I’ve always had a passion for training at a gym, building muscle and looking good, but just lacked the confidence to do so. I convinced myself that I looked good weighing 8st but, more importantly, I was worried what others would think when they saw a very skinny guy walking into the gym?
The personal trainers I managed to find were all out of my budget. I just couldn’t afford it until I came across Dom’s Private Gym. I joined in January 2015 and still remember my first session to this day. Although it was tough, I managed to get through it with Dom’s encouragement and guidance.
Being a vegetarian made it even more difficult to achieve my goals but that didn’t stop me. My diet was changed to meet my needs and I made sure I stuck to it. At the end of that year, I managed to get to 10st 8 pounds. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, some of 2016 wasn’t great for me and this affected my training a lot. I was missing sessions, not eating properly and I remember being chased by Dom who was concerned that I was not attending the gym. The worst decision I made was to leave for about 6 months. I lost the weight and the muscle I had gained and lost my confidence. Looking back to the year of hard work that I had put in…I realised that I had lost it all.
I returned to the Gym and was determined that 2017 was going to be my year and I was going to achieve my goals, no matter what. Dom was a great support and pushed me to the max, helping me gain strength and lift more than I could ever have imagined. I noticed incredible changes, finally seeing muscle gain!
I can happily say I have achieved my targets and am now weighing in at 12st. Who said you cannot build muscle if you’re a vegetarian?! More importantly I couldn’t have achieved this without Dom’s Private Gym.
This isn’t just your normal gym. You are surrounded with amazing people who don’t only ask how you are, but notice the hard work you put into your training sessions. Everybody motivates one and another and I wouldn’t say we are all friends, but we are a small family who look after one another in the gym. You are encouraged to lift weights that you wouldn’t think you could ever lift and it is a great feeling at the end of each session when you do.
I can put my hands up and say building muscle isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s not impossible either. I know I have had my days when enough is enough, your body aches or you’re not seeing any results. What I have learnt over the few years at Dom’s Private Gym is ‘Be patient. The results will speak for themselves’.
Ajay Bhari Luton