Tim Weitzel’s Fuse Fitness Success Story!


Hi Fusers!

Another week, another chance to thrust one of our awesome members into the spotlight and give props for how hard they work at Fuse Fitness. This week we’re giving a big shoutout to Tim Weitzel, who has been working out with us consistently since May of 2015 and has logged in 245 workouts since then. That’s not to say those are the only workouts he gets in–he’s an avid cyclist and works long bike rides into his fitness routine.

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Not only is Tim a rockstar when it comes to his training, he’s also a smarty-pants. Tim has a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Organizational Psychology and has spent his career in Leadership Development, Assessment, Coaching and Organization Development. He began his business, Tim Weitzel and Associates, in 1992 as a single-person run business, and has seen a tremendous amount of growth, both nationally and internationally, since its origin. So basically, he’s awesome.

There are a lot of things we appreciate and love about Tim. First and foremost–he is ALWAYS on time. And by on time I mean early. I’m pretty sure that if he’s actually just on time, then he thinks he’s late. Whatever the case may be, it’s always appreciated. Being rolled out and ready to go is super helpful to us coaches. While this aspect of him may suggest that he’s all business, I have evidence to prove otherwise. Tim has a great sense of humor, and has brought many laughs, stories and overall great conversations to my 8am classes. Some of those group conversations are best kept secret to only those of us who were there. What goes on in 8am Monkey Ninja Bootcamp, stays in 8am Monkey Ninja Bootcamp.

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All joking aside, Tim is an amazing addition to Fuse Fitness. He truly works his butt off, always giving 100% effort. He doesn’t let his knee and back issues, caused from years of being a competitive rower, hold him back–we figure out ways to work around those issues and come up with alternative exercises when needed. We love having him in class, it has been a joy having him here.

And now for a few words from Tim himself 🙂

“I joined Fuse because my body was losing its responsiveness. When I tripped, I would go down hard. I was stiff and inflexible–only 52 at the time. I was in good cardiovascular shape, but strength was an issue. I was blobby. As a lifetime athlete, I wanted to maintain better flexibility and dexterity. And I wanted to look better. I was not able to row anymore because of a back issue. I also wanted to find a good community.

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“I haven’t really encountered many challenges. I really love the Fuse workouts–the harder the better. This said, I do sometimes need to substitute listed exercises to accommodate my back and knees.

“Since working out at Fuse, I have gained more dexterity and become more flexible. I have maintained my weight loss and now have firmer everything 🙂

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“Kristin and Pascha and their instructors do a great job. I love The Fuse!”

[Insert blushing emoji here] We love you too, Tim!

Yours in health,

Kristin at Fuse Fitness

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Lisa Miller’s Fuse Fitness Success Story!


Hi Fusers!

This week we’d like to shine light on Lisa Miller, a member at Fuse Fitness since January 2013–4 years now! She is the Director at Classroom Matters in Berkeley, a personalized, tutoring business for students in 6th-12th grade. I have had many clients over the years talk about sending their children there and loving the results and support their children get!

As of this morning, Lisa has been to Fuse 401 times. I can still remember her first visit on Jan. 5, 2013, it was to my Saturday morning Monkey Ninja Bootcamp class with her friend Tatiana, who was a member at Fuse for a couple of years as well. I remember this class because the two of them together had such an infectious energy, it made class so much fun!

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Over the years, Lisa has tried out all of our classes, but knowing her well and looking over all of her visits, she truly had a love for Michael’s Strength and Mobility class. Unfortunately, we no longer have this class, as Michael no longer coaches at Fuse. Since Michael has departed, Lisa has fallen into a new routine, mostly taking Gail’s class on Monday mornings and hitting up my class(es) on Wednesday and/or Friday mornings. Selfishly, I’m happy for her new routine because I love having her in my classes!

What we love about Lisa is that you can count on her to always bring a fresh dose of reality and keep it real–she doesn’t hesitate to express when she doesn’t like something or it doesn’t work for her, and alternately is always grateful and appreciate, never leaving the studio without saying thank you. She is funny and definitely adds a great personality to class. She always stays true to her own needs and stays within her limits, however always pushes herself and works really hard. She is someone who keeps a steady, even pace and gets her workout done, showing the endurance athlete within. Prior to working out at Fuse, Lisa was a distance runner, which I appreciate, as she is always able to pace herself, allowing her to finish the workout without fatiguing too early and petering out.

Another attribute I value in Lisa is her sensitivity and empathy. On a few different occasions over the years, I have found myself so appreciative of a genuine, loving hug from her just when I need it most. She has an innate ability to read emotions, even when you think you’re doing a good job masking them. It is a gift, and I have been the lucky recipient of it a few times. Lisa truly cares about us and our business, and we have always felt very honored to have her love and support.

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“I joined The Fuse to maintain my fitness level after “retiring” from triathlons. Due to chronic plantar fasciitis, I had to give up long-distance running. My goal was to stay fit and build muscle.

Boot camp is very different from my former swim-bike-run routine, so learning some of the movements were challenging at times. I still can’t do the diving pushups!

I have mastered most of the exercises and have built up my upper body strength. My core is also much stronger. Thanks to all of the strength training, I am back to running short distances.

I enjoy the classes and the community at Fuse. I really appreciate all that you do to make it fun and engaging!”

Lisa, you’ve been with us a long time and we love having you in class! Your support for us and our business has not gone unappreciated, and we value your opinions and advice. Thank you so much, we love you!

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