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.

Beyond the physical, there’s a lot of other kinds of positive transformations that come from doing a fitness challenge. When you prioritise your health & fitness, you’ll discover more energy, you’ll feel stronger, 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!

Sharing challenge stories can help us all stay on track

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 8-week challenge winner, Jacinta Weatherly!


Here are some of our amazing 8-week challenge runners up

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.


My next challenge is just around the corner. You can 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.

The power of a supportive community can really help you reach your goals.

I’d love to be the personal trainer in your pocket and help you reach your personal 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.

Find out why 28 works and how it can work for you!

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.