Gavin was all-too aware that time was running out to get in shape and improve his health.
His dad had sadly died of a heart attack and his mother suffered from diabetes.
Now 44, Gavin feared if he didn’t invest in his health now, he was heading down the same path as his parents.
Commercial gyms did nothing to help him change things, so he put his health in the hands of a personal trainer at Ultimate Performance.
Together, Gavin and a trainer created a personal training and diet plan that helped him lose 48.4kg (107lbs) and transform his health and fitness.
“Without U.P., I would have been stuck with a bad diet, same weight, and same old sedentary lifestyle.
“Seeing that my dad died of a heart attack and that my mum had diabetes, I didn’t want my health to go in that direction, so I’m glad I joined U.P. and made this change.
“I’d highly recommend U.P. to anyone who’s looking for a healthier lifestyle in the long run because if I could do at 44, anyone can do it and all you need is the will for it.”
Gavin had been thinking about improving his health for a while.
But his sedentary lifestyle at work and at home was holding him back from making the fundamental changes he knew he needed.“Before I joined U.P., I had tried a few personal training gyms. My work life is pretty sedentary, and as a result, I gained a lot of weight, and I was not really happy.
“But despite all the training I had, I didn’t really see any positive change.
“My parents had serious medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension, so I didn’t want myself to get any of that. I wanted a transformation, a healthy body that could help me stay in shape.
“My biggest fear of being out of shape at that time was the potential health problems and also the low self-esteem that I had.”
“I wasn’t cognisant, and I wasn’t focused. Being fit gives you a whole new perspective of life and helps you stay in focus at places you wouldn’t even have expected. So I knew I just had to join U.P.”
Gavin took the plunge and committed himself to a body transformation programme at U.P.
Starting out, it felt like he had a mountain to climb – but he knew he didn’t had to climb it on his own.
What really lit a fire in his belly was seeing how passionate and invested the whole team at U.P. were in helping him accomplish his goals.
“My first day at U.P. was rather embarrassing, honestly.
“I couldn’t do the exercises properly, but I was surrounded by people who wanted me to do my best so that zeal was really infectious.
“While training at U.P., one of the main struggles I faced was the pendulum machine and staying on top of the tracking. But I’m in a better place than where I was at the very beginning of this process.”
Training hasn’t just reshaped his body, it has transformed his mind too – bringing out qualities of determination, motivation and drive he never knew he had in him.
“The training here has affected the other aspects of my life as well. I’m able to apply focus, and I have a bit more determination in things now. In terms of nutrition, now I make better decisions about what I eat than I did at the beginning.
“When lockdown happened, I had to go in for the lockdown programme, which was great and it did help me to keep the progress going. I started running to ensure that I wasn’t being a sedentary person and to achieve the number of steps since I was no longer commuting to and from the office, so I didn’t want to become the potato version of myself again.
“Now I feel like going more and more to the gym, and on days when I don’t, I feel like my mood is not right.”
What the whole body transformation experience has taught Gavin is the importance of consistency and just ticking off the small healthy habits every day which add up to some significant results.
It has also shown him the value of partnership – working with the experts and committing to the process has been a priceless investment in his long-term health.
“I discovered that the magic ingredient to success is not panicking, sticking to the plan, trusting the training and the trainer, grinding out the sessions and making sure you do them to achieve the results you want.”
“When I was at a commercial gym, I felt all they cared about was making money and not really about me changing. They actually just want you to keep rolling through the door every day and spending more money.
“Here at U.P., the trainers want the results as much as the clients. The trainers concentrate on your form and make sure that you do everything correctly.
“Also, there’s enough equipment at U.P. that suits the purpose. You don’t have to wait for a machine; you’re always moving and working towards your goal.”
“When I saw my before and after pictures for the first time at the end of the training, I could see that the change was significant.
“Even when I met people for the first time in six months, they couldn’t recognise who I was.
“So, it was really interesting from this perspective to realise that I have become a totally different person.”
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