Heart to Heart with Karina
Karina began Heartcore 8 months after having a C-section. One year of hard work and dedication later, she's transformed herself: gaining strength, losing 50 pounds, recovering from a wrist injury, and most importantly, becoming a role model for her toddler.
I started working out at Heartcore a year ago. I had had a C-section 8 months earlier and was looking for something that wouldn’t aggravate the long healing process. After my first class with Adriana, I thought I was going to die. But the encouragement from the instructors and other students was enough to motivate me to keep coming.
I first started coming twice a week, but after a month or so I noticed the breaks between classes was too long for my body to keep from getting too sore. I went three times a week until the 16 in '16 Challenge in January (16 classes in 1 month) and decided to go for it, which meant four times a week. It took a while for my body to keep up with the pace but it has since adapted.
Chrissy would often mention how with practice the wrists would get stronger and be able to handle the long holds, and indeed they did. After having a surgery on my left wrist in March I was able to get back into exercising three weeks later, albeit with modifications. My wrist healed surprisingly fast, most likely due to the previous strength gains.
I’ve lost just over 50 pounds over the past year. And while I know that weight loss is 80% what you eat, there’s no way I would have kept any of it off without the consistent exercise. No other exercise will change your body faster. For the first time I have discernible calf muscles! I am a stay at home mom of a busy toddler and I don’t have a lot of time for myself, let alone exercise. The efficiency and effectiveness of the Megaformer keeps me coming back. I love that my body is getting stronger and that playing with my kid doesn’t tire me out anymore. My hope is that by taking care of myself and living an active life will encourage him to do the same as he grows older. Thanks Heartcore!
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