"As I got older I knew it was important for me to keep active and take exercise. Women of my age have busy lives juggling work / families and often little time for themselves. Time to join the gym. I've had a few gym memberships, but the novelty soon wears off and it becomes a chore. I was bored or frustrated. I had the same programme for a month, or I couldn't get on the equipment in the order I wanted to do it. I soon stopped going!
I've been coming to Wellbeing for many years - Ian tells me since 2012 - I think it was a little before this. I remember seeing this new 'gym' come to Towcester. I had to pass it every day on my way to work. I thought I'd give this new gym a try. From the moment I walked in it was different. This was personal training and it was tailored to me, every session was different. It was progressive, I wasn't going through the same programme for weeks. This was my time.
Initially I felt self conscious about being with a trainer on my own. I was a middle -aged hard-working women. Had I made a mistake with this intense tuition? Not at all, I was put at ease right from the start. There was only me and the trainer, no one else to make a fool of myself in front of. But I didn't make a fool of myself. I was guided through each exercise. Yes I struggled with some at first, it's learning about your body mechanics. The sense of achievement in those early sessions where I could do a few more 'reps' or run a little further was tremendous."