In September last year, Emerald approached the team at Aleenta BARRE Mermaid Waters about organising a 6 week personal challenge in which the team would help to keep her accountable. She had a determination in her eyes and was committed to making some life changes. Read on to here how she went...
1. What instigated the changes you have experienced?
I have to be honest and say I was having a pretty tough time with depression prior to deciding to make changes in my life. I have tried several different styles of exercise over the last few years, and nothing really got me motivated. I danced from 4 - 17 years of age and I felt it was a great way to kick start a new healthy behaviour in my life..
So I signed up :)
2. Prior to Aleenta BARRE what exercise were you doing?
Walking - irregularly.
3. What results did you see?
The first few weeks I was determined and stuck to my fitness goal. I saw Aleenta BARRE starting to improve my physical strength - but the more unexpected result and main change for me was an overall energetic enthusiasm for life returned. I can see now in hindsight that I had been feeling so disconnected from my body and my energy levels were low.
This increased enthusiasm brought me renewed energy to do simple things - like play with my son at the park. It also positively affected my intimacy and sex life with my partner. I was feeling more confident and this flowed onto all areas of my life. I am studying Beauty Therapy and my new healthy ways also improved my focus when studying.
Exercising consistently helped me recharge. I would rate my overall feelings towards life prior as 5/10 and now I feel 10/10 which has made a huge difference as I am energised and on track :)
4. Physically what have been your results?
After the first 6 weeks I measured how may calf rises, push ups, planks and squats I could do.
4. If others want these results how many classes did you come to each week?
I decided to stay committed to 4 classes a week and I was (and still am) 100% committed every week.
5. Any thing else you want to share?
Aleenta BARRE, has given me a new found purpose in my life, I feel energised and excited about the future. I will continue my membership, as I love the classes, and they take care of us by changing the routines regularly which allows me to work all areas of my body. I used to be a gym person in my 20's, but this is just not appealing anymore. I love the community, energy and inspiration that Aleenta provides, and I feel like I have found my crew on so many levels. I have made loads of new friends and I am really so grateful to be apart of this awesome community.
Thank you Guys!! xxxx