"it’s trainers have made me feel like part of a little family" - Tony's Journey
April 21, 2023
Topics: Fitness, Member Stories
Meet Tony, Be Military Fit member at Alexandra Palace. In 2017 he gave up smoking after around 40 years. While he always considered himself fit, his partner bought him a package of 10 BMF classes starting in January 2019.
'On the first Saturday in January, I walked up Alexandra Palace (I live at the bottom of the hill), and around 1/3 of the way up I had to stop and rest. Finally reaching the group at the top of the hill, I was told that I would start off as a blue vest and began to exercise. Halfway through I had to stop. I was so out of breath and so unfit. But the group was supportive.BMF, it’s participants and in particular, it’s trainers have made me feel like part of a little family and have given me so much support, advice, encouragement and the motivation to keep going for the foreseeable future. Plus I don’t get out of breath anymore. So thank you BMF.
The next week I went again with a repeat of the first week (I was clever this time - I drove up) but again stopped halfway through the session. However, as the weeks went by, I continued going and when we were put in lockdown, increased first to twice a week and then to three times a week.
I began to do red reps and moved up to green reps pushing myself all the time. A year later, I was walking up and down Alexandra Palace without stopping. I can now do a full hours training and feel great. I go to work and look forward to the next trading session.