Pam Adams

Meet Our Newest Inspirational TransFit Team Member

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Amazing friends,

We are so excited to welcome Pam Adams to our TransFit Leadership Team to help serve and lead our community of women in transforming lives! Pam has been a godly mentor and life coach to many women and we are grateful to add her to our staff to help encourage you!

Pam will be serving as our Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach and will be leading weekly bible studies, prayer time and coordinating outreach in the community for TransFit. We are excited to share these new opportunities for your to deepen your whole body health transformation in September! Remember that nothing happens in isolation. Everything is connected. Your body, your mind, and your spirit! Pam has such an amazing story, and we know that she will be such a light in the TransFit studio!

Learn more about Pam HERE!

"About five years ago, I was at a transitional point in my life (about to be an empty nester) and desired to take better care of my physical health. I asked around for recommendations for personal trainers and a friend suggested TransFit.  I knew as soon as I checked out the website and Caroline’s biography, that this would be the place for me. I saw that she had been a competitive UGA gymnast and the sport was a passion of mine when I was younger, though in no way was I even near her level! What I didn’t know, was the extent to which I would be blessed once I stepped into the studio. I got way more than a personal trainer! I gained a dear friend and sister in Christ (although I also like to think of her as my real, much younger little sister that I never had). Caroline’s philosophy extends beyond the physical. She knows and tells her clients often through words and the way she lives her life, that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and all are important to living life to the fullest. TransFit is where we can connect all these facets of life! 

I have been married to a wonderful man, Mark, since 1984. We met at the University of Georgia and married a couple of months after graduation. I taught school for the first five years of marriage, but soon life got busy with Mark’s career which included many moves around the country as well as an international move to Chili, and raising our three boys. During these years, I invested most of my time in women’s ministries, serving on leadership teams, having some of the most amazing spiritual mentors. Some of these women have had such a great effect on my life that they will always be part of my story. When we moved to Athens about 13 years ago, I began working in college ministry at the church we attend, mostly with college women. It’s been a great joy to serve these students. Now, with my last college group having just graduated, I have decided to transition and join TransFit as the Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach, where I will get to serve clients and the community alongside this incredible team. I have a passion for the Word of God and my desire is to help women be spiritually transformed as instructed by Paul in Romans 12:2.

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"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

My role as Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach will be to help women grow in their faith through offerings of Bible studies, meeting with those that desire guidance and prayer, leading service projects to give back to the community, and various other events and activities that promote spiritual health. I am really excited about this opportunity and look forward with expectant joy to serving and seeing what the Lord has for the women of TransFit."

Please give Pam a warm TransFit family welcome! Our Bible Study will start Thursday September 13th 12-1 pm in the studio. 

 We are here to serve you and help you transform in body, mind and spirit. Please email us any prayer requests or if you would like to set up a 1-1 with any of our TransFit staff. 

Get ready for more exciting September news coming soon!

Love and Blessings,

Team TransFit

June Client Spotlight: Pam Adams

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The real reason why I started TransFit over 4 years ago was to form lasting  relationships with people in hopes to really transform their body, mind, and spirit. Pam Adams is another one of my unbelievable clients who has transformed her life and Pam has incorporated exercise and healthy eating into her normal routine! I wanted to highlight Pam this month because she has really shown true discipline and dedication to healthy living in a very busy season of her life. She has lost body fat and inches over the past 9 months but most of all she has increased energy!!! One of Pam's many strengths are that she is consistent.  Pam exercises consistently 5 days a week. Whether it is strength training, walking, or yoga, Pam is sticking to the plan! Pam is willing to try new exercises, foods, and even yoga to fully enjoy all the benefits of good health.   Through our many honest conversations, Pam has really helped me to learn and grow!  I am so thankful to know this amazing woman, wife, and mother.

In Pam's words...

I began my program with Caroline this past October. I had asked a friend for a recommendation of a trainer who might be able to help me overcome being stuck in the “same old place” physically. I was tired and needed motivation and encouragement to make the changes necessary to become healthier. I knew a huge transition in life was just around the corner (soon to be empty nest) and I wanted to be in a place, or heading towards a place of fitness that would carry me through the stresses of change, and help me enter a new season of life.

Exercising boosts my energy level and helps me feel great. It’s not always easy those first few minutes of the warm up, and sometimes I don’t think I can hold a plank for another second, but somehow Caroline comes through with just the right amount of motivation to keep me going. I find myself hearing her say “strong” not just at workout but throughout the day! I know that without her accountability I would still be stuck.

I typically exercise at TransFit 2-3 times a week. At home I try to walk 10,000 steps most days. I wear a Fitbit that helps monitor my progress. Caroline is one of my “friends” on the program and she has been good to cheer me on my days of good activity level.

I am really proud of raising 3 boys. Our oldest two are married and thriving and our youngest just graduated from Athens Academy and is headed to UGA this fall. Also, I've been married to Mark for 30 years! I've been reflecting lately on the fact that it’s OK that I have been tired this past year. I've worked hard! It’s been a great work! I am beginning to tell that I’m turning the bend, and regaining strength for what’s ahead.

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I am currently continuing to work on my fitness goals. Mostly this includes tweaking my eating habits and staying the course with my strength workouts. I haven’t seen huge changes on the scale but I have seen a big difference in my clothes (I’ve dropped at least a size) and I have increased energy. Recently I went to New York City and in one day walked over 25,000 steps! That is way more than the average of any age group, male or female, in a day, and it didn’t even set me back!

I am convinced that a healthy lifestyle is all about discipline, and I know from years of personal experience that discipline is key to all areas of my life. If one area is out of whack, the others are negatively affected as well. I am striving for discipline in my spiritual, physical, and emotional health. I don’t believe you can separate any of these.

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Caroline knows that I’m not a foodie and don’t really enjoy time in the kitchen these days. Mark travels a lot and Kyle is constantly on the go so often times I’m preparing things only for myself. I don’t really have a favorite recipe to share. Rather I have learned to enjoy yogurt with lots of fresh fruit, salads and sweet potatoes. I love a good Greek salad and when we go out will always order one if it’s on the menu. I drink a lot more water than I used to. Basically I would say that I’m much more cognizant of the nutrients I put into my body. I try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and lean protein. I am slowly making the changes through Caroline’s recommendations.

Congratulations to Pam for making a true life change!

Keep inspiring others amazing lady! 

 Greek Salad

Photo by www.sweetlittlebluebird.com

                  Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of Romaine Lettuce, sliced
  • 1 cup of Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup of Cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Red Onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Green Pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Kalamata Olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Reduced Fat Feta, crumbled
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Homemade Dressing - 1/8 cup of Olive Oil, 1/4 cup of Red Wine Vinegar, 1/8 cup of Lemon Juice (or to taste)  & lots of pepper OR use favorite Greek dressing already made!