Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialty, Certified Insanity Instructor CEO at Michelle Pauser/Team Arktik Fitness
My relationship with fitness isn't a new one. I used to be the typical "gym rat" spending a lot of time working the machines and thought that was the only way fitness could be achieved, mainly because that was all I knew. When I met my husband, suddenly the gym wasn't where I wanted to be. I no longer wanted to drive somewhere else, change, workout, change again then drive back home especially when all I wanted to do was snuggle with my sweetie and be a stay at home mom! The problem was I didn't replace my gym time with ANY fitness alternatives and pair that with unhealthy eating...my body, overall health and self-esteem took a plunge. Soon my clothes weren't fitting like they used to but I refused to buy bigger sizes. To me, that was surrendering to the fat. Long story short I looked like a sausage in my clothes for a good 3 years while I tried in vain to find some fitness ANYTHING that fit into my new lifestyle and worked. Enter Team Beachbody. I was creeping a Facebook group one day in May '12 and saw a post by a woman talking about Beachbody. Her profile picture showed off the most glorious abs I've ever seen. Of course I was hooked! We chatted some and I started doing Shakeology. Yes, I used to be one of those "I'm not drinking a shake!" people but after trying for 3 years to regain my body (and having a health care worker say I couldn't because I'm now over 40!) I was willing to try anything. Fast forward to present time ------>I am a Team Beachbody coach, a WAHM/W in my 40's, in the best shape of my life, have more energy than most teens and I'm happy. This is not a diet. This is long term health and fitness! www.michellepauser.com
Mission: To help others through the Team Beachbody equation Fitness + Nutrition + Support = SUCCESS
Ravens. I LOVE ravens ❤️ #alaska #juneaualaska #birdsofalaska #birdsofjuneau #ravens
Have I ever mentioned how much I love Christmas?! 😍🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻🎄 #spikedeggnog #kirklandspikedeggnog #christmascheer
I grew up with a strong midwestern work ethic, never without a job since I was 15 but never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. 🙆🏼♀️ That uncertainty and lack of direction paired with years of emotional abuse from multiple sources left me in jobs where I worked my ass off, but going nowhere because I didn’t feel I was worthy of anything better out of life. Self confidence? Uhhh...zero ❌ Yet I had no problem going to extremes to make sure I could survive, and that’s no way to work OR live 😭💔
And then this online fitness business opportunity fell into my lap 🎁 Like I mentioned in a post the other day, it was never my intention to do this 😂 I simply started this business
➡️ in name only ⬅️
to get a discount on tools to make me healthier, stronger, and help me lose some fat! 🤷🏼♀️What happened as a result was nothing short of magical. Sure, I lost fat, gained muscle, and was able to throw away TWO inhalers (!!!!), but what else I gained was the BEST PART:
🌟 A “job” that gave me purpose and fulfills me 🌟
To know that I’m worthy of a life of fun and to be a part of something so much bigger and meaningful than I imagined is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. ❤️🎁❤️
Why am I sharing my story? Because I know there are people (yes, men AND women) who’ve been where I’ve been, and if you’re one of these people, I need you to know there IS better for you and you ARE worthy. ❤️
All you have to do is swallow that lump in your throat (I know it’s there...remember, I WAS YOU!) and drop an emoji below. Embarrassed, ashamed, scared...I get it, but please know that because I’ve been where you are, I will not judge and will only treat you with respect. ❤️ We’ll chat 🤘🏻😎
Why do I do it? 🤷🏼♀️
I don’t have a flowery story about wanting to be more present for my family, being a SAHM, or needing to earn enough money to stay at home to support my family. 😬 That’s a very common reason why people do what I do, but I’m anything but common 🤪
The reason why stick with this whole thing, even when things don’t go my way 🤬😂 is because of my Fit Family. My precious friend Kelly (pic) is a prime example of what continues to add fuel to the fire in my belly to keep on going every day. 💜 When Kelly began this fitness journey last August, she was very limited in what she could do...her modifiers were mods of mods but she NEVER gave up. Every day though, there was (and still is!) some kind of step forward, and THAT is the ✨💥GOLDEN NUGGET 💥✨ and the true heart of EVERYTHING that sets me on fire!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Seeing people do things they never thought they could do, never giving up...that’s the good stuff. 🌟
Every time I see a post from of one of our Fit Family peeps or a private message that says “I DID IT. I did my first (insert any big or small accomplishment) and I can’t believe it!”...
