NAME: ROBERT LYTTLE
OCCUPATION: RETIRED SOLICITOR
GOALS: FUN AND FITNESS ( in that order )
HISTORY: I retired in January having spent all my working life in the legal profession. Much of my office time was spent sitting and although I had been fairly sporty when I was younger I have to confess that things had slipped over the years. The big ” R ” word. What to do at 65 ?
ACTION: I had always intended that getting and staying fit was to be a key part of my retirement. My wife is a member of DW Studio and I had intended to join there but, by chance, I called in to Foyle Arena to see what was on offer. Very good move !! The moment I went in I was impressed by the friendliness of the counter staff. I had joined within fifteen minutes, was inducted by Dara ( sounds painful but actually wasn’t ) several days later and was all set to go. And all for a ridiculous 22.50 per month. Think how far that will take you in the pub on a Friday night !!
I have made full use of my membership. I am there every morning doing a class at 10.00am. Zumba, Body Tone, Body Combat. For the record ( as we lawyers say ), the fact that I am the only man in every morning class has nothing whatsoever to do with my enthusiasm for training !! On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, there is also a club for 50+ folks where there is a wide range of less strenuous activities. We capped our year with a great day out to the Bushmills Distillery where a fire alarm didn’t spoil the fun ( or the free samples ).
GENERAL : Put simply, Foyle Arena has changed my life. There are no egos, no musclemen. Everyone is really friendly. Staff are always on hand to support where required. In six months, I have met at least 50 people whom I know by name and can have a conversation with.
What’s not to like ? What’s stopping you ? It’ll be the best thing you’ve ever done.