I’ve always struggled with my weight, so I was extremely nervous about joining a gym. Apart from feeling highly self-conscious, I was worried about leaving my daughters in the Kid’s Club. My youngest daughter, Summer, has a serious blood disorder, so when things go wrong, she might need to be rushed to hospital.
Being totally stressed, I knew I needed to start taking better care of myself so I could look after my family. I downloaded a trial pass from the website and used it to try a Yin Yoga class. I absolutely loved it! And my girls loved it in the Kid’s Club! The ladies were so welcoming.
After a few weeks of Yin I thought I should try a Body Combat class. It was REALLY hard, and I felt like the least fit person in the room, but the teacher (Robynne) was really encouraging.
A few months later, I learned I had Insulin Resistance. I was told that resistance training would help, so I got one of the trainers (Dave) to write me a program. It was much simpler than I expected, and I enjoyed the routine. Over the next 12 months, I lost over 30kg (at 0.5-1kg per week).
More importantly, I gained energy, and finally started to feel comfortable in my body. And the best part is, I’m now a healthy role model for my daughters.