Cathy Wickwire

I’m training for…

I thought I was just training to be a fit middle aged lady, but it turned out that I was training for the Seattle Half Marathon Run last November. I ran it with my niece, Ana (pictured with me), and finished it in 2:22:00, which was in line with my times from 10+ previous races. I felt great even though I didn’t really train other than my weekly class with Kira and a daily run of one mile. For the record, Ana finished it in 01:53:35 because she’s a badass collegiate rower for Gonzaga.

What I do with Strive & Uplift is…

I am religious about taking Kira’s Pilates Mat Class every Thursday. I didn’t know how weak my core was until I starting taking this class. Every week, I realize how much stronger I am thanks to the class.

My favorite thing about training at Strive & Uplift is…

Hands down it’s the people, the coaches and other members, and the overwhelmingly positive attitude and universal acceptance that I find here.

I’d like to share with everyone that…

This is the first gym I have ever belonged to as I never thought I was a “gym” person. This place has proved me wrong!