Fired up: Daily News duo plan to drop 30kg in 12 weeks
MY DAILY News staff members Troy Greenland and Jodie Griffiths hope a combination of expert advice and public humiliation are the keys to transforming their bodies.
The pair is among more than 60 Tweed residents who have embarked on a 12-week national fitness challenge being run by gym chain Genesis Fitness that kicked off last Tuesday.
But as if dropping the kilos was not tough enough, Troy and Jodie have bravely agreed to share the highs and lows of their weight loss journey over the next three months with My Daily News readers.
I really want her to get a good example of what it's like to eat correctly and exercise.
Troy aims to lose 15kg for his brother's wedding this year and get fit so he can keep up with his one year old son.
Jodie's goal is also to drop 15kg and be a role model for her five-year-old-daughter.
"I really want her to get a good example of what it's like to eat correctly and exercise," Jodie said.
The challenge includes a dietary plan plus a weekly one-on-one 30 minute training session and a one hour group training session.
There's $1000 and $5000 in prize money up for grabs for the best local and national body transformation.
Troy and Jodie had their first training sessions this week.
Troy says trainer Ryan Mackenzie "smashed" him in what was effectively his first exercise in six years.
But he found the group training dynamic and motivating and is fired up about reaching his goals.
Genesis Fitness Tweed Heads Club manager Sasha Moase is tipping good results for the pair.
She is hopeful their very public challenge will motivate others to lose their own excess baggage.
"I think it will be great to see their before and after pictures," Ms Moase said.