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Shane Clayden

Shane Clayden

Lives In: Success

Career: Rigger/Scaffolder

Age: 30’s

Member Since: Jan 2017

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
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

Leigh Moore

Lives In: Yangebup

Career: Own a Real Estate Sales & Property Management business in Kardinya.

Age: 30’s

Member Since: New Years Eve, 2012

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

Jess Spicer

Lives In: Winthrop

Career: Student Nurse

Age: 20’s

Member Since: May 2016

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 4 pm 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

Annya Farquhar

Lives In: Success

Career: Stay at home mummy

Age: 30’s

Member Since: First joined in 2012, stopped when pregnant with my second and have rejoined the team this year 2017.

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

Clarke Osborne

Lives In: Willetton

Career: Golf professional since 2004, moved to Perth in 2014 from New Zealand & currently the Manager at Point Walter Golf Course

Age: 30’s

Member Since: October 16

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.
Aleks

Aleks

Lives In: Success

Career: Operations Manager

Age: 20’s

Member Since: 2016

My Goals

For the past few years I had been blaming a little gremlin for breaking into my house and replacing all of my jeans with smaller ones but then I realised that 1 stressful job + 1 divorce + downward cheese and wine spiral = 1 chubby unhappy Aleks. Hence, I first joined Round1 to lose the weight that I had slowly gained over the course of a few years. My goal is to get back to looking and feeling like myself before the big 3 0 next year! My long term goal is to make exercise a part of my life, I’ve always hated exercise with a passion so it’s been rewarding finding something I actually enjoy coming to and I hope to continue to develop that passion. I might even be ready to compete in one of those Cross Fit competitions in about 10 years’ time haha.

Training

Mostly 8pm sessions. Sometimes 6pm. I’ve made some good friends at Round1 so we try to organise times where we can train together. I aim for 3-4 sessions per week and my goal is to get to 5 sessions a week.

First Class

Tuesday night beginners. I had spotted Round 1 on my commutes to work and wanted to give it a try however; I had seen all the fit people working out in the mornings and thought it was way out of my league. I swear I spent about 2 weeks just reading these profiles on the website and psyching myself up. I had read so many stories about how scary Michael was and how pretty much everyone was puking their guts up after their first class so it’s safe to say I was terrified to try it. I finally built up the courage and made it to a Tuesday beginner’s class; to my dismay – Michael was taking the class. However, once we got going I had the best time! Michael was hilarious and very helpful and I hadn’t had such a good workout in years! The class was a variety of techniques and cardio/body weight training. I got through it fine but the next morning…. well…. let’s just say that you will discover muscles that you never knew you even had!

Most memorable class
Memorable in the worst way possible. It was a Friday 5pm “Beginners”. Eden was running the class and as there were only two of us and as we weren’t beginners he decided to do a bit of a PT session instead. It started off with a HBR then a HBR in-between every station then a HBR to finish things off. I have never come so close to murdering someone before….

Favourite exercise
I love, love, love Sally. Sally squats, Sally sit-ups, Sally push-ups, Sally leg raises – love them all! Rowing is also an all-time favourite.
Most hated exercise
How much time do you have….. haha Half Bin Runs (HBR) and split jumps have to be the worst I would say. Assault bikes (invented by a sadist) were also my nemesis at the start but now that my fitness has improved we are in more of a love/hate relationship. Oh, and those bear crawl things…. I am way too unco for that.
Advice to share
Stop reading these and just bite the bullet! You will be extremely sore after your first session but I found that the best thing to do is not to skip the next day. Once you warm up again you won’t feel the pain. It’s also important not to take any time off. I took 3 weeks off over the Christmas period and it was like I was starting from scratch when I got back into it. On a side note - I had wasted so much money over the years on gym memberships that I would never use and I thought Round1 would be the same; but it’s not! The trainers are fantastic; the atmosphere is fun and best of all it’s a team environment where people actually talk to one another (I know, crazy concept). If you are self-conscious about joining a gym, haven’t worked out in a long time or just generally don’t know where to start when it comes to exercise then I definitely recommend Round1.
Jeremy Sambrooks

Jeremy Sambrooks

Lives In: Yangebup

Career: Relief Teacher, Beer writer

Age: 30’s

Member Since: 2013

My Goals

It used to be cracking the hour in the City 2 Surf, but I’ve done that now (55:43 is my best time to date). These days I’m not working towards any specific goals, but improving my strength and cardiovascular fitness would be nice.

Training

I like to get in 2-3 sessions each week - weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings are my favourite training times.

First Class

A boxing class run by Jason, one of the old trainers. I pushed myself way too hard at the start and was ready to pass out after the first ten minutes!

Most memorable class
I once turned up to a Body Work class mainly focused on legs - so many squats - I couldn’t walk properly for about five days afterwards!
Favourite exercise
Anytime we are doing combination punching. I also like to run so bin runs are great!
Most hated exercise
I was never a fan of multi-jumps or jump squats BEFORE my knee injury...now I am really not a fan (but they are getting better).
Advice to share
Whether it’s training, diet or work - try to get into good habits. Getting started is often the greatest challenge.
Brendan O’Callaghan

Brendan O’Callaghan

Lives In: Thornlie

Career: Refridgeration Wholesale

Age: 20’s

Member Since: Mid-2014

My Goals

I go to the gym to keep fit and maintain my fitness to the best of my ability. I Did the 28Days Later challenge this year and lost 7kgs in a month. It goes to show with the correct diet and exercise you can achieve some goals in such a short space of time. Since then I have maintained that same weight that I achieved. I would however like to lose a bit more PBF (Percentage Body Fat).

