Arnold Reasons has been on a healthy journey for many years but with marriage and starting a family in the past three years, health had taken a back seat.
Having to adapt to new routines with a new-born child, unhealthy habits crept in with regular takeaways and struggling to find the time to be physically active.
Before his wedding, Arnold had been a member of a budget gym and was quickly able to lose weight with tough workouts and extreme dieting.
While he enjoyed the results, Arnold knew it wasn’t sustainable and it wasn’t an environment he could thrive in.
“While I was losing weight, I wasn’t feeling happy,” said Arnold. “I got rushed into the hype around achieving quick results and unfortunately if you lose weight that quickly, you miss out on the learnings. The gym I was at didn’t feel personal which in the end affected my consistency and I slipped into bad habits. This was exaggerated when we started a family as it changes your life completely.”
Arnold joined Anytime Fitness Croxley Park in October 2019 after looking for a new gym which would provide him with a welcoming environment. As soon as he was showed round, he knew it was the gym for him and he began to slowly adapt his lifestyle and create lifetime habits.
“There’s something about the environment you’re in and I love how welcoming and spacious Anytime Fitness is. I’m not rushing in this time. My goal is to come three times a week and cycle for at least 20 minutes. It may not sound like a lot, but it works for me right now. It’s not solely about losing weight or getting to a particular number. I want to create something that’s sustainable.”