If you're following us on Instagram you might've noticed how much we love our clients! Each and everyone of them are so different and so interesting that we decided to get to know or clients a bit better and show them some love!
So today we're introducing interview series where you'll meet the amazing people of Victorem community. Have a read and make sure to follow us on Instagram where we daily share workout inspiration and tips!
Interview with Tara
Tell us a little bit about yourself (name, age, where do you workout, job, family, interests etc..)
Tara Wellen, 29. I workout at Club fitness in Collinsville, IL
I’m a single mom, trying to do it all. 1 full-time job, a part-time job and full-time mommy to a 3 year old. People ask what I do for fun when I don’t have Brody, my son, then I’m at the gym! I workout 5-7 days a week.
When and why did you started working out?
I started working out 3-5 times a week at age 24 for my wedding. Really enjoyed boxing and running. When I got divorced at 25 and the gym became my outlet where I could let go of my stress and anxiety. I kicked it up a notch and began lifting heavy. I worked out throughout my pregnancy and had a healthy baby. Breastfed for a year and worked out throughout that journey as well. Had a rocking time in my life, spring 2017 and the gym was there for me. Lifting and HIIT workouts are my outlet.
How did you first hear about Victorem?
I saw the bands on Amazon and read the reviews.
Did you used resistance bands previously in your workouts? If yes, how was it?
Yes, but they were rubber and rolled and wouldn’t stay put.
What was your first workout with Victorem bands?
I used them for my weighted bridges and RDLs.
What’s your favorite exercise using the bands?
Weighted bridges, side steps, and RDLs are a must with my bands.
What changes did you noticed when you started using resistance bands (physically, mentally etc..)
My hip mobility when I use my bands for my side steps before I back squats increase tremendously.
What motivates you?
I get motivated by the videos from Instagram and anytime I see a new fun workout that I haven’t tried.
What would you say for someone just starting out using resistance bands?
I actually let my friend borrow one and I came up with a workout for her. She said she wants a booty like mine, so I said here ya go, this will get you there.
Fun fact about you that you haven’t told anyone
I used to teach a dance fitness class before I had my son.