Roll back to June 2016; I’m 26, playing football with my friends and trying to get fitter as the Uni years have taken their toll on me. Suddenly, my whole life changes as I fall over awkwardly and injure my knee.
This is then later confirmed that I had ruptured my ACL. Oh dear! Fast forward to July 2017, I’ve undergone reconstructive surgery in December 16 and the previous 6 months been attending physiotherapy to build the strength back up in the surrounding muscles in my leg. Unfortunately, after some initial good progress, I had plateaued with my rehabilitation and come to a crossroads of what to do next.
Step in SPC
After an initial referral from a friend, I first spoke to Nathan to evaluate what I wanted to achieve. At the time, I just wanted to speed up the recovery time from the surgery so I could play football again. Nathan suggested that Michelle would be a perfect fit to get my rehab back on track. At first I was only planning on attending 2 personal training sessions a week but I could see even in the first week that I was enjoying everything we were doing so much, that I decided to up it to 3 sessions a week and I haven’t looked back since.
For the first 3 months, we solely concentrated on getting strength back into my leg. As the months progressed, it was obvious that I was getting stronger but as an afterthought, not much was changing on the scales. It was then in November 17 that I started to address my diet by tracking my macros which is when I really made progress with my weight.
At my heaviest I weighed 88kg and within the 18 months I had lost 20kg getting to my lightest weight since childhood.
2 years on I’ve not looked back. Better body composition and extreme boost in self confidence has all been attributed to the help and support of Michelle and the team.
All I can say is thanks to the SPC team for everything!
SPC is open!
SPC are committed to the continued health and wellbeing of our members and are open for all personal and group training sessions from 17th May 2021 in line with recommended government guidelines regarding Covid-19.
We are using both our outdoor and indoor gym space at the SPC facility.