We have some seriously amazing members who are smashing their fitness goals. Check out Jetts Varsity Lakes member Rebekah Patterson’s amazing success story!
In June 2012, I was involved in a serious car accident at work where I got stuck on the end of a runaway ute that had a handbrake malfunction. It slammed me into a brick wall and unfortunately the tow bar completely fractured my left femur (thigh bone). I under went emergency surgery to repair the broken bone so I now have a titanium intramedullary rod done through my bone marrow and a screw above my knee & in my hip to keep the bone in place. I was on crutches for 4 months and had to undergo over 12 months of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and numerous other things to re-learn to walk, refine my gait, gain muscle functionality again and get strong both mentally and physically.
Because I was unable to do anything too extreme fitness wise I gained 17kgs over my rehabilitation period - as apart of my rehabilitation program I was put into Jetts at Varsity Lakes where I met my wonderful personal trainer at the time Kat Simpson, she understood from day 1 what my limitations and goals were and we set to work, she pushed me mentally and physically to reach my fitness goals and for that I am forever grateful. It was a real journey I can assure you, of both struggle and enlightenment but I can happily say I achieved my goals of losing all the weight and now I am probably the fittest/strongest I have been in years and have new found a new appreciation/love for the gym and living a healthy/active lifestyle.
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