Life is too short to waste years trying to get in the shape you want.
David was ready to get quick results. He came to Ultimate Performance and achieved his physique goals in 16 short weeks.
He explains that he achieved more in those 16 weeks than he has in a whole lifetime.
The results speak for themselves – David is leaner and more muscular than ever.
"After spending the money and seeing the results, recommending UP is a no-brainer.
"I have achieved more in these four months than I have in my entire life."
A lifelong runner, David had competed in marathons and triathlons but said nothing compared to the intensity and effort of training with his UP trainer.
"I found out that there is so much more to training than I ever imagined," he says.
"I have trained for half marathons and triathlons before, but I soon realised I had never been pushed to the extreme.
"The results I achieved are a direct result of being consistently challenged to train harder than I have ever trained before."
Before coming to UP, David was sceptical about what could be achieved with personal trainers.
It was Ultimate Performance's world-leading reputation and incredible wealth of transformation results which cemented in his mind that UP was the place to come and train and get results.
"To be perfectly honest the biggest impediment to starting with UP was the cost.
"Before UP I was a runner and never have relied on someone in the role of personal trainer. I have had coaches in school before when I played American Football and ran Track but nothing on the one on one level.
"When I received the initial pricing one sheet, I was shocked, so I wanted to do some looking around and see what costs were around the city. I found cheaper offerings, but after reading reviews and visiting facilities, I decided the right choice was to embark on this journey with UP."
Having been sceptical about what personal training can do, David got firsthand experience of UP's iconic 'maximum results, minimum time'.
"In the few short weeks of training with Ultimate Performance, I have noticed almost immediate results.
"The attention to detail and a personal approach has made this an experience that will give me the tools to keep healthy and fit for years to come."
It's this attention to detail and holistic approach to optimising nutrition, training, sleep and lifestyle to elicit genuinely stunning transformation results that David singles out for his success at UP.
"My trainer Michael’s constant attention to my program details and clear direction to follow based on those results.
"This was a completely educational process for me, and the instructional approach Michael took with made all the difference."
It's not just the skilled trainers at UP Amsterdam that impressed David.
A trip to train at UP Mayfair demonstrated to David that this results-driven, goal-orientated ethos is a mainstay right across the board at UP.
"Although my knowledge base is limited by only training at one facility, I would have to think that UP is a one of a kind establishment.
"Even when I was fortunate enough to train at the Mayfair location, I could tell the feeling was still the same. People were there for a reason, and that was to improve themselves.
I don’t know how else to say this without being so cheesy, but I guess this is why these trainers are called personal trainers.
"It’s not only the philosophy of the company, but it’s the people who make up the company that truly make it great."
David's impressive transformation is the result of hard work, consistency and trust in the process alongside his trainer.
The benefits David has reaped from his transformation journey with UP have been multitudinous.
But he says that three things, in particular, he has taken from his time working with his personal trainer.
1. Diet: You are what you eat, to use an old cliché, is the best way to describe one of my favourite benefits. When I was initially handed the 21-day kick-off PDF, I was blown away with how many changes I needed to make. I was very sceptical, but after a few weeks into the program, I knew I had been eating wrong for the majority of my life.
2. Discipline: When I began, Michael asked me to cut a lot out of my life, and I knew it would be the hardest aspect of the process.
I’m in an industry that has a lot of emphasis on entertaining and going out to eat. Saying no to a lot of my usual vices was difficult, but when I started seeing the results, it only emboldened me to push it further. Soon it was easier to say no, and I began genuinely looking forward to the workout sessions.
3. Knowledge: The knowledge of how to train and what exercises will benefit each muscle is now an incredible asset. American football was the only time I ever trained with weights, and there was only a focus on exercises that would benefit on the field. Michael took the time to explain how each individual exercise would benefit what muscle. He even knew each name of the muscle which I found very impressive!