My name is Heidi and my home studio is in Lakeland, FL. My best friend convinced me to try Orangetheory Fitness in January of 2016. From my first class, I was instantly hooked. I needed the push and the encouragement that I felt from the coach. By my third class, most of the trainers knew my name and started to know my story. I burn for mental clarity.
In 2013, I suffered an ectopic pregnancy and the unexpected loss of my brother three weeks apart. Less than a year later, my now ex-husband decided I was "too sad" for him and left me for someone else. I can honestly tell you I just existed until I joined OTF. I am a mother of two amazing boys and joining OTF brought their mother back to them.
I have only lost a few pounds, but know I've replaced a lot of fat with muscle. I've gone from a size 12-14, to a size 8. Seeing my "baby biceps" and dropping clothing sizes is just an added bonus. I know I have a long way to go to keep changing my body, but this is just the beginning.