It’s that time of week for another body transformation. This charity money raising man is no stranger to the world of a big belly, but now he can safely go to the beach with a modicum of respectability.
Here is Gareth Clement’s story.
What is your fitness background?
Starting off I had zero fitness background. My exercise consisted of walking to the local takeaway and retrieving the darts from the dartboard.
Why did you decide to transform your body?
Two years ago my nan died of cancer, ever since my brother and I wanted to raise as much money for Macmillan as possible.
To raise the money I organised two rugby matches between local teams at the Millennium Stadium. I also organised a charity boxing scrap with a good friend of mine, and current Welsh boxing champion, Lewis Rees. This gave me the motivation to kick the booze and get into shape.
What your training was like?
Training was hard. I started off with fasted cardio in the morning and weight session in the evening. I kept mixing things up to keep it fresh, I tried hill runs, HIIT, rugby training, boxing work, and long duration runs.
What was your diet like?
Diet was the hardest part. I bounced from fad diet to shakes and pills, but nothing seemed to work. So I decided to research my own diet. I tweaked and changed the diet to suit my needs and found I was eating a lot more than before, but it mainly consisted of small meals of vegetables, fruit and a lot (and I mean a lot!) of eggs and chicken.
How your lifestyle has changed?
The drink has gone from 30-40 pints to the odd pint a week. I’m able to run without being out of breath, I’m comfortable taking my top off on a beach and I’m eating a lot cleaner. I’m also more alert and seem to come down with less flues and viruses.
After getting the training bug and gaining knowledge of how diets and training work, I became a qualified nutritionist. I’m currently on the way to become a qualified PT.
How do you feel about your transformation?
The weight loss is just the start; I intend to carry on and build a solid muscle frame.
What are your plans for the future?
Get a really nice shape and qualify as a PT so that I can help others achieve what I did.