I train to become a better person, both mentally and physically. I read a quote recently that said “I love it when people ask me what I'm training for. I just smile and say I'm training for life." I train to feel better, look better and act better. I have recently started meeting with a trainer to set a few short term goals that I’m working hard to achieve. One of them is to do unassisted chin-ups. That’s turning into a real challenge (see above).
Usually in the evenings when the traffic dies down so the commute from the city isn’t too bad. Early mornings and I don’t get along very well.
I bought a Scoopon that I found on the internet. I was going to a big box gym in the city, was incredibly bored and needed a change. Not having a car at the time, I got on the train after work and managed to find Round 1. I almost turned around about 10 times out of fear and not knowing where I was. The only class I could fit around the bus schedule was Body Work and was warned multiple times before I started it would be hard. I later learned that it was not a typical Body Work class: it started with 100 thrusters and 100 full sit-ups. Brutal! The sit-ups gave me a huge carpet burn on my ass for the next week. But was I hooked? Hell yeah.
I have been training forever, I just love working out. I’ve always had personal trainers and been a member of a gym. It wasn’t until November 2011, after a rather disturbing incident happened to me, that I decided to put myself first and do something I had been wanting to do for years. I decided to have a crack at body sculpting and my first competition would be in May 2012. I started with a trainer in January who helped me with a nutrition plan and weights program and along with the Round 1 Boxing classes I went from 78kg and 28.5% body fat to 65kg and 10.3% body fat in 5 months. My goal is to see just how far I can take it and compete in the figure division in September, 2012.
I have always trained at 6am, it fits in with the kids and school and work and I find I have more energy first thing in the morning. Its probably just what my body has become used to, but it works for me. Plus the added bonus of training first thing in the morning is greater fat burning potential and I’m left feeling energised for the rest of the day. So much so that I have been able to go back in the evenings and do another work out.
I was actually scared to death going into my first class. A friend and I gave moral support to each other and went together. I was shattered afterwards, but it felt great just the same. It was such a huge eye opener for me I thought I was fit. I was doing mini triathlons in 2011 and after doing just one Round 1 Boxing class, I realised I wasn’t as fit as I thought. And I was hooked, I knew it would help me achieve the results I was wanting to. My friend however didn’t return.
Get back to my pre-baby weight & become more toned. To be stronger, fitter and healthier.
Between 3 to 5 times a week. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings and Friday and Sunday mornings. I like to do a variety of classes – Boxing, Bodywork & One Minute Rounds. If I can get someone to babysit my son I always try to squeeze in an extra session here and there.
Loved, loved, LOVED my first class. I remember feeling so sore and satisfied that I had done a good workout. Beginners classes are a good way to gauge how fit you are before progressing to Boxing for Fitness and Body Work. Although I considered myself “fit” playing netball and swimming, my body said otherwise after those first few classes! My sister Vanessa and I did Beginners for a month before we felt ready for a Boxing for Fitness class. After doing Boxing for Fitness for a month we then decided to ‘attempt’ Bodywork which we also loved (and hate from time to time haha).
My life changed when I had my daughter Chloe’ in 2004 she to this day is the most beautiful caring child anyone could want I then married my husband in 2009 and finally after years of trying with the awesome technology of IVF we had our little cheeky son Charlie in December 2010. During my pregnancy I completed a dog grooming course, my husband and I started our business in September 2010 and have never looked back. I love what I do every single day & are very pleased to have a successful growing business. I’ve never been one to stick to exercise or a diet until around October 2011 since then I’ve lost 21kg and now nearly at my goal weight. I have many goals so here are a few: To be at my goal weight, be able to do chin ups, be able to double skip, be able to overcome my random fear of box jumps, be able to bridge for 2+ minutes one day join in the tanks crew- would love to lift weights like they do! Complete my first Tough Mudder in Sydney September 2012 & continue to exercise so I can live a healthy and positive life with my family.
Started off with 2 of the beginner’s classes then within week’s I was doing 4 class’s a week at 8pm. Now I usually make 7pm and the 8pm class’s Monday-Thursday, 6pm Friday’s and if I can fit a weekend class in I come down to. I also like to jog outside of R1 and continue some weight training 4-5 times a week- people often think I’m nuts but I don’t see it as something I have to do I truly enjoy what I can achieve. I do double class’s as Body Work is different to Boxing For Fitness I enjoy both class’s and benefit from them.
From memory a Tuesday 8pm class with what I remember Michael & Jason- it was packed no doubt lots of new years resolutions. I had no idea what I was doing as I could barely hear with everyone talking, but I just kept on going I was to scared to stop. I could barely walk the next few days hahaha.
I am married to the most wonderful lady and we have two beautiful children. Apart from annoying people at Round 1 I like to surf. I have just been through my mid-life crisis which saw me buy my first skate board. If you meant 'training goals!', well I am currently focused on next year’s Tough Mudder Challenge. Apart from that I simply want to maintain a healthy level of fitness so that I can enjoy life to the fullest.
Because I’m a shift worker the classes I attend are a little all over the place. I try to be at the gym 5 to 6 times a week and also like varying my class times so that I get to train with a variety of people. That way the same people aren’t being annoyed by me all the time. Share the love.
It was a Saturday beginner’s class with Jason. I don’t remember a lot about the structure of the class (probably had a few wall sits) except the uncontrollable shacking after doing the bridge for about 20 seconds.
Lose weight, build cardio endurance, and generally become fit.
Currently train mon – fri approx 3-4 times at the 5PM classes, and will attempt to sneak in a Sat and or Sun morning class! Will be converting to the morning 6AM classes to give them a go.
