Ciaran got started with us with the intention of just doing a 4 month membership. Thankfully, 8 months later and he is still going strong.
He had been walking and swimming regularly, but as his work travel schedule is fairly demanding, he found his weight creeping up, his body getting immobile from all the sitting down and his strength not really getting any attention.
With a view of developing a more balanced fitness routine, including a longterm focus on sustainable health, Ciaran brushed aside his stereotypical view of ‘gyms’ and got started.
“Joining a gym had been in the back of my head for years but I had the stereotypical view that it was full of posers, ‘meatheads’ and pounding music, which had put me off taking action.
I had heard good reports about Steve’s place, and after having a chat with him, I decided to give it a go. My initial plan was to sign up for just 4 moths but the program gave me so many benefits that I decided to stay on after my initial program ended.
My main goals were to build a leaner and stronger body, and to also develop a better overall shape. I also wanted to improve my overall mobility as I travel a lot and was feeling the effects that all the sitting was having on my body.
As well as achieving my original goals of leaning up and increasing my strength and mobility, my energy levels and productivity have also really improved.
Feeling the results outside the gym is a real big motivator for me.
I have noticed that the niggles I used to have aren’t there any more, and my posture has really improved, a huge benefit for me due to all the travelling/sitting I do.
I really noticed the benefits after I completed a 3 hour kayaking session and didn’t feel shattered, which I would have previously. And people I haven’t seen in a while have also noticed the changes in me, which is always a good sign.
I do my sessions early in the morning and find that this really sets me up for the day ahead. It primes me for work and allows me to maintain a much more positive focus throughout the day as it puts me in a much better mental state.
I really like the relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. You’re never made to feel stupid or unwelcome, and there is a great sense of camaraderie between both the coaches and clients.
I feel like I’m always in a safe environment and the sessions are always good fun and rewarding- it’s a very enjoyable challenge!!
A big thing for me personally was learning that it’s not about smashing yourself with heavy weights. It’s about learning good technique, challenging yourself safely and focusing on the sustainable benefits to your longterm quality of life.”
We asked Ciaran what advice he would give to anyone on the fence about trying us out:
“Just get started and try it out like I did. You have absolutely nothing to lose. I don’t see a downside to giving it a go, only an upside.”
So are we the right fit for you and your goals? There’s only one way to find out!! Your first step is to get started on your ‘7 Day Kickstart Challenge’, and you can click here for full details of what’s involved.