"During the months of June and July, Channéll developed a training plan for me so that I could compete in my first bike race as a part of a team triathlon. The training program was customized to my busy rotating work schedule and home life, which includes my husband and my son Owen (10 months). The customized, but rigorous training prepared me to be stronger both mentally and physically, as well as faster on my bike. I had always been a recreational cyclist, but had never competed in a timed race. By the time that the race came around I felt confident and strong from the preparation that I did through very early morning workouts and biking sessions.
In late August, I competed in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon along with my friends Christine and Stefanie. We placed first in the team triathlon where Christine swam, I biked, and Stefanie ran. We were 8 minutes faster than the all-male and mixed teams that were competed in the triathlon! The Inspire Me Mommy's girls and coaches support made this goal a reality for me and I couldn't have done it without their encouragement."
-2016, Edan, Mother of 1
“After only 3 weeks of working out (for the first time ever), I finally got to zip up one of my favorite dresses I haven’t been able to wear in years!”
-2015, Nicole, Mother of 6
“My favorite Experience for this month is confidence. Yes, last week my daughter was out of town and I was going to have to come [to IMM] by myself with the grandbabies. I got up and had 100 excuses why I couldn’t come, but I realized they were just excuses so I came and worked out.
In the beginning I wasn’t sure I even wanted to start this. I`m almost 59 and not in shape. I have two fake knees and didn’t feel like I could do any of this. Guess what? I can and I love it!
Thank you ladies [Coaches Channéll & Lisa] for believing in each of us, but more importantly showing us how important it is to believe in ourselves.”
– 2015, Dori - Grandmother of 7
"Since training with Channéll at IMM, I have learned that It's not about how much weight I have lost, but what I have gained. I have gained the ability to overcome obstacles, stress, negative thought, depression, and anxiety. I have gained the ability to live a healthier lifestyle in my food choices and activity level. I have also gained the knowledge and understanding of why its so important to be healthy in our lives. Not just to fit a smaller size or lose some extra weight. But the importance of having a healthy balance of activity, motivation, diet, family, and friends.
When I started I was a hot mess. I was at 235 lbs, very depressed, new mom with 2 kids. I was talking very negatively to myself and felt very worthless. In a short year I have Overcome my depression, Lost 40 pounds, ran a 10K, figured out how to manage my life with two kids 1 yr apart, my marriage has flourished, my activity is way up. My house is clean, I'm staying in better contact with my friends and family. I am happy and motivated all the time. Stress no longer takes over when it comes around. Not to mention I fit into clothes I haven't fit into in ages. and my body is toned and strong. Needless to say training with Channéll has changed my life!!"
-2016 Kristina, Mom of 2 under 2
“I first started training with Channéll a little less than a year after having my first child. I was motivated to lose weight, tone up and start running regularly again after an almost 8 year hiatus. It felt good to be active again, and Channéll started introducing me to the world of strength training and core building. Just when I started getting into a routine, I found out I was pregnant again! I soon stopped coming to the gym and didn’t return until a year later....Then, just weeks after making this commitment and going to the gym regularly, I started seeing major changes. My energy level was way up throughout the day, I was toning and fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes. A big moment was trying on workout clothes in a store dressing room and actually liking how I was fitting in them rather than cringing at my post-baby flab.Looking back, the best overall health decision I ever made was deciding to work with a trainer, and I feel so lucky to have gotten to work with Channéll. Getting back into shape can be tough work, mentally and physically, and it’s made a world of difference to have the knowledge, support and motivation Channéll has given me.”
- 2013 Flora, Mom of 2