Transformations

Jordan Briggs

Jordan

My 12 week transformation post 3 months in Europe as promised.
We all know what a Europe trip does to you 😂
A lot of hard work went into getting to this point. I’m happy to say I’m in the best shape of my life.
I set out a plan to restore my bodies health – through executing gut health strategies and eating clean and to what my body needs, executing extra vitality yin based work to lower my stress levels and re balance my nervous system, execute sleep patterns and of course train bloody hard.

Just want to thank @life.athlete for the awesome hypertrophy programming and the sessions we have pushed each other to get most out of what we were doing. And for also pulling me up on my shit within my training.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from this- with out a plan you’re planning to fail . A vision, a plan and execution =results

Dee's Transformation

Dee lost 14kgs

When was your lightbulb moment?

Since I was 18 I’ve been trying to lose weight. I have lost weight before but I always end up putting it back on. On my 24th birthday I promised myself that I would get healthier , lose the weight and keep it off.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

Health I would try to eat healthy. Mid week my eating was not an issue but on the weekends all consistency would fly out the window

Fitness: go to gym at work on my lunch breaks, this consisted of 2 x 30min boxing classes and 1 x 30min HITT sessions a week

What changes in yourself have you noticed since completing the 12 week challenge

I have a better understanding about nutrition and how important it is to fuel your body with the right foods. Since completing the challenge I have more energy, my sleep has improved and I feel happier in general

The biggest physical difference I’ve noticed is my thighs. I actually went shopping around week 5 of the challenge to buy jeans. Normally I am a size 14 but I managed to get my butt into a size 12 (which was a little big actually) the sales lady suggested bringing me a size 10 but I refused to even try them on as I thought there would be no way my butt and thighs would fit into a 10. Come week  7 of the challenge those size 12 jeans were way too big. So I basically spent $150 on jeans that I only wore for 2 weeks.

Biggest thing you’ve learnt?

The most important thing I’ve learnt is to  be consistent and how important that is. Especially with my eating. You can work out as much and as hard as you want but if you are not eating the right foods there is no point exercising.

Health and fitness goals for the rest of 2016

Core and upper body strength. And overall toning

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan

He is an excellent trainer. He will push you, he will challenge you and he will support you. No matter how big or little you goal is he will get you there. When you achieve the little milestones you set along the way in your training the genuine excitement and pride Jordan expresses just makes you want to push that little bit more. I can honestly say I would not have been able to do this without him. For me he has made the impossible possible and I will forever be grateful.

Dee lost 14kgs

Connor's Transformation

Conor lost 8kgs

WHEN WAS YOUR LIGHT BULB MOMENT?

As an electrical lineworker, I have a very physical job that entails 18hr days and a lot of late nights. I found myself stuck in a nasty cycle of working hard, drinking heavy and not having time for a whole lot of exercise!

I’d come home at 3am, battered and bruised and feeling crap from doing heavy work, eating junk and from smoking way too many cigarettes..

I was even starting to miss work due to severe back pain and now a beer gut was beginning develop – something had to be done!

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I walked regularly, cycled a couple of times of week and only ate healthy at home.. My back pain was limiting me from doing any further exercise, and I was beginning to accept that! I’d much rather have a beer to numb the pain than to try do anything about it!

What changes in yourself have you noticed since completing the 12wk challenge?

Where do I start!?!

  • No more beer gut!
  • Increased energy levels!
  • Increased core strength!
  • No more back pain!
  • Feel so much better!
  • New eating habits!
  • Hugely motivated!

What is the biggest thing you have learned?

That it’s not hard to make changes! I now know how to eat, exercise and rest correctly – and I feel a healthier and happier person for it!

Health and fitness goals for 2017?

To continue with my new healthy lifestyle, stay off the cigarettes – and hopefully compete in the half marathon later in the year!

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan.

It was reading other peoples stories and seeing their ‘before and after’ photo’s that got me motivated enough to go and have a chat with Jordan. I’m so glad I did! It was one of the best decisions that I have ever made!

If you want a professional, passionate and enthusiastic trainer who will guarantee to get the best out of you and the get you the best results possible- then sign up!

Take it from me, you won’t be disappointed!!

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 8KGS

Connies Transformation

Connie lost 24kgs

When was your lightbulb moment?

I have struggled with weight for a long time and have lost and put on weight at various points in my life. This year I was determined to make changes to conquer the cycle.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

Prior to seeing Jordan I was not very active. Generally I would walk to and around our local park and this would vary from week to week, in terms of frequency. Being time-poor and often working in the evenings and weekends also translated into not always making healthy eating choices.

