Pia: I’ve always been a sedentary person, who didn’t like exercise, sports, or sweating. As an adult, I still didn’t like sweating and didn’t have an active lifestyle. So hitting 500 classes (equivalent of 25000 minutes of exercise) is a milestone!
I remember I had a bad back pain as a result of regular heavy-lifting at work. I also had weird neck pain and back pain, and I justed wanted to feel strong.
Also having PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), the doctor said I have to be active and exercise to help manage symptoms.
It’s funny thinking back that the toddler who propelled me to start exercising (because lifting him caused my back to ache) is now in Year 1, and that’s how long I’ve been at Leap!
Pia: Leap is very encouraging; I like the instructors and the community here. Everyone knows each other and it’s a friendly space.
The instructors also know a lot about exercise. I had wrist pain in both wrists for quite some time, and the instructors always gave me modifications so I could continue to exercise despite of my wrists.
I love Leap! I used to literally live around the corner from the studio in Chatswood. Now I’ve moved further away but I still make the time to come to Leap. I factor in how I’m going to make it to Leap every time I move!