“(Since coming to) SpeedFit I’ve increased the definition in my back and shoulders and also, to a lesser extent, in other muscle groups like my legs – that due to being paralyzed – cannot otherwise be exercised or toned. It’s quite incredible to see the muscles working, even though I can’t make the move at all without the help of EMS. I’m now continuing my training, but with extra emphasis on my shoulders and upper body in the hope of becoming stronger. I’d like to have more control doing transfers and eventually be able to reposition myself in the chair after a slip or a fall.”
“I feel stronger than I have for a very long time. Although my scales show no change, my body is more toned, and I fit into my clothes much better. I’m confident enough to wear tighter fitting clothes, which is a huge thing for me. Also, I’ve noticed I choose better foods to eat since joining SpeedFit. I’m NOT on a diet; I just making healthier choices to give me the energy I need for the day. The 20-minute workout is just so quick and simple. I can’t wait to see even more changes soon!”
I’ve suffered from joint and muscle pain for eight years. My weight has gone from 97 kg to 69 kg. Some days I was still able to go for a walk; however, most days I couldn’t as I was in too much pain. As time passed by, my walking sessions became less frequent, and I became slower and slower. After we had discovered SpeedFit on TV, I was amazed that you could do a 20-minute workout without having to sweat it out in a gym for four hours. The fact that I could exercise 90% of my muscles in that time also attracted me.
I’d wanted to try SpeedFit because I wanted to lose weight, get fit again, become free of pain, have fun and to be honest, I wanted to see results fast!
When I started with SpeedFit I was thrilled to discover that I could work out, free of pain. It was fun and not hard to do. Working out without putting stress on my arthritic knees, and my problematic left hip was wonderful and Having a trainer support me for my 20-minute workout was a great way to get me going. I realised that there was nothing to worry about and in fact, I could do more than I thought. It improved my confidence, which was at an all-time low. Wow – working out without putting stress on my arthritic knees, and my problematic left hip felt wonderful.
My primary goal was to lose weight and get some fitness back; I would have been happy to get back to 85 kg. As of today (Jan, 2015), I’m 81.3 kg. Having already smashed my primary goal, I decided I’d like to get back to 59 kg and get back into my favourite black evening dress!
I’d also like to continue to live a pain-free life and never having to take a tablet for pain relief again. To move freely without pain would be wonderful. This July I’m going on a trip to Italy, and I’m so excited at the thought of running around Rome with the energy and stamina I had when I was 30. What else? I’d like to get my abs back! Oh, and to do a long-distance swim for charity would be fabulous.
When I walked in the door for the first time I was impressed by the friendly, clean and calm environment I was in. SpeedFit is also child-friendly, which is handy as I often look after my grandson. I was not rushed, and everything was explained to me, which I appreciated. I felt listened to and taken care of. I loved that I was encouraged from day one to do just that little bit more.
You’re totally in control over how high the EMS machine goes, which is great. At the end of the first session I wanted to do it all again because I was so amazed at how easy it was – and it was fun! Even after the first session I swear I felt younger and even sprightly. I felt I was on my way to being the happy, healthy self I used to be. Truly, there was nothing I didn’t like, except for the fact that it was over so soon!
My initial SpeedFit session was like nothing I have ever experienced. Going to the gym is hard work and sometimes the soreness experienced afterwards can frighten me. SpeedFit was easy. The electrical impulses are hard to explain: it’s a pleasant feeling. Every time the machine worked my muscles I was getting closer to getting my figure back to how it used to be, which was so inspiring.
As I drove home from my first training session, I could not stop smiling. I was so happy and had so much energy pumping through my veins. I feel so lucky to have found Speedfit.
There are other benefits that I enjoyed, too. There’re the pre-and post-workout drinks, which enhance the results of the workout. I love the exclusivity of only two people training at one time. Lots of attention is given to me; I never feel like I’m just a number at the gym.
“If the first three months are any indication, I just might live to 100.”
What results have you experienced from SpeedFit so far?
The most notable results have been my drastic weight loss. When I started in September 2014 I weighed 97 kg. Three months later I have lost 17 kg, and I have so much more energy. I can honestly say I feel 20 years younger. When I wake up in the mornings I feel alive. Waking up feeling great is such a big deal for me, because in the past and wake up feeling like I barely slept. My body would hurt all over. Now, I jump out of bed feeling terrific. I have no more pain, and I’m ready to get on and enjoy my day.
I cannot get over how in just three short months even my skin feels different: smoother and with less cellulite. I can see my knees again! My legs have more muscles and less fat; my bat-wings have nearly gone, and I can finally see muscles in my arms again. I have no rolls of fat on my back. It’s so good to rediscover my fitter body that’s been secretly hiding underneath for all this time!
I expected to lose weight and rediscover my muscles with SpeedFit, but I got so much more than that. I’m now pain-free, which is amazing. I take no pain medications at all. I can go for long walks and swim 1 km without even feeling puffed. My balance and strength have improved so much. I can even go out and dance the night away, knowing that the next day my muscles and joints won’t be screaming out in pain. Another bonus: I can wear high heels again!
