Ed Vos, a 65-year-old retired Waikato University staff member says without regular gym sessions at UniRec, he wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demands of his garden in Matangi.
A member since the campus gym UniRec was established 27 years ago, Ed truly values the benefits he receives through his fitness programme which allow him to put even more effort into the garden, considering the physical demands it requires.
“I have a five acre garden and I train so that I can garden. You could call me a slave to my garden,” says Ed.
Over almost 30 years Ed has found inspiration from the experts and trainers who have helped him maintain a high standard of fitness and strength. No-one more so than his current personal trainer, Vonita White, from Get it Fitness, a PT business which operates out of UniRec.
“When Vonita sets me a new six-week programme, I feel like I’ll never be able to meet her expectations. But, I’m always surprised that by the end of the six weeks I’m able to complete the workouts and I look forward to the next block programme.
“The key to progress is to ‘stick to it’, ‘stick to it’, ‘stick to it’.”