CAITE – MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
“I have been a keen member of norths Fitness since 2009. I LOVE the classes and have tried quite a few. I change classes once or twice a year to keep challenging myself.
My overall motivation is to live a happy, healthy and fit life. I also have a short term goal to lose around 10 kgs so I can fit into my red dress when I travel overseas later this year!
I love food, particularly when consumed with family and friends with a glass or 2 of wine. I’ll eat anything delicious! To counter the slowdown in metabolic rate that comes with age, I eat smaller portion sizes, ramp up the veggie content, keep the fat content low and use low GI carbohydrates. I enjoy the challenge of creating delicious meals following these principles.
I have also been working to improve my fitness over the last few years and through the classes at norths Fitness, I have been able to achieve good results. I really appreciate how the trainers plan routines that look at different areas of the body & address fitness goals. Having the routines regularly updated ensures I can’t become complacent and the metabolic impact remains high. I attend 3 – 4 classes each week including Group Groove with Coralie (we’re going to miss you… sniff!), Fit, Firm and Flexible with Avril (that new track 3… it’s hard!) and Rooftop Warrior with Mike and Ryan (stop scheming up new challenges!). More recently I’ve started Personal Training with Ryan and Tuesday nights with Anne & Alison. This session, in conjunction with the Warrior class on Saturdays has really helped ramp up my fitness and strength levels this year. And just as we start to feel comfortable with a routine, Ryan will change it so we can’t rest on our laurels!
I’d recommend the Warrior class. People have told me they think the class is too difficult for them & while I agree it is a challenging class, it is something you take at your own pace. And over time, you will be able to do more and more. Not being a runner, I find the warm up jog around the block to be a challenge! As I round the corner from Palmer St into West St, my lungs immediately go into panic mode and all I want to do is stop. Over time I have learnt how to keep going and I can now run the block without stopping, though I am still the slowest runner in the group. I’ll know that I’ve really improved when I manage to overtake someone!
Carly and her team put a lot of thought into the programs and facilities at norths Fitness. I am very grateful to the norths Fitness team for their care & support.
Maybe I’ll see you in the next Warrior class soon… everyone is welcome… especially if you are a slow runner!”