by Lauren Arps


With a whopping total of 61 points, Michaela took the title of March Challenge Winner! Being such a loyal client to Centre Fitness, Michaela proves she is not only strong but determined. Check a this Q&A Session below to get to know one of the strongest members of our Centre Fitness Family!

CF: What physical improvements have you noticed since taking the Challenge?
Michaela: Since taking the March challenge I definitely noticed my arms and shoulders have some definition, my core is stronger and I have better posture.

CF:Was it hard to stay motivated to train as hard as you did? Michaela: It wasn’t hard to stay motivated, everyone at CF is so friendly and supportive that I looked forward to the work outs, especially if I knew a friend was taking the class too. Each instructor has a different style which keeps it interesting. On the days when I was low in energy David would always tell me to go eat and make a healthy suggestion.
CF:Did you always lead such a fit lifestyle?If so, what was the first step you took? If not, what inspired you to change?
Michaela: I’ve always been relatively active but the last few years I’ve had back and hip issues which made it hard to consistently work out. The motivation to do something about it came last summer when my 79 year old mother-in-law visited and I could only watch as she played beach volleyball with my kids. My first step was the Groupon for CF, and a commitment with a friend that we would motivate each other to do 2 classes a week for a month. It wasn’t long before I noticed that barre and pilates classes really helped and as I got stronger I felt more confident to try other classes and add in spin and tabata.

CF:Tell us a little about yourself? (where you are from, career, anything else you like)
Michaela: A company move brought my husband and I and our two children from England to South Pasadena in December 2010. I work for Google and am very lucky to work from home so I can fit my workouts into my schedule.