This testimonial from Heidi Sandford is EXACTLY the reason why we do what we do at FastTrack Fit Camp.
FastTrack Fit Camp is the best thing I have done in years. It has totally changed my life, in more ways than one.
I was diagnosed with severe depression over 10 years ago and, as depression does, it consumed my life. On a couple of occasions it nearly claimed my life. I was just existing, not living. I found no joy in anything, everything was struggle.
Then at the beginning of this year, via a friend, I discovered FastTrack Fit Camp. Now I’m not going to lie, when I was researching it I was very sceptical, could it really be that effective? Couple that with the fact that I would have to go outside AND meet and interact with people well, it left me frankly terrified. But I plucked up the courage and I booked a month long course.
The very same evening that I registered I got a call from Heidi Strickland-Clark to welcome me and find out a little more about me.
I told her of my depression and the lack of exercise I had done in the last 10 years and she instantly took away some of my concerns by being completely understanding but totally unphased by it. Perhaps this wasn’t such a scary thing to do.
However, I cannot even begin to tell you how utterly terrified I was on the morning of my first session. I was certain I was going to be a laughing stock. I told myself I just had to get through one session and I didn’t have to go again. So I took a deep breath (the first of many that day!) and turned up.
Everyone, the instructors and the other participants were lovely, welcoming and fun. There were people of all shapes and sizes and levels of fitness too. It became blatantly obvious about 3 minutes in to the session that I was at the very bottom of this scale of fitness. I really struggled, I mean REALLY struggled. I nearly blacked-out at least twice but everyone was so supportive and just told me to keep moving so I did….very slowly.
Once the session was over something totally unexpected and miraculous happened. I was walking back to my car and I felt something I hadn’t felt in years. I felt good! My heart was pounding, I had sweat dripping off me and my legs felt like jelly but I felt it!
From years of not even feeling human I suddenly felt like I had my body back. Yes, all that was from one session. Of course, I had to go back to see if I could do a bit more and get that rush again. Perhaps I could maybe even complete the whole month long course?
That was 4 months ago! I have signed on for the unlimited, ongoing package because FastTrack Fit Camp has become part of my life. I still struggle at every session but I also see small improvements at every session and that spurs me on. Oh, and I have dropped 2 dress sizes and I am no longer taking anti-depressants – I forgot to take them as I was feeling so good. When I actually realised this I cried
(happy tears!) because I never thought it would happen.
If you’re suffering from depression and reading this thinking this is made up and you can’t do it, it’s not made up; I am the living proof that it can be done. I know how crippling depression can be, I know that it can smother you and leave you feeling empty and alone. I also know that it is a constant struggle. There are other people at FTFC who have been through it too. All you need is a tiny bit of courage to get you to a FTFC venue – honestly, that’s the hardest bit; getting there on your first day! Once you’re there you’re taken care of in such a supportive, welcoming way that your fears will quickly evaporate and you will want to return.
FastTrack Fit Camp does work it’s as simple as that. It has given me a totally new lease of life and I can thoroughly recommend it.