Lori Pelletier embodies the Fly Girl. The essence of the Fly Girl is to First Love You. Not to be self centered, indulgent or egotistical, but to be consistent in replenishing your own reserve to optimally serve yourself and others.
Lori works as a Behavior Support Worker for the Calgary Board of Education, she is also a mother, wife and friend to many. Her roles can be emotionally and physically draining. It is essential that she fills her own cup first if she is to have the energy and inspiration to benefit others.
Even though Lori runs, plays soccer and participates in kickboxing, she will tell you that she is not a natural athlete. She did not play sports as a youth and was afraid to try for fear that she would embarress herself and not be able to keep up.
I can tell you that she keeps up now. Trying new things isn’t easy, especially as an adult, you just have to do it and reap the benefits.
"I joined LoveYou Kickboxing on the sound advice of a friend (Arlene). She raved about the class and the wonderful instructor. I was doing a lot of cardio for fitness, but wanted to build and tone some muscles.
I love how I feel after the class! I have sweat dripping down my face, and my arms feel like jelly - it's fantastic! The next day I am a bit sore, which lets me know I am getting results. All the ladies in class are fun, supportive, and keep you motivated.
What I love about LoveYou Kickboxing is that I get the great workout, but Cheryl also teaches us proper technique. It's also not complicated......if that makes sense. I have gone to other classes where fitness instructors are more concerned with how many punches or pushups you did, or the moves were so complex, that I had no idea what I was doing, and would leave frustrated.
Love You Kickboxing has helped with my upper body strength. My arms are a little more toned and it's nice to see a little less jiggle. I feel the LoveYou Kickboxing workout also compliments my overall fitness along side my other sports, like soccer. I feel stronger.
My advice for women who feel like they are in a rut, is to commit yourself to 1 month of putting yourself out there. It is amazing how fast it becomes a habit you don't want to break. I look forward to my activities now, knowing how great it makes me feel. Not only does it benefit me physically, but mentally. I was that person years ago who would not leave the house and sat around all day. I admired people who were physically active but had no clue where to start. I put myself on a team, and it was brutal! I was so unfit and uncomfortable. After the first season, however, I was hooked. I felt better, looked better, and loved trying new things that would benefit my fitness.
My favorite moves are the round kick pyramids, and the jab cross (when my glove hits the pad and makes that amazing "smack" sound.....ahhhhhhhhhhh)."
Thank you Lori for loving you and doing what you do.
I can only love you most, when I love me best.