Joan lived a life of stress, work and poor sleep that was taking a toll.
Somewhere along his career path working in the pharmaceutical industry, he had lost sight of his health.
He knew there must be a better way – a way that put his health, fitness and wellbeing first.
Now a father of a young daughter, 37-year-old Joan knew he needed to find this path to lifelong health.
That’s exactly what he got with Ultimate Performance. He not only lost 13kg (29lbs) and built an incredible body, but he also learned how to truly care for every aspect of his life – from his exercise and diet to his mindset and mentality.
“My journey with U.P. has been full of small and big achievements. The most powerful achievement here has been the realization that if I take care of myself, I can take care of everything else, and all the good things will follow.
“Before, there was no focus on sleep or food as well. But now, I feel better, I look better, and everything around seems better.”
Before coming to U.P., stress ruled Joan’s life and was an ever-present factor in his day-to-day.
“Stress is something that can really affect your behaviour and even your performance irrespective of whether you’re at work or the gym.
“Given the environment, I work in and the position I’m in professionally, I had totally forgotten to focus on myself and my life.
“Before joining U.P., I was never concerned about what I was doing. At work, I was too busy coordinating with everyone under extreme stress. At home, I was totally in my comfort zone, never bothered about what I was eating or how I was living my life.”
But all this changed when he started his transformation with U.P.
Working alongside his trainer inside and outside the gym, Joan began to build up healthy habits and see the positive impact on every area of his life that comes when you align good sleep, purposeful training and optimal nutrition.
“After coming to U.P., things changed. I have learnt so much, more than at any other gym I had attended before. I have been to gyms before, but there’s no place like U.P.
“Working out at U.P. became like an escape route from my everyday routine.”
While Joan’s end-point results have been incredible, it has been the experience throughout his journey with U.P. that has perhaps been the most enriching.
Dropping the numbers on the scale is one thing, but it’s the dramatic difference in confidence, fitness and attitude to life that speaks volumes about the impact of his transformation.
“When I started at U.P., I didn’t have a lot of concerns, but there were definitely times when I was like ‘no way, I can’t do this workout’ or ‘I can’t achieve this goal’.
“But since U.P. was a personal project, I had to step out of my comfort zone, which was a challenge, but thanks to my trainer, I eventually accomplished it.
“My transformation journey at U.P. was like a path which had rocks and milestones, and I kept walking on it with the support of my trainer. I have also learnt how to better manage my stress, how to step out of my comfort zone, and how to lead a happy and healthy life.”
Adding to the results that Joan achieved, the training program at U.P. also positively impacted Joan’s actions in his personal life and at his workplace.
He has found value in things he didn’t notice before and follows a go-getter approach everywhere he goes.
“Thanks to U.P., I now value things much more than I did before. I’m more in contact with my family, much more than I was when I was back home in Barcelona during the lockdown.
“Now that I feel better mentally, I call my family more often and share all sorts of details about my workout and my day.
“My experience at U.P. has taught me so much about fitness and its importance that I want to tell all of it to my daughter when she grows up. “
“The goals that I had in terms of my weight or physical appearance, now if I’d look at them, I’ll be like, okay, I’ll do it. I’ve got the ‘I can do it’ approach.
“I’m not doubtful anymore irrespective of what the challenge is, how challenging it is, or time or energy consuming it will be.”
Through strength training and pushing himself past his self-imposed limits in the gym, Joan has truly discovered a reservoir of mental toughness and a never-say-die attitude that can overcome any challenge in life.
This alone was worth the investment, Joan believes.
With everything that he has been able to achieve in a few short months, Joan has been blown away by the U.P. program.
“The best highlight of my U.P. experience is the professionalism that I experienced. The trainers believe in what they are doing, and they are not only changing people’s bodies and helping them lose weight, but they are doing much more than that.
“Their positive approach is really good as it helps you achieve things that even you thought you couldn’t achieve.
“I’m extremely happy that I found the right people here and that I got the right match when it came to my personal trainer.”
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