"SOMETIMES WE NEED SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN US, BEFORE WE BELIEVE IN OURSELVES"
Wilf had always wanted to be a personal trainer and after being made redundant from his highly stressful corporate job, he knew it was the right time to pursue his dream.
After successfully completing the 6 month personal training mentorship at M10, he decided to undergo a body transformation to get into the best shape of his life for a photoshoot, under the guidance of his mentor and M10 Personal Training Director, Dan Smith.
Wilf said: “Where do I even start? The person you see in the 'before' photos was someone who worked in the corporate world climbing that career ladder, working 60+ hours a week getting paid for 40, highly stressed, lucky if I got to put the kids to bed, NO regard for training and eating properly.
As I reflect back over the past 12 months it doesn’t seem so long ago that on December 17th 2018 I got made redundant, (Merry F***G Christmas!!), this meant it was a tough start to the year with no work, Brexit not helping, a mortgage and family to support.
The Dream Career…
My dream career was always to be a Personal Trainer so I thought if I don't make the jump now I never will, and with a leap of faith I made that huge jump in April 2019.
I now realise that being made redundant was a blessing and a curse at the same time as it gave me the push I needed to pursue what I truly desired to do in life.
An Inspiring Leader…
Fast forward to July/August 2019 I knew that I wanted to be an inspiring leader and to achieve this I recognised that I needed to lead by example. I approached Dan Smith to help me to get in the best shape of my life.
Trust The Process…
I have been on what I can only describe as a journey over the past 5 months. I can safely say it has been such a huge learning curve. At one stage I had such a mental block that I couldn't get past 110kg but with Dan supporting me and I quote, "TRUST THE PROCESS", I managed to push through and we ended up at 98.4kg.
I regularly tell my clients, "sometimes we need someone to believe in us, before we believe in ourselves" and Dan was that anchor for me alongside the M10 team.
Happiest I’ve Ever Been
I wanted to show my clients and potential clients what's possible and to do this I had to experience that process personally and I am proud to say that this is my achievement!!
Ironically it was a year ago that I got made redundant and now a year on I am in the best shape of my life - even better than when I was playing semi professional rugby. Most importantly I am the happiest I’ve ever been as I am now doing what I love and making a difference to people’s lives.
My Results In Numbers...
My weight went from 123kg to 98.4kg = total 24.6kg loss and body fat went from 30% to 12% = 18% loss. As well as increasing muscle mass, my stress levels are down, sleep improved, happier, and I achieved a photoshoot.
A BIG thank you to everyone who supported me along the way family, friends, gym colleagues, I appreciate and love you ALL. Dan, let's see what we bring come summer 2020 (Sub 10% body fat!).”
Achieve The Unachievable
Personal Training Director, Dan Smith said: “The main area that helped Wilf achieve the physical transformation that you see before you, was his transition from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and me helping to instill a new belief system in him. His perception of himself was that he has always been the ‘big lad’ but I could see that with the right guidance, both from a mindset and psychology standpoint, and also with the correct training and nutritional guidance, that we’d be able to create something quite special.
My aim was to get Wilf to believe in himself as his ability to follow a training programme was never in question. He needed more mental than physical support and this allowed him to believe that he could achieve what he previously thought was unachievable.”
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