Renegade Results

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Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?

I tried to get health insurance on my own after I changed jobs and I was denied because my height and weight measurements didn’t meet their requirements. After I won a 60 day package with Fitness Renegades by submitting my story, I though here is my chance to make a change, here is my chance to get “me” back.

Current Goal:

I want to be strong, and as I realize that may impede my weight loss, being strong will give me more confidence in myself than whatever number is on the scale. I want to be able to backsquat 300 lbs, and deadlift 265 lbs, and even one unassisted pull-up would be pretty sweet, too.

AmyPenokie
Transformation #2

Renegade Since: November 2013

Interests: Running, Fitness, Foodie, Traveling

Why did you join Fitness Renegades?:

Lose weight, improve running times, tone up, get healthier

Family Life:

I married my super supportive husband John in 2006, who I have known since High School. I have one son, Darrin, who is 16.

Current Goal:

Complete 4 Half Marathon in 37 days. First one is the Cheesehead Half in Hilbert, August 23. Final on is the Women Rock Half in Chicago with 2 other Renegade Runners, September 27th

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AmandaKirsten
Transformation #4

Renegade Since: June 2013

Interests: Football, college hoops, shopping, & shoes!

Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?

To gain control over my life

Family Life:

I’m married to my smoking hot husband Anthony and we have a pug puppy named Darla!

Current Goal:

I have so many, but the one I’ve been focused on the most is being able to back squat 200#

Darci Belschner

Transformation #6

Renegade Since: November 2013
Interests: Stock Car Racing, watching hockey, gardening, and relaxing in between!
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I had lost weight on my own but gained it back. I felt like I needed a change to stay motivated and keep moving toward my goal of being fit!
Family Life: I have a husband, Jeff, and 3 furry “children”: Sylvester, Felix and Leo
Current Goal: To complete my first 1/2 marathon on 9/27/14.
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Leah Knope

Transformation #7

Renegade Since: June 2013
Interests: Healthy cooking and baking, fitness, reading, traveling, golf, obviously Olympic Lifting!
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I visited June 2013, shortly after it opened up. I was looking for a gym where it focused on lifting and nutrition so I could bust through a weight loss plateau.
Family Life: I am currently single and I have no kids.
Current Goal: My current goal is continuing to decrease my body fat, compete in some races, like the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. I would like to compete in the Granite Games in 2015. I would like more muscle definition.
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Erin Kornely

Transformation #9

Renegade Since: September 2013
Interests: I am a social butterfly, I am up for hanging out with friends often, traveling and now hitting up the gym.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I wanted to loose weight and become active and become fit. I used to go to the gym wander around and find something to do…mostly sit on the treadmill not challenge myself and then leave…..that was just not working for me anymore.
Family Life: I am single. I have a sister and my parents…..who I would love to see join, but they just aren’t ready to take the leap.
Current Goal: Well it was to get under 200 pounds….and I would still like that but honestly I look back at where I came from when I first started…..dang I can do things I never thought possible.

Lisa Wanish

Transformation #22

Renegade Since: February 2014
Interests: I like playing with my dog, camping, hiking, reading, decorating my house, listening to music
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: Hitting the pre-menopausal years was taking its toll and I needed a change in fitness and attitude.
Family Life: I have been married for 23-1/2 years. I have two kids 23 and 20, daughter and son. My daughter has one more year left at UWBG and my son is a junior at UW-Platteville.
Current Goal:I want to get to 135 lbs. stay active, look kinda fit 😉 and make changes in the way I eat.
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Cora Zbieroski

Transformation #24

Renegade Since: March 2014
Interests: Volleyball, outdoors, & camping
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I joined Fitness Renegades because it was the only gym that I felt guilty not going back too. I have tried Curves, Planet Fitness and a personal trainer. I found that to be too repetative and boring. I wanted to lose weight but also tone and I knew this was the way to do it. I love the fact that you’re held accountable and the staff is willing to help you.
Family Life: I am married to Mick Zbieroski, my son Trevor Spice is 15 years old. I have a chocolate lab & black lab (Dakota & Mack)
Current Goal: My current goal is to lose 25lbs by June 2015 and to be able to do 20 pushups not on my knees.
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Kim Nackers

