Anything is possible. You hear that a lot, especially in the heath and fitness industry, and it’s absolutely true. If you’ve got a goal, a vision, you can get there. With the right attitude and lots of support (which is where Fluid can help!) – your dreams can come true.
No one embodies this more than Renee Kiley.
Renee Kiley started her Triathlete journey in November 2013 as a non-exercising, high-blood pressure, technically obese, pack-a-day smoker.
That year, while watching her first Triathlon in Noosa, she was so inspired that she decided that she would compete the Noosa Triathlon the following year.
And she bought a bike and got cracking.
Her first triathlon was a Sprint Distance Tri in March 2014. She finished 252nd, and ended up walking the entire run. She says it was the hardest thing she’d ever done in her life, but she was hooked. A few races later she’d smashed her first goal: The Noosa Tri. She finished, and came 25th out of 250 girls in her age group.
And she lost 42 kilos in the process.
Fast forward just a couple of years, and Renee was regularly getting on the podium as an Age Group winner in Olympic distance, Iron Man and Sprint Distance Triathlons, and she had morphed into a formidable competitor on the Tri circuit.
Renee has been coming to us at Fluid Health for a long time now. Sports Recovery is probably the most underutilized component of training, yet it can have the greatest effect on whether or not an athlete reaches their goals pain and injury-free – and Renee knows it. We help support her athletic goals with regular treatments – remedial massage, dry needling, cupping and Bowen therapy – and she’s a mainstay in the Recovery Centre.
She absolutely adores the ice bath to soothe and freshen her legs, and loves to kick back in the far-infrared sauna and let her muscles relax. If she’s feeling the pinch of injury she’ll get in the hyperbaric chamber to get more oxygen to the damaged tissues and speed up healing.
Renee confided to us that her ultimate goal was to get her professional licence, and get on the podium as a Pro Triathlete in twelve months time.
Even we were shocked when she managed it in just a few months, in her third ever professional race at Challenge Shepperton, coming only second to Hungarian Anna Eberhardt.
Renee’s come a long way. We’ve been so glad to be able to help her with her Sports Recovery, so that she can continue to smash out her goals. I have no doubt that one day soon, that top step on the professional podium will be all hers.