I know this all sounds too good to be true, but frankly, it is true. SpeedFit has changed my life. I have signed up for SpeedFit for a once weekly session for a year, and I’m so excited to see what my body will be like at the end of this time. If the first three months are any indication, I just might live to 100.
What do you like most about SpeedFit?
It’s hard to define what I love the most about SpeedFit because I love it all. I’d probably have to say it’s because SpeedFit is easy. Anyone can do it. It only takes 20 minutes just once a week to get amazing results.
LINDA’S RESULTS AFTER THREE MONTHS OF SPEEDFIT
• lost 17 kg
• pain-free, requiring no more medication
• increase muscle tone
• increased fitness
• increased energy
• improved balance and strength
• smoother skin
• less cellulite
• increase confidence
• greater quality of life
“About 30 minutes after a session, I get a boost of energy that lasts me a couple days!”
When did you start your SpeedFit journey?
I joined up with SpeedFit towards the end of August 2017.
How did you hear about SpeedFit? What made you join?
A friend of mine had been showing off the results of his training with SpeedFit and suggested I should give it a go. I joined because I didn’t have the confidence to attend a gym at the time, and it was a way of easing myself into a more serious exercise regime.
What are the first benefits you noticed after doing SpeedFit?
I would have to say the thing that I noticed first would be getting a better sense of balance as well as getting my full range of movement back.
What do you like most about your SpeedFit session?
The non-judgment and light banter from the trainers and other members, everyone there wants to be there and enjoys what they’re there for.
Did you have any goals coming into SpeedFit? Have you reached your goals?
I joined SpeedFit to improve my self confidence and the body image that I had of myself and I think I’ve well and truly smashed several barriers that I had myself put up.
How do you feel after your session at SpeedFit?
When I first started I was sore for a couple days following my session purely because I just wasn’t used to putting my body through the wringer but as i got fitter, the soreness just melted away and now about 30 mins after a session I get a boost of energy that lasts me a couple days.
Tell me a little about your personal story and how SpeedFit fits into it or has impacted your life.
I’ve always been a larger guy and at my largest weighted close to 140 kg. About 4 months prior to joining SpeedFit I had a gastric sleeve surgery to assist in weight loss and when I joined up I had already lost about 28 kg, but I had a lot of loose skin and a worse self image than when I was obese. I started going to SpeedFit because I didn’t have the self-confidence to step into a gym. The sessions that I had in the beginning were harder for me than having the surgery but the team at SpeedFit was nothing if not understanding and helping me push past those barriers. since then I’ve had a drastic improvement in my fitness levels and I’ve gotten a more confident in myself.
I recognise that this is largely due to the support of the team at SpeedFit Cockburn.
Joanne – director/business owner
“I highly recommend SpeedFit. I was quite skeptical at first, but the results are fantastic! I feel great and dropped one size in 3 sessions! (now I can wear the clothes that had been put away for 7 years) Along with some cycling on the side and eating properly, this revolutionary workout system does wonders! Best of all, it doesn’t take up a great deal of my precious time! Give it a try. Hopefully you’ll feel as happy as I do.”
“I am the strongest I have been in a long time, and it is thanks to SpeedFit!”
How did you hear about SpeedFit? Why did you start with SpeedFit?
EMS is a very new form of exercise. The technology is still very new to Australia and like many clients whom come in for their first session are very sceptical. Andreea was the same and now one and a half years later she is a part of the SpeedFit family and can’t get enough!
“I used to live on Fitzgerald Street, just a few hundred meters away from the studio; therefore I was walking by the studio pretty much every day. One day I got curious about the place and started to read about it on Facebook as well as researching the internet about this new form of exercise. EMS was very popular in Europe already, and it turned out a few of my friends had tried it in Italy, and they strongly suggested it. I started with a 10 sessions pack at first, to give it a go, and now almost two years later, I’m here still loving it!”
What changes have you noticed? What changes to your lifestyle have you made (if any)?
Andreea has stuck to her training and stayed motivated. She did not miss one week and even added in some cardio sessions to spice things up! It has not been the easiest journey but to gain the results she has, we are so happy for her and cannot wait to see what more we can do in 2020!
“I’ve had great changes to my body. I believe I am the strongest I have been in a long time, and it is thanks to SpeedFit! It really helped activate my glutes and abs – I believe it save me lots of hard work and training hours from the gym. SpeedFit also helped me keep motivated and committed to the physical exercise, in fact I don’t remember skipping any sessions except for when I had holidays.”
Did you follow any sort of nutrition advice?
It has been a great nutrition journey for Andreea, often we have discussed her Keto diet during early 2019. She has now progressed into doing Intermittent fasting as this is working for her. Her achievements train has really increased its speed towards her end goal as she has now balanced her nutrition and training towards her needs.
“I have frequently exchanged thoughts and ideas with the trainers in the studio about different diets and it has always been very helpful. Many times in fact Paula helped me with ideas for meal prep or snacks that were relevant to my diet.”