Transformation #58

Renegade Since: March 2014
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I had just had successful rotator cuff and knee surgery and wanted to make a change in my life
Current Goal: To live a healthier lifestyle, feel great again and have more energy
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Cheri Love

Cheri Love

Transformation #65

Renegade Since: July 2013
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I needed to stop thinking about my fitness goals starting tomorrow. Tomorrow was not working for me…I needed my fitness goal to start now! I made the call to Fitness Renegades, it was absolutely what I needed.
Family Life: I have been married for 19 years to my husband, Mark. Together we have two daughters, Michaela age 13 and Stephanie age 10. I work full-time as a Speech and Language Pathologist, with the past 16 years being in the Green Bay Area Public Schools. I am currently at my heaviest weight and vow never to see that number, or higher, ever again!
Current Goal: To attend 3 or more classes per week through october 30, 2014.

Sue Pasowicz

Transformation #82

Renegade Since: February 2014
Interests: Biking, gardening, travel, playing piano, knitting
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I needed to turn my health around
Family Life: My husband Paul supports my craziness. Together we have 3 children Samantha, Andrew, Daniel, and a daughter in law Stephanie, as well as a dog Rascal.
Current Goal: To be my high school weight with no belly fat
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Melissa Deprez

Transformation #103

Renegade Since: April 2014
Interests: I enjoy Fishing, family, swimming, reading.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I joined Fitness Renegades because I needed to find something different that worked. I needed something that I wanted to go do and the class times needed to work with my schedule.
Family Life: I have a wonderful man (Scott.) I have a 18 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. Hoping to get married next summer!!
Current Goal: My current goal is to see 150lbs on the scale!! To continue with a minimum of 3 times per week.

Chandra Fictum

Transformation #188

Renegade Since: October 2014
Interests: Family, Walking, Career, School
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I joined Fitness Renegades to finally get all of the weight off once and for all
Family Life: I am a mother of 3 and I work at Aurora (ABCM)
Current Goal:My goal is to lose 12 pounds in 6 weeks
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Jessica Wierer

Transformation #253

Renegade Since: December 2014
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I was definitely ready for a change. About 2 years ago I had decided that I was done being overweight and uncomfortable. I was tired of feeling like there were no clothes in my closet that I felt like I wanted to be seen in.
Current Goal: I want to lose 12 pounds by January 26, 2015, get up early to workout, finish what I started, get rid of my thunder thighs and tame my craving for carbs.

Kristen Kirsten

Transformation #280

Renegade Since: January 2015
Interests: Cooking, Racing & My Favorite: Family Time
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I joined to get in shape and lose weight
Family Life: I am getting married in September 2015!
Current Goal: I want to wear a bikini at my bachelorette party and honeymoon! 🙂
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Jenny Delcorps

Transformation #282

Renegade Since: January 2015
Interests: Spending time with my family – our favorite thing to do is to go camping in the warm months. Traveling and seeing new places is great, too!
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I want to finally actually do something to meet my fitness goals rather than just talk about it. Fitness Renegades, in my opinion, is what it’s going to take to do just that. I need direction and motivation and think that this is exactly where I need to be!
Family Life: I am very happily married to my best friend, Joey! I have two boys -Keegan 13 & Ashton 12. We also have a dog named Stewart and a cat named Izzy.
Current Goal: My current goal is to lower my body fat percentage by 6%. After that, I will reassess and see if I need to lose more.
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Cori Frisch

