Won­der Woman

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The timer climbs and climbs and par­tic­i­pants bow out to congratulations and laugh­ter.

Morgan’s plank clocked in at just over five min­utes.

And, said Green, it is this spirit of fun and hard work which has al­lowed Morgan to lose 53 pounds over the last two years.

“Her at­ti­tude is one of the big­gest driv­ers of her progress,” said Green.

“She has blown my mind with her progress.”

Morgan joined Jus­treal Fit­ness two years ago to help her lose weight for a med­i­cal pro­ce­dure.

With Green’s help, Morgan bat­tled two arthritic knees and bur­si­tis in her shoul­ders to reach her goal. They have been work­ing to­gether ever since.

And now, she is reap­ing the ben­e­fits of her ded­i­ca­tion.

“I feel like I’m 25, all be­cause of Sam. I just feel great,” said Morgan. “I’m do­ing all right for an old gal.”

Given that Morgan hits the gym five times a week through a mix of classes and per­sonal train­ing ses­sions, she may be un­der­selling her­self.

In fact, this past sum­mer Morgan com­pleted 21 race events and is ea­ger for the next chal­lenge.

“You can set goals and you can reach them. Just keep go­ing un­til you do,” she said.

But Morgan’s ded­i­ca­tion to fit­ness is only matched by her pos­i­tive at­ti­tude.

“She al­ways gives ev­ery­body a smile. And she loves prank­ing peo­ple,” said Green.

This is best ex­em­pli­fied by Morgan’s Won­der Woman cos­tume, which she sported through­out the plank com­pe­ti­tion but has also worn to per­sonal train­ing ses­sions.

When asked about the su­per­hero cos­tume, Morgan burst out laugh­ing.

“Peo­ple have won­dered about me for years ... I just put it on for fun,” she said.

How­ever, Green stressed it is things like Morgan’s cos­tume that help make the gym a fun, com­mu­nity-driven space.

“It’s so great to have that type of peo­ple come to my gym,” said Green.

And Morgan’s mes­sage to oth­ers look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion is sim­ple and straight­for­ward: work for it.

“Keep chal­leng­ing your­self. Push your lim­its,” she said. “You just have to keep build­ing and get­ting stronger.”

And even though she some­times wears a cos­tume, there’s lit­tle doubt that Green and the other gym-go­ers would treat Morgan like a su­per­hero even if she for­got the getup.

“Her progress is just undeniable,” said Green.

Josh Healey

Mem­bers of Bridge­wa­ter’s Jus­treal Fit­ness gym par­tic­i­pated in the first an­nual plank chal­lenge on Dec. 30. Brid­gett Morgan’s plank (left) clocked in at a lit­tle more than five min­utes.

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