Lauren Murphy (December 2013)

Lauren was one of three winners of our Back to School Transformation Contest that we hosted in October and November. She was the leader of her team, and did an amazing job of keeping her teammates organized and on track. Working as a teacher can be really busy this time of year, but Lauren managed to stay dedicated to achieving her goals. Here’s what she had to say about her experience at PFP:

“You should never answer a call from an unknown number, right? Well, several months ago I got one of those calls and of course didn’t answer. When I checked the voicemail, some guy named Ryan from some gym had left a message. So what did I do? I hit delete and tried to figure out who had given him my number. It was May, the busiest month of the school year, and I definitely didn’t have time to add anything else to my plate (well except for food).

About a week later, I accidentally answered a call from an unfamiliar number. Ryan Morgan from Pursuit Fitness and Performance was on the other end of the line. We talked for bit and by the time I hung up the phone, I could hardly wait to meet him and see what this gym was all about. I knew that if someone could get me pumped up about working out and getting healthy over the phone, I had to give it a try. I’ll admit that I was nervous and felt a little intimidated with the thought of joining this type of gym. However, when I walked into PFP and met Ryan, I immediately felt comfortable and knew I’d found the perfect gym for me.

When people ask me where I work out, I get so excited to tell them about PFP. There are so many awesome things to share that I find myself rambling, wanting to make sure I don’t leave anything out!  I usually start by telling them about the amazing trainers. Ryan and Adam make it a priority to get to know each and every member. They challenge us to set goals and continuously check-in with us throughout the month. Both trainers are caring, knowledgeable, energetic, and super encouraging! Then I explain the workouts, which are always fun and challenging! Even though I participate in the group training classes, I feel like each workout is made specifically for me. Lastly, I make sure they know that PFP offers nutritional information, including meal plans, as well as success principles which have both helped me get great results.

In 5 months at PFP, I have lost over 30 lbs and 18 inches. I’m fitting into much smaller clothes, feeling stronger than ever before, and I definitely have much more energy! I want to say thank you to Ryan for calling me back again, even after I deleted your first message! For the first time in my life, I can truly say that I look forward to working out. Also, I have finally realized the importance of the choices I make outside of the gym, and how these affect my health. I can’t wait to see how I’m feeling after another 5 months!”

Congratulations to Lauren Murphy for her incredible accomplishments!  Pursuit Fitness & Performance is incredibly proud of your success and we truly appreciate your hard work!