What changes have you noticed within yourself since completing the 12 week challenge?

Since completing the 12 week challenge I am more energetic, I sleep better and I enjoy being active. Overall, I feel fitter and healthier and I have gained so much knowledge about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, which I now put into practice.

Biggest thing you’ve learnt?

Whilst I have always been aware of this, the transformation challenge has cemented that in order to be healthy and fit I had to make lifestyle changes that were practical and sustainable.

Health and fitness goals for the rest of 2016

My goal for the remainder of 2016 is to become stronger and develop more lean muscle.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan

I can’t recommend Jordan enough – without a doubt I would not have achieved as much as I have without him. He is an outstanding personal trainer; he challenges and pushes you whilst making the training fun and giving you great support and guidance. His genuine enthusiasm for your success and his passion for fitness, health and nutrition is also contagious, motivating you even further through the process.

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 24KGS

Shanes Transformation

SHANES TOTAL LOSS OF 7KGS AND 15CMS OFF HIS WAIST

When was your light bulb moment?

In February I began to feel the effects of Plantar Fasciitis and became restricted in what exercises I could actually do

In hindsight I used this as an excuse to not exercise and gradually started to feel more and more sluggish, plus my clothes definitely didn’t fit as well as they once did!

I knew I needed some motivation and should also try something new.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

Due to the Fasciitis I was really only doing some upper body weights a few times a week, with no cardio. In addition I always tried to maintain a decent diet.

What changes in yourself have you noticed since completing the 12-week challenge?

  • Overall body strength
  • Understanding what a ‘healthy diet’ actually consists of
  • Eating habits and overall food preparation
  • Body shape (size and skin-folds)
  • Increased energy levels

Biggest thing you’ve learnt?

DIET DIET DIET – I always thought I knew what a healthy diet was, but Jordan has made me understand that A, I didn’t, and B. I had to make some major changes or otherwise the weight would eventually pile on!

Also, increasing the strength in my glutes/thighs/hammies has transcended into increased strength in my core and upper body.

I have also learnt  the importance of balance in our lives – though I will never stop enjoying a few beers on the weekend, the omelette and a 20 min walk the day after is a much better recovery option than Maccas on the couch!

Health & fitness goals for the rest of 2016?

The main goal is to maintain the exercise/eating habits that have become part of my routine since starting the 12-Week Challenge with Jordan (this includes 6am training sessions!).

As the Fasciitis improves I’m also hoping to be able to participate in Boot Camps again, on the back of the improved fitness levels thanks to Jordan.

What would you advise to someone wanting to train with Jordan?

I believe that we all need to invest in ourselves, though unfortunately not enough people actually do.

By making the decision to train with Jordan, this is exactly what you’re doing – investing in yourself.

You will learn so much about nutrition and get more out of your body than you ever thought you could. Jordan’s enthusiasm and energy is so contagious and encourages you to dig deep, even when you really just want to throw the kettle-bell at his head!

The 12-Week Challenge has been worth all the time, money and early morning alarms…

RESULTS : TOTAL LOSS OF 7KGS AND 15CMS OFF HIS WAIST.

Kates Transformation

Weight loss: 3.5kgs

Centimeters off my waist: 10cm

Centimeters off my hips: 2cm

Centimeters off my legs: 6cm

Wiping 3mins off my 4km run time.

Reduced back pain and overall improved strength and movement

Weight loss: 3.5kgs

Centimeters off my waist: 10cm

Centimeters off my hips: 2cm

Centimeters off my legs: 6cm

Wiping 3mins off my 4km run time.

Reduced back pain and overall improved strength and movement

When was your lightbulb moment?

My lightbulb moment was approximately 10 months ago. I had not been participating in any exercise regime for a few months and my eating patterns had gotten out of hand. My self-esteem and self-love had plummeted. I was not overweight but I had put on significant weight for me and my efforts to self-motivate were floundering. So I chose a drastic diet and weight loss program. The program was strict and tough and was not sustainable. I met the weight loss goal but I was unable to maintain the results. My self-esteem and motivation started to plummet again so I made the decision to take control early and sign up for Jordan’s 12 week transformation program.

What also made me realize I needed to do something fast was because I was suffering from almost daily back pain. Back pain has been a battle of mine since I fractured by back at age 17 in a motorbike accident. I have always been able to maintain by back health however the lack of abdominal work that my previous program provided was poor and I was suffering from almost daily back pain and on a few occasions back spasms that prevented me from being able to work.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I was going to the gym once to twice a week for group classes, prior to this I had been participating in HIIT style training 5 times a week and I was exhausted and bored. My diet had also taken a huge back step. During my weight loss challenge I had deprived myself of all carbs, sugar and even good fats- no avocado or nuts, and I have to admit I binged after the program ended. I knew I needed to find a new and sustainable approach to food and exercise that would keep me interested and motivated.

