Fitness Contributors – UPCOMING FEATURE

I have some exciting news to share with you all … Fawn Gill, Pilates Instructor & Group Fitness Manager and Isaiah Freidooni, the General Manager from Steve Nash Fitness Club Lonsdale location in North Vancouver, BC will both be Contributors to our Lifestyle Ezine.

For those of you who don’t know, Steve Nash, founder of the chain of fitness clubs “… is a Canadian former professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. ” – Wikipedia

I am a member and Ambassador of Steve Nash and love my gym! I am a foodie and I quit smoking 2 1/2 years ago and as a result I have gained 15 lbs. Sticking to a fitness routine is sometimes challenging. But I have made a commitment to myself to make Fitness a part of my Lifestyle. It helps that I have made new friends in Fawn’s Pilates class who have become my gym buddies. They keep me accountable. On the days that we have class I bring my gym bag into my office with me in the morning so it is sitting on my extra chair that faces me. If sleepy Mayumi starts wanting to take a nap after work, I just think about Alison & Linda and I HAVE TO GO! Knowing that they will be there – helps keep me motivated.

I will keep you updated on my progress. So far I have lost 2 lbs and about an inch off my waist. This is about health, overall well-being, and not a numbers game for me. I do not wish to be a size 4, 2, or 0! I am currently a size 12 to 14 and I used to be an 8 to 10. I am sharing my sizes so that you get an idea of how much weight I gained.

I am only 5’4″ so a 5 lb weight gain shows as well as a 5 lb weight loss. I am the happiest I have ever been in my life and I am grateful. But I am thinking about my poor knees that hurt sometimes when I am going up or down stairs and I know that I am carrying too much weight for my small frame. I am a small boned person so I have small wrists, narrow ankles, and slim legs (thanks Mom & Dad … lol).

The area I need to work on is my belly. My upper abs have gotten flatter since joining Steve Nash and Fawn’s Pilates class but my lower abs have always been an issue – even when I was only 115 lbs and slim.

Sooo … as it says on our green wall in our Pilates & Yoga studio, “Together We are Stronger”! – WE GOT THIS! Let’s get our fitness ON! If you would like a FREE 7-DAY Day Pass to Steve Nash send me a message right on our site at: OR shoot me an email: AND when you go MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM MAYUMI SENT YOU. Isaiah will be sooo happy!

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