• J Brooks

My Journey

Updated: Jun 27, 2020

The principals behind Fitness50 is centred to be welcoming and inclusive, to make a real difference in peoples lives and to be part of their lifestyle journey. The idea behind Fitness50 is based on my own fitness journey. When I was younger; in my 30s - I was a fitness fanatic, a proper gym addict and I turned a passion for kickboxing into a lifestyle. I trained in kickboxing for years, gaining all of my belts and my physical and mental health was in a great shape. Then life got in the way, I had injuries that were taking longer to heal and the time I was dedicating to fitness edged away from me without my realisation and my whole lifestyle changed. For around 10 years I stayed away from anything fitness related, without intention but just because time passes us all before we realise.

One day I looked at myself in the mirror and I realised I didn’t like what I saw anymore, I didn’t recognise parts of myself. I was tired; run-down and over-weight, I just wasn’t looking after my body anymore. People describe a ‘light-bulb moment’ changing their life and I believe this was the point that I refer to that did indeed change my life. I was nervous about joining the gym again, but when I found the courage to do so I found a passion reignited.

This is where the idea of Fitness50 came from, I wanted to help people just like me. The ordinary people - the real people. If you have ever felt like life is passing you by, you want to achieve a new goal but have lacked the confidence in doing so or you have thought ‘I’m too old for that now’ then you’re not alone, that is how I felt along with many others. But I wasn’t too old, I gained the confidence and I gave time a run for it’s money and you can too!

I went back to the basics and started learning again, working hard to gain the range of qualifications I now hold within the fitness field. I changed my life and I haven’t looked back since. My fitness journey has helped me to feel empowered, strong and powerful.

I never dreamt for one minute that I would have access to my own gym, but I now have a modest space within my home that hosts a variant of functional equipment and that is all I have needed. Now my work speaks for itself, my clients are at the centre of everything I do and my philosophy for Fitness50 revolves around you.

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