I joined k-fitness for a month long challenge, thinking that the weight loss challenge itself didn’t really interest me, but the unlimited classes for one month might be a good way to try it out. I thought I was able to meet my weight loss and fitness goals by myself, and considered myself to be fairly fit, just wanted to try some new classes out. I was wrong in all areas. From the first class I tried, I was hooked. During the first class I also realized how out of shape I really was, and how much harder I could push myself than I had been on my own. I quickly realized that I had a whole repertoire of excuses in my mind for why the weight wasn’t coming off, and I had been relying on them without even knowing it. However the most important realization I quickly came to was how important my fitness level was to my self-esteem, and general outlook on life. As I started to see a reduction in my weight, as well as an improvement in my fitness level, I was happier, more confident and more outgoing. I found I was no longer spending time in the morning choosing which outfit to wear, because everything started to look good again – I was no longer focused on the areas I didn’t like. I started to like how I looked again, and that feels incredible.
I also decided to try the nutritional plan Kiernan set up for me for the month, to see how it went. I thought I was eating well on my own, but was amazed at the changes in my weight that occurred as I focused more on balancing protein-carbohydrate-fat ratio’s (like Kiernan stressed), and less about low calorie foods. Kiernan is always willing to help you fine-tune the nutritional plan as you progress to allow you to get over plateaus and continue to see results. Having a nutritional plan that is flexible and allows for cheat meals/treats allows it to be a lifestyle switch, not a diet.
K-fitness takes personal training to a whole new level. For the cost of group classes, you get one-on-one nutritional planning, advice, body measurements/weight goals. The classes themselves are fantastic – I am amazed on a daily basis how hard I can push myself. I would never have tried some exercises that I now love without Kiernan and Marcos suggesting that I should, and could do them, and with weights I never thought I could lift. I love the wide range of class times, from early morning, through the day, and into the evening – the variety means I can always find a class I can fit into my busy schedule – no excuses. Each class is different – all seem to push me to my limits, but in different ways. I enjoy every class, even if they seem hard at the time.
Needless to say, my initial month passed, and I signed up to continue. I can’t imagine not having K-fitness as part of my daily routine.