“Shout out to Miss Dianne, although we have only just started our 1:1 Personal Training journey Dianne has made huge changes in such a small timeframe we have been working together. Instantly after our Initial session she jumped into gear, started her nutritional Bootcamp and come Day 1 she had everything down pat and ready to go. I didn’t ask for anything, Dianne just gave it to me! With each week I see her come out more and more of her shell, with each and every PT session she is making little and long term improvements and her body is adapting and becoming stronger and stronger!
Within the first couple of weeks of us working together Dianne lost an incredible 17cm around her body; initially her waist was 64cm and her hips were 85cm now her current measurements are now 55cm around her waist and 77cm around her hips! When comparing her current and previous BCA results, over a 3 week period, Dianne has successfully achieved:
- 1.1kgs Loss of Body Fat
- 2.2kgs Loss of Weight
- 1.1kgs Loss of Muscle
- 0.5% Boost in Hydration
Over these few weeks of us working together Dianne has made me nothing but proud. Her determination and drive has allowed her to become physically and mentally stronger than ever before!
Putting aside her physically results, mentally Dianne has opened new avenues and has allowed herself to eliminate self-doubt and work towards her goals! The person I met at the start of the month to the person I am now coaching are two different people!
Keep up the outstanding work Dianne, keep doing what you’re doing because you are doing nothing but succeeding and smashing goals!! Keep killing it Dianne!!” – Coach Emilia
Here is Dianne’s journey, in her words:
“Having bursitis in both my shoulders and Chondromalacia patella in both knees I needed a way to help strengthen them. Or I’d have to choose a new career path. Because of my shoulders and knees constantly being in pain it played a small part as to why I refused to join a gym. So I then put on a bit more weight and became uncomfortable in my own skin. Despite my job being physical, I still just kept putting on weight. So I would avoid going out because I didn’t fit in to any of my clothes, and so I complained for ages about my weight, but just refused to do anything about it.
Scrolling through Fb and an ad for TF popped up. Thought I’d have look. I procrastinated for a few months about what kind of gym I wanted. Me at a gym on my own, in front of a machine was intimidating. I never knew how to use them, so I’d only use the 3 or 4 that I did know how to use, but even then it was a half assed effort. I struggled with pushing myself and motivation. Reading into TF and the group classes they provided, sounded like what I needed. Someone there to guide and motivate me, and acknowledge that I had a few injuries. (I used these an excuse for a long time)
What keeps me here are the coaches, the atmosphere, the knowledge all the coaches have, how you help those with injuries and how fun you all make it. It’s honestly so good to find somewhere that actually listens and gives you alternatives based on your injuries and doesn’t ignore them.
My Biggest lesson was that despite all my injuries there are options to still be able to achieve the workout. No more excuses. Being able to lift kettle bells above my head is huge as it was a struggle to even raise my arm.
The challenges I have overcome would have to be my injuries. I’d always use them as an excuse to not train. But this time I’ve managed to learn to listen my body and know that there is a limit, and that in time, I will get to where I need to be with my strength and my injuries won’t be as big of a setback or an excuse.
I am week 4 into my nutrition book camp and in all honesty it has been really hard. Having to give up so many things that I love to eat. But I understand that to achieve what I set out to achieve it had to be done. I’ve learnt to choose more variety with my veggies and even my protein as I was never a huge meat eater. Cooking a variety of meals and meal prepping did take a bit of time to master.
I started only doing 3 classes a week to get a feel of what I wanted. It then grew to 6 and then 9 as I enjoyed most of the classes on offer. KB and THT were my go to. I then decided to do PT as I wanted to concentrate on rehabilitating my injuries a little more. Being taught how to basically reset my shoulders and knees in order to not be in constant pain like I use to. Learning techniques to help release tension and loosen up have helped a great deal also. I have felt myself get a little stronger but still have a long way to go.” – Dianne De Vante