Name: Michole LeNay McBroom
Occupation: Mother, Accountant, Gym Owner/Operator
Birthdate: May 17th
Education: Business Degree from Cal State University Northridge
Place of Birth: Stockton, California
Kids: Austin and Landon McBroom
Parents: McKinley and Shirley Kemp
Siblings: Monique Stefanovic
Dogs: Kolbe (Shippoo) and Scoobi (Labradoodle)
I have owned Ladies First Fitness and Spa since 2003. I went into this venture with my husband at the time, Allen McBroom. I was not an avid gym rat like Allen but financials are my forte. I only wanted to be responsible for the accounting and hire the best people to provide fitness and expertise and customer service to our members. A business venture that started out as a side hobby from my regular Controller positions at large corporations slowly became a passion of love.
I LOVE Ladies First Fitness and Spa and all the beautiful women that have come through our doors. Ladies First is so much more than just a gym but a place to feel accepted, appreciated, understood, inspired and welcome. Women face many challenges as Mothers, Wives and Providers. We are very strong and amazing people that are so focused on others that we neglect ourselves.
I have learned after a 23-year marriage ending that everything does not make sense but LIFE goes on. I have taken this time to reflect on my life and realize that I want much more for myself and my family. I am putting my needs first in order to be an inspiration for my children and a pleasant and giving spirit for everyone I meet. There have been many times in the past that I have felt defeated and alone but with the grace of God everything has worked out for the best.
I want to challenge every woman to put her needs first and not feel guilty. When you take care of yourself and LOVE you, then everyone benefits. If you were to reflect, you would see that most men in our lives take care of their needs. They hang with their friends to have fun, go to the gym to release stress or just get away from the family, join a men’s sport league to feel challenged, go back to school to further their career and feel accomplished, etc. And Ladies, there is nothing wrong with this. We need to do the same and stop being angry at our men because they are taking responsibility for making themselves happy. We need to take responsibility in making ourselves happy. DO NOT depend on anyone else to determine your fate. Take the time EACH day to pray, meditate or just be still so that you can feel with your heart instead of your head.
Happiness for me is being fit and healthy, working on myself and towards goals that I have set for my life, loving my body as it is and not as it used to be when I was 20, and counting my blessings daily. I even got a tattoo on my wrist of the word “Blessed” so that I could be reminded that no matter what, I am truly blessed and to be thankful. I have two beautiful, healthy children and a thriving gym that is a safe haven for so many amazing, beautiful and strong women. What more could I ask for? Not even a man could give me the peace I feel today; I have everything I need.
Thank you for being a member of Ladies First Fitness and Spa because without you, there would be no US.