Mandy Powell has recently been on a weight loss and fitness journey, and she’s been kind enough to share her story with us:

“I am a member of Portland Beach Crossfit and have been now for nearly 4 years. At the start, we were just called Superfit while the coach was testing the water to see if it would take off. Towards the end of the following year we became a member of the Crossfit community and became Portland Beach Crossfit!

Over the last three years, The Box has grown and the depth of knowledge has developed. Those of us who are keen to improve our performance also follow the Zone Diet. This nutrition program balances all of my meals and snacks in terms of carbs, fats and protein. The aim is to build lean muscle tissue and drop body fat. For two years I have been following this ethos.

During this time I have had to take seven months out of training with severe epicondylitis. Around the same time, due to being unable to exercise, my depression took a turn for the worse. I ended up on the maximum dose of medication. During this period I have become fitter, faster and stronger but noticed very little difference in physical appearance. In June of this year, I felt my meds were no longer working and asked my GP to change them. Since the change my physical appearance has significantly altered. I have lost 1 1/2 stone in weight and an inch from both hips and waist as well as other losses on arms and legs.

The Ruby Fury shorts I purchased earlier this year were an XL, and I have just purchased 2 new pairs in a size medium!! They fit perfectly. I love Ruby Fury for the choice, styles and colours they offer. I always wear bright apparel and these are perfect. Customer service is brilliant and Maria provides an amazing and efficient service.”

We love seeing our Ruby Fury gear in action! We would love to hear your stories, whether you’re on a weight loss journey or have just started a new sport, we want to hear about your journeys and why you like to wear Ruby Fury!


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