June 12th was the first day that I began training with Coach Josh Wood at Limitless Training. Little did I know how much not only these 6 weeks would change my body, but my mind and awareness of what my body is capable of!
This all began when I found Josh on Instagram. I was attempting to get into shape on my own but with wing nights every Wednesday and a constant hankering for pizza… I wasn’t getting very far. I contacted Josh and he agreed to have a meeting to discuss a sponsorship; We chit-chatted about my goals and what areas I’d like to work on and a meal plan. The meeting left off on a positive note with hopes that the owner of Limitless Training, Wes, would agree to have me train for free. With a thumbs up and the purchase of a Limitless T-shirt, we were in business!
Meet Josh and Wes!
Josh has spent the last decade studying the body through combat sports, manual therapies, Chinese Medicine, and fitness. He dedicated the last five-years to teaching at a Melbourne based massage school during which time he also became a qualified powerlifting coach, a personal trainer, and started working as a strength coach and boxing coach. He apprenticed under boxing coach Adam Wells for three-years, and has been training in various combat sports since 2006.
Super cool guy.
“Limitless Training is an intimate, boutique fitness studio that creates a personalized environment like no other. Our elite trainers and coaches are constantly evolving with the latest training strategies while keeping within our training methodology. We focus on correct execution of movement and the importance of a balanced healthy lifestyle through our high quality personal training and specialized functional classes. We want to maximize your results by unleashing your inner athletic abilities and provide a professional training environment for you to achieve any fitness goal.
Founder Wesley Wood leads the team with his unmatched and mastered approach to strength and conditioning, mobility and functional movements. Wesley continues to motivate the development of his team while staying true to the latest sport science research.
Limitless uses high-end quality equipment to give our clients a great experience while developing the body they desire. We prepare our clients for success! Limitless will have a wide range of group training programs; specializing in sports specific training for athletes. Our studio provides towel service and showers for members, as well as cold steamed eucalyptus towels for post Limitless spin classes. We also offer lockers within our change rooms, and full shower facilities.”
For the first five minutes of the first two weeks I was instantly breaking a sweat. One of my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES, the Schwinn, kicked my butt. With learning basic movements and becoming VERY aware of the muscles I have never used; the weeks became easier.
With more basic movements, working around bummy knees and a very crooked arm one day, Josh made working out kinda…okay… really fun but shhh don’t tell him! Every session my body became accustomed to the movements and now instead of being winded after 1:30 on the bike, I could carry a conversation throughout the five minutes. Not only was I seeing results in the mirror, I was seeing them within my attitude and energy levels. I became a much more positive and energetic person.
Here are the progress pictures from when I began training to about a week ago, 14 days out of the pageant:
The picture on the left is from two weeks ago, the middle about halfway point and the right is June 12th.
Tomorrow is my second to last day with Josh and Limitless and I don’t think I can truly put into words how thankful I am to have this experience. To find sponsors in a city you have minimal connections in is hard enough, but to have a personal trainer and a gym welcome you with open arms and support not only your fitness journey but your pageant journey is unreal.
Thank you Josh for absolutely everything. I know I may complain… a lot.. but I honestly don’t know if I could have done this without you. All the sweat, burning knees and quivering muscles were worth being trained by a pretty wicked guy 🙂