A Preston woman who recently opened a gym has revealed her weightloss story.Advertisement
Cheryl Hughes decided to open the fitness studio after being inspired from her weightless journey.
After failing an annual fitness test that her job required her to do, Cheryl had a wake up call and lost eight stone.
Cheryl said: “I was so unhappy! My weight and health had spiralled out of control.
“I used to be extremely fit, played football and hockey to a high standard and looked after myself, and then life got in the way.
“Suddenly I had gone from being active and athletic to 24 stone, size 26 with little energy and no incentive to get back to who I was.
“Failing the annual fitness test for my job was my wake up call, I had to make a change, I had to get my life back on track.”
After attending some classes at her local leisure centre, making healthier food choices and a training regime, Cheryl shifted the 8 stone.
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She continued: “Would it be easy? Absolutely not.
“I knew it would take determination, support and consistency.
“I started to notice my energy level rise again and I was feeling more confident.
“At the leisure centre classes, I always stood at the back of the room – I didn’t feel like I belonged and that was the worst feeling ever.
“I thought that if I feel like that, maybe others did – That was a lightbulb moment for me, and my inspiration to start Everybody Fit, to inspire and empower every individual to lead a healthier lifestyle.”
Cheryl started to provide her Everybody Fit classes at local school halls, and they proved popular with more and more people attending.
After three years of hard work, Cheryl has now opened Everybody Fit studio at Derby House in Fulwood, to provide an environment where everybody feels welcome and that they have a right to be there.
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Everybody Fit offers over 30 small group Personal Training sessions per week.
Cheryl said: “My fitness journey had not been without pitfalls, but I had gained the strength mentally to pick myself up and carry on.
“I learned to realise that one or two bad days where ok, as long as the rest of the week where good days.
“The last three years have made me the person I am today and given me the motivation and passion to help others who may be or have been where I was.
“If you feel you can relate to any part of my journey, then please visit the studio and I promise that the minute you walk through the door you won’t feel alone.”
You can keep up to date with Cheryl’s fitness journey and studio by following Everybody Fit on Facebook.
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