In our 2nd ever 8 Week Fitness Challenge, thousands of 28ers entered and put themselves into the running to win a family holiday to Port Douglas.

Our challenge began just after Easter, a time where we traditionally overindulge in delicious chocolate treats, so it served as the perfect motivation to get back on track and stay healthy as we approached the colder months of winter in Australia.

Whenever we hear the word ‘transformation’ more likely than not, most of us think of physical transformations. However, if you ask anyone who has spent any amount of time on a journey to better health will be able to tell you that the transformation goes well beyond the size of your jeans.

As I always say to my 28ers, get your head in the right place and your body will follow. When we focus on our health, we have more energy, we feel more confident, we are stronger, we sleep better and often then we feel a lot happier.

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The beautiful stories people share about getting fit and healthy with my program reminds me of why I love what I do. I wake up with a big smile on my face knowing I help people live their best lives, it really is the best job ever.

A big congratulations to our 8-week challenge winner, Jacinta Weatherly!

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Choosing the winner and runners up was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. My team and I spent hours going through all the amazing photos and stories, feeling so proud to have the best jobs in the world.

Here are some of our amazing challenge runners up

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My next challenge is just around the corner. Transform your body in just 8 weeks, just like these wonderful 28ers have.

Remember, my 8 week challenges aren’t just about the prizes. It’s about taking that first big step to being the best version of you.

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I’d love to be the personal trainer in your pocket and help you reach your health & fitness goals! When you join my program, I’ll be with you every step of the way, guiding and supporting you with live workouts plus daily motivation and education sessions.


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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.