Member Spotlight: Mary Valente


Newport News Weight Loss Mary

We believe our members are the heartbeat of our great community and provide amazing inspiration to others overcoming their own challenges.

MEET MARY:

1. When and Why did you first start coming to Coastal Strength & Fitness?

I started coming to Coastal in January. I was athletic most of my life from swimming to softball. When graduated high school and got a full time job plus college I slowly stopped being active. Then add a baby into the mix and I was unhealthy and overweight. It started affecting me in more ways then I realized, I was reading a book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and habit seven talked about sharpening your own saw. I never put my self first, my focus was always my family and I made myself an afterthought. After reading the book and seeing Lauren Hill's transformation something finally clicked and I signed up for Coastal.

2. What fitness activities/sports were you doing before you joined Coastal?

I wasn't active at all. I was playing co-ed softball, but then after Sophia was born I wasn't really doing anything.

3. What results have you seen since you joined Coastal Strength & Fitness?

I have seen amazing results, I have lost over 35 pounds, but then Kristen and Ben have shown me its more then just losing weight. I feel strong and have way more energy. I also feel that I am more motivated to do things.

4. What do you like most about Coastal Strength & Fitness?

I love the coaches and the members. I was so nervous the night before I started, but came to my first class and everyone was so welcoming and encouraging. It's more like a family atmosphere.

5. What is your favorite Coastal training day of the week and why?

I love full body Friday, but smackdown is starting to grow on me

Lightning Round Questions:

1. What is your Spirit animal?

Unicorn.

2. If you were a Superhero, what would your super power be?

Teleporting.

3. What is your favorite treat meal?

Vinny's Pizza

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