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Rebecca’s Fernwood transformation from the inside out


Rebecca has been a member at Fernwood Maroochydore for over 4 years. During her journey she has lost 23kgs and found her life has improved for the better. 

“Before joining Fernwood, I was shy, I was on antidepressants, I hated myself. I was on the borderline of obesity and I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I had no self-worth.”

Hearing the words borderline obesity was Rebecca’s turning point. She knew she couldn’t and wouldn’t live like this for much longer. She knew that feeling sluggish, depressed and lacking confidence was not healthy.

Walking into Fernwood was like walking into a family. “They have seen me grow and know my ups and downs. I have been able to be myself and I don’t feel judged.”

The support of the Fernwood community had such a positive effect on her that she has had a physical transformation, but she is also off antidepressants. 

“I have self-worth, I love myself now, I’m not shy. I have confidence in myself and I even love FIIT30 sessions and group classes. 

“I now have my certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness and have started to become a wellness coach so that I can help others.”

“My biggest challenge was being able to step out of my comfort zone and change my mindset. I did this with the help of the amazing staff and members at Fernwood. They are so supportive. I’ve even gained best friends and lifelong friends.

“I chose Fernwood because of the community, family and friendly feel. I’m able to help inspire others and make friends.”

Rebecca’s success is not only thanks to the Fernwood family but her determination to never give up.

“It has changed my life, being able to have a healthier mindset and not be depressed every day. I’m confident in my own skin and I’m now able to inspire others.

“I want to keep inspiring others at Fernwood through my journey and transformation from the inside out. My advice would be, to just do it, keep trying. You’ll love it.”

If you or someone you know needs support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.