I started working out and developed a passion for the gym about 4 years ago…. lifting weights and doing endless hours of cardio on a daily basis became a part of my daily routine. I tried training with multiple trainers, however felt like I was just another person they were taking through motions and never quite saw the return on the investment I was putting in.
Over the years a few people had asked me if I was a “competition girl” something which I had never really contemplated and that really got me thinking, however was too afraid of what people would think so never acted upon it. At the beginning of this year I made a commitment to myself, I was seeking a challenge outside of work and interested to see what I could achieve, by combining my passion for fitness and hunger to push myself to the next level. I would see girls in the gym who “competed” and thought to myself, if they can I surely can too… and me being competitive me, I was determined to do it better!
I had heard horror stories about the damage competitors had done to their bodies with bad coaches, so put the time into researching coaches in Melbourne and the more people I spoke to, Enterprise Fitness kept coming up. One phone call from the lovely Jaz was all it took, I was sold… excited didn’t even cover it.
Within my first session, Chris turned everything I thought I was doing right on its’ head…
I was unsure, but as he kept reiterating that I had to “trust the process”, so I did. No more cardio, and now rest days were built into every week… I literally thought he was crazy and that I would blow out for sure. To be honest I was quite nervous about the whole thing until I started to see results, two weeks later I was down 3% body fat and was starting to notice a change in the way I was feeling.
Fast forward 17 weeks, I dropped 11.9% body fat, I’m on stage in my first figure comp and winning!
To be honest it’s still all sinking in as to what has just happened this week. I had an ambition to one day take out an Open Title, but in my wildest dreams I did not think I could take out in my first comp!! All I can say is that I honestly couldn’t have done it without the my amazing coach Chris and the unbelievably supportive team at Enterprise Fitness, constantly pushing me to realise my full potential and to be the best version of myself possible!
Their training, professionalism and knowledge is not just on another level, but on another planet from what I have encountered before.
I immediately felt at home at Enterprise and love training and being in an environment with like-minded, supportive people. It hasn’t been an easy road (as everyone who competes will tell you) but such is life and these hurdles and challenges just push you harder and make you stronger. There are ups and downs, times where your commitment and determination are tested, but luckily enough Chris was always on hand to help me stay on track, pull me back into line, or support and encourage me through the cravings and even tears!
Looking back at pictures I cannot believe what I have achieved. I have learnt not just about training and technique, but most importantly more about diet and optimal nutrition. I no longer get bloated (something which I used to constantly struggle with) and feel so much more confident in my own skin. I have learnt what my body likes and doesn’t tolerate as much and feel like I now have a more balanced and healthy approach to food and nutrition. To be honest, after 2 days having cheat meals post comp, my body was craving my clean optimal diet again! This isn’t just a temporary change I have made to get me to stage, but a long term lifestyle change and commitment.
I am so excited to see what lies ahead in my fitness journey and I feel like I have found a true partner in Enterprise Fitness and Chris. They not only understand me, but are always there to support me and provide me with the best possible advice. Chris, I cannot thank you enough. You have helped me not only achieve my dream… but absolutely smash it and I can’t wait to see what’s next! Your knowledge and experience is second to none and I’m so grateful for everything you have taught me so far.
I cannot recommend Enterprise Fitness highly enough. Their wealth of experience is world class and the results on the coveted “wall of fame” speak for themselves. I would recommend Enterprise Fitness not just for people with dreams of competing, but for anyone serious about wanting to make a change and commitment to a healthier lifestyle. To be the best you have to learn from the best and my results are a testament to that.