A PCOS Exercise Consultant's Personal Story

On our Exercise page, we explained why regular exercise and physical activity play a central role in your ability to bring PCOS under control.

On this page, we share a story from a personal trainer who has polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Hello!!  I am Gemma, a fit and healthy Personal Trainer who leads an incredible life!

I am one of the lucky ones who realized having PCOS was actually a fantastic reason to attract great health!

Above, Gemma tells her amazing story and shows her new baby.

I discovered that I had polycystic ovary syndrome when I was 16 and like nearly every other woman I know, had no clue what it was!  (Neither did my doctor!) I was told to take the contraceptive pill and left to find out what polycystic ovarian syndrome was for myself. 

This, at the time, seemed terrible, but now, I have learned, was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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At 18 years old I found myself training in a gym.  Training made me feel good and I had realized that I was burning fat and getting really fit, which in turn was making me happy and balanced!

I paid a personal trainer to take me through the ropes 3 hours a week. He was amazed (as was everyone else in the gym) at how strong I was. This didn't faze me at all, strength was something I had had all of my life and I always saw it as an added bonus!!

It was when I was 19 that I pursued my strength career and set my goal on becoming Britain's Strongest Woman.  I knew before I had started training for the competition that this was my title and I believed it every day.  After attracting all the right people on my strength journey I had a wonderful time and won many national and international trophies and titles.

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In 2006 I was injured in a competition that meant I couldn't train for a few months and this is when I realized how valuable my training had become to control my disease, as in these months I gained fat and reverted back to "pre-18 years old Gemma".

I believe now that this was all in a good cause.  It was this push that really gave me the drive to become a Personal Trainer and help others with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

I knew that it was my mental state after my injury that had set me back and through excellent training, delicious nutrition and positive thinking my body is now perfect and I feel absolutely fantastic!  I wish for you all -- the same!

Stay healthy!

- Gemma Magnusson

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