This year I will be 56, and fitter and stronger than I was last year! In 2014 a series of injuries and absences for interstate meetings left plenty of room for improvement. In January, my Personal Trainer Allana worked with me to set new goals and devise a research-proven, structured program based on strength work but also addressing diet and fitness. Allana provides encouraging feedback and corrections on technique to ensure I am performing exercises safely but most effectively to maximise muscle recruitment to achieve my goals of reducing body fat, building strength and toning up.
One of my 2015 goals was to participate in a one-hour spin class. I have been a member for a number of years now and was always too worried about falling off the bike, changing the gears or not being able to keep up with the class.
Allana recognised this as one of my goals and began to include 2 – 3 tracks each week in my program. Every week I felt more confident and fitter. Within a few weeks, I decided I was ready to take on the challenge of participating in a whole spin class. I LOVED it and now participate regularly in her Monday 6am class. I enjoy the spin classes (Allana gives good technique tips) and the challenge and fitness they bring.
Working with Allana for 3 sessions every week on a research based program built around working different muscle groups continues to give great results: reduced cms and kgs plus increased strength significantly. These regular, short and structured sessions with goals centring on load, intensity and recovery have achieved much more than long sessions filled with unplanned activity and busyness. We continue to set new goals, which has been very motivating to me.
Allana has invited me to read a number of science-based articles that help me visualise how the exercises should be done correctly and this is key to both avoiding injury and improving performance. Thank you, Allana, from my heart for working with me to be strong in body, mind and spirit!