Thousands of 28ers entered our latest 8 Week Challenge to not only change their lives and better their health, but to put themselves in the running to win $10,000 cash!

The challenge kicked off on the 7th of October, serving as great motivation for some to make some incredible changes before the official start of Summer.

28ers getting their workouts done during the 8 Week Challenge

More often than not, when we hear the word “transformation” we think of physical changes. However, if you ask anyone who has spent any amount of time on a journey to improve their health, they will be able to tell you that the transformation goes well beyond the size of your clothes or the fit of your jeans.

Beyond the physical changes that often come with moving more and eating better, there are so many other benefits that come from taking part in a fitness challenge. When you prioritise your health & fitness, you’ll have more energy, you’ll feel stronger, you feel more confident and you’ll likely find that you sleep a lot better too. So, it’s probably not surprising that, with all these benefits, a lot of my challenge 28ers say they also feel a lot happier in general too!

As always, I have the difficult and very unenviable task of choosing winners to receive some incredible prizes. I spend hours upon hours with my crew going through the submissions, looking not just at the amazing photos but the words that tell stories that photos simply can’t.


It is always important to remember that this is a challenge, not a competition. The only person you are competing against is yourself. And if you feel you have become a better version of you over these past 8 weeks, then you have truly won.

The 5 runners up for our 8 week challenge are…

  • Andrea Gatchell
  • Laura Harney
  • Jasmine Laird/Joshua Orr
  • Jake Hanlon

Runners Up won for themselves some amazing gift packs including goodies from Ninja Blender, The Hamper Emporium, Salt, 39 Degrees Natural Magnesium Bath Tonics, Woolworths and more!

And the 8-week challenge winner in January 2020 that receives $10,000 CASH is…

Nadia D’Ambrosio!

See Nadia’s shock when I surprised her with a special delivery Monday night!

My next 8 Week Challenge is just around the corner! Click here to find out more

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.