BECKY TRULY WANTS TO IMPART HER LOVE OF FITNESS TO EVERYONE WHO COMES IN HER DOOR.
Who is your trainer? And what makes her so special as a trainer?
Can you talk about the Babecave community? What makes it so unique?
IF I HAD TO PICK ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE BABECAVE IT WOULD BE CAMARADERIE.
Thoughts on HIIt, Power lifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, other:
I AM NOW STRIVING EVERY DAY TO BUILD MORE MUSCLE AND DEFINITION.
How did you use Magnum products during your shoot prep?
What are your thoughts about Magnum and which products do you use from them?
WARREN HAS SUCH A WAY ABOUT RELAXING AND CAPTURING THE REAL SPIRIT OF HIS SUBJECTS.
What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover-model?
MY NUMBER ONE INSPIRATION IS MY HUSBAND, MIKE; HE IS SO DRIVEN, HE HAS A WORK ETHIC LIKE NO OTHER AND HE DOES IT ALL FOR US, HIS FAMILY.
What was it like working with Warren from Healthy Vision Photography?
6 things people would not know about you:
Who inspires you?
I WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH CROHN’S DISEASE. I STARTED MEDICATION FOR BOTH. I JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS AND SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE WEIGHT STARTED COMING OFF.
My kids, but mostly my daughter. Everything I do, I hope she is watching and learning – I want her to have a healthy outlook on life and to be positive and happy with herself. I want her to want to be her best and to challenge herself.
I was always active growing up, I did competitive gymnastics, synchronized swimming and rep soccer up until I was 15 years old. For all those years I was very athletic, energetic, competitive and never gave a second thought to diet or my overall fitness health – I was just go go go and did whatever my instructors told me to do. I then quit everything midway through high school and really did not participate in any type of fitness or health regime for a few years. Slowly but surely, my metabolism and poor diet (I ate healthy but I ate everything) caught up with me and by the time I graduated from High School I was into plus size clothing. In my 20’s I yo-yo dieted and went to the local gym here and there – taking different classes such as step and kick boxing but nothing really stuck with me as enjoyable or helped me to lose much weight. I gained about 70 pounds with my first pregnancy at 28 years old and by the time I had my second son two years later I was up to 242 pounds and size 18. When my 2nd son was about one year old a family member came to visit from England and I had my picture taken with him – when I saw the picture once it was printed I was shocked to see myself. I did not realize how heavy I had become until that moment. I had been heavy all through my later high school and college years and I always just accepted it but this defining moment was here and I realized I had to change. I went to my family doctor first because even after having a baby and nursing I had not lost any pregnancy weight, in fact I weighed more. It was discovered then that I had no thyroid function at all as a result of the pregnancy hormones. I was also diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I started medication for both. I joined Weight Watchers and slowly but surely the weight started coming off. After 6 months and 50 pounds down, I joined Curves which was the only “gym” available in our small town at the time and I became hooked on the “fitness gig”. I went to Curves 6 days a week and lost another 50 pounds for a total of 100 pounds gone in 10 months. I quickly outgrew the Curves workout and started looking for something a little more challenging. A rec center had been built in our town and they offered bootcamps, TRX classes, step and KANGOO. I did them all and loved them. I was hooked on the fitness lifestyle. When my favorite instructor decided to move to Mexico two years ago I fell off the band wagon a bit because they took away the classes – I was only working out two hours a week and the weight started to come back on. This instructor kept telling me to check out Becky Overbeck as they had worked together years ago as Kangoo Instructors. In December of 2017, after months of saying I would go next month, I finally took the plunge. I don’t know why I took so long to go but I am so happy I finally did. 5 months later and I was down 30 pounds and 20 + inches and the strength and stamina gains I have made are unreal – I didn’t think I could get that back at my age – I was feeling so tired all of the time. Because of my autoimmune disorders, I switched to a vegetarian and then vegan diet four years ago and am now medication and symptom free. I feel better than I have felt in years and I have so much energy, I attribute it to the daily high energy workouts. It is a challenge with three kids that play sports and being self-employed with a busy company to make the time to work out but I am fortunate that I have been able to make it work. It means late nights and weekends to get caught up on work in the office, or coordinating hockey drop offs with workout schedules but I think if something is important enough to you, you make it work. Working out makes me healthy, happy and a better wife, mom and employee.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO TRY – YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN.
5 lessons you have learned:
Music and artist, you listen while training:
Favorite actors/ movies:
I WANT TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND ACTIVE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Advice you can give to children who want to start training?