I’ve been a member of ODFC Fitness for several years for the variety in training and health benefits, rather than trying to lose weight. I love staying healthy and happy and believe exercise is an important factor in that, especially in the outdoors as well as indoors.
For me, a turning point in my life and membership of ODFC was when I started to pay more attention to the food I was eating. Always a healthy eater, or so I thought, I had a chat with Gary one day about nutrition as part of some PT sessions. After this chat, I realised there was a lot more to learn and some changes to make. It wasn’t as though I was addicted to takeaways and had to make drastic changes, but the finer tweaks could make a real difference to my overall health and my training.
I really have to thank this chat for the benefits I’m still feeling a few years on. I have more energy, feel less bloated and breakfast really fuels my day. I’m so glad I binned those cardboard like, nutrition lacking bran flakes that made me feel ready to eat a horse by mid morning! Many of the instructors are also happy to impart their knowledge about nutrition and exercise before and after sessions, so the learning process is continual.
Combined with a new year’s resolution at the start of 2014 to incorporate more strength work into training, rather than just following my ‘easy’ route to fitness of going for a run, I’m happy to say that ODFC really has changed my life!