Shanyn

shanyn

I had always considered myself to be quite fit, having played sport for most of my life. I had been a member of various gyms for as long as I could remember and I felt strong, so it was a mystery to me why I kept getting injured!

So where am I now? I have learned how to train properly and now I am fit – and on the way to getting really fit.

I had always considered myself to be quite fit, having played sport for most of my life. I had been a member of various gyms for as long as I could remember and I felt strong, so it was a mystery to me why I kept getting injured!

Then I met Craig and started both personal training with him, and also doing the boxing and circuit classes at Function Force. For the first time I felt that I was doing exercises that were specifically designed to help with both my running and with everyday life. For the first time, I had instructors that showed interest and genuinely cared about the outcomes that I wanted.

As well as this, I loved the atmosphere – the gym has attracted a really diverse range of people (in terms of personality, age, gender and fitness levels) who are all just basically cool people that are encouraging and friendly. No hard core cult-like crossfit crazies people here. And they play cool music.

So where am I now? I have learned how to train properly and now I am fit – and on the way to getting really fit. After 6 months of training at Function Force I had not lost any weight, but replaced floppiness for muscle, and dropped a dress size. A further 6 months saw me lose weight and become leaner and stronger again. I now have core muscles (wow!) and my running technique has improved to the point that a) I have not had any injuries that have stopped me in over 2 years and b) I am enjoying running longer distances and getting faster.

My friends and work colleagues also think that I have grown taller as my posture has improved significantly as I now have the core strength to carry myself around properly and the constant lower back ache that I thought was just a permanent part of life has all but disappeared.

I have no doubt that I will continue to smash my goals thanks to the team at Function Force!