Alan is a Group Personal Training Client and has been with us for over 12 months now. During that time we have gotten to know Alan so well he has become a good friend and important part of Ozone’s Journey. It’s for people like Alan that we do what we do. A big thanks to Alan for sharing some of his story with us today.
“In 2015, I knew I had to do something about my fitness and my health before it was too late. I felt unfit, overweight and I had lost all confidence in myself and my appearance. I was reluctant to socialise or go out to places for fear of what people might think.
I saw an advert on Facebook for Personal Training in Ozone Gym. As someone who joined several gyms before and failed on my own, I decided to take the free consultation and see what was different with this gym. I met with Mike and he explained everything to me including the costs. He gave me a tour of the gym where I met some of the trainers and saw where I would be training. One of the first things that encouraged me to join was the vast age range of the clients. They weren’t all young, fit “machines”, there were some my own age and even the younger ones turned out to be so friendly. It is a great atmosphere.
I was asked on day one what my goals were. I couldn’t give a reply as I had no idea what my target weight was. I just knew I wanted to get fit and get my confidence back. With the trainers help we set goals to achieve and time frames to hit them. Sometimes we did, sometimes we didn’t. The main thing was to keep going and get the long term result.
I have now lost 23lbs and 5 inches just from my waist and that’s including the 4 months I missed of training due to a severe chest infection. That was a tough time. I started to doubt it all. I started to doubt myself. But I came right. I pushed through and kept going.
All this is due to the support and guidance (even when the days were tough) from all the trainers here in Ozone. I have trained with some amazing people. I have learned and developed so much as a person – in confidence, losing weight and getting fit – more than I have ever seen and all this with people I can now call friends.
This is not the end as I have now a new target to reach and I am going to reach it!
I want to say a huge thanks to the Team at Ozone. They have changed my life for the better. From the moment I come in the door at reception and see Louise’s face to the time I leave after a great session I feel like all the guys do their best and I am more than just a number. All the staff know my name and it feels like you are at home and feels very comfortable, more like a family than a gym.
I am looking forward to a new lease of life at 63. And for all you reading this, whatever age you are or your circumstance. It’s never too late to get fit. There is no excuse.
All the best