11 Oct Client Focus – from overweight to running machine.
Who are you? Byron Pritchard
What do you do for a crust? Work in a Financial Planning office
If you could live anywhere where would it be? On the beach
What are you reading? Management Textbooks
What do you watch? Not a lot of TV, just DVDs really
What are you listening to? Have very eclectic tastes, a bit of Dance, Trance, Hip Hop, RnB, Heavy Metal
Whats your vice? Pizza (supreme)
Tell us a secret? If I told you I would have to kill you
What is the key to happiness? To have fun with everything you do
What do you do with Joe? His Sweat and Tears boot camp, 3 days a week
What do you get out of it? Confidence, Energy and Motivation
How did you get started with Joe?
I was sitting talking to a friend at a business networking meeting about how I was going to try to get fitter for summer. Joe then stood up and gave a talk about how trying is nothing, and the only way to do something was to actually do it, he then offered 3 free sessions to anyone that was willing to do more than just try. After the talk Joe came and asked if I would be there monday morning, reluctantly I agreed.
Monday morning came and being overweight and unfit I was not expecting good things, and well I was right in thinking so, I had never felt so sore, tired and sick in my life after the session that Joe put us through. I was so sore I did not turn up to the next 2 free sessions.
Joe approached me after I did not turn up and I decided that I would give it a shot and join in on his boot camp sessions.
I was the slowest there, yet also the youngest, I was not in a very fit state at all, over the last 11 months of training with Joe, I have dropped a little over 6 inches around my waist, and dropped around 20kgs since my heaviest weight.
More importantly I am much healthier, and am much more confident and outgoing than I was previously.
Before Joes Sweat and Tears boot camp, I could not run a kilometre, I have now completed City 2 Surf (14km), Pub 2 Pub(13km) and today I have just completed my 3rd half marathon (21.1km) in Canberra in under two hours. My first ever run time in a fitness test with Joe was 12min 10s over 2Km 11 months later I can do it in 7 min 53s
As I said earlier I was reluctant to join Joe training, and was even more reluctant when I turned up and was the slowest person there, but the amount of encouragement that I recieved from Joe and the other Sweat and Tears boot camp attendees encouraged me to continue coming and continue, not trying, but actually doing 100%.