February Village Spotlight Article, 2016

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We are so excited to share the personal story about this months’ member! We love having her as part of our tribe and we hope you enjoy getting to know her a little bit more! Here is our February Member Spotlight!
This is our Diane at our “Little Black Dress” Party.
1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up here in sunny Southern California and am from Cypress, CA

2. How long have you been with Village Coach Fitness and why did you start?

I was invited to the first Little Black Dress challenge by my friend, Shawn Dredla in September, 2015. I was telling her I needed to do “something” to get back to a healthy lifestyle.  Shawn told me about Coach and her philosophy and I knew it was exactly what I needed.

3. What kinds of results have you achieved so far?

I have dropped 20 pounds,  significant inches off my waist & hips, completely eliminated my “excessive” fat and lost 5% body fat while increasing my lean muscle.  I was fitting into size 12 jeans prior to bootcamp.  Now I’m comfortable in size 8 and I even can wear some size 6 pants!!! Woot woot!

4. What is your favorite Village Coach Fitness Exercise?

Believe it or not, plank!  I hated it before because my core was so weak & it hurt my lower back at first. With time & practice, I’m feeling stronger and am beginning to enjoy this challenging exercise!
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5. What is your least favorite Village Coach Fitness Exercise?

I am working on getting strong enough to do a regular (man’s) push-up. I can do the modified version, however it is my goal this year to do 5 regular since I’ve never done 1!
6. Hobbies/Interests outside of boot camp?

I enjoy my bible study class, quiet time doing 2000 piece jigsaw puzzles, cooking for family & friends.  I especially love when my children (2 sons & daughter in law) come home to visit- I’m happiest when I’m feeding them.  I really enjoy walking my 90 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback early in the morning while listening to the birds sing their beautiful songs of worship to the Lord.

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7. Tell us an interesting or unusual fact about yourself.

Hmmm, I love to scuba dive in warm water- I went 130 feet deep into the black hole in Belize.  

8. What is your favorite music to listen to when working out?

Good question, I just love anything with a fast beat so I can pace myself.  

9. What is your dream vacation?

 Well, I’d love to have limitless funds to hire a private yacht to take me all around the Greek Isles. 

10. What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?

If you are on the fence, it means you are thinking about it. That’s the first step, believe in yourself and the incredible people at Village Coach Fitness to help you through the next steps.  Their care & concern, motivation, encouragement, and expertise, will give you everything you need to make your wellness journey successful.

We are the Transformation Village where you get real results and make good friends!


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Diane has put in the work and look at these fantastic results! Thank you for sharing with us and for allowing us to support you on your fitness journey, Diane!



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