This is Reba from Reba Fitness.
Fitness is my life’s work. I’m a personal trainer and a fitness instructor by profession.
Truthfully, working out and staying fit hasn’t always been my thing, and I’d like to share how and why that has changed over time.
Story of Reba Fitness
I ate a lot of junk food and struggled with my weight in the past. I want to lose 20 pounds by the time I turn 30. I’d be thrilled if I could shed 10 pounds.
I would put it back on and another 10 for years when it was all said and done. It was a TRUE battle. Despite my best efforts, it took me 45 years of slowly gaining a pound or two of weight to realize that my previous eating habits and exercise level would not get me anywhere.
From my early twenties to my mid-40s, I was on a yo-yo dieting roller coaster. My weight had fluctuated over the years, like many women’s. My heaviest weight was 173 pounds, which was a record for me.
At one point, I was taken to the emergency room. When I went to the emergency room, they informed me I’d suffered a heart attack. Even though it wasn’t a heart attack, it was an important wake-up call.
I had to make significant lifestyle adjustments to see my children grow up. I had always enjoyed the great outdoors, and because both of my children were in scouting, I tried to get back into physical activity to join them and my husband in the physical obstacles they faced.
As a result, I lost a significant amount of weight and became more active in the world around me. After a year of health and fitness pursuits, I shed more than 50 pounds and am now enjoying a better lifestyle.
I have made it my goal to obtain and maintain the most delicate possible health possible throughout my whole life.
While trekking in the Smoky Mountains a few years ago, I took this picture of myself.
My current position is the result of the following
As a result, it wasn’t an overnight or all-encompassing lifestyle shift. Increasing my physical activity and improving my diet was a gradual process that I went through.
To become in shape, you must first increase strength muscle fibers and burn fat. To have the physique you desire, you must instead have a CAN DO attitude, and then you need the correct tools.
Until I reached the weight I intended to maintain, I had to work on my strength and endurance to add muscle and reduce body fat. As a result, weight training sessions were cut down, and aerobic workouts were introduced.
You can stay in shape for the rest of your life if you do the appropriate activities, eat the right foods, and take regular rest days.
The photograph depicts me at the age of 40, after having two children, weighing more than 170 pounds, and living an unhealthy lifestyle. On my 52nd birthday in September of last year, I weighed 121 pounds.
For those who believe they are beyond their prime due to age or because they have become a mother, I am here to inform you that this is not the case.
It doesn’t matter how old you are when it comes to being physically fit. No matter how old or late you are, you may always try again. It’s never too late to try.
There is no such thing as chronological age. What matters isn’t how many times you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. What matters is your outlook on life and your decision to take the best care of yourself.
As long as you believe in yourself and have the will to change, everything is possible! “Where I am now is where my mind has placed me, and where I will be tomorrow is where my mind has placed me.
” In the words of John Maxwell: I’m in my 50s now, and I’m in the best shape of my life. Going from being overweight and trapped in my midlife spread to where I am today has been an incredible journey.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward living a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled life, I would love to help you. Welcome to the party!
I’m a mother of two amazing young guys who are the pinnacle of my professional and personal accomplishments.
My spouse has always been there for me, and my two sons have always believed in me, and for that, I am very thankful.
Hiking, riding, and jogging are some of my favorite outdoor activities.
Nature provides a sense of tranquility and perspective when life becomes too hectic for my liking. I’m reminded that the world is packed with possibilities, chances, and difficulties while time slows down. There is an opportunity to learn and grow in the great outdoors for every adventure.
We took a hiking and wine-tasting excursion in Maryland last year.
Our weekends were filled with new hiking trails and wineries to visit as we explored the state’s many vineyards. There were 60 wineries and hiking trails in Maryland that we saw over a year.
Traveling, expensive wine, spa treatments, and the glitzy, high-fashion lifestyle are some of my other favorite pastimes.
What girl doesn’t like being pampered, dressing up, and pretending to be a princess now and again.
I treasure my relationship with God and my family more than anything else.
They are the most important people in my life, and the fantastic times I’ve had with them have brought me the most pleasure and contentment.
As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, coworker, and everything else, I know how important it is to look after myself if I want to be my best. Take care of your health so you can be a role model and a gift to people who love and care about you at the same time.
Background of Reba Fitness
Nearly two decades have passed since I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management and began working in IT.
A focus on work-life balance was a significant part of my Master of Professional Studies degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), which I earned in 2015.
With the help of my eldest son and a Boy Scout troop, I cycled the whole C&O canal (184 miles) from Cumberland, MD, to Washington, DC, in 2007.
After that, I ran the Baltimore full marathon, followed by numerous more marathons and a 100-mile bike ride in Salisbury, Maryland’s Seagull Century. Since 2009, when I first began teaching group exercise as a cycling teacher, I have worked in the fitness business.
I have certifications from the American Council on Exercise and Mad Dogg Spinning for fitness professionals. I also teach AquaFit, RPM, CXworx, and Total Body Blast.
Reba Fitness Official website: https://www.rebafitness.org/
Reba Fitness mission
Calendar pages turn for every woman who wants to live a life of dignity, courage, and grace. My goal is to be the healthiest, happiest, and the most energetic woman I can be at every age and stage of life while encouraging other women to do the same.
As a fitness expert, my mission is to inspire and educate women on how to improve their health, self-esteem, and physical appearance by sharing what I’ve learned along the way in my quest for more energy, weight loss, and a tighter midsection.
My goal is to inspire women in their 50s to be fit and beautiful, and I do it by training both men and women of all ages myself. Age is simply a number to me, and every age and stage of life is an excellent time to become active.
I’ll leave you with a bit of trivia. Two years ago, I established a new tradition on my birthday: doing something outrageous. After my 53rd birthday, I made my first ever skydive.
My spouse was much more terrified than I was, and New Hampshire’s inaugural Tough Mudder obstacle course at 54 was exhilarating for me. Currently, I’m preparing for my upcoming birthday celebration feat, and I’m scared shitless even thinking about it now.
In her 50s, Reba looks and feels like a million bucks.
Weight loss, muscle gain, and a boosted metabolism are just a few of the benefits of individualized diet and exercise plans.