1. My eyes get misty 😭❤️
2. My heart SWELLS ❤️
3. I fall asleep every night knowing peoples’ lives are being changed for the better, one by one. And those people are our GANG. 💪🏻❤️.
“I don’t have the time”
The last thing I ever thought I’d be doing was running an online fitness business. What I imagined was being a slave to a laptop or phone...being one of THOSE people constantly disconnected from their life to be constantly connected to some piece of electronics. I don’t know about you, but ➡️ this girl ⬅️ chooses to live in the moment, savoring life as it’s happening NOW, and I love to pack a whole lot of living in, TYVM 😎🎉❤️
And then, I realized I was running an online fitness business. 😂🤷🏼♀️ Like I said, it wasn’t my intention, I just wanted a discount! 😬 But people saw the changes in me and I was SO F**KING EXCITED about those changes, I started telling people about what I was doing. Then I created a group where we could all post about our workouts, support each other, cheer each other on...and boom. AWSH*T. Online fitness business 💪🏻😂 Yeah, it takes a little over an hour of my day, but that hour of “work” is far more enjoyable than sitting behind a desk for 8 hours. 🤚🏻 I’m not stuck on my phone constantly, I have so much time for my family, responsibilities, and other great things. Best part: I decide WHEN I work. ❤️ If you love to see people do great things for themselves and aren’t afraid to dedicate about an hour a day for it, DM me or place a 💪🏻 below & we’ll chat 😎🤘🏻
My gang & how we hang 😎🤘🏻💜 #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #wecuss #whiskey #cigars #tattoo #dogfreaks #fitat48 #fitover40 #swearing #dogrescue
No, it’s not a sale on these gunz 😂💪🏻 but you’ll get your own with our Fit Family’s ✨ FLASH SALE✨ happening on Monday, July 9th! 🎉🎊🛍 Gift card rebates on things you want...things you NEEEED to get your Fit on and be the healthiest, strongest, BEST version of you ❤️💪🏻 Private group 🤫 No pressure ❌ Check out what we’re offering and get ready for our newest #FITGROUP starting July 16th! 🤘🏻😎 🏋🏼♀️ And each purchase gets you entered into a raffle to win some cool prizes 🎁🎈Must be at least 18 and living in the U.S. 🇺🇸 Canada 🇨🇦 or U.K. 🇬🇧 ➡️Must not be a Team Beachbody coach or working with a Team Beachbody coach outside of our Fit Family ⬅️
✨ coNtEST TimE ✨ Over the next TWO WEEKS (starting today, ending Monday July 16th) every NEW client or coach jumping into the latest workout program with us will be entered into a drawing. 🎉 One winner will receive at least $100 worth of cutting edge supplements to be used with the program! 💪🏻🌟 Added bonus: each new coach will be added to a coach test group to learn from and interact with the workout program creator 🤜🏻💥🤛🏻 PLUS you gain access to our Fit Family groups & support. We’re all in this TOGETHER...let’s make it a virtual PARTY! 💪🏻🎉 Open to US, Canadian, and UK residents 18 & older. 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧 Must be NEW client or coach joining our Fit Family. DM or comment below with a 💪🏻 for more info! #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #fitover40 #fitat48 #tattoosleeve #chickswithink #chickswholift #perimenopause #perimenopauselikeaboss #perimenopausefit #perimenopausesolutions
TGFWC: Thank God for Washington Cherries! 😍 🍒 #bestcherries #raniercherries #cherryfreak #cherry
💥 Kinda significant stuff, yo ✌🏻 You might want to take the time to pay attention here 😎
We’re preparing for a big deal 🌟💪🏻 The most exciting Coach Test Group EVERRRR is coming up, and you really want to be a part of it. Why?
