Couple’s Workout: “Be Selfish With Your Health”
BlackDoctor.org recently sat down with Cassandra and Kevin Govan. A fitness couple who has a unique experience on how and why they workout together.
BDO: Was there a defining moment that made you and your husband want to get fit?
CMG: Though in the fitness industry, I never had a personal liking to working out. A good period of my younger life, I was very small. Once in my late 20s, after 3 children, I was overweight by about 15-20 lbs. Most of the time, I’d “hide” problem or uncomfortable areas of my body under clothing; therefore, noone really knew how I was shaped. As we aggrssively began growing our business in 2009, we added on more women clients and they complained about how long it was taking for them to lose 20-30 lbs and still their bodies didn’t look good after the weight loss. Personally, I couldnt understand why it would take so long especially if they were committed to the task. So, to answer that question for them and be the test dummy myself, I decided to challenge myself to get in great shape. To make sure I would stick to the challenge, I committed myself by signing-up for a bodybuilding/figure contest in Apr 2010. Sure enough, my goal setting paid off and I was looking fantastic compared to the average population. I took this same challenge again in Oct 2013 and am beach ready for this summer.
KDG: I’ve always loved basketball and working out since being in high school and I was a former bodybuilding competitor. I knew however Cassandra never liked working out so when she decided she wanted to challenge herself to get into shape, I decided to support her by doing it with her. By doing it together, she was at ease regarding eating and exercising because she knew we had the same goal and that made it much easier for both of us to stay focused. I competed with her in the Apr 2010 bodybuilding event.