How did you go during your training sessions? What did you enjoy the most?
I have been training Andreea here in North Perth for quite some time and have ensured every session is challenging but rewarding. Helps that I thoroughly enjoy having her, I hope she thinks the same!
“I always enjoy the sessions as they help me release stress after a long day at work and push myself to new limits. I still get DOMS after every session and that really keeps me coming back for more! I also love the fact that I am encouraged and motivated during the session, especially when doing lunges!”
How much weight have you lost? How do you feel now?
This process has been a very hard journey but the results are on their way! Just around the corner. Watch out 2020 because Andreea is ready to attack some goals!
“I have not really lost many kg if we look at the overall journey; in fact I’ve actually gained a few kg. My weigh has been a roller-coaster because of life events and health choices – I’ve successfully quit smoking over a year ago, gained 15kg and lost the first 9kg, so my body is still recovering, and training at SpeedFit is helping me very much. I also gained muscle mass and bone mineral density which to be honest is great to me!
Overall I feel great! I am happy with my results and how strong I’ve become because of SpeedFit!”
“IN THREE MONTHS I DROPPED TWO DRESS SIZES…”
Susanna – stay at home mum
“SpeedFit is perfect for reaching your weight and fitness goals FAST! In 3 months, I dropped 2 dress sizes and went from having not run in 10 years to attempting 4km without needing to walk once! The one-on-one training coupled with such a short session really helps keep you motivated to exercise, as do the results. The kids’ corner is another plus, as so few places give you the option of training when you have kids. Other nice touches are the pre-workout drink and post-workout protein shake, the fully set up bathroom with hair care products, deodorant, hair dryer and even a hair straightener! No matter what you are trying to achieve, Roland and Amanda will cater the session specifically for you. SpeedFit really is the future of fitness.”
“When I woke up the next day, I knew it had worked.”
A colleague of mine started going to SpeedFit every week. She would breeze into the office in the morning, fresh from her SpeedFit session at Cloisters Arcade. Honestly, I was sceptical. I’d been working out in gyms since I was a teenager. “How can you get an effective workout in 20 minutes?”, I’d think to myself. I was happy for her because she was certainly enjoying it, but I felt like it wasn’t for me.
She’d dropped some weight and was embracing a healthier lifestyle. I noticed she was eating clean lunches and was taking the stairs instead of the lift. She had much more energy. I put it down to the change in her lifestyle. It certainly couldn’t be the 20 minutes a week she did at SpeedFit. She kept going every week and kept encouraging me to try it. And every week I’d politely decline or make some excuse why I couldn’t go.
Then one day my world collapsed. I was exercising one day when I landed awkwardly after a jump and shattered my right knee. I tore my meniscus, anterior cruciate, medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments and broke the top of the tibia. My surgeon said it was one of the worst knee injuries he’d seen and that he expected me to recover in 24 months. Maybe even longer. I was told that there was definitely no way I would be allowed to go back to training the way I had in the past.
I had my surgery and began my long road to recovery. I was out of work for a month or so and had to go through my physiotherapy every excruciating day. My physio gave me a small portable EMS machine to help me maintain some strength in my quads. Twice a day I would sit on the floor in front of the TV and apply the gel covered electrodes to my leg above my swollen and aching knee. I’d turn on the EMS machine and do my exercises.
My physio encouraged me to stay with the EMS training. He printed out a peer-reviewed journal article on the benefits of EMS training for me to read. I was impressed. I went home and searched for more information on the Internet about it. I was progressing faster than my surgeon expected. Maybe the EMS had something to do with it?
Soon I was cleared to return to work. Not long after that I was allowed to begin weight-bearing. Despite the positive progress it was slow going. Months had now passed, and I had begun to put on weight. My confidence had begun to wane. I wasn’t feeling myself anymore.
Remember my SpeedFit colleague I mentioned earlier? Well she organised a free trial with Domi at Cloister’s Arcade for me. I hobbled down on my crutches and swung into the studio being quite unsure about what to expect. Domi greeted me with a smile, asked about my injury and how she could help. After an hour of talking about my limitations I was booked in for the following week. She’d developed a training plan for me, and we were going to recover together as a team.
The training was incredible. We did as much as my broken body could handle. We did some squats, some leg extensions and tried a lunge. There was nothing wrong with my upper body so we would work that as hard as I could. I remember thinking after leaving the studio, “That was weird.” When I woke up the next day, I knew it had worked. My body felt like I had done a heavy weights workout. From there I was hooked.
That first session was 11 months ago. I’ve attended every week since then and stayed with my recovery plan. I still go to SpeedFit every week. I’ve lost all the weight that I put on, I’m squatting and jumping again and one month ago I began taking short runs. I’m back!
Stephen – business owner
“I once worked with a trainer for 12 months, 3 times a week, and saw no real noticeable change, but after just four weeks at SpeedFit I have achieved results I’ve never dreamed of. I’m now an addict – and for the first time in my life I really look forward to my sessions.”