What brought you to James Fitness in the first place?
I first came to James fitness not necessarily because I wanted to it was because my husband had been telling me about the 30 day trial and thought it would be a good ideas for me to try. I eventually agreed. By the time I agreed it was too late. No more places. James soon contacted me and asked if I would like to go in and have a chat. So I reluctantly did. I felt extremely anxious. This was short lived as I was met by a man who was very warm and enthusiastic about what he had to offer at his gym.
What was your first impression and how has that changed
My first impression was one of great doubt. Here was a man telling me all the things I wanted to hear. I can be fit, I can lose weight. But seriously eating 1700 calories. I didn’t think so. I was told I will fit in people who go to James fitness are lovely and friendly. So after a few months my doubts have left. I am getting fit, I am losing weight and I have not met anybody that hasn’t been friendly or encouraging. I can honestly say that I would never have uttered those words (I am looking forward to my gym session). I have been converted because it’s not a normal gym.
What was I your first goal
My first goal was initially walking into a session. Not great at walking into a room full of people I don’t know. This goal was soon achieved because everybody made me feel welcome. I have many goals so I break them down into small achievable goals. My first real goal was to lose some weight, become both physical and mentally stronger. This is all coming together. I’m not there yet but I am on my way.
What are you working on now?
Now I have the bricks in place of exercise and calories I am working on not going back to old habits. Emotional eating being the hardest one to break.
What’s your favourite JF memory
So far I think my favourite memory has to be the reaction I got when I lost my first half stone. I got a certificate which I have to be honest I’m not someone who will make a whole lot of effort or show any enthusiasm about getting stickers or certificates. James put it on face book which initially I grumped about. It’s very easy for people to do a thumbs up or congratulate you on face book. What was lovely was that as I saw people at the gym they said well done, congratulations. They had seen it on Facebook but they had also remembered. I wasn’t just a number or a face on face book. Everybody that spoke to me about it seemed genuinely happy for me. Nice feeling.
Lorraine Green (54)