Who am I?
I’m Megan. I’m a certified personal trainer but I’m also a mom, an Army wife, a roller derby skater, a coffee drinker, a mermaid lover, a collector, and a lot of other things.
I was never the super healthy kid growing up. In fact, there was a year in middle school that I’d buy a Reeses and a root beer for lunch every day. Healthy habits were not something I’ve grown up with my whole life.
After getting married and having my first kid I remember ‘working out’ off and on a lot. I’d try random fad diets, I drank the shakes, did the latest workout DVDs, sort of ran with friends but I never really stuck to any of it.
In 2010 I had my second kid and by the time he was 6 months old I decided I needed to lose the baby weight and do something. I started running. I completed the Couch to 5K plan and saw real results. My confidence was boosted and I made my way into a gym. Not knowing anything about weights and strength training I bought a book that broke it down. That was the Ah-ha moment for me. THIS is what I needed in my life. I felt great! I started to realize though that not only did I enjoy to workout myself, but I had the best time exercising when I had a friend with me that I could push and motivate through the workouts too. And there was my second Ah-ha moment.
Enter Girl Meets Fitness…
I had been a blogger for years sharing photos and adventures of our everyday with friends and family. It was only natural for me to take blogging to the fitness side next, and from my original blog, Girl Meets Camera, I created a new website, Girl Meets Fitness.net. This new space was where I could hopefully motivate and inspire people on a new, wider level.
At this point I started looking into different fitness related businesses. On the outside, these programs looked exactly like what I needed to be doing! I wanted to find others, like me, and help them find their healthier and happier selves. Only I started to realize after joining one company how expensive it was for these people I wanted to help. I definitely couldn’t ask people to pay for something I wouldn’t buy myself when there had to be more realistic options out there.
So, I made my own. I became a certified personal trainer through NASM. I wanted to help those women that I knew were out there. The ones that couldn’t budget in hundreds each month on fitness. The ones that have tried all the programs and diets and may have had results but nothing lasting. The ones that were tired of the roller coaster ride and ready to finally build those daily habits and make a change that would stick. You know, the ones just like me! Girl, I’ve been there. I know the struggle and frustration and I’m here to help you through it too.
GMF FitCamps to the rescue!
Since the day I decided to become a personal trainer I knew I wanted to create community. I do believe that community and accountability are the backbone of any successful program. FitCamps are monthly online fitness groups that include workouts, nutrition help, coaching, and community. We’re all in this together! I love the online group format because no matter where in the world you are, you belong. Together we will do workouts, work on new habits and ditching the bad ones, learn how to eat in a way that feeds your goals but is also sustainable.