PARC Trainer, Christine Rich caught up with PARC member, Darin, to learn more about his inspiring transformation:
“I’m really not sure if there is a silver bullet for better health and fitness however I have finally accepted the proven the basic fact that to be fitter and stronger your body requires less input and more output… which has really worked for me.
Even though I have never been a swimmer, it really was my kick start to improved health and fitness. As a low impact exercise routine swimming 1km 3 times per week at PARC helped me to transmission into adding 5k running sessions and group PARC Fit 3 times per week.
I have dropped 35kgs in 2 years which is just so awesome for a busy bloke like me. My life has genuinely changed with everything looking so much brighter for me now. I have more confidence and a stronger mindset to tackle just about anything….who would have thought I would be running a 6 x 21km marathons this year!
Don’t get me wrong, it has been hard, really hard to change my old comfortable habits and to accept that the amount of exercise and additional output required to keep myself in shape. It means earlier starts 3 to 4 times a week and probably 5 to 6 hours a week of combined swimming, running and group exercises to turn back the clock, but I wouldn’t change it for anything now. I enjoy allocating time to take better care of myself and to feel 20 years younger is amazing for a very happy 51 year old bloke.
It has been a great news story for me and if I can do it.. honesty anyone can.