MOVEr Spotlight: Cara Bush
Congratulations to MOVE member Cara Bush!
Tell us about yourself!
I am self-employed in graphic design and print production. A wonderful husband, Michael, and two great dogs, Beaux and Gretchen, keep me happy and busy at home. I have enjoyed participating in running events off and on since 2004, and spent several years working as a volunteer coach for beginning runners training for 10k, half and full marathon. I love travel, especially to naturally beautiful and remote locations that offer unusual activities.
What inspired you to become a MOVEr?
My husband had worked with Katy at another job back when MOVE was first starting up. For over a year he would bring up MOVE in conversations about fitness, and really encouraged me to give it a try. I was resistant only because of the 4 mile drive from our house. We finally signed up together, and I have been a MOVEr ever since.
What are your fitness &/or wellness goals?
I would really love to increase my overall strength and improve muscle tone and stamina. My goal is to always maintain a level of fitness that allows me to enjoy any activity I choose regardless of exertion level.
How has MOVE helped you reach these goals?
The MOVE system of three training cycles has been perfect for working towards my wellness goals. In the past I have maintained adequate fitness to participate in endurance sports, but did not cross-train and was sorely lacking in core and upper body strength. I now look forward to the seemingly endless variety of MOVEments as we cycle through strength, work capacity and stamina – with and without equipment, indoors and outdoors – I truly do not get bored, and never know what to expect next.
How do you stay motivated to be consistent with your MOVE workouts?
I just really like coming to the gym. I work from home, and often sit in front of a computer for hours at a time. MOVE workouts are a great way to break up my day, and I always feel better when I am done. Being self-employed, I choose to keep an un-regimented schedule, so I do not come to the gym on the same days or at the same times every week. I enjoy meeting and working out with people from a broad range of ages and levels of fitness.
What advice do you have for others to stay active and healthy, or who are not currently active?
When you are active and healthy you will feel better, be happier, and experience more. For me it is really as simple as finding an activity you believe you can enjoy, committing to stick with it, and then just showing up. Once you are there you have coaches and other participants to help MOVE you along.
What are you looking forward to next?
Yachting through the Mediterranean at the end of May.