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TURN BACK by Amanda Wright
It’s time to look life in the eyes and say, “This time, right now, is for me and only me!” Typically the twenties are dedicated to building a career, the thirties and fourties are consumed with raising a family and life is always busy. But as the clock ticks toward ﬁfty, isn’t now the time to do something for yourself? Tina Hayman joined Finesse Fitness in January 2014, motivated by the thought of turning 50 in 2015. She said, “I lost my mother to cancer at the age of 46 and my mother lost her mother at the age of 30, so I wanted to break that cycle and have always said if I get to 50 I’m going to celebrate. “My biggest goal was to be a size 12. I wanted to buy a size 12 dress to celebrate in, not a size 16, and I succeeded!” Tina kicked oﬀ her ﬁtness mission with a 12 week Summer Body Programme. She couldn’t believe the diﬀerences in her body from her before and after photos. “I have a waist! These are the words I remember saying when I saw my progress photo. Seeing those physical diﬀerences motivated me further and have helped me to continue my journey,” she said.
After more than a year of training with Finesse Fitness, she has learned how to adapt her training schedule to keep it interesting while still achieving lifechanging results. “I’ve learned that quality is better than quantity. I was struggling with working out for a full hour, so now I do a harder workout for 30 minutes in my lunch hour. “I enjoy the Excess class which I do three times per week, and I see a personal trainer, Mikayla, twice a week. Mikayla pushes me during my sessions, lets me know if my technique isn’t correct and also helps me with advice on nutrition. “I still indulge in Saturday night nachos, but the portion size is greatly reduced!” Tina said. Tina admits that she was very selfconscious about her body shape prior to going to Finesse Fitness, which made her shy. Since her transformation she has noticed her conﬁdence has improved, helped by positive comments from friends and family. “My biggest achievement was keeping the weight oﬀ over Christmas. I kept my appointments with Mikayla for personal training and it made a big diﬀerence. There was no Christmas weight gain! “This was my biggest achievement, not having to start over again this year,” Tina said. Advertising feature
Ashburton Guardian, YOU Magazine, Saturday, March 14, 2015