In April 2003, I faced the fact I was slowly gaining weight. Pants were becoming tighter and I was lacking more and more energy. I decided to join the gym and a great move because I met Esther, who over the next 8-months became my personal trainer. Esther regularly assessed my physical fitness level, body composition, diet and lifestyle then would set a 6-8 weeks fitness programme for me to follow. What it achieved was a slow and steady progress that motivated and inspired me to continue and improve further. Obviously starting out, I had many questions (perhaps too many), and while at first I may not have listened fully to her advice, I soon gained a great respect to do so.
While Esther’s qualifications speak for themselves, her knowledge in regard to physical fitness from cardio exercise to heart rates to muscles growth to stretching and cool-down is quite mind blowing. Her outgoing persona and own physical achievements alone inspire all in the gym.
Three days ago, I completed the Singapore Marathon (7th December 2003). I could not have done this physically or mentally without Esther’s constant advice, guidance and moral support. Esther has taught me physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle, but has instilled within me a drive and enjoyment to maintain it
Weight – 85.5kg
Body Fat % – 27%
After (Completed 2003 Singapore Marathon):
Weight – 77.9kg
Body Fat % – 23.7%