23W Members Spotlight: Stephanie Vejar
Introducing our third place winner from our 8 week Upskill Challenge! Steph Vejar come on down!!!!
It is safe to say that this was not the ideal challenge. Lockdown 6.0 forced everyone to adapt to online training and shift their focus from gym based performance goals to more lockdown appropriate goals and we are so proud to say that Steph nailed this! Over the 8 weeks she consistently hit her workouts and walks, focused in on her nutrition in a sustainable way and was incredibly self-reflective in every one of her Wednesday check ins.
We can’t wait for you all to read a bit more about how she tackled the most challenging Challenge yet!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am 27 years old Latina from Melbourne, an immigration lawyer and a mum to a cyclone of a toddler, Mateo. I’ve been at 23W for over a year now and pre-Covid was a fairly regular gym attendee.
What drew you to join 23W?
I joined the challenge because I needed a mental motivator to get me back into rhythm. Lockdown had got me into some bad and lazy habits so a challenge was the perfect circuit breaker.
Did you change your approach to the challenge when we moved into lockdown?
I think originally in lockdown, I found it harder to keep myself accountable because I wasn’t seeing anyone, so it’s easier to skip a workout or eat mindlessly. The 8 week challenge gave me a lot of knowledge to recognize bad habits and just enough homework to keep me interested and accountable.
What are you most proud of achieving during this challenge? What did you learn?
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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