A late start …
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By early thirties, @joannaywlee had it all. A blossoming career, a happy marriage, and her youth. Everything else would fall into place, including fitness goals & time to achieve it. Being in the TV industry, Joanna travelled extensively, worked with celebrities and attended glamorous events. And like most, Joanna got caught up with life. With what little time left for herself, she started finding reasons to skip working out altogether.
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“This was not how I envisioned turning 40 to be!” As her weight piled on over the years, she started becoming very self-conscious. When comparing a recent holiday photo with a photo of her in her 20s, it shocked her to see how much she had changed. It was time to be fit and healthy again. For her 40th year, she dedicated her time and efforts into achieving what she thought was impossible, and the results? She’s never been leaner or fitter in her entire life than now.
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When her mom passed away late last year, she started to question the meaning of life. Despite loving her job, she wondered if that was all she was meant to do and be. “I needed to know that if and when I decide to retire and leave the TV industry, I would be able to still stand on my own two feet and be happy. I wanted to do more, because life is too short to not do what you love”
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“I enjoy meeting people, love group workouts, and music.” For Joanna, choosing to participate in CGX was a means of exploration; she could pick up new skills, widen her knowledge, and gauge if fitness was another avenue for her. “The course was really an eye opener. When I attend a class, I take so much for granted! Who knew that music could impact and influence a workout so much? It was very interesting to understand and see what happens on the other side. I left feeling that this was something I could do; it opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me!”.
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Whenever you find yourself hesitating to take that next step for similar reasons, know that like Joanna, it’s never too late to start. It may just be one of the best decisions you’ve yet to make.
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#fitmgraduates #fitm #wherelearningneverstops #fitness #nevertoolatetostart #womenfitness #groupfitness
A late start … . By early thirties, @joannaywlee had it all. A blossoming career, a happy marriage, and her youth. Everything else would fall into place, including fitness goals & time to achieve it. Being in the TV industry, Joanna travelled extensively, worked with celebrities and attended glamorous events. And like most, Joanna got caught up with life. With what little time left for herself, she started finding reasons to skip working out altogether. . “This was not how I envisioned turning 40 to be!” As her weight piled on over the years, she started becoming very self-conscious. When comparing a recent holiday photo with a photo of her in her 20s, it shocked her to see how much she had changed. It was time to be fit and healthy again. For her 40th year, she dedicated her time and efforts into achieving what she thought was impossible, and the results? She’s never been leaner or fitter in her entire life than now. . When her mom passed away late last year, she started to question the meaning of life. Despite loving her job, she wondered if that was all she was meant to do and be. “I needed to know that if and when I decide to retire and leave the TV industry, I would be able to still stand on my own two feet and be happy. I wanted to do more, because life is too short to not do what you love” . “I enjoy meeting people, love group workouts, and music.” For Joanna, choosing to participate in CGX was a means of exploration; she could pick up new skills, widen her knowledge, and gauge if fitness was another avenue for her. “The course was really an eye opener. When I attend a class, I take so much for granted! Who knew that music could impact and influence a workout so much? It was very interesting to understand and see what happens on the other side. I left feeling that this was something I could do; it opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me!”. . Whenever you find yourself hesitating to take that next step for similar reasons, know that like Joanna, it’s never too late to start. It may just be one of the best decisions you’ve yet to make. . #fitmgraduates #fitm #wherelearningneverstops #fitness #nevertoolatetostart #womenfitness #groupfitness
@colleenspartanmma is a 21-yo full time athlete, fights amateur MMA🥊 and partakes in Obstacle Course Races @spartanracemalaysia . And the cherry on top? She’s a plant-based🥦 athlete! Curious (and fascinated!) by her journey, we had a chat with her to learn more about why she does what she does. .
Colleen has always been active througout her childhood, doing various sports and martial arts with her parents rallying behind her. But why MMA – a sport that is mostly dominated by men?
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✨“I’m a competitive person and have competed in various competitions all while growing up. As for MMA, well…. don’t get me wrong, I honestly would say you’ve got to be a little bit mad to do it. I agree that it’s mostly dominated by men. I train with men every single day. It’s hard but I love it. I just fell in love with the training. I love the thrill of fighting and the feeling in that cage (it makes me smile thinking about it!). I get to push myself to the limit, but I also learn a lot, not only on the mats but about life.”✨
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We asked Colleen what inspired her vegan-lifestyle and how that has (or hasn’t) affected her performance as an athlete. .
