Vicky - Joined premium one June 2015
Fitness History: played netball since school. Now coaches under 11s and plays Saturday league. Various gym memberships. Self proclaimed ‘cardio junky’.
Occupational Lifestyle: Desk job in the city
Personal Goal: “Get strong!”
Vicky has a history of sport and exercise as well as an ongoing struggle with yo-yo dieting. She has played netball for her local team since the age of 15 and has been coaching young netball players since she graduated from university in 2009. Before joining premium one, Vicky worked out at her local gym in Kirkby, as well as occasionally at YMCA gym as she works at Nottinghamshire YMCA’s main offices.
I wasn’t achieving what I wanted to achieve anymore. I wasn’t improving.“ I wasn’t pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Premium one is what I expected, but more. I knew I would have one to one sessions but I didn’t realise just how much support I would get. It’s gone above and beyond and it’s great how available Nathaniel (Fitness Specialist) is.”
Just 8 months in and Vicky is stronger and fitter than ever before.
“My netball has really improved; my stamina, my strength. I don’t do as much cardio anymore but it’s actually made me better. I’ve learnt so much; using free weights... being able to do pull ups! I guess a big thing is that I’m not scared to try new things anymore.
Vicky’s focus has changed too. “Dieting has messed me up in the past. Now I want to be strong more than I want to be skinny. It’s taken a long time to get used to diet plans where I’m actually eating more. My body fat has decreased since I started and I’m a lot stronger. Losing weight is more a bi-product of getting stronger.”
Vicky also feels more confident in herself when using the gym to work on her personal programme. “I feel comfortable and confident being trained by the fitness specialists here. It can feel threatening working out around men in gyms. It’s just not like that on premium one. I don’t feel intimidated using the free weights anymore either.”
When Vicky started her premium one membership she set herself a goal of being able to do a pull up at the end of her first 6 months. It’s 7 months in and Vicky has 3 linked pull ups as well as a back squat PB that most of us would be proud of.
We’re proud to have Vicky as the female face of our premium one campaign.