How to get back into working out – Hilary’s Story

How to get back into working out – Hilary’s Story

If you took a long break from exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. So many people have been thrown off their workout routines due to gym closures, restrictions and social distancing, that for a large group of people it’s been hard to get back into the swing of things.

But there are also those who reached a pivotal moment once restrictions began to ease, and restarted their fitness journeys, keen to get active again and feel at the top of their game.

Hilary Smith was one of those people, who decided enough was enough when she was asked a question most women dread.

“The majority of my clothes didn’t fit anymore, and the bigger ones that did fit were starting to get tight,” she said.

“I knew that I really needed to get active again and lose all the weight that I had gained during the numerous lockdowns.”

“I think the pivotal moment for me was when someone asked me if I was having a baby, and I had to respond with, ‘No, I’m just eating too much food and not doing any exercise’. I was deeply embarrassed, but really only had myself to blame. I knew it was time to draw a line in the sand to make a change.”

“At 41 years of age, apart from being really uncomfortable in my own skin, I also wanted to be healthy for my own sake and for my kids too.”

Getting Started With BFT Caulfield

The beginning of Hilary’s fitness journey started together with her husband, when they both joined BFT Caulfield after hearing nothing but great things about it.

“My husband and I decided enough was enough, and we would fully commit to doing the BFT 8 week challenge to break our bad habits, re-set, and really focus on our health and fitness,” Hilary explained.

“My initial goals for the challenge were to lose 10kg, stick to the challenge meal plan, and to really focus on getting my sleep back on track (I was waking during the night most nights and couldn’t get back to sleep for hours).”

Hilary’s training included doing 5-6 sessions most weeks as well as classes via Zoom during lockdown for the first 4 weeks of the challenge. In terms of nutrition, her goals consisted of 1500 calories per day and utilizing Dineamic Food for most of her lunches and dinners.

Supplements for Hilary included Happy Mammoth prebiotic collagen protein powder, Deep Sleep Mode powder, a daily magnesium supplement and prescribed melatonin.

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Motivation From Just One Evolt 360 Scan

Because Hilary’s 8 week challenge started during lockdown, she was unable to hop onto an Evolt 360 for a before scan, so only had one done at the end of the 8 weeks (29 November 2021).

“It would have been really interesting to see my exact starting point data and map how drastically it changed over the challenge,” Hilary said.

“I lost over 11kg in that time according to my bathroom scales, and so many centimetres off all my body measurements taken just using measuring tape. But the one scan I did have done, I loved how comprehensive the results were and the fact that it gave me so much information about where I was at, along with recommendations specific to me.”

“The Evolt Active app, too, is fantastic and I love that it will be a central point for my scans and progress tracking.”

“Personally, it’s really important to use a scientifically validated scanner like the Evolt 360 to track my body composition and transformation because it gives a holistic view of where my body is at – not simply just a number on a set of bathroom scales.”

No Excuses For Hilary

Today, Hilary is more motivated than ever to increase her Bio Wellness Index score following on from her first scan.

“I now have a clear focus on further reducing my body fat percentage and visceral fat, not just a set kilogram weight goal I want to achieve,” Hilary explained.

“I am so much happier now, and have a lot more energy. I wore bathers for the first time in a very long time just a few weeks ago and I felt good wearing them, so my self-confidence has definitely improved; I’m also sleeping better!”

One of the biggest points of motivation for Hilary was ensuring there were no excuses while on her fitness journey.

“I think it’s really important to be totally honest with yourself and really own where you’re at,” she said.

“Excuses are not going to bring about positive change; if you’re not happy, draw a line in the sand and commit to making a change. Even if you only make small changes to start with, it will still be a step in the right direction.”

“Knowing you’re actually doing something to get fitter, stronger and healthier is such a great feeling, and once you start making progress and seeing some results, it makes it easy to keep up the good new habits.”

To learn more about your body and for personalized macronutrient and supplement recommendations  Download the Evolt Active app and search for your nearest Evolt 360 Body Composition Scan location.

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A Starting Point. Because the number one reason members quit a gym is that they don’t use it enough, Evolt gets them motivated by providing a baseline measurement of the overall fitness. This motivates them to improve and provides an easy-to-understand measurement of their progress.


Better Nutrition. By using the free Evolt app, your clients can easily monitor the macronutrient breakdown that is updated with each scan. It takes the guesswork out of a nutrition plan.


Easy Reporting. Through Evolt Insights, our cloud-based reporting program, trainers have easy access to member profiles, allowing them to monitor their workouts and progress. It also facilitates automated Club Challenges.


Recurring Revenue. Evolt 360 actually creates a third revenue stream after membership dues and personal training fees. Do the math: If you add just $20 per month to your base membership for one scan a month, each client adds up to an additional $240 a year — $4800 a year for getting as few as 20 clients on the machine.


Unique Lead Generation. You can take your Evolt 360 out of the club to special events. Think health and wellness fairs, senior centers and recreation programs! The lead generation opportunities are limited only by your staff’s imagination.


Training for Trainers. We don’t just send you a box and leave you on your own. Evolt provides a proven on-boarding program for all new clients to make sure everyone understands the process and the science. Your success is our success.


Backed by Science. Evolt 360 is the exact opposite of a one-size-fits-all product. Its science accounts for the unique and personalized characteristics of every individual. Just like your club should!


And one more thing: Scientific literature has written time and time again that there is no such thing as a direct measure of body composition — except in a post-mortem dissection of a cadaver. Scientific validation of BIA technology has proven the use of specific algorithms that consider age and gender to improve the accuracy of body composition measurement. The Evolt 360 takes that even further by incorporating five specific personalized variables – height, weight, gender, age and impedance – to provide the most accurate body composition measurement for any individual.

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