Our June Client of the Month is a woman who is always working on getting better. Kathleen Kelley is such an incredible example of someone who recognizes how the ebb and flow of life’s responsibilities can impact one’s ability to be consistent with health and fitness, but that doesn’t stop her from working on it every day!
As they say, the first step in getting better is to acknowledge the situation, and this is what inspires me about Kathleen. She quickly recognizes when she’s off course and the impact that this has on her ability to live her best life…and for Kathleen her best life is when she can be giving to others. Kathleen cares deeply for her family, and she’s a total giver. She takes care of everyone! Even the Wilcox Trainer Team! Katheen is an amazing baker and cook and she’s often bringing delicious, organic - whole food goodies from her kitchen to share with us. She’s one of the most generous and caring people that I know. And when we give, give, give it’s so easy to lose sight of what we need to do to take care of ourselves so that….we can keep giving.
Kathleen embraces the importance of taking care of herself, even though on some days she may give more to others than she gives to herself, which can tip things temporarily out of balance. When I spoke with Kathleen recently she reflected upon the reality that when she stays on track with her commitment to a healthy lifestyle she has more energy, she’s more positive, and she sleeps better. And of course, when we have more energy, feel more positive, and are fully rested we have so much more of ourselves to give.
Kathleen’s acknowledgement of how her healthy habits benefit her….and how straying off course leads to feeling like crap, sleepless nights, and lack of energy inspires her to get back on track ASAP. Sometimes it may feel like the gap between getting off track and getting back on track feels like a chasm, and that’s because time seems to slow down when we aren’t feeling our best. It can make us feel like we’re not getting back on track fast enough, but what is important is that we dig deep and find the reasons for getting back on track, and do it as soon as possible.
Kathleen consistently shows up to the gym, and with each visit she arrives with a big smile on her face ready to not only give herself that time to take care of herself but also with all of the generosity in her heart that she gives to the others who are in the session with her. Her positive energy is contagious. She works hard and has fun doing it. The more she sweats the more she smiles.
And boy are we glad she did! Every day Kathleen learns something new that will benefit how she feels and how she can live her life feeling her very best, and right alongside her we learn something from Kathleen that inspires us to be our very best too.
We just love working with Kathleen and we couldn’t be more happy to celebrate Kathleen as our client of the month.
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.