This month’s profile of the month is our beautiful Effie Korakas. When Effie first joined TF she didn’t say a great deal. She kept to herself, came in, trained and left. Effie had coordination and balance issues which we worked through each training session. When she first started a simple lunge was like asking her to climb Mt Everest. Today, 12 months on, there is nothing Effie can’t conquer. She ploughs through each and every training session, pushing herself, challenging herself and mastering every exercise.
My favourite change is in her smile. It now reaches all the way to her eyes and her face simply beams. Her confidence is up and she willingly engages in conversation with everyone. She has really come out of her shell, letting her true spirit shine. That is what personal growth is all about. Taking up Personal Training with Coach Emilia was the best decision Effie ever made for herself, next to joining TF.
Over the last 12 months, Effie has dropped 54.5cm from around her body, with 23cm of which is from her waist! She is looking absolutely incredible, there is no doubt about that! But her inner transformation is what truly makes what we do as coaches, worthwhile.
A few words from her Coach Emilia:
“Effie you are one of the most driven and determined people I have ever met. You have come so far over the past year, the amount of commitment and hard work you have put into your transformation is absolutely outstanding. As your coach I have personally witnessed those huge moments that have made you the even more fantastic person you are today. Although a year has past, Effie your journey has only just started. You have transformed both physically and mentally, truly focusing on what your body and mind need in order to help achieve what you most desire. It is an absolute pleasure to work with you and I cannot wait to see what you achieve next. Keep up the brilliant work Effie! – From ‘Trouble'”
Here is Effie’s story in her words:
“I have always been active, doing some sort of exercise, but didn’t really seem to get anywhere.
I was struggling to lose weight and although I thought I was relatively fit, I was wrong.
At the time, my husband was attending TF and he was enjoying it and suggested that I come along as well. I kept putting it off. As my family is now all grown up I decided that 2019 was going to be the year that I looked after myself and part of that was attending TF. I attended an information session and never looked back.
I really enjoyed the classes and looked forward to them even though I struggled through them with no balance, or co-ordination and lots of aches and pains. This has since improved.
It was about half way through the year when I took up PT with Emilia; for me that was the turning point. Emilia made me work hard, she changed my diet and I started to feel happier. As I continued working with Emilia I started to feel healthier and stronger. I started losing weight and found my confidence. After my sessions with Emilia I felt like I could tackle anything.
Before TF I was not very confident and to be honest I don’t even think I liked myself very much. One year on, I am very different from the person who started in 2019. I am happier, healthier, stronger and have more confidence, I like myself more and am not afraid of the mirror. So if you are thinking about joining TF, don’t think about it, make the choice to join. I am sure like me, you won’t regret it. Everyone is very nice and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable.” – Effie Korakas, Mill Park