September Athlete of the Month

Tina Vining

Meet Tina, our Athlete of the Month for September. Tina has been with us since April, 2012 and is one of our most dedicated clients. She comes to class six days a week and is an extremely hard worker with a great positive attitude. She’s honest in her workouts and is always improving and achieving new things. Tina is also well known and liked for her warmth and generosity. She’s kind to everyone she meets and often brings in toys for Gym. Congrats Tina, we’re so excited to feature you this month and love having you at Fit Crew.

Tell us about yourself.

Originally from Columbus OH, but I’ve called Bradenton my home for the last 37 years. My husband and I are the proud parents of two boys, Ryan and Adam and are adjusting to life as empty nesters. I was a freelance court reporter until I decided to pursue a more demanding career as “domestic specialist” (full time mom)

How did you get started at Fit Crew?

The bootcamp class I was attending at the BCC got cancelled and my friend Meredith Turner invited me to her bootcamp.

What has been your proudest athletic moment?

Surviving the first month at Fit Crew! They would make us run the palmetto bridge and Neils and Andrew would be waiting at the finish line with a stop watch

What is your favorite and least favorite movement/lift/drill?

I love too many things to pick just one especially if it involves legs and cardio BUT I definitely can pinpoint my least fav — MAN MAKERS.

What do you think makes Fit Crew different from other gyms that you’ve tried in the past?

Everyday is an adventure and there is always something unique and challenging on the board. Fit Crew gets you out of your comfort zone and helps you gain the confidence to accomplish things that you never thought possible. (Just to name a few: fireman carry your workout partner, climb a rope without your legs, rope pulled a pick up truck ) Oh and I love the feeling that we are just one big family at Fit Crew and of course we have the best mascot ever–Gym

What do you like to do when you’re not training at Fit Crew?

I enjoy shopping, yoga, paddle boarding, water skiing, traveling, cooking, volunteering and currently I’m a Guardian ad Litem for twin 4 year old boys. I love spending time with my family, friends and of course my four legged children, Nicki and Titan.

Tell us a fun fact that we might not already know about you.

I was an aerobics instructor in the late 80’s. So glad we don’t wear leg warmers anymore! Haha