What changes have you noticed within yourself since completing the 12 week challenge?

I have noticed that I’m excited to exercise again. I travel approximately 30-45 minutes for my sessions with Jordan. However, this doesn’t bother me because I always walk away knowing I’ve achieved something (even if he does annoy me when I end up doing more reps because he doesn’t count properly, haha)
My core stability and strength has improved dramatically. My back pain and posture in turn has significantly improved- something my chiropractor has noticed.
More importantly I have re built my self-confidence again and I am happy about my body.

Biggest thing you’ve learnt?

That diet and fitness is all about balance. Jordan has taught me that I can experiment and have fun with meals and that there are healthy, tasty recipe ideas out there. I’ve really enjoyed creating some delicious paleo meals that even my partner and family have enjoyed.
He also helped me achieve a healthy balance, I have had my treats here and there and I haven’t been made to feel guilty. It has given me the balance I need so I don’t resolve to binge eating junk food!

Health and fitness goals for the rest of 2017?

I plan to continue to work on my running times. Whilst training with Jordan I have been working on a 4km time trial and I want to continue to work on improving my time and lengthen the distance I’m able to run.
Finally complete at least one unassisted pull up- very close to that goal.
Overall I just want to continue my body transformation journey. Continue to take photos and work towards a leaner, fitter and happier self.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan?

Take the leap, you won’t regret it. I think what I have enjoyed the most is having a close relationship one on one with my trainer. Jordan was able to tell when I was tired, or flat in mood and know how to get you to push through. He was overall a great support person to me over the last 12 weeks and helped me get through bumps in the road along the way. You won’t get that with most gym memberships.

Total weight loss and goals you’ve achieved?

Weight loss: 3.5kgs
Centimeters off my waist: 10cm
Centimeters off my hips: 2cm
Centimeters off my legs: 6cm
Wiping 3mins off my 4km run time.
Reduced back pain and overall improved strength and movement

Emilys Transformation

I’ve put on 2kg of muscle and have still stayed toned

1). When was your lightbulb moment

When I really started to think what my goal was when I was training in the gym everyday. I was just usually doing the normal light weights, non complicated exercises that was just keeping me looking ‘normal’, I had no real goal. I’ve always been in awe of the women who compete in body building I felt that I could get up on stage at one point in my life. That’s when I went searching for help.

2). What was your health and fitness regime like before you started training with Jordan.

I used to be a long distance Half Marathon Runner, running in fun runs and the Melb Half Mara in 2014. i was doing a couple a few days in the gym post running and that was about it. I felt fit, not strong though.

3). What changes have you seen in yourself since training with Jordan

I’ve definitely seen physical changes. Watching my body change and also others around me seeing the changes has been so motivating to making me keep wanting to do better. I’ve definitely gotten a lot stronger and gained a lot more knowledge about exercises and why I am doing them.

4). What has been the biggest thing you’ve learnt thus far

I’ve learnt that hard work does pay off and you can only blame yourself for the damages you do to your body. You have complete control over your body, its just up to you to nourish it and look after it.

5) How has losing weight changed your life

I’ve put on 2kg of muscle but have still stayed toned. Watching this slowly happen has made me work harder towards my goals

6) What are your goal for 2016

Goals, defiantly to compete in a few INBA competitions. Ill see how my body shreds down, but hopefully competing in Figure or Bikini fitness.

7) What advice would you give to someone wanting to train with Jordan?

Have fun with it, he is so amazing to work with. Have a goal and he will 100% help you work towards it with your training and nutrition. Not only do I have a trainer, but an awesome friend as well.

Mels Transformation

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 18KGS

When was your lightbulb moment?

When I finally stepped on the scales and I saw 89.9kgs displayed. It was a big wake up call for me. I hadn’t realised I had gradually gained so much weight over the years.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

My day to day life consisted of working 40 hours a week in an office not really moving around during the day. I wouldn’t find time to exercise after work and my meals consisted of quick meals that were not necessarily nutritious.

What changes have you noticed within yourself since completing the 12 week challenge?

The main thing I have noticed is that my overall outlook on life is now much more positive. I am happier then I have ever been before. I am proud of my hard work and am no longer self conscious about the way I look. I am comfortable in my own skin which for me is a big achievement.

Biggest thing you’ve learnt?

