Introducing Amelia, our Dunedin born lover of life, lover of good tunes, we love her for it!

If she’s not out changing the world into a better place through sustainability at work , she is with us changing her body and mind to move and groove all with a smile on her face.
Read Amelia's story below

Amelia, how did you hear about FAT, do you remember your first session?

I have a group of girlfriends who like me, enjoy the Auckland fitness community. Being reasonably new to AKL, they always spam me with places ‘I need to try’- FAT was shown to me by one of these girls who suggested we give it a crack & I was told worst case scenario we leave with a few more endorphins floating around that what we went in with. I remember my first work out for sure – since moving from Dud to the super city, I’d been keen to find like-minded people who love a sweat sesh followed by some shit chat & an iced oat late at the end of a workout (it’s pretty Dunedin of me to love a community activity, sue me) and I was so stoked to have found this here!

We have shared a few workouts together, what makes you keep coming?

Oh man it’s a 50/50 split between; the bants & the other half is being held accountable by others that go. It’s such a community buzz that if you skip a few classes for some extra zzz’s your fitness pals will come for you hahaha – shout out guys, keep me honest!

What would you say to someone hesitating to come to FAT?

Okay here’s how FAT was sold to me and it remains accurate; picture a bunch of your mates coming together, gathering around a boombox blasting some OG bangers (notably old school Kanye & Cudi) while cracking a decent sweat. Afterwards, you’ll be surprised the people you meet that are likeminded and all round possi vibes – who knows you might make a new friend! I sure did

What are your health, life goals for 2021?

Bless this question, as someone who is always on the go, this year I’ve set out to make my workouts more mindful – taking time to warm up, stretch and just enjoy the time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life! I’ve also signed up to the AKL marathon & am training towards this, but old mate Delta may have other plans…

Life goals? Huge Q but erm I’ll give it a crack. 2021 is the year of crypto currency, purchasing sustainably, telling ya mates how much you freaking love them and always looking for ways to be an all-round good egg!!

Do you have a most memorable moment with us (lol)? I'm expecting a few goodies

Who doesn’t love your work out being halted to a stop by an angry member of the public claiming we are not allowed to be where we are lol…It’s always banter seeing the FAT trainers out and about, flamingo pier painting station was pretty hilarious but my faveee memory was the FAT X Stirling Sports event last year, just a group of cool people doing cool things really – oh & free coffee helps!

What do you miss most about not being able to come to FAT during lockdown?

Sunrise workouts with the squaaaa, OG beats and the absolute shit talk from Eli & Kevin.

Who’s your favourite FAT coach?

Imagine if I actually answered this - but tbh have had more classes with Eli in my FAT carreer, always brining the hypeee

What’s your fave exercise?

Call me psyco, but I do fuck with a good burpee

FAT Requests?

Promise us, when this is all over – there’s a FAT party on the cards please!!