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Corey Williams

Corey Williams

Lives In: South Lake

Career: Scientist

Age: 20’s

Member Since: Day 1 - member number 100002!

My Goals

Lose final body fat and tone up. Plus stay fit and find a good routine.

Training

I train at 6AM. Obviously the most dedicated people train at 6AM - especially in winter! It really is a great way to start the day, and when you work late like I do it can be very hard to make night sessions.

First Class

Excited going in. Vomited coming out. I think there were only two of us back in those early days!

Most memorable class
The day Mike found the ab wheel. Followed closely by the time we did 300 chest presses in a body work class.
Favourite exercise
Ring Push ups. Tough, fun, core, chest and arms. What’s not to love?
Most hated exercise
Med ball lunges. Lunges suck, holding a 6 kg ball above your head does not make it better. There is no way to cheat. Just wait till no one’s looking.
Advice to share
It tough but fun so don’t forget to enjoy it. Results don’t happen over night it took me 7 years to get to where I wanted.
Amanda Dixon

Amanda Dixon

Lives In: Hammond Park

Career: www.anovelbook.com.au

Member Since: ...the very beginning!

My Goals

To not throw up or pass out in any session. Almost made it too. :-). And to get fit.

Training

9:15am. I like to get it out of the way so that I can drink beer in the afternoons.

First Class

I was very scared. There were a lot of very big men - 5 of whom vomited in the first 5 minutes. I didn't so I felt really good.

Most memorable class
Last Thursday. 1 minute rounds but there were goals for each station and you couldn't move on until the goal was reached. Very hard. Really good.
Favourite exercise
Mountain climbers (I can do them), shields (I can reach them) and speedball (I can hit them).
Most hated exercise
BIKE. I am too short to do the bike.

Peter Brear

Lives In: Mandurah

Career: Footy Development Officer

Member Since: March 2010 (Old School!)

My Goals

Drop weight, get fit and find a good woman.

Training

6am and 5pm (work) and 9:15am on Sunday. Just have built up to 5 times a week. It all suits me at the moment.

First Class

I’m still addicted and look forward to it. A lot of hate for Pratty during & glad when I finish.

Most memorable class
I love the 1 minute classes on Thursdays.
Favourite exercise
Speed ball and floor to ceiling ball.
Most hated exercise
The list is far too long – I try to count during all exercises to pace myself, I don’t think I hold back on the bags, but time on bikes/X trainer drags (120 and 110 is near impossible for me).
Advice to share
Don’t stop, count your punches/reps/skips etc so you know where are and you’re working hard. I’m amazed at people who can carry on a conversation. Just get it done at 100%.
Karz R

Karz R

Lives In: Atwell

Career: Travel

Member Since: August 2010

My Goals

Like every woman - weight loss. Although now I'm just aiming for feeling healthy and fit. Would like to become a PT so the fitter the better!

Training

In my ideal world, Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday at 7am and Sunday @ 10am. But with work, social commitments and general life stuff it doesn't always happen. I love the small 7am classes - we have a great group of regulars and get pushed really hard.

First Class

I honestly can't remember but I know Mike was scarey and it bloody hurt :-). But hey, I came back.

Most memorable class
The whole of the month of March when the Bikes were hammered in preparation for the 'March Challenge'. It did help a lot but then I had a month of holidays and went back to hating them.
Favourite exercise
Whingeing! Ha. I don't have so much of a favorite exercise but I do love the 5minute rounds - less stations, less scattering about and more challenging.
Most hated exercise
hmmm....let's see.....the BIKE. Straight to gear 22!
Advice to share
Stay focussed, breathe, don't rush the moves - technique matters more than numbers. Never count the rounds and don't let the trainers catch you slacking off. Keep at it - I haven't been sick or had the flu since I started at the gym...touch wood.
Rebecca H

Rebecca H

Lives In: Atwell

Career: Accountant

Age: 30’s

Member Since: September 2010

My Goals

Initially I was training to lose weight, I had lost 35 kilos altogether over the previous 12 months and when I started boxing I had 8 kilos to go. I was getting bored with my exercise routine, the usual Body Pump, Body Combat classes - Round One Fitness Boxing classes offered something different, a variety in exercises and also so many classes I was easily able to fit it into my hectic life. I lost the 8 kilos relatively quickly, but something amazing happened along the way - I realised my fitness levels had moved to a whole different level and I started to see muscle definition in my upper body. This sparked an interest in lifting weights, which the trainers at Round One helped me with (there is a gym upstairs) and also I started to learn more about nutrition. My goals are now to be fitter, stronger and leaner….

Training

6am class Tuesday and Friday and 9am class Saturday and Sunday (plus weights)

First Class

My first class I felt very nervous, I had never boxed before and didn’t really know what to expect. The trainer realised it was my first class and made sure I knew what I was doing, but it was actually quite easy just to follow everyone else in the class. The first class was 2 minute rounds of various different exercises, including hitting the heavy bags, speed ball, skipping, which I expected. But also there was a lot of push ups, burpees and lunges which I had not expected! I LOVED the class, even though by the end I was exhausted…..

