Like most women I always put my kids fist but when I turned 30 in 2013 I got worried about ageing and the impact my health was having on my 3 small children. So I made a decision and did a 12-week challenge by myself. The results were good I lost 10kg and I ran my first 10km race I was very happy. Over the next 2 years I maintained my weight loss give or take a few kgs and did my first half marathon in 2015 – I was so proud of myself and I smashed my goals and finished in 2 hours 5mins. But I was training myself and I was not careful so ended the race with a major hip and knee injury and couldn’t run for 6months (that turned into 12months thanks to laziness). I put on a massive 12kgs and was not at all happy with myself physically and mentally. My sister introduced me to Fit Stuff and Nathan mid 2016. I was hooked – the bootcamp environment and amazing people I got to meet and the push and drive from Nathan is exactly what I needed.
Now less than 12 months after joining I have dropped all 12kg and my body shape has changed. I don’t look ‘skinny’ I look fit and healthy and happy. The takeaways I have gotten from other team members and the two challenges I have completed with Fit Stuff have given me the tools I need to maintain my weight loss, but more importantly my healthy lifestyle. I plan on smashing Tough Mudder later this year with my one and only best fitness buddy my sister Shaye and hope to do another half marathon soon! I cant recommend Fit Stuff more highly the team have changed my outlook and now I find a reason to exercise every day.
The photos are of me after Emily was born then when I reached my goals in 2013 then just before I started with you in Fit Stuff and the last 2 are of me now Fit Stuff happy and healthy.
“Meeting Nathan and his team of health professionals 12 months ago opened my eyes to what weight loss and health is really all about! Its not just food, Its not just exercise, its not even both of these combined. It is lifestyle. It is a mindset. It is support. It is friendship. It is all of the above. It is FitStuff!”
My journey to health started 12 long years ago, the moment I saw a photo of myself taken at my husband’s 30th Birthday. It was at that moment that I new I must seek a change.
At first I focused on eating and drinking less to lose weight and at first I lost a bit but of course it quickly found its way back on. I continued on this yo-yo diet train for the next 5 or so years and it wasn’t until I heard someone speak of ‘Clean Eating’ did I find any more success. Again the weight started to shift a little and the more I learnt about food and the foods our bodies were designed to eat (real food) the greater and faster my results came. I then found myself in limbo once again. Although I was now a healthier, leaner and much happier version of myself I still lacked confidence and felt uncomfortable in my own skin. I needed something more I figured it may be exercise….
Meeting Nathan and his team of health professionals 12 months ago opened my eyes to what weight loss and health is really all about! Its not just food, Its not just exercise, its not even both of these combined. It is lifestyle. It is a mindset. It is support. It is friendship. It is all of the above. It is FitStuff!
Quite soon after I joined Nathan’s morning BootCamps I also became a competitor in the FitStuff 12 week Transformation Challenge. THE greatest thing I have ever done for myself! It was then with the expert Nutritional and Fitness guidance provided to me 24/7, I learnt what really worked best for my OWN body. I lost 12 kilos in the 12 weeks. and shockingly I won! It was soo easy! and the friendships I made I will have for a lifetime.
I continue now as a regular Fitstuff member and look forward to hanging out with my friends every morning watching the sunrise at Cleveland Point. Wouldn’t change any of these things for the world!
After spending 14 years of my life pregnant or breastfeeding (7 children will do that to you!), finding the time and motivation to get back into a regular exercise routine was always going to be challenging.
After starting with some mums and bubs classes and achieving some early goals, I knew that I needed to find someone that would help me take the next step. That’s when I first joined Fit Stuff and started training with Nate and his team.
I felt instantly at home, surrounded by a great group of like-minded people and a professional and experienced group of trainers.
I’ve now been training with Nate and the Fit Stuff crew for over 18 months, and I still love turning up to every session. What I love most about the group sessions is the fact that the trainers push everyone to the limits of their own ability. Everything feels like it is tailored to the individual, with a focus on continual improvement.
One of my key goals when I started training was to be able to go for a run with my husband. He had always been the fit person in the relationship, and I hated running!
Not only can we now go for a run together (our longest run has been 21km), we train together with Nate once a week and sometimes it’s him trying to keep up with me!!
I’m still thoroughly enjoying my time with Fit Stuff and Nate continues to help me achieve personal fitness goals that I never thought possible.
Thank you Nate and team!!