When Peta joined Cityfit around 18 months ago a chin up (assisted or not) was an impossible ask, exercise was a chore for her and a gym was far from a social setting in her mind.
Fast forward to the present day and Peta is 20kgs lighter, has a PB deadlift of 120kgs, a squat PB of 105kgs and her fitness has grown beyond 'what she thought' were her limits.
"I now run," said Peta. "I always told myself I wasn't a runner, but I run to the gym or I can just run for fun!
"I know it sounds clichéd but I am totally that person doing things I never thought I could do," she said.
"The team environment in FXT at Cityfit has made all the difference because everyone supports each other.
"Other members will help you out with a new move, encourage you to work harder or have a laugh with you to lighten the mood."
"Now I look forward to going to the gym (again I thought I would never be like this), our team workouts have a real social element to them because we have fun!"
Peta added that you are often your own toughest critics, not realising the progress you’re making.
"I've had times when I felt like I wasn't progressing as fast I wanted to, then someone that I hadn't seen for a while would comment on how fit and healthy I looked and it reminded me of how far I have come.
"The best thing about losing 20kgs the way I have is I know it will be sustainable, because I have made gradual changes and my fitness is now just part of my life, a part that I really enjoy!"
Day to day Peta has seen her energy levels and her ability to handle stress at work noticeably improve.
"Consistent exercise makes all the difference. I can see the change in my mood and my ability to cope with things fades if I miss my workouts," she added.
Congratulations to you Peta, the change you have created in your life is a credit to the consistent and positive approach you bring to the gym.
You are a fantastic role model to others and we love having you as part of our Cityfit family!