Training

I work 2 jobs which makes it hard to be around all the time but in my spare time I like spending time with my family as much as possible - Hence why I train at the 6am class prior to heading off to work. There is a good crew who attend at 6am which helps with the motivation to go if you get to know a fellow class regular. I know if we don’t attend a class during the week there is a bit of friendly banter between a few of us as to why we couldn’t go etc. It all helps us to get extra motivation to attend.

First Class

I was actually quite nervous as I didn’t know many people apart from a mate or two. I remember doing situp exercises sitting in the tyres, Did these things called “Mountain Climbers” and kettlebell to and fro’s had no clue whatsoever on how to do it and probably looked very uncoordinated!

Most memorable class
Most memorable class that sits in my mind was the first class. I won’t forget it and I still come back! I really enjoy doing it.
Favourite exercise
Favourite exercise would have to be anything with kettlebells, it’s amazing how much bodywork you can get out of using a kettlebell. Kettlebell Swings and Goblet Squats I enjoy and the Rowers are also a good cardio workout.
Most hated exercise
Come on I have to say it…anything with Assault Bikes. Although I feel that I am getting better with achieving the cals set for the classes.
Advice to share
I found myself not having enough family time so I sacrificed afternoon classes, to go at 6am. I have a young family and spending all those moments with them as much as possible makes me feel very good. A few friends have shared a few of their diet secrets with me and said…Breakfast is a must Have!! Oats is very easy to make for Breakfast in the morning (Have it with some almond milk helps) and have a high protein lunch helps eg some chicken with vegies is good. Before I started going to Round, I wasn’t in the greatest shape at all. Since I have started going, I feel and have a lot more of a positive outlook on Life and towards others. I obtained a promotion at Work last year and I believe it has certainly helped with my career by having a clearer mind and more of a positive outlook towards things. But really, when you attend the classes you’ve just got to go. If you don’t feel like going one day. Just Go! You will feel better for it. I watched a short video quote of Arnold Schwarzenegger on YouTube a while ago and it sticks in my mind to this day. He says “No excuses about not working out”…”If the president of the USA has time to work out, then YOU have time to work out”. The Rock Clock App is also a good motivator! Check it out…Nothing better than waking up to “The Rock” Link to Arnold Video!
Carol Limmer

Carol Limmer

Lives In: Banjup

Career: Retired

Age: 60+

Member Since: 2011

My Goals

My goal was to go into my senior years in a fit and healthy state. R1 gym you are responsible for helping me achieve that.

Training

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15am is the time I train.

First Class

I was dragged, kicking and screaming to the gym. A BOXING GYM. I hated boxing, didn’t like exercise, and no way wanted to sweat YUK. So Michael gave me an exercise plan that I could quietly do hiding over in the corner on my own. After a month or so I was bored and not motivated to do to much,and after watching the boxing classes I thought, well I could probably do that. So I started to box, enjoyed that, exercised a bit harder,that wasn’t to bad,and even sweat a little. Ok found it wasn’t to bad after all. Five years on I am the strongest and fittest I have ever been,even have a little muscle tone and love to sweat.

Most memorable class
Nothing really stands out as too bad - just always thankful for the extra push the trainers give us.
Favourite exercise
I enjoy the abwheel, lifting some weights and skipping.
Most hated exercise
I enjoy most of the exercises but the bikes and I will never be friends.
Advice to share
My advice to everyone is to just keep turning up at the gym every week. Your mind and body will love you for the effort you put in.
George Limmer

George Limmer

Lives In: Banjup

Career: Retired Flower Grower

Age: 60+

Member Since: 2010

My Goals

My goal is to be as fit and strong as I can for as long as I can, as well as try and move a few kilos. I have been attending gyms for 40+ years and have never enjoyed any as much as I do R1, A big thanks to Michael and staff for all your help and support.

Training

I train with my wife of 48 years Carol and have found a place in the 9.15am class on Mon, Wed and Fi. The people we train with make us feel right at home and makes training a lot more enjoyable. Being one of the older members it dosnt seem to cut much slack with the trainers as my name seems to come up for extra burpees quite often for what seems like no reason at all.

First Class

My first class was not long after R1 had opened and our daughter Kerri had become a member. She came home and raved about the gym being great so we headed along - soon after Carol and I both joined as well and we had three generations of our family attending, myself and Carol, Kerri and her two daughters as well.

Most memorable class
Best class would have to be the Tanks class after I won a ten pass to do Tanks. Doing a class with a max of eight people and being pushed to your limit seemed to get the best out of me and I knew I have had a good workout. The class just seemed to be full on till the end.
Favourite exercise
My favorite exercise would be anything that does not include pullups, I enjoy Kettlebells and the Bike as long as it is not at 100kph. I have been playing with the gold kettle bells (editors note - yep, the 48kg ones!!!) doing the Farmers Walk each time before class to get (what Mike calls) 'my Chilli Hot'.
Most hated exercise
The thing I hate most are Pullups and its not for the lack of trying but all the pulling in the world cant get my feet more than inches off the ground. Not that I am saying I have given up but it's just not happening.
Advice to share
My advice is to keep turning up and don’t be shy in asking the trainers advice, make your gym sessions a priority in your life as much as healthy eating. Having my right knee and my left hip replaced in the last two years has slowed my intensity down somewhat but that’s life and you just have to keep doing the best you can. Working out in the gym right up to the operation certainly helped for a quicker recovery.
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