Tom, aged 52, made a decision January 2016 that his lifestyle needed to change. He was extremely unhealthy to the point that he struggled to walk up the. Regular day to day activities such as getting in and out of his car was also cumbersome.
Tom wanted to become healthier not only for himself but for his five very active children.Watching his children from the sidelines is now a thing of the past for Tom.
As he progresses through the weeks, Tom and the personal trainer at The Unit constantly moved the goalposts and set new targets. On the 9th of July 2016, Tom along with 20 other members of The Unit including three of his children completed Tough Mudder.
Some of the aspects of Tom’s training programme that he found beneficial were:
The facts about Tom's progress:
"For years I thought about getting fit but did nothing – I really want to encourage anyone who can relate to my story to just go and do it. The rewards outweigh the effort so much that I don’t know why I left it so long. Not only do I feel better, my business is benefiting because I have more energy."
Tom is in a much better place but as he says he’s “still not there yet”. He has now taken up crossfit 3 times a week with two of his teenagers.