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David Kneale

All Stars Of The Month At BEFIT

BEFIT selects one individual each month as the BEFIT All Star. These individuals have shown great improvement in their health and fitness and embody what our gym and community is all about!

David Kneale

“When I was halfway through my first workout in early May this year, I was reminded of what Dr. McCoy said, ‘You have to be Vulcan kidding me!”. But somehow, I overcame the nausea, the shin splints, got used to not drinking (never thought that would happen), reduced my calorie intake (still miss Lays potato chips though) and now I am in the best shape I have been in, in the last 10 years. I am down 20lbs in 10 weeks and have lost 2 inches off my waist. I have just tossed all my size 36 pants, so I won’t be tempted to go back to that size again. Although it took some time to arrive at a decision to start this program, I started on this road as many do, by looking at ourselves, our family and friends, and some life-changing occurrences in our lives. I made the decision to change my lifestyle the old-fashioned way, eating less, eating better and exercising. I found Josh’s program and took the plunge. I was initially impressed with not only Josh’s technical knowledge but his encouragement and motivational approach to lifestyles and his ability to provide different programs on an on-going basis. This certainly helps to avoid a ‘routine’ which I sometimes found to be mundane when going to the gym. Josh also recognizes his clients as individuals and provides advice, tailored to the individual. It is also very helpful to have many like-minded, good people at the workouts, who are motivated and committed to a better lifestyle. I am now at the point that I make the workouts a priority. By attending Bootcamp three times a week (including a trip to Las Vegas) I have achieved my weight loss goal, but also feel more energetic, sleep better, and do not need pain killers for my back. I think goals are important and should be re-assessed form time to time. Now that I have achieved one of mine, I look forward to improve my conditioning with the goal of playing tennis again. Remember, whatever your motivation, success is 90% mental and the rest is in your head, and it doesn’t take a Vulcan mind-meld to do it.”

June 2011