March ACTION Leader of the Month: Rani 

All about Rani!

More from Rani's parents and coaches!

As a parent, what goals have you observed being achieved through FITBuddies?

Rani has achieved a real passion and desire to stay healthy. She now prioritizes health and wellness almost daily thanks to the training at FIT buddies. The peer environment has given her role models and friendship that has been invaluable to her confidence.  

What skills learned at FITBuddies does Rani use in her daily life?

She now can exercise even when there are no FIT buddies sessions by her self and had really taken a deep understanding of healthy lifestyle and healthy food choices. 

 

What do you love most about FITBuddies?

Exercising!

What's your favorite music?
Taylor Swift!
These are a few of my favorite things…

Push ups :) 

What FITBuddies exercise move do you love most? 

Burpees! 

How do you feel to be a FITBuddies ACTION leader?

I feel really great!

How does spending time at FITBuddies make you feel?

Awesome!

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What has Rani demonstrated and achieved to be distinguished as this month's ACTION leader?

Coach Jen:

Rani has been chosen as this month’s ACTION leader for her growth in several areas. The last year Rani has focused a lot of attention on learning more about her behaviors and has drastically improved her awareness of her emotions and how they affect her actions. She has become more independent in terms of self regulation and has also become much more willing to try hard things - from movement to various concepts we may be working on. Rani keeps showing up, continues to put in the hard work, and serves as a great reminder that consistency and putting in your best effort isn’t always easy but pays off.

Coach Chris:

Rani has achieved a newfound confidence to make attempts at unfamiliar or difficult movements. When I first started training with Rani, new moves were the cause of a lot of stress. She would ask, “What if I fall down,” or, “What if it hurts?” This new confidence now has Rani saying, “I’m nervous, but I’m going to do it anyway!” Learning how to stay calm even when things are unfamiliar or difficult is one of the hardest lessons to learn in life, but it also leads to the most rewards in life. Keep up the great work, Rani!

Coach Carly:

Rani cheers on her peers, is the compliment queen, exercises with such enthusiasm, and let's not forget that infectious ear to ear smile of hers! Since beginning at BIA, I worked 1:1 with Rani in the overall wellness space and got to know her fairly intimately. I am impressed with her vulnerability; ability to take culpability when she's made a mistake; eagerness to improve and grow in all areas; and determination to be the best version of herself possible. Rani has been giving her all during our workouts and often does some extra credit reps. I am so proud of you, Rani! Keep up the great work!

 

 

Coach Chris:

Rani’s ability to manage her emotions and use different coping strategies on her own is where I have noticed the most growth. Rani is a tremendous athlete, she is strong and has great energy! Her great athletic skills in combination with her skills to maintain emotional stability is a major achievement. It can be difficult to remember to use a coping strategy during an unexpected event or even recognize one's own emotions in the heat of the moment, but Rani has shown that with a lot of effort and dedication it is not impossible to achieve. If she can master this skill, there will be no limit to what she can accomplish! 

Coach Carly: 

Rani has made leaps and bounds socially and emotionally, but her major area of growth from my vantage point is her developing awareness of her needs and self care when she feels activated. Rani now observes her changing self states and gives herself a beat when she needs one, which don't we all need one from time to time! When Rani returns to the group, she is enthused, refreshed, and ready to rock and roll. 

Coach Jen:

When we first started working with Rani, she had a tough time in the group setting (as is common with many of our participants for various reasons). For a while, we focused on 1:1 sessions working to boost her confidence and self-esteem. Rani used to be very resistant to trying new movements but is now open to learning and understands that learning something new takes time and consistency. In the last year, I have seen a huge improvement in her behaviors in the group setting. Her coaches have seen so much more self-awareness and are so proud of her efforts to self regulate. Her new ability to do so has set a great example to her peers. We look forward to watching Rani continue to grow, change, and mature. Keep showing up and doing the best you can do!

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As her coach, describe Rani's growth that you've observed.