I hate to be a big girl about this!!! But this week I left Goodlife Kingsway Gym!!…..”My church !!…..my salvation!! “…..my way out from this locked-in war!!”
I don’t wanna disrespect the church by saying that, but it was. I prayed more in there than anywhere and held back a lot of tears through my fight with my limbs and my divorce – not to mention poverty!!! That’s always fun of course!
Over the last 4.5 years I put a shit load of hours into that place, I tell ya – pain, sweat n tears, with bucket loads of focus. Two years of pool till I could get upstairs to the gym. Even then it was the cross trainer for 6 months…. I used to look at everyone on all these machines n dream of using ‘em someday, And I did!!! All except the big bloke corner!!!
4.5 years of the same staff really connected me to ‘em, for sure! They’re probably thinking, “Thank God for that – Pete’s left! Yay!!!!
I’ve just moved house with help from my Dad and his wife Noi (thank you x). “A change is as good as a break,” they say. Well, I needed it!!! I’ve seen every crack on the streets, and entered the gym that many time I swear the door hinges are loose!!
New area, new start, new gym. A whole fresh outlook….it’s a bit overdue I think!
I’ll miss ‘em all and, even though this half decade was hell, the people I’ve met through it are now embedded in my heart! The right staff makes a good gym and I sure had the best!!! (in my totally unbiased opinion, of course – Hahaha!)
On my last day, I found out who donated my 10 free lessons too! Never guessed it either – it was a guy I’d d known in the gym called Anthony Carcione (sneaky sod!!) Thank you so much mate! I didn’t know what to say!! People in this world are amazing but you only find out who they are when you fall!!! I owe ya a big steak, buddy!
Thanks for the pain, Cheri – my personal trainer towards the end, but I’m grateful to all the staff sorry I can’t name you all; there are too many of you, but you know I will do anything for you all – Just ask me!
Privileged to know each and every one of you, truly!! So, to all at Goodlife Kingsway, Pete is signing off & signing out with a cheesecake of love coming right at ya! xxx
Thanks a million!