Congratulations Mandy you are this months winner, I hope you enjoy your Bella Box goodies! Mandy has been training with me for almost 3 years now and although she wont agree herself, she has increased her strength, endurance and her confidence. Mandy attends 3 sessions with her daughter Olivia every week, and every week she gives 110% in to whatever weird and exciting moves I throw at her! Keep reading to find out more about Mandy and her fitness journey.
Mandy, how long have you been training with Body Confidence Australia?
I have been attending Body Confidence with Sammy for about 2 1/2 years.
What do you enjoy most about Body Confidence Australia?
I enjoy Body Confidence because it is right for me, no airs and graces, just a down to earth approach to exercise for someone like me who has never put on Lycra in my life and perhaps never will. Body Confidence accommodates my needs and abilities just perfectly whilst attempting to push me out of my comfort zone.
You attend 3 30 minute one on one sessions each week. How do you stay motivated and what tips would you give to other people to help stay motivated?
This is a good question... there are days when I do not want to do anything and I try to come up with all the excuses in the world as to why I should not attend my PT session but I know it will do me good both physically and mentally, and when you have finished and heading out the door, I must admit, you are glad you made the effort. Attending with my daughter Olivia also helps my motivation because she cracks the whip with Sammy, and the both of them do not allow me to get away with too much at all.
What's your favorite exercise?
I really couldn't say what my favorite exercise is but I do really enjoy a good stretch session, which we will occasional do on 1 of the 3 sessions a week.
What's your least favorite exercise?
I can definitely tell you what exercises I hate with a passion... besides the usual culprits - burpees, mountain climbers etc (and I even do a modified version of these) Lunges take the cake... I think they should be banned! My lack of co-ordination and balancing skills make my lunges look like I have been on the turps!
What exercise/class do you feel you get the most benefit from?
We cover many exercises over the course of 3 days together, so I feel I am benefiting from everything. Each day is different and I think that is a huge plus. I did a PB last week in which I dead-lift 70kg and Sammy is keen to see how much further I can go!
Do you have a goal that you would like to reach in 2020?
My goal is always to be fitter and stronger after a few mishaps I have had over the last few years, so building confidence is essential. Finding my 6 pack or any pack would be an added bonus but I don't think my DNA allows for that. I know it is a clique but just being happy in your own skin is important and I think slowly but surely I am getting there thanks to Sammy and her Body Confidence team.
Such a fun well answered interview, thank you Mandy. I can tell from this that your confidence and strength as a person has come on leaps and bounds. I love our sessions together and I am excited to see what the future holds. Bring on that 6 pack! :)
Thank you for your time and lets keep pushing towards your goals.