I have been training with Ben for about 2 years.
A few years before this I went from being fit and healthy to taking a huge downhill spiral and I became addicted to drugs and alcohol. My mental state was extremely bad and physically my body was degenerating from just 6 months of being addicted to methamphetamines.
I was admitted into a psych ward and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety, major depression and insomnia. Trying to get my life back together was extremely hard, I gained around 40kg after beating the addiction. I wanted to get back in the gym but I was embarrassed. I had put on weight and I smoked a packet of cigarettes a day and now weighed 86kg.
Ben helped me to get back in the gym and he was my biggest support with just making me remember that every session I did I was improving. It has been a long journey with a few downfalls but Ben has always been there to help along with close friends and family. Thanks to Ben not only have I dropped from 86kg to 61kg, losing a total of 25kg over the two years but the biggest change is in my training and change of lifestyle.
Training with Ben and with his support I changed my mindset through being healthy and fit. I found myself back in with a psych team in September 2016 being cleared of having borderline personality disorder, depression and insomnia and my anxiety is no longer as severe. I have Ben to thank for being a massive support in changing my life and helping me to live a healthy and active lifestyle and finding my self-worth again!