Congratulations to Charmaine on her 500th visit!
Someone has done it! (This means you can do it too!)
Our very first person has been added to the Leap Champions 500 wall! Congratulations, Charmaine!
Charmaine was one of our first members at Leap when we opened in January 2018. Back then, she wasn’t in a good place, either physically or mentally. Having just turned 50, she decided to do something about it. ‘There was an intro offer…so I tried the classes.’
Initially she started coming in a couple of times a week, and slowly built up to her current timetable of attending classes six days a week, prioritising movement as an essential, and therapeutic, part of her day.
She credits Leap to her newfound strength, her happiness and her growth as a person.
She loves all her instructors for the dedication, their creativeness in classes and their approachable demeanour.
She also loves the welcoming atmosphere of the studio, and the encouragement that she gets from her new friends, instructors and other members at Leap. ‘There’s a camaraderie here,’ she described.
The time that she spent investing in herself and her body has paid off. ‘I’m preparing for the next decade for my body,’ she explains. When she first came to the studio, she couldn’t hold a plank. How long can she hold one now? ‘I don’t know… probably a minute,’ she shrugged. And we think she can hold it for much longer than that!
Her amazing journey and commitment have also affected her family. While she credits exercise to being able to ‘operate better as a mother and as a wife’, she has also inspired her sons to exercise regularly, to reap the benefits that she herself has experienced.
‘I feel like a different person.’
Congratulations, Charmaine!! You’re a remarkable inspiration to everyone in this studio with your perseverance, strength, commitment and wonderful attitude that you bring to every class. Well done!