Scott Kopplin is October’s member of the month. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be in class with Scott, you no doubt were entertained and/or motivated by him! He’s always good for making us laugh and having fun.
Scott is a member of our Spearfish location. Here’s a little about his journey with us:
“I have been going to Barefoot Fitness since 2011. I played organized football for ten years, and although I never sustained any major injuries, I am afraid that college football took its toll on me. I lifted weights all through college, and I continued to lift weights well after my college days were over. But just lifting weights is not a good strategy for controlling weight gain.
My wife is an avid runner, but I am not. I have used distance running, in the past, to maintain weight control, but once again, that strategy did not work for me. In 2011, when I started at Barefoot Fitness, I saw immediate results. The combination of weights and cardio was a good fit for me, and I soon became friends with the group that I work out with.
I have participated in fat loss contests, and even won one of them. But in the months that follow these contests, I always gain the weight back.
I am the prime example of the saying ‘You cannot out exercise your diet.’
This is the aspect of my life where Kelli has really helped me. She provided me with a nutrition analysis, and gave me advice about a healthier diet. Although I have not been the best student, Kelli has been persistent, and has given me the advice and support that has helped me lose thirty pounds. I know that this just a good start, and with Kelli’s help, my goal is another thirty pounds.