I was always a slim and fit kid right into my late twenties where I would work out 5 times a week, roughly 1 to 1.5 hrs per session. I had time on my hands and could focus on me. Then I met my now husband. While still dating, we would enjoy frequent dinners out, lots of good wine and desserts and not long after I settled into an admin role which meant hours of sitting on my butt.Over the course of four years, the focus came off myself and towards making room for a partner and indulging with him which unfortunately meant the kilo’s started to pile on. I could see the changes in my clothes and my low energy levels. Two and a bit years on since marriage, I settled into a new life routine which indicated to me the hours of a day I could use to focus on me again. I knew I did not want to join a regular Gym – who could be bothered with the craziness of grunting gym devotees. I also knew I wanted to sign up with someone who could give me personalized training regime and keep me motivated.
I ran a locality search of personal trainers in my area and came across Margie. I read her story inspirational story on her website and instantly got a good ‘vibe’, pardon the pun. When I first walked into her studio, I loved what I saw: a dedicated fitness professional who also believes in life balance, indicative of the grand Buddha statue in the outdoor courtyard visible through the ceiling to floor glass panels. Great atmosphere; peaceful yet still the focus is on working hard.
As it turns out, Margie listened to what I wanted to achieve ( all I wanted was to loose 5 kilos but they are the most stubborn five kilos to loose now that I am in my thirties!!!) and she was honest about what it would take to achieve my goal. She promised to take care of my physical requirements, but I had to commit to cutting out certain foods and my beloved wine…HUGE commitment when you think about it because you have to dig deep to remind yourself about what you set out to achieve – you cannot afford to give in. So, I stuck with it.
Margie is tough on you when you need it, and understanding where it counts. If you are looking for a soft personal trainer who will lie to make you feel good about where you have let yourself get to, then don’t waste her time or your money.
If you are committed to hearing it like it is and working hard to get it, Margie is the most professional trainer to help you get there successfully. If you slip over and pig out one night, she won’t pat you on the shoulder and tell you , ‘It’s okay’…No, Margie will bring home the reality of just how hard you will have to work to shed that all off – don’t kid yourself!
Margie, thank you for kicking my butt when it needed it most and for the times you have shown consideration and compassion to the difficulties associated with making a lifestyle change – meeting you has helped me achieve my goals and remind me that the relationships we have with others is just as important as the relationship we have with ourselves– so if you are feeling sluggish and a little heavier than usual, then trust Margie with your body, mind and soul.