My life is 10 x better

After years of failed attempts, Dario has achieved a physique he had only dreamed of at Pioneer Performance.

The thirty-four-year-old Graphic Illustration Artist, spent long periods of time sitting and standing at his desk. He had always "tried hard" during the instances where he found himself at the gym, however before long, time and time again he found himself stopping.

He knew that his unstable levels of motivation and lack of knowledge were only going to keep him in this repetitive negative cycle.

Just as he was about to give up, Dario seen his colleague Gavin radically transform his physique at Pioneer Performance. Through watching Gavin’s transformation happening right in front of his eyes, as well seeing the rest of the results on the Pioneer Performance website, Dario gained the confidence that he could achieve the same level of success with our help.

After years of stopping and starting it only took 10 months of work with his Pioneer Performance coach to radically transform his body and his life.

Through working with his Personal trainer, Dario had someone of whom he could stay accountable to for his actions. He also had someone to provide all of the personalised structure & expertise keep him on track and focused towards his goals.

Dario had 2 main motivations for starting his training programme.

The first was to get rid of the lower back and knee pain he was suffering with as a result of his job which requires long periods of standing and sitting.

The second motivator was to get prepared for his wedding, so that he could feel confident and be himself on the big day. 

What was stopping you getting in shape before working with us?

“Consistency was stopping me from getting in shape. I had tried going to the gym a few times over recent years, I would start off motivated – however the motivation and consistency would drop down rapidly as the months progressed.”

“I was also lacking knowledge. I found that there was lots of contradicting information on the internet and I wanted to have someone like my coach who I  knew I could trust to teach me everything I needed to exercise efficiently.”

What was your lifestyle and nutrition like before starting?

“I don’t think my nutrition was bad, however I ate whatever I wanted, so if I seen cookies I would eat those, and if I seen Nutella I would eat that as well. Everything I was totally out of balance. Especially during quarantine, my lifestyle was just very sedentary. I don’t think I was making more thank 3,000 steps per week – which was no good.


Have you learned anything about yourself during the process?

“When I started, I was scared that I would drop out and that I wasn’t going to get the return on the money I invested. All of my previous experiences of the gym told me that this is what was going to happen. However I have now surpassed all of the boundaries that I put around myself and I know I can achieve much more than I previously thought.”

“I’ve also learned that it is extremely valuable to have someone hold you accountable. I didn’t want to let my coach down. Having Finn to keep me on track & motivated was a big thing (quite literally) in my life. If I was letting him down, I was letting myself down.”

How has the change in nutrition and training impacted your lifestyle and energy levels outside of the gym? 

“My life turned has quite literally turned upside-down, in a good sense. I have more energy, I wake up more easily and in fact, I don’t have any issues waking up at 5:30-6am every day! I’m also much more focused and confident in who I am. My body wants to do things it didn’t previously want to do. I can’t wait for my Tuesdays and Fridays at Pioneer & my own training which I do on a Saturday & Sunday.”

What would you say to anyone who is on the fence about working with Pioneer Performance?

“Go for it.”

“If I knew how I would feel 10 months from when I started I would spend more time I would spend more money on being here.”

“I can’t say enough praises for all of the guys in here especially Finn.”


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