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Andreea M’Crystal

In 2016, I moved in Cape Town (new country for me!). Combining the stresses that come with changing continents (far from family and things I knew) and body changes that come with age (either we like it or not), I added a few kilograms to the extra I already had and ended up reaching 68 Kg.

I had never been that weight before, except when I was pregnant and that made me quite sad and frustrated, but I had to leave the sadness behind and think what I could actually do about it. It’s always easier to fight “along–the-way” to get rid of those few kilos, before you are drowned in your own sorrow and get to the point of taking absolute drastic measures.

Always been a sporty person, practiced athletics in my youth, but now I was only playing with my daughter and keeping myself a bit active, but that was all.

Obviously, was not enough. Saw an ad on Facebook and came in, had a chat and put some questions (I think with Clayton) and then realised a paradox: I have become quite lazy, sports wise and exactly THAT would be the reason to join HIIT. To come 4 times a week, no matter what, will DO the job. No excuses and complaining.

I lost about 6 kilograms initially, then I added back about 4 and later, another 1-2 kg. So, you’d say that I haven’t done much, BUT all these happened along in 3 years and now, I am on my way to lose back again...

It is a continuous fight with myself – like to taste a new desert now and then and always enjoyed a pizza (yes, I know!!) , but my body looks different, skin is tighter, cellulite that we all hate, diminished, feel very proud of myself that I am still caring for this battle, I am stronger - physically and emotionally. I am aware that I might not be with HIIT forever, but they have definitely improved my ability to control my choices in food and to get a better balance in order to “harness” all these changes in my body, in my life, in my diet.

HIIT Fitness comes with a meal plan, which for me looks reasonable and balanced. You are offered a Facebook group membership with multiple recipes to follow if you lack inspiration, in your diet battle. HIIT Fitness, comes with a team of professionals that encourage you all the way – yes, all the way: every day, every single gym session, they monitor your form, they adjust your exercises to your fitness level to prevent injury, but always push you to give your best.

All these things are the reasons I would recommend HIIT Fitness to anyone. Each one of the above points are so important however the standout quality that separates HIIT from other gyms, is in ITS STAFF. Always smiling and listening, never complaining, coming up with new exercise routines every day, being there and accommodating everyone. They are passionate and professional. That helps us all to keep going and to wake up every day with the desire of doing something for ourselves, making us better for our families.

Not in the last, is the SO FRIENDLY environment: people’s chat, smiles, met a few special friends and the family vibe, is all around.


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