Today we celebrate Vanessa Montalti…
In the brief time since Vanessa started training at Terrific Fitness she has overcome many challenges as well as grown as a person.
Vanessa the person today in comparison to person who walk through the door for her initial 6 months ago is a completely different person. From a physical perspective Vanessa has absolutely smashed it in training, from starting off just participating PT then finding the confidence to join into groups, her results have excelled.
Since starting at TF Vanessa has successfully:
- Lost 6kgs of Body Fat
- Dropped 1 Level of Visceral Fat
- Lost 7.4kgs of Weight
- Gained 1.4kgs of Muscle Mass
- Improved her Hydration by 3%
Vanessa looks absolutely incredible!! However, her transformations goes far beyond a physical one.
As stated before, Vanessa’s confidence has grown since the first time she started. “This year is my year and it’s my year for change.” Is something Vanessa told me from the moment I met her. And coincidentally it was in along the same lines as the quote she received at the mindset workshop.
Vanessa’s drive to make changes has been absolutely outstanding to watch, the work she’s put into switch up her nutrition as well as the growth in mindset is absolutely sensational.
I commend Vanessa on all the hard work she has put in since starting at TF. Yes physically she has transformed into a stronger person, but her strength goes deeper than that.
Keep up the brilliant work and do not stop doing what you are doing, let this year be your year!
- Coach Emilia
Vanessa!!!! I can’t even begin to express how proud of this young lady I am!!! Besides the obvious changes in her, look at that smile!!! And the posture!!!!
But what you can’t see is the change in her emotional and mental state. That mindset shift is mind blowing!!! I remember the very first conversation I had with Vanessa in the kitchen, when she was doing a tour of the studio. She was so worried and hesitant, desperate to trust and move forward from her past. To see her today, it warms my heart to see her released from so much of that fear and pain. Vanessa, you are an absolute rock star! You work so hard in every single way, taking on board everything the coaches teach you in all areas, training, mobility, nutrition, lifestyle, and most of all mindset. You attend every event, watch every one of our videos, read everything, learn, learn, learn. You are so coachable, an open sponge taking everything in.
Coach Emilia, you awesome coaching love! I love how you adapt to each of your clients and give each one, exactly what they need to help them move forward and unleash the best version of themselves.
Congratulation ladies; excellent work!!!
- Coach Terri
Vanessa’s journey in her words:
“Before I joined TF, I tried a few different gyms on and off but never found one I was completely comfortable with. I had suffered a lower back injury while training and I swore I was never going into another gym again. I kept putting off my lower back injury and I was always working. Although I love my job, I chose to put work first above anything else and would often put my own health and well-being priorities last because I struggled to manage a healthy work/life balance. Then COVID happened and it was becoming clear that the stress triggered by an unexpected death in the family, unmanageable work commitments, poor diet, lack of exercise, collapsed relationships and being prone to anxiety by nature caused me to feel overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout.
Joining TF was the best decision I have made. I knew I was going to join straight after a phone conversation with one of the coaches. They asked me questions, listened and were very understanding. Then I was invited into the gym and that was a huge deal because saying you are going to do something and actually taking action are two different things. Getting back into a gym and sticking to a routine was the ultimate test for me at the time. I remember walking into TF and I was invited to sit in the kitchen where I was introduced to all the staff, including Terri. I instantly felt at ease because the staff were so accommodating, non-judgmental and made me feel comfortable enough to share my hopes, fears and past experiences. I am so grateful for the knowledge, support and guidance I have received from my coaches in my journey so far.
The coaches have helped me to overcome my challenges by encouraging me to:
- Commit to regular PT sessions and classes to manage stress
- Make healthier food choices
- Manage my time better to ensure I take the time to look after myself
- Work with a Chiropractor to correct my lower back injury.
Since joining TF I have achieved so much in a short amount of time. The biggest success for me has been a change in my mindset. I have gained more confidence and have been able to stick to a routine. I no longer feel guilty about investing in my health and wellbeing. I feel so much better and my mind feels clearer. Going to the gym regularly has helped me to release the stress of the day and is my time to work on myself. I have gained knowledge about healthier food choices, using equipment correctly and how to shift my mindset. I have met some amazing like-minded people who inspire me and motivate me to achieve my goals. Coming to TF and having a laugh with others in this community is something that I look forward to each week.
Before joining TF I would usually concentrate on my flaws and rarely ever, if at all, appreciated my attributes. I am one of the hardest critics when it comes to myself. I’m still learning to appreciate myself in a more positive way and I am proud to have freed my fears and have finally prioritised my wants and needs and have made the choice to honour them. I have learnt to view my goals as a series of smaller steps. This has helped me to:
- Build confidence and believe in myself
- Maintain motivation and develop momentum
- Celebrate small wins and maintain focus
- Recognise that even the smallest changes to my routine and habits can support me to achieve much bigger goals.”
- Vanessa Montalti