Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m Possible! (Audrey Hepburn).
Kiara is an adult member and initially came across Fitter Futures four weeks prior to giving birth to her third child. While she had always trained on and off for ten years, the combination of gaining weight during pregnancy and the lack of motivation and time, created a balancing act Kiara just didn’t think she was equipped to be able to handle. Bad habits would sneak back in, excuses were made and rather than focussing on how she felt, the number on the scales became a focus of self worth. Kiara made a conscious change in the hardest of times – lockdown 2021. She began taking small steps, logging on to virtual sessions to start the day, and found that valuable ‘me time’ in amongst the daily routine of a mum of three. Her mindset began to improve and when Fitter Futures opened their doors, she began to wonder – can I manage mum life and include some time for myself as well?
At Fitter Futures, Kiara has found a space that accepts her as a package deal. A place that encourages her to keep showing up, make goals, hit personal bests and what better to have her own personal cheer squad there watching on – monkey see, monkey do! Kiara is giving her children invaluable life lessons about keeping fit and active – not just for a competition or a sport, but for a happy, healthy life no matter what age or circumstance you are in. It is inspiring to see a young mum put routines in place to ensure no one suffers, but rather, everyone benefits – a healthy role model indeed!
She has found life long friends … a sense of belonging … a village … a space and place to be proud of herself. Members describe Kiara as determined, focussed, inspirational and are in awe of her never give up attitude to make things happen! We love watching your kids watch you and know that they know the true meaning of role model, and have known this before they even knew the word.
“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down” (Eleanor Roosevelt).
We are proud of you Kiara! Work hard, dream big, never give up!