"My name is Kaye Parker and I have been attending OneUp since September 2006, just weeks after they opened. That is nearly 9 years of weekly, and in the early days, twice-weekly, strength training sessions.
I began while I owned a very busy training and coaching company. That meant a lot of travelling, usually carrying awkward suitcases full of heavy training materials; and spending a lot of time in a classroom, standing on my feet all day. I really felt I needed to be strong physically to continue the work that I loved.
Since those early days, I've sold that business and repositioned (not retired) so I can work fewer days. But I still find I need to be physically strong to walk, to work in the garden, to shovel snow and chip ice, as I did in the winter of 2015, and to enjoy travelling for fun.
In the last few years, I've had several falls that could have had serious consequences for me, had I not been fit. Instead, they were just minor hiccups in my life, but I attribute that good luck to my work at OneUp. I could NEVER do this type of training on my own. I don't have the self-discipline, the knowledge or the equipment to do this. Every OneUp trainer I've ever worked with has pushed me, praised me and sometimes pampered me. I need all three of these to keep at it.
I agree with a colleague who also goes to OneUp, and I'll still be at this when I'm old and grey, because it works."
Kaye confidently tackling the icy sidewalks during her weekly Nordic Walk.