CoreFit Member Highlight

Therese Martinez

Corefit Member Highlight: Tawney Arensmeyer


Occupation: Medical Laboratory Scientist, Division Supervisor of Lab Quality, Safety and Point of Care Testing at Sacred Heart 

From: Hobson, MT (population 250)

When did you start coming to CoreFit? September 2014

Why did you start coming to CoreFit?

The trainer I had been doing circuit training with moved. Diane Eve (my best friend since we were 4) had been trying to talk me into checking out Corefit for a while. I told her, “Okay, I’ll join your gym but I’m not doing those crazy races you do.” 3 months later we were signed up for our first Spartan. Lol. The rest is history and I’m so thankful for Diane’s persistence!

t and d

Who is your greatest fitspiration and why?

Definitely Diane. Not only is she great at setting fitness goals, but she also manages to research and plan meals to fit whatever diet she has designed to meet those goals. Her organization is something to behold! She’s also a person who gives 100% at the gym and will be your biggest cheerleader if she knows you need a push. 

What is your next fitness goal?

Double Trifecta. One down, five to go…

Favorite workout song? Nickelback 

When you are in the heat of the workout and feel like quitting, you think…

I focus on my breathing. Also, my first trainer would yell, “Come on! You can do anything for five seconds!”  Put a few 5 seconds together and the workout is done.

What has been your biggest accomplishment at CoreFit so far?

Unassisted pull-ups! I used to really hate those. 

 What is your biggest dietary weakness?

Sugar for sure. And alcohol… Whole 30 would be really tough for me!


Favorite part about CoreFit?

The trainers are awesome. I really respect their knowledge and ability to make me want to do crazy things with cool people.  Each has their own unique talents and I love how Kurt mixes things up to help us meet our goals.

If you could sit down to lunch with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose to have lunch with and why?

My grandma Susan.  She passed away several years ago and I would love to visit with her. I think I would understand her a lot more now.

How has coming to CoreFit influenced the rest of your life?

Another reason I joined Corefit was to meet new people and have another group of friends.  I have met some great people who have become great friends!tawney log carry

What is a motto or saying that you live your life by?

Never say never. And Don’t knock it til you try it.

 What are your main hobbies outside of CoreFit?

I love to travel, try new things and meet new people.


Favorite workout/exercise? Least favorite?

I like ab exercises and don’t mind burpees. The rings are tons of fun with my ape arms! I have an extreme dislike of the Airdyne.

 If you could have all the money in the world, how would you spend your days?

Traveling with family and friends for sure!

 Favorite Restaurant?

Anywhere with fresh ingredients. 

 What has been your top memory at CoreFit to date?

I completed the Seattle Super last year with no burpees.  That was a great race.

tawney and kids

Therese Martinez, MS, RD, CPT

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