Jesse began her experience with AIA Vitality at the start of 2021. The initial experience was surprising.
“I really enjoyed going through all the assessments, finding out things about myself I never really thought about before,” Jesse explains. “I discovered my AIA Vitality Age was just slightly higher than my current age, which was to be expected. It’s really given me the drive to try and lower it now.”
The first step Jesse took was to sign up for a membership with a gym. She now attends group fitness classes either in the early morning or at night. “I’m not much of a morning person, so [those] sessions don’t happen that often,” she laughs. “But I consciously try to scan into my gym and hit my Active Rewards target every day now – I’m currently at Gold Status, whereas my dad is on Platinum. So, there’s a little bit of friendly banter in the house now, too.”
Over time, Jesse incorporated AIA Vitality into her lifestyle, increasing her weekly visits to the gym and setting up new fitness goals. “After getting home after a long day of work, I’d really just want to sit on the couch and watch TV,” Jesse says. “But now, I’d sit down, go on my phone and see a notification pop up from AIA Vitality – and I’ll be like, ‘I really should go to the gym – I haven’t got my points today. And if I don’t go today, I probably won’t get my reward at the end of the week.’ Hitting those targets also lets me feel at ease on the weekend when I can hang out with my friends and treat myself a little – usually with a movie or food voucher from my rewards.”
However, making changes to your day-to-day life is never easy. Jesse knows this, and encourages everyone who’s currently struggling with their fitness journey to keep pursuing their goals. “No one’s perfect,” she says. “I’ve missed lots of weeks where I haven’t hit my targets, but I’m still proud of myself – knowing that I’ve made the effort this week to get moving. Keep trying your best, keep your eyes on the prize and you’ll definitely see results.”