Fortunate to retire young and having decided to change my stressful and unhealthy lifestyle, I relocated from Dubai to Cyprus.
I spent time visiting numerous gym’s to identify one which was not only welcoming but also one that its personnel could understand my needs and have the ability to create and execute a plan that would deliver the results I wanted. From the moment I entered Reflex Gym in Larnaca I knew I was on the right track !
Sophia on reception was not only friendly but was also very knowledgeable, she introduced me to Savvas, the gym owner. Savvas and I chatted for almost an hour, there was no “heavy sell” and having listened to my needs, invited me to attend a class or two for free with no commitment. Having took him up on his offer we both identified (quickly) that not only was my fitness level very low, I was weak and had very little endurance! After taking a detailed analysis of my body composition Savvas put a detailed plan in place and we began executing, slow at first and always monitoring my vital stats to ensure my safety during training, after only a few weeks I felt a difference, the sessions never got easier in fact they became more intense but I was recovering quicker and being pushed harder to maximize my output during each session. During this first phase we worked hard to reduce my body fat and increase general strength, the results were amazing, my body fat percentage dropped from 23% to 18% (almost 5kgs of fat lost) with his guidance on diet I actually maintained my body weight which was important to me as I have a “small frame” (gained 5kg of lean muscle). I participated in The Legion Run, for me this was an enormous achievement as I had did literally no physical exercise for around 15 years. We are now on phase two, strength, I am constantly improving personal bests on all exercises across the full range of muscle groups, I am feeling stronger, fitter and healthier that I have for many, many years. I recently had to return to Dubai, my friends and ex colleagues were blown away with the physical changes. (some even said I look 15 years younger) Savvas is a highly skilled trainer and exceptional motivator, the gym users are all very friendly (I am making many new friends) Reflex Gym has surpassed all my expectations !