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Valerie Zollinger: Incredible Woman & Friend!


Valerie Zollinger: Incredible Woman & Friend!

When Val commits to something in her mind, nothing can get in her way.  

I remember she told me before our New Years Challenge Started “Alicia- I am WINNING this challenge!”
4 weeks later, she blew it out of the water.

Here’s her journey in her own words…

“5 ½ years ago I was looking for a fun way to become the healthiest version of myself.

I was overweight and working in healthcare and my eyes had been opened to the importance taking good care of myself.

I was determined to do everything in my power to stay out of a hospital bed!! I went to a free bootcamp class and I was hooked!

During the time that I have been a member of Forte Fitness, I’ve experienced many life changes and events.

I’ve changed jobs several times, I’ve moved twice, I got married, I started my own business, I completed 4 half marathons, and ran in countless 5k’s (including a mud run that I was talked into by Alicia and for those of you who know me, you know that this is extremely out of my comfort zone)!

A couple of years into my journey as a member, I experienced a major life change- a horrific tragedy in my family that left me essentially paralyzed for 3 months.

This is when it became evident that my membership to Forte Fitness meant that I was part of something much greater than a fitness accountability group.

My Forte Fitness family picked me up during the darkest time of my life. They came to my home, they cared for my family, and they loved me so much that they wouldn’t let me give up!

They offered to take me to classes when I was ready to come back. They walked beside me, pushing me, and encouraging me along the way.

I am forever grateful to my friends, Alicia, Adrienne, and all of the trainers (past and present) and to all of the members who have been there for me.

Sure, I can talk about all of the weight that I’ve lost, the inches that have come off and how my lab work is within normal limits for the first time in my life, but that is only a part of the picture.

I feel better then I ever have, I can do whatever I set out to do, I have learned so much about healthy living, I have confidence and determination that I never had before, and I’ve gained the most amazing friends!!

If you’re thinking about making changes in your life to become the best version of yourself, I’m telling you… do not wait another day!!

Every day is a gift and a new opportunity to go after your dreams!

You do not want to miss out on how incredible it feels to be the best, healthiest version of you, and to be a part of the Forte Fitness Family!”

We’re incredibly grateful to have Val as a member of Forte Fitness.  She’s become family, and we all look forward to her big smiles and open arms every day!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy day!

Alicia & The Forte Team


P.S.  If you’re ready to make a real change in your life and join a group of incredible people, schedule a Success Session with Alicia!  There’s no charge, but it can change your life!