Engage your body by enlightening your mind - Joshua.
years ago, sporadic gout attacks and blood pressure issues were hindering my
daily activities. Determined to change my life, I paid Virgin Active a visit. Like
a kid shopping in a candy store I was fascinated with the unique facilities like
the Queenax Functional Training zone, and sleep pods!
many members, I began experimenting with different kinds of group exercise
programs available in the club. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) classes like the Grit Cardio and Thirty HIIT (now known
as The Grid series at Virgin Active) were challenging, but also lots of fun. To
top it all off, it made me feel pathetic and weak. I could barely achieve a
single proper push-up!
much as I struggled in the classes initially, they eventually sparked my
curiosity about how far your body can go. I became increasingly obsessed with
the science behind training and how one’s ability to lift two or three times
their weight was something I HAD to know. The geek in me began to pick
up educational books on body recomposition and principles of strength training.
better I got, the more I wanted to improve. That’s when I decided to sign up
for personal training and met Khid, who was always eager to answer all my
burning questions about fitness. We often spent time during my sessions to
touch on the educational aspects of fitness - which was the most crucial part
of training for me. I’m glad to have spent three years worth of strategic and
sadistic workouts with him!
come a long way since my first day in the gym; today, my goals may have
changed, but my attitude hasn’t. I now have more energy and better clarity of
mind to cope with everyday life. You wouldn’t have imagined that the guy who
was once shaped like a mango is now able to accomplish ten muscle ups.
Exercising has made me a healthier and happier person, and I leave the gym
every day feeling a great sense of achievement.
Joshua Fuentes. Joined Virgin Active in 2013.
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