Working Mother Sets Fitness Goals

Marcie King with her family at the UFE Women’s Professional Fitness Competition. (Photo courtesy Marcie King)

She’s a business owner and mother of two — and Marcie King is taking fitness to another level.

King recently won her third UFE Women’s Professional Fitness competition, which also prompted some special recognition from the municipality.

Marcie King being recognized by the municipality. December 12, 2016. (Photo by Natalia Vega)

Marcie King being recognized in council chambers. December 12, 2016. (Photo by Natalia Vega)

Her work in getting to where she is now as a fitness competitor was by no means an ‘easy task’.

“I think really it takes a lot of determination and really organization of your life,” says King. “It does kind of take over your life a little bit.”

In the months nearing the competition, King says she followed a strict meal plan and trained everyday for two hours.

But between getting her children ready for school and working, Kings says there were some nights where she needed to push herself even more.

“There’s times where I just want to go home but when you have those goals in mind you have to just go and do it,” says King.

Those goals that King strives for change after each competition. King says she takes note of what the judges say so that she can make improvements for the future.

With two children at home, King says setting these goals and working to meet them sends an important message to her kids.

“This is my seventh show – and yes third title in a row – but I trained for four shows before this and I didn’t place first,” says King. “You gotta just keep going back and keep trying, even though you might not get it the first time.”

King trains at several facilities within the municipality, one of which includes KAYO Boxing Club in Chatham.

Owner of the boxing club Floyd Porter says he’s proud of King.

“It’s quite an accomplishment,” says Porter. “She has brought nothing but positive recognition to our club.”

Porter says between King’s success and the upcoming new year the club is expecting to see an increase in numbers.