As a baby boomer I grew up in the great outdoors – bushwalking, camping, playing a variety of team sports, orienteering, etc. However in 1998 a reoccurring injury heralded the beginning of a more sedate lifestyle in the interest of self preservation. 4 years later, with an increasing middle age spread and tired of being a “blob”, we (my husband and I) decided to look for a personal trainer as our experience of a “regular” gym some years earlier had been less than impressive. We chose Personal Best.
With the goal of getting back into orienteering and making a permanent healthier lifestyle change, I decided on two sessions a week – individual and buddy. The first 14 months or so were fun but quite hard. Unaccustomed to the rigors of the sessions, parts of my body took to revolting and a couple of times I had to take short spells for recovery. 14 months later changes to my body shape, flexibility and strength are noticeably different. I feel great, sleep well, have tons of energy and no lower back pain. After a day of hard work in the garden my back may be sore, but the next day – nothing. It is so good.
I cannot speak more highly of my trainers. Over the 28 months I have had two changes of trainers for various reasons and those changes have been significant in my achieving the level of fitness I now have. Each one’s style of training has been different and that, together with their personality, patience and commitment has been a driving force for me to achieve my goal. Whilst I am still “a work in progress”, as are my lifestyle changes, I now know I have the capability and the confidence to keep pushing my limits. There is no going backwards. Instead of “foot” orienteering I am now mountain bike orienteering.
30 something or baby boomer, it makes no difference to the Personal Best team. Everyone is treated in a warm, friendly manner. The Personal Best team is just that – the best.