"The big achievement for me was getting to 45lbs and I thought that was it, that was a good target and I didn’t really have any expectations beyond that."
I’ve really made some friends for life, and that support is so different to any other gym that I’ve been to. This really has been such a life changing experience for me. And for anybody out there that is thinking about doing this and wanting to come in and see the team, I just tell you to come in and do it; it’s such a different environment, such a friendly environment and you will not regret it.
I'm Richie Short and I'm 54 years old. I joined about nearly 3 years ago now. It was actually my wife who gave me a trial membership as a Valentines Day present and I loved the experience of the 6 week trial and I haven't looked back since.
I was a serial gym non-member. Well, I was a member, paid the membership fees and then probably went for the 1st month and then probably once a month for the rest of the year. So I wasted a lot of money. The DVCC is different, it suites my style of living, obviously I'm a busy executive and the times of the sessions here fit in really well with my schedule and I like the team ethics and the motivation of the trainers keeps me going and it really drives me on, so it's a completely different experience.
I feel a lot fitter, I feel a lot more confident in myself and I have lost weight. I will admit, I've been up and down during those 3 years but generally much, much fitter.
I think the happiest moment would have been when I reached my lowest % of body fat. I went down at one stage to 16% body fat.
I would recommend it because it's got a great feel, the trainers are excellent, it's good to have the peer support of all the other people who come to the DVCC, they're a great crowd and you'll find that you workout a lot harder.
You'll do probably burn as many calories in 50 minute session here at the DVCC as you would in probably a 2 hour session at the gym. It'll keep you going, and you'll have fun and feel fit and healthy.