I felt pretty pumped to get into it, went a few previous ‘boxing for fitness” classes at other clubs, but from first impression and general vibe of Round 1 Fitness felt welcoming and supportive. First class was an awesome experience, immediately after I knew that this was the best place that was going to meet my goals of losing weight, building on my cardio and generally becoming fit. So I signed up for a 12 month membership!
Weight loss and this year I will reach my goal!
Always aim for 5 times a week and I’ve always been a 6pm class girl, because I finish work at 5, I always feel like I have more energy after work. I also do the occasional 6am class, I love the feeling that I’ve done my class for the day if I go at 6am, but I don’t always feel like I can give it my all that time of the morning as I’m still half asleep.
I remember my first class with Jason on a Saturday. I dove straight into a NON-beginners class, I was nervous as anything, I only just got through it without throwing up. I couldn’t walk properly after the class and took me about 4 days to recover after it and I blamed Jason for days! I remember saying to my friend Jacinta who convinced me to come, How do you do this 4-6 times a week? But 10 months later I have never looked back!
When I first came to Round One, I was looking to lose the weight I had slowly gained over the course of a few years. I had always been an athletic person through my teens and 20’s, but as is the more than common story, as I got older, my exercise slowed down until it was nil. Too tired, can’t be bothered, too busy etc etc, were the excuses until I realised I had put on about 11 kilos. While I recognised I wasn’t obese, I certainly wasn’t happy with myself and wasn’t comfortable at all. I felt old and weak. I went in search of a gym that I would love going to enough to stick at it, because I didn’t want to feel like I was dragging myself to go, but that I was happy to go. I tried 4 gyms in my area until someone told me about Round One. I was hooked from my very first class! Not only have I lost the weight I had put on, but I feel STRONG! I no longer feel old and sloppy. I feel fit and young again. My goals have changed from wanting to simply lose weight to now wanting to be the fittest and strongest I can be. I am starting to love the muscle definition that Round One has given me. At first I was a bit unsure because I was listening to people who had never stepped into a gym in their lives, but now I love it. At the encouragement of another member (thanks Rebecca Harris) I have listed some small 3 months goals that include things like 5 continous handstand push ups, bench press body weight and 5 toes to bar amongst others. I am starting to realise the importance of goal setting. I am currently putting together a list of 6 month and 12 month goals.
I try to get to Round One 6 days a week with Saturday being my only day off. Sundays is usually 8.15 and Fridays is 7am and I try for the TANKS at 4pm on Wednesdays,but apart from that, I just get there when I can and work around my kids and husband schedules. I try to have 2 weights sessions within those 6 days.
I remember my first class really well .I was at work and was determined to make the 1 o’clock class on a Friday. I finished work in time but nearly backed out because I was so nervous going by myself. I had a shoulder injury from one of the other gyms I had tried and was one step away from using that as an excuse not to go, but told myself I was being silly and to just do it! When I turned up there was this muscly fit looking guy behind the counter (Mike) that had quite obviously just done a class and looked like he had been through the wringer. I thought “if he looks like that, what the hell am I going to look like?!” I mumbled something about not being here before and he took my money and made me sign my life away. All the while I was one step away from running out the doorlike a scared rabbit! Once the class started I was in my element! Nothing like being able to punch the crap out of something and get all your frustrations out! I was hooked! I soon realised that there was much more to Round One than punching a bag though and I that’s why I love it!
Initially I started coming to Round One to lose the extra weight gained after having my second baby. I started coming when she was 5 weeks old, I was that keen! I thought that I would come until I was back down to pre-baby weight, then I wouldn’t need to come anymore. Since I started, my whole attitude to training and eating has changed. I now know that this isn’t a temporary part of my lifestyle; it’s the new me. When I’m back down to my desired weight (which I’m hoping to achieve by the new year), my next goal will be to maintain the weight and be fitter than I’ve ever been. I’d love to have definition in my muscles, which is something I’ve never had before.
I started with just one class a week, then 2, then 3, and then 4-5 as each week passed. In the month of October 2011 I’m coming 6 days a week. I can only make it to the 8pm classes during the week and I attempt a double session on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and 11am. I love coming so often, because I get to do classes with all of the awesome trainers each week and I feel fantastic after each class.
I will always remember my first class. It was a Sunday with Sean. I was feeling good about it, not too nervous. I warned him that I was going to be completely useless at everything as it was the first exercise I’d done since highschool (almost 10 years!). And I was. I couldn’t skip for more than 30 seconds and my punches were slow and weak. Also I didn’t get anywhere near keeping up on the bikes and that was gear 14 at 100rpm. When I got home that day, exhausted and very sweaty, Joe asked me how I went and I said ‘That was the best thing I’ve ever done!’
When I first started boxing I still had 8 kilos to lose after having my twins almost 4 years prior. Ideally I wanted to go back to the way my body was before I had my boys but I knew that was going to take hard work and commitment of a balanced diet and exercise regime. Round 1 Fitness has helped me to change my body shape to the point where I have dropped the last 8 kilos and I can now comfortably fit back into my size 10 clothes. I am more confident, happier, fitter, stronger and healthier than I have been in a long time.
Currently training 4 days a week usually Mondays or Tuesdays 6pm, Thursday 6pm (one minute rounds), Friday (6pm) and Sunday mornings.
I don’t really remember my first class in too much detail. I know it was really, really hard, that all I wanted to do was learn how to hit a bag solidly and that I was completely stuffed after the class. But I loved it and made sure I came back.