In 2008 I was 21 years old weighing in at 17 stone. I was an unemployed single mum to 12 week old Joey and I felt like I had no control over my life or the life I could offer to him.
Reluctantly I joined the gym and began a pretty lonely and some what boring gym programme, the only thing initially keeping me going was the little break I got from being a full time mum.
I was just going through the motions in the gym, following the same programme that the disinterested gym worker had set for me on the day I signed up. Nobody checked in on me, nobody would have noticed if I wasn’t there.
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Then one day in the gym a member of staff approached me, struck up a conversation about my training progress and asked if he could help. Through the help and support of this trainer the weight fell off me and a passion started to grow for exercise.
In June 2009 I had lost over 6 stone and felt incredible. I decided to become a personal trainer,I wanted to help other people to achieve what I had.
If that trainer hadn’t approached me and treated me as more than just a number, then I may never have achieved my goal. It would have been easy to just disappear into the background. I wanted to provide a place for people similar to me, who aren’t comfortable in a gym environment and need the support of a coach.
By 2012 Potential was born and in 2014 we opened the doors to our studio in Lindfield.
I now have a team of 6 incredible coaches who help me to serve our 350 – strong client base. The community that we have created is incredible and it doesn’t just stop at exercise classes. We enjoy Quiz nights, Meals out, Fitness Challenges, a summer party, group holidays and so much more!
I am so proud of the community we have created and the hundreds of people that we have helped to achieve their health and fitness goals and therefore improve their life.