Kim LaJoye-Redus Shares Her Expert Fitness Tips and Tricks
Kim LaJoye-Redus, owner of Anytime Fitness, started her career selling prosthesis to people who needed total joint replacements. For 15 years, she found it to be very rewarding, but something was missing. So she went back to school and got her master’s in kinesiology. Her motivation was to own her own business where she could help and connect with people on a deeper level.
In 2011, she opened her first Anytime Fitness facility and her dream of making a difference in people’s lives became a reality. Last July, she opened her second location in the Grayhawk community at Pinnacle Peak and Miller Road
“Our gym is like Cheers, where everybody knows your name. It’s a neighborhood gym that is clean, convenient and friendly, which is inviting for those who don’t normally want to be in a big box gym and who are not trying to impress anyone,” LaJoye-Redus explains.
A former marathon and competitive fitness athlete, LaJoye-Redus has had both her hips replaced so she can identify with many of her clients who have had injuries or surgeries. She understands the body’s limitations and teaches people how to work around their limitations to help them gain more mobility, strengthen their muscles and build stamina. She customizes every workout to meet their fitness goals keeping in mind any physical restrictions.
It’s All About Balance
There are three components to one’s overall fitness—diet, weight training and cardio. Amazingly, your diet contributes 80 percent of the results and the workout 20 percent toward your fitness goal. So, trying to work off that hot fudge sundae isn’t going to happen as quickly as limiting your intake of high-calorie foods and eating those healthy foods that work together with an exercise routine.
“Our body is the only one we have, and you get what you put into it,” LaJoye-Redus says. “The secret of a successful plan is to find an activity you enjoy combined with a balanced diet that will become a part of your lifestyle.”
7679 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255