Hi guys! Thanks for visiting Kipping it Real with Coach Meg! Guess what? It’s the most wonderful time of year because…
THE OPEN IS HERE! THE OPEN IS HERE! THE OPEN IS HEREEEEEEEEEE!
The bad news? You’re probably not going to the Community Fitness Games. Sorry to be Debbie Downer, however, the Open gives you a chance to assess your fitness after five challenging workouts. It gives you a solid blueprint of what areas need work! The Open is designed to test your limits, leave you exhausted, bring us all closer together, and should definitely leave you feeling accomplished. If it doesn’t you are being too hard on yourself!
The coaching staff and myself wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Open! There is always a bit of magic when it comes to the Open and with a community like this, it usually comes when you step back and watch the people surrounding you. That is what it is all about! You will see personal records being set, limits being stretched further than ever thought possible, a strong show of support for one another, and unbreakable bonds being formed.
Magic, I tell ya! Enjoy every second.
Canned Food Drive
The canned food drive is currently taking place and will go through Friday, October 25th! That is only 2 weeks from today.
We need all the help we can get! Please bring in any nonperishable items you can spare.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated as all donations will go to the Franciscan Kitchen here in Louisville.
Burgener Strength Weightlifting Seminar
The Burgener Strength Weightlifting Seminar will take place at Fern Creek Community Fitness on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th.
The Christmas Party is set for December 7th, 2019. Save that date!
Lastly, thank you all for making this community what it is… something so very special. Feel free to send me any great moments you capture of the Open!
Go do a random act of kindness and check back soon for another edition of Kipping it Real with Coach Meg!
Hi guys. Thanks for visiting Kipping it Real with Coach Meg! I’m glad you are here.
I’d love to call attention to Coach Trent today. Trent did a random act of kindness that left me almost speechless. He went above and beyond to make sure one of our members was taken care of and his true colors shined bright. We’ve got some amazing people inside the walls of Fern Creek Community Fitness. Trent didn’t want any attention for what was done so I will leave it at that.
Guess who had their first day back to the gym postpartum this week? That’s right Ellie Pardue, I’m talking about you girl! We see you! Not only did she come back with a vengeance, Ellie signed up to run the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon in April! Is there anything this mama cannot do?! If you find out, let me know.
canned food drive starts October 1st. All collected
goods will benefit The Franciscan Kitchen here in Louisville. The Franciscan
which was founded in 1980, is known for serving “homeless, hungry, and street
people.” They operate solely on donations and with generosity from volunteers.
It is estimated they serve about 420 hot lunches daily, Monday thru Friday. The
Louisville community has a great need for this facility and it would be a true
honor to help them in some small way.
October we will collect nonperishable items. The Franciscan Kitchen is looking
for things like –
3. Shelf-stable milk
4. Peanut butter and jelly
5. Canned fish
6. Healthy soups or stews
7. Pasta sauce and canned tomatoes
8. Granola bars
13. Rolled Oats
14. Unsweetened Applesauce
15. Nuts and seeds (unsalted)
16. Beef, Chicken, and Vegetable Broths and Stocks
17. Canola and Olive Oil
18. Salt and Pepper
19. Honey or Maple Syrup
If you are busy and would like a personal shopper, you can Venmo me and I would be more than happy to grab some of the items on the list and give you a receipt. You can also go directly to their website and give a monetary donation at https://franciscankitchen.org/financial-donations
I’d love to introduce the Franciscan Community to the Fern Creek Community Fitness Community!
The Franciscan Kitchen does a Christmas Giveaway of coats, hats, underwear, toiletries, and blankets to adults each year. They give clothing and toys to children. (This is something for us to think about as December approaches…)
of Christmas, our annual Christmas party has been set for December 7th.
Mark those calendars now! Can’t wait to celebrate with you all.
That’s it for today! Thanks again for taking time out of your day to catch up around here. Go do a random act of kindness and check back soon for another edition of Kipping it Real with Coach Meg.
If you know of someone who has done an act of kindness or that has been working their tail off that you feel should receive some recognition or encouragement, please let me know! I’d love to include them in a Bright Spot.
off the presses! It’s the first ever edition of Kipping it Real with Coach Meg! I’m so glad you are here today.
Here at Kipping it Real we will always start with a bit of happiness. You’ve stopped by on a GREAT day because there is an abundance of joy to go around!
First and foremost, a huge congratulations goes out to John and Erin Spyrka on their recent wedding in Florida. We are truly thrilled for you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness!
got Thomas Roundtree, who not only just celebrated a birthday, but casually
passed his Level One Certificate as well.
Aaron Davis completed the same Level One Course and also received his certificate. Congratulations to both of these gentlemen on a job well done!
It should be mentioned that several Level One Certificate Seminars have been held at the gym, which is an enormous honor, but let me be the first to tell you that the L1 exam is no cake walk! Leading up to the seminar weekend, these athletes are doing copious amounts of studying. During the L1 weekend, they are learning a plethora of information in a short period of time. My hats off to both of you gentlemen and all of our recent participants at FCCF. We are so proud of each and every one of you.
This past weekend we had a slew of athletes competing in Festivus! Shout out to Trent Miller, Erick and Laurie Lawson, Nicholas Triplett, Jamie Pyron, and Bryan Brown for their drive, heart, and representation.
Laurie brought home a 3rd place finish, as did Erick and Bryan! All of you put in such effort. It is inspiring to witness such dedication on a weekly basis.
Nutrition is vital in fitness. It gives you the fuel your body requires to do what you do each day. When you are on the go, as most of us are, finding quick and healthy options to fuel the body can prove challenging. That is why a big round of applause is warranted for all of the Fern Creek Community Fitness Nutrition Challenge participants. Over the past 8 weeks, several of our members have stepped outside of their comfort zones and worked towards a healthier lifestyle. Shout out to Olivia McGuire on her 1st place finish and Stephanie Green for coming in hot with 2nd place. Job well done ladies! Congratulations to Kevin Forcht for finishing in 1st place and Cliff Peters in 2nd place for our gentlemen. Impressive work guys!
Lastly for our Bright Spots, I’d like to mention several of our lady rock stars who attended The Gymnastics Course. FCCF Coaches Amanda, Lindsey, Tracy, and former coach Vee, all took time out of their busy schedules to gain additional knowledge that can be applied when coaching each and every day! It can be easy to forget that these women wear many hats and have a lot of responsibilities outside of the gym. The four of them are employed, some are wives, mothers, girlfriends, aunts, sisters, dog moms, caregivers, and all are the greatest friends (but the writer of this post may be slightly biased!) Thank you all for working hard and continuing to better yourselves.
Quick plug – Goal Setting Sessions are taking place now. Feel free to reach out to set up your session. You walk away with valuable information that helps you to personalize attainable goals. Don’t be intimidated or embarrassed or think you don’t have time. It takes 10 minutes or less. We are at your service!
Stay tuned for upcoming information on The Community Fitness Open starting October 10th, 2019. There will be longer open gym hours on Saturdays and Sundays to get your Open workout in and submitted.
That’s wraps up our inaugural voyage together. Normally I’ll share a Bright Spot or two and then dive in to a fitness related topic of sorts, but we had so much positivity to discuss, let’s leave it at that. Go do a random act of kindness and check back soon for another edition of Kipping it Real with Coach Meg.