Your Success Stories

Your Success Stories

  • I have completely transformed my life. I had many preconceived ideas about personal training. But now I have my nutrition on track, and have been given the knowledge, motivation, and encouragement to succeed!*

    Anthony, down 25 kg
  • I‘m 27 kg down and I can’t believe that I’m still kicking goals, thanks to my trainer! In a million years, I never thought that this would ever be possible for me to achieve.*

    Robert, down 27 kg
  • I have only just recently been able to wear my wedding and engagement rings again after nearly 7 years. Tears are in my eyes as they are back where they belong and not on a chain around my neck!*

    Jocelyn Bagdonas, down 15 kg
  • I am so thankful to my Trainer and Striders. I have so much more energy and now enjoy being outdoors more!*

    Dave Williams, down 27 kg
  • Since joining Striders I have lost a staggering 25 kg and I’m so excited with my improved level of health. My new found energy even allows me to participate in the activities that I love doing!*

    John, down 25 kg
  • A friend recommended I train at Striders as she was very happy with the results they got for her. I've now lost 27 kg and I've never felt this happy!*

    Dave Williams, down 27 kg

Anthony, down 25 kg

had to change

Before he came to Striders, Anthony was struggling with a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits and inactivity. His poor choices had lead to morbid obesity, a lack of confidence, constant social rejection and a burden of worry for his family.

“I walked past the Striders studio many times, I was overcome with fear, I thought I wouldn’t fit in, I couldn’t exercise, and my preconceived ideas of personal training were that it was all about intimidation, yelling and getting in trouble if you had difficulties in doing what the trainers told you to do.”*

But, one day, Anthony built up the courage to walk in our door, and that was the best decision he ever made.

“I was greeted with a smile, the trainer genuinely wanted to help me to achieve my weight loss goals, and I felt that it was doable!”*


“I remember insisting that I would only do one PT session a fortnight, and no classes. How quickly this changed! Now, I can’t get enough. It’s a positive, motivating and encouraging environment and every single Striders trainer has had an everlasting impact on my life. Not only have Striders helped me to lose weight, but they have also helped transform my entire life.”*

Thanks to Striders, I have lost a staggering 25 kg, and I can actually look forward to my future and am truly excited about what is possible. *





Jocelyn, down 15 kg

Tears of joy

When Jocelyn first joined Striders, she had one clear goal: to become a happier and healthier version of herself. Like most of our clients, she wanted to make a positive change in her life and improve her overall happiness and wellbeing.

“I would like to thank the Striders team for putting me on track to reaching my goals of being a healthier and happier me. To date, I have been tackling each goal one step at a time, and I have lost 15 kg and nearly reached my overall goal.”*

My gratitude and happiness are bursting at the seams!

One of the biggest goals that Jocelyn wanted to achieve was to be able to wear her engagement, eternity and