Fear of what people think and how you will look is one of the major barriers to starting a new exercise program, and also why people don’t try and sort out their back pain or fitness issues…..
One of our clients has conquered these fears and completely blown us away with her results and achievements!
Meet Madge – in her 40’s, in some pain, lacking fitness, over weight and not sure what to do.
She started coming to us for low back pain and was seen in the physio and studio setting a handful of times to start to get her moving and feeling relatively comfortable with moving.
Being slightly older and over weight, this lady was concerned about ‘fitting in’ with our group fitness classes and worried about how she would cope, what others would think of her and just lacking in confidence about putting herself out there.
Her main issues were
- inability to move easily and freely
- couldn’t get out of a chair unaided
- needed to use the handrail to get up and downstairs
- being de-conditioned and unfit
- lack of tone and generally weak
3 weeks ago she started some of our group fitness classes, and boy has she been doing fabulously!
Our classes are small so non threatening, and you get the attention to know you’re doing things well. Pilates is gentle yet challenging, so you can work at your level and challenge yourself just by a small adjustment in leg or arm position. You most certainly don’t need to keep up with everyone else, and to be honest you really need to come with a brain and focus – so you don’t have time to worry about what everyone else is up to!
She has lost weight, has gained in confidence, has been able to get up from a chair easily and also get up and down stairs easily.
All this in just 3 weeks!
Think what could happen after 3 months
This lady has been an inspiration to us both as therapists and instructors alike.
If we can inspire anyone who has been sitting in the fence and worried about whether they will cope and or fit in or whether it is for them….you won’t know til you try and you definitely don’t want to be in a situation where you leave it too late.
What would your life be like being fitter and stronger – what would that mean to you?
Fear is the main causative reason to prevent action.
Instead – think what you COULD do if you were more mobile and more fit and could move more freely.
Think what would your ideal life look like if you were pain free or fit or strong.
What kind of things would you be doing if you were able to?
Visualise how you would FEEL being able to do those things.
The benefits of exercising and looking after yourself need to outweigh the position you are in now.
You need to want it and believe that it is possible.
We have a gorgeous community of clients that are here to not only hit their own goals, but they also serve as an inspiration and support network to others. Your lifestyle is only yours to influence and you can only step up and claim that lifestyle choice when you decide to own it.
Know that we are here to support you and guide you and help in anyway we can because that’s what we do.
We aim to impact and help as many people as we can get the results they want.
Whether that’s to run a marathon or just get out of a chair unaided – your goal is your goal. Own it. Achieve it.
We’ll help you every step of the way.
Heaps of others do it – so can you.
Not sure if we’re right for you? Give us a bell / or flick us and email and suss us out!
08 9306 8819. firstname.lastname@example.org