This month’s Profile of the Month is the beautiful and dedicated Eliza Mertyn. Eliza joined TF in August 2018 in group fitness and eventually added Personal Training to her membership. Since August 2018 Eliza has lost a total of 46cm from around her body, with 40cm being since starting PT in Feb 2019!! Massive congratulations to Eliza and her PT Emilia for this incredible transformation!
Besides the aesthetic changes that have occurred, Eliza has changed in so many other ways. She is so much more confident and talkative at training, laughing and sharing a joke. Still one of our quieter members, she is certainly coming out of her shell. She is much more willing and confident in trying new exercises and challenging herself at training. She opts for the heavier weights and pushes herself so much more. She makes a huge effort with her food keeping her goals in mind fueling her body efficiently.
Eliza is also an awesome role model for her gorgeous little boy who comes to training with her every week. He is now much more active, seeing the incredible work of his mother.
Eliza, I am so proud of how far you have come and love love love training you! Keep up the incredible work!!!
Eliza’s PT Emilia also had a message for Eliza:
“Eliza I absolutely love being your Personal Trainer! You come into the studio week after week proving not only to me but yourself that you are more than capable of doing anything I throw at you! The journey we have experienced has been one hell of a ride full of ups and downs and many laughs, however I am proud to say Eliza that you have 110% transformed into a stronger person both physically and mentally, your mindset alone is something you should be proud of! Keep up the amazing work Eliza!” – Emilia Anastasio
And here is Eliza’s story in her words:
“Before joining TF I lived a pretty sedentary lifestyle. I had next to zero self-esteem and confidence, made excuse after excuse, and had no time for anything (or so I thought).
‘Me time’ was sitting on the couch catching up on trashy TV and snacking on chips, chocolates and whatever else I could get my hands on.
I had no energy or motivation, this was not only affecting my mental and physical wellbeing but that of my family also.
I had been to gyms in the past & participated in group fitness classes but never felt ‘in place’. It seemed like a chore to go and like I was just another number. Then on top of that mix in some poor mindset and bammm there you have a train wreck, another excuse, and off the rails yet again.
I came across TF by chance, scrolling through social media. I saw an ad for the next Round commencing (mid 2018), I checked it out and made some enquiries. I liked what I saw, it was something different; it felt right.
I joined because I knew I had to take control of my life, I was sick of feeling tired and frumpy.
I started at TF doing 3 classes a week, I started to feel good, energy levels increased, I was feeling strong and in control. It hasn’t been easy, and yes I have slipped up a couple of times, but I haven’t let that stop me as I am hungry for the good feeling this change has given me.
I currently train 4 classes a week, and try to sneak in a double class from time to time if class numbers and time permit. I also have a PT (Emilia, the legend!), I felt I just needed that extra one on one, the extra push and also someone else to be accountable to.
I am also making changes to my eating habits. I found food prepping too many days ahead overwhelmed me and I would throw the towel in so now I prep for 2 days at a time. I now make better choices, I still treat myself though on occasion to avoid bingeing. I can’t wait to attend the Nutrition workshop for more empowering knowledge.
‘Me Time’ is now going to TF, prepping good food. No more lounging on the couch eating crap! We try doing family things that involve physical activity. I don’t care what’s on TV anymore but I do care if I miss a class.
I still have a long way to go to achieve what I want, but I know I can do it. I have a better mindset, more energy, and more support. I don’t want this to be just another fad, this is now my lifestyle!
TF offers so much holistically and that’s why I love this place. TF has given me more than somewhere to come and work out, it has given me knowledge and mindset from attending workshops, friendship from the awesome community of members, confidence that I can do anything I put my mind to, guidance from trainers with true passion for their clients’ success.
All I can say is….TF where have you been all my life?! J “ – Eliza Mertyn, South Morang