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Editor’s note: Helpers seem to walk among us more now than ever before. Kathy Bonenberger tells us about her friend and trainer, Allison Hickey, who keeps people moving. Do you have someone’s story you’d like to share with us? Email us at email@example.com with either a suggestion and contact information for a “Helper” or write your own essay and send a few photographs.
I am not an athlete, but I do take care of myself by exercising and eating a healthy diet. To do this, I rely on CONSISTENCY and MOTIVATION … and the help of others!
So when my local gym closed its doors indefinitely due to the coronavirus, I was concerned, as were many of my workout buddies. You see, we have an awesome trainer who keeps us consistent and motivated. We met for daily morning workouts that challenged us, got us moving and ready for the day.
What were we to do now? Many of us have good intentions of working out, but without our trainer and daily workouts, and of course the camaraderie, we might not be as motivated or consistent. We might give in to our excuses.
But you know what they say… ”Look for the helpers.” Our helper is our wonderful trainer, Allison Hickey. As founder of The Movement, she has answered our call for help.
Daily, she goes LIVE with a free workout EVERYONE is invited to do with her. She also saves it so you can do it again or at a later time, if you missed the LIVE feed. The workouts are challenging and fun. With Allison’s extreme knowledge of and background in exercise physiology and physical therapy, she is full of help and ideas. The workouts are never the same, so you don’t get bored. She explains the moves and correct form and suggests ways to modify so everyone benefits. Allison is always encouraging. And the background music is great!
The fact that Allison is doing this on her own time, free of charge to anyone, shows her desire to help others during this stressful time. What better way to relieve some stress than a good workout! Her genuine concern is the health and welfare of others. She is always open to questions and concerns … she doesn’t stop until she gets you an answer or solution. She is motivating, she pushes you, and expects you to work to the best of your ability and then some. That’s Allison … wanting and helping you to be the best and healthiest version of yourself.
I miss being in the gym, being with my workout family and my trainer. But in times like these, we must all make adjustments to carry on. We rely on the help and kindness of others to get through this. I’m glad to have my helper, my trainer Allison, in my corner … and in her videos.
Thank you, Allison, for continuing to keep us consistent and motivated.
Do you have someone’s story you’d like to share with us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with either a suggestion and contact information for a “Helper” or write your own essay and send a few photographs.
• Kathy Bonenberger lives in Wheeling and is a pre-school teacher at St. Michael’s Parish School. An avid runner, she has been attending Allison’s The Movement for three years.