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Upper Limit’s Power Couple

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Our world is FULL of excuses…”I don’t have time, I don’t have the energy, I have so much to do, I don’t know how, I’m not ready…” the list goes on and on.

I would like to introduce you to a young family of four, who are getting major things done WITHOUT any excuses…and they could use a lot of them, if they wanted to!

Sloan & Bethany King are Upper Limits “Power Couple” when it comes to balancing fitness, school, family, nutrition and life, on a daily basis.

They are raising two young boys, three and four year old, Easton and Grayson, working full time, pursuing their degrees AND they still find the time to workout 4-5 times a week! On most days, Bethany and Sloan come to the gym separately, Sloan showing up at 8am, getting through his workout and rushing home to trade out parenting duties so that Bethany can come in and do her workout.

“Some days, Sloan just pulls into the driveway, leaves the car running, we meet at the front door, exchange a kiss, and I’m in the car and on the road to Upper Limit for my workout” says Bethany.

For Sloan, having the time constraint of getting his workout in and getting back home, in time for Bethany to get to class, fuels him to push hard.  He is amazing to watch! His focus is on point, he is definitely on a mission and it shows in every workout!

So what makes their lives so crazy? Well on top of their being their boys only caregivers, they adjust their work and school schedules so that they do not have to rely on someone else to raise their boys.

Bethany is an OB nurse at Shea hospital,  where she works with moms and babies post delivery. On top of all this, she recently enrolled as a student at Duke University, where she is working on her masters degree in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program.  She will graduate next fall and then begin her doctorate in nursing (DNP). She hopes to work with high risk OB patients,  infertility, and eventually gynecology/oncology patients. Her ultimate goal is to teach on a masters level, which requires her to gain as  much clinical practice hours under her belt as possible.

Although she has what some might call the “luxury” of going to school online, it is a must when it comes to raising a family, doing homework and keeping up with daily life.

You can find Bethany in the gym 4-5 times a week, most days arriving early to warm up and staying after to work on mastering certain skills or doing mobility. She realizes that working out is a necessity, that gives her the strength and energy, to deal with the everyday stress that her life brings.

Sloan currently works works as an EMT tech at Shea hospital emergency room  and like Bethany,  is pursuing his degree in nursing at Paradise Valley Community College. Upon graduation (2 years) he will immediately enter his bachelor’s degree program, in nursing. Sloan is hoping to do either ER or ICU when finished.
Sloan has had to make a big adjustment in his daily routine. He currently attends school for 8 hours a day, Tuesday thru Thursday. He has had to adjust his workout schedule to fit his college and family life schedule. It has been a stretch but his workouts are important to him so he makes it work.
I am continually amazed at what these two accomplish every day and I am so thankful for the opportunity to coach them.
They are proof that you can make health and wellness a priority in your busy life, if you choose to. They have chosen to and I will say that in spite of everything they have going on, working out is the “secret sauce” holding it all together.