"My name is Julie Ellison and I'm 59 ( big 60 next April😱)
I took early retirement about 4 years ago due to a back injury which left me unable to do much exercise. This lead to me becoming increasingly unfit and putting on weight, which had a major effect on my self-confidence.
I’ve always swam regularly but never liked the conventional “gym“ as I found them all so impersonal. My family have a history of cardiovascular disease, three members of my immediate family all had their first heart attacks at the age of 56 so this was a great worry to me as I was fast approaching that age and was unfit and overweight and needed some motivation.
I tried all the usual diets and gyms but never stuck to anything as I never felt comfortable or motivated. When I saw the 30 days trial advert on Facebook and thought I’d give that a try and I know it sounds corny but it changed my life and my mindset and I’ve never looked back!
The trainers are fantastic and have been an absolute inspiration! As have the other clients. No one judges you or makes you feel unwelcome. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, it’s like working out with friends and it’s like a family!
Since joining 18 months ago I’m still amazed at how much my body has changed not only in looks but strength too, I’ve gone from a size 16/18 to a 12 - I never ever thought I would be a size 12 again!
It’s been hard work but so enjoyable at the same time, as I said, the encouragement from the trainers and indeed the other members has been incredible. I love working out as part of a team and it’s also great to see a new client join and you can also see their transformations over the following weeks and months.
It’s been the best decision I’ve ever made as far as my fitness and my health are concerned.
Four years ago and one year ago, I had the privilege of seeing my grandchildren being born which was an experience I’ll treasure always. I’m now nanny childcare 2 days a week and The DVCC helps keep me fit enough to do this. I’m now determined to remain fit and strong with the help of The DVCC to see them well into adulthood.
I really can't thank The DVCC enough for changing my life around it’s not only made me slimmer stronger but it’s been amazing for my mental health too."