23W Members Spotlight: Sharon sparks
Shaz has been training with us for 2 and a half years and, most recently was the overall winner of our 6-week challenge!
6 weeks is an extraordinarily short period of time, but when you focus on consistency and daily habits it is incredible what can be achieved. Training for Sharon is not always smooth sailing either. We need to work through and around shoulder niggles, a busy work schedule and a full social calendar.
We are so proud of this jet and her ongoing commitment to her health and fitness.
Check out Shaz’s journey with us below!
How long have you been working with 23W?
What got you started on this journey?
I wanted to feel healthier and more energetic.
What was your biggest challenge at the start?
Getting into a routine with exercise and food.
What was your initial goal?
To drop body fat and get into a good routine with meal prep and sticking within my calorie target.
What result did you achieve?
5.3kg down in body fat and an increase of 500g of muscle mass over 6 weeks! And some good foundations in food routines.
How have you changed?
Feeling better in my clothes, stronger in my body, and more in control of my food.
What was your biggest challenge going through the process?
Making time for meal prep, not letting emotions dictate food intake and navigate social outings.
What were your biggest learnings?
Going to work out when you don’t feel like it always pays off. I always leave feeling better. I’ve gained a good idea of a number of meals that are easy to prepare and fit into my daily food intake
How would you describe your journey?
Over the past 2.5 years its been challenging. There have been some tough times where I couldn’t even think about working out or organizing meals, but I felt like I was ready to take charge of my life and that mindset change really helped.
What was it like working with the 23W and the other girls in the community?
Always great! All the trainers are approachable, non-judgmental, understand everyone is on a different journey and everyone is backing you.
What’s next for you?
Continue in my new habits to achieve my long term goals of losing more body fat, building strength and feeling good!
Thanks 23W team for all your support, fun and inspiration.
Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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