Jennie Geoffroy is one of literally hundreds of Ninjas at the MFF Clubhouse who have amazing stories to tell. She just completed her fourth (!) round of Snatched and took some time to share her journey. We hope she inspires you as much as she inspires us!
“Mark Fisher Fitness has changed my life and I have changed my life too.
In 2014, I walked into MFF for the first time. I was nervous and had never committed fully to a gym or routine when it came to fitness. I had done countless crash diets (half-assed them) over the years, but had heard about Snatched and signed up on a whim. The first round was fun and inspiring and I did see noticeable changes. I maintained some of what I had learned and carried it into my everyday life, but I wasn’t ready to fully make a big change.
After being on the road with a national tour, breaking my foot and gaining a ton of weight, I was feeling pretty low. I had recently gotten engaged and wanted to get back in shape for the wedding. I signed up for Snatched again and loved it. Doing it for a second time really helped me focus on nailing every aspect. I also was able to take what I had learned at the Clubhouse and apply it to Snatched.
I decided I was finally ready for Snatched II. I signed up and was lucky enough to be in a class with a lot of the genius people that work at MFF. So I immediately felt safe and an instant connection to my class. On the very last day of Snatched II, I woke up, got on the scale and was under 200 pounds for the time in 11 years. I shared this success with the class and that I had a realization that I was scared of losing weight. Up until this moment, it had felt like I was pulling a part of myself along. I had spent all of this time on the diving board but hadn’t quite committed fully to everything, I was afraid to take the plunge. But sharing out loud to my class lifted that fear. All of a sudden, I started to really see the progress I had made and jumped off the diving board head first.
I recently completed Snatched II again. I am thinner than I have been in at least a decade but, more importantly, I have fully committed to myself and my health. I have been breaking habits and patterns that I have had for a very long time. It didn’t happen overnight and no one could do it for me. I made major changes and got myself to where I am today, but there is no way I could have been this successful without the support system I have found at MFF.
The other weekend, I donated two huge bags of clothes that no longer fit. I have lost 40 pounds over the past nine months. In total I have lost 8.5 inches from my waist, 4.5 inches from my hips and have gained confidence, strength and have taken control of my health. I have finally jumped in headfirst and committed myself to seeing how healthy and fit I can become. I still have a long way to go as far as my goals, but I have come a very long way.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a long time and a lot of work. No one can do it for you, but having an entire army of Ninjas and sherpas sure as hell helps. And admitting your fears can be a huge release. Smiling and enjoying yourself and singing along while working out burns more calories 🙂 Thank you, MFF team, for showing up 1000% everyday. You have led me to the path of success and given me the tools to succeed.”