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, buy 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 (free!) 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 the book The New Rules of Lifting for Women. 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. 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 set out and became a certified personal trainer through NASM so I could help those women I knew were out there. The ones that couldn’t budget in hundreds each month on top of the expenses they already had.
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