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What a Difference A Year Can Make

My Stronger Self Fitness Studio

We’ve had an amazing first year at My Stronger Self! Since opening our doors, we’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of fantastic women and men and feel so fortunate to be a part of all your health and fitness goals. We thought it would be fun to reflect on how far we’ve all come in this journey together.

For some of us, it started with the basement and free Saturday Boot Camp at St. Mary’s in Brighton. Here’s a couple of video highlights.


From there, we opened our doors at 1361 Old Us Highway 23 in Brighton and haven’t looked back. Offering personal training in a small group setting along with a variety of cardio classes. Rounding out our program with nutritional guidance and accountability. We’ve taken a lot of  ”weigh and measures” this past year and so many agree this is the perfect fitness program to get the kind of results they want but that will also last a lifetime. We have learned that a healthy lifestyle is something that cannot be fixed with a pill or crazy fad diets (you all know the ones we’re talking about!). It takes hard work and a commitment to not only eating right but also finding a balanced program that you can live with for the rest of your life becasue that’s what it takes!

Carrie – BEFORE

Carrie - AFTER



It wasn’t long before we were convinced by a certain someone to add our wildly fun “ZUMBA” class to the schedule. Many thanks to Bridjette Lavigne for helping us get our groove on every week! You’re the best!


Check out the My Stronger Self Zumba Ladies in ACTION shaking those hip skirts!


We thought it was time to kick it up another notch and in walks Ms. Motivation herself … Michelle Buggs. Need we say more? Just watch Michelle and all you die-hards in action during her killer 1.5 hour cardio blast!


We’ve always felt a strong commitment to our community and knew it was important to be able to give back. With that in mind, we created the Fit For Life Program – offering FREE training to 10 individuals for an entire year. We’re happy to report the program is going great, the ladies are putting in the hard work and seeing great results.

It’s been a phenomenal year! I’m so proud our little fitness studio and everyone that walks through that door day after day. We’ve been growing by leaps and bounds and none of this would be possible without each and every one of you. We are truly surrounded by an amazing group of people! We often hear not just how great our training and classes are but also how fun it is to come and workout with everyone. How encouraging you all are to each other. This is the difference maker …

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” - Oprah Winfrey.

Much gratitude for lifting us higher!

Yours in Health and Fitness,

Lori and the My Stronger Training Team

Lori Murphy, Owner



Don’t Get In Your Own Way

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Don’t Get In Your Own Way

It’s said the only thing that can stop you is yourself — an accurate assessment of what it takes to be successful. Life is unscripted, which means you’re guaranteed to face situations that are mentally and emotionally challenging.  These are what have been called pulse moments.  They represent who you are at your core and they can vary from big decisions to small lifestyle choices.  They are, quite simply, a test of your desire.

In these moments, whatever they may be, we all face the same basic choice: push on or go home.

A single decision to take it easy isn’t the problem. Missing this morning’s workout won’t turn you into a pile of mush. Adding dessert once in a while won’t destroy your diet and taking a day off now and then doesn’t represent a lack of ambition. But if you’re hitting a virtual snooze button every time a moment becomes difficult, you’re stopping yourself from achieving your goals.

Embrace pulse moments and even create them. If we’ve learned anything from the amazing success stories of our My Stronger Self Superstars, a person’s mindset is the secret to achieving health and fitness goals.

At some point, you have to become tired of using life as an excuse. Sure, it won’t be easy. Your heart rate might elevate, you’ll feel anxious, nervous or even frustrated. But these are the raw human emotions that will lead you to push a little harder. Focus a little more. And claw towards something you didn’t think was possible.

I just love this video … take a moment to watch and tell me this little boys excitement isn’t infectious. Somehow as we get older we lose the excitement over what seems like small accomplishments. But aren’t what we  interpret as a major accomplishment really just a series of smaller ones? Go out and create a “pulse moment”, get excited about the little things and grateful for all the things you have yet to accomplish!


Fitness Results that Last a Lifetime

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Fitness Results that Last a Lifetime

Kathy Gunter - BEFORE

Hi, my name is Kathy Gunter.  I joined My Stronger Self in September 2010.  There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t want to be there … Lori, Lisa and Michelle keep you motivated to come back.
I love Saturday “FREE Boot Camp” it kicks my butt, but I feel great when I am done! Strength training classes have made me so much stronger. I have toned my
arms and legs tremendously!  I’ve lost inches and gained muscle.
What do you have to lose, look at what you can gain! The gym is not only for great workouts, it’s a great place to meet new friends too …
Come Join Us!!!

Congratulations Kathy Gunter!

Kathy is our latest My Stronger Self Member of the Month.  She is one hard-working lady! She constantly pushes herself and others around her. Kathy just recently
participated in two different 5k Runs and took second place in one of them! WAY
TO GO KATHY! Way to get out of your comfort zone!  Thank you for always being a wonderful supporter of My Stronger Self and all our members.

Kathy Gunter - AFTER

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