Transformation #291

Renegade Since: January 2015
Interests: Camping, family, motorcycle
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:To improve myself
Family Life: I am married with 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls
Current Goal: I want to lose 10 pounds, attend class 5 days a week, increase my leg strength to handle my cycle better and increase my overall health to better care for my family.
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Leah Dobry

Transformation #301

Renegade Since: March 2015
Interests: Family, crochet, movies, music, tennis, swimming, camping
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: To change my lifestyle.
Family Life: I’m currently single and have one son. His name is Vincent and he is seven. We have a four year old Bichon Frise named Rajo.
Current Goal: Lose fat, gain muscle, increase energy & lower my blood pressure.
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Teri Ozarowicz

Transformation #303

Renegade Since: February 2015
Interests: Running, hiking, yoga, reading and music
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: My husband injured himself and I took over his membership!
Family Life: I have been married for 20 fabulous years to Rob. We have a rock ‘n rollin’, skateboarding 6 year old son, Benmont and an adorable feisty & fierce 2 year old daughter Campbell
Current Goal: I want to be healthy physically, nutritionally and mentally. Setting a good example for my littles and being a leader is my top priority.
 

Marie Allard

Transformation #315

Renegade Since: March 2015
Interests: My passion in life is taking care of people I’ve always been a care giver..I love to travel and learn about different cultures.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I have came to a point in my life where it’s time to take this fitness journey.
Family Life: I have a beautiful daughter, her name is Amanda who I just adore. She recently was married last summer and has moved away to Kansas City, MO and I visit her frequently.
Current Goal: My goal is to be in shape and be proud of who I am.

Celena Bougie

Transformation #324

Renegade Since: March 2015
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: To get serious about transforming my life! Specifically eating right and losing weight.
Family Life: I am married to my wonderful husband, Justin. We have our pets which are the “kids” to us! Daphne and Bamboo are our Pomeranian’s and Lucy and Time Bomb are our cats.
Current Goal: A long term goal is to lose 40 pounds! Short term goal is to complete all the obstacles for the Warrior Dash in Aug 2015 and be more fit so I can stay active during a vacation to Alaska in Aug 2015.
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Krystabelle Monfils

Transformation #341

Renegade Since: March 2015
Interests: Arts and Crafts, specifically beading and glass work, hiking, camping, being anywhere North of Green Bay, fishing, archery, disc golf, Magic the Gathering, Roleplaying, Reading, playing with my three boys and going on road trips. Coffee and Wine included
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I joined Fitness Renegades after my cousin Bob Ver Haagh challenged me. Bet you can’t turned into yes I can! I’ll show you turned into this is flippin cool! God I hurt but I want to go again!
Family Life: I have a household of 7. Myself and my husband Bryan have been married going on 10 years. Our two dogs Elminster and Merlin (brothers) joined us a year previous to our marriage. We tried for 4 years to have children. Our first little one joined us on 5/7/09 Jonas Michael. 16 months later his twin brothers Elijah (Eli) and Leopold (Leo) joined us.The day we found out we were having twins Bryan asked why there wasn’t a bar located in the hospital. Twins do not run in either family so it was a big surprise. Now I am surrounded by a house full of testosterone. Running around like crazy!! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Current Goal: Goals, goals, goals…..First off I want to keep up or out do my kids energy!! I want to play for more than 15-30 minutes and be completely drained. Second I want to be a good example of what fit is and why it is fun and helps us in so many ways and in doing activities. Thirdly I just want to fit back into my size 10 clothes. I want to have my self esteem back. I want to remember the days that were young and fun and relive them with my family.

