The fantastic team, the interesting and challenging classes, the friendly and supportive atmosphere and the fact that I can bring my children. I actually enjoy the work outs and never find them a chore.
Fitness soul is amazing! A friendly down to earth gym without unnessecary frills. The instructors offer encouragement and advice in a way that inspires enthusiasm. A great variety of classes, you can even take your kids with you to fitmamas. I'm addicted!
I have never been much of a gym bunny and have generally relied on some very mediocre running to keep myself "in shape" and my sole reason for joining fitness soul was to access a child friendly workout. However since starting Fitmamas I feel so much stronger and better within myself. I have, like many others, convinced myself in the past that I have no strength and that I can't lift anything other than the smallest of weights but there was definitely a moment where I attempted a 50kg deadlift and said "I can't" and truly believed this to be true. Leszek took one look at me and said "I think you can" and you know what, I did. I have surpassed even my own expectations!
Fitness soul is unique in every sense of the word. At first you feel the premises are basic but then you realise that it's the people in it that drive you to your goals. Having joined most gyms in Edinburgh and despite having membership I always managed to avoid going as I hate them, it's safe to say I'm slightly additcted to Fitness Soul. This in itself is a massive achievement for me, simply wanting to exercise. Fit mamas was where I got hooked, a safe haven of lovely other mums all with the same desire to get fit with kids in tow! My toddler went crazy at first but I persevered through his weekly meltdowns as I thought this is my time and now we all love going to 'exercise class' and my eldest loves Doannnaaa!
My fitness and strength has improved like I wouldn't believe, and the weight has fallen off. I felt confident enough to do the boot camp in June which pushed lots of new boundaries for me, and now I actually miss the 06:30 starts. Leszek and Joanna are the craziest (good crazy) strongest, holistic, most encouraging and supportive team I've ever exercised with and I thank them for helping me love getting fit and strong again! X