Life & Style Weekend - - YOU - WORDS: TRENA-JANE ROW­LANDS

For vir­tu­ally my en­tire life, I’ve had an in­cred­i­ble tal­ent for find­ing the most colour­ful rea­sons to avoid ex­er­cise. The feel­ing fit­ness junkies spruik of be­ing “on a high” af­ter a work­out is not a sen­sa­tion I’ve had the priv­i­lege of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. One thing that has been con­sis­tent with my regime, or lack thereof, is I seem to lose in­ter­est in what­ever ac­tiv­ity it is very quickly. As a rule, my in­ten­tions are good at the be­gin­ning. I’m en­thu­si­as­tic, ac­tivewear is on point and I prom­ise my­self that I’ll com­mit this time. Cue the laugh­ter. To my sur­prise and the as­ton­ish­ment of my hus­band and chil­dren, I’ve re­cently dis­cov­ered the per­fect fit for me and am happy to re­port that those days might be a thing of the past for good. The name of this game changer is World Fit­ness in Ma­roochy­dore. I’ve se­ri­ously never ex­pe­ri­enced a gym quite like it. Ini­tially, I thought I’d go and do some of the reg­u­lar group classes. I was in­stantly won over by the fact that they have such a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties, for all fit­ness styles and lev­els. I even tried Zumba for the first time the other day and it was so much fun. With the dim light­ing and mu­sic pump­ing, I felt like a backup dancer at a Pink con­cert. Well a girl can dream, can’t I? The vir­tual step and pump classes are an ab­so­lute gem of an idea. If you’re any­thing like me, deal­ing with the chal­lenges of jug­gling work, fam­ily and some time out for your­self, the flex­i­bil­ity of choos­ing to do a class in your own time is a gift that keeps on giv­ing. I was for­tu­nate enough to be given a com­pli­men­tary health as­sess­ment and per­sonal train­ing ses­sion as well. It was ex­tremely valu­able for me to have some long over­due fit­ness ther­apy and ex­plore the nitty gritty of what my goals were and why maybe in the past my com­mit­ment hadn’t lasted. My PT also pro­vided in­struc­tion on how to use the equip­ment prop­erly, em­pha­sis­ing the im­por­tance of pos­ture in the train­ing process. So, it’s fair to say that now I’m hooked. In the past, ex­er­cise was an ac­tiv­ity I had to do to work off my love of fine food and wine but some­thing’s shifted and I’m ex­cited about sched­ul­ing reg­u­lar gym days into my week. World Fit­ness of­fers some­thing for ev­ery­one. It’s such an im­pres­sive space with lots on of­fer. There’s a cafe that serves yummy treats, a va­ri­ety of pro­tein shakes and that much-needed daily dose of strong cof­fee. The staff go out of their way to put you at ease and make you feel wel­come. Go check it out, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

Trena-Jane is the new­est con­trib­u­tor to Life&Style Week­end mag­a­zine. When she’s not re­view­ing the lat­est clubs, prod­ucts, gad­gets or bits and pieces around the Coast, she’s crunch­ing num­bers as the Direc­tor/Mar­ket­ing Co-or­di­na­tor of Wealth Di­rec­tions....

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