I’ve had my moments with exercise. I was overweight as a child and teenager, and that doesn’t particularly help you as a young adult to fall in love with running!
Starting university spiked my fitness journey – which I suppose is the opposite of the norm. Moving away from home and preparing my own meals made me take more of an interest in my own health and nutrition and, naturally, this lead to me trying out new and varied forms of exercise.
I ran, a lot. I didn’t particularly love it, even though I told everyone I did. I made myself become my own fitness inspiration; if I didn’t pretend to other people that I loved it, who was I really fooling? But that’s so wrong.
I went into a spiral of overeating, then undereating and exercising until the cows came home – until it became an issue for my mental, as well as physical, health.
That is until recently, when I found a love in group exercise. It made me realise just how important it is to find a...