SwoleMates: Love and Lifting

We dedicate this Valentines Day to All of our 555 Fitness Couples whose love of fitness is just as strong as their love for each other.
May we introduce our #Swolemates Mr. and Mrs. Leach. They are inspirations to each other, and to us! Mr. Leach is a Fire Chief of Liberty Township in Ohio and his wife, Mrs. Leach is one of our 555 Fitness Advocates.
They both contacted us separately, not knowing the other one has done so, to share with us their personal story of health, wellness and fitness. Additionally, both had named each other as their main motivation to make a lifestyle change and become more physically fit. We applaud these two for being great examples of fitness in the fire service and with them continued success in their journey to get fit by training hard, and doing work.
We would like to share their stories to show you that you CAN make a change if you are stronger than your excuses! Remember, no matter how slow you go - you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Fire Chief Kent Leach
His Story:
I would like to thank you for your on going support and workouts for fire service. The app is a great tool for this. I started my quest to get into better shape around Thanksgiving with another firefighter from my department. Last night we had a structure fire. I'm a commanding officer and I do not get to do work on scene much any more. Last night we was short staffed and I took full advantage of being able to do some work. The workouts that u have provided has built my stamina and strength up to a point of where I was at in my 20's. I just want to thank you for your on going support toward this. I have challenged my station to work hard and train hard.
Thank you
Chief Kent Leach
Liberty Township Fire and Rescue
Wife Jennifer Leach
Her Story:
2012 I stepped on the scale and freaked out. I was 10 lbs shy of my full pregnancy weight. I had an obese mom and a lot family overweight or obese it wasn't looking good for me. This day 4yrs ago I stopped believing the lies that Satan and society were throwing at me...You'll always be big, most people gain the weight back so what's the use in trying, it's in your genes, etc. The list is extensive. I'm not the same person I was 4 years ago.
Hard work:dedication is my motto/mantra. All it took. I used no special drinks/diets. I ate and continue to eat REAL food and worked by butt off....literally! It doesn't take loads of money either! I used home dvds and never stepped foot in a gym until I had lost 60lbs.

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