Q1 What brought you to James Fitness in the first place?
I had recently moved to the area and left my gym back in Thanet. I was struggling with the stress of work. I was running twice a week but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to get faster and start racing again but needed to lose weight too. Lost weight before doing food replacement diets but I was fed up not eating ‘real’ food.
Q2 What was your first impression and how has that changed?
I was sceptical at first. How could I lose weight but eat so much! I was so used to starving myself. I also really didn’t think I had time to exercise with a very demanding job, a young child at home and already running twice a week.
Now, it is just become part of my weekly routine. I write my sessions in my diary like I would any meeting at work. I also write it in our family calendar so my family know when I’m not in.
I was worried that everyone would be fitter than me. JF is full of like minded, friendly people on the same journey as you
Q3 What was your first goal? To lose weight and in time as a result of this improve my running times.
Q4 What are you working on now? Having lost 2 stone I’m now working on maintaining that weight loss. Gaining muscle and losing more fat.
Q5 What’s your favourite JF memory?
Running on the treadmill and James pushing it up to 11 I think. My partner at the time was egging me on and then once I had finished (nearly flying off the end of the treadmill I might add! ) everyone clapped. I felt so supported.