Meet Kelly Fenton, a remarkable member of the enduraLAB community, who shares her inspiring story of finding motivation, embracing challenges, and pushing forward with determination. In this candid Q&A, Kelly takes us on a journey from her pre-enduraLAB workout routine to her Tenacious K-inspired workout dreams. Get ready to be inspired by her unwavering commitment and her boundless spirit that continues to shine through every setback.
What brought you to enduraLAB and what did your workout routine look like before joining the LAB?
I was referred to enduraLAB by a friend who gushed and gushed about how motivating and understanding it is. I had been trying to make my own workout routine but was sporadic. I was mostly inspired by a book featuring a character’s redemption arc that involved her going through physical training and becoming a Valkyrie (A Court of Silver Flames, if anyone is interested).
What healthy changes have you made since joining the LAB and how have you grown?
I felt like I needed that sort of life change, and enduraLAB is helping me get there. But it has been a struggle: I’ve broken a rib doing sit-ups and found out I have osteoporosis; I had to have my gall bladder removed; I’ve tweaked my knee several times and spent days limping; and I’ve cried after many sessions sure I will never get the hang of this. But things are getting better, and I did attend every single day of Summer Shred, which feels like a feat. I can’t say *I* really see the changes, but my husband has nicknamed me “Tenacious K” due to my dogged insistence on going to the gym even while in pain, many people have commented that I look happier in general, and I can hold a plank longer than my 13-year-old daughter.
If we had a workout in honor of you, what would it be called and what would it consist of?
So, obviously the workout would be called the Tenacious K, would be done to music from anime shows, and would include some sort of sit-up, bicycling or rowing (because I will not run), and exercises that improve balance because I’m the clumsiest human I’ve encountered — I’ll leave the details to the enduraLAB experts.