I joined Curves Strubensvalley on 15 September 2016. Throughout my adult life, I have tried various exercise programmes including Aerobics, Callanetics and Gym memberships. I have never been an “exercise person”. I had driven past the mobile billboard & noticed that this was a ladies-only gym so I decided to give it a try. It was also close to my daughter’s school so very convenient I thought.
When asked what my workout goal was I said I would like to work out 3 days a week. After the first few weeks, Nickey challenged me to come 5 days a week. I remember being so irritated with her because, I mean, here I was actually managing 3!! Well, I now workout 5 days a week on most weeks and really enjoy it!! I have already completed 154 workouts and my body is beginning to show the results. I’ve lost 8,5kg in spite of some health set-backs!
Nickey then encouraged me to start doing the ParkWalk. I thought she was mad because Saturdays are the only mornings I can sleep late and I was very possessive of them! Needless to say, I joined and have now completed 9 🙂 My family are amazed at this newfound energy and have all been motivated to start trying to keep up with me. My 17 year old daughter joined me at Curves a few months ago, she only comes twice a week but I am confident that will change to more often very soon. My husband & tenant have joined me in the Park walks. Thank you Nickey for your constant encouragement & motivation. You are the best!!
Amanda Van Rensburg, 53 years