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Blakely FIT Goodbye

Dear clients and readers,

It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of your lives and part of your journey to live healthfully. Your trust, work ethic, and willingness to achieve something better have consistently been an inspiration. You are truly, the best aspect of my career.

After 12 years of owning Blakely FIT, I must say goodbye and bring my full professional attention to a new endeavor, See Jane Train.

Please enjoy a quick video expressing our gratitude and recap of the last 12 years of Blakely FIT.
The official launch of my new company, See Jane Train is this morning. I would love for you to take a peek, like and share.

I sincerely hope you would be willing to stay in touch. As always, I wish you every healthy happiness! And, I am eternally grateful for your patronage, participation and trust.

Fondly, Michelle

Blakely FIT in Prevention Magazine


It was a joy to be featured in “8 Things Every Personal Trainer Knows (and You Should too)” in Prevention Magazine. Cindy Kuzma seemlessly combines brilliant tips from top trainers and offers compelling solutions to common fitness hurdles.

‪#‎weightloss‬ ‪#‎fitnessprofessional‬ ‪#‎featuredcolumnist‬ ‪#‎PreventionMagazine‬‪#‎personaltrainer‬ ‪#‎fitnessexpert‬ ‪#‎motivationmonday‬

#cindykuzma Prevention Magazine

Blakely FIT on



I love talking about fitness solutions for women so it was a joy to be interviewed by Health Editor, Emma Haak. We talked tricks and tips and actually stumbled upon a few ideas for another article. (Fingers crossed.)

It’s an honor to be included on such a popular site along such reputable trainers.
I hope you’ll smile at my advice and share or like.

Many thanks!

Gratitude on the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I reflect on this celebration of independence, freedom and all things great and worthwhile about our country. I am a woman, mother, wife and small business owner. As imperfect as our young country may be, being a U.S. citizen has afforded me the opportunity to build a business of my own accord providing a valuable service for my clients and income for my young family.

None of it would be possible with out the readership, social media support and patronage of you, my clients and readers. My utmost thanks for your support, feedback and trust.

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday together and a moment of reflection for the freedom and independence we each hold dear.

Career Day Gratitude

What a pleasure! Many thanks to the Hickory Creek staff and students for inviting me to present for career day, yesterday. I appreciate your attention and loved your thoughtful questions on owning your own businesses and pursuing a career in personal training.

‪#‎careerday‬ ‪#‎personaltrainingmentor‬ ‪#‎fun‬ ‪#‎ourfuture‬ ‪#‎personaltrainingasacareer‬ ‪#‎smallbusiness‬IMG_9930

Fill in the blank…

We are working on a little Mother’s Day project and need your voice!

BlakelyFIT Koala mom and baby bear

Email your “fill-in” for the statements below (or some version thereof), a photo of you and your mom/children and enjoy a chance to win a $125 Blakely FIT gift certificate!

“My mother taught me about strength by…

“Being a mother taught me about strength by…

Whether you do it for the gift or do it for the moms – we are honored to have your input! Thanks so much!

Email fill-ins and photos to: or just post below.

‪#‎mothersday2015‬ ‪#‎doitforthemoms‬ ‪#‎strength‬ ‪#‎motherhood‬ ‪#‎women‬ ‪#‎personaltraininggiftcertificate‬

Freezin’ for a Reason

I’ll be doing the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
this Sunday, March 1st!

As a former special recreation instructor, I am honored to support such an admiral group of athletes and outstanding organization!

To bring some buzz to my efforts, I’m willing to go as deep as your pockets! Any size donation is welcome – every dollar counts!! And if your purse strings are a little tight right now, please consider sharing our Polar Plunge Facebook Post with your friends.

How deep will I go into Chicago’s freezing Lake Michigan?
It’s up to you, my beautiful reader! Visual aids below…

BlakelyFITSpecialOlympicsKneesKnees $175 – GOAL ATTAINED!

BlakelyFITSpecialOlympicsThighsThighs $350
(This one’s going to take some will power)BlakelyFITSpecialOlympicsWaist

Waist $700
(Quick dunk – “I think I can, I think I can”)BlakelyFITSpecialOlympics Chest

Chest $1400
(Will definitely be recruiting fellow plungers encouragement. Might encounter some screaming at this point.)

BlakelyFITSpecialOlympicsShouldersShoulders $2800
(Heaven help me)

BlakelyFITSpecialOlympicsAll the way underFull Monty $5600
(Will insist on holding someone’s hand to ensure I come back up- darling brother, get ready! I’m also guessing this will be the fastest I ever move in my life!)

And the winner is…

BlakelyFIT-Lioness2015Many thanks for your time and participation in our survey last month! The results were touching, inspiring and at times hilarious. I strive to create the best experience and company possible, thank you for your input – it is invaluable!

As promised, one lucky participant has won a $25 iTunes gift card and Blakely FIT t-shirt. She is…..

 Jody B!

Here is a screen shot of the final survey questions answers  – facinating! Enjoy…

Screen Shot Survey #5 Blakely FIT

Down in the Southland 2014

It was an honor to be a sponsor for Down in the Southland’s 2014 Fundraiser and 1K Walk. Thank you so much for everyone’s participation in the warm-up! It was a pleasure to be part of such a well-attended, heartwarming event raising money and support for our families and individuals affected by #DownSyndrome! — at Peotone Community Park.

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