Shane Clayden

  • Success
  • Rigger/Scaffolder
  • 35-40
  • Jan 2017
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My Goals

My goal is to be fit and healthy and to be a good role model for my kids. To lead a fit healthy lifestyle and maybe one day to be able to do a Muscle up. I have never had great upper body strength, so it is a work in progress.

Training

I tend to be in the gym training at either 5:00am, or 9:15 depending on commitments.

First Class

First class was a beginner’s class. I went in feeling a little like a fish out of water. I really had no idea what to expect. However, it only took about 5 mins to realise that this was the gym for me.

Most memorable class

My first tanks class. Michael said “Ok guys, time for your 3km rowing time trial’. Eeek! At this point all I could think was what have I got myself into!

Favourite exercise

Over time the assault bikes. I have developed a love hate relationship with the assault bikes. I really love to hate them!

Most hated exercise

Muscle ups. Why? Because I can’t do them. Also any exercise that flares up long term injuries. Deadlifts, pistol squats etc. I can usually manage them as long as I don’t get carried away.

Advice to share

Just keep it simple to start with. Don’t be intimidated by the super strong, super fit instructors or members. Let this motivate you. As I noticed some pretty cool variations being added to different exercises, I couldn’t believe what these guys were doing. However, with consistence and a want to succeed I found myself doing small variations to make certain exercise more challenging. Sometimes you will surprise yourself and other days you will fail miserably. Either way just remember you’re not the only one! Make solutions for your problems, not problems for solutions.

Leigh Moore

  • Yangebup
  • Own a Real Estate Sales & Property Management business in Kardinya.
  • 30-35
  • New Years Eve, 2012
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My Goals

Just aiming to maintain a healthy lifestyle, whilst being a good role model from that perspective for our kids.

Training

Normally 4pm on weekdays (when I can, depending upon work and kids), and then Saturday and Sunday mornings.

First Class

Boxing… it was a hot day, it was a tough class… I came home and spewed! Loved it, so I’ve been going back ever since. I thought I was pretty fit then, but I feel that I’m much fitter and stronger now thanks to the style of training we do at Round 1.

Most memorable class

I don’t really have a most memorable class… Regardless of whether I’m doing boxing, body work or TANKS, it’s always a great environment. It’s like a big family… everyone seems to get on really well and we have a laugh, even when the training is hard. The trainers are dead set legends who walk the walk, and are happy to have a bit banter while training you.

Favourite exercise

I always had chicken legs growing up, so I don’t mind doing legs now. I prefer strength work over cardio.

Most hated exercise

I’m not really friends with the assault bike and ski erg. Ab work doesn’t really excite me either.

Advice to share

Enjoy yourself and make some new friends while you’re at it. If you don’t enjoy getting down to the gym, you’ll struggle to go back. Don’t underestimate how good this gym is… the style of classes are unlike other gyms. If you train hard, you’ll get results, no matter what your goals are.

Jess Spicer

  • Winthrop
  • Student Nurse
  • Mid 20
  • May 2016
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My Goals

I want to be able to do a 100kg squat, improve deadlift weight and technique and learn the more complicated moves like snatches and power cleans etc.

Training

Most days and random times - whatever fits in with my schedule.

First Class

My first ever class was a beginners class on a Saturday and I remember it clearly because I was so impressed that Elie remembered my name! I thought it was pretty good so I turned up to a regular boxing class and yep that was a big mistake, almost passed out halfway through the class and had to go outside to recover. Pretty embarrassing but the guys in that particular group were really nice and encouraging (what I love most about this gym). I thought I could only get better from here so the next class I went to was a 7am class and there was only two other people in it, absolute torture! Mike shouting at you is pretty intimidating but that’s what I love about the 7am classes now :)

Most memorable class

Accidentally coming to a 4pm Bodywork class and doing deadlifts for the first time, couldn’t walk properly for a week! Kind of love the Bodywork classes now…

Favourite exercise

Squats, Deadlifts, Rowing and Tyre flips :)

Most hated exercise

The stupid Ski-ergs and farmer's carries.

Advice to share

I don’t think I have ever been this fit in my life and it’s because of this gym, I couldn't recommend it enough! The classes are hard but they are so fun, it’s the people and amazing trainers that make Round 1 so unique so my advice is to join and become an addict like I am now. :-)

Annya Farquhar

  • Success
  • Stay at home mummy
  • 30-35
  • First joined in 2012, stopped when pregnant with my second and have rejoined the team this year 2017.
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My Goals

To lose the extra weight gained after having the two kids and to be a happier, healthier me. It is now my time, time to do something for me.

Training

Monday to Friday 5am sessions.

First Class

My girlfriend found Round 1 on a Scoopon and recommended that my husband (Joe) and I give it a go.  We had been talking about joining a gym, so thought why not. So went to the beginner class, within 10-15 minutes we were doing a wall sit, which seem to go forever. I looked at Joe and said “What the hell are we doing? I am going to kill her, this is insane”. I don’t remember anything else about that class or how I pulled up afterwards. But the next day we were back again.

Most memorable class

No single class stands out always love the extra push the trainers give. And sometimes I do need that push.

Favourite exercise

I love a little of everything, punching, cardio, weights and even squats.

Most hated exercise

ASSAULT BIKES, they are just plain evil. I would do anything not to get on them. EVIL!!!

Advice to share

Push beyond the intimidation and just go for it. Nobody is judging you.

Clarke Osborne

  • Willetton
  • Golf professional since 2004, moved to Perth in 2014 from New Zealand & currently the Manager at Point Walter Golf Course
  • Mid 30's
  • October 16
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My Goals

The major fitness goal is to be as fit and healthy as possible to make sure I can keep up with my 2 kids :)

Training

3-4 times a week, mostly in the mornings to get the body moving and mind active.

First Class

Beginners class - Wednesday night (sore for 2 days after!). (Editors note:  Clarke says Wednesday but it must have been a Tuesday night if it was Beginners...the experience must have been so exciting that he completely forgot which day it was!).

Most memorable class

All of them! They all are so different and never the same which is why I love the challenge Round 1 offers.

Favourite exercise

Combo of a cardio exercise and punching.

Most hated exercise

Bikes…. Need i say more.

Advice to share

Giving it 100% at every session has seen me achieve amazing results even if its only 3 times a week. Really enjoy the team at Round 1 Fitness but it always come back to the effort you put in.