#RIPPEDFamily, meet our September RUMBLE MVP, Tandi Hamilton! Like our R.I.P.P.E.D. MVP, she is double certified and teaches our two formats R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE. Like many of our current family members, Tandi connected with R.I.P.P.E.D. during her first class and became a regular in December 2015. She made the decision five months later to get certified in R.I.P.P.E.D. in April 2016 and then in 2017 she became RUMBLE certified. Tandi currently teaches classes twice per week at Shake Senora Fitness in Pikeville, KY.
She has a passion for encouraging others to live their healthiest lives, so she didn’t hesitate when we asked her to share her journey. And boy, is it a good one!
Learn how Tandi’s dedication to RUMBLE helps her passion for running marathons and makes her stronger.
R.I.P.P.E.D.: What or who got you to your first RUMBLE/R.I.P.P.E.D. class and when did you join the family?
Tandi: “I have always had an active lifestyle but had settled into a cardio-only routine when I began running. I was unhappy with the appearance of my body & began searching for something more effective for strengthening and toning. I attended several different class formats and none of them were what I was looking for. A friend suggested we try Crystal Frazier’s R.I.P.P.E.D. class, and within the first five minutes I knew this was exactly the format I had been looking for. I became a front row regular almost immediately.”
I honestly feel like I can conquer the world during this class.
R.I.P.P.E.D.: What do you enjoy most about RUMBLE?
Tandi: “The E (Endurance) has always been my favorite section of R.I.P.P.E.D., so RUMBLE gives me that same intensity for the entire class. I love kicking, punching & sweating out the stress with my workout family. I honestly feel like I can conquer the world during this class.”
R.I.P.P.E.D.: What changes do you see since starting R.I.P.P.E.D./RUMBLE?
Tandi: “I am more positive about myself and more encouraging towards others since joining the R.I.P.P.E.D. family. Being an instructor has allowed me to evolve into a role model for others as they struggle with their fitness journeys. I would never have had the self-confidence or nutrition knowledge, (thank you Amy Wilson), to guide others before becoming part of this amazing family. As far as physical changes, I am constantly being told how lean and strong I look compared to before. I have set new personal records on my races time and time again, because of the endurance I now have, thanks to R.I.P.P.E.D.”
R.I.P.P.E.D.: How does it feel to be the September RUMBLE MVP?
Tandi: “It feels amazing that others outside of my gym notice my passion for R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE. I am extremely honored and humbled to be called an MVP among so many other remarkable people.”
R.I.P.P.E.D.: What has your experience been like with the #RIPPEDFamily?
Tandi: “My experience with the R.I.P.P.E.D. family has been incredible and nothing short of life changing. Not only is my local R.I.P.P.E.D. team fabulous, but every person I’ve met through this program has impacted me in a positive way.”
R.I.P.P.E.D: Do you have any fitness/health-related goals for this year?
Tandi: “My fitness goals for this year are to continue getting stronger and stick to the D (Diet). I also want to continue leading & encouraging others to become healthy. As a runner, I also have personal goals I want to accomplish. I am running the New York City marathon in November and am hoping for a strong finish.”
R.I.P.P.E.D: Do you have any inspiration for people who have a desire to live a healthier lifestyle but think it’s too hard?
Tandi: “The inspiration I would like to share with anyone that feels discouraged is to decide that you and your health are worth it, and then be consistent. Show up when you don’t feel like it or are thinking about giving up. Seek out others on the same journey as you and hold each other accountable.”