Most memorable class
The circuit class, 44 different stations, each one a minute – budded up with another member and challenged him at each station to get the most burpees, push ups, bicep curls, ab crunches etc in the minute… really pushed it and realised my body can do a lot more than I thought – found that a LOT of working out, with intensity to improve fitness, starts in your head and in the belief that you can do it. Where your mind goes, your body will follow! All my classes since I keep a mental tally of how many of each exercise I am doing and try to beat my last number……. It’s really helped to increase overall fitness. One of the standout things about training at Round one fitness is that I have NEVER completed the same class twice and so you NEVER get bored.
Favourite exercise
I love the actual boxing, punching the heavy bag as hard as I can, doing combinations on the combo bag, hitting the light bag with speed and force…. There is something quite primal about punching, it releases a lot of aggression and yet I feel totally energised after…… Plus it sculpts the upper body brilliantly!
Most hated exercise
I HATE the bikes!!!! With a passion…. Cycling just does nothing for me, but it is excellent cardio… I do cheat, the trainer will tell the class to keep the rpm above 120…. So I pedal at around 90 or 100 until the trainer approaches to check everyone’s speed (which they do and if you are under you have to go up 5 gears – trust me, you don’t want to do that) and then I will pedal harder to get it over 120…… until the trainer walks away again! Ha ha….. telling all my secrets – wont be able to get away with that one again!
Advice to share
You can complete the classes at your fitness level and your chosen intensity…. Which means you can take it easy (and not see such good results) or you can push yourself each and every time (and see AMAZING things happen to your body and your fitness levels). As you work harder and get fitter, you can start to punch quicker, do push on your toes, dips with your feet raised, use the 15kg bar bell not the 10kg bar bell etc The trainers will push you, encourage you….but you have to dig deep and just go for it. I now do things I never dreamed I could achieve and I now have goals and aspirations that would have never entered my head before. My new personal motto “Lift Heavy. Get Sweaty. Eat Right” If you are reading this and wondering wether or not to try a class, then JUST DO IT! Trust me, you won’t regret it…………
Claire Z

Claire Z

Lives In: Aubin Grove

Career: Teacher

Member Since: October 2010

My Goals

I initially joined Round One because my morning walks and Zumba classes were repetitive and not overly inspiring. I wanted to do something different. Boxing was the perfect change as I love how each session is always different. This has definitely kept me motivated. I’ve had plenty of goals since joining- First one was to feel good about myself by improving my fitness and losing some weight. Once I started training my goals changed to more simple things like being able to actually hit the speed ball and eventually build up my speed. The floor to ceiling and speed ball were my biggest challenges- my sister often laughed at me as my attempts of hitting the floor to ceiling ball resembled a cat clawing away at a couch. At the moment my goal is to not whinge when using the pull up rings. My overall fitness goal is to run 5km without stopping.

Training

I’m generally at the gym at 5 or 6pm to do the Boxing Fitness class. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and the work out definitely helps you sleep at night! Now the weather is changing I’ve gone to a couple of 6am classes. It’s not easy getting out of bed at 5:30am but it is a great feeling knowing you’ve done your training for the day.

First Class

I was so nervous and terrified before my first class. My sister and I decided to start with a beginners class and thanks to Jason’s love of bikes followed by wall sits, my legs felt like jelly by the end.

Most memorable class
Tough question but quite possibly a class I did not that long ago… I remember it was a Monday because Michael’s blog encouraged people to come down and try out these one minute rounds with a twist. The twist being his torturous mix of burpees, jump squats, push ups, plyometric lunges and mountain climbers continuously one after another for what felt like an eternity). Basically any class where one of the trainers (normally Michael) throws the ‘twist’ in tends to be a hard class.
Favourite exercise
I really enjoy all the work we do on the bags- heavy, light, combo and the shield. I love one minute rounds because everything seems that little bit more achievable and there is a good mix of different types of exercises.
Most hated exercise
I have three… The ab wheel. After almost 5 months I am still terrible at it and I am pretty certain there is no way of cheating when it comes to using it, especially if one of the trainers is watching! Pull Ups on the rings… pulling your own body weight up and lowering yourself slowly down is something I really struggle with. As for cheating, if the trainers are not looking I think most people stand holding the rings mentally preparing themselves to attempt one as soon as a trainer appears or looks in their direction. I also dislike burpees- they are not fun. I’m pretty certain my unco attempts of doing burpees are the cheaters way of doing them.
Advice to share
My advice is to.. Find a friend or a family member to train with. I started training with my sister and now a work friend comes along when she can. Having a training buddy helps! AND Be willing to laugh at yourself because exercising is supposed to be fun. I just laugh as I struggle through classes or when the floor to ceiling ball comes back and hits me in the face. My biggest motivator for coming to Round One has been having more energy, feeling less stressed out at work, losing weight and toning. Round One is a fantastic gym to train at because there are barely any of those ‘gym buffs’ prancing around making you feel intimidated. Everyone is laid back, chatty and welcoming. The trainers are all friendly and I like how they have their quirky traits that help inspire you to push through the pain and enjoy each class.
Julie Lacey

Julie Lacey

Member Since: August 2010

My Goals

After losing 44kg I wanted to maintain my goal weight, which was still classed as being overweight but I did not think I could get down to “normal” weight range for my height. I had been exercising regularly and was not losing anymore weight, and was bored with what I was doing. I did not expect that with the increase in fitness levels, and enjoying what I was doing, I would be able to drop more weight. I am now a further 9kg lighter and within normal weight range for my height! Total loss 53kg!

