From then, nothing could stop her. She has gone from being overweight, no exercise, smoking, and suffering two small strokes due to Meningitis on the brain, which at the time, altered her eye sight, gait and reduced the strength on the left side of her body. To now, where the gym is her second home and family – she is there 5 times a week for her own sessions, personal training sessions and spin classes (we also see her socialising a lot too!).
Her transformation is absolutely unbelievable and she is looking fantastic! She has lost a lot of weight, gained a lot of confidence and is smashing her targets. What a fantastic achievement.
This year she accepted the challenge with a few other gym members and staff at B! Health and Fitness to complete a charity walk in Brixham. This wasn’t just any walk – this was a 42km, marathon distance walk, over extremely steep south west coast path terrain. So, this was always going to be a tough challenge to accept for Clare as this was above and beyond her fitness levels. Despite the few hurdles she has encountered, with the stress her work and personal life has thrown at her during her training – she managed to keep focused and stayed on top of what she needed to do. We had a few physical hurdles along the way too but we were able to keep the pain under control with hands on treatment, whilst we adapted her walk training to match her tolerance and progressively built the distances back up, we also altered Clare’s training program and conditioning in the gym to meet our treatment goals.
Her hard work and determination in combination with our expertise, meant she not only got back on track, she got through the most intense training period and improved her physical ability and made it to the start line of the walk event! Now, the walk did try to break her because of the under-estimated terrain difficulty, but she was determined to power through and she smash it and got to the finish line. Clare individually raised over £2000, and as a team they raised over £8000 for The Alzheimer’s Society.
An incredible attitude and achievement! We are so very proud of you. You’ve smashed it!
Clare values the focused and wider benefits she feels from our appointments and she has decided to invest in herself and her physical health by complimenting her future training with regular appointments with us. This will help keep her on track and focused towards her training and improving any weaknesses.
We look forward to continue working alongside Clare and see her hit her future targets.