Member of the Month: September 2023

It's Member of the Month time!

One of our favourite things to do at Parkwood is celebrate YOU, our fabulous members! 

This month, the award goes to Paul!

Below are some words from Paul:

"I was buzzing to find out that I was nominated to be Member of the Month at Parkwood!

This is my second time round as a member; I rejoined in January 2023 after a couple of years away.

With a dull 2023 looming, I needed to act both for physical and mental reasons along with shaping up as I was back into motorsport - something I do for a hobby and part time work.

Within the first 3 months, I had shed 2kg putting me at a good race weight. I mainly started doing hourly classes three times a week. It ticked the boxes for me - you are with fellow gym buddies of all abilities, so there is always someone to help you through the sessions if you find that you need that extra encouragement!

I found the app really easy to make my bookings. I also tend to track my progress near the start of each month using the Boditrax machine. I find this useful as it breaks down all you need to know about your body, so you can work on certain areas if required.

I find myself using the gym at different times of the day and planning my own routines. I always start with a 5k, then move onto using the free weights & stretch, before relaxing in the steam room & spa.

My core strength needed a lot of work, along with my neck and shoulders, as the weight of the safety equipment when racing can take its toll. My reaction times and concentration levels have seen massive improvements, which have helped me to progress up the grid. I will be chasing a 4th Championship in 2024, racing in the highly competitive TTCR (Audi TT Cup Racings) across the UK.

A massive high five to all staff and my fellow members, from juniors to seniors - you all ROCK!
Parkwood is certainly value for money. The positive vibes and family feel are just a bonus to what you can achieve after a few months of trying. Remember, "to make change, you need to create change".

Thank you Parkwood for providing me with my second home!"

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