This has led to a bit of confusion and we are constantly being asked if someone who is 35, or 47, or not 50 until next month can train with us and of course they can and do. The wonderful flipside to that are the calls from those over 80 who participate in personal training and circuit classes and love them, so maybe the name is perfect after all.
Then there is the name of those things that really focus people on reaching their goals. The 12 Week Challenges. But why are they called a Challenge?
Because when you participate in a 12 Week Challenge you are challenged to focus on reaching your goal in exactly 12 weeks, instead of having a vague idea about losing a vague amount of weight, becoming vaguely fitter and vaguely healthier in a vague time. Not a “few” months, not sometime this year, in Exactly 12 Weeks from the day you start.
Remember a challenge isn’t about being better than anyone else, not about flogging yourself and definitely not about starving! You are challenged to reach YOUR Goals and change your lifestyle in ways that are sustainable after the challenge.
Now I can ramble about how and why our challenges work but if you really want to know what you can achieve read what three of our challenge winners have to say. These amazing people just concentrated on doing their best and the results speak for themselves…..
Peter won the “2018 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” challenge at the start of this year....
“For many years I have struggled with my weight. Repeated episodes of fad diets, weight watchers, gym programmes and dieticians have failed to provide any lasting success. Recently, after 6 months of colds, flu and eventually pneumonia, I had reached almost 106kg and was feeling very low.
Appealing to my competitive nature, my wife suggested I enter a 12 week weight loss competition with FIT BEYOND 50. Cathy was my PT for the programme. So I had one weekly PT session with her as well as one weekly Circuit Class with Andrew.
Cathy’s support, encouragement, advice, expert training and total professionalism combined with Andrew’s enthusiasm to get my best effort, resulted in my losing 16.1kg and 57.9cm (15.28% body weight) and winning the 12 week competition.
First prize was another 12 weeks of weekly PT and Circuit sessions which supported my efforts to maintain my weight loss and in fact I lost a further 2.5kg and 2.1cm. Thanks to Cathy and Andrew, my fitness has improved out of sight. I have not had so much as a sniffle this year and feel very positive about both my image and my fitness level. I can now get up and down Mt. Beerburrum three times without stopping!!!”
Trish our winner of the “2017 Spring Into Summer” challenge was over the moon with her 10.7kg loss that she achieved by eating more food than ever before…
“3 years ago I took the first step through the doors of Fit Beyond 50. I had gone to other gyms in the past but since moving to Bribie I was looking for something a little different. I found my “Little different” with Andrew and Cathy.
The circuit classes with Andrew are challenging but fun at the same time. The atmosphere is always happy and welcoming.
The friendships I have made since joining Fit Beyond 50 are quite unique and ones I doubt I would have made at any other establishment.
Just recently I completed my first 12 week challenge with awesome results. Results I could not have achieved with the guidance, support and constant encouragement from my personal trainer Cathy. I would highly recommend giving Fit Beyond 50 a try, you won’t be disappointed!!!! My only regret is I didn’t walk through their door sooner!!!”
Marlene lost 12.2kg to win the 2017 New Year New You challenge and then went on to lose a total of 19.2kgs….
“I have had amazing success with Fit beyond 50 and the 12 week fitness weight loss challenge, and I couldn’t recommend it more! Cathy has helped me refine my approach to workouts, nutrition and overall motivation.
In just a few months I saw the difference in my appearance, I lost a substantial amount of weight and centimetres and built up muscle and strength. Best of all I feel Incredible!
Working with Cathy on my fitness and weight loss has been awesome. She has been nothing but encouraging and supportive with all aspects of my wellbeing. My workout sessions were tailored to achieve exactly what we had discussed during our first meeting.
Although it was hard work, there was always an element of fun and enjoyment, this was important in keeping me motivated. When I thought I couldn’t manage something in the gym, Cathy would provide a variation that allowed me to build up to the full exercise. In no time I was achieving physical feats that I believed to be impossible. There was no shouting, no humiliation just pure encouragement.
Cathy is a very knowledgeable and personable trainer, I have trusted and valued her guidance throughout my journey and this has driven me forward enabling me to achieve my goals, and I will continue to follow her regimes and advice into the future.
Finding Cathy and Fit Beyond 50 has been mind, body and life-changing. I would recommend Fit Beyond 50 to anyone who wants to make a serious difference to benefit their health, fitness and improve their lifestyle.”
So now it’s your turn to challenge yourself and focus on your health, happiness and maybe you will be who I will be naming as our next 12 week challenge winner.