Dai’s success story – 6 months and 3 stone lighter

Dai’s success story – 6 months and 3 stone lighter

Amazing what you can achieve when you have a clear goal that helps motivate you to train. 6 months ago David ventured on the fitness journey and he hasn’t look back since. Keep reading to find out more about how he lost 3 stone in 6 months.


Name: David Thomas
Age: 40

Tell us about your fitness journey and why you chose Actif fitness?

I gave up playing Rugby at the end of 2015, while playing rugby I was motivated to train in order to enable me to play the sport. Once I stopped playing I lost motivation to train, I lost fitness and put on weight.

I chose Actif Sport and Leisure as I found a variety of fitness classes on offer and the family membership to be very cost effective.

Why did you choose the Synrgy classes over our mainstream classes?

I’ve tried most of the fitness classes on offer in Carmarthen and Ammanford Leisure centres. I found that Synrgy classes offer the best match of cardiovascular exercise and strength endurance. This class seemed to help me the most for my weight loss programme.

What are the things you enjoyed most about the Synrgy classes?

Each and every class is different – no two classes are the same. Every exercise can be adapted and made more challenging as your fitness levels and strength improve. The instructors also vary the classes through changing the rest periods and number of sets completed. Sessions generally last for 30 minutes.

How have these classes motivated you towards your goal?

My initial goal was weight loss, I reached my target weight after 4 months of regular classes (and diet), having lost 3 stone in weight within this period. My new goal is to continue to improve my fitness levels and strength endurance.

Synrgy classes take place 3 times a day, every day Monday – Friday and there are also sessions on weekends which is great for me as it allows me to train around work and family commitments.

How have the instructors helped you to stay inspired and push through the challenging classes?

The instructors are very creative looking at ways to change up the exercises. The stations within the classes can be adapted to the individual depending on your fitness / strength levels, so you can make it as challenging as you like!

Would you recommend Synrgy to friends and family?

Yes – a number of my friends have started attending Synrgy, my daughter has also recently started attending after trying the family sessions which are on a Saturday morning.