Nicole Middleton

Transformation #372

Renegade Since: May 2015
Interests: Working out, Life Church stuff, movies, traveling, BBQ, bonfires…Long walks on the beach? Lol
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I’m sick of being fat and feeling like that’s all people see. I feel…trapped in this body. Like the real me is stick somewhere in there dying to get out. Also, I want to meet like minded people. Everyone seemed so nice when I was there for my free week.
Family Life: I’m a single lady with no children. I was married but it was not a good marriage…obviously seeing as I’m single right?!
Current Goal: In general…lose weight, gain muscle. Specifically…get rid of my bat wings, be able to do a box jump, learn how to eat healthy meals that actually taste like something and maybe even taste good! Om nom nom
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Tod Maki

Transformation #384

Renegade Since: June 2015
Interests: Coaching Soccer, Yard Work
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: To get back into shape
Family Life: Married to Cassi and we have one daughter, Ann
Current Goal: Bring my weight down to 200 pounds to help my blood pressure and knees and then go from there
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Holli Combs

Transformation #415

Renegade Since: August 2015
Interests: volleyball, golf, watching or playing any sports, being outdoors, gardening, dogs, beaches, vacations
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I need to be pushed farther than I think I can go because I am my own worst critic and cynic and easily demotivate myself.
Family Life: I am engaged, to be married November of this year. I have no children myself but my soon to be husband Kevin has a wonderful 5 year old daughter Natalie!
Current Goal: My current goal is to lose at least 3% body fat and gain muscle! I want to be able to do pushups on my toes and tone my stomach.

Kristi Smeester

Transformation #422

Renegade Since: October 2015
Interests: Drawing, writing poetry, any form of art really… Art is a beautiful thing.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I need the knowledge to change my lifestyle…I needed to get “me” back.
Family Life: I have a daughter, Roiana. She is 6 years old and she is my world!
Current Goal: My main goal is to be a good role model, to set an example for my daughter.
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Kathleen Roix

Transformation #447

Renegade Since: November 2015
Interests: Spending time with my growth partners (my kids), Meditating, Cross Training High Endurance Levels, Triathlete Competitor, Reading, Investing in Mentors to expand my knowledge and personal development daily.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: Maintain intensity of workouts, community support system, diversity, healthier intake of nutrition based on fitness level.
Family Life: I’m a single parent to my son 18yrs old & daughter 7yrs old. I lead by example not only for my children, but my for parents and sibling.
Current Goal: To drop 4% body fat, complete the Cellcom 1/2 Marathon (2nd time), Door County 1/2 Ironman Tri-Relay (2nd time), Warrior Dash with my son (6th time), mentally strengthen my thoughts, questioning them when old self limiting beliefs show up. Not turn to food for comfort, but to remember food for Refueling!

Carrie VandenHouten

Transformation #456

Renegade Since: December 2015
Interests: Volleyball, jogging, fitness, reading, my kids
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I’ve started my health journey, but really need help with nutrition and a group that has like minded goals. I have plateaued and am looking for something to get me to that next level.
Family Life: I’m married to my husband Kelly for 10 years now and we have the beautiful kids. Brody 8, Macey 5, and Shea 20 months.
Current Goal: Better eating habits. Loose 10# by the end of February. Best my 10k time from last year.
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Tracy Goltz

Transformation #473

Renegade Since: January 2016
Interests: Camping, watching football, movies, scrapbooking, my family
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: Want to be healthier and need someone to hold me accountable
Family Life: Married to Chad for 16 years (together for 22 years), we have two children (boys) Zander 11 and Vann 8. We also have 2 Rottweilers – Sassy and Bear.
Current Goal: I want to live a healthier lifestyle and routine, lose weight, drink more water and learn about events etc.
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Norma Perez

Transformation #491

Renegade Since: February 2016
Interests: Love spending time with my family, having fun, the outdoors, love living life
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: A friend dragged me (happy she did!!!)
Family Life: Am married to my handsome husband Hipolito and we have 2 lovely kids Angela,7, she is the sweetest girl ever. Eduardo, 1, mama’s boy, he is a little trouble maker who has the most awesome smile and bigger than life personality
Current Goal: My goal is returning to my pre-pregnancy body and have lost of energy to spend with the kids, be able to do the monkey bars
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Ben Finer

