Wednesday 8 August 2018 3:55 pm
Fitness challenge: four years on – The new fitness techniques that helped turn our Life&Style editor into a gym bro
Four years ago I wrote an article about getting fit. For 10 weeks I went to the gym a lot, gave up booze, ate well, and got a hearty spray tan. I looked pretty good, in a ‘didn’t-quite-make-it-to-the-final-round-of-applicants-for-Love-Island’ kind of way. People still ask about it. For a while the story would appear on the list of most viewed articles on the City A.M. website. Someone once walked up to me at the gym and said the piece had inspired them. Inspired them. After the 10 weeks, of course, I went back to drinking beer and eating cheese, but I’d supplement it with a couple of sessions a week at the gym, sometimes with Harry, the personal trainer who coached me through the original article. Every session he’d tell me about new research into nutrition, better ways to keep yourself motivated, clever techniques to help prevent injury. With the four year mark approaching, I decided to do it all again – this time for 18-weeks – to see what new tricks I could learn.