Stepping in the gym at Top Level Fitness, inspiration surrounds you everywhere you look. Our members are our biggest source of inspiration and they have some amazing stories to share. For that reason, we will be featuring a different member biweekly on our blog. This week is all about Teri Peot. When you see her in the gym, make sure you say hello!
GETTING TO KNOW TERI PEOT
Teri Peot is one of the many amazing members of Top Level Fitness. She is one of our early birds; you’ll see her regularly kicking butt at 5:30 am. She has been a member of TLF for about 2.5 years and has remained one of our most positive and dedicated members. She is currently participating in our 6 week body transformation challenge and is a part of the 5:30am team. We have no doubt she will rock it!
1. How long have you been a member of Top Level Fitness?
I’ve been a member for about 2 ½ years.
2. What do you do as a profession outside of Top Level Fitness?
I am a Pre-K teacher in West Aurora School District 129.
3. Tell us about your sports/fitness background.
I swam competitively through my college years so sports and fitness have always been a part of my life. After college I took up a little bit of running, competed in some triathlons, and swam on a Masters Swim Team for a few years before finding TLF.
4. What is your favorite/least favorite exercise?
I’m not sure I have a favorite or least favorite exercise. Even though they can be very challenging, I know that all of the exercises are good for me. If I had to choose I guess my favorite exercises are the ones that target my problem areas. And my least favorites are the ones I am not very good at, like pull-ups (and the ropes get me every time).
5. What is your favorite cheat food/healthy food?
My favorite healthy foods are avocadoes, asparagus, chicken… I actually like a lot of healthyfoods. I just like it better when someone else prepares them for me. My favorite cheat food is candy. I love candy.
6. What is something that we don’t know about you? (hobby, interesting fact, accomplishment you are proud of, obscure/unique talent, funny story, etc.)
Of course the accomplishment I’m most proud of is raising my two sons as a single mom. They are now 20 and 21 years old and are pretty great guys. I guess I am also proud of my swimming accomplishments – I was a 22-time NCAA All-American and a nationally-ranked Masters swimmer. I’ve also completed a Half-Ironman. I don’t think I have any obscure or interesting talents. I wish I did. Oh, I am a great whistler.
7. Do you have any advice for people just getting started at TLF?
Just to keep at it! And to make every minute of the workout count! Also, take advantage of the support offered by the trainers and your workout group, they are wonderful!