Tilsa Collings: “I started going to Aurora Active when I was training for a half marathon and was suffering from very tight calves. I was seeing another Physio and he had said I couldn’t do long distances on the road, but I could build my kilometers up by using the AlterG. So since then I use the machine regularly on a weekly basis and am so happy that I now can also not only run half marathons, but run them without pain. Thank goodness for Aurora Active and Stephan for all their help!”
Tracy Clinch: “May 2014 I was at the peak of my training and preparation for the Goldcoast marathon. I had just been selected for the state team to represent NSW for this event being the Australian marathon championships. Five weeks out from the race, I was feeling the best I ever have, confident to achieve the goal I had been working towards the past six months. It was at this time I had a terrible encounter with a dog, that decided to jump out in front of me, throughout a training session one morning. I came off second best, falling to the concrete ground and sustaining a fracture to my left elbow. Being a physiotherapist, I knew what impact this would have on my race plans.
The impact and jarring effects on my elbow running on land would have been too much and potentially interfere with the fracture healing process. I was still determined to make it to the start line, so looked into training alternatives. Bike? Deep water running? AlterG! The AlterG would be the single best simulation to allow training to continue. I contacted Stephan at Aurora Active in Bowral, and he was more than happy to help me out with this process. I did a three-and-a-half week block before being ready to return to running outside. I made it to the start line of the marathon with as minimal fitness loss as possible and a healed elbow.
In 2015, before the Goldcoast half marathon, I experienced a small strain to my calf muscle in training. I again contacted Aurora Active and Stephan kindly helped me out with another training block. I ran a PB at the Goldcoast half marathon of 1hr25mins. I was able to continue on to come in 1st place at Adelaide Marathon in August with another PB time of 2hrs58mins. The staff at Aurora Active have been so supportive and helpful in my recovery and helping me to achieve my running goals; I wouldn’t have been there without them!”
Beth: “I really enjoy Aurora Active … truly dedicated to helping us move towards our fitness goal.”
Kirsty: “I train at Aurora Active because I love it! It is unlike any other gym I have ever been to. I have joined and then subsequently quit all the bigger gyms over the years and I realised it was due to one reason. I got bored! I could not afford to have a personal trainer twice a week and I did not have the self-motivation to attend the gym and workout effectively on my own. Aurora Active is perfect for me, its affordable, I love that each workout different, the trainers give each client personal attention and they are always enthusiastic providing me with the motivation to get my butt out of bed and to the gym, even on a freezing cold Bowral morning! Mum and I love coming and enjoy each and every session!”
Peter: “I started using the Vibrogym for rehabilitation after knee surgery when I couldn’t do any other exercises. I used it to help build up the muscles and increase the range of movement that I had lost from the surgery. The best thing about it was the machine doesn’t cause back strain or cause any other joint problems and with the guidance of Stephan I am seeing progress in regaining strength in my leg, reducing the swelling and increasing my mobility.”
Sarah: “I have actually signed up to a gym once and went a couple of times.
I have chosen to sign up to Aurora Active for the (semi-) private lessons, the quietness of the place and the quality and diversity of the exercise. I would definitely recommend Aurora Active whether you want to lose weight, get fitter but also take time for yourself.”
Khiala: “After having Aurora Active recommended to me by a friend, I have been training with Stephan for the last 12 months and loved every minute! Aurora Active provides a personalised service and tailors all exercises to my individual goals and ability level. I have experienced great results and this type of training has totally changed my attitude towards exercise.”
Keri: “Having been a member, and a frequent user, at a local health club for many years I realized my health and my commitment to training had plateaued. I became uninspired by the generic approach of classes and unchallenged by age-old routines. Aurora training is not only challenging it’s also a personal training session every visit. I’m never left to my own devices to work as hard as I want, I’m always challenged to work as hard as Stephan believes I should! My aching muscles are testimony to the strength and effect of the exercise routines and my increased balance, thanks to a strengthened core, one of the many bonuses of the unique vibrating machines!”
Mike: “I have been extremely happy with the level of professionalism, knowledge and services offered at Aurora Active. My fitness level & strength have improved dramatically. It’s a great feeling to come into a gym and be welcomed by name every time.”
Reg and Jacqui: “My wife and myself are enjoying your sessions we find great motivation in going together and enjoy the variety of each session and importantly not over doing things the way some gyms do causing injury, we find the working on the core rather than just muscle work which is important to our well-being. We are big fans.”
Anna: “I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday. Your massage really helps. I can’t believe how much better my back is since I started at your gym and under your expert care and knowledge. So, thank you so much.”
Tamsin: “The Alter-G treadmill at Aurora Active Bowral has played an instrumental role in my recovery from knee surgery. The AlterG treadmill allowed me to run for longer periods of time and increase my fitness level without having to worry if I was putting too much pressure or strain on my recovering knee. Running on the AlterG treadmill and gym sessions with the Aurora Active trainers has helped rebuild my confidence and prepare me for my return to elite level hockey.”