The biggest thing I have learnt is the importance of goal setting.

By setting realistic goals I am able to work towards them and am no longer discouraged when I am unable to achieve unrealistic goals.

Health and fitness goals for the rest of 2016 and 2017?

I still have a little more weight to loose so I’ll be working towards that. I would also like to work my on my strength.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan?

I had reservations about joining a personal trainer as I had always been self conscious when working out however Jordan has done nothing but be supportive and encouraging . He always makes the workouts fun and he is always therefor you when you need advise.

So just go for it. You have nothing to loose but everything to gain ! You won’t regret it.

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 18KGS

Britts Transformation

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 14KG AND 15CM OFF WAIST LINE IN 12 WEEKS.

When was your lightbulb moment?

There wasn’t a particular moment that prompted me to undertake the challenge.  I had reached the stage where I was unhappy with my weight and general health and decided it was time to do something about it.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I didn’t have a fitness regime at all.  I didn’t pay attention to what I was eating either.

What changes have you noticed within yourself since competing the 12 week challenge?

My overall health is significantly different. I sleep well and feel better.  I have given a lot of my clothes to Vinnies knowing that I don’t want to be that size again.  I am also much more conscious about what I eat and drink.

Biggest Thing you’ve learnt?

If you want to lose weight and sustain the weight loss you have to change your entire lifestyle.  The biggest think I have learnt is that it isn’t actually that hard to do. Once you make the commitment and stick to a regular routine it is possible.

Health and Fitness goals for the rest of 2017?

My goal is to fit back into my wedding dress by my 16th wedding anniversary which is January 2018.  I am also going to exercise on the days I don’t train – even if it is only for 15 minutes. I am going to continue eating nutritious food and start adding a bit of variety.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan

Jordan is terrific. His enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness is infectious.  You won’t have any trouble staying motivated and committed to reaching your goals.

RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 14KG AND 15CM OFF WAIST LINE IN 12 WEEKS.

Cathys Transformation

Cathy lost 12kgs

When was your lightbulb moment?

My weight has been fairly stable all my life but when I reached 40 my metabolism changed and I gradually started putting on weight. Before I knew it I had put on 10kg. It was then that I realised I really needed to make some changes to my lifestyle.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I have always been fairly active but over the last 5 or so years I had been getting a lot of injuries during exercise such as jogging and tennis.  This led to me exercising less and less as I thought my body couldn’t cope with it.  And, as with most people these days I found I was becoming time poor and ended up prioritizing my family and work ahead of finding time to find a fitness regime which could work for me.

What changes in yourself have you noticed since completing the 12 week challenge?

Apart from the obvious weight loss I am feeling a lot stronger in my body, I have a lot more energy and even my sleep has improved. I’m much happier within myself as I feel “the old me” has returned. I look forward to exercising now and make it a priority.

What is the biggest thing that I have learnt?

I suppose the take home message for me was that if I wanted results and wanted the results to last, I would have to make a lifestyle change.  I followed Jordan’s advice on eating and exercising and made sure I communicated with him if I ever felt a niggle in my body so that he could continue to train me without it leading to injury.

Health and Fitness goals for the rest of 2016.

After Jordan’s 12 week challenge I’m happy with my weight and size now so I don’t have any weight loss goals. What is important to me is to continue feeling healthy and strong in my body and mind. So my goals for 2016 (and onwards) are  to continue exercising regularly without injury and to continue eating healthy non processed options.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan.

Just do it!!! Call him. You won’t regret it. I wish I’d done this 5 years ago!! I can’t recommend him highly enough. It hasn’t always been easy, but Jordan makes the workouts fun and once you start seeing and feeling the results you won’t look back!!

Cathy lost 12kgs

Alex's Transformation

Cathy lost 8kgs

Gain in overall strength highlight : 1rm deadlift 100kg

When was your lightbulb moment?

It was when I had to hold a heavy camera steady on my shoulder for a long time- I started wobbling and hurting after a very short time- not ideal- was time to get strong!

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

My health regimen was made up of very little – I hadn’t exercised or played any sport for 6 months since having surgery and had lost any muscle i might have had a year ago when i was very active (netball, boxing, yoga). Walking when I had to and short bike rides was about it. Also finishing work late meant eating lots of takeaway.

What is the biggest thing that I have learnt?

since completing the 12 week challenge I’ve noticed my strength that I’ve built with Jordan has carried over into my everyday life and work life, operating a pedestal camera is easier. And I’ve lost 8kg- a welcome bonus!

Things you’ve learnt from Jordan?

