It’s PR WEEK! What is a PR? And what does it mean at Delirium?
Wendy amazes us every day with her dedication to her wellness and fitness. She cycles, does strength circuits, and yoga. She won the “Participation Challenge” in September by showing up more than anyone, so this month we highlight her! After years of experience, why has…
Valerie Haeussler has been with Del since the beginning, when her small classes were in her basement. Two years ago, she was taking one class per week and couldn’t do a pushup. She attends classes five to six days a week now and embodies the spirit of Delirium! “She stands taller, has more energy, smiles more, is faster, stronger, and talks back more now” says Del!
WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN IN YOURSELF SINCE COMING TO DELIRIUM?
I am and will continue to be a work in progress, but I have seen a tremendous amount of positive changes in myself since starting at Delirium, both mentally and physically! I’m not sure where to start… there are so many things about me that are improved.
I could NOT run when I started (not even 60 seconds) but now I can get a mile done in under 10 minutes. That may not impress many, but to me it’s huge! When I started on this journey, I’m not sure I ever thought I could really do it, but with encouragement and determination, I’ve gotten stronger and stronger, one day at a time. I love how much stronger I am both mentally and physically. I have a lot more confidence in myself and my abilities and am impressed with the definition I’m starting to see in the mirror!
With a family history of diabetes and heart disease, my biggest goal is to stay healthy and active! It’s also great to not have the mental drag or “fog” in the afternoons like I used to before becoming regularly active! Being more physically fit also makes me more mentally fit and more successful at my full time job at U of M. Not to mention, I am a lot more patient and less stressed at home.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DELIRIUM?
I can’t pick one! My absolute favorite thing about Delirium are the people and energy – I’ve become good friends with many of the amazing women from Delirium. I truly love how motivating and inspiring everyone is towards each other.
I never thought I’d be able to get to a work out at 5 am, but knowing my friends are there and expecting me, it’s become one of my favorite parts of the day.
I am grateful for the terrific instructors! They all know how and when to push us to do our personal best. Proper form is always a priority with the instructors, too, so we don’t get hurt, and I really, really appreciate that! The instructors make Delirium standout!
I also love the flexibility of start-times and options now that there is also cycling and yoga!
I absolutely love the variety of exercises we do—all challenging and fun! Every day is something new and I look forward to every workout.
Thanks for being Delirious about fitness with us,Val!
This month, we’re putting the spotlight on dedicated members who have been with Delirium since the early (basement!) days! Read on to learn more!
Delirium Fitness is becoming YOUR one-stop local fitness studio!
They are 26 years apart and lead very different lives, but have both found their “Fitness Tribe” at Delirium and have gained new strength and healthy lifestyle habits. (we have members spanning from 17 years old to 78!)
Their dedication and hard work has landed them in the spotlight this month.
Delirium really is a special place, and they both can attest to it!
Meet Martha Bianchi!
I am 59 years old and a mother of three grown children. My husband Jim and I will be celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary this summer. I currently work as the Secretary at the Saline Middle School.
Before I started Delirium, I was overweight and tired all the time. My knees hurt constantly and it was hard to walk up and down stairs. I wanted to lose some weight and feel better.
I have been with Delirium for a little over a year. I love the variety that Delirium has – The workouts changed every day. Not a chance of getting bored.
I love the camaraderie I have found at Delirium. I started Delirium with one of my closest friends because I know I needed the support and encouragement she would give me – Eileen has done just that but I have also found a whole new group of women who inspire and encourage me every time I am there.
I feel so much better since I have been going to Delirium. I enjoy going to work out now and actually miss it if I don’t go. I have tons of more energy and I have started to see the weight begin to come off and have gone down a size in my clothes.
Because of Delirium I want to be more healthy in all parts of my life – I have been eating healthier and have cut down on my soda intake.
Cardio was my biggest challenge –I got winded very easily, but now I can now run on the treadmill!
I love Delirium – couldn’t have done it without all the great members but especially Del and Lynn (and of course Eileen)!
Meet Lisa Gillette!
I am 33. Old enough that I have to think about it now, lol. I’ve been married 5 years this year and have 3 year old named Lily and 7 month old Lucy. Lily and I volunteer at Glacier Hills and I volunteer at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. I love photography too!
My family is my biggest motivation to exercise. I want to be healthy for myself but be around for my husband and daughters as well. I want to be a good example for my girls! Fresh from having a baby I was eager to tone up once I got the green light.
I’ve been with Delirium since late December 2017 when I tried a class and signed up pretty much immediately.
I love that you’re never doing one thing for very long. So even if you feel like you’re going to die you know it’s not much longer. I love how it’s always different so I don’t get bored.
The FIRST time I went there all these ladies were cheering me on. It was amazing! Too often moms or women in general try to tear each other down but it’s always uplifting and positive there. Besides the groaning about the bike or woman-makers 😉
Since joining, I feel stronger and faster. It’s a slow process (that I know would be faster if I didn’t like chocolate so much) but I’m seeing muscle definition in my abs and upper body.. Two places I have always struggled with! I feel more confident and just happier in general. I was a hard place for a couple months after having Lucy and I feel like it’s just what I needed. I’m a stay at home Mom so I feel like this is something for me and I’m taking care of myself.
In general, if I don’t see or feel results I give up pretty quickly and get out of the good habits I just started for myself. I feel great and I’ve lost a couple inches and can’t imagine quitting now!
This place has exceeded my expectations. Not only have I been able to push myself to the limit without injury but I just feel so much better in every aspect of my life!
Michelle has changed her life. Three years ago, she started with Del as a compulsive Diet Coke drinker. She hadn’t worked out regularly ever in her life. She was 42.