My name is Steve and I have been a Fit Stuff member for the past 10 weeks and when I started to train with Nate and his team, I was 120.8kgs. There was a turning point for me one day when I went for a day trip to Cooloola Beach with some mates and they decided to climb some sand dunes around Red Canyon. They easily made it however, I found it so difficult and only made it half way up. I knew it was time to do something about it.
Although I had made a decision to change, I attempted to do it all on my own. I ate better and become slightly more active and over 5 weeks I lost a small amount of weight however, I quickly lost focus and put the weight back on and I knew nothing had changed. It was a “tough chat” with my wife about the future with my children and family that really shocked me, I understood it was no longer just about me.
I knew I needed to find someone who could motivate me and keep me focused and I found this with Nate and the team at FitStuff. I was very nervous about my first session as I had never done any group training in the past but I instantly felt comfortable and more confident with every session. Initially it was the weight loss that motivated me but now, it’s the activity. I look forward to starting my day with training and although I’m taking part in group sessions, I feel as though each session is tailored to meet my individual ability extremely well. Nate and the team know how far to push even if I believe it is beyond me and I surprise myself every session with what I can achieve. I have more energy for work but more importantly, I have been able to keep up with the kids and become a better father.
After my initial 8 weeks where I took part in two group fitness morning sessions and the famous Saturday “Team Challenge” I have lost 16kgs. Nate’s encouragement and comedy makes every session enjoyable, even after the 50th push up, 30th sit up or rolling those truck tyres around the park.
I have signed on for a second 8 weeks with a goal to loose a further 10kgs, however, I think it is fair to say, I will be a long term regular with Nate & his team at FitStuff. I really do thank the entire team for the positive, encouraging environment that they create each and every session. It really has become an enjoyable way to start the day.