What would you give to keep up with your grandkids?
Meet Janis Radtke, Grandmother, CKO warrior and all around awesome person! Janis has been a consistent member at CKO for 1.5 years having started her fitness journey back in June 2013. She recently complete the fall 2014 challenge and not only made amazing results but has started to appreciate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
I can honestly say that Janis is a warrior. She mentioned that Bootcamps were the hardest part of the challenge, while that maybe true, it was the bootcamps where I saw her true character. I could tell she was struggling but she had this look on her face that said, “I would rather die, that quit”! Trust me there is no exaggeration in that statement, Janis, is definitely a fighter!
The Janis Radtke interview:
Besides being a CKO Superhero, what is your day job?
Sr. Exec. Assistant at Swedish Hospital Musculoskeletal Clinic – so I sit a lot, but work with some great people.
Do you have any hobbies?
Knitting, reading, gardening, baking, beading, and hiking
How did you first learn of CKO?
I happen to be shopping at Central Market and I noticed the CKO Kickboxing sign. I had done kickboxing in the past but never with a real heavy bag and let me tell you, the heavy bag really ups the overall intensity.
What are some of your fitness goals?
I would love to lose a few more pounds but most importantly I want to be a healthy role model for my family!
What is your favorite aspect of CKO?
The people!!! CKO is a very non-threatening, supportive atmosphere, not to mention the classes are a blast. However their are times during class I find myself cursing the instructor (lol) but at the end of the day I am always happy that I participated in class. I guess if it was easy everybody would do it, right?
What was the best part about the challenge?
My results! Also, I am proud that I stuck it out! I was afraid I’d give up on the eating and/or coming to classes, but I made the decision to finish what I started and I couldn’t be happier with my results over the last 10-weeks!
What was the hardest part about the challenge?
The bootcamps! They were hard but I refused to quit. I think pushing through those bootcamps has made me a better person.
What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?
My Grandchildren! Also I love the fact that I feel really strong and want to get even stronger. But I am not going to lie, losing weight and inches during the challenge really made me happy.
What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?
The diet! Unfortunately food will probably always be my biggest area of struggle! I like to bake and have a weakness for sweets but I have become much more aware of what I put into my body and because of this, I find myself making healthier choices every day! 🙂
What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential?
Keep doing what you are doing! The CKO community is simply amazing! Trust me, if you are on the fence about trying this gym, take it from me, it will be the best decision of your life!
Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other CKO team members might not know about you!
I am starting to embrace the healthy lifestyle! When I began my CKO journey I would take just two classes a week. Diet? What’s that 😉 ? Like I said, I started with 2 classes a week and that was hard enough, so the thought of changing my diet was just too much. However, after a few months of consistently taking 2-classes a week, I started to notice some changes. I noticed I had more energy, and my clothes were starting to become “looser”. This really motivate me! All of a sudden I started to believe that I was much more capable than I originally thought! Not only was I becoming more self-motivated, I started to become motivated by all the other members too! I started reading (this blog) about all the other member success stories and many of them, really hit home. Then I started to dig deeper into Garett’s health/fitness philosophy and it all just started to make since! So I started coming to more classes, in fact, I even asked to change my work hours so I could attend more classes! Then before I knew it I was in the habit of taking classes 4-5 days a week. I usually take the early morning classes so I want to give a big shout out to Erin because she took notice that I was coming to class more and that motivated me even more! So I want to thank everyone that has supported me on this journey because I have found my WHY? I want to be healthy and strong for my grandchildren! The idea of being that active grandmother that becomes an inspiration to her entire family makes me feel really, really, good!!!