Denise has been chosen as Ambassador of the Month based on her motivational and inspirational posts, as well as her eagerness to spread the #MoveMoreFitness name and mission. Please join us in congratulating Denise Adams on being selected as our June Ambassador of the Month!
All About Me: I grew up in Anaheim California, not far from Disneyland. I used to watch the Disneyland fireworks from my bedroom window every night as a small girl. That being said, I am a Disney fanatic. I am the middle child of three, and yes I have the "middle child syndrome". In high school, I joined the flag and rifle team and became enamored with spinning rifle. From there I marched in drum corps, taught color guard and now I am currently a color guard judicator. I have been involved with color guard since 1978 (for those of you counting your fingers and toes, I am 51 years old). In my real life I am an AVP Asst. Office Manager at a bank. I've been with the same man for 25 years and married going on 16 years of that time. We have no children by choice. We adore cats so they are our fur- babies of choice. I currently live in Simi Valley California near the Ronald Reagan Library. I am completely honored to have been chosen as the "Ambassador of the Month"! Thank you Move More Fitness!
When did you start your fitness journey? I started my fitness journey approximately 4 years ago. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and still do to this day. I was tired all the time and had gained back all of the weight I had previously lost on a fad diet. I then decided I wanted to get a personal trainer. At this point, I worked with a personal trainer once a week and took personal Pilates. My trainer convinced me to take a spin class. I was the largest woman in the class and was very intimidated. I actually made it through the class and decided to keep it up. I was thrilled that I was able to complete these classes when a lot of the thin- ner women could not. I met my current trainer in spin class. She pushed me and helped me see that size does not matter and that I could do anything I put my mind too. My trainer Rochelle introduced me to "What's Beautiful" Under Armour community where I began to excel at the challenges. I also got involved in other Instagram challenges, where I began "winning" some of these challenges. After losing 80 lbs., I told my trainer I wanted to try and run. One day after a training session, I got on a treadmill and set the speed at 3.8 and ran an incredibly slow mile. Through the "What's Beautiful" community, I set a goal for myself for 2014 of running a race a month for a year. Since that time, I have completed fifteen 5ks, two 10ks, two 15ks and 3 half marathons. I completed my very first half marathon at the ripe ole age of 50! For 2015, I set goals for a duathlon and a triathlon. I am currently signed up for two duathlons and three triathlons.
What is your favorite Workout? I have several favorite workouts. I love Pilates, spin and swimming. One of my favorite exercises is Spiderman pushups. I am unable to a full pushup but I find these fun. Practice makes progress.
Fun(ny) facts about Denise: I am a silly person. I love to joke around and have fun. I love all things Disney. I feel every birthday should be celebrated and I am not ashamed to tell people my age. If you're not getting older then you are dead. I prefer to be getting older. Live life to its fullest is one of my personal mottos.