A couple of years ago I had a "small" skiing accident that shattered both bones in my left shin. I went from being someone who enjoyed getting out and running, to someone who struggled to get from the bed to the couch. The rehab took about 9 months and during that time I decided to eat my feelings to compliment my completely sedentary lifestyle. I ended up as a miserable, unhealthy 115kg, staring down the barrel of 40 years old and struggling to keep up with my two young kids (and not doing anywhere near enough to support my wife). I knew something had to change, and I knew I needed help to do it.
Staring out my office window I saw the sign! Vision PT Parramatta's sign that is... after a couple of conversations with Luis and Miguel, I signed up and started my journey.
Yoshi (Sam?) became my new best friend (and secret nemesis) as he patiently and thoughtfully guided me through my new exercise, nutrition and lifestyle programs, and helped be stay accountable for the decisions I made.
Yoshi and the team got me active again, encouraging me not just to attend the sessions at the gym, but to get back into the outdoor exercise that I used to love. Firstly, by getting into cycling (and then getting addicted to it... not sure my wife was quite so excited about that one guys), and then getting back into running (which I was convinced after the accident I'd never do again).
Within 6 months I participated in my first cycling event, and at 9 months in my first running event since the accident. My 10km time then was already back to where I was before the accident, and I felt stronger than I ever had.
Now after only 12 short months I truly feel like I've turned by life around. I've dropped more than 20kgs, I have the confidence to get out and exercise, my kids now struggle to keep up with me and I couldn't be happier with who I am and what I can do. The team at Vision PT challenged me, but also supported me and keep me accountable without putting on so much pressure I wanted to quit.
Joining Vision PT Parramatta is one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I'm excited to see what I can achieve now they've given me the knowledge and skills to succeed.