Member of the Month: October 2020

It's the Member of the Month time!

This month we celebrate Fiona's story!

Here is her story in her own words:

"My story is a little different as I didn't really need to lose weight. Tone up - yes probably! Get fit - yes! When I joined Parkwood 9 years ago, I was at the lowest point of my life. I had been through some bad times and had lost a lot.

I had joined other gyms in the past but had not done any exercise for a few years. I always knew exercise made me feel better so decided to join Parkwood. If I tell you that Parkwood saved my life, I am not exaggerating! On my first day in the gym, I heard the music coming from the large studio. Peering through the door, I watched a Zumba class.

I knew straight away that that's where I should be! So the following week I booked in, standing nervously at the back and not knowing anyone! From that first class I was hooked!

Yes, it took a while to know what I was doing but I was determined to keep going and hopefully meet new people. What I didn't realise at the time, was how my wonderful instructor, Jules and the lovely people in the class, would turn my life around and make me smile again. I dread to think what I would have done had I not found this wonderful place and people.

Not only does Parkwood and in particular, the dance classes lift me, but the friends I have made, meeting socially outside of the gym and the good times we have, it's all contributed to saving me from a very depressed state. So thank you everyone - Parkwood is not only for a fit body but also a happy mind!"

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