Before I get to how I got to be sitting here writing my testimonial for our HIIT Family, it's important to explain why I am here today. In January 2017, I went through a very hard break-up after a 5-yearrelationship ended. I decided to move back home to look after my Mom. Over the years my Mom developed many illnesses one worse than the last.
I had been back home 1 month when in July 2017 we rushed her to hospital only to discover that a form of cancer would eventually take her life 2 weeks later, before she had even had the chance to fight it. We all know what it feels like to lose someone we love with all our hearts and the road we travel on with Grief is a long and hard one.
It never gets easier. 10 Months later in May 2018, I was retrenched after working for the same company for 17 years! My brother and I decided to sell the house and that's when I left my sad life in Johannesburg behind and moved to Cape Town in September 2018. This would be the beginning of some of my best decisions of my 46-year-old life.
Heartache, grief, sadness, a relocation, still jobless and sinking deeper into a pit of self-destruction, I knew that I needed to make a drastic change to my health and my mental state, before it spiralled out of control!
So, there I am on Facebook one day and I see a post about a 6-weekchallenge at Hiit fitness so I submitted a form, because knowing that not only did I need to find motivation in my life but that I needed to get fit but also desperate to lose weight! I was getting depressed that my clothes weren't fitting me and that I just felt horrible about the person that was staring back at me in the mirror (when I had the courage to look into one)
Towards the end of September 2019, I started my 6-week challenge. My target was to lose 6% bodyfat! Well I achieved it and I am now a fulltime fully pledged HiiT Fitness Family member! I am slimmer, fitter and stronger than I have ever been. And it' s just the beginning!
This is what I have realized about HiiT, as I look at all the faces around me and read other testimonials we all have a story that got us to walk into HiiT, to have our assessments done and make a positive change in our lives. We have all gone through a struggle or hardship in life, but we all got to a day where something made us want to do something about it . Not for anyone else but for ourselves.
Having said all of this, without the inspirational & truly amazing team of Coaches: Luthando, Clayton Keelan, Joshua & JP, it would be so much harder. The mere fact that they know every single one of us by our names is an astonishment on its own and our coaches push us, with words of encouragement making us sweat like never before. LOL and help us when we aren’t quite getting it right. And this makes the world of difference. It makes you truly feel part of a FAMILY!
Since starting my 6-week challenge at the end of September 2019, I have lost 10.50% Body Fat & 6.3Kgs! I feel fitter, stronger and more positive. I am motivated!
Whilst it may only be 30 minutes of our day, it’s intense and you see results quicker than with any other programs. Plus having personal attention from the coaches no matter how many people there are in a class, makes you feel like they do have your best interests at heart, and you aren’t just another member in a gym!
Because just as you get told at your first workout, #HUA means results and the comradery that we have at HIIT you will never experience anywhere else. We are a Family!
My journey maybe a new one with a lot of hard work still needed to be done, but I would not change it for anything! I feel better about myself and that for me is a reward on its own.