Case Study 1: Sophie Hogarth


Sophie’s rise to fitness

“After a series of empty promises, unused gym memberships and failed attempts at getting fit and healthy, I realized I needed a drastic change in my fitness regime!”

Sophie was one of our first members and has a special place in our heart here at Tone. Like many girls, she found it hard to stick to a typical gym environment – it’s mentally draining and therefor physically unrewarding. With such little support in how to improve her fitness and strength it was time for Sophie to find out how to build her fitness!

Do you keep failing your attempts at getting fit?

There are many reasons we can fail at our fitness attempt, it is really important to find a gym that supports and guides you through the fitness process. As Soph found out, just doing CrossFit style training isn’t always the answer:

“I had dabbled in CrossFit briefly in the past, but found the environment particularly male dominating, with workouts consisting of predominantly traditional style Olympic lifting. As well as being all women, what initially attracted me to CrossFit Tone was the Shape class, which includes a combination of strength conditioning, technique and cardio exercises, contributing to a total body workout that feels absolutely amazing!”

Training in a place, which is inspiring, encouraging and moreover wants to see you succeed is very important when trying to reach your fitness goals. Our unique classes are designed for women by women, to get you all the benefits of CrossFit specifically for your body! Not only has Sophie found strength and endurance but she also looks incredible!

“In just a few months I have noticed changes in my body shape, while also gaining huge improvement in my strength and endurance.”

The best way to get better is to learn off the best!

Sophie has been able to accomplish a list of goals she never thought possible, through skilled coaches who get the best out of her every session. Her hard work and dedication has given her a level of fitness she only dreamed about! Check out this short video to see Sophie in action!

“Elle and the team at CrossFit Tone have contributed majorly towards this success. Their motivation and encouragement has pushed me to achieve things I never though I was capable of, and their knowledge and experience is second to none! They know how to get the most out of each individual, continually scaling workouts and building skills and techniques.”

Now Sophie looks A M A Z I N G but there are also the mental and health aspects a community such as ours enable girls to have. We promote long-term health and vitality. We live and breath our work, we love training, eating the right foods and doing what’s good for our bodies.

“Along with the physical changes, I am finding I am making healthier lifestyle choices and have a renewed energy and focus in my daily life!”

Community helps build your fitness too!

Not only can we change Sophie’s mindset to help her become more focused and energised but we are also now family! Sophie has become a part of our amazing community! We have a group of like minded women who push and support each other through every workout – and not just workouts but our trials and tribulations in everyday life, boyfriends, motherhood, work stress, life stress, we talk it all through (after training of course) and help each other in our daily lives!

“Not only does the fun, friendly and positive atmosphere make it easier to stay motivated, but I actually look forward to workouts and sweating it out with a supportive network of women with similar mindsets and aspirations!”

How can you have such a positive gym experience?

So, what does it take to be successful in your training? Here are our 4 tips!
1. Find a gym that suits you!
2. Find a gym with a supportive community
3. Find a gym with good coaches
4. Find a gym that you want to return to!

“Its safe to say I have enjoyed every minute, rep, lift, row and run!”

Want more? Check out our other blogs on training:



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10 minute full body workout at home!

And some of our blogs on CrossFit

Strong is the new Skinny
What is CrossFit?
Find out why 60% of CrossFitters are women!

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About the Author

Elle has a passion for women's fitness and helping girls improve their self-image through fitness. Her vision is to create a CrossFit gym, which allows women to learn how to move, build their strength, learn to be healthy and gain respect for their bodies showing them how amazing they really are! Find out more