13 Nov 2016

Thank you for such a positive response to last month’s story about 15 Eating Out Survival Tips. This month we are catching up with and profiling Kate Douglass, and her personal trainer Dan Tempest to hear her inspiring story.

Why did you want use a Personal Trainer at the start?
I’d been going to the gym for a long time and I knew I just wasn’t reaching the full potential that my body is capable of. I figured having someone to be accountable too would help me find my motivation and steer me in the right direction.

So why did you choose Dan as your Personal Trainer?
I’ve known Dan for a little while but didn’t know a lot about what he was doing with PT. I did know he had a background in sport and sports coaching though, so I thought he’d be able to help me fi nd the motivation I was looking for. I haven’t looked back since!

What was your major fitness goal when you started your PT sessions with Dan?
Initially it was probably the same as most people, to lose weight and tone up. I started seeing results in just 4 weeks which was great! I had to buy new work pants, down a size in 6
weeks then again in 9 weeks. I realised I’d lost about 9kgs without really knowing, I was just focusing on performance in the gym.

Great! Have you set new goals now?
I love the fact that I can now just focus on performance and not worry about my weight. A few weeks ago I got a personal best squat of 60kgs for one repetition which was 4kg heavier than my body weight which was very exciting. I’d love to push 100kgs for one rep, which would be amazing. Running isn’t a strong point for me so I’d love to be able to smash out a half marathon (21km) one day. I feel like possibilities are endless really.

How does training with Dan help you in your day to day life?
This is the huge change for me. We train in the morning and I’ve found that it makes my day so much easier. It’s actually made my whole life in easier general. It makes me happier; it’s really lifted my mood & that helps my personal relationships with family and friends. It has made a massive difference for me.

What is the best thing about Training with him?
It’s surprisingly a lot of fun. I used to dread exercise but now I get excited about our sessions. They are not always easy but that’s what I love about training with Dan. He makes us (training buddy Natasha Turner) feel like we could do ANYTHING! He challenges us to be better every day and I feel like I do get fitter, stronger and healthier every time I walk out of the gym.

Thanks for sharing Kate and if you are looking to kickstart your own inspirational fitness story, drop in to see me at either Coffs Coast Health Club Toormina or Moonee! You can also contact Dan directly on 0432 579 221 to get started today.

 

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