Amanda knew she needed to up her game – so she swapped the treadmill for group fitness classes and lost 20kg.
“For most of my life I haven’t been happy with my appearance. I’d thought about joining a gym many times, but I’d wrongly assumed I didn’t enjoy working out… so I just continued my bad habits.
Then after having my son, I weighed in at 84kg. I felt so depressed; I hated my body and myself. I decided I’d had enough, so I rang Fernwood Salisbury and spoke to Bec. I was nervous as hell about going to Fernwood, but the minute I opened the doors, Bec and Ali were so welcoming. They both took a genuine interest in me. I left feeling good with a shiny new Fernwood Membership.
For the first three weeks I would come in and use the treadmill. While walking on the treadmill and thinking I would never get anywhere, I could hear the fun the girls in the Group Fitness room were having. I knew I needed to up my game, so even though I felt very nervous, I joined a Body Attack class. I was hooked! I went on to try Body Pump, Body Step and RPM – now you can find me in the front row, loving every class!
The group fitness instructors pushed me to some of my furthest limits. I have to say a massive thank you to Margaret who instructs most of my classes. She believed in me and really pushed me when I wanted to give up. With her encouragement I was able to reach some of my goals.
Now I finally feel proud of myself. I like the way I look, I feel happy, I eat healthy, and when I’m not feeling good, everybody at the gym is there for me. I’ve made some great friends for life… and so have my kids! A massive special thank you to the childcare staff Cherie, Cathy, Ammie and Eve. You take the best care of my babies in Supervised Play and they absolutely adore you.
A huge thank you to all the staff. I love coming in every day. Every time I walk through the doors, the girls greet me by my name. I am happy to be re-signing for another year… let’s see where this can take me!
So, lucky last I am happy to share with you all that I have now lost a whopping 20kg. I feel great and I have a whole new outlook on health and fitness!”