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How This Dude With A Heart Con­di­tion Did It!

Stay­ing in shape is an up­hill strug­gle for most men af­ter the age of 40, and it’s no dif­fer­ent for ONE FM 91.3’s An­dre Hoe­den. But when he re­turned home from hol­i­day and his own weigh­ing scale didn’t recog­nise him, he knew it was time for a dras­tic change.

An­dre Hoe­den has had his share of ups and downs in the weight depart­ment over the years, and due to his busy sched­ule jug­gling work and fam­ily, keep­ing fit hasn’t been the eas­i­est en­deav­our. It wasn’t un­til af­ter re­turn­ing from a trip that he had a huge wakeup call.

HIS MO­TI­VA­TION

“The day my weigh­ing ma­chine didn’t recog­nise me was the day I freaked out!” An­dre ex­claimed. “I went on a hol­i­day and when I came back and stood on it, it asked me, ‘are

you a new user?’ That’s when I knew I had to do some­thing.” An­dre had gained 12kg on his trip, bring­ing him to over 92kg. Af­ter try­ing his best to start his own work­out regime, the ONE FM Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer de­cided he needed some pro­fes­sional help to start shed­ding weight.

HOW DID

YOUR TRAINER HELP?

It was dif­fi­cult to man­age train­ing and nutri­tion alone. Hav­ing a trainer to keep An­dre in line with his work­outs and diet was one of the key fac­tors that helped him lose as much weight as he did.

An­dre got in touch with Ti­mothy Fe­lix, Chief Trainer at Ac­tive Fit­ness, and be­gan to see progress grad­u­ally by sim­ply be­ing ac­count­able for his work­outs as well as his nutri­tion.

“I had to send pho­tos of what­ever I ate to Tim,” An­dre laughs. “Some days he wasn’t im­pressed!”

WHAT WAS DONE?

Ti­mothy fo­cused on body re­com­po­si­tion, which aimed to trans­form the physique by gain­ing mus­cle and los­ing fat. In three months, An­dre man­aged to lose around 8kg thanks to Ti­mothy’s help.

“Every work­out we did was a full body work­out,” Ti­mothy ex­plains. “Every big mus­cle group was hit.”

“The added car­dio helped as well, as it’s some­thing I wouldn’t nor­mally do on my own,” An­dre adds. “Tim made sure I did my tread­mill work­outs and spin­ning.”

WHAT DID YOU EAT?

Ti­mothy helped An­dre with his food choices to get the right macronu­tri­ents in his diet. This meant go­ing for health­ier protein sources and com­plex car­bo­hy­drates.

“I ate a lot of chicken breast and salmon along with lots of salad,” An­dre re­counts. “Also, I had fish soup be­cause when you go to the cof­fee shop, you can’t find healthy chicken breast or grilled salmon eas­ily.”

The 43-year-old also men­tions that it was the first time he’s had to take sup­ple­ments.

“I was one of those guys that thought, ‘no way I’m tak­ing sup­ple­ments, I’m young enough and can eat enough good food.’ But that didn’t hap­pen,” An­dre ad­mits. The main thing that helped him were Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) as it helped him re­cover more quickly and not feel as sore.

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE RE­SULTS?

“I’m very happy with the di­rec­tion of the re­sults,” says the fa­ther of three. “My tar­get is 80kg and I’m al­ready at 85kg down from over 92kg. So I’m def­i­nitely headed in the right di­rec­tion.”

“We knew An­dre wasn’t get­ting a six-pack in three months,” says Ti­mothy. “But we were able to make vis­i­ble changes.

For An­dre, his weight loss jour­ney isn’t over yet, and he’s de­ter­mined to lose the re­main­ing 5kg.

“This has been quite an ex­pe­ri­ence,” says An­dre. “But I’m not gonna stop!”

PRE­VI­OUS WEIGHT: 92.4 KG 29% BODY FAT CUR­RENT WEIGHT: 85 KG 22% BODY FAT

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