18 months ago after gaining 10 Kg due to an injury at work and a broken leg motorbike riding I decided it was time to go to the gym and lose the extra weight and build some muscle. I decided on a gym, paid over $1000 upfront for a 12 month membership, bought all of my gym gear and ended up going in there twice. Both times I felt intimidated by the people in there and by the array of machines, there was no one to talk to, no one I could ask questions and no one to work out with. I ended up deciding I was too busy at work and stopped going.
6 months ago just after my old membership ran out I saw an ad on Facebook for a new gym called Strength City, they were offering one on one coaching, monthly weigh ins, dietary advice, meal plans and suggestions and daily planned work outs. I went in to have a chat with Chloe where she explained what was involved and what they had to offer and decided to give it a try for a few weeks. The first day I went in I met a group of guys and girls in a very similar situation to what I was in. They knew they wanted to get fitter and healthier but didn’t know how to achieve it. Straight away I felt a lot more comfortable and with Rhys and Chloe’s help I began to to see results really quickly.
The workouts are NOT easy, the gains DO take time to achieve but in only 6 months at Strength City I have gone from a 38 waist to a 34, I have lost the extra 10 Kg, I have almost doubled the weight I am lifting in almost every lift and my knee and back issues have really improved.
Instead of being a chore that has to be done 4 days a week, I know look forward to going to the gym and catching up with all of my mates. The small session sizes and group work outs mean everybody knows each other by name and we all offer each other help, support and a kind word during some of the more strenuous workouts. I have taken control of my diet and my body and my life. I have much more energy and motivation than I used and my stress levels are way down. For me joining strength city is one of the best life choices I have made.