CLAIRE MARGIN - KUREELPA
This is the post I have waited a year to publish. You see, on the 8th May 2017, exactly one year ago today, I made the decision to turn my life around. At 124kgs, I was tired of being overweight, depressed and constantly in pain. My body was falling apart to the point where I could barely pick something up off the floor or walk up a set of stairs without feeling like I was going to die. Today marks one year to the day where I bravely walked through the doors of the Farm Gym. A gym where I was welcomed with open arms and guided through a life changing journey by the most beautiful couple who are truly dedicated to the health and wellness of the community around them. At the halfway point, I had a photo taken with a 25kg med ball on my shoulder symbolising how much weight I had lost. Whilst I am not training there at the moment, the Farm Gym will always be my family and I am always welcomed with those same opened arms. Today I returned to have a photo taken with the 50kg med ball. A solid goal of mine from the beginning. One I felt like I’d never get too. But I have. Picking that ball up today bought forward so many emotions. I couldn’t believe I carried that weight around every day. What an incredible year it has been. Honestly all it takes it making that decision to start. That’s the hardest part. After that, it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other and keeping the momentum going. The sky really is the limit 🙌🏻 Thank you @thefarmgymsch for being the amazing people you are. Having a photo with that ball today was truly something special
Lacey Burns - Nambour
"The Farm Gym is more than just your regular gym, it’s like no place you have ever trained at before. Imagine doing deadlifts while you watch the sunrise, sprinting through the orchards carrying logs while the cows look at you strangely, juggling whilst running up and down hills and doing handstands like when you were a kid. It’s also a community, it really is this close-knit family that cheers each other on and never lets anyone finish on their own. There is no judgement, only encouragement.
I have three kids, so when I go to The Farm Gym it’s my time just for me. I do it for my health and fitness and also for my mind. I love that you never know what to expect when you walk through those doors, no one session is ever the same.
Luke & Acacia like to think outside the box and push you past your limits. You will learn not only correct technique, flexibility and how to move your body. But also about nutrition and wellness, then after your session you can pick some fresh organic produce to take home and enjoy from the members gardens."
As a mum of 3 young kids my journey with The Farm Gym began with a lot of hesitation and self doubt. I had never been to a gym before, I wasn’t too sure what to expect or how I would make it work with kids. All my negative thoughts were squashed in my first week at The Farm Gym. Anyone can fit in at this place. Luke and Acacia’s passion is unmistakable and they have created an environment that exudes with support, enjoyment and camaraderie. Each of us come from different places but we all share the same goal and that is to get over the finish line together knowing that we gave it our all with true integrity and determination.
Every session at the gym is different, I love that we train outdoors also, I love that we always have a laugh along the way, I love that my kids can be watched and also watch on as I train, and I really love that we can go to the garden together afterwards and pick fruit and veggies. Aside from my physical progression with The Farm Gym I have come to develop a mental strength and confidence that I didn’t expect. Best of all, the physicality and mobility that I have gained from my training at the gym has transitioned across to my everyday life. My children have even started mimicking exercises that we do and that is a real win; living a healthy lifestyle and teaching our future generation at the same time. So thank you Luke and Acacia. This has been an unexpected journey but I can passionately say that I love going to the gym!