Feeling unfit, unfocused and heavier than I would have liked, I went to Aaron for a new program that would get me in shape. Having listened to what I wanted to achieve, Aaron suggested I enter a natural fitness modelling competition, something I knew nothing about! After hearing more about what it would entail and some online research, I decided to go for it. What better way to focus the mind and challenge myself both mentally and physically!
Aaron gave me all the info I needed to get started. He explained everything in relation to the discipline required with the diet in terms of calculating the macros (the amount of protein, fat and carbs) I could have on a daily basis. From my weekly food diary he tracked and reviewed what I consumed every week and he gave me really good tips on what to eat. In terms of training, Aaron devised a tailored weights programme which covered all aspects of my body and was designed to work in tandem with the diet to increase muscle mass and burn fat. My overall progress was specifically monitored through Aaron’s weekly body fat measurements. It was brilliant to have such dedicated focus from a trainer like him as he made sure that from the weekly body fat readings that he tweaked and changed my macros and training programme to ensure maximum gains as the weeks progressed.
The overall competition prep spanned 16 weeks and it was definitely both testing and tough because I had never trained as hard or watched my diet in this way before and I was fitting it around my day-to-day working life. Personally I would say that the effort and discipline involved in the diet was by far the toughest challenge. It took some time in the beginning to get my head around weighing all my food and figuring out the macros in every meal, however it became second nature once I got into it.
As the weeks passed, the improvement in my strength and appearance became quite noticeable. There is no better feeling in the world than feeling strong and healthy and of course proud when people comment on the positive changes they see! I am absolutely delighted with the results and I think the before and after photos speak for themselves. I am hugely grateful to Aaron for my transformation. His training expertise and dedication to his clients are utterly exceptional and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.