How teen achieved health and fitness results
PRESSURES of social media may put heavy expectations on teens to look or exercise a certain way, but Macey Smith has shown it's not about being in a traditional gym.
The 18-year-old had been struggling with her weight for many years, but going to the gym once or twice a week was just about the only activity she would do.
"All my life I've struggled with my weight, and in Year 12 I put it at the back of my mind. I felt like I didn't have time to do anything about it. I was too busy studying or working," she said.
"I really wanted to do something about it … I had been to gyms in Townsville and I didn't feel motivated."
By chance, Macey's mum came across a two-week free trial at women-centric gym Fitness with Zoe in March and told her to give it a go.
Within a month Macey had convinced her mum to hop on board as well.
Now seven months on, the soon-to-be university student has lost 10kg.