Mary Guinan is August’s Innovator of the Month and we couldn’t be more happy this she is leading the honor at our new studio. Leading by example is one of the distinguishing qualities that makes Mary stand out as a client. She attacks each workout with strong determination and a tireless can-do attitude.
Mary, and her husband John, came to Innovative 1 year ago after one of their friends persuaded them to run a Spartan Race. That was was the start to a continuous transformation in Mary’s health, weight, confidence, and strength, just to name a few things in the short 1 year time frame. Mary and John train with Innovative trainer and Spartan Elite Racer - Robin Fontaine and their workouts focus on skills and techniques to complete obstacle course races. Robin is exceedingly proud of Mary and has watched her successfully complete some of the hardest obstacles on the course including the spear throw, monkey bars, rope climb, and multi-rig. On the course and off the course you can always see Mary leading the way. She jumps over the wall at the starting line with no hesitation, she passes much younger men at the daunting bucket carry, and is even a faster runner than her husband now!
Her passion for obstacle course racing has taken on a healthy desire to better herself and improve each and every day. Instead of shying away from a challenge or a difficult task Mary develops ways to improve, practice, and apply the skills, techniques, and knowledge she needs. For instance, Mary has gotten her own climbing rope, built her own spear throw, installed a pull up bar, and obtained grip training accessories. Even on vacation Mary always looks for ways to incorporate some training in to her time away. Sometimes its a 5 hr hike or on a recent trip to the beach she challenged her friends to jump in the freezing cold ocean and then run up a steep flight of stairs. Its hard to deny Mary is passionate and devoted to her health. As a result of all her hard work she has gained significant strength and built some dynamite muscles.
In addition to the personal training, Mary decided to incorporate nutritional coaching with Innovative coach Will Mackie in to her program. With some adjustments and a sharp focus on her diet Mary was able to achieve a 20lb weight loss, some serious body fat and her energy level is through the roof! Her significant success is not only noticed by her but by her co-workers and others around her.
Mary will receive a Free Personal Training Session and 1 Month Group Fitness Membership for her efforts!
Congratulations Mary!!! We are so proud of you!!!
Congratulations to everyone that finished our Fit For Summer Contest in 2017!!
Below Here is a list of the individual and team winners!
Individual Contest Winner
1st place - Cliff Gould
Cliff received the following
Overall Winning Team Award - Power Rangers
The results of last week's food donation challenge were astounding. Fit For Summer participants collected a total of 2567 food items to donate to our local food pantry. Shout out to Team Power Rangers for donating the most (1228 items!).
Team 007 won our Innovative Pride Challenge! Woohoo!
NAME WORKOUT CHALLENGE
The incredible effort all of our individuals and team members have put forth this past week is tremendous. Every single person in this contest should be proud of themselves.
For last week's challenge winners, check out our
Facebook page HERE, or check your email inbox.
On to Week 6!
Thank you to all of our amazing teams for submitting playlists for last week's challenge!
Posted below are all the playlists submitted, including the winning playlist created by
"Oh My Quad". Hopefully you'll enjoy some of the songs and use them for inspiration during your next work out!
Amazing job, FFS participants!
You are now half way through this contest! Keep going!
Shout out to Shawn and Jen McCann for collecting the most miles in week 3's challenge. Erik Swan and Morgan Neubieser completed the most box jumps.
Team 007 collected the most total box jumps (304! Wow!). Team Oh My Quad took over the most classes!
Don't stop now!
When the going gets tough...
As we tally up the winners of Week 3's challenges, we are still incredibly impressed by our clients' ability to push through and keep up with this contest! After this week, participants will be half-way through! Keep going!
Keep reading for Week 4's challenges...
All of the staff at Innovative is extremely impressed by our Fit For Summer participants hard-work and determination. Awesome job to Krissy Gras for her 26:33 3-mile time, and Brian Magnano for his 24:32 3-mile time! Both winners should stop into the studio ASAP to pick up their prizes.
Now! On to week 3...
Congratulations to everybody who completed our first week's challenges! Big shout out to our winning team, The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, for winning last week's team challenge (collecting the most activity hours - a whopping 96 hours!), and another shout out to our individual challenge winners. Holly Goodfellow completed 58 push-ups in one minute, and Brian Magnano completed 71! Incredible work, everybody! Keep pushing!
Here are this week's challenges...
What are Innovators working towards and achieving outside of the studio?
Find out here!