10 Questions with Enterprise Trainer, Nathan Madder
1. Why did you become a personal trainer?
I became a PT because of my life-long passion for everything health and fitness. What motivates me is making an impact in other peoples life, doing anything I can to help them grow and get the most out of life. I see personal training as a great way of doing this in such a meaningful way.
2. What do you love about being a personal trainer at Enterprise?
Everything! The clients and EF team make it feel like home. More importantly, being able to make a difference in my clients lives everyday, even if its in a small way is rewarding. I’m able to do this while being in an environment where I am learning and pushing myself to new limits continually.
3. What hobbies do you enjoy?
Basketball, training, self development and hanging out with friends.
4. What’s the best part of your job?
Seeing a client ecstatic about the results that they have achieved, the constant learning every day and the atmosphere in the gym where everyone is accepted and recognised for their hard work while having a tonne of fun along the way.
5. Why should we train with you?
I strive to go the extra mile with everything I do. I genuinely want every client that comes my way to succeed in a big way and will do everything in my power to ensure they get to where they want to go. My constant thirst for knowledge means I bring a huge amount to each session and will continually expand my skills. If I don’t know the answer then I will find out. I won’t ever lower my standards for anything and lastly, there will be no bullshit, total honesty is the key.
6. How did you get into weight training?
Through school, I grew up as the tall, skinny and lanky kid and was focused on my basketball career. I eventually got over this reputation and the teasing that was associated with it so I started lifting weights at home with my dads gym set.
I instantly starting seeing results and with that, I was hooked. Weight training improved my athletic performance dramatically and ever since then it has been a huge part of my life and career in basketball. I was known for training in the gym more than any of my teammates. During my teens I gained some size and as a result my confidence grew in basketball and in life. I eventually shifted my focus from basketball to just weight training. I believe going to the gym and pushing yourself everyday to your absolute limits relates directly to my approach to life and I’m able to apply this mentality to everything that I do.
7. How has weight training and proper nutrition changed your life?
It’s had a phenomenal impact on my life in every way. Training has always been a part of my life, however I only began focusing on nutrition when my mum fought cancer. I saw first hand how much food can truly heal or destroy the body. Since then I have been researching nutrition constantly.
Initially I had some results with applying my new found knowledge, but then I plateaued. Once I came to Enterprise and started training with Reece, doing everything properly, it opened up a new world.
Through following a proper training and nutrition program, I instantly felt better, got leaner, had more energy and built muscle much faster than ever before. It’s given me so much clarity, knowledge and I feel confident that I can reach all my goals with hard work and discipline, knowing I’m not wasting energy guessing.
8. What are your training goals?
Gain another 6kg of lean mass and get down to 8% body fat by January 2016.
9. Favorite quote or saying?
“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go”
10. Favorite or top 3 best movies?
Remember the Titans, Pursuit of Happiness and Step Brothers