"Sally is one of the hardest working athletes I know. She does everything with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She is always up for a challenge and doesn't shy away from tough exercises, if something is outside her comfort zone she goes after it full force. I really respect her as an athlete and as a person, she is very caring, determined, and fun to be around. I love having her at the gym!"

-Chelsea 

I've been coaching Sally for 3 now, the amount of change that I have seen in her is incredible.  She was determined and focused from day one.  From learning to squat to now partnering with MSC as a certified trainer she has been the epitome of determination, even when stuff gets difficult. Thanks for growing with us and being a linchpin in our community! 

-Mark 

What got me into exercise?

I was working about 44-50 hours a week (plus 45 minute commute each way) and on call every other day. Needless to say I was really tired and put exercising a low priority. I got tired of felling this way and called Mark up. I had driven past his old place all the time and knew of his facility. He taught me how to exercise effectively, cleaned up my diet and the rest is history. I have been so motivated and inspired by my progress that I decided to get my personal trainer certification!! So if ya know anybody send them my way :-)

 

How long have I been training at MSC?

Going on 3 years. 

 

IF YOU WERE WORKING OUT AND NIJAS ATTACKED THE GYM. WHAT TOP THREE ITEMS WOULD CHOOSE TO DEFEND YOURSELF, AND WHY?

mark, Bobbi and Jake so they could kick their asses for me:-)

 

What's your favorite exercise? 

squat clean. Not sure why but I just like that movement. 

 

What inspires you?

well my training partner Karisa inspires me to be better. She is a machine and it is a benefit to train w someone who is better than you and that pushes you to achieve more.  On a more personal level....I would say a person who faces adversity with grace, confronts it and overcomes. That's why I like OCR....you see so many people of all shapes, sizes, ages, athletics abilities, and disabilities. If those that are not as capable as I am, due to circumstances or physical handicap, are doing something that is difficult (mentally or physically ) then I need to suck it up and do it too!!

 

What exercise are you currently working to perfect?

What am I not working on?! I can always work on every lift. If I had to choose one it would be MU's. 

HOW DOES YOUR FIRST WORKOUT AT MSC COMPARE TO YOUR TRAINING EXPERIENCE NOW?

My first workout at MSC I about died. I remember it had rowing as part of it. Hence, probably the reason I hate rowing. After that I was scared to death of what was to come. I still am because I know they will kill me but what is different is my mindset. I know now that I can get through the workouts......may not be graceful...but I will finish!!!

YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND ELEPHANT.  YOU CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY OR SELL IT, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE ELEPHANT?

If I had an elephant it would be my pet elephant, instead of having a dog or cat. We would play in the yard and then I would ride him to the store or to pick my little one up from school and we would ride him home. 

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A PENGUIN WALKS INTO THE ROOM YOU'RE IN RIGHT NOW WEARING A SOMBRERO. WHAT DOES HE SAY AND WHY IS HE THERE? 

Penguin- what the heck kind of question is this lol?!!! I guess he would he would say "hola, here is a margarita". 

WHAT DO YOU WORK TOWARDS IN YOUR FREE TIME?

Mark and I are collaborating on a community wide health initiative for our community which I am super excited about!! Other than that I just want to be a good wife, mother and friend and pay it forward for all the blessings in my life.