Mary is 59 years old and has only been with us for exactly 1 year and has shown so much improvement that us trainers are still so amazed. Not only can we see a huge improvement in Mary's technique, her strength and her fitness but what we have noticed is her attitude towards exercise and training. When she first joined us, she didn't have any confidence in the gym and never thought she would understand any workouts or exercises but now 12 month in, she turns up with no complaint 3 times every week and pushes so hard in every workout and we just love seeing this change!
"I was very confused my first session, I’d never been to a gym before, let alone know what a Kettlebell Thruster was, or any of the exercises for that matter.
My daughter forced me to come, and I didn’t think I was going to last very long. All of the members were friendly and supportive which made me feel comfortable and motivated to come back.
I feel achy when I walk in, I have suffered from bad psoriatic arthritis for the last 20 years. Because of this, Mia, Adam & Steph moderate exercises to my ability, they’re also constantly watching members and correcting their technique. I still get things wrong all the time and I can’t read the whiteboard because I’m blind, but they’re so supportive and always there to help me. I walk out feeling great and ready to start the day."
What motivates you to keep turning up and training?
Knowing that I’ll feel much better after the workout. I also love that I’m constantly feeling stronger, which makes my everyday life a lot easier.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to start?
Just give it a try. If you think your capabilities are limited, the trainers are great at customising the working to suit you. You’ll feel great afterwards!