Last September, Anne Carlson showed up to one of our Saturday introductory classes and immediately filled the room with her positive energy.
During the next hour of the intro class I learned that Anne is a fighter, a cancer survivor, and a winner in every sense of the word.
Before we started the Tabata sit-up workout, Anne told me that due to cancer she doesn’t have ab muscles, and she struggles with sit-ups. Before I could offer her a modification, Anne grabbed an ab mat and plopped down next to everyone else.
Watching her fight for each rep for the next four minutes was one of the most awesome things I have witnessed as a coach. Her attitude made everyone else in that room aspire to be great for that workout.
Since joining TwinTown, Anne has continued to impress and inspire everyone around her with her drive and positive attitude. She refuses to give up and pushes herself to be great. I wish I could bottle what she has and give it away because most people, myself included, lack her grit and determination.
Within the first minuter of meeting Anne I knew she would be a great addition to our terrific community. After the hour-long class I was hoping that she would join the gym. Now, I can’t wait to see her walk into my class and watch her warm smile, positivity and determination to get better inspire everyone to dig deep and work harder.
You rock, Anne!