Last workout in Te Atatu Peninsula, 2021!

I started with FM Fitness in October of 2016 and have been doing Boot Camp three mornings a week since and will probably never stop, I absolutely love it!

I had turned 50 and after returning from a very active role in the Middle East found that I had slipped into a sedentary job essentially pushing paper around a desk.

I had gained about 10kg of fat and my waist size had increased about 8”. I was tired all the time, and apparently I was snoring through the night…I noticed that I would wake up with a sore back as well.

The turning point was when I jumped on a set of scales and noticed that my weight matched the radio station frequency I listened to, which was at the other end of the dial I normally listened to.

I found Fiona and signed up for bootcamp.

I was greeted with smiles and a welcome from Fiona the Team and then away we went. I have never been a gym type person and I have a real hard time motivating myself so bootcamp was a great option.

I very quickly found muscles I had forgotten about from 25 years ago.

Boot Camp is infectious and I now wake up before the alarm and it doesn’t matter what the weather is, it’s out the door and off for a workout. The rest of the day is a breeze and I have heaps more energy. The guys and girls are fantastic we have a great time.

Fiona is a fantastic motivator and in the ten months I have been training I don’t think we have repeated a workout session yet, she has a ton of gear and its never a dull day. Fiona also encourages us to do other activities that pop up and it has led to me taking up Trail Running in the Xterra Series completing 10k plus runs. I never thought I would be doing that level of activity again.

The results; I have lost over 8kgs in fat and I am now building up muscle. I have lost that 12 inches off my waist and it continues to drop away. I have also changed my diet and I am eating a lot healthier. I don’t snore anymore and I don’t have an aching back in the morning.

I cannot recommend FM Fitness highly enough, it has literally been life changing and I have Fiona to thank for it!

– G. Crook.

Hi Fi,

I’ve been attending your boot camps for about 10 months now and I don’t feel I have repeated a full workout session yet. The variation is great and keeps my body guessing. Some of the individual exercises do a great job of targeting the whole body and make the heart-rate rocket. In other exercises, the isolation of muscle groups really gets the burn going. The exercises are varied enough to keep it interesting and simple enough to pick up quickly.

In the past 10 months my body shape has changed from a 40-year-old accountant from Hamilton to that of a 25 year old surf lifesaver from Bondi Beach. Energy levels are at a point that they have become dangerous, and I now wear sunglasses at all times to hide the fire that burns bright behind my eyes.

The part I enjoy most about the exercises themselves is feeling your body become stronger. It’s a great feeling to complete an exercise to your maximum while holding your technique together.

The area of my life to improve the most I probably can’t write in this testimonial. After the exercises, I feel like I could take on the world, and then my wife says do the dishes, so I’ll probably take on the world tomorrow.

Cheers – Hayden Earle

I started with Fiona in January 2016 ,if was tough at first and the mornings sucked.

But it has been one of the best decisions of my life.

I was running quite a bit before I joined but it is amazing the muscles you don’t use and how they hurt at first, but make you feel so good and strong.

Apart from physical fitness, my eating habits have improved, I drink a lot more water and my all round mental focus and ability has a noticeable difference.

My coping with work stress and decision making has improved 100{37fa2c4f919d3d259d20a9fab22f7d8436118aceace67cd66e604ddaa8b6b907}.

I notice when I don’t go and am grumpy and fall back into bad habits – my family wants me there!

– M. Waller

Fiona is an absolute professional and each session is a joy even though she makes us work so hard!

She is aware of people’s ability and provides adequate explanations and demo’s on new routines/exercises.

She always has a smile on her face and works us to the max.

She is encouraging and absolutely passionate about what she does – and it shows. Fiona has opened my eyes to the many benefits of the HIIT work outs. Thank you Fiona!

– R. Johnston

I enjoy the style of Fiona’s session as they are adaptable to suit different peoples abilities but ensure everyone is challenged at their level. The sessions have a lot of variety and include work with kettlebells, sand bags and balls, and boxing equipment so that all your body is worked during the session and doesn’t get use to a certain type of training. They are also fun and I enjoy that I can just turn up and follow instructions and not have to put any thought into my training and know that it is a good workout.

I feel like I am the fittest and strongest that I have been in 15 years. I feel like my body shape is changing to be more lean and have more muscle definition. But most of all, I feel like I have more energy and more stable emotions and mental health.

Fiona is a trainer that is fully committed to ensuring her clients enjoy her sessions and are meeting their own exercise goals. She is friendly and fun, she encourages you to try harder without making you feel pressured. The sessions she runs have an inclusive culture where everyone is made to feel welcome.

E. Lossie