Kind. Inspirational. Motivational. Honest. Optimistic. Energetic. Respected. These are all words that come to mind for our August Client of the Month, Kim Horner.
Kim is the kind of person we all wonder how she does it all, selflessly too!
Many of us ask her, “how to…” questions all the time.
She just seems to have it all figured out.
She has consistently worked out two to three times a week with us for almost 5 years now! No, literally Kim is here almost every week.
She works full-time in pharmaceuticals for years. Is a devoted wife. Is a mother of 4. Travels for work. Travels across the country for family reunions and even her daughter’s volleyball tournaments, which are across the country too!
Besides working out with us during the week, she runs two to three times a week competing in numerous races and even the occasional half marathon.
Kim has been connected with all our new and past clients here, always extending her hand and kinds words to them.
Did we mention, EVERYONE loves her?
Here are some more words from her friends and exercise friends.
Diana Yi, friend and fellow WWFit exerciser,
“Kim is an excellent choice for client of the month!! She’s really a neat lady outside of Wright Way. She started a FUN running program at our elementary school and devoted countless hours to bringing awareness to disabilities at our schools. Kim Horner is one of the kindest, hard-working individuals at Wright Way. She’s always cheerful, positive and devoted to fitness and family. She is very down-to-earth and always has a smile on her face, even at 5:30 am! She’s constant and been with Wright Way for many years!”
Jennifer Ballogg, friend and fellow WWFit exerciser,
“Only a few???? Kim is an amazing mom…the type of friend you can rely on, confide in, and gain great advice. She is hardworking and dedicated to her fitness goals. She has an incredible personality and is hysterically funny…she can make me laugh even through the toughest of workouts. She is my idol, my crystal ball to parenting and someone I am blessed to know.”
Barb Arthur, long time friend and running mate,
“Oh wow! What can I say?! Kim is the most giving, selfless person I know. If I need advise, a favor, an ear…Kim is my girl. Not just me, many people I know (she does the same for). Some things people do not know about her are how much she can can get done in a day! Run 10 miles, make kids’ lunches, drop kids at school, a few conference calls for work, deliver food to elderly, give blood, all by 3pm. She never talks about all the things she does in the community. I could name many. She is an amazing mom, wife, daughter, friend.
So happy I have her in my life; love her.”
She is known by and as simply Yi.
Diana Yi does more for all Wright Way Fitness clients than almost everyone.
However, you would never know.
She texts people when they are down.
She attends, sometimes, a second WWFit class just because another friend wants to go to class and has not gone.
Diana drives people home from class if they need a ride.
She has even thrown parties at the gym for a few clients who battled cancer.
Not to mention put together a party for us prior to our second child, Emery being born.
Then there is her own fitness journey. Here is what Lisa Cookston said about it, “Diana is consistent, has worked through frustrations and found what works best for her and is a great accountability partner.”
Diana has been doing the best she has ever done right now. She attends 3-4 group classes a week along with 3-4 days of running with the Run Wright group.
Please watch this video below of what some of our WWFit family have to say about her-
It was the fourth of July, 2014. I can still remember meeting Dan and Kristin Bailey at Dr. Joe’s family bbq. We began chatting about where they were from, where I was from, and how we all know each other’s friends.
The night went on, we continue chatting about life, fitness and wellness ( my favorite topic). It happened to be Kristin and their two sons, Brandon and Justin, were actually looking for a place to train. I mentioned we would love to help them and to show up on Monday if they were serious!
Can you guess what happened next?
Kristin showed up! Eventually the rest of the family did as well. The Bailey family has attended countless open boot camps, hiked Catalina, stand up paddle boarded, bought virtually every piece of WWFit swag, referred many friends/family, and consistently attend classes every week; they are THE type of family we want at WWFit.
Besides their impact with the WWFit team they have touched and welcomed almost everyone in every class they attend (a kind quality all COM’s share).
Here are a few of their fit friends’ comments:
Hillary Biehl, co worker/friend/exercise pal-
“Supportive, friendly, committed, amazing peeps.”
George Garica, Dan’s GL GM GW partner/group class partner-
“I’m so lucky to be part of the fitness fam with Dan and Kris. They make fitness fun and I can always count on having a good laugh with them and our 6pm crew.”
Bailli Linton, fellow 6pm-er/fellow Bailey-
“Such supportive, fun, energy to be around. They constantly are cheering others on and encouraging everyone to do their best! They’ve made 6pm feel like a little family.”
Debbie Williams, friend/running partner-
“Great couple! Dedicated, motivating, determined, very reliable!”
Joe Harrigan aka Joe Bait, running partner/fellow 6pm-er-
“Definitely two very motivational people…always a blast to work out with them… things that define the Baileys are: discipline, drive, determination, positive energy, and caring.”
The Baileys are people who are POSITIVELY making our community better.
Are you always right? Probably not. Think about it…
A topic we had in a blog a few weeks ago was to “stop being offended,” because if you’re always right, that would be boring, and then nothing would ever be different, would it? Nothing would be unique. It all would be what you thought was right and what you thought you should do… that’s really, really, boring isn’t it?
There’s no adventure in that.
There’s no fun in that.
There’s no new experiences to learn about…
There’s no expectations that you thought somebody else could meet, and that you wanted to meet those expectations as well… or you’re watching someone else’s journey and now you, yourself, can do what they’re doing now.
Think about that…
You don’t always have to be right. It’s okay. It’s okay to listen to somebody else and follow their advice on what to do. Your way isn’t the only way and you don’t have to be right all the time.
