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 in April 2019, just after Easter, a time where we traditionally overindulge in delicious chocolate treats. A post-Easter 8 week challenge was a great way for thousands of my 28ers to get their health and fitness back on track before winter arrived here in Australia.

Beyond the physical, there’s a lot of other kinds of positive transformations that come from doing a fitness challenge.

Announcing the challenge winners!

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.

A big congrats to our Port Douglas holiday winner, Jacinta Weatherly!


Challenge stories shared by our supportive 28er community

The beautiful stories people share about getting fit and healthy with my challenge is a wonderful reminder of why I love what I do. Every day I wake up with a big smile on my face because I know I’m helping people live their best lives, it really is the best job ever.


When you take part in my challenge, you’re on your way to becoming the best version of you.

Sam xx

8-week challenge runners up


You can transform your body in just 8 weeks, just like these wonderful 28ers have. But the transformation doesn’t stop at the size of your jeans, you’ll also find there are so many mental benefits to following my fitness & nutrition program, as well.

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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 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.