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Fitness and motivation, Community / June 13, 2016

Mover Stories: Meet Sean


I had left the Marines and came to the city searching for work. I've always been interested in fitness and ended up as the Fitness Manager at gym.

I didn’t have many friends in the city since I was new and it can be a pretty lonely place when you don't know many people. 

One weekend I was to meet up with a friend from the Marines but was stood up. Kate, a receptionist and fitness instructor that also worked at the gym took pity on me and invited me to the movies on the Saturday night - just as friends. I guess that kind of broke the ice and we started training together, side by side on the treadmill for runs and intervals in our breaks and doing tough barbell complexes - you could say love blossomed on the gym floor!

Another movie outing and the rest as they say is history - 5 years later and we still train together as often as our busy schedules allow.

Training together is great for Kate and I for a number of reasons. it's great to be able to share the process of getting fit and staying healthy together - especially when it's something we enjoy so much. If one of us feels a bit lethargic often the other one will encourage, which helps keep us both going. 
We also think that training together strengthens our relationship and makes us a better team. It's quite similar to when I was in the Marines - you grow stronger by the experiences you endure, especially the challenging ones. The tough workouts we share in the gym often translates into helping us work through life's problems better as a couple.
Kate says: 
"I love training with Sean,  we have a good level of healthy competition and encouragement and Sean is always open to all types of training. We go swimming, climbing, skating, skateboarding, weights, circuits, yoga, Pilates, sprints on the treadmill and then runs out of the gym -  our training is never boring! I love the consistency of training with Sean - we know each other's goals and journey and can help keep each other stay focused."
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Written by Lisa

Coming from being a professional dancer, I transitioned into fitness because I couldn't stay still! In addition to partner management at MoveUSA, I teach fitness classes throughout NYC and spend my time eating, sleeping and breathing fitness! When not thinking about fitness, I'm taking a business course at FIT NYC. What keeps me motivated? Wanting to live the healthiest life possible and de-stress the natural way ;)

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