“I thought the answer to weight loss was cardio, cardio, and more cardio.”
What made you start personal training at PP?
I have suffered from back problems since the age of 11 and had 2 major surgeries at 16 to insert metal rods the entire length of my spine. After wearing a plastic corset for 5 years and then recovering from the operations, I shied away from exercise with the fear of hurting my back – little did I realise, the damage I was causing with being overweight. It got to the point that my doctor recommended I lose a few pounds, so I started my weight loss journey…. Read More
Fancy winning 6-months worth of personal training?
Our two lucky winners, Jodi and Nicki, were kind enough to write about their experience so far.
“This place is seriously amazing!”
“I was so chuffed when I won the six-month membership competition. This place is seriously amazing!… Read More
“I hated seeing photos of myself in a bikini at the start of the year, but now I am happy to share pictures documenting my progress.”
Making a decision to change:
When I stepped on the scales after Christmas 2016 weighing 70kg (the biggest I’d ever been), I made the decision that something needed to be done.
I’ve never had a great relationship with my body. I spent a decade, spanning my teen years and university education, with an eating disorder and had such a low opinion of my body image that it wasn’t until I was 22 that I could look at myself in a full-length mirror. Fast forward two years after finishing uni and I was fully recovered, with a positive outlook on my life. However, body hang-ups, a common theme with many women and I think increasing numbers of men, still festered. A difficult period while living away from home led to a few too many evenings comfort eating and I convinced myself that my long cardio based workouts would be enough to compensate for the extra calories.
“This is not like a ‘normal’ gym. The sense of community is something that you feel from the moment you step through the door.”
Nick managed to drop 30lbs in his first year of training with us. Scroll down to read more.
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“I realised that achieving the physique I wanted was possible and age really didn’t matter.”
Read more about Richard’s journey below.
“For 20 years I was wrongly treated for depression.”
Lisa’s story is a powerful one. Not only has she lost over 40lbs, she’s also taken back control of her life.
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Natalie came to us wanting to “lose weight and tone up”, and I think it’s pretty safe to say she did just that.
She started in a position of training on her own and having a pretty good understanding of nutrition and training, however, she wanted to step up her results…. Read More
The ‘2013 Seb’.
The pictures below were taken a few weeks after Seb had left hospital. He’d been diagnosed with blood cancer in July 2013 and was about to experience a completely new way of living.
After being bed bound for several months, and gaining excess of 30 kilos, he decided it was time to get his life back on track. He wanted to shift the weight and get healthy again. … Read More