Full disclosure up front. When I was was younger, Grace used work in the local shop in Cobh that sold and rented out movies and computer games. There wasn’t a week went by that I didn’t go in and drive her demented with my questions and messing around so I’m delighted that she didn’t hold it against me all these years. You’re are and always were a superstar Grace!!
Like many of our clients, Grace is super busy. Being a mother of 3 children, working a full time job and a husband who works shifts, Grace could easily come up with several reasons as to why she doesn’t have time to take care of her health & fitness needs. but you’ll see from her story below how she makes the time, why it’s important to her and how it benefits her in her everyday life.
“A big reason for me getting started was to improve my posture and strength. I’v always felt very hunched over with my locked down and felt so weak I couldn’t open a jam jar. While I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose I did want to tone up as well.
I had bought a posture support and was doing a lot of running but I wasn’t getting the results that I wanted so I got in touch with Steve as I had trained with him a few years ago. I really wanted to see progress with my results and change things up from the running as I have been doing that for years.
Since starting with the guys I feel so much stronger, leaner and more mobile due to my posture.
When I got started I couldn’t believe how weak I was doing what looked like simple things. The first time I tried to move the prowler (Steve note: This tis a piece of equipment you push along the floor) I couldn’t budge it but now I can run up the gym with it. I struggled to lift 6kg dumbbells but can now press the 12kg multiple times.
I couldn’t do a push up but now can do over 10.
I work full time, my husband works shift and we have 3 children so it does take a lot of organisation to make time for myself. I’m in the gym 18 months and train 3 days a week and I feel so much better for making it work around my busy schedule.
People have noticed how much healthier, stronger and more toned I look even since I started with the guys even though I’ve always exercised and my husband can’t get over how toned my arms look!!
I so much more aware of my posture and can adjust it when necessary where as before I just seem to be locked into a bad position and and also bounce back much quicker if I get sick or run down which has made a massive difference for me.
Because I was running so much and for so long, I find the gym much more enjoyable as well as seeing the results that I want. I love the variety of the training, the atmosphere and the coaches who are always there for you. Also, the unbelievable difference in my strength feels great- I never dread coming in as there is always great craic and support from everyone.
As I said, with such a busy lifestyle, it’s not easy but putting the effort in and making the time for me has definitely been worth it.”
From all the team and community, well Done Grace. Delighted to see you efforts and consistency paying off.
Inspired to start your own journey? Click the consultation banner below to get in touch and we’ll organise a time for you to come in to discus your goals and how our programs can help you achieve your them.