Shannon Morgans says BcT helps her keep a positive attitude!
Shannon Morgans( Top row, 3rd from left) is 37 years old and is an optometrist and partner in Twenty Twenty Eyecare. She has been a part of Bootcamp Tulsa since July 2016.
Shannon has always loved to workout and always made health and fitness a priority. Growing up, exercise and health were always important to her family. She had always been a gym person and attended fitness classes, but as she got busier with her career and family, it was getting harder to make those classes. She then started running and has completed four half marathons. Running brought more injuries so she started doing home exercise programs to help gain strength. She adds, “It worked, but it’s not very fun working out by yourself!”
Shannon began getting bored with the at home programs when her husband who is a district chief with the Tulsa Fire Department suggested she try Bootcamp Tulsa. She joined in July 2016 and has not looked back. She explains, “I love the workouts, the coaches, the flexibility, and most of all the accountability. People notice when you don’t show up and that’s enough to get me out of bed in the morning! I ran my 5th half marathon in April at OKC, and I definitely felt stronger ran my best one. I can tell a difference in my muscle tone and when my nutrition is on point, I can tell a difference in my abs!!!! I am a healthy eater by nature (I have a BS in nutritional sciences) but BcT has helped me fine-tune my eating and become more aware of my weaknesses. Next up – I want to try strongwomen – just give me a couple more hours in the day.”
Shannon does have new goals including improving upper body strength and still improving on planning and preparing meals. She had to sit out the month of June for a calf injury and says, “Honestly when I came back in July it felt like coming home. I realized how much I missed the workouts, encouragement and camaraderie of BcT!”
The results, accountability and fun are what keep Shannon coming back. She sees increased muscle tone and better overall health and fitness since joining BcT. She shares, “BcT helps me keep a positive attitude. There are so many things that I should be grateful for and just grinding it out at each BcT helps me to see this.”
Shannon’s advice if you are considering BcT: “Just do it. You’ll be so happy you did. There really is a place for everyone. The encouragement you receive from other members and the coaches will help you reach your goals.”
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