My name is Greg Pritchard and I have been a Green Apple member for about 5 years, although I was never really a gym person – but I was always a sports person, very fit up to age 25, still very active in sport until around 35 and after that (until I was around 50) I continued to play just one sport, touch football.
Between the ages of 50-55, I travelled a lot for work and ate a lot because they sold food everywhere I went.
I quit my job at 55 and started my own business as a leadership consultant and worked to lower my weight about 15KGs over several months – even joined a gym, something that I had never done. When that gym closed I moved to Green Apple.
While I have retained my Green Apple membership since about 2014, I have also allowed myself to miss many consecutive weeks – mainly because I have frequently travelled for work interstate and overseas and other times I prioritised something else ahead of my gym program.
So this meant that from 2012 – 2018 my initial 15 KG loss at times pushed up to 20KGs lost and sometimes went back to around 10KGs lost (and all points in between).
In October 2018 I felt motivated again and Petrina suggested I try an 8 week Power Plate trial. I soon recognised that Power Plate was working different parts of my body so after the trial, I extended Power Plate by another 12 sessions.
Time for a new program, I thought and my thinking was to alternate between a gym program and the Power Plate. At this time I felt pretty good but wasn’t really monitoring my weight or diet. I had perhaps 30 or more sessions on the Power Plate prior to seeing Darrol for my program and when he weighed me he said, ‘this is the lowest you have ever weighed in here’ – but even then I did not attribute results specifically to Power Plate.
However, I did take note that 7-8 KGs had gone in 4 months and it wasn’t because I missed out over Xmas.
As I am writing this, it is about 6 ½ months since that weigh-in with Darrol and I know I have still missed several weeks of gym in that time (but did not miss any meals).
Recently, when I have been at the Green Apple I have doubled my Power Plate time – not by adding lots of sessions (probably only 20 -25 sessions over 6 months) but I have lengthened the sessions to around 30 minutes. And when I weighed myself recently I recorded – a further 11 kgs weight loss.
So in about 10 months I have lost at least 18 kgs and not much is different in my life apart from Power Plate. I am sure farm animals are not feeling safer near me and the dairy industry still has just as much of my dollar as it has always had.
Petrina is just about do some more work with me and I guess with more monitoring we will see what happens next.
I am 62 and still a fair lump of a lad so if talent scouts tap me on the shoulder they are most likely to be from Sumo Wrestling Federation rather than the Australian Ballet – so I am not skinny and not likely to be but feeling pretty good – it is as if Power Plate has fired my metabolic rate or woken up a few organs or something.
I hope this story helps someone – if you see me around I would be happy to answer your questions. One thing I am sure Power Plate does is activate circulation. I feel it is all happening for me underneath the wrinkly bits….
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