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Transformations

GABRIELLE ALI

Gabrielle Ali Shares Her Story
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THE BABE CAVE IS SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE. EVERYONE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE ELSE AND UNDERSTANDS THE HARD WORK IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE GOALS.

Who is your trainer?

BECKY OVERBECK

What makes her so special as a trainer?
Her absolute dedication to everyone at the Babe Cave. She takes the time with everyone to make sure they reach their goals. She’s always smiling. Her attitude is infectious.

Can you talk about the Babecave community? What makes it so unique?
The Babe Cave is a place full of women, all different ages, body types and at different stages in their lives. But everyone is so encouraging and loving to one another.  When you see these women reach their goals, you can’t help but feel pride. The Babe Cave is such a special place. Everyone encourages everyone else and understands the hard work it takes to achieve goals.

Occupation details:
Stay at home mom

BECKY IS ALWAYS SMILING. HER ATTITUDE IS INFECTIOUS. ​
Relationship status:
Married 10 years

Fitness Goals:
Hoping to be strong, look defined. Hoping to develop my legs as I’ve been struggling with Patellar Tendonitis for 8 months.

Training Plan:
Continue to do strength classes on a daily basis. I have changed my leg routine with a few variations to rehab my knee.

Thoughts on HIIt, Power lifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, other:
Lifting has become a passion. Having a bad day? I lift. Kangoo was what drew me to The Babe Cave, but I’ve fallen in love with strength classes. Lifting weights instantly changes my mood. I always feel incredible! Because of the tendonitis in my right knee, I tend to gravitate to the Pump and Pyramid classes!

LIFTING WEIGHTS INSTANTLY CHANGES MY MOOD. I ALWAYS FEEL INCREDIBLE!

Nutritional & Supplements:
Daily supplements include Magnum Primer, Heat and After Burner. Magnum Quatro Protein Powder and Fixation for my joints.

How did you use Magnum products during your shoot prep?
I continued to take all my supplements daily and added Drip Dry before the shoot.

What are your thoughts about Magnum and which products do you use from them?
I find the Magnum supplements to be very high grade and effective. Easy to take. The protein powder is the best I’ve ever had. It mixes well and tastes great, even with water!

Special skills?
My special skill would be that I’m really good at packing and organizing things!

I FIND THE MAGNUM SUPPLEMENTS TO BE VERY HIGH GRADE AND EFFECTIVE.

What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
My parents mean the world to me. They adopted me when I was 16 years old. They took a chance on a teenager who just wanted a good life. They have taught me that everyone deserves a chance and kindness has no limits.

What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
Has such a good reputation among the fitness community. In all honesty, before I started at the Babe Cave, I had never read any fitness magazines. I felt like most of the people featured were not like me. But when Becky told us about the magazine, I realized most of the people featured weren’t that far off from the people I was now surrounded by! So honestly, I’ve never read another fitness mag!

What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover-model?
I’m not sure what that would mean to me. I feel like I’m better suited being featured next to all the other babes at the Cave!

WARREN MADE EVERYONE FEEL COMFORTABLE CONSIDERING NONE OF US HAVE EVER DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

If you could ask Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang one question what would that be?
What does reading about all these inspirational people stir in you?

What was it like working with Warren from Healthy Vision Photography?
It was a fun time for sure! Warren made everyone feel comfortable considering none of us have ever done something like this before.

5 things people would not know about you:
1) I spent a summer travel around Germany with the German Army.
2) I was a flight attendant.
3) I love Coronation Street.
4) I once evacuated an aircraft with 52 passengers.
5) My husband works in the US during the week, so I have been with the been raising the boys on my own during the week, while still making the gym every day!

AFTER I HAD KIDS, I STRUGGLED TO STAY FIT AND LOSE THE WEIGHT I HAD GAINED.

Who inspires you?
Women who get up every day and attack the day with all they have. Women who have kids, jobs, housework and everyday life. Women who tackle all the days work and still make time for the gym. Independent women who never make excuse and who know they are capable of anything.

Who do you wish to inspire?
Anyone who feels that it’s too late or who doesn’t have the time for themselves. Set the time aside, your mind and body will thank you!

Transformation story:
I had always been thin and generally fit growing up. After I had kids, I struggled to stay fit and lose the weight I had gained. I started at a gym and worked out, I began to run. But I never incorporated nutrition in my “fitness” journey. I was frustrated that the weight didn’t come off. In late 2016 we started a massive reno to our home. Not having a kitchen for 8 weeks sent me to every restaurant in Alliston. I walked into the Babe Cave in March of 2017 weighing 150lbs and 5’2. My first class was a Bootcamp class. I felt like I was going to die. I continued for the next two days. By day three, I could not walk. I doubted this whole idea of joining. The following Monday I went back and attended cases every morning. Eventually, I started going to night classes also. Eventually, I noticed a transformation in my arms, then my waist and legs. Having lost 35lbs and building muscles I didn’t know I had given me so much confidence!

HAVING LOST 35LBS AND BUILDING MUSCLES I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD GAVE ME SO MUCH CONDIFENCE!

Life goals:
To raise strong, independent Boys who appreciate all this life has to offer. I want to travel the world and learn everything there is to know about this planet!

5 lessons you have learned:
1) You are stronger than you think.
2)This is a beautiful life.
3) Doing little things for others, can mean the world to them.
4) Surround yourself with good, strong people who will love you when you aren’t always at your best.
5) Don’t complain when people don’t help you, do it yourself and see how incredible that feeling is!

Music and artist you listen while training:
I love nineties music, remixes of some classics, and some rap and R&B

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOD, STRONG PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE YOU WHEN YOU AREN’T ALWAYS AT YOUR BEST.

Favorite actors/ movies:
Moneyball

Favorite books and authors:
My favourite book is Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Loyalty, Perseverance, Humour, Being Humble, Someone who pushes you to be the best you can be.

Advice you can give to children who want to start training?
Always push yourself a wee bit more than you think. Find someone that stirs passion in your and own it!

Favorite Quotes:
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan

I am a content and talent manager of Status Fitness Magazine. If you are looking to share your story or get featured in Status, contact me.

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