Pelotone Rider ANNETT HAPPICH stepped into the studio 18 months ago with some serious goals to chase. Annett initially a RIDE & FITNESS member progressed 6 months later onto our premium membership with a personalised program and 2 sessions of Personal Training per week. Annett has completed 300 plus classes with us over this time. Read on about how she has transformed physically and mentally to realise......"Nothing seems impossible"
When I signed up with Pelotone the aim was to lose weight and gain general fitness. A few years back I had done some spin classes at the gym but if someone would have asked me a year ago if I describe myself as a cyclist? I would have said - no way.
Some of the first classes were really challenging and a 60 minutes cycle or personal training session seemed very daunting. However, with the encouragement from the coaching team and from other riders in the Pelotone community I always felt the support I needed to keep going. The studio gives a great sense of community across all ages, where people know you by name. This is what I valued the most compared to other bigger gyms and studios.
I decided to set for myself further goals after 6 months and started a personalised training plan showing me how to get there and completing 2 sessions of Personal Training per week with Emir & Julie-Anne. There is no doubt without me showing up and doing the work I would not have achieved my goals but it is important to me I trust the coaches, trust in the process and feel safe to dream big. Seeing my results over the last 12 month I know I have made the right decision.
Not only did I shed kilos I wanted to lose (17kgs so far), I also improved my cycling, my overall wellbeing and can function better at work more than ever before. It is not always easy to juggle a hectic job, family and training but my life overall feels a lot more balanced.
I appreciate how lucky I was to have found Pelotone Premier Cycle & Fitness Studio. With dedicated coaches who helped me transform and push me to become the best person I can be, nothing seems impossible......Annett
Annett recently completed the L'Etape Australia by Le Tour de France a unique road cycle event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible for an amateur to get.
Staged in the Australian NSW Snowy Mountains on 160km of fully closed roads and run under professional Tour de France Race conditions, the route includes a 350m Sprint section and two challenging King of the Mountain sections.
Read her reflection on completing her goal ride in December 2017.... People start a new year with all sorts of new year resolutions and goals. I didn't really have one in January apart from having my scabhoid bone heal and get back on the bike to lose weight. When I was able to ride outside again in February I started to form the idea of doing L'Etape. Inspired by Emir's group talk I thought an ambitious goal but doable with the right amount of training and commitment. Mind you, back then I was only thinking of doing 120kms.
What an enjoyable roller coaster it has been since then. When we were driving to Jindabyne on Friday 1 December I felt ready, excited, nervous and proud. Weather predictions were not promising and talks of cancelling the race came up. Am I ready for this? I looked back and said to myself I have done all the training I could, hills, long rides, strength, and even heading out to train in the rain and cold winter.
Conditions were not the best and the race was shortened on the day but... apart from the training effort, commitment, and mental focus I put in, 3 things helped me get to the finish.
Getting out on the bike as much as possible, in group rides and soaking up the experience of others in our community.
Training with friends who made it fun, supportive and challenging including my husband of who I admit I am too competitive with.
A fabulous team of coaches who pushed and believed in me. Thankyou Emir & Julie-Anne. I have enormous respect for what you do and fully trust you gave me the training that I needed to achieve. You are truly inspirational, achieving such great results for yourselves at the same time as keeping us all in check.
I am proud of what I have achieved and even better have shared the journey with a loving husband Christian who kept supporting me. The last 12 months have been such an enjoyable ride. I hope for more to come. Pelotone Cycle & Fitness studio has helped me to DREAM big, BELIEVE in yourself, ACHIEVE your goals - EVERYTHING is possible.