Everyone has their own story and we love hearing the stories that come from people who commit to their health and fitness because it is just magic. When you commit to health and fitness everything gets better in your life.
Robin joined our KickStart Program in 2020... this her story, in her words...
"My name is Robin Sweeney - I am 58 years old .
My whole life I’ve been physically active and then in 2004 I was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor, which was underneath my scapula and spiral down into my rib cage.
I went through chemotherapy.
Surgery and radiation. They removed muscle and tendon and even a couple of ribs. My range of motion on my left side was completely gone. At that time. I wasn’t able to lift my arm any higher than my waist, and was told that in the future, I would be lucky if I could bring it up to my shoulder.
I moved back to Maine in 2018 and went to Planet Fitness, trying to figure out on my own the best exercises for me to lose weight and become more fit. I never tried to push the envelope as to gaining range of motion on my left side. I thought it was what it was.
I joined Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in 2020 after looking online for a kickboxing class. I found The KickStart Program and thought why not. I was 185 pounds and what I was doing on my own obviously was not working.
Over the last three years my life has changed 175%. I have tons of energy, I feel fit, I feel healthy, I feel grounded.
When I started, there was no way I could do a Burpee. I couldn’t do one push-up and I could not jump rope.
In 2022, I ran 5 -5 k’s, I did a Tough Mudder. I did the Muddy Mainer and I competed in the Spartan race.
I do group training I do stick training, and I also do personal training once a month with Katie. I can do “happily” do burpees, push-ups and jump rope. I love pushing myself and know that I will get positive feedback from the trainers and from the other clients.
Over the last six months, I have noticed increase range of motion in my left shoulder. Katie and Mike have worked with me to help facilitate this.
Not only has Wilcox Wellness & Fitness helped me to realize the person I am today but it also has helped me to realize that there is more out there for me to become.
If you are hesitant about joining or feel embarrassed because you can’t do something take a lesson from me.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is a training center but it’s also a family!
Everyday you have the opportunity to inspire someone. Don’t miss yours." - Robin Sweeney