Sharon Ng #WhyIWorkout

Growing up, I faced significant esteem issues and sought comfort in junk food and computer games. Which, of course, led to me being overweight.

When I was 16, I saw a friend becoming fitter through sheer determination and a fitness regime coupled with diet changes. I was inspired and took the first step in my fitness journey.

Diet changes meant drastically reducing my daily dose of McDonald’s Extra Value Meals and Old Chang Kee curry puffs, which were my guilty pleasures. I also started going for jogs, but with poor stamina I stopped every other minute just to catch my breath. Eventually, I progressed into 8-10 km runs 4 to 5 times a week – of course, that took years.

Having tried out several gyms and yoga studios over the years, I have learned that the community is instrumental in fueling one’s motivation to workout. This is why I love working out at Virgin Active, where the staff, trainers, and members together create a family-like, inspirational, and positive environment. Virgin Active is an exemplary club where fitness is for everyone, and that fitness progress is possible for anyone with the right attitude, mindset, and support community.

The gym has become my sanctuary, a place where I can put aside work and stress from life, and focus that 30-45 minutes solely on myself. On many occasions, it was on the gym floor where I arrived at some of my best inspirations and ideas on both personal and work fronts. My favourite classes at Virgin Active are BodyPump, GRIT Strength, RPM and Yoga and you'll definitely see me at those classes. In fact, I love riding so much that I've just gotten certified as an RPM instructor.

Joining Virgin Active is one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I am immensely thankful to the club for being an enduring source of inspiration and motivation in my life.

Sharon Ng. Joined Virgin Active in 2016.

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