Why did you join Func?

I was a member of a gym and doing mostly RPM classes and I was also doing Bootcamp on the beach.  The cost of doing both Bootcamp and going to the gym was just too much and I was starting to consider what other options I had that were fun but not too expensive.  I was in Victoria visiting my family when an ad for FUNC appeared on my Facebook timeline.  I checked out Func’s website and was instantly drawn in by openness and honesty of their trainers and their own personal life experiences that got them to the point they are at now.  It sounded too good to be true……the whole of January was free!! As soon as I arrived back here on the Coast I went and did my first every TRX class and was instantly addicted.  I cancelled my gym membership that day!!!

Describe your experience at FUNC?

Func is honestly like nothing else I have ever experienced.  From the minute I set foot in the Func room I felt so welcomed by the lovely trainers there and began to form some wonderful friendships as the “Func Family” evolved.  My husband and children joined soon after and they love it as much as I do.  We are setting a good example for our children and our children are then setting a good example to their friends.  Func has challenged me in so many ways pushed me way beyond my limits.  Previously all I did was RPM and the odd Pump class, I never ever imagined not doing these classes anymore and finding something better than “Les Mills”….to me there was nothing better than Les haha until I met Func.  Now even the thought of doing RPM bores me, my cycle shoes are gathering dust in the cupboard now.  I have an entire new attitude and way of thinking towards training and exercise and do a mix of TRX, FUNC, ZUU, Boxing and Yoga.  Every single class is always different and there is always different levels of fitness in the class from the brand new members to the super elite ultra-marathon runners…..but there is one thing that remains the same….teamwork and friendship.  We all help each other through each class and we always finish together.  I love that Func is non-competitive…..”It’s you against you”…..we support and encourage everyone no matter what their fitness levels are and that’s what I LOVE!

What has FUNC helped you to achieve?

Func has allowed me to achieve so much.  I have a whole new healthy attitude towards training.  I am now a stronger person mentally and physically and my body shape has changed dramatically (for the better).  My desire was always to be ‘skinny’, I didn’t care about how much muscle I had, I just wanted to be skinny.  I now am inspired by the likes of Jaime and Lisa to be fit and healthy and strong in appearance.  Func has also allowed me to meet likeminded people and I feel that one of my biggest achievements is socially based……I have really come out of my shell.  I am now more confidant in myself and enjoy spending time with the Func Family.  I look forward to our breakfasts and coffees after class and I even now enjoy telling people I’m a dietitian.  I use to avoid telling people this because the gyms I have previously been a member of encouraged no carbs, chicken mince and broccoli for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I admittedly was shocked and relieved to go out for breaky one morning with the Func crew and see them all order toast with their breaky…..phew…I finally felt at home!!!

What has FUNC taught me?

Func has taught me to believe in myself and push myself beyond my limits.  It has taught me to take risks and not say no to new things just because it might push me out of my comfort zone.  Func has also taught me to relax and socialise more which I rarely did previously.  The trainers have inspired me in so many ways and I am eternally grateful to Facebook for introducing me to them

How has FUNC changed you?

Thanks to Func I’m now a stronger, healthier, happier and fitter person.  I also now have a beautiful and very inspirational group of friends who I look forward to seeing and socialising with both in and out of the gym.  I can honestly say that I have never had such a close group of friends in my whole life.  I have a different attitude towards exercise now, I no longer do it just because I think I should….I do it now because I enjoy it and its helping me in so many ways.    I love that they have Nick Hart there doing massages and now Stacey Austin has set up Func beauty….im set!!!  I can’t imagine life without Func!!!  Im looking forward to 2014 and all the challenges thrown my way.  I have even just registered to to ‘Holt Bolt’….I would never had wanted to do this a year ago!!

Fiona Brown