When Vicky started training with Totally Smashed It, she was 16 stone 12 lbs, had low self-esteem and suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. Vicky also struggled with severe back pain but decided enough was enough!
Since December 2018, Vicky has lost an incredible 3.5 stone and has learnt more than just boxing skills. She’s conquering her anxiety, discovering herself and taking part in a monumental life journey. This is Vicky’s Box Fit story.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN TOTALLY SMASHED IT AND WHY DID YOU START BOX FIT?
Steve encouraged me to try Box Fit. I started personal training with him at the beginning of December 2018 and he got me to start Box Fit in February this year. He said it would benefit me to increase my exercise. I’ve never tried or done anything like that before. The thought of going to a class by myself filled me with terror if I’m honest. I’m not very good in groups or with strangers, but now I’ve learnt that skill. The first class was quite massive for me!
SO, THIS WAS THE FIRST GROUP EXERCISE CLASS THAT YOU’VE DONE?
This was the first-ever. I’ve never done any kind of Box Fit or Zumba. I’ve always thought I’d really like to try yoga, but I never had the guts to actually go. It frightened me quite a lot. But, when Steve tells you to do something, you kind of do.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO TOTALLY SMASHED IT. WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR STARTING PERSONAL TRAINING WITH STEVE?
There’s a lady at school and she was training with Steve before me. She was one of the people that I always noticed around the school. She had the same build as me and was a similar size to me. Then she just went from being the same size as me to looking incredibly fit. I was friends with her on Facebook so I used to see her fitness journey. One day she put a post on about one of her sessions with Steve. I commented on the post saying, “Oh wow I really need someone to kick my butt, as you’ve had!” Steve contacted me and said, “I’ll be happy to see if it works with you.” I was really nervous. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.
The biggest thing that I kept telling myself I needed to go to him for, was my back. I’ve had back issues since I was about 15. I’ve got a very weak lower spine. I was waking up in a lot of pain. It used to take me about an hour to two hours in the morning to be able to release my back enough to put shoes on. So that was another massive reason for me to go to him. It was one of those pivotal moments where I thought, “If you don’t do this you’re going to just keep being in pain.”