About Kate Wilde
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We love seeing our MOVERS kill it in and outside the gym. This month we are blown away by our very own Andra Liemandt & Jenny Mason as they have helped put together and incredible event for an incredible cause.
Their band, The Mrs., will be releasing their newest single, The Beast, on October 16th. The song emulates embracing your true self and sharing that with the rest of the world. We can’t wait to sing along!
The Mrs. will be hosting a release party that will be benefitting The Kindness Campaign, founded by Andra! See the details below to join them for the event and give back to our Austin community in rockstar style.
Keep inspiring Andra & Jenny! We are so proud of y’all!
MOVEr Spotlight – Patrick & Lindsay Hadlock
MOVErs since 2015
I grew up in Austin and Patrick is from Houston. We met at UT, then spent 10 years off doing various things before moving back to Austin in 2010 to be closer to family. We have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. Patrick travels a ton in his role at a consulting firm. I work part time for Noonday Collection, a business that sells artisan made jewelry to create dignified work in the developing world. Apart from that, we love spending time as a family either out at the lake or hiking around town.
What inspired you to become a MOVEr?
Lindsay: I got a postcard in the mail from MOVE at just the right time. The yoga studio I had been going to had just closed. Some people close to me were experiencing health issues that made me think about my own health & well being. My youngest had turned 4, so I was finally coming up for air after so many years of parenting little ones (no one in my house is in diapers!!). The big 4-0 was looming. I realized I had a workout place right in my neighborhood, and already had a good child care set-up…what was my excuse?? I made an appointment with Jarrod. I was terrified but I showed up anyway!
Patrick: He had been a long time runner and was starting to feel aches & pains. After hearing me rave about MOVE week after week, he decided to join too. I actually got one of my brothers to join recently as well, so now we are a whole little crew!
Lindsay: Honestly, my only goal is to keep showing up and doing the work – just focusing on those two things has led to results I couldn’t have imagined as being my goals prior to starting. I can do push-ups now! A fun long term goal for me at this point would be to do a strict pull-up…maybe some day!
How has MOVE helped you reach these goals and what advice do you have for others to stay active?
MOVE has literally been life changing for Patrick and I both. We have so much more energy, confidence and positivity that we take from MO VE into the rest of our lives. The coaches and MOVE community have created an environment that makes me want to show-up and stick with it. Beyond that, our kids see us prioritizing our health and well-being, and I hope that rubs off on them and how they care for themselves as adults. From participating in a nutrition challenge to reading about the importance of sleep on the blog, the benefits of MOVE keep cascading into more and more areas of our life. MOVE has opened the door to so much goodness for us both.
1. Tell us about yourself!
These days, I spend most of my time either parenting my little person or teaching literature and composition at a local private school. However, I originally trained as an operatic soprano, and I taught yoga and meditation for several years, so I guess you could say my interests are varied.
2. What inspired you to become a MOVEr?
About a year ago, I started struggling with injuries relating to hyper-mobility in my yoga practice. I went to see a specialist who suggested that I start strength training to support my flexibility. I found Move online and figured I’d check it out; it was only three minutes from my house.
3. What are your fitness &/or wellness goals?
I have an active three year-old, and I like being able to keep pace with her. I’m a single parent, so I can’t tap out on the playground. Or ever, really. This was hard in the beginning, but like so many of life’s curve balls, now I find it empowering. A blessing, even. I like being one of the only moms tearing it up in the dirt with my kid. Almost every time I’m out with June, somebody asks,”Where do you get your energy?”
Beyond that, I grew up in an environment that revolved around a very limited view of the feminine, and my bigness was discouraged in all senses. I want more for my daughter. One of my favorite things about MOVE is: nobody comments on what my body looks like; they comment on what it can do. That’s basically my philosophy when it comes to June, and I’m doing my best to model for her a woman who is powerfully engaged in the world, both physically and mentally, and true to who she is.
4. How has MOVE helped you reach these goals, and what advice do you have to stay active?
Without question, MOVE has helped me excavate my inner athlete. What a gift. I mean, I knew I was flexible, and I could knock out a few fancy yoga poses. But I had no idea how strong I was. Accessing that strength has helped so much to navigate the ups and downs of life. After going through a difficult couple of years, I feel like I’ve finally got my swagger back.
Also, between single parenting and spending most days with a bunch of hormonal teenagers, I lead a somewhat complicated life. I appreciate the simplicity of an environment where I just show up and do what I’m told. Where willingness is what matters. Where I can easily measure my progress. Where I consistently get high fives.
But mostly, MOVE helps me show up in my life. I feel strong and at home in my skin, and I’m much more likely to be out in the world, even when it scares me. I guess that would be my advice regarding staying active: just show up. Even when it’s hard. And if you struggle to do that for yourself, then find someone or something to be accountable to. For me, that’s MOVE. From the coaching staff to the community, MOVE is such good people. I feel absolutely blessed to be a member.
“If you want to be better, physically and mentally, you owe it to yourself to check out Move Austin Fitness. Forget what you know, think you know or fear about gyms. MOVE is different, in at least three ways.
First, MOVE’s methodology of integrating exercises into rotating cycles of strength, stamina and work capacity, with transition time in between, results in more effective and efficient workouts and, thus, greater fitness results in less time. In just three months of working out 3 to 4 times per week at MOVE, and without any supplements or consciously changing anything else in my routine, my results have far exceeded my expectations. This is a testament to just how well the MOVE program and approach to fitness really works for the average person.
Secondly, the coaches who teach the MOVE classes are knowledgeable and sincere people who have a passion for what they do and they truly care about furthering their members’ well-being. The coaches are patient and understanding. They do a great job of overviewing the workout, and then explaining and demonstrating the exercises. They know when to encourage, when to correct technique (for member safety and a better workout!), when to modify a member’s workout and when and how to push us to a higher level. The coaches give members a lot of individual attention because the classes are small. They are great at knowing and understanding each member’s specific abilities, limitations, strengths, weaknesses and health concerns. This allows the coaches to craft the optimum workout for each member and tailor it for them so as to yield maximum results. The coaches are respectful, professional, and passionate about their work. They have great senses of humor too, which makes it really FUN for the members.
Lastly, the members are super people, FUN to workout with and great to be around. The members encourage each other and the result is a good feeling of camaraderie. There is no judgment or competition going on between the members. There is also no reason for anyone to ever feel fearful or self-conscious, regardless of age or physical condition, at MOVE. We are all just regular folks with a collective attitude of working out together in a community to encourage each other to be the best we can be. We come to MOVE to compete with ourselves and to become better than we are now. I look forward to being at each MOVE class for the time I get to spend with the coaches and members just as much as the exercise, because I know we will have FUN laughing and training together.
As much as I’ve benefitted physically from just a few months at MOVE, the mental benefits of the MOVE program have been even greater for me. Stress levels have come down, I can think clearer, I sleep better and wake up refreshed with a lot more energy throughout the day. Outside of my Faith, I can sincerely say that nothing has done more for me in many, many years than being a part of the MOVE family.
When you find something good, you want to share it. This is why I say to you: If you want to be a better parent, spouse, sibling, worker, student or friend, and enjoy the benefits of a better quality of life, then check out MOVE. It is a safe, positive, happy and FUN place to be. All it takes from you is a pair of tennis shoes, a water bottle and 3 or 4 hours a week. MOVE will do the rest! MOVE works for this middle-aged regular guy, so I know it can work for anyone. Come see for yourself. You’ll be glad you did”