I had tried all the diets under the sun, you name it i’d done it, shake, juice, cabbage, Atkins, cereal to mention a few. When returning home from work I noted a sign outside the Coastal Bodies studio mentioning an 8 week weight loss challenge. I checked out the website and within minutes had signed up for the face to face “Coogee 8 Week Challenge”.

On arrival I was greeted by friendly staff members and introduced to all the participating members. The trainers were professional and in control at all times giving me the confidence that I was in a safe environment.

The 24/7 access to a Personal Trainer via the Coogee challenge forum I personally found invaluable. This gave all the challengers the opportunity to chat to each other with dietary questions, exercise tips, recipes and any problems we were facing with the challenge as well as getting the professional advice from the trainers.

The fantastic results I achieved were astonishing. In 8 weeks I lost over 18kg. I feel physically fitter and healthier not to mention the confidence I have gained. The effects have been noticed by my colleagues and friends who cannot believe the transformation in just 8 weeks.

This has changed my life forever. I now love to exercise and keep fit, undertaking organised events such as 8, 10 and 14 km runs. This would have never been possible before this challenge.

A big thank you to all the guys at Coast Bodies (Trainers and fellow challengers). Not only did you give me the health and fitness education to help myself but provided me with a supportive, friendly and enjoyable environment to improve my life

Dean Bowman