Meet Lesley, a wonderful client from SpeedFit Kotara.
“I have always been fit and active and prioritised my health. At age 37, I was in the best shape of my life but in September 2012, I woke up and I just didn’t have the energy to finish a workout, make dinner or even take a shower. To the surprise of my Doctor and I, I was diagnosed bowel cancer – fatigue being my only symptom.
The following five years were hell to say the least. I had chemo, radiation, blockage and scar tissue surgeries, procedures to repair internal damage caused by radiation, early menopause, septicaemia, countless infections, incorrect pain management, morphine withdrawals, NG tubes. Then the life saving operation; an ileostomy bag and I now live with a permanent colostomy bag.
I tried exercising and maintaining a healthy diet as best I could during this time but for some reason I kept gaining weight. I couldn’t accept that this is my new norm. I worked really hard to stay fit and healthy but I just kept gaining weight. I was devastated.
I was always trying to find new information about healthy active lifestyles and anything that I hadn’t tried that could potentially help me get back to me. When I saw an ad for SPEEDFIT in KOTARA I called them immediately. I was beyond excited and YESSSS, SpeedFit is the ONLY thing that has helped me not only stop gaining weight but also lose weight. I am so proud to say that I am back in most of my clothes prior to my cancer diagnosis.
SpeedFit owner Amy and trainers including Brigitte went above and beyond to help me reach my goals. They took the time to understand what I was trying to achieve, the things I had already tried and suggested things I should do in conjunction with my training. They would check in weekly to see what was working, what wasn’t working and then they would pivot and give me some more options. Needless to say after 2 years I am still there and attend 2 sessions per week.”