I was not mentally prepared for my first class and as I went around the circuit with Michael by the end of it I thought I was either going to pass out or vomit (luckily I didn't do either). But I came back again and was determined not to be defeated by it and now am loving it and the results from my hard work!
My first class is definately my most memorable as well as some of the classes over Christmas when the weather was in the high 30's.
I like doing anything with weights and am starting to like the boxing
more, mainly as I can feel an increase in strength in my arms. Suprisingly I also don't mind the half bin runs.
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.
I tend to be in the gym training at either 5:00am, or 9:15 depending on commitments.
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.
Just aiming to maintain a healthy lifestyle, whilst being a good role model from that perspective for our kids.
Normally 4pm on weekdays (when I can, depending upon work and kids), and then Saturday and Sunday mornings.
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.
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.
Most days and random times - whatever fits in with my schedule.
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 :)
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.
Monday to Friday 5am sessions.
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.
The major fitness goal is to be as fit and healthy as possible to make sure I can keep up with my 2 kids :)
3-4 times a week, mostly in the mornings to get the body moving and mind active.
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!).
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.
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.
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!
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.
I like to get in 2-3 sessions each week - weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings are my favourite training times.
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!
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).
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.
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!
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.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15am is the time I train.
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.