Su Member Spotlight Stanlee Lipkin1

Rediscovering Strength and Balance:

Stanlee’s Transformation with Stronger U


Quick facts:

  • Name: Stanlee L.
  • Age: 71
  • Weight Lost: 18 pounds
  • Hobbies: Crossfit, Peloton, running marathons, yoga
  • Coach: Kate Mazzoni

Stanlee’s life took a turn when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted her fitness routine and gradually led to weight regain. But with determination and the support of Stronger U, she found her way back to a healthier lifestyle. Let’s delve into Stanlee’s inspiring journey and discover how she regained control over her fitness and well-being. 

Stanlee, a fitness enthusiast, had always been committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She religiously followed a disciplined routine of running, yoga, and strength training using the Peloton app. Initially, she found success by adopting the Paleo diet, shedding pounds effortlessly while feeling energized. However, over time, Stanlee faced the disheartening reality of her weight gradually creeping back up despite her best efforts to maintain her progress. 

It was after completing her first post-COVID half-marathon that Stanlee experienced a wake-up call. Her bones and joints ached, signaling that her body was no longer as resilient as before. Determined to make a change, she came across Stronger U, inspired by the remarkable transformations achieved by friends who had undergone the program. Intrigued and motivated, Stanlee decided it was time to join and embark on her own transformative journey. 

Fast forward to today, and Stanlee’s life serves as a testament to the positive impact of Stronger U. She recently completed a year with her coach, Kate Mazzoni, who became an unwavering source of support, understanding, and practical guidance. As an Orthodox Jew, Stanlee faced the additional challenge of navigating food-centric holidays and spiritual practices that demanded careful planning. Through Stronger U, she gained invaluable skills that allowed her to seamlessly integrate her newfound knowledge into her everyday meals, race preparations, and even travel plans. Recognizing that perfection is unrealistic, Stanlee appreciates that the program has armed her with the tools to consistently make better decisions for her well-being. 

What set Stronger U apart from other programs Stanlee had tried was the empowering sense of choice it offered. Unlike restrictive diets that relied on pre-packaged meals, Stronger U allowed her to select, cook, and enjoy foods that suited her preferences and goals. This level of customization allowed Stanlee to focus on understanding portion sizes and balancing macronutrients—an essential aspect of her success. 

While the 18-pound weight loss is an impressive accomplishment, Stanlee’s journey encompassed more than just numbers on a scale. One of her most cherished non-scale victories was being able to fit into new clothes—a tangible reminder of her progress and unwavering dedication. Stanlee firmly believes that her improved overall health, achieved through clean eating and an active lifestyle, has positioned her in a better state to face any future challenges that come her way. 

For those considering joining Stronger U, Stanlee offers a simple yet profound piece of advice: ask questions. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant, there are no stupid questions when it comes to taking control of one’s health and well-being. Stronger U equips individuals with the necessary tools and guidance, but it’s up to each person to make the commitment and actively work towards their goals. 

Stanlee’s journey showcases the transformative power of Stronger U. Her story serves as an inspiration, demonstrating that with the right program, support, and mindset, anyone can achieve remarkable transformations in their lives. Learn more about how Stronger U can help you reach your goals here.

Note from Coach:


 It was an absolute pleasure and honor to be your coach! You approached the Stronger U program with a growth mindset, and your eagerness to learn and improve was truly inspiring. Not only have you transformed your own health and fitness, but you have become a role model for your entire family in the realm of nutrition and wellness. 

Keep rocking those runs and embracing the challenges of strength training! Your dedication and determination showcase what is possible when you set your mind to a goal. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of your incredible journey. 

 Thank you for allowing me to support you on this path of growth and empowerment! 

 – Coach Kate Mazzoni 

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