I was feeling like I needed something for me. I was 18 years old, working full time, and wanted somewhere to ‘escape to’. At the time, I was engaged to be married (to a PT who I’d met at Energize years earlier!) and wanted to get fit and healthy for my wedding.
These days, I still use it as my escape time, except this time I’m escaping from my kids!! I have 4, and while they’re all darlings, being able to have some ‘me time’ is really important.
Each time I’ve had my babies, I’ve discovered a new type of exercise to try. I got into Yoga after my first, starting with Power Yoga and then trying all the other styles too. When I was pregnant with my son (baby number 2), I loved Jeni’s Pump classes. I kept it light so I wasn’t over-exerting myself, but was able to keep my body strong to prepare for birth and new-motherhood. By baby number three, my favourite thing to do was chill out for some quiet time in the stretch room! Aaah, 10 minutes of quiet bliss! And now, after my fourth, I’ve gotten a PT to keep me on track as I regain the strength four pregnancies will sap out of you!