I’d been out of training for a few years with injuries and the kilos crept up on me. I knew I had to start something as it was getting harder and harder. I saw a 6 Week Challenge on Facebook and thought I’d bite the bullet and sign up. I wanted to get back into shape and drop the kilos and get to a healthy weight. I was always active, but my weight started to affect my cycling. It was getting tough. I was getting left behind. It was frustrating and disappointing. I felt depressed. I had struggled on and off with my weight since I was young. I got down to decent weight then had an injury and an operation, which threw a spanner in the works. I wanted to focus on my weight loss, and now we’re here. 20 kilos plus later.

During the first interview I saw that it was a tailored and personal environment and not mass marketed. It was focused on one-on-one and once I got into the right mindset, I knew I could do it. I wanted to achieve a goal where I could become comfortable with my body and with my fitness level. I had a pretty disappointing initial assessment result. I felt pretty out of shape. But in the first few weeks the results came straight away. My trainer, Chris, works calmly towards my goal with no judgment or pressure. I was encouraged instead of yelled at. For the first time in my life I had definition in my abs. It lit a fire in me to continue. I now take other classes, am cycling more, and I look forward to coming each week. I like the challenge. I’m in the best shape of my life now. The people are really nice, both the members and the trainers. There’s a family friendly feel to place, where people are genuinely concerned with how everyone else is going. It’s a nice community, and I like what they’ve done for the local community as well.