Rawiri's Success Story
Rawiri made the move to Sydney in November 2015. He was expecting some big life changes but the biggest would come in late February. He had just spent a long weekend visiting family in Melbourne and when he arrived back in Sydney, his auntie posted and tagged him in few family photos on Facebook.
Rawiri did not like what he looked like and hid the photos from his Facebook timeline in shame. It was at that point that he made the decision to get in touch with Optimal Physiques.
Here is his story so far...
I had put on a lot of bad weight over the last few years and was much bigger than I wanted to be. I did not eat properly, I did not work out, and I was always tired. This led to a vicious cycle of further bad eating and an over reliance on energy drinks to keep me going. I did not feel good about myself and I looked terrible.
I chose to work with Neil because I love that he practices what he preaches through his lifestyle, his positive attitude, and the energy he brings to everything he does. I knew that he would fight for my health as much, if not more than me.
We sat down and set a goal to get me into great shape for my 30th birthday in July. I trained twice a week with Neil and for the days where I trained by myself I followed a personalised program designed specifically for me to do on my own. I also started following a nutritional plan. I noticed a big difference in my fat loss and muscle development after just 4 weeks. The nutritional plan suited my lifestyle and worked around my very busy corporate schedule . I had tried different diets in the past but none of them really worked for me long term either from a results or enjoyment perspective. I always thought a diet meant I could only eat salads and have count calories to lose weight but was I pleasantly surprised to discover that I could still eat the foods that I love and go out and socialise without feeling guilty when it came time to order.
I have worked with personal trainers before but I struggled to fit into their one-size fits all routines; This led me to become more down about myself as I felt like I wasn’t good enough to train with them. Neil has helped me make training part of my lifestyle and now I look forward to going to the gym and see it as part of my everyday routine.
While summer is still some while away, I would have to say the greatest achievement has been dropping a shirt and pants size. It felt great going down from a large to a medium. I recently returned home to New Zealand and the people who haven’t seen me since Christmas really noticed a change in my physical appearance which was a real boost to my confidence.
From a statistical perspective, I have dropped 12kg and I am very close to my ideal weight. I need to point out though that Neil hates me mentioning my weight. He is more concerned about my energy levels and my overall health and believes if those elements are fine tuned that the physical attributes will fall into place.
I cannot recommend Optimal Physiques' services any higher. To say that Neil has been a life-saver is no exaggeration; I was on the fast path to diabetes and/or heart problems so this service has probably added so many more years to my life.
If you want a personalised service that helps lose fat, gain muscle, improve your energy levels and motivation for life, and gives you the tools to take control of your well-being, then look no further than Optimal Physiques.