Sam Lawson, 30

My Health and Fitness Goal:

The very first time I met Alicia, I summed my goal up in 3 words, ‘Muscle God please’. After realising this would involve both running and multiple leg sessions-there was a slight variation on the goal! I’d lost weight in the past and had always put it back on again-all these times my goals were purely aesthetic, I would get bored with the process before really achieving the results. Through training with Oz Fit in Boot Camps/PT’s/Boxing/12 Week Challenge, I learnt to set goals that still incorporated an aesthetic element, but were centred around feeling healthier and stronger, strengthening my muscles to improve posture and reduce the need for pain medication for headaches/sore back, learning what foods my body needs, and learning what my body can achieve if I push it-like running!

What have you achieved while being trained at OZ FIT Personal Training?

I have achieved so much more than I ever thought I would. Physically I have achieved the weight loss I had set out to and maintained it, become stronger and have less headaches because of improved posture and muscle use, as well as feeling healthier on the inside. I have learnt that I am mentally stronger than I believed, that when I’ve wanted to give up and walk away-I do have more to give and can push myself a little further. I have learnt that all the things I’d told myself I ‘couldn’t’ do, I actually could-and after all the times I didn’t think I deserved to feel this good, I do deserve this, I can do this-and I will continue to do this. Learning that this journey is just as much about the mental and emotional transformations as it is the physical changes through many tears, lightbulb moments and PT disguised therapy sessions is what has helped me develop the confidence in myself to accept challenges, seek change and not shy away from new situations and people as I’ve always done. I haven’t just found trainers, I’ve found friends-and all of this is so much more than the shy kid crying against the rail 12 months ago after my first ever shuttle runs ever thought could be achieved!

What are the 3 main reasons why you are happy to refer friends and family to train at OZ FIT Personal Training?

 1. The people. I have met the most amazing, supportive and encouraging people through my training with Oz Fit. Even on the days I don’t feel like training, I know I will be spending time with people who have become more like my family and will give me the motivation to push a little harder, listen to my whinging and still hug me at the end!

 2. The genuine care and support of Alicia and Mason. My PT and Boot Camp sessions over the last year have brought every emotion to the surface at some point. Mason and Alicia have always taken the time to ask if I’m ok, and if they can do anything for me, and at no point has it ever felt as though this were being done out of obligation, but a genuine care for all their clients.

 3.The knowledge that is shared is more than I would ever take in from reading in a book. No question is ever too hard and everything is explained in a way that is easy to understand whether it be food/exercise related. Working with trainers who have such a passion for what they do and do themselves what they ask of us-shows that goals are achievable and pushes you that little bit further to achieve them.

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