FTS: Serious Athletes Over 40 – What are some of your favorite things?
Meredith: I enjoy spending time with my family, playing music and singing songs to them. My favorite thing about being an adult is not having children!
FS: What do you like doing outside of fitness?
Meredith: Outside of exercise, I love going out dancing, shopping and eating delicious food.
FS: Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Meredith: I don’t really have too many hobbies other than my family and my music. I love singing and playing guitar. I’m currently studying to get a degree in Music Education so when the right opportunity comes up, it will definitely come around.
FTS: What’s one piece of advice you would give someone just starting out in their fitness journey?
Meredith: Start small. Don’t try to do something impossible. You’ll probably fail, but if you succeed, then you’ve succeeded! That’s what success is all about!
FTS: If you could only take three pieces of equipment with you into the gym for the rest of your life, which ones would they be and why?
1. My television or my music device.
I need to be distracted and entertained while working out or I’ll get homesick.
2. My jump rope!
There are so many great cardio exercises that can be done with this simple piece of equipment.
3. My sneakers!
I wear a ladies size 11, so I need a sturdy shoe to support all this weight!
FTS: What is your favorite type of exercise to do?
Meredith: I love doing full body exercises with basic equipment. I like to keep it simple. Some of my favorite ones involve the stability ball, medicine ball and pair of dumbbells.
FTS: What do you like about them?
Meredith: I like that they are engaging and exciting. You don’t plateau very quickly with these types of exercises. It also helps that these types of exercises are not boring!
FTS: Do you have any favorite workouts? Can you describe them and why they’re your favorite?
Meredith: I love doing a mix of some of my favorite exercises. Some of them are simple, yet engaging at the same time. My 3 favorites that I always go back to are push-ups, squats, and jumping rope. They’re always the same, but always different.
FTS: What would you say happens when a person reaches their goals? What does that look like to you?
Meredith: My goal is to be able to perform these exercises easily and pain free. I want to be able to do them with my grandchildren and be able to keep up with them. It will look like me being able to play for hours pain free.
FTS: If you could give yourself a piece of fitness advice in the past, what would it be?
Meredith: I would tell myself to start training with a personal trainer sooner. You need that extra motivation sometimes and it’s nice to have someone spot you or push your limits sometimes. After having a trainer, I don’t think I’ll ever train alone again.
FTS: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Meredith: I want to thank you, for all that you and your team do. You’re really helping people change their lives and I’m one of the lucky ones.
In addition to our interview, I also asked Meredith to share a before and after picture of herself. I think her results are fantastic! She’s lost a tremendous amount of weight and gotten into an excellent shape!
Way to go, Meredith!
Thanks for the interview, Meredith! It’s always nice to hear about others who are doing well on their fitness journeys. Keep up the good work!
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