MEMBER STORIES

 MEMBER STORIES
Pack Fitness members are a passionate and dedicated bunch. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your fitness and strength, train for a challenge or simply maintain your fitness levels in a fun and social environment, Pack Fitness is for you.

Let us introduce you to some Pack Fitness members, see how they fit in training around their busy schedules and what gives them drive to get fit.

JORGE
Age: 40
Career: IT Engineer 
Story:
I started in July 2016 from 20 years on the couch. Started bootcamp training just 3-4 days a week. Now I train every day for at least 30 min. One day in September 2016 I couldn’t go to bootcamp and decided to run instead, the previous months’ training was enough to go for a slow 5k run without getting hurt, first time in my life! That run was at 7’50”/Km, now my pace is around 5’20”, less than a year after (with an odd 6km run in which the pace was 4’55”). Not only that, but now I can run for 12kms in about 1h8mins. There has been many painful days, but now I can run and train injury free. I’ve finished 6 races so far in 2017 and there are about 5-6 more to go before the end of the year. That’s a combination of OCR and hill run races. Training with the Pack literally changed my way of living. i.e. I travel quite often for work and leisure and now I have to pack my training clothes as well. Even on holidays I try to go for a run or whatever I can do to stay active Obviously this means I’ve lost fat weight and gained muscle weight (about 9kgs net loss and 5 inches of waist size), but more importantly I feel a lot healthier overall with a lot less headaches and backaches.  
Still long way to go to be fully fit, but I’m definitively fitter than most now .


HOLLY
Age: 31
Career: Massage Therapist 
Story:
I started training with Nick back in the summer of 2015 after having my second child.  Some may say I am competitive, this came from an early age when I swam at a national level and spent most my weekends at competitions. I used to go to the gym but was never keen and would stop going after a couple of months as I had no idea what I was doing and would just get bored and could never see the benefits. Nick introduced to strength and conditioning and I now love going to the gym and training. 
I remember being proud of my first ever run after giving birth and made it to 1KM and died. I now don't have the problem and last year took part in my first ultra. Nick introduced me into OCR (obstacle course racing in 2016) I have now taken part in many races across the UK and recently travelled to Holland for the Europeans where I represented the UK. 
I now have become a member of the Kitbrix OCR team and write my thoughts on my own blog - www.holly-jones.com .
I love being a member of Pack Fitness and love going to the sessions - every session is different and pushes you but while you still are having fun, the group of people make you feel welcome and give so much support. 
 

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