Remember Y Winner!
- Date: 22 June 2017
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In March we held a 'Remember the Y' competition where members would tell us why they started to include fitness into their lives. We randomly drew a winner Adrian, who won 5 Dexa Scans!
A Dexa Scan is a complex body composition scan, that shows your body fat, percentage, muscle mass in each region of the body, estimation of visceral fat tissue, bone mineral density and an estimated of resting metabolic rate.
We did a Q&A with Adrian, read below to hear about his Y moment.
What was your Y?
After many injuries and setbacks including a broken back, ankles and knees, I completed first marathon last year and now I’m planning on another marathon this year!
How long have you been a member at Carlton Baths?
5 Years and still going!
What is your favourite thing about Carlton Baths?
Definitely the pool!
Why did you start your fitness journey?
I have had a number of physical setbacks over the last 7 years as a result of a sporting career (2 ankle reconstructions (left and right), a broken back (L5) and a torn Achilles tendon. As a result, I had put on weight and I wanted to get back to a more manageable healthy weight.
Why do you exercise regularly?
Exercise has always been a large part of my life as I pursued my professional basketball career. It has brought me a lot of joy over the years and helped me to understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I exercise regularly now to maintain a good level of fitness and put myself in the best position to enjoy a long and healthy life with my family.
What is your advice to others who are thinking about starting their fitness journey?
I think you need to have a goal and understand that there will be setbacks. With continued persistence and hard work, you can make anything happen.