Karen's Story - 58yrs

Karen started with us back in July with the goal to lose 10kg before her son’s wedding and to be able to chase her grandchildren. She was essentially starting from “scratch” with no real experience in a gym, spending most of her time sitting at a desk because she works in Administration and concerned that at 58 years old she might even be too old to start.

I have been incredibly impressed by Karen’s progress over the past 8 months – her technique, strength, fitness and confidence have completely turned around! She has a real understanding of what it means to “work to intensity”, and I love seeing her push herself to her limits each session. She recently had a fall and injured her knee but she hasn’t let that get in the way of getting the most out of her training sessions. Karen has incredible focus and determination, her can do attitude inspires us all.


“I felt nervous starting my first training session as I had no confidence in my ability to achieve anything. I didn’t know what half the exercises that Mia was talking about were.  I was also a bit concerned about my age and if I was just too old to start.  I now love coming to the gym, the Boss family are amazing and are so supportive of not only me but each and every member. We all push each other to achieve our best and when I leave I am totally exhausted but also feel amazing.

Mia has been an amazing trainer for me adapting my training to suit my abilities, encouraging me through a recent injury, which I did think, would be the end of my training regime.”

What motivates you to keep turning up and training

“My initial motivation was to lose ten kilos before my son’s wedding (which I achieved) my second motivation was to be able to chase my grandchildren (I can).  

My motivation now is simple – I love going to the gym it has become part of weekly routine ‘I do it for me’. “

What advice would you give someone who is looking to start?

“Just do it, you won’t regret it, I certainly haven’t’.”