When have you done something nice for somebody, just because, with no reward… Think about it…
In our previous post we talked about positivity and how it can cleanse and make things better. What if you were to do something positive with no reward? Have you ever been to Starbucks when the person ahead of you buys everybody’s coffee, how great of a feeling is that? Or when you go to the grocery store and somebody bags your groceries… or if you see your next door neighbor, do you ever stop and say, “Hey, how are you doing?” …Honestly when was the last time you stopped and talked to someone for a couple of minutes and showed interest because you were listening to hear instead of only listening to respond. Simple things like that. What does that do? Because there is no reward involved. It’s a positive action!
So when was the last time you did that? When was the last time you bought the persons’ behind you coffee? Or the last time you sent flowers to a good friend, your spouse or coworker just because you know they’re having a rough week… Or how about the last time you brought your parents or sibling(s) out to eat just because or maybe bought them a card to show gratitude and how much you care about them?
Sometimes, we get caught up in our own lives and we forget to engage with people around us… when it cost nothing to do so! Spread positive action by the way you treat others, reward or not.
Are you actually being positive? Think about it..
How often do you find yourself talking bad about something in your life? How often do you find yourself talking bad about someone in your life? How often do you watch the news and this presidential election? And all you see are these negative things. Negative… negative… negative… negative!
Have you ever thought about being positive? How it can cleanse you? How it can make you feel great… and how it has the incredible affect on everybody around you when you say good things and do good things?!
And hey, listen…how you react to things – that’s how you’re made up, and we can always change that…but why not try to change it in a way to always being positive? Do you feel better when things are good? I’m pretty sure most people do. I don’t think anyone feels great being negative all the time. So why not try to always be positive and surround yourself with positive things? Like, positive music, TV, books. Do something nice for yourself that makes you feel good or maybe even do something for someone else that makes them feel good.
DO – POSITIVE – THINGS.
Positivity can make things better; it can cleanse things. #ThinkAboutIt
Are you willing yourself to be better? To think better.. to feel better.. to treat people around you better.. to do better in your business.. to be better in any relationship you’re in, with your spouse, partner, or etc….?
Will yourself to do better. Sometimes you’ll hear people say, “Fake it until you make it.” I don’t really think you should fake something, I think really you should WILL yourself to do it!
Example: Getting up early to go to a job, whether you love it or hate it. If you’re on your way to your goals in the end, and you’re putting in the efforts every day, that’s willing yourself to do something.
Another example is keeping yourself physically and mentally fit. That’s a will. You will yourself to keep going, to think positive. To be a good human being, to treat everybody around you and yourself with love. In all this, you’re willing yourself to do better. Right?!
I’m pretty sure that’s the idea of it. It’s not about faking it or lying to yourself… it’s about willing yourself to do better. And treat yourself better and overall be better… Will yourself to be better! You just have to keep driving… and driving… and driving until you get yourself to where you’re wanting to go. #ThinkAboutIt
STOP GETTING OFFENDED! Think about it.. If somebody gives you their two cents or if someone has a disagreement with you, do you get offended?
Or in our case of fitness, someone tells you,
“You’ve got to lose weight..”
“You’ve got to get a little bit stronger..”
“You have to do something else..”
…do you get offended?
If yes, WHY? Why do you get offended? All someone is trying to do is tell you their opinion, or tell you if they agree or disagree… and why is that a problem? How do you plan to keep moving forward if you only continue doing what you think is right all of the time?
That’s not how it works.
You have to be open to learning new techniques because not every technique works for everyone… Unless, again, as we’ve mentioned in previous posts, you’re living on your own on the top of a mountain, completely self-sustaining, you’ve got to deal with other people, which means you have to consider everybody else’s opinion. And if you keep getting offended when people say things that you don’t like or people say things to you that you have a hard time listening to… GET OVER IT. STOP BEING OFFENDED.
It’s okay! If you’re having a hard time taking that… wow, good luck trying to be a human being all the time. #thinkaboutit
Do you love yourself? Think about it…
We’re trying to make people better… you’re trying to make the world around you better, but do you love yourself?
If you don’t love yourself, how can you love what you do?
How can you love the person next to you?
How can you love anybody else?
I don’t know… I don’t know. I mean, how can you spread love if you don’t know what it is to love yourself? Things go wrong. Things go right. You still have to love yourself; things happen.
If you love yourself first, then you can spread love and then you can learn and know what love is too. If you don’t, how do you do it? I don’t know…
Think about it… It’s the greatest lesson of all, isn’t it?!
It’s the one thing we all want.
It’s the one thing we can’t have enough of.
It’s the one thing we always can agree on.
Love. Start with yourself.
Please give our very own George Garcia aka DA MAN some love when you see him.
He is our October Client of the Month.
We have had the privilege of knowing George for almost 8 years outside the gym.
Then February came and we got the call from him. He said he would be there on a Tuesday afternoon and he has not left since.
He is the fittest he has ever been.
He is the leanest he has ever been.
He is also such a large part of the 6pm class. George is the one who makes EVERYONE laugh, encourages (aka yells) when people are slacking, and ALWAYS welcomes the friendly competition between other peeps.
He is ALWAYS at class as well even attending our open boot camps and open gyms. Whenever George may not be at class he let’s one of us know!
The gym is not the same without him and was not the same without him.
Thank you, George, for being a part of our Wright Way Fitness family!