She has a beautiful boy Alfie who was born completely blind. Alfie is a special wonderkid and we are frequently blessed with his visits to Platform to cheer his Mummy on or showing our coaching team his piano skills (which are ridiculously impressive).
Combining a full time career in a stressful job like supporting Domestic Abuse Victims and raising the cheeky chappy Alfie provides huge challenges to Michelle to fit exercise into her life but that didn’t stop her from trying to integrate it into her daily routine.
Before Platform she used to Run and like most people tried all the budget gyms and their fitness classes offerings. She went all over in search of something that would ‘keep her at it’.
After years of yo-yoing from Pure Gym to Active Tameside and all in between she decided she wanted to learn to get stronger. She had attempted weightlifting at the gyms she had been to previously but she just didn’t know what to do and every time she stepped on to the weights area she felt intimidated.
She saw the weightlifting and PT sessions in Platform and decided to contact us to give it a try.
“I was attracted to the fact I could learn to do weightlifting and it looked and felt nothing like the other gyms I’d been in. I was right, as soon as I went there and gave it a go I felt like I fitted right in with both coaches and members. I could feel the community straight away and how positive it was which was very different to Pure and all the others I’d been to”.
In other gyms Michelle used to be quiet and just keep to herself in the corner. Let us assure you, she IS NOT quiet in Platform.
She even has her own nickname - Batman. Her second name is Wain after all and I don’t know about you but I have never seen Michelle and Batman in the same room together.