In 2015, after being a Rock Creek Sports Club Member for three years, Kourtney Thomas made some changes — she got a trainer, she got a new routine, and she lost a “whopping 95 pounds!” Now, today we’re celebrating all of Kourtney’s hard work by naming her our Rock Creek Sports Club Member of the Quarter!
Kourtney is definitely what we would call one our of regulars! Her typical workout schedule includes group classes like Zumba, Asa! African Dance, and BollyX four times a week; Boxing Fitness — a small group personal training class — on Sundays; 30 minutes of cardio with almost every workout, and personal training with Kolon Diallo, twice a week.
“Kolon is a great trainer and is simply an awesome person to work with,” Kourtney says. “Rain or shine, morning or evening, Kolon is always smiling and helpful, giving 100% to his clients. He keeps our sessions interesting and challenging, and he progressively tailors each workout to my skill level. Kolon is a great listener and always makes sure to check in with me to see how I’m progressing with my weight loss goals. I’m really grateful to have gotten the chance to work with and get to know him!”
During her sessions, Kourtney says they do everything from running, boxing, and strength training to resistance, training and cardio.
“Sometimes we’ll focus on legs and lower body, sometimes arms and upper body, sometimes core, and sometimes a whole body workout,” she adds. “It has definitely paid off!… In addition to the pounds and inches I’ve lost, my fitness level has improved markedly. I feel stronger, faster, and more nimble – all thanks to Kolon.”
Kolon also encouraged Kourtney to sign up for our Reach the Beach Challenge this summer, and no surprise, she did “reach the beach!”
“I think it was a fun and cute way to get members engaged,” Kourtney says. “It gave me a sense of personal accomplishment, and I would definitely do it again.”
It’s challenges like that Kourtney says she used to stay away from in the past, but this last year has helped her feel strong and empowered, and she’s “so glad to get my fitness level back to where it was when I was younger!”
Living close by, you can find Kourtney working out at Rock Creek Sports Club almost every day of the week.
“Everyone is really friendly and I’ve gotten to know some of the other members, instructors, and trainers, so I feel like I’m part of a community when I’m there,” Kourtney explains.
So make sure you give her a high five next time you see her in the gym!