It’s time again to highlight one of our amazing clients here at Honest Training! We love and appreciate what each of our clients bring to the Honest table, so to speak. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s find out more about CASEY FERGUSON, February’s Honest Community Standout! Congratulations, my dear!
Casey was nominated by me, Ashleigh, the Honest Coordinator. What?! I can write blogs AND coordinate with all you folks!? Is your mind blown yet? 😉
Casey comes to the 9:15 AM circuit classes that I am sometimes able to attend. I am always so impressed by her hard work (seriously, this gal kicks some ass) and kind smile. Needless to say, I wanted to know more about her life outside of the studio, and this is what I learned:
How do you spend most of your time? Or, what do you do for a living?
I am a Hospitalist Physician. People often don’t know what that is, so here’s a description: I take care of adult patients in the hospital. When I am not working, I spend time with my loving and adorable husband and two boys, ages 6 and 8.
What brought you to Honest? A recommendation from my friends, Jenn and Kat. Also, running burnout and injuries related to training for a marathon.
What were your initial fitness and health goals? To be fit in a more healthy and sustainable way.
How long have you been training at Honest? About 2 years!
What are your long term fitness and health goals? To stay fit and avoid injury.
How often do you train? 3 days per week at the gym, with running or biking twice a week.
What changes have you noticed since you started working out at Honest? I have back muscles, better posture, and I can finally do a push up. I have much better core strength in general. I am much stronger. My chronic left knee pain has diminished. I also have less recurrent neck pain and fewer tension headaches.
What motivates you? Stress relief and the ability to perform better at the sports I enjoy.
What is your favorite thing about working out at Honest? I love the people. I love Paisley and all the trainers. I love the music. I love the variety of the work outs. I really love that they incorporate physical therapy into the workouts. Obviously, it’s really hard to pick out one thing.
What advice do you have for other Honest clients to help them get the most out of the experience? Focus on correct form at first and build strength from there.
What is your favorite exercise, or as some call it, your “power move?” Other than a Power Nap, my favorite power move is when you face the wall, hold TRX straps above your head and do a squat. (Because it looks deceptively easy, but it isn’t. I couldn’t even do it when I started.)
What is a fitness move or exercise that really challenges you? Box jumps – a physical and psychological challenge.
What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know? I gave birth to both of my children at home with a midwife.
See what I mean about her being a bad ass?
Do you have any special skills, perhaps one that can be shared with our little community? I think I make a really good Moscow Mule.
And now, for a little fun… which could you not live without, salt or pepper? Salt.
(Oh man, how topical! Be sure to check out trainer Paisley’s blog about salt).
What was the last book you read? Dreamland by Sam Quinones. A lovely little tale about America’s Opiate epidemic. Clearly, I am into “light” reading material.
Thank you so much for your time, Casey. I can’t wait to try your Moscow Mule!
Make sure to give this gal a solid high five if you see her around the studio!
Until next month,
Ashleigh the Honest Coordinator