It’s hard to choose just one thing, but two things I’ve learnt from Jordan that I’ve found really helpful are the importance of nutrition and meal prep- once all your healthy meals are prepared for the week that leaves l time for everything else, it eases the stress of having to cook healthy food when you feel like you should be doing other things – and the healthy meals give you enough energy to do all those things! Also gut health- a healthy gut really improves the mood, junk food does not.

Health and Fitness goals for the rest of 2018?

Strength-wise, my goal for 2018 is to really improve the strength in my back and core, to prevent injuries and make work even easier. I am also aiming to find a good bit of balance this year adding meditating and yoga into the mix in order too relieve stress.

My advice for someone wanting to train with Jordan?

Is to go into it willing to change your old habits, he’s got some great strategies to help you stick to a healthier life.

Results lost 8kgs 

Gain in overall strength highlight : 1rm deadlift 100kg 

Jess's Transformation

When was your lightbulb moment?

About 10 weeks before my wedding I realised I wasn’t feeling (or looking) my best and it was now or never to make a change. I met Jordan and was quite honest, I was on the verge of giving up and feeling crap for my wedding, but he wouldn’t let me accept this. Thank goodness!

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I had a training program and previous PTs and dietitians, and am fitness qualified myself, so what I think was missing was not knowledge, but belief. Jordan helped me believe that I could made a change – and helped me to do it.

What changes have you noticed within yourself since completing the 12 week challenge?

Well, I went from thinking I might just give up on trying to feel good for my own wedding (crazy right?) to feeling great! And, I continued to improve in my fitness and while I was away on my honeymoon!

What is the biggest thing that I have learnt?

Achieving your fitness goal IS possible and you CAN do it, you just need to first believe in yourself. For me, i needed Jordan to help me find that self belief and the results started so quickly.

Health and Fitness goals for the rest of 2018?

For 2018 my goal is to train for life, rather than a deadline. I have maintained what I achieved last year (even when away on my honeymoon for six weeks) and I want to keep improving and feeling even better about myself.

My advice for someone wanting to train with Jordan?

Be honest and open about where you’re at, not just with numbers or physical fitness, but mentally and emotionally as well, because Jordan brings a kit bag of the latest methods and tools that you should totally tap into. Its not all about reps and sets with Jordan. He can coach you in mindset, stress, nutrition, all sorts of things if you’re open to it.

Marias Transformation –

When was my light bulb moment?

After completing the first 12 weeks of training with Jordan I felt so much more energetic and healthier! I have now been training with Jordan for over 12 months and in that time I have learnt a lot about nutrition and how the body responds to change! Fitness level… I thought I was fit before I started but quickly realised that I was not! Once i noticed how unfit I was i knew i need support to help me achieve my goals!

Changes… i never struggled with weight but I was never able to reduce fat on certain areas of my body. I have been able to loose body fat whilst building muscle. As a result my full body proportion has changed! I noticed that my behaviours have changed too I feel happier, more confident and energetic which had a positive impact on my life.

Big learnings: I work in a fast paced environment with long working hours. The commitment to Jordan has helped me to find my work life balance and understand the importance of it. I’m not only getting fitter and somehow enjoy working out I’m also more successful at work. My biggest learning would be the nutrition part, learning what is good for you and how your body reacts to food.

Advise.. listen to Jordan and do what he says to have fast results. Training sessions are never easy with him, he will push you to your limits but once you there it is extremely rewarding after.

Results – lowered body fat, increased lean muscle, achieved goal of growing glutes and abs.

Evas Transformation

When was your lightbulb moment?

During the uni semester I was not looking after myself and any focus on health and fitness went out the window when I was under stress. I knew I needed to make some changes and have someone hold me accountable for them.

What was your health and fitness regime before seeing Jordan?

I would do cardio 2-3 times a week in the gym and would go for either a walk around run outside. I generally ate healthy but would create unrealistic restrictions at times and ate a very limited amount of foods due to gut issues.

What changes in yourself have you noticed since?

My confidence has grown massively, not only in the gym but also in my personal life. my gut health is under control and I eat a wider variety of foods that I was always hesitant to eat.

What is the biggest thing you have learned?

I have learnt that maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t mean you have to smash yourself in the gym every single day or restrict yourself with crazy unmaintainable diets.

Health and fitness goals for 2017?

I am not fixated on the scales but I would love to get to my goal weight this year and I would also like to be able to do a pull up on my own.

Advice to someone wanting to train with Jordan?

Listen! He is so knowledgeable and looks at your health from a holistic point of you. He’s so much more than a PT! RESULTS: TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF ? 8kgs and increase in overall strength and improved gut health.