Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 28 Apr 2020

Last month my training at Fitness Space was put on hold due to migraines, my son going into self isolation, and then lockdown. It has become such a big part of my life and really has made me want to strive to be a better, healthier, happier me.

Although I’ve been away from the gym floor, I have been loving the new online FS features. And was delighted when Min asked if we could have a chat to discuss Fitness Space’s role in the Epsom community.

Min, one of the Fitness Space owners, is the life and soul of FS. She exudes passion, energy and positivity. She is not only passionate about the space but also about helping others. She loves chatting to new members about their journey getting to and arriving at Fitness Space and so it was really interesting to hear her story on how she arrived on the gym floor.

Why is fitness important to you?

I had reached a point in my life where I had everything that I had ever wanted, but I wasn’t happy. My mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health weren’t balanced and I needed to make changes. I needed to change the voices in my head and I needed to start liking myself. After learning Vipassana meditation, seeing a nutritionist and regular jogging and personal training, I became confident to use the weight section at the gym, and to build my strength.

Why is this important to you? 

I think it’s important to practice what I preach. As someone who doesn’t fit the stereotypical gym mould, I am even more passionate about supporting others in our gym. Fitness Space supports more than just a physical journey. It is a space to connect your body, mind and soul. A space to grow.

What did you want to achieve with Fitness Space?

The gym floor is a very vulnerable space. You are stripped of your title, money and possessions. It is you vs you. I wanted Fitness Space to be a familiar place. I liked the idea of changing the rules and changing the ergonomic ‘made for men by men’ space into a space that was inviting for all. I want everyone to feel comfortable and confident training with us. I like the idea that people come to gym to make themselves stronger and better, and for them to learn to love themselves.

How do you feel that Fitness Space fits into the community of Epsom?

We like to ignite connections and bring people together. Our space is homely and personal (our team go the extra mile to really get to know our members). We use our skills to support and serve the local community.

What are your hopes for Fitness Space, moving forward? 

We want to continue engaging the community. Encouraging health, positivity and strength. We have added more virtual classes, after asking our members what they needed. We are also helping other local businesses, and hope to keep supporting our neighbours in Epsom. We are helping our members to keep to their goals and stay disciplined. We are resetting in order to rebuild.

Anything else?

I would like to say a BIG thank you to our GM Danny, who not only created our little hub, but has grown our community, chose the equipment and was instrumental in recruiting our fantastic team. His passion for wellbeing is contagious. Also a massive thank you to our trainers and our instructors who have made online training fun.

I believe that Fitness Space saved me and continues to provide a supportive community in Epsom. And as a result, I feel very passionate about saving it.

Fitness Space is currently providing an online hub for their members – with access to Les Mills, live Facebook and Instagram posts, and Zoom classes.

To find out more about Fitness Space Epsom, visit their Facebook or Instagram pages, or their website.

Kalli x

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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