Over the course of one year I lost 25.2kg’s and over 63cm of body fat from my body. I have dropped 3 dress sizes and I love clothes so it is a great feeling to walk into a shop and buy all those clothes I could not wear before.
I started Personal Training with John in Nov 2011 as I had a few work colleagues who did his fat loss group training classes and worked with him on a one to one basis and they seemed to be getting great results and enjoying it.
Having never worked with a personal trainer before I was a little intimidated but John made me feel really comfortable right from the very start and we put together a long term plan to help me reach my goals.
I was doing ‘lite n easy’ which helped me get to a certain point but we overhauled my diet to include more lean sources of protein, less starchy carbohydrates and a lot more fruit and vegetables. I really wanted to learn how to prepare my own food and eat stuff that I made and of course this is something I would then be able to do in the long term. We started weight training which helped massively in toning my arms and legs. I walk home from work every night so John added in some interval training on my way home which helped me to get so much fitter and burn off extra calories.
Over the course of one year I lost 25.2kg’s and over 63cm of body fat from my body. I have dropped 3 dress sizes and I love clothes so it is a great feeling to walk into a shop and buy all those clothes I could not wear before. This was the icing on the cake.
I feel so much better about my body and more confident with myself and I love the training sessions. I feel fitter and stronger than ever and I am a lot more confident about stepping into a gym and exercising. John helped me to adapt my program to suit my lifestyle and work in with the schedule I had which can get really busy. Rachael’s Measurements:
- 25.2kg weight loss
- 6.2cm from calves
- 7.4cm from thighs
- 12cm from hips
- 12cm from mid waist
- 7.4cm off belly button
- 2.2cm off arms
- 12cm off chest
- 1.9cm off neck
- 9.1cm off shoulders
- Total = 70.2cm of body fat from her body
- Dropped 3 Dress sizes.
Rachael Burling – Recruitment Consultant – Now Careers – Sydney
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I lost 5.3kg and 10 cm from my waist in just 8 weeks. My clothes fit me again. I am a happy man! The initial results gave me the motivation to keep going.
I was feeling very unfit and overweight. Clothes were fitting badly, and I was not happy with how I looked so I decided to try the Human Design Fat Loss Bootcamp. Getting up at 5:30 in the morning to go training! No? Okay, I really enjoyed the variety of training, getting taught the proper techniques and John’s encouragement.
The eating plan has been great too. I’ve changed my diet and feel great on it! Undoubtedly I have more energy, generally feel a lot better.
Alistair McKillop – Communications Manager – Allianz – Sydney
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North Sydney Personal Trainer Client Of The Month – March – Shiraz Vasistha
“I have gained 8kg’s of lean muscle and I am so much stronger”
I started personal training with John because I was ridiculously underweight.
I am 175 cm, and I weighed 57 kilos when I asked John if he could help me put some meat on.
One of the best questions I ever asked.
John is a great trainer. Really, I’ve trained with a couple of other trainers during my time at fitness first, but John comes first by a mile.
Don’t get me wrong, John is a bit of a sadist. He pushes you hard, and you can always see a smile creep on to his face if you tell him you’re sore from training with him the previous day.
He’s also got terrible taste in music, yet he thinks he’s some sort of a musical genius. Besides that, he’s an okay bloke. But he’s a great trainer. Very friendly, and always ready to help out and answer any questions you may have.
I’ve gained 8 kilos ( mostly muscle). I’ve experienced a substantial increase in strength and stamina. And I just feel generally great. I can now bench press my bodyweight, perform chin-ups and dips with weights attached and I am so much stronger.
I eat more, and I eat healthier. I work pretty long hours, and I’m on my feet, running around all day. I used to get burnt out by the end of the day. These days, I finish work and hit the gym! And it feels awesome afterwards.
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Personal Responsibility and Accountability – Are You Ready To Be An Adult To Lose Weight And Get Fit?
I am currently a member of a VIP Business coaching group for myself and my business. Why, because everyone needs coaching to get to the next level.
One of the things they talk about in order to succeed is the ability to take Personal Responsibility for your goals.
How does this apply for you to lose weight and get fit?
If you ask most people about success they will tell you that it is personal responsibility. No one else can do it for you. Yes, you can be shown the way but ultimately you have to do the work.
Nothing will change in your life unless you are ready and willing to accept responsibility for it.
When it comes to losing weight or getting in shape you have to stop blaming:
- your genetics
- your parents
- the economy
- a negative partner
- your work
- your social life
- your blah blah blah
In truth – none of that stuff matters.
If you really want to change your body and get fit you cannot accept being a victim. We usually hear whining from our kids or teens.
Successful adults take personal responsibility for making a plan, and committing to the changes necessary to accomplish their goals.
Make a decision – are you going to be a victim or be an adult and take responsibility for change?
Once you admit that you take personal responsibility for your own weight loss and your own fitness you can then set goals for your future in all areas of health that are important to you.
You can set lifetime goals, physical goals, nutrition goals and work goals.
You will come across times when you feel like you cannot do things and you will go back to making excuses but this is the time to reconnect and reconfirm your commitment to make the changes necessary to succeed.
Success is mindset first and foremost and this is something I have had to learn the hard way.
No-one loses weight and gets fit by accident. It takes consistent discipline and focus to achieve this. Not a 6 week transformation program.
Accountability also makes it better for you to lose weight and get fit. This includes personal accountability and maybe accountability to a trainer or a group fitness class.
This is what working with a coach or peer group will do for you.
In our monthly group training classes people always congratulate each other and support each other when they do well. It makes people continue on to do better.
You must put yourself in an environment where you allow yourself to succeed and be accountable.
Nobody is too good or too smart for this but most of us need to be accountable to someone to succeed and grow.
Look around you – there will always be people to help but most of all – TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to lose weight and get fit.
John is a Personal Trainer in North Sydney who specialises in weight loss and body transformations.