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This is a great opportunity to recognise our members for going above and beyond, being really positive, smashing those goals or just being a generally helpful, friendly person!
This month, we celebrate Sheila Bennett's achievement and thank her for motivating everyone, being a great positive influence and being a lovely, down to earth person!
Click Read More to read the interview we did with Sheila.....
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I like going to classes, walking and reading at the moment. Before COVID, I socialised a lot with friends. I’m always up for trying something new, I see it as a good challenge, and I love to keep myself busy.
I have tried all the classes - Zumba, Bounce Mania, Step Aerobics, Legs, Bums and Tums - but my absolute favourite is Zumba! I would be there all day, every day if I could be.
How long have you been a member?
I originally joined the gym over 8 years ago!
Why Ryfields Gym? What do you love about it?
I love the fact that it’s a small gym, everyone is great and VERY friendly! Paul and Becky are marvellous – they make the gym! I love the social aspect that it brings, especially the walking club – we have been up Scafell Pike, Moel Famau, Snowden plus many more!
All the way through lockdown, Paul and Becky were great at keeping us entertained with quiz nights and online classes! For me it’s a social thing, I love to get to meet new people, everyone is so friendly, and the people make it. It doesn’t feel like anybody is looking at you, and you don’t feel like you’re on show, it’s a nice atmosphere. It’s very warm and welcoming.
Paul and Becky absolutely make it. They always go out of their way to make it special!
I am now 70, and I don’t see my age as being a barrier. At my age, I do what I can and I literally can’t put into words how good I think the gym is! I don’t see my age as being a barrier and they don’t either! Some people would look at my age and judge what I could do, but that definitely doesn’t happen at Ryfields!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
"Sheila is so lovely and attends classes, she's always really happy and lively and keeps you going, even when you just can't be bothered! She always greets everyone when they come in, no matter who it is, you can count on her to say hiya and ask how you've been. She is just a down to earth, lovely woman!"
Thank you Sheila for being the star that you are! Thank you to all our members for the great nominations we received this month! It's great to hear all the good things you've been up to!
Remember, if someone in the gym has given you extra support or had a great achievement, why not nominate them for the next Spotlight Member feature! Simply send a message to the Ryfields Gym Facebook Page with the name of the person you would like to nominate and the reasons why and we will choose a different person each month!