Gut health is the biggest change for Kelsey in her fitness journey
Believe it or not, weight loss and muscle gain are not the only reasons behind gym memberships, and in Kelsey Hinz’s case, it was all about gut health.
A long-term sufferer from gut problems, Kelsey, along with her partner, decided to join an 8-week challenge at their local Body Fit Hamilton East after some gentle nudging from the trainers there. The 29-year-old thought it would be a great opportunity to see if doing a detox and more regular exercise could help and alleviate her issues.
Kelsey was also keen to get her body composition back down to a healthier range, and aimed for 5% body fat loss to lower her visceral fat level.
Getting Started On The Journey
It’s a common misconception that only nutrition affects our gut health. This in some respects is true, because it generally plays a big role in our gut health, but physical activity is just as important as the nutrients we ingest, with frequent exercise and nutritious foods providing a vital partnership with our bodies.
So it’s not surprising that now, after a year of getting back into exercise, Kelsey’s gut problems have mostly disappeared.
“I’ve been doing Body Fit for almost a year now, but we went into lockdown on the first day of the 8-week challenge,” Kelsey said.
“The trainers kept us motivated at home, and I worked out about 4-6 times a week from the comfort of my own lounge. I also started running 3-4km after my 12-hour shifts about 2-3 times per week, and included regular bike rides as well as a few hikes into my life.”
“Now, I feel amazing! I have so much energy and my gut problems have mostly disappeared. That is the best thing for me.”
Along with the Body Fit way of life, Kelsey utilized the challenge’s meal plan which was tailored to her weight loss goals but she admits she didn’t stay strict with it.
“I mostly ordered Hello Fresh meals because it was more convenient around my shift work; I actually just cut down on sugar, alcohol, takeaways and coffee which made all the difference,” she said.
“I didn’t want to stress myself with macros and calorie counting, I needed the changes to be sustainable.”
Results Speak For Themselves
When it came to the Evolt 360 body scan, Kelsey’s favorite features included being able to see more than ‘weight’.
“I love how it shows you exactly where you have lost fat and gained muscle,” she explained.
“To be able to compare results to other scans done previously is a great way to see your progress, and I love how the Evolt Active app, tells you the optimal range for body composition – this feature, in particular, helped me to set my goals.”
Kelsey’s scan results included:
- A total of 5kg body weight loss (87.5kg down to 82.5kg)
- 10.1% body fat loss (35.7% down to 25.6%)
- Down 8 visceral fat levels (12 down to 4)
- A gain of 3.2kg in muscle
- Down 4 Bio Age years (32 down to 28)
- A loss of 11.9cm in abdominal circumference
Spreading The Word
Having an Evolt 360 body scanner right there at Kelsey’s fingertips during her 8-week challenge made all the difference to her success, and the knowledge of how her body was working with the changes made setting goals that much easier.
“It’s so important to have a machine like the Evolt 360 that is scientifically validated,” she said.
“Weighing yourself on a normal scale at home doesn’t give you a real indication of what is happening in your body. It can be quite disappointing. For me, knowing how much body fat and visceral fat I had lost was the most important, and the Evolt 360 scan was the best way to track this.”
Kelsey is now so pleased with her results, that she encourages anyone who will listen to join a challenge.
“Join an 8-week challenge and just go for it!” she said.
“It can be hard on your own, and I always struggled to stay motivated but joining a gym with like-minded people really motivated me and everyone is so supportive.”
“I got results I never expected and I will never look back. I absolutely love the Evolt 360 scanner, and actually had some people message me to ask me what app I used to help me…I was all too happy to tell them!”
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