✨ 30-ish minute workouts, 4x a week
✨ Flexible, common sense eating. You can have a cold one 🍺 once in awhile, bro 🤘🏻
✨Direct communication with the program creator in an ultra private group. If you know him, you know he’s pretty damn awesome. #legit He’s the guy Tom & I brought to Juneau in February who showed this city how it’s done! 💪🏻💪🏻🥃😂
✨ You CAN only be a Coach for the discount. No need to be helping anyone but yourself ❤️
✨ Open to BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW Coaches!
✨ Access to our Fit Family program-specific group
✨ Between me, Tom, and the Test Group: 24 hour SUPPORT ❤️
✨ Be some of the FIRST to get some results with this program! Wouldn’t it be a great experience to have some rockin’ before & after pics of your own to show off? Yeah, I thought so 😎💪🏻
✨ Find out how to do a LIVE virtual workout with the man TOMORROW morning! 🌟💥🌟💥🌟💥🔥
✨ Open to US, Canadian, and UK friends 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧
How easy to get started & prepped?
Ridiculous easy ✅ Tom or I will walk you through in less than 5 minutes. Really...less than 5 minutes 🙌🏻
Oh, BTW...leg day was a sweaty bitch this morning 😂🔥
#LIIFT4LIFE #ArktikLIIFT — with Tom Pauser
Got back from Indy to have my lilacs in bloom 💜 That smell 😍 One of my top three favorites with cigar and pipe tobacco smoke ❤️ #smellsilove #lilacs #lilacseason
Baby boy missed his mama ❤️❤️ Nonstop snuggles for this little Dude ❤️ #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahualover #chihuahuamama #ownedbyachihuahua #chihuahualove
Weights are NOT necessary if you want a great workout! Some people don’t have the space or $ to invest in a weight set, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get a fab workout 😎💪🏻 Options! Resistance bands are a great tool to use in place of weights, and you can take them EVERYWHERE 🙌🏻 And using either bands or weights in just 30 minutes 4x a week is all you need 💪🏻🌟 #LIIFT4LIFE #ArktikLIIFT #tattoedchick #fitat48 #iamarktikstrong #tattoedfitness
I found my heaven ❤️ #whiskeyandcigars #cigarbar #nickyblaines #cigars #cigarswhiskeyandtattoos #whiskey
It’s no secret sometimes, some of you wanna slug me because I’m typically a cheerful little sh*t 😂🎉🎉🎉
But do you secretly (not so secretly??) wish you could inject a little optimism and some positivity in your life? 😁👍🏻
How about a 3 week group to learn some tricks, tips, and daily habits to get those positive vibes flowing?? 😎 We wanna get your happy groove on!
Men, women, uncertain...We don’t give a sh*t. We just wanna help YOU get a little more pep in yo step! 😎🌟 Drop a 🤘🏻below ⤵️ or DM if you want in!
