LA Fit challengers in Subiaco and Highgate riding to the end

Zac Gower (Instructor), Jaye Cuypers (Director LA Fit), Claire Chidgzey (Director LA Fit) and Alex Paioff (Challenger) For the Ride Challenge Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d488104
Zac Gower (Instructor), Jaye Cuypers (Director LA Fit), Claire Chidgzey (Director LA Fit) and Alex Paioff (Challenger) For the Ride Challenge Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d488104

THERE’S been weight loss, twerking, whooping and motivational words during LA Fit’s inaugural five-week Ride Challenge that finishes on Saturday.

LA Fit directors Claire Chidgzey and Jaye Cuypers challenged members and visitors to complete at least 20 rhythm ride classes over five weeks and provided a weekly nutrition plan.

Challenger Alex Paioff said he’d stuck to the nutrition plan and lost “so much weight”.

“I actually can’t believe how much weight I’ve lost,” he said.

“It’s something I look forward to at the end of every day and I found myself having so much energy now.”

Rhythm ride instructor Zac Gower said providing mental wellbeing during a class was just as important as challenging people physically.

“I think it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day monotony or the hecticness of our lives as well,” he said.

“You can quite easily forget that you’re actually doing a really good job and that sometimes the simplest things like taking time out for yourself, breathing and smiling can actually have a huge effect on your mental health.”

Ms Chidgzey said there was a great vibe around the studios in Subiaco and Highgate during the challenge because everyone was bursting with energy.

“All of our challenges create a community vibe,” Ms Cuypers said.

“We love to get all our members involved in what we do and they love it.”