My Journey began approx. 12 weeks ago when the Arundel Stepz Fitness opened. It had been 9 years since I last attended a gym and did any regular exercise as my life had completely revolved around my children.
The lure of a brand new gym just down the road from me prompted me to organise my life, I did in fact have a child free spot of 2 hours between work finishing and picking up the kids from school and day care!
The goals I set myself were to shed some weight, build some muscles and get a regular dose of endorphins! I’ve been medicated for years for depression and anxiety, medication takes the edge off the symptoms but the ‘buzz’ I get from exercising helps me to forget my problems.
I used Personal Trainer Jessie Kim right from the beginning. I said to her the first day I met her….I need to book sessions with you or I just won’t come back” Because let’s face it the first few weeks are the hardest to stay motivated especially with sore muscles. Jessie got me through that first month, her training style with so much variety is amazing – never a dull moment! She’s also taught me a lot about nutrition and recovery. I really enjoy the gut- wrenching bootcamp sessions and I am rapt there are now crossfit sessions, awesome!
In my 12 week journey I have lost 6kgs but most importantly I have muscle tone and a new found strength, determination and commitment to better health….bring on the next 12 weeks!
Mary-Anne Cawdron - Stepz Fitness Arundel