My body transformation journey: “Just 2 months after I started, my pants size dropped from 34 to 30 inches. There was a significant 5% drop in body fat levels from 22% to 17%. My usual backache is also gone. The workout sessions were designed to help strengthen my weaker areas. Gaining the strength has also helped in my daily activities.”
(Damien Seah, 44, Genesis Gym Alexis Client)
Hi, I’m Damien and I’ve been training with Genesis Gym since June 2015.
I came to know Genesis through a friend who had a remarkable transformation with the gym.
At the age of 42, I really felt the age-related ailments kicking in. I was experiencing backaches whenever I had to stand or walk for too long. And I was also experiencing difficulty in maintaining a healthy weight.
My fitness goal was to get strong and lean and more importantly, to set a good example to my children. I feel that it is important to live life to the fullest and taking ownership of your health is the Number 1 priority in life.
I’ve not tried personal training before but instead, have kept relatively active through jogging, swimming and playing badminton. Although these were fun leisure activities that I still enjoy, these are not effective in helping me to achieve my fitness goal.
Having seen the successful transformation my friend went through with Genesis, I decided to come in for a consultation with Coach Chris at Genesis Gym Alexis.
And I was not disappointed at all. The coaches are professional and knowledgeable. They take a holistic approach in designing my fitness programme, taking into consideration not only my fitness goals but also my health condition, my back aches, my stress levels, and my travel frequencies.
What I got was a tailored programme that encompassed the physical training aspect, a sound nutrition plan, and lifestyle advice that really motivated me to get started.
Just 2 months after I started, my pants size dropped from 34 to 30 inches. There was a significant 5% drop in body fat levels from 22% to 17%. My usual backache is also gone. The workout sessions were designed to help strengthen my weaker areas. Gaining the strength has also helped in my daily activities.
Being stronger helps me in performing basic tasks like carrying groceries and lifting heavy objects.
My kids are in competitive sports and they need to juggle the demands of both training and studies. They can see that training and nutrition are important to me and how I have to balance training with family and work commitments. I believe this has strengthened my kids’ resolve to put in their best in both sports and studies and to choose healthier food options.
What’s more impressive and long-term is the mindset changes I experienced. Having no prior personal training experience before, I really didn’t know what I was getting into. But I’m really glad I took the first step with Genesis Gym. Workout sessions have become part of my weekly routine. I’ve become much more mindful about my food choices and even crave for healthy foods.
It’s been 2 plus years since I first joined Genesis and the relationship has evolved beyond just coach-client type of transactions but rather, a long-term relationship that is built on trust and accountability. I’m inspired to see the coaches walk the talk in managing their own diet and their own training, while putting in the extra effort in helping each and every client.
Genesis provided me with the direction and the tools to stay lean and fit. People around me have commented that I look younger and fitter. They also regard me with respect and admiration.
I believe that my transformation has positively influenced my family and loved ones. By leading a healthy life, I believe they are motivated to do the same too.
Genesis Gym has enriched my quality of life and I intend to carry on with my fitness routine and healthy eating habits for the long run.
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