“Would you recommend the 20 Week Body & Lifestyle Competition? 100 % said yes! Based on entrant feedback 2010
Below are some of the series 6 success stories.
The ROXX and Macpac Best Team
The winning team, aged from 29 – 50, succeeded in completed a 5km swim (carrying a swiss ball for some of it). They also moved 4 tonne of weight in just 23 repetitions, did 73 climbs at the ROXX in 30 minutes and completed 8 km in just under 57 minutes.
Their trainer’s name is Deb Wilson and the team members are Carmen Nolan, Beth Russell, Lynn Shillito and Joelene Douglas.
ONE OF THE RUNNER UP TEAMS
Dave’s story – “Undertaking the challenges and just getting together for exercise was great. I really enjoyed the camaraderie, the exercise and competitive attitude within our Fat Boys Team. I was buoyed with quiet enthusiasmat the positive comments as my body changed shape…. the big belly and man boobs were slowly disappearing. I was now finding my work easier physically. I was sleeping better and no longer being woken for snoring. Clothes that had to be layered and loose could now be worn snug and fitting with pride. My jeans were down from 115 to 100cm and a new notch in my belt was needed.
I’m now looking at starting the next 20 week challenge and have my wife and daughter joining as a new team. “
“ I am the fittest, smallest and healthiest that I have ever been”
A full time mum who had no intention of being a runner and now runs 1-2 hrs 3- 4times a week and gets up at 6 am to train! Borrowing a bike she earned herself a Tour Legend Pack by cycling to all 11 Coffee Culture branches. She lost 7kg and gained masses amounts of strength.
Her trainer is Robyn Perkins.
“ Wow I am a different person who has a new attitude towards fitness and my lifestyle”
Awarded to an entrant who we believe could take the stage and compete in a body building or body sculpting category, the winner of Series 7 proves that changing your lifestyle can really reap you some massive changes to your physique. His dedication has seen him get stronger and fitter, he’s now eating a healthy balanced diet, has overcome his injuries and says he now feels knowledgeable about his body and knows now how to get the best results from it.
His trainer is Dwayne Thomas and his name is Sam Mortensen
Toni Howell went from squatting 10 reps of a 20k barbell to doing 60 reps with a 40kg barbell, she tripled the length of time she could do a prone hold for, she went from doing 1 full pushup to doing 40 and more than doubled the number of sit ups she could do. When she started 20 Weeks she wore a size 20 and now wears size 16 having lost a whopping 12.3 kg in bodyfat.
Her trainer is Caroline Ramage.
Chris Dempsey went from doing no chin-ups to 15 of them, he thought it was not possible to do sit ups if someone wasn’t holding your feet down but now does 49 of them in under a minute, he has more than doubled his chest strength and he ended up being able to squat some 4200kg in weight over 53 reps in his final assessment. As a result he not only lost 11% bodyfat he gained 5% in lean muscle. With a 10 cm increase in hamstring flexibility and over 114% improvement revealed in his anerobic test and with distinct improvements in his heart lung fitness that now put him in a low heart attack risk group, he managed to not only get stronger but to also improve in all other areas of his health and fitness.
Toni Adams had a 17.6% lowering in resting heart rate to just 56 beats per minute, 26% improvement in cardio endurance and over 26% improvement in running speed. She completed her first ever half marathon in the last 20 weeks and actually went on to do another one before the 20 weeks was up. As an added bonus she lost 5.25 body fat, grew 3.5 years younger on her real age test and lost nearly 35cm off her body measurements. Her trainer says “she has made massive improvements, she is now an athlete”
Her trainer is Di Lauder
Jeremy Thomas went from doing a level 10.6 on his beep test to a level 13.6 and almost 10 minutes from what is already a fast run up the very steep Bridal Path. This guy was a finalist in the Strength category and can be regarded as doing well not just with his cardio fitness but in all areas.
His trainer is Dwayne Thomas
Darell Carlin the winner of this category lost a whopping 10.5kg , some 7.5 cm off his waist and over 7% in bodyfat. Darell has got significantly fitter and stronger via his swimming, weight training and boxing.
His trainers name is Dan Howland.
The Elite Fitness Best Changes in Abdominals – female
Helen Kelly lost some 14 cm of her waist and had a 29% increase in her core strength. She says she now feels chuffed to bits, smiley and proud of her effort and writes “i never thought the results would be that good”. She has completed the Real Women’s duathlon and pushed a double pram with 2 under 2 and then a wheelchair with an 84yr old in the City to surf and even walked home after the event.
Her trainer is Cate Grace from Leap Fitness.
Le-arnna de Jager What she lost: 5.4kg, 4.1% bodyfat, 5 cm from her chest, 9 cm from her waist and 4 cm from each arm
What she gained: in her own words “I have learn’t to swim, I competed in the Rapaki Pick Up and for the first time in my whole life came first, I can swerve expertly through the traffic while staying upright on my bike, what started out as my most important goal, weight loss, is now my least important….the most exciting thing I have achieved is getting my confidence back.”
Her trainer is Barbara Miller
Nicola Leech lost almost 9kg, her waist, hips and thighs all went down some 10 cm each and even her arms reduced in size by 7 – 8 cm. She has borrowed her trainers children’s bike to go cycling, she has climbed mountains and her husband says “ I am so proud of her. It is lovely to see her succeeding in her goals. We have found that it has been a wonderful way to spend quality time together”
Her trainer’s name is Robyn Perkins
“ I’m more energetic, I feel better…people notice that I look better…I’m showing the rest of the blokes up”
After doing 18 intense personal training sessions Tim Dearsley dropped 2 sizes in both his shirts and his trousers. He kept a regular exercise diary for 20 weeks, he trained 10 of the 15 days that he was away in the tropics for. He has had massive improvements to his cardio vascular fitness and says
His trainers name is Belinda Edmondston
Tracy Inwood had a major fear of water, little wonder, she had drowned as a child and had to be resuscitated. Her first time back in the water she just sat with her feet in the water and had anxiety attacks. She has now taken up Aqua jogging and goes hyrdsoliding and coming out the fastest tube squealing with delight.
Her trainer is Barb Miller
Claire Michael worked hard, reaped the results and inspired us all in the process.
Her significant lifestyle changes resulted in her losing 12 kgs.
She used home fitness equipment for her cardio training, she saw her personal trainer 1 x week, she used the Somebody.co.nz dietary recall web site and she did it all for the best part of 20 weeks, even when she ended up with a cast on her arm, in fact she did her final fitness testing with the cast.
She performed brilliantly on her final tests and says that her sleep, energy levels and stress have all improved as well as her confidence and self image.
Her before photos show her desperately trying to pull a pair of jeans over her thighs and her final shots show her with them proudly pulled up and fitting loosely!
Her trainer is Carol Hides
The Nu Skin and Frontrunner Best Changes in Lower Body
The winner is Ngara Luessi and her trainer is Tanya Taylor.
The Mike Catton, NLP Christchurch Best Changes to Lifestyle.
The winner is Meegan Fraser and her trainer is Elly McGuniness
The Somebody Weigh Better New Mum’s Award
The winner is Jude Burnside and her trainer is Robyn Perkins.