I started training at Form Fitness in July 2020. I was looking for a local gym where I could train regularly and remain injury free. My first goal was that I wanted to reduce how often I was seeing my physio. My second goal was to improve my stability and strength. My third goal was to deadlift more than 40kgs and get my name on the gym record board.
My current goals are to keep my name on the record board! To continue improving my strength and fitness. To maintain motivation for the long term.
My biggest struggle was coping with injuries. I used to try and ignore injuries but Jera has taught me that exercises can be adapted to individual needs. This allows me to keep training with fewer flare ups.
My advice to new members is to keep training!! It doesn’t matter where you start, the team will help you work through a personalised plan to achieve your goals. The people at Form Fitness are extremely friendly and encouraging
I started at Form Fitness Lindfield in March 2022. I had two reasons. I wanted to get fit and be in shape for my 40th Birthday this year. Also, my dad was recently diagnosed with Dementia. This has been devastating for my family and I want to do everything I can to maintain my physical and mental well-being to be able to support my parents through this difficult timeMy goal when I started was to get to 60kg and to be more fit and toned. I'm close to reaching my goals and I want to be able to maintain the weight once I get there.
My biggest struggle is that I love eating. I am half Italian and food has always been a huge part of my life, especially carb rich foods like pasta and pizza which are laden with calories! I overcame this struggle with the fear of weigh ins😂 Just kidding... with my coaches guidance I've been doing my best to find high protein alternatives to satisfy my cravings.
Form fitness has a relaxed atmosphere, and Ollie is super positive and supportive! You can achieve what ever you want as long as you are committed to your goals!
Although I started my fitness journey with Form Fitness in June 2021, only after a couple of sessions Sydney went into lockdown. I resumed the journey again in Nov 2021.
My initial motivation to start training was my wife (credit where credit is due). I live a very busy lifestyle between work and home and I always had an excuse not to look after my health. She came across Form Fitness when it had just opened in Lindfield, spoke to Ricky and made the appointment. What impressed us most was Ricky's philosophy about slow and sustainable long-term changes to the lifestyle - exercise and eating habits and I took the plunge.
I started with a goal of losing 20 kgs and making those sustainable changes to my exercise and eating habits. I'm ore than half-way to my initial goal, I'm now aiming to increase my body strength and get lean.
I look forward to my sessions at Form Fitness every week. The place has a great vibe with great music. All the trainers are friendly and approachable. Above all, I like that my plan is customised to my goals and Thomas is always pushing me achieve my new personal best.
I started training at Form Fitness in January 2019 after my husband achieved some great results. I was motivated to loose the baby weight after having my last baby and to increase my fitness. My goal was to loose weight, build strength and increase my fitness which i have accomplished. My goal now is to remain healthy and keep active. The biggest hurdle for me is balancing my time with kids and a business. I overcame these struggles by prioritised my time to include walking before school pick up.
My advice to anyone wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to just keep going, the moment you feel you can’t exercise is the time you need to do it the most.
My favourite thing about Form Fitness is how they cater to your individual needs and the trainers.
"I started my fitness journey in 2021. After trying out a few other gyms, I was drawn towards Form Fitness due to the fact that they offered 1 on 1 personal training. As I was a beginner, I thought it would be beneficial to start out with a trainer, due to the guidance, support and element of accountability that would come from training with a PT.
I was motivated to start because I love challenging and improving myself, and I saw training as an opportunity to do that. I also saw it as way to increase my confidence and feel better about myself.
When I got started, my goal was to be able to get into a consistent routine of three sessions a week in the mornings. I wanted to be able to know after each session that I had given it my best go.
My current goals are to stay consistent, push myself and get out of my comfort zone in every session. The satisfaction from progressing to more challenging exercises and heavier weights is a motivating factor that encourages me to keep working as hard as a can in each session.
Another goal that I have been working on at the moment is keeping a better track of what I am eating throughout the week. I have been using the my fitness pal app as well as learning how to cook a variety of different meals to attain this goal.
An initial struggle for me was to get started and develop a consistent routine. It felt a bit intimidating at first walking into different gyms when you don’t really know what you're doing and it feels like everyone else does. I felt like I was lacking that confidence and knowledge to get started.
This is why I was so drawn to the idea of training with a PT at Form Fitness; to have that guidance at a stage in my fitness journey when I most needed it. The results are gradual as it is with anything in life, but I can see a clear difference from when I started and am motivated by where this can take me if I keep working hard over a long period of time.
There can be sessions where I might feel frustrated if I’m not getting through my sets or progressing on the previous week. But being able to zoom out and look at the bigger picture of the progress that I’ve made overall helps a lot in those moments.
My advice for new members would be to approach training with a growth mindset and put as much effort in as possible as you won’t get anything back unless you get out of your comfort zone and really test yourself. The trainers are extremely helpful and dedicated, providing the perfect platform for you to grow if you’re willing to put the effort in.
My favourite thing about training at Form Fitness is the support and encouragement that you get from every trainer there. The different tips and techniques that I have learnt from my trainer Thomas have been so influential and valuable for me throughout my fitness journey."
I have been into fitness most of my life but decided to look for a personal trainer and found Damian and the team in 2016! Having a full time exec role and a family I needed a consistent fitness regime tailored for my schedule and needs where I didn’t need to think or plan too much was the driver.
My goals when I started were around fat loss, strength and staying Injury free so I could continue running. My goals are pretty much the same, as I get older, making sure I am able to stay fit and healthy consistently is important for me, my family and work.
My biggest struggles are when I get injured and can’t run, that gets me down. I love my food and wine! so being able to enjoy that in a healthy balance with exercise is not as easy as it was in my 20’s!
Damian my personal trainer has a good appreciation of what is important to me, pushing me when I would not do that myself and altering my program to suit getting over my injuries as well as staying injury free. The threat of the weighing scales helps overindulging 🙂
I would say, stick with it, make your personal training a habit that is non negotiable, be clear on you goals, and know that setbacks are just that. Tomorrow is another day!
I love the community of form fitness, everyone knows everyone and is friendly but at the same time there is a high level of professionalism and reliability that means your interests are always front of mind.