MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
Katie Sepulveda

 
 
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How did you find out about PH360 and how long have you been going to classes?

“I found out about PH360 from a friend when I was teaching for Clark County School District last year. She loved it and was always talking about boxing and other fun things. I was in a rut and had been injured pretty seriously and was looking to get back to the gym in a very structured way and I knew I needed help to do it. My friend said, "come to class with me."  I attended a Wednesday boxing session and joined immediately following the class. Since then, I have been going to class every day since July 2017. Today, I would not be where I am physically without Power Hour." 

 

What motivated you to get in and stay in shape?

“ I injured my neck and spine on the job at the end of 2016. It took me a year and a half of doing nothing except physical therapy and other painful things to recover. Before I was injured, I was an avid runner training for marathons. Running is my outlet and my passion! So at all costs, I wanted to get back to that level of fitness. It was a long and hard road and I didn't know if I could do it. Luckily, with hard work and focus, I am getting ready to run in the Los Angeles Marathon on March 18th. I don't think I would have made it back and been marathon­–ready without being a member of Power Hour!

I needed a place for help and coaching, and I found it at Power Hour. I'd been a member of other gyms and took classes, but no gym offered the same level of support and intensity as Power Hour. I also really missed being healthy while I was hurt and I was living off of a lot of emotion and not eating healthy. Power Hour helped me get back to a place where I was not only physically fit, but mentally healthy as well.  

 

What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?

“That’s a tough one!  I would have to say my legs. They’ve carried me through a lot, and I rely on them for everything. As a runner, my legs are my lifelines. If I can get out there and put on a pair of running shoes and just go, I am happy”.

 

What would be harder to give up, sugar or salt? Coffee or alcohol?

"I'm not a sugar person; I cut extra sugar out of my diet a long time ago. I would say that salt is my challenge. I don’t drink coffee, but I do dabble in my wine, so I’d have to say alcohol would be harder to give up.

 

What is something you've always wanted to do but have been too scared to try?

"Taking a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. I think it would be stunning and adventurous to see it from a completely different vantage point. But, I’m too scared to get in that small of an airplane!” 

 

If you could trade places with one person for a day who would it be and why?

“Honestly, thinking about what Power Hour has done for me, I would trade places with Reinier Geyser. What he has built, and done for the members and the overall Power Hour community, is amazing!  I know that my story is not mine alone and many people can connect to why we’re all there. I think that when you get to see people walk in every day and leave satisfied and happy, you've made an impact on their lives.  Because you get immediate feedback from the members and can see how thankful they are to see their vision, and yours come to life, is the ultimate success.”

 

What accomplishment are you proudest of?

Becoming a runner and running marathons, and transforming that part of my life.  A couple of years ago I’d been overweight and unhealthy. I’d always been an athlete and a swimmer in high school and college, but I lost sight of myself. But, when I got back to the core of who I was, running was something that spoke to me. So, being able to finish marathons and the drive to want to continue is important to me.”

 

What is your favorite PH360 workout?

“That’s a tough one. My favorite running workout is “The Green Mile.” It definitely emulates what mile 23 is like in a marathon. And, any of the suspension-training (TRX) workouts are really good for me. Early on, the TRX training was something that helped me reconnect with the stability of my body and recognize my strength.

 

What’s special about PH360?

"The environment and the way the trainers connect with the members. I feel acknowledged and I like that my goals are known by all of the trainers. It's a safe place to advocate your goals and I like that people rally for you and what you are going. People buy into the community feeling of that! The way the workouts are structured incorporates a feeling of community. Feeding off of the energy of everyone in the room to get through that hour helps you to be the best that you can be. And finally, the trainers care about you. They not only care about my fitness goals, they know and care about my life, my husband and even when my dog was sick. That makes them special."

 

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FINAL QUESTION:

WHAT POWERS YOU?

(Motivates, inspires, ignites passion, etc.)

"I have to say that my goals, my husband, and family motivate me. My family inspires me to keep going…my determination, goals and mindset, also keep me going as well. I tell my students that you're never too old to set a goal and accomplish it, and that inspires me.  

I want to be able to continue running marathons. My goal has always been to be like that crazy 90-year old that I see at marathons running and finishing ahead of me. And I think, if he or she can do it, so can I!