Training

I train at 6pm. Originally I would do the 9.15am class most days of the week after droppring the kids off at school, but I wanted to encourage my husband to also come. After 6 months he came to his first class and he loved it! I like that our kids see us going to the gym together, we were both very overweight and sedentary and they now see their parents providing a good healthy example for the first time in their lives!

First Class

The first class was nerve racking. I had never done any form of boxing and did not know what to expect as it was the first week of opening. I bought along a friend for support. 5 minutes into the start of the class I knew this was for me (and my friend still comes to this day). I worked really hard and could hardly move over the next 5 days, but each day I turned up for a class and the muscles actually became loser the more I moved. I was on a high each time I left knowing I had given it my all.

Most memorable class
The class that stands out the most is, a few months ago we did a class that had 280 lat raises and 280 push ups. We had to do both each time the bell went. That was a defining class for me. It was the moment I realised I AM ACTUALLY FIT! You need to be fit and have stamina to do 280 pushups and 280 lat raises!
Favourite exercise
I really enjoy the shields. I seem to have more stamina than I ever thought I would have. I can box hard and fast on the shields and I like it when Im next to a big muscly young guy and he has to break during the round, but I now have the stamina to continue. Being so overweight for my whole life I had stamina for NOTHING before and Im 42 years old and in better shape than I have EVER been!
Most hated exercise
I hate the rings! I think I hate them because I have trouble lifting my own weight (funny considering I am 53kg lighter than I used to be). Yep I can cheat on them – when doing fence pulls I don’t lie almost flat on the ground and pull myself up, I kind of stand and lean right back and pull myself forwards rather than upward!
Advice to share
Advice, well don’t ever give up. Little bits of progress each week turn into massive progress over a year. I used to hate when I would see a small movement of only say .5kg on the scale some weeks, but then when you put it together that’s a 26kg loss over a year! Exercise is the key – you need structure, technique and a great trainer. Push yourself to your limit; you will be surprised at how far you are able to go with support.
Daniel

Daniel

Lives In: Hammond Park

Career: Drafty

Member Since: November 2010

My Goals

Generally speaking, I just want to improve my all around health & fitness, knock off a few (a lot) of those unwanted kilos and most importantly, support my wife with her goals and targets at the same time. Plus, I really enjoy the classes and strangely look forward to heading to the gym.

Training

Monday-Thursday nights @ 8pm. It’s the easiest time as I generally don’t get home from work until around 7ish. Since I like to do 4 classes a week, getting them all out of the way before ‘something’ comes up on the weekend is handy as well.

First Class

I was pretty enthusiastic heading into my first class and ridiculously exhausted afterwards. Though, it was a really good feeling pushing myself all the way to the end and proving that I could actually ‘do it’ if I tried. It was also nice to discover, that despite 27 years of evidence to the contrary, I have triceps and they can get really SORE.

Most memorable class
Thursday, 24th March 2011. 1 minute rounds with specific targets at each station. 250 Straights, 200 HARD Hooks, 20 Fence Pulls, 1,000,000 Burpees etc.
Favourite exercise
Power Ropes. Sigmund Freud may have some answers as to why...
Most hated exercise
Wall Sits. Having your knees at any angle less than 90 degrees makes a big difference. Going for zero degrees when the trainer isn’t watching probably works the best.
Advice to share
Set quantifiable performance based goals and train for something specific.
Genevieve or Viv

Genevieve or Viv

Age: 40’s

Member Since: Dec 2010

My Goals

The most important thing for me is being a healthy role model for my three kids. After that it really is all about me J I train for improved fitness, endurance, lower body fat % and increase tone (plus there’s the social aspect!)

Training

I try to train in the mornings as I find the longer I leave it, the less likely I am to go! Although I do train occasionally at night if I really am craving that ‘fix’

First Class

I thought I was relatively fit going into my first class....uummm....yeah..... Soon found out maybe I had a way to go but I feel I’m getting there!

Most memorable class
After having a two week break due to work commitments and coming back to a Tues night class that let’s just say was military in style
Favourite exercise
I love all the weight based exercise plus any of the bag work as I feel I’m really accomplishing something plus getting rid of tension.
Most hated exercise
I absolutely hate the bikes – to the point of I find myself chanting “please no bikes please no bikes” all the way to the gym! I know it’s only cheating myself but my one cheat is what I’m sure most people can relate to......as soon as you look away Michael pretty much we all slow down :)
Advice to share
I’m a firm believer that you get out of Round One what you put in – you never know what you are capable of until you try. I thought I would never be able to do ‘boy’ push ups or last 2 mins doing a medicine ball bridge – but I finally can and look forward to the next challenge.......as long as it’s not the bike......
1/22 HAMMOND RD COCKBURN CENTRAL WA 6164

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