Richard Tier's Success Story
Training at Beyond: 4 years
2-3 half hour sessions per week.
Strength & conditioning
This year Richard has lost a staggering 40 kilograms of bodyweight. Starting the year at 133kg, Richard is currently 89 kgs, having recently passed the 90kg mark for the first time in over 10 years.
What Richard says:
There comes a time in your life where it is necessary to draw a line in the sand. That was when I hit my weight peak and realised that something had to be done. After sticking to the Optifast diet for 10 weeks and training diligently with Dave I managed to knock off the first 20 KGs. On Sept 25th I underwent a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), the same procedure undertaken by our illustrious Federal Treasurer. This has provided a tool for me in portion control. Since Sept 25th, I have dropped a further 20KGs. When you lose that much weight you lose it everywhere! Dave is working on a program to help me to build back muscle bulk especially around my shoulders and arms. It is such a pleasure to work with Dave who is so supportive in my journey. He has become an incredibly close friend and always makes coming to Beyond such a pleasure.
Comment from Dave:
Richard has been training with me for about 6 years now. In this time Rich has worked tirelessly to keep his weight down. At one point in time Richard reached the low 90’s but with a knee injury limiting his ability to run he was unable to maintain this weight and has unfortunately yo yo’d since. Richard has always been one of my hardest workers and gives 100% to each and every session that he attends. Not only does he give his best but he is always a polite and cheerful member of the Beyond community, regularly making the effort to chat with other clients and trainers and adding to the friendly environment. Richard is a quality person who I’ve always admired and looed up to and his weight loss has been a highlight in my personal training career.