Worried that weightlifting will make you bulky, ladies? Well, think again!
Our lovely (and super dedicated!) member, Jasmyn, shares her empowering story of how she found happiness in herself through exercise. As someone who once thought weights would make her bulky, she now proudly shows off what strength training has actually done for her physique.
Check out her inspiring story below 🙂
From a young age, I had always been self-conscious about my body. I’ve never been a confident person and I think that is partly down to my weight. I was always that girl at school who hid behind her friends in pictures and untagged herself from photos on Facebook.
When I started Uni, I found myself going out regularly as I couldn’t turn down the social aspect and that is when the pounds started to pile on. I got into a state of depression and felt like I wasn’t good enough when I looked in the mirror.
Things needed to change desperately!
I remember walking past Prime Mover in October 2015 and feeling intrigued. I knew I wanted to join right away and since that day, I’ve never looked back.
My first class was tough, but it only gave me more motivation. I continued with the training (I’m never one to miss a 6am Kettlebell class with Danny!) and followed the 21DT programme, where I lost 10lbs.
After over a year of MetAttack classes, I decided to push myself further by joining the SIN and Performance classes, which I feel has made all the difference. At first I was worried that lifting would make me bulky, but this is not the case at all!
I also started tracking macros at this point and with the advice of the trainers have continued to lose weight whilst getting stronger. I’ve lost 2.5 stone in total and feel fitter. Most importantly though, I feel happier in myself!
Of course the journey has been challenging at times, but perseverance is key! On top of this, I’ve met some amazing people who I now call my friends. The trainers are encouraging and inspiring, which makes me want to go even further with my fitness.
I am now training for a half marathon, which I never would have imagined just two years ago!
Thank you, Prime Mover. You have changed my life for the better!
Prime Mover Super Star