Transformation #501

Renegade Since: March 2016
Interests: Playing around with my kids,Most sports, fishing, hunting, coaching.
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I joined Reneagdaes because I need help to become healthier. I’m at the point were 3X shirts don’t fit me, my joints are constantly hurting because I’m over weight, and I want more energy. I look in the mirror and I just think what happened. When I was in high school and college I was a powerlifting champion I played football, I was in tip top shape. Then I joined the military and was really in shape. I was medically discharged in 2008 from injuries sustained while active and I just let myself go. I gained 127 pounds since 2008. This is why I joined Fitness Renegades, I want to feel better, and not hurt anymore, I want to have more energy so I can be more active with my kids, and to just be healthy.
Family Life: My wife Renee and I are both members, I have two kids of my own Hanna who is 9 and Hayden who is 6, and I have a stepson named Jordy who is 3
Current Goal: My current goal is to be in a size XL by summer. My sister is getting married and I want to be able to fit into my suite. I would also like to be under 300lbs by July. The big number is 120 lbs. I want to get to my ideal healthy weight of 230-235.

Jake Reis

Transformation #504

Renegade Since: March 2016
Interests: Golfing and Going out for dinner with friends
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I had friends that just joined and saw a post on Facebook for a free trial. After I did not make it through the first workout, I realized this was tough and what I needed to get back in shape!
Family Life: My wife is Kerry and I have two sets of twins: Ally and Max are 12 and go to WDP middle school and Syd and Will are 7 and go to Hemlock Creek. I am a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Current Goal: I want to lose 15-20 lbs but more importantly lose inches on my waist. I want to strengthen my core and start working out 5 times a week.
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Betty Pajkos

Transformation #526

Renegade Since: May 2016
Interests: Excercise, decorating cupcakes
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:I’m tired of being the size I am and would like to lose inches as well as weight
Family Life: I am married for 22 years and have an 18 year old daughter and 16 year old son
Current Goal: lose inches and fit into a dress I own
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Kate Schabach

Transformation #527

Renegade Since: May 2016
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I knew that I wasn’t taking enough time for myself during the week. I needed a time each day for me. A time where I could push myself and get motivated to change up my lifestyle.
Family Life: I have moved back home with the parents. It is not the ideal situation, but there is no place like home. We are a family of 3 and love our four-legged fur babe to no end. She definitely stays true to her name, Shadow, and follows me around while I’m home. Being a close-knit family, we don’t always see eye to eye, but at the end of the day we are each others anchors and greatest support. I was thrilled when they welcomed me back home with open arms.
Current Goal: Currently, I wish to get back to my college weight by committing myself to the gym at least 3 times a week. In order to reach these goals, I also need to become more aware to what I’m eating and change it around so that I am eating healthier.

Andy Paasch

Transformation #556

Renegade Since: September 2016
Interests: Family, Sports, Education
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?:Tired of being an after thought on my Baseball team. I really only play, when absolutely needed. I would like to give it one shot again, this time in shape!
Family Life: Wife – Melissa 15 years! Boys – Thomas 11, Nic 9, Benny 3
Current Goal: My current goal is to be lighter than I have been in the past 5 years. Currently, I am around 260, and I would love to break 240. Honestly, 200 would be fantastic!
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De’Ette Radant

Transformation #561

Renegade Since: September 2016
Interests: Boating, kayaking, reading, gardening
Why Did You Join Fitness Renegades?: I have never been into physical fitness and maintained an “ok” weight. The last couple of years I have gained weight and an the heaviest I have ever been. I knew I needed to do something. I am not self-motivated and was not able to commit to doing this alone (at home or at the standard fitness center). After my tour and meeting so many friendly people, I knew this was the place for me!
Family Life: I have been married for 25 years. My husband Russ and I have two sons (21 and 23 years old).
Current Goal: Lose weight/inches. Find my waist again. Increase energy and stamina. Eat healthier-it’s hard for me because I am such a picky eater.