Carolyn, 36 year old Mother of two, now size 6-8
"Today I had my “after” photoshoot at Studio 41. It has made me realise how far I’ve come since joining over 5 years ago, in October 2012.
Prior to having children, I played football and had always been active and a slim size 10. However, after having my first child, I discovered to my horror, my pelvic floor weakness and thought I’d never play football again. During this period, I stopped exercising and my diet became pretty poor.
By October 2012 I was a mother to a 7 week old baby and a 4 year old. I was tired, lacking in confidence in myself and as a Mother. I was bigger than I’d ever been. That was when I found FitMama and Studio 41. I was desperate to get fit and get some confidence back – the decision I made to look for help and in finding it was probably one of the best I’ve ever made.
I joined with the intention of completing a 6 week postnatal course to help me with my pelvic floor issues. However, what I found at Studio 41 was far more important than just strengthening my pelvic floor. I found other people in a similar situation, I felt welcomed and really felt part of something. It was just what I needed.
Having the care, knowledge and expertise of the instructors really made me feel important and that my health mattered. I wasn’t just another face, I was an individual. I learnt far more about myself and my body than I ever knew and gradually my confidence began to grow in myself and in my role as a Mother.
I even found the confidence to return to employment after being a stay at home Mum for five years.
I began to take advantage of various workshops that the studio offered, in particular the Bulgarian Bags and Kettlebells and Nutritional Workshops. I couldn’t afford any PT or any of the other “Transform” courses that were available and as such I decided to stick with my monthly membership and master the HiiT Training classes with the Bags and Bells.
Over the course of my five years at the Studio, I’ve continued to attend between 2 and 7 classes per week, ranging from Bags and Bells, HiiT to Yoga and even Boxfit. I continue to learn about myself and more about nutrition through discussions with Marie and Johny.
I have seen the most change in my physique during the last six months, due to adapting my nutrition further, going along the ketogenic route, with support from Marie and Johny along the way. I’ve come a long way and it has been a slow, steady, development rather than a quick win. This has enabled me to slowly evolve and change.
Now I am bearing the fruits of the changes I have made, physically, nutritionally and emotionally."
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