When my husband first said that we should get some help with personal training and nutrition, I wasn’t really convinced, however he had recognised that we were both in a rut, tired most of the time, lacking motivation generally and in my case having migraines on a regular basis.
Matthew booked a consultation with Dan, and I remember in the meeting I explained my typical day and Dan said, ‘you have to start doing things differently’.
An obvious comment, but at the time I did not think how I could fit in yet another commitment, I cared for three children and worked full-time with lots of preparation time needed for the job that I completed after the children were in bed, working late into the night. However, just fitting in two fitness sessions a week with Kamil completely changed the way I organised my life. I started changing how I did my work preparation so that I had more downtime, which significantly changed my quality of life, and those two hours of training a week, were times where I could achieve and better myself, whether it was lifting heavier weights or crossing the finishing line with Kamil’s favourite training item, the prowler.
On a few training days I didn’t feel like I wanted to do it, maybe due to tiredness or just a bad day, but I always went and I always felt better after training, energised, happier.
Every single time.
I feel much stronger
physically and mentally, things inside and outside the gym became more achievable. I never thought I was the type of person who would like lifting weights, I couldn’t see the point in the past, but now I wonder why people don’t do it, you are not competing with anyone, you are setting goals and breaking PBs, there is an immense sense of achievement. I will never forget the day I deadlifted 125% of my much-reduced bodyweight, I was on cloud nine all day, an unbelievable buzz!
My deadlift PB is my proudest achievement but I also lost 16kg along the way and now have a very healthy 21% body fat The expertise, both with exercise and nutrition, at Dan Hunter is unbelievable, I would happily recommend any of the trainers, but I owe everything to Kamil, who trained me. He is one of the most positive, kindest people I have come across, he kept me challenged in each and every session, and it always felt as if he was lifting the weights with me each time, willing me to succeed at a heavier weight or with more repetitions. Kamil also trained my daughter, Lauren, who went into the new school year feeling enthusiastic and determined to smash her personal bests in swimming (which she has already done!). My four year old son, keeps asking when he can start training with Kamil.
Both Kamil and Dan advised me with nutrition, and I was always in awe of how Dan could identify issues, such as changes in my sleep or my insulin resistance problems (a family predisposition), through my changing measurements. I completely trusted Kamil, Dan and the other trainers, with the results clearly showing their expertise.
We are leaving Belgium, but my Dan Hunter experience will stay with me, with my newfound love of weights, my improved sleep, reduced migraines, stronger healthier body and improved strength of mind. Thank you Kamil, Dan and the team.”