I was trying hard to lose weight and get back in shape after having my second baby. I weighed close to 80kgs and body fat percentage was about 40%. I tried working out in the gym with my husband and doing HIIT at home but nothing seemed to work. My husband decided that we would both enroll ourselves for personal training sessions at Fitness Factory to get professional help.
I was very apprehensive at first because I have seen personal trainers behaving unprofessionally at mega gyms, i.e. using the phone while training a client or putting the client on the treadmill for 20 mins while they hid at the back for a break.
The trainers at Fitness Factory were not like that. They were very professional and always made sure I executed my exercises safely and properly, ensuring that I’m always targeting the correct muscle group. They were always watching out for my safety and well-being while making sure I worked hard during the sessions.
Joan was also very helpful in helping me make small changes in my diet, which made a huge difference in my physique. Her recommended changes were so subtle that it didn’t feel like I was on a diet. Slowly, it became a habit and a lifestyle. Joan helped my husband and I change our eating habits slowly and subtly.
Together with exercise and a well-planned diet, I lost over 10kgs and close to 10% body fat in slightly over a year. Through the year, I never felt deprived of any food, instead, I felt that my lifestyle has changed such that I prefer to eat healthy food.
I would strongly recommend Fitness Factory to anyone who wants to make a positive change in their lifestyle.
I signed up with Fitness Factory together with my wife in April 2014. We both went in as overweight individuals who have no clue about what would work for us in terms of dieting and exercising. I have been sedentary for close to 14 years while my wife had just given birth to our second child.
We both came in with me at about 30% bodyfat and my wife was at 35% bodyfat. Through Joan’s dietary advice and the exercise regime of twice a week, we made very good progress with our body composition and how we looked.
Fast forward a year, I decided to sign up for the Singapore Fitness Model Search competition. And in 16 short weeks, my physique transformed from an average bloke with a slight pouch, to a lean muscular physique to be placed 4th place in my category. This despite me being the oldest and shortest in the category. Through the contest preparation period, Augustine and Joan together with the rest of the coaches at Fitness Factory were very encouraging. Despite me faltering, they continued believing in me and this belief gave me the much needed confidence boost.
My wife and I are very thankful we walked in through the door of Fitness Factory back in 2014. Today, we still lead active lifestyles. Weight training in the gym at least 3 times a week and cardiovascular exercises at least 5 times a week. Joan has seamlessly made healthy eating a part of our lives. Such that we no longer have the habit binge eating and we learnt how to eat in moderation even at a buffet table. In essence, Fitness Factory has made healthy living and eating a part of our lives.
Thank you, Augustine, Joan and all the staff at Fitness Factory. You have made a difference to my wife’s life and mine.