Dan always thought he was reasonably fit and active – but the number on the scales told him otherwise. His weight had tipped the 111kg (245lbs) mark and he was living with low energy, stress and high blood pressure levels. Trying a string of exercise programs and fad diets never really moved the needle – so he turned to Ultimate Performance for professional guidance and a trusted partner to get in shape. With a goal of getting fitter for his young family, 35-year-old father Dan is now worlds apart from where he was – lighter, healthier and on top of his game, both at work and in his family life.
I lost about 34kg (75lbs) or 35kg (77lbs). On my wedding day, I was around 111kg (245lbs) and on the photoshoot, I was 76kg (168lbs). It was quite a dramatic physical change which I am quite proud of.
Mentally, it’s the energy level, the ability to cope with stress and refocus – and on top of that comes confidence because you are in control of what you are doing on a day-to-day basis. I don’t think I will ever go back to where I was because I have just been re-taught how to eat and train.
Before starting his U.P. transformation, Dan never really had the knowledge or guidance to know how to control his spiralling weight. Although he felt he was active, he wasn’t, resulting in serious health complications and dipping his energy levels in his professional and personal life.