Anne Carlson: Fighter, Survivor, Winner

 

 

Anne C

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.

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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!