NLL Legend - Mark McCulloch
NLL Legend - Mark McCulloch!
Mark McCulloch is an NL Leisure member who attends classes at Wishaw & Ravenscraig. Mark has achieved excellent results dropping over 3-stone and his fitness journey is a hugely inspiring one.
Read his story below:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Mark McCulloch; I'm 30 years old and a Primary Teacher within North Lanarkshire.
2. How long have you been an NL Leisure member for?
I've been a member of NLL for about three years now, on and off, but more consistently since August. I'm working up to 8 classes a week over six days.
3. What venue do you attend?
I attend Wishaw and Ravenscraig, where I've fallen in love with Body Attack & Body Pump.
4. Tell us about your fitness journey?
My fitness journey has been a bit of a long one. I started a way back when I had my picture taken at Disney World. There was Cinderella and the pumpkin carriage (myself!) From there I decided no more. I started attending classes, and it took me a while to find my footing and what was right for me. Weighing myself was not working so once I stopped doing that, I slowly started becoming more and more into the classes. I began attending Body Attack, eventually adding in Body Pump too. The instructors were great and so supportive! Everything was clearly explained, options were given to allow me to take part in the class to the fullest. It really made me feel like I could do this. Then you start getting to know people in the class, become friendly with the instructors, and everyone wants to see you do your best. There are no judgements and nothing but support from everyone. So much so, I have ranted and raved about Attack and Pump so much I'm getting friends from work to come along regularly! The ultimate goal is to go back to Disney this year and look more like a Prince Charming than a pumpkin carriage again. So far I am down about 3 and 1/2 stone since August and have until the summer to keep that up!
5. Any other comments?
The only other thing I wish to say is that all my instructors deserve a massive amount of thanks for all the dedication and hard work they put into their class, to get to know who comes, the motivation and support they provide everyone and just how fun they make things. They can turn around a bad day with a fantastic gym class. So a big thanks to Colin, Thomas, Claire, Victoria, Kim but most of all Carol who somehow manages to keep me going and push myself further each time when I think I can't.
All of us here at NL Leisure would like to say a huge well done to Mark on his excellent achievements and wish him well with his future goals!
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