2021 was a year full of the unexpected. From lockdowns and livestreams to Reformer Pilates and more, it sure had its ups and downs. Taking a moment to focus on the good, we'd love to congratulate long-time member Cheryl on attending the most classes in that whirlwind of a year! Want to learn how she did it? So did we! So we sat down with Cheryl to discover (and share) her secrets to success.
Tell us about yourself!
I am an Electrical engineer working for a High voltage transmission company (ElectraNet). More of an office-based job working on electricity network outages planning and looking after network security to keep the lights on in simple terms. I like outdoor (diving, cycling, hiking, swimming) and indoor (Barre of course) exercises to keep myself active and healthy. I also like watching movies, eating good food and drinks... and I missed traveling.
What originally brought you to Aleenta and how long have you been a member?
A friend introduced me to the unlimited intro offer in March 2018. So, 4 years!
How do you stay motivated to continue coming to classes? (For many peeps over time they lose motivation!)
I love the tenders- so caring, gentle, and motivating; the routine - always changing and challenging, like a little community which you don't find in a normal gym. The members some of us has become good friends help to motivate each other to classes and we love the barre challenge every now and then; also, the workshops that keep everybody felt engaged and wanted to compete for the little prizes as well.
What changes have you seen mentally and physically?
Obviously mentally I felt more focus at my daily life and physically fit – no more back pain, shoulder ache etc. as I sit down a lot at work.
What is your favourite class? Why?
My favourite class is FIT; However, I do a mixture of them blend, burn, yoga and reformer just to work on the different group of muscles. I love FIT for the cardio and high burn rate to lose weight then I love burn and blend to tone my body. I used to have ugly legs and pear shape body. Now I am confident to wear shorts and mini skirt.
You've completed almost 1700 classes with Aleenta. We think that may well be a record... how do you do it?
I guess I always know what I want to achieve in life. Women can stay pretty and fit even when they get older. No pain no gain!
Fave move? Grand plié.
Fave Studio? Mawson Lakes - love the spacing and lighting.
Fave Instructor (We know, a tough one!) - Sarah B. So gentle, pretty even after classes with sweat, so knowledgeable….
Inspired by Cheryl's success? You can start your fitness journey the same way - with an exclusive unlimited intro offer!