Testimonial for Scottie by Rosalie Nelson
I am an addict. Last year it was to stress, carbohydrates and a silky Cabernet; this year it is to my weekly session with Scottie and sheer cathartic joy of kicking and boxing out my frustrations. Scottie is awesome; absolutely authentic, strong, so positive and encouraging but also fierce in her determination to see me achieve my best. She keeps me honest – a slip of ‘sorry’ or half hearted effort earns (more) push ups – but she is also aware of the point when the spirit, however willing, is defeated by the weakening flesh. It means I am always inspired to do my best. What is particularly important to me is that she also puts so much focus into the correct technique; that really matters to me. It means I rarely even think about how hard I am working as I am so absorbed in the challenge of trying to get that kick or the power of that punch just right. It is only as I finish the session, elated, that I realise my knees are wobbling and heart pounding. I started this oh so tentatively, thinking of a fortnightly session. Now I am committed, six kilos lighter and determined to not to sink into frumpy middle age. Instead I plan to follow Scottie’s inspiration and power-punch my way into feeling and looking my best, not matter what. Amen – and thank you Scottie!!
(Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you …)