Testimonials from The Box Community
December 2013- February 2014: a life changing 3mths.
For years I have been a runner/walker, early mornings, late evenings and a bit extra at the weekend. and I was never able to shift the ‘belly’. A friend told me about the gym round in Leyland units. It took me a while but I eventually came to Functfit classes just before the new year arrived ,unsure what I would actually be able to do.
I had a stiff shoulder and ‘iffy knees’ from running days of old, but Eamann the Coach reassured me that repairing damaged joints was a side line effect from functional fitness workouts. I knew a couple of people who had been to this gym but had drifted off so arrived to my first workout ,apprehensive and nervous.
Within the first 10 mins of arrival,other members and the Coach were supporting and encouraging me …try this, put your foot there ,move like this……really friendly and by the time the workout was explained I was already believing I had made a good decision.
The ‘pain ‘of the next few days was made easier by this friendliness of the other members and support they offered as they repeated ‘ this was what I did to ease it, and it will go’
I can only get twice a week at the moment but wish I was here every day,the fun,the daily challenge and the social aspect of new friends …come April, I will have all my course work done and will get at least three workouts per week…..roll on May.
a Newbie to Functfit.
Jessica Latto a Functfit Reflection.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Eilish Mc Caw
I have been going to funcfit gym for the past year or more and am enjoying every minute of it.
Every day is different which is great so you never get bored.
I had never done any weightlifting before so it was all new to me. Eamann (Coach) is very encouraging and supportive. I feel stronger, fitter and more confident since i started. Would recommend this gym to anyone.
“If it wasn’t hard it wouldn’t be worth doing.”
“Why I workout at the box….because it’s unlike any other gym I’ve been too. I’m not bored doing the same repetitive movements over and over again, no need to spend long periods of time on a treadmill. The workouts are intense, fun and best of you see great the results. A workout at the box sets me up for the day. It has a great community feel, everyone works out together and encourages one another.”
“A refreshing challenge for those to whom machines don’t compute. It’s a place that you can sweat, grow and laugh in medley. I have never experienced such a rapid expansion in my physical prowess than when I started Functfitting, and I tried a lot of gyms. Truly, I recommend it.”
“The workouts at ‘The Box’ are varied, challenging, intense, fun but above all they produce results. I feel stronger and healthier since joining 6 months ago.”
‘shy but happy’
“All my life I’ve dipped in and out of ‘exercise’, I’ve been a member of various gyms and tried all manners of different classes – spinning, bodypump, zumba. The Box isn’t just another thing to try, it’s a way of life and once you’ve scheduled it into your life, almost immediately you start to feel better in yourself – stronger, more energy and dare I say it…leaner. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m not in a rush anymore as I know what I’m doing works.”
I was hooked (if you couldn’t tell).
You really changed my life, not smoking, and getting this beer belly off me. I’m heading back to America, a changed fella.
Anyone not taking advantage of what you are doing here in Ballycastle .. is a space cadet.”
Blathnait ( Bee)