Lyn Biviano becomes healthier by losing 15kg

How long have you been a member of Health Mates?

I joined Health Mates in January 2015.

What inspired you to join?

In 2014 I had made the decision to lose weight and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. My initial focus was on my diet and I started to see some good results on the scales. However, I knew that if I was serious in wanting to achieve my goals then I had to incorporate more regular physical activity and exercise into my life. So I decided to join Health Mates.

What do you focus on with your training?

My initial goals have been around weight loss and improving my general fitness. So I have been focusing primarily on using the cardiovascular equipment, together with some resistance training sessions. Whilst I have followed several programs written by the trainers at Health Mates, I try to continue to challenge myself every visit to do that little bit more!

What is it that inspired you to join?

I joined with the goal of improving both my physical and mental attitude in regards to some health issues that I was having at the time.

What have you achieved so far with your training?

The most visible achievement is that I have lost 15 kilograms (and 25cm) since I joined. This weight loss has really had a positive influence on my life. I feel fitter and stronger and have much more energy to deal with a busy lifestyle.

What are you currently focusing on with your training?

Whilst I continue to do some cardiovascular work, my current program has a stronger emphasis on resistance training. I still have some weight to lose, but my goal now is much more focussed around muscle toning and strengthening.

What are your goals for the future?

I want to continue to be the healthiest person I can be, and know that I can achieve this through continued healthy eating and regular exercise. I feel like I have come a long way since I started and I am able to exercise at a level which I never imagined possible 10 months ago.

What advice would you give to someone in a similar situation as you were?

It can be hard coming to a gym when you believe you are so far from where you want to be fitness wise. I would encourage others to stick with it, as the work you put in will pay off. I also found setting myself some smaller goals to achieve along the way has kept me motivated and helps me remember how far I’ve come.

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There is no guarantee that physical exercise will achieve specific outcomes. Results will vary depending on personal commitment, genetics, nutrition and lifestyle factors.