Celebrating 5 years at Temple Fitness
TEMPLE FITNESS MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT!
Ginny Wilson Scoggin’s Journey:
I have been coming to temple fitness for 5 years. To tell you the truth I was scared to death when I started. I was definitely not an athlete or fitness junkie. I didn’t play any organized or team sports growing up so being active was nowhere on my radar. When I was in my mid-30’s my doctor told me my blood pressure was a little high but she thought I could avoid medication with a little exercise. At this time I was probably 30 lbs over weight. I started walking in my neighborhood. I felt like that took way to much of my time. So I decided If I just ran some of it I would get done quicker. My husband was already a runner so he helped me get started. I slowly increased the amount of time I ran and reduced the amount of time I walked. I signed up for a half marathon but thought I should run a 5K first. It was awful! I knew then that I would need a lot of training to even finish it. I trained for months (which I hated) and finished the race. That part I loved because there was food at the end. I was no speed demon but I definitely didn’t finish last. 6 months later we had finished 4 half marathons. I really felt like I had accomplished something and thought I was in decent shape. I had lost a whole 4 pounds!! I didn’t really like running but didn’t really know what else to do. We moved to Franklin and running was just not convenient anymore. The only place I had to run was inside on the treadmill or on the school track. We lived in an area where there were no sidewalks. It was torture. I signed up for my last half marathon in Birmingham. While I was training for this last race a friend at work was talking to me one day about a Groupon she had gotten for this gym. She said she really liked it because everyone was so nice and helpful. I asked her some questions that day and some more a few days later. I finally went to the website and called. I talked to Kelly and told her that I had been running but what I really wanted was to be stronger. My first class was with Marianne and 2 high school girls. Talk about being intimidated!! I felt like they spent the entire class waiting on me to finish. I decided then that I was not in as good of shape as I thought. My last half marathon was 5 days after that first class. I enjoyed that race because I knew it was the last one I would do. I knew from the beginning that it would not be my best time so I just enjoyed it. I even had a mimosa in the middle of the race. After that race I came back to Temple and never looked back. Since joining, I have met lots of new people and done things that I never dreamed I could do. All the trainers are great and make the classes fun. I like to see new people come in to Temple and how they transform themselves. My motto is to be at the gym everyday that I can because there will be a time when I won’t be able to do all these things. I still do not like running and I will complain every time we have to run around the building.
WE LOVE YOU GINNY!