October 6th, 2012 was the date of our annual “Get Red E For Summer!” Party held at Toscani’s Restaurant, Sydney Street Markets.
Approximately sixty of Red E’s clients were keen to glam it up and swap the dumbbells for wine glasses and mingle with their trainers in a social atmosphere!
The highlight of the evening was to announce the winners Red E’s 12 Week “Little Black Dress” Challenge for the ladies, and the “Your Best Body” Challenge for the men. All of our challenge participants worked hard from May to August to change their body shape, win great prizes and donate money to charity.
The 14 finalists lost a total of 76.1kgs of body fat – a great achievement, especially considering that not all of them had weight loss goals!! A total of $1,740 will be donated to the male and female winner’s charities of choice.
The Female Overall Winner was Katie Beveridge! Katie had been training at Red E for awhile and committed to the challenge to really have a goal focus and push herself to see what she could achieve. She was already quite fit and in good shape but was still eating bad food and had some bad habits (which we only found out later!). She is very competitive and one of her goals for the challenge as we read in her goal setting form was “to win it”! When you are already at a comfy weight, you really have to work super hard and be super strict to make any further changes! Katie, lost 5kgs, is now a size eight, she built firm, feminine muscles and changed her lifestyle for the better – quitting smoking after nine years! Katie’s prize was a photoshoot by Leah McLean Photography with hair and make-up by Jess Rogers Make-Up Artist.
The Male Overall Winner was Hami Dewes whose goals originally were to support his wife but he soon realised in his words that he was “a fat piece of sh!t who needed an overhaul”. His goals were to reduce his body fat and not skip a training session! In total he lost 17kgs and buffed up to replicate a bronzed statue! We can’t get rid of him (haha) – he trains 4/5x per week with us (48 PT sessions over the 12 weeks!) and is a consistent participant at the Saturday Group Training Session! His transformation pictures were amazing and he just keeps getting better! In his own words “These days I’m all about blood, sweat & tears, not pizza, chips and beers!” Hami won a men’s supplement pack thanks to Australian Sports Nutrition, Mackay.
Other prizes awarded on the night for 12 Week Challengers:
Andrea Morrow – Andrea lost a total of ten kilograms and overhauled her whole lifestyle! Her prize was a massage, manicure and facial thanks to Healthpoint Chemists.
Jodi Dewes – Jodi lost a total of ten kilograms build her confidence and believe in herself! Her prize was a pamper package thanks to Avaia Hair!
Matt Kliese – Matt lost a total of ten kilograms, got super-fit, and lost two pants sizes! His prize was a male pamper package thanks to Avaia Hair!
Nat McMullen – Nat lost a total of six kilograms which was an amazing achievement as she got so ill during the challenge she ended up in hospital and lost four weeks! Great effort for eight weeks Nat! Her prize was a $100 Jeanswest voucher. She sure does need new pants now!
Chris McConochie – Chris won the “Buff Boy” award for being super committed, enthusiastic and for dropping a few kilograms, but more importantly building his muscle mass! Chris’ prize was a Red E Training package.
Haley Moran – Haley’s award was for her consistency, and commitment! Haley had fantastic results losing eight kilos! She won a Red E Training package for her efforts.
Fun and Cheeky Awards:
Most Committed – Jackie Bussey! For being a long time dedicated 3x week Bootcamper and 2x week PT sessions!
Most Consistent – Rowena Anderson! This super-mum has three children under five years old, is a VIP Bootcamper, trains twice per week with PT and holds down a full time job!
Bionica – Brenda Witt! She gets knocked down, but she gets up again! Major surgeries won’t stop Brenda!
Teacher’s Pet – Scott Tomlinson! Never misses a session, does EVERYTHING his trainers ask of him, and gives us amazing Christmas presents!! 😉
Best Stack – Sheena Hayes! Had a cracker of a crash (literally) while on her skates. Although this was an out-of-Red E-office incident, it was worth an award.
New Knees – This was a special award from Tegan who has just undergone a knee reconstruction, with a suggestion for a few people to join her elite ‘new knee’ club! Beth M, Linda M, Carole M and Mary-Ann E!!
We all had a heap of fun on the night! Everyone enjoyed Toscani’s tasty nibblies and even tastier wine! There was a bit of exercise in the form of dancing to finish the night off – thanks Ange and Kathy!
Great night, great fun with great people! The annual “Get Red E For Summer!” party is an event everyone looks forward to each year!