At Believe in You Health & Fitness all members are superstars. But every now and then someone finds the strength from within to achieve something that was out of reach and inspires us to reach for the stars and achieve our dreams.
She has been a part of Believe in You for 6 years now, and I'm proud to call her a friend and part of my family. This is a very special Superstar because Patricia sacrificed her own participation in Bootcamp to encourage another to be more active. Blake isn't motivated by Bootcamp, but he came every week and would often sit down and play on his phone. Patricia saw this and found a way to motivate him. Patricia stopped doing Bootcamp on Tuesday and Friday nights, and instead met Blake there and they walked. They set the target of walking to Victor Harbour from the club in Clearview. Each week they would track their distance and highlight the distance on a map. Patricia and Blake averaged more than 5km per night, and made their way to Victor Harbour in only 3 months! They're now walking their way from Victor Harbour to Hahndorf, Blake loves their time and chats together and with Patricia's inspiration he has found an enjoyable way to be active. Thank you Patricia, you are what the Believe in You community is all about. (Oct 2016)
I only choose one person to run City to Bay with each year. This year, Craig has gone from not being able to run a lap of the oval to smashing 12km in under 70 minutes. He also lost 18kg along the way. Craig has trained 2-3 times a week for the past 6 months, and I couldn't have been more proud to have run with him on Sunday. Well done. (Sept 2016)
Toni completed a gruelling 22k trail run in the Blue Mountains, the last kilometer was up over 900 stairs! Even though she isn't a big fan of running, she has accepted even the most difficult of running challenges. Not only that, but she does it with a smile and a sprint finish every time.
As well, Toni does a great job of making everyone feel welcome at bootcamp each week. She goes out of her way to support new attendees and make sure they come back for more. Toni has volunteered her time to make sure the back end of Believe In You is organised so I can focus on the fitness for everyone else.
Thanks for always bringing your inspiration and positive energy - definitely SUPERSTAR worthy! (May 2016)
To the wonderful Donna who has been coming to Strength From Within and Bootcamp for 12 months. She's always extremely positive and in only one year Donna has gone from zero laps to twelve laps (6km), well and truly toned up from top to bottom, improved her shoulder function and made new friends. Thanks Donna for always promoting Believe In You. You're always lovely, you work so hard and it's been a joy to watch you achieve so much. (April 2016)