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Vision Personal Training Wollongong helps clients lose weight and gain friends

Vision Personal Training Wollongong helps clients lose weight and gain friends
July 4, 2014

Vision Personal Training Wollongong Manager Rachel O’Neill believes that the social side of getting fit can aid exercisers in achieving their goals.

Explaining that many of her studio’s clients walk away with a slimmer tighter body and a much larger base of friends, O’Neill states “many of our clients refer to Vision as their second family.

“It is so rewarding to see people coming together and motivating one another to achieve their health and fitness goals.”

O’Neill’s experience is backed up by an understanding that gyms and personal training studios are one of the best environments to meet new people and strengthen existing friendships  - based people in those environment shares common interests in goals of health, fitness and weight loss.

She adds “one of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to losing weight is getting that motivation, and when they have a friend involved in the equation they are more likely to be motivated and dedicated to their goals.

“People are by nature competitive and do not want to see close friends succeed if they have not done the same. So when people make friends in a fitness environment, they not only share a common interest but will instinctively help one another to reach their goal.”

O’Neill explains that Vision Personal Training Wollongong strives to always create a friendly and social environment for this very reason.

“Every client who walks through our door is greeted by first name and all achievements are shared on a large white board on the studio floor for everyone to see.”

She adds that these achievements cand be as small as novelty achievements such as ‘drinking more water’ or even a personal best at a fitness test.

After a client steps on the scales for their weekly weigh in if O’Neill’s clients have lost more than one kilo the personal trainer rings a bell and the entire studio, including clients and staff will erupt with applause and celebration. These kinds of rewards and social aspects are great ways to increase a person’s desire and drive to shed those unwanted kilos and boast the body they have been dreaming off. Weight loss is a journey that you do

O’Neill concludes “Saturday mornings would have to be my favourite day of the week, myself and our run club go for our morning run through Wollongong, right before having a team breakfast at our local café’, it is always great company and heart-warming to see our clients sharing stories and achievements.”

Visit the Vision Personal Training Wollongong website at


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