After moving to the area two years ago I looked for a gym similar to my old one (offering small group training with a community feel to keep me accountable!), and Live Well was at the top of the list. My goals were to improve my overall strength and lose some centimetres off my midsection, which I was able to achieve with weekly PT sessions with Chris, and semi private sessions with Allan. When I fell pregnant I was initially hesitant about continuing my training, but Chris was very reassuring and was able to tailor my programs to suit each stage of my pregnancy, and was really guided by my changing needs and capabilities each session. Chris knew that I would need to continue strengthening my upper body, core and glutes to not only support my growing belly, but also to prepare my body for breastfeeding, holding a baby, and juggling a pram, baby and shopping at the same time! As I’m notoriously lazy, none of my friends could believe I was still training while pregnant, and even I surprised myself training up until 37 weeks! That in itself is a testament to how much I enjoy my sessions at Live Well!

There is no way I would have achieved that were it not for the dedication of the Live Well team. Taking care of one’s physical and mental health is so vital as a new mum, so once I got into a bit of a routine with my baby, and after lockdown, I was happy to get back to the gym six months postpartum. Chris created programs for me to ease back into training, and Niall keeps me accountable with weekly check ins. The Live Well team consistently go above and beyond to help their members achieve their goals, and the community is so encouraging and friendly. For anyone who is pregnant or a new mum, training at Live Well is one of the best investments you can make to your health and that of your child!