Page 18 - May 2019 Featuring Brooklyn Tankard
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 I began my fitness career as I trained for my Physical Agility Test with the fire department, but never took it seriously, to me it was just part of the job. I knew from my training that I needed extra strength to accomplish the tasks of my career, so along with building muscle, it also helped with my weight loss from the birth of my second child. My love for fitness grew and I began contemplating training for a body building competition.
Unsure, I backed out several times before finally competing in my first show in November 2014. That was it, I was hooked after that and went on to compete in six more shows. My husband, in support of my competitions, began training with me and that birthed his own interest for the sport of fitness and body building as well. Between both our love for fitness and competing in these body building competitions, led to us contemplating going into business in 2016 and then eventually opening our own gym in January 2018. We currently have one of the most successful gyms in Atlanta called “The Loft Athletic Club.”
I teach a class each Saturday morning at 10:00a.m. called Glute Camp and it is one of the largest female-instructed classes in Atlanta.
With me retiring from the fire department in a few years, fitness will always be a part of my life and we will continue to expand and adapt to new innovations and continue helping changing lives.
      “Don’t let your current situation become your final destination.”
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