Phil Robinson's Transformation With Peak Health

AGE
39 YEARS

GENDER
MALE

TIME SCALE
12 Months

“Unfortunately, after having children, I didn’t train or do anything healthy for about 3 years (see picture) I just got out of the habit and clearly kids keep you busy!”

Achievements:

  • Bench Press 125-140kg

  • Body-fat from 20.9% to 11.2%

  • Confidence and energy levels through the roof

What is your Occupation?

I work in the oil & gas industry, a very much office-based job. My role is not very active, unfortunately.

What is your fitness history?

I’ve always been into training or fitness, in some form or another throughout my life. I did athletics and swimming at school, I got into running for a time and spent some time in the reserve forces (doing a bit of rock climbing and periods of weight training through out). Unfortunately, after having children, I didn’t train or do anything healthy for about 3 years (see picture) I just got out of the habit and clearly kids keep you busy!

What motivated you to start training again?

I felt terrible! I was overweight and lazy. I had low self-confidence, pains from getting older and generally unfit/weak…….something had to change. We had a trip to Las Vegas booked and that was the trigger. That gave me just over a year to get in shape with Peak Health.

What were your fitness goals at the time?

Very simply, I wanted to look and feel as good as possible (given I’m not as young as I was). Clearly, I wanted to drop some body-fat and get healthy again. I initially thought I wanted to get as big and strong as I could, but as things developed I got confused about what I wanted. Paul at Peak Health helped me understand what I wanted and how to get there. I decided that whilst strength and size is important to me, focussing on being lean made what I had look all the better. I also feel better for not carrying too much bulk now.

Now you’ve started training again, what motivates you to keep going?

Results! There is nothing more inspiring to me that getting that PB (Personal Best) lift, seeing muscles develop or seeing body-fat drop and vascularity increase. Health benefits and general wellbeing too! It took a little while to see any results and it’s hard at first, but, once it starts, it’s addictive! Not to mention that I feel 10 years younger. In addition to that, training at Peak Health is superb. The facilities and equipment are great, the people who train there are friendly and motivated, plus the staff are superb. All of this together makes you want to train even harder.

What are the most important elements to achieving your Health & fitness goals?

Consistency is the most important factor for me – consistent with your training and your nutrition. I don’t think you have to go too crazy with your training, or too strict with your diet to get good results, providing you are consistent. I still have a life, I enjoy going out for a beer and the odd takeaway etc, but, you can’t get away with it all the time – unfortunately!

How is your Diet/Nutrition?

Generally, it’s pretty good and this is one of the areas Paul at Peak Health has really helped me with. Nutrition is a complex science, what to eat to suit your goals, when to eat, how much to eat & how best to structure your resistance training vs CV training to get the best fat-burning and the list goes on…..Paul really knows his stuff and it helped me work through a number of barriers in terms of strength, gains and fat-loss. Invaluable advice.

Do you take supplements?

A: Yes. I think they are crucial once you get to a certain point. I use mostly use whey protein and creatine (and NOT just any creatine….Peak Health can explain why!). I also take general health supplements like Omega-3, glucosamine & milk thistle. Not all products are the same, Peak Health hand-select products to get me the correct variant, dosage etc. Just getting enough protein without them is next to impossible and the correct supplements make it quick and easy. The right type of supplement is important, Paul gave me some great advice on protein. I changed my approach and saw immediate results in terms of fat-loss without any muscle loss.

How often do you train?

A: It varies, depending if I am at work or not, but at least 3-4 times per week. I’ll spend just over an hour in the gym on average, I guess. I’ll throw the odd run in at home or a HIIT session or two per month. Another area Paul at Peak Health has helped me with, is how to get the best results from my training. I hit a number of sticking points along the way, certain muscles that wouldn’t grow or stuck on my max bench press etc. Paul gave me great advice on how to overcome them………….and it works!

Are you happy with how you are now?

I’ll never be fully satisfied…who is? But, generally yes. I’m probably in the best shape of my life all round, which isn’t bad for 39. I feel so much better for being in shape too.

TOP TIPS:

  • Consistency is key – that’s why a team like at peak health is so paramount, they can adapt and keep you motivated at every stage from initially motivating you, prescribing supplements to injury rehabilitation

OUR TEAM

Our Honorable Team

Rich Gardham

Performance Coach

Hi my name is Richard Gardham and here is a short profile of how I came to be at Peak Health I served in the Royal Navy for 8 years. It was during my time in the Royal Navy that I first became interested in health and fitness and started weight training. I joined Sussex Police and then subsequently transferring up to Humberside Police in 2001, when I became aware that my father was suffering with cancer. I am sad to say my father passed away shortly after I moved back home however I was grateful for the time we had spent together again. By now I had been training for 17 years and the gym was part of my daily routine however after having seen my father pass away at 63 years old I decided that my goal would be to live a long healthy life. My police service continued until 2017 when I retired after my full service. Over the past 30 years of training hard I have built up a wealth of knowledge in health, nutrition and training. I know what works and what doesn’t mainly because I have experienced it first hand and I am a firm believer in changing your lifestyle in order to benefit the rest of your life. It is never too late to start so come and find me in the gym and have a chat about what we can do together.

Rhyss

From a military back ground this performance trainer likes to work his clients to his own high standards…..there will be no slacking during his sessions! Fitness, muscle tone and conditioning are among his strong points, book your session now and start your body transformation!

Jonnie Stewart

Performance Coach

Jonnie Steward Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer Online Coach Men’s Physique Competitive Athlete BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science My passion for Health & Fitness is my driving force as a personal trainer with the aim to provide the most complete personal training package by utilising my years of experience along with my degree certification. I specialise in weight loss, weight management and functional fitness, whilst also having a particular passion for strength training and muscle building. I have been fortunate enough to compete in bodybuilding shows backed by supplement sponsors, as well as writing nutrition and training articles for supplement companies. My focus is to empower my clients into becoming the best possible version of themselves, equipping them with the tools and the knowledge to improve their overall health and wellbeing.