30 kilos down and seizure free…

Sandra’s story is inspiring.

My life has changed because of Tribe and I’m so grateful.  I suffer Epilepsy and Type 2 Diabetes and was often advised to lose weight from my medical practitioners. About 5 years ago I had a seizure that resulted in my license being revoked for 18 months. This was the start of my weight loss journey.

Due to not having a license, was forced to walk everywhere (yep everywhere), which resulted in losing 10kg. I had a friend who was a Tribe member who spoke very highly of Tribe and encouraged me to join. Since joining Tribe I’ve shed a further 20kgs. Yes, that’s a total of 30kgs…!

I love everything that Tribe offers.  The classes are fantastic, with lots of variety with various circuit classes, weight classes and spin.  I can often be found in a Spin class and I’m a massive fan of Group Personal Training as it provides an excellent weight training session and it feels like it’s a personal 1 on 1 session. The trainers correct me if needed and it’s simply an awesome way to get a full-body workout.

Now that I’ve lost 30kgs, my focus is on maintaining my weight loss so my body and health remains strong.  I’ve learned a lot at Tribe, I simply couldn’t continue to eat what I was eating and expect results.  My food is still not 100% all of the time, but I’m much more knowledgeable and aware of what I’m eating and certainly making healthier choices most of the time.

Tribe is like a second family to me. I was keen to make friends and have done this here at Tribe.  The trainers and the members are supportive and encouraging, it’s amazing. A group of us go for coffee regularly and quite often we catch up throughout the year to celebrate birthdays, have a day at the races or a girls night out.

One of the biggest benefits from losing 30 kilos, is my epilepsy is now under control and I’ve managed to stay seizure-free for over 4 years. This has had a massive impact on my life.