Brian’s Story

Brian's story
accredited exercise physiologist
Brian's Story

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.

 

I’m happy to report Brian successfully completed his 100 days of exercise and since then has implemented another challenge to himself, related to fitness, activity and lifestyle.

I’m happy to report Brian successfully completed his 100 days of exercise and since then has implemented another challenge to himself, related to fitness, activity and lifestyle. Along with this, Brian was successful in achieving a minor lead role in a local play. At last review Brian had reduced his body weight by 65kgs, and greatly reduced his health risks related to diabetes and heart disease to which there is a family history.

 

Brian and I regularly meet up for training and exercise progression. We have introduced some Olympic lifts into his routine, which he enjoys and is focused on his new fitness and health goals. The next goal for Brian is to reduce his weight to double digits prior to September. This will be 12 months since our initial consultation and screening. When successful Brian will have lost approx 50% of his body weight with in 12months. An inspirational effort by Brian.

 

Helping Brian on his journey has been a very rewarding experience for me, and also for our allied health team, and the local club Brian has attended. Staff know and love him, and many members have mentioned to me they have found great motivation and inspiration from witnessing his journey and transformation. Go Brian!

 

Story from Ben Larner, AEP

Email: ben@epnet.com.au