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BAM Fitness Coaching
10650 N. Baehr Rd, Suite C
Mequon, WI 53092
My name is Barb Macy and I’m a mom, wife and fitness coach. I’d previously worked in the fitness industry for many years, but had “let myself go” after I had kids, quit working full-time, and made a couple of cross-country moves with our family. In August of 2009, I was overweight, out of shape and all of my clothes were too tight. I was embarrassed and didn’t like how I looked.
With help and encouragement from my husband, I followed his workout plan, joined Weight Watchers, and got myself in the best shape of my adult life. . . even better than when I worked full-time running a cardiac rehab/fitness center and teaching exercise classes five days a week!
I have a degree and have worked in the exercise field since 1987 when I first started teaching water & land aerobics while I was in college. . . over the years, I was a fitness & sports director for a YMCA, I supervised a hospital-based fitness center, taught group fitness classes, did some personal training, and helped train group fitness instructors. However, after our last family move, I’d gotten away from actively working (and working out) – which contributed to my weight gain.
Being a mom, wife, driver, errand runner, tutor, moving, etc. can take up a lot of time. I see a lot of women put everything and everyone at the top of their “to do” list. This happened to me. . . I had every excuse NOT to exercise. I was very inconsistent and had no true fitness routine. What I discovered was that I needed to make time for myself and get healthy. I changed my attitude and put my health and my body at the top of the list. Now, my workouts and eating right are a priority. I don’t want to send a message to my children that I don’t care about or take care of myself.
I got busy, changed the way I ate, worked hard and got rid of my body fat. I went from a tight size 16 jeans to a loose size 10. In tops, I used to wear a XL. . . now I wear Mediums. I’ve had to give away all of my old clothes and buy a whole new wardrobe, which was a huge reward in itself. This past summer, I was even able to wear a 2-piece bathing suit! I’m over 40 and in the best shape of my adult life. Now I want to help other women get the same results I’ve gotten.
I opened my own private fitness coaching facility in December 2010 in Mequon, WI with help from my husband. We cater to women and moms who are unhappy with their bodies and current fitness level. We focus on strength training and exercise sessions that burn calories and rev the metabolism. We will help you get results.
If you are interested in starting a strength training program or have questions about strength training for women, in general, my email address is email@example.com.