Brian first presented to my clinic in September via a referral from a health club I work through. Brian rejoined the gym for the third time with a view to lose weight, improve fitness and improve his confidence. Brian’s initial results were a shock to him. The initail results indicated a body weight of 188kg, at 180 cm tall. His BP was 230/180 and has experienced pains in his chest at rest and during activity. Brian is 31 years of age.
After some in depth discussion and some goal setting Brian came back to me with a challenge for himself, of 100 days of exercise. Brian would complete some form of exercise every day for the next 100 days. Further to that Brian also mentioned he was a part time actor, and he would love to be successful at an audition for a male lead role. He believed at his current weight he was too big to be cast in any role in any local play house.
For Brain I implemented a club based program for Brian, along with some external/outside options for him to mix in when he wanted some variety and a change. To support Brian, I also referred him a friend of mine Mark, who is an accredited sports dietitian. Mark is a part of the EP net – Exercise Physiology & Allied Health network. This ensured we had two important bases covered for Brian, diet and exercise. Mark also provided valuable support along the way for Brian, and still does to this day.