This time last year I was recovering from heart surgery. I spent the previous year and a half of my life struggling with a heart condition that meant that I couldn’t do any physical activity; I felt useless and awful. Sport and fitness has always been a big part of my life, and for the first time I couldn’t physically do it, whether I wanted to or not. I was an increasingly useless, flabby lump of a person and it was destroying me. After five hours of surgery and a green light to go at my own pace to reclaim my fitness, I found FastTrack Fit Camp and knew what I had to do. A friend of mine had been and loved it; I remembered her talking about how much she had gained from Fit Camp and I knew that I needed a real kick-start back into fitness.
So I went. My first session was in the summer holiday and I brought a friend along with me as i was a little nervous about how weak I would be. The first session left me breathless, sweating, red in the face, and absolutely buzzing. I couldn’t walk for the next two days, but I went right back for the second session. Each session I went to I became stronger and proved that my heart could cope with more than I thought i would ever be able to do again. I went from flabby to fabulous in a few months. I embraced the clean eating plan and have never gone back; in fact, I couldn’t even fathom having a piece of cake, scoop of ice cream of piece of toast every again!
I have since moved on to competing in strongman competitions, Olympic weightlifting and was even a team member for the Crossfit European Regional Games this summer, taking seventh place in the two events I competed in. Two years ago, if you had asked me if I would be dead-lifting 130kg, or competing with some of the fittest people in Europe, I would have laughed and said ‘no way’. Look at me now; and it’s all because I found Fast Track Fit Camp and got my butt kicked into shape. My lifestyle change is all down to the influence and support that Fit Camp provided me. I owe them a lot, and wear my FastTrack Fit Camp t-shirts with pride.