Ruth Mason

Duration with Skye: Member since 2008

​Sometimes you make a decision that changes every aspect of your life for the better.  Joining Skye Fitness was one of those decisions! 

I have always had an interest in and been involved with Sport and fitness throughout my life. However a number of serious knee injuries and subsequent surgeries had led me to be overweight, unfit and unmotivated, having convinced myself that I was no longer able to train in any capacity.

At Skye Fitness I found inspirational responses to my “I can’t do that” attitude.  These responses were, “You can, you will, and you’re worth it. I was encouraged to invest in my health and myself by a team who were proactive, interested and committed to my fitness goals and me. This began the journey in 2009 to where I am now. Through  consistent and positive feedback and encouragement, Skye fitness worked on retraining my attitude while I retrained my body.

My last major knee surgery was in January 2012 involving a full reconstruction of my right knee. I was back in the gym 8 weeks post op to begin my rehabilitation with Gary. This was often a slow, painful and frustrating journey, but Gary and the team at Skye tailored my exercise programs to maximise the effectiveness of my rehab. Gary utilised innovative training methods which kept me both engaged and motivated to continue to get well. I was able to resume, swimming and cycling 5 months post op, and running 9 months post op. I attribute my successful recovery to Gary who gave me the perfect combination of diverse strength training methods, coupled with challenging yet achievable goal setting.

With Gary’s help and commitment to my goals, I am now back competing in Triathlon and cycling competitively for my club. Almost five stone lighter, I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I have ever been and have made a commitment to myself to continue to improve my strength and fitness gains.

Gary’s professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to his work and ultimately his clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle.

I am proof that Skye Fitness changes lives!

Ruth Mason

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