New Mariella

Phoenix Fitness have kicked off 2019 with an inspirational campaign to aid those who have an interest in fitness but have not yet had the urge to get themselves going. 

 

We have gathered some of the Phoenix FitnessFam together to capture their first hand experiences to help you start your journey!  It's a new year and there can be a new you!  So get inspired and see the change you can make! 

Check out @mariellalifeuk transformation, it  took Mariella 3 years of hard work and determination to get her amazing figure below!

Phoenix Fitness :
How did you start off your fitness journey?

Mariella
:

I started off playing sport from a young age, I was incredibly lucky and my parents supported me in trying a range of different sports, netball, tennis and swimming were my favourites. I'd always had an interest in fitness and continue to play netball to this day, however my interest in the gym started during my second year at University when I gained 7kg as a result of multiple nights out and eating junk food. It was the motivation to get back in shape that kick started my love for the gym. 

 
Phoenix Fitness :
At what stage in your life where you encouraged to get into fitness?

Mariella:

More or less as soon as I could walk I think! 

Phoenix Fitness :
Did you invest in fitness equipment?

Mariella:

No I didn't.

Phoenix Fitness 
Have you ever tried working out at home and how did this work out for you?

Mariella:

I have done a few home workouts but I prefer to be in the gym, I find I am more motivated and focused in the gym. 

Phoenix Fitness :
Did you consider a personal trainer or workout plan?

Mariella:

have had a few personal trainers over the years - normally to re-inspire me and help me get out of a fitness rut. I designed my own workout plans and  I have a 2 week guide and a 6 week guide available to buy at www.mariellalife.co.uk

Phoenix Fitness :
Did you create clear and trackable goals?

Mariella:

This is something I have only started to do more recently. I've always been pretty good at staying on track and getting myself to the gym so it was never something I felt I needed to do. I have started now because I take the gym a lot more seriously and I think my goals are slightly harder to achieve. 

Phoenix Fitness :
Was Transformation ever tracked during your fitness journey, if so why do you think this is important?

Mariella:

I've never tracked particularly and I wish I had - Occasionally I will come across on old photo of myself and I forget how far I have come in my fitness journey - I wish I had taken more pictures as I think this is a nice way to track progress. I prefer that then measuring a number on the scales.

Phoenix Fitness :

Did you ever leave focus to your fitness journey, if so what motivated you to get back on track?

Mariella:

I've always been pretty focused. I think I have a high level of discipline as a result of playing so many sports when I was younger. I don't give up easily so I've never really left fitness. However, if I feel my motivation drop I like to try new workouts such as boxing or crossfit, or I will draw up a new programme with a personal trainer. 

 
Phoenix Fitness :
Which exercises do you find work best for you to achieve your overall goals? 

Mariella:

Compound movements such as squats and deadlifts. 

Phoenix Fitness :
Are you happy with that you have achieved or are you wanting to do better? if so what are your next goals?

Mariella:

I am happy with what I have achieved but there is always room for improvement. My goals for 2019 are to increase my strength both physically and mentally. 

Phoenix Fitness :
Do you have any top tips to give to beginners who are starting off their fitness journey based on your experience? 

Mariella:

Be consistent. Consistency is key. Make exercise part of your routine and set realistic goals. Stay inspired, whether this be with a gym buddy or mixing up your workouts, exercise should be fun so always stay inspired. 

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