Client of the Month – Meghan

Client of the Month – Meghan

This month we’ve nominated Meghan as our client of the month. Meghan has made some huge progress not only physically but also personally since she started at The Fit House a few months ago.

After the sudden loss of her older brother Shane in 2018, Meghan and her mother Margaret were encouraged to come along to the gym by a friend, in the hope that it would help them through their grief. Shane was only 23 years old when he died as a result of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). As it was Purple Day on 26th March in support of epilepsy and the Epilepsy Society, we thought it extra fitting to recognise Meghan and her efforts this month.

Meghan is in the final year of her degree and training to become a teacher. When we first met Meghan, she was very reserved and somewhat out of her comfort zone in classes. During her time at The Fit House we have seen her go from strength to strength. She is not one to take the spotlight, but she works hard, trains very regularly and gives her best at every session.

In spite of what she is going through, Meghan has persevered. She gets fitter and stronger every week. 

Since she started there has been a visible change to Meghan’s fitness, demeanour and approach. She’s calmer, chattier and more confident. She makes a lot of effort to help us too – often cleaning up after class and offering us a lift home at the end of the day. Meghan you’re a real pleasure to have in the gym and long may it continue! We asked her to tell you more about her experience at the gym.

What prompted you to start coming to The Fit House?

In January 2018 my older brother died suddenly at age 23, I found it really difficult to cope and turned to comfort eating. I felt really alone and just wanted to isolate myself. After gaining a stone and feeling even worse about myself due to my size I decided to join The Fit House as my mum had said great things about Frazer and Rachel so I thought I’d try it. 

Tell us a bit about what you get out training?

Training at The Fit House has given me confidence and self belief, something which I had lost last year. I have found going to the classes a great way to clear my head, especially if I’ve had a bad day. The classes allow me to focus on myself. 

Training at The Fit House has given me confidence and self belief, something which I had lost last year.

What is SUDEP?

SUDEP stands for ‘sudden unexpected death in epilepsy’. 21 people a week die from this condition, my brother Shane being one of them. Sudep can affect anyone with epilepsy. People assume that people with lots of seizures are the only ones at risk, however this is not the case. 

What do you enjoy about coming to The Fit House? 

I like the fact it’s really personal and the classes are achievable.

What are some of your goals?

My main goal is to lose weight and drop a dress size before my graduation in July.

More information about SUDEP

https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/sudep#.XK9SpS8ZM0o

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