I have been training with Coastal Bodies since July 2012. My whole life has changed. I have lost 18 kilos and 20 cm off my waist. I can grab a size 12 off the rack and I’m not done yet.
My trainer knows just how hard to push me and has helped me become a new person. I’ve never been a fan of exercise and would use any excuse to get out of it. When you know someone is waiting for you it’s a great motivator and once the weight starts coming off, you want to keep going.
I loved just showing up and being guided through my exercises. I never had to think about my workout, just show up and do it! I’ve discovered a love of boxing and am now getting into weight lifting.
Unlike previous weight loss I know this is permanent as I have now been educated on how to exercise. I will always battle as I love my food, but now I know I can control my weight. I will continue to train with Coastal Bodies even when I reach my goal in order to maintain my weight.*
Having just celebrated my 45th birthday, and feeling very overweight and unfit it was time to tackle the dreaded “middle age spread”. Having tried and failed miserably over the past few years I decided to embark on a different approach this time round. I contacted Dan at Coastal Bodies, who encouraged me to come in for a free consultation. What first struck me was the lack of pretentious clients and trainers, instead what greeted me was a friendly, non-judgemental environment.
Yes the first Session with Brian was hard, and yes I was sore afterwards the difference being this time I understood why I was sore, and why we worked certain muscle groups and how we were going to transform my body. He also had a good look at my diet, and whilst I thought it was reasonably good, learned without too much trouble, it could be a whole lot better. Not only Brian and Dan, but all the trainers are friendly, helpful and encouraging at all times.
After about 8 months with steady results, I hit the dreaded “plateau” which is normally the time when unwelcome old habits start reintroducing themselves. However not this time, instead I signed up to take on the Coastal Bodies 8 Week Challenge. With the encouragement and support of other clients doing the challenge, Brian and the team at Coastal Bodies I have now finally achieved my weight & fitness goal. This not only has this given me some much needed self-pride, but I no longer feel like a “middle aged woman”. The physical achievements have been great, however it’s the knowledge I’ve gained along the way that is my inspiration to continue with my now improved lifestyle. So a huge thanks to Coastal Bodies and in particular to Brian my personal trainer.*
“I started training at Coastal Bodies in March 2012 to ‘get fit’. Not only am I now in the best shape of my life – I have gained control over my emotions, my health and my life. Being able to run 20km non stop is amazing – however for me, learning that I can control how I feel by training has literally changed my life. I have gained a lifelong friend in my trainer and eternally grateful for the support and dedication he has shown to support me in smashing each goal we set.
I am strong, healthy and feel amazing.
This is the first summer in my adult life that I haven’t felt sick at the thought of getting in a swimsuit. Everybody has a different ‘journey’ – however I cannot thank Dan and everyone at Coastal Bodies for making me feel like a part of the family. I have learnt that there must be balance and I’ve never been made to feel like I’ve stuffed up, even after a naughty weekend (or two). As long as you turn up to train – nothing else matters!
I can’t wait to smash 2013 out of the water”!!*
“I had tried all the diets under the sun, you name it i`d done it, shake, juice, cabbage, Atkins, cereal to mention a few. When returning home from work I noted a sign outside the Coastal Bodies studio mentioning an 8 week weight loss challenge. I checked out the website and within minutes had signed up for the face to face “Coogee 8 Week Challenge”.
On arrival I was greeted by friendly staff members and introduced to all the participating members. The trainers were professional and in control at all times giving me the confidence that I was in a safe environment.
The 24/7 access to a Personal Trainer via the Coogee challenge forum I personally found invaluable. This gave all the challengers the opportunity to chat to each other with dietary questions, exercise tips, recipes and any problems we were facing with the challenge as well as getting the professional advice from the trainers.
The fantastic results I achieved were astonishing. In 8 weeks I lost over 18kg. I feel physically fitter and healthier not to mention the confidence I have gained. The effects have been noticed by my colleagues and friends who cannot believe the transformation in just 8 weeks.
This has changed my life forever. I now love to exercise and keep fit, undertaking organised events such as 8, 10 and 14 km runs. This would have never been possible before this challenge.
A big thank you to all the guys at Coast Bodies (Trainers and fellow challengers). Not only did you give me the health and fitness education to help myself but provided me with a supportive, friendly and enjoyable environment to improve my life”.*
“Dan and his Coastal Bodies team have helped me completely transform not only my body shape but also my attitude to exercise, eating and a healthy lifestyle.
A great training environment along with the knowledge and professionalism of the trainers ensure I get the best results and constant motivation.
The energy I have now keeps me feeling younger, fitter and healthier than ever”.*