rewarding part of all my hard work & training, is that my kids are proud of their strong Mommy & that I can keep up or even kick their butts in races/sports/etc.!" - Joanna, Edge Milford Training Client