Debbie

Debbie lost 25 lbs

This week I wanted to brag a little bit about Debbie.  When asked about the accomplishments she was most excited about Debbie had this to say:

“Mostly the strength and endurance that I’ve gained.  I’m able to do a lot of things I wasn’t able to do before. Also the people at Forge have helped me to become more comfortable and confident in my own skin instead of being so self critical.”

She glosses over her accomplishments very casually because she’s so focused on the goals yet to be met but that doesn’t make them any less significant.  Aside from seeing big increases in key movements like deadlift and squat, Debbie also worked her way up from only being able to jog a short distance to running her first 5k without stopping.  She even took part in a half marathon!  Finally, with hard work and laser like focus Debbie managed to lose 25 pounds of unwanted weight.  So proud of this lady and so excited to see her smash new goals.

April is all about Compassionate Hands

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This month Forge and it’s members are excited to raise awareness about Compassionate Hands in Yukon.  This organization was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to providing transportation services to the elderly and the disabled with regards to medical, nutrition, employment, social/recreational, shopping and limited personal needs.  If you’re interested in finding out more info you go here.  They also accept donations as small as $1 here.

Highlight: Justin

So proud of this guy!  It’s great to see all that hard work paying off.

Justin Sweaty

Since starting at Forge, Justin has lost 45 lbs. But that’s not all.

When asked about the accomplishment he’s most excited about Justin said “Adopting a healthy lifestyle with other like minded people and lowering my resting heart rate from the lower 90’s down to the mid 50’s.”

A full time job and the responsibilities of a family haven’t stopped him from crushing goal after goal. You see Justin didn’t just lose weight he built some amazing strength along the way. In his time here he has participated in his first 5k, increased his deadlift and bench press significantly and gone from barely doing 1 pullup to 9 (and he’s sooo close to that 10th one). If you ask me Justin has only scratched the surface of his potential and I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.