✨“After a year or so of contemplation and research, I would say it would be mostly for ethical & moral reasons, but I honestly wish I would have done it sooner. I feel much lighter and more agile, but I also feel much stronger which surprises a lot of people. I feel better physically and my recovery rate is faster as well. I wouldn’t say there are many challenges in making and adhering to this change, other than the need to supplement some nutrients I may lack to ensure and aid my performance as an athlete. I believe nutrition is very important as an athlete.”✨
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(cont. reading in comment section👇🏽)
@colleenspartanmma is a 21-yo full time athlete, fights amateur MMA🥊 and partakes in Obstacle Course Races @spartanracemalaysia . And the cherry on top? She’s a plant-based🥦 athlete! Curious (and fascinated!) by her journey, we had a chat with her to learn more about why she does what she does. . Colleen has always been active througout her childhood, doing various sports and martial arts with her parents rallying behind her. But why MMA – a sport that is mostly dominated by men? . ✨“I’m a competitive person and have competed in various competitions all while growing up. As for MMA, well…. don’t get me wrong, I honestly would say you’ve got to be a little bit mad to do it. I agree that it’s mostly dominated by men. I train with men every single day. It’s hard but I love it. I just fell in love with the training. I love the thrill of fighting and the feeling in that cage (it makes me smile thinking about it!). I get to push myself to the limit, but I also learn a lot, not only on the mats but about life.”✨ . We asked Colleen what inspired her vegan-lifestyle and how that has (or hasn’t) affected her performance as an athlete. . ✨“After a year or so of contemplation and research, I would say it would be mostly for ethical & moral reasons, but I honestly wish I would have done it sooner. I feel much lighter and more agile, but I also feel much stronger which surprises a lot of people. I feel better physically and my recovery rate is faster as well. I wouldn’t say there are many challenges in making and adhering to this change, other than the need to supplement some nutrients I may lack to ensure and aid my performance as an athlete. I believe nutrition is very important as an athlete.”✨ . (cont. reading in comment section👇🏽)
We are sure you’re very familiar with this tagline - “No Pain, No Gain”. Is that really what you or your clients need and want when in the process of achieving fitness goals?
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We bet not. Nobody is happy to experience physical pain that leads to movement limitations, or athletes not being able to perform well due to injuries.
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If you want to be a valuable fitness professional in the health continuum, you should consider joining the Introduction to AIS and Neuromuscular Conditioning course this 18th May. The course will be conducted by founder and chief therapist of @thestretchclinic , Liam Harkness. Having graduated as a a Sports Therapist, Liam has spent more than 20 years building his reputation as one of the finest therapists in Asia.
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AIS (Active Isolated Stretch) is a physical therapy system that impressively improves performance and decreases musculoskeletal pain. AIS has been designed so effectively that it is used by a wide range of practitioners in different fields of physical healthcare.
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🎥Watch the video above and see what various athletes have to say about their experience after undergoing AIS treatment. 👍🏽
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☎️Contact us at +603 7726 0030 or +6012 635 6126 to find out more!
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🔎Visit https://fit.com.my/course/introduction-to-ais-and-neuromuscular-conditioning/ for more details about the course.

#AIS #activeisolatedstretch #continuingeducation #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #makeeducationrelevant #feagroup #fitm #painfree #injuryfree #stretching #stretches #fitness #nopainnogain #insights
We are sure you’re very familiar with this tagline - “No Pain, No Gain”. Is that really what you or your clients need and want when in the process of achieving fitness goals? . . We bet not. Nobody is happy to experience physical pain that leads to movement limitations, or athletes not being able to perform well due to injuries. . . If you want to be a valuable fitness professional in the health continuum, you should consider joining the Introduction to AIS and Neuromuscular Conditioning course this 18th May. The course will be conducted by founder and chief therapist of @thestretchclinic , Liam Harkness. Having graduated as a a Sports Therapist, Liam has spent more than 20 years building his reputation as one of the finest therapists in Asia. . . AIS (Active Isolated Stretch) is a physical therapy system that impressively improves performance and decreases musculoskeletal pain. AIS has been designed so effectively that it is used by a wide range of practitioners in different fields of physical healthcare. . . 🎥Watch the video above and see what various athletes have to say about their experience after undergoing AIS treatment. 👍🏽 . . ☎️Contact us at +603 7726 0030 or +6012 635 6126 to find out more! . . 🔎Visit https://fit.com.my/course/introduction-to-ais-and-neuromuscular-conditioning/ for more details about the course. #AIS #activeisolatedstretch #continuingeducation #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #makeeducationrelevant #feagroup #fitm #painfree #injuryfree #stretching #stretches #fitness #nopainnogain #insights

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