#positivevibesonly #dopesoul #tattoedhappychicks #iamarktikstrong #teamarktikfitness #fitat48 #positiveaf #goodvibes
Late dinner with unplanned high sodium makes for an extra thirsty Michelle 😩 Lucky for me there’s a healthy hydration out there ❤️ and it changes the viscosity of the contents of my stomach, so even if I guzzle this sh*t, it won’t threaten to come back up, even during #burpees 😎👊🏻 #ineedthis #duringworkout #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #juneau #juneaualaska #alaskaliving #earlymorningworkout #homeworkout
Ah sh*t. Pre workout down the hatch...there’s no going back now 🤚🏻It’s BOOTY day 🍑😍 #bootyday #glutes #preworkout #obsessed #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #fitat48
#staywild #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong
Fitness convention coming up soon...so of course our Fit Family has a #pedalpub reserved for the evening before our event 😂🥃🍷🥂🍹🍸🍺🍻 Who’s tried #whiteclaw ? What’s your verdict? 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♀️👍🏻👎🏻 It’s gotta be tasty or I’m resorting to whiskey 🥃😂 #fitnessinstructorreality #teamarktikfitness
It’s a tough job being in charge of neighborhood watch 👀 🐕 #alaskanchihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram #chimama
Pre workout on my lips and sunshine on my face...DEFINITELY awake and ready to rip sh*t up 💪🏻💥👊🏻 #teamarktikfitness #preworkout #homeworkout #rolex #oyster #tattoos #tattoosleeve #lululemon #lulufreak #fitat48
Everyone is adding turmeric to everything, but did you know adding black pepper helps your body benefit more? #truth #tumeric #healthyfood #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong
SHOW ME YOUR KITTIES!!! 🐈 👀 #kittyporn #animallovers #catlover #shoptrove
Back to 5am workouts. Here comes daylight!❤️ #summeriscoming #juneau #juneaualaska #mountains #preworkout #earlymorningworkout #homeworkout #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong
Uhhhh...Unicorn Snot lip gloss and sunscreen. ❤️ Kinda gotta have it, even just for the name, right? 😂❤️ 🦄 🌈 #unicornsnot #shopTrove #troveshop #lipgloss #sunscreen
You can tell I’m serious about my Epsom salt baths by my 19lb bag 😂❤️ #epsomsaltbath #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #epsomsoak #bathtime #soremuscles
Day 2, round 2 with the most #bootylicous workout ever 🙌🏻🍑❤️ 60 minutes of 🔥 and I loved every second 😍👊🏻 BIG improvements from round 1, day 2 and I couldn’t be happier 😎🍑❤️ #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #homeworkouts #bootyworkout #lululemon #speedshorts #balibreeze #balibreezespeeds #fitat48 #fitover40 #tattoos #sleeves
I got sh*t to do! Full day ahead, Fit Family is busting at the seams (in a good way!!!!), Co-teaching a class I’ve never taught before, and the regular sh*t life throws my way, but my most important time is the time I create for myself and my workout. When I do this for ME, I’m better equipped to tackle everything else, and with a friggin’ smile on my face 😎✌🏻❤️ GOING IN! 💥 #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #homeworkouts #obsessed #obsessedround2 #lululemon #swiftlytank #rolex #oyster #tattoos #sleeve #womenwithtattoos #fitover40 #fitat48
5am ✅ Pushing play on Shoulder day ✅ It’s GO TIME! 💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong #earlymorningworkout #homeworkout #lululemon #lovetank #lulufreak #lulufanatic #fitover40 #fitat48 #fitwomen #fitwomenat48
#beyourownhero #independence #slayyourowndragons #takecareofyou #independenceissexy #standupforyourself #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong
There’s no going back💥Even at o’dark thirty 🌙 Cheers to the early morning workout freaks! 🥂 Grinding it out while the rest of the world is still sleeping 😴 #gotgoals #determination #preworkout #earlymorningworkout #theearlybirdgetsthegains #teamarktikfitness #iamarktikstrong
It might look like I have an addiction to workout shoes, but if you’re doing workouts and classes like I do, your shoes need to be replaced about every 3 months 😱 So why not buy shoes you love and rotate them out to make each pair last a little longer? ❤️ Your feet/ankles/knees/hips/back/neck...your whole body depends on good, appropriate footwear. They don’t have to cost a fortune, but replacing your shoes after they wear down will save you in problems down the road 🌟💪🏻 #apl #athleticpropultionlabs #solongnike #nomorenike #iamarktikstrong #teamarktikfitness #workoutshoes
Yeah, it’s the best bar out there, but how does it taste? AH-mazing 🙌🏻 Why is it the best? Calorie for calorie, it’s got more protein & fiber, less sugar than any other bar. 🌟💪🏻 And no artificial anything! I smiled while I ate it 😁❤️ #healthybar #healthbar #tasty #iamarktikstrong #teamarktikfitness #healthysnack #bestthereis
Dude took full advantage of the warm, clean laundry pile 😂❤️ #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahualover #chimama #chihuahualove #chihuahualife
I’ll go anywhere with this hottie ❤️ #audi #A4 #audia4sline #rolex #submariner #lululemon #lululeman
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