“I was at a point in my life where I was struggling physically and mentally. I had reached a decision to quit my job as it was all too much. Doctors, tests, naturopaths, diets were not working.
I found CoreFit through a co-worker who had been encouraging me for over 12 months to come and join her at buddy week. I used the usual excuses, don’t have time, I have kids, I have work, it cost too much & I tried it before and its doesn’t work.
WOW the first session I was so unfit, struggling to keep up, trying to breath and feeling like I wanted to be sick made me realise I needed this more now than ever so I signed up 3 days later 2 days a week for 6 months.
I will never forget that first shed lap, Dan said no excuses you are going…. fears of not being able to run , breathe or keeping up with everyone else must have been showing on my face because one of the guys in my class turned to me and said its Ok we all started where you are, I will do it with you, you can do this. I still hate shed runs but I can now do them without stopping and even though I don’t like it I challenge myself to push through and encourage others to do the same.
I am now doing 3 to 4 days a week for 12 months and I can truly say my fitness & strength has grown dramatically but more importantly my confidence and my mental state has improved so much. I am no longer having anxiety attacks daily, I enjoy going to work, I have lost some kilos, dropped 34 centimetres & a dress size.
Not only has Dan, Ali & Annette encouraged, pushed and strengthened me through my journey but the beautiful ladies and men in my morning group have also played a huge part. You just don’t realise how much you can touch someone’s life. I look forward to coming to the gym and miss it when I am away. I have made many friendships, never have I felt so comfortable in a small group (gym) …its ok to vulnerable, silly, honest and to laugh.
My husband is in very early morning small groups, his transformation is huge, I am so proud of his achievements. We are getting fitter and healthier together, our new hobby. Discussions of our workouts & our PB’s is a daily thing (our kids say it’s all we talk about LOL)
I am still growing, have more goals to achieve and will continue to encourage others on my CoreFit journey.”