When 33-year-old consultant Justin got back from an indulgent trip to the Middle East, he just knew that his half-baked efforts at fitness would not loosen his belt.
Mountains of greasy food and holiday indulgences had left him at the heaviest and unhealthiest point of his life.
He knew he needed something comprehensive to shed the weight he had slowly gained over a decade.
Luckily, Google pointed him towards Ultimate Performance Hong Kong and he knew that the holistic and results-driven approach to fitness was exactly what he needed.
The day he walked in he weighed 70kg, the heaviest of his life, but 13 weeks later and he is 10kg down and in phenomenal shape.
Justin says it still blows his mind every time he looks in the mirror. He says the transformation has been so fast and effective that he feels like a Marvel superhero.
“It is like this scene in the Spiderman movie when Peter is bitten by the spider and when he looks in the mirror the next morning, and he is like totally jacked! I feel like that… I am not kidding!
“Sometimes I wake up, and I don’t remember that I have been doing this and I look in the mirror, and I am like holy s**t! I feel like buying a spandex suit!”
While his trip away served as the tipping point, Justin was already in the overweight category before his vacation.
But as the weight slowly stacked up, his inactive lifestyle made it hard for him to lose weight on his own.
“My initial motivation was just to lose all that fat. I wanted to see what was possible.
“I stopped believing that I could carve an hour or so for myself. I was stuck in the office sitting all day.
“As things got busier, I spent less and less time on myself or my health, and I wanted to see if I could shift the balance back.”
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Justin’s starting point was like so many new U.P. clients – he was a relatively beginner with little experience of training. He had dipped his toe in the pool with other personal trainers, but never really achieved anything.
But at U.P., your starting point never matters. With a little hard work and a few dedicated hours a week, remarkable things are possible – as Justin quickly discovered.
“I hadn’t really done much training in the past. I had tried a personal trainer before, but it always seemed like they knew as much as I did.
“U.P. has been incredible to show me how much I can get from three solid sessions every week. There is a solid plan: my trainer Steven was on top of things and was always nudging me onwards, he made sure to keep track of my progress.”
U.P.’s tested combination of personalised training and nutrition plan showed results really quickly – not just on Justin’s physique, but also with his mindset.
“I have experimented with different types of diets like low carb, no carbs, high protein, etc. before, but I never bothered to quantify it or knew what I was aiming for.
“When I came here, it was just like ‘Boom! Do this’ and I knew exactly what to do, and I saw quick results.”
Fine-tuning his diet was a game-changer, but equally impactful was the training programme that was crafted just for him and implemented with precision and purpose.
He says he felt superhuman every time he finished a session.
“In terms of training, I loved the experience. I feel like Superman on the crossbar.
“I have done deadlifts in the past but nothing at this level. I didn’t even know I could push that hard. My trainer just loads it up, and somehow I can still manage.
“Also mentally, I feel like there is this consistent focus around my day; this quiet motivation that drives everything. I feel like my mind is clear, my sleep is more regular, and somehow it’s easier to wake up. It’s like I have a bit more spring in my step – it’s subtle but it’s definitely there.”
It was the U.P. transformation wall that ultimately inspired Justin to join up, and now at the end of his programme, he has found a spot on it.
“I don’t know any other gym out there that is so confident about its ability to deliver results or has that focus on results. I just felt that this is where I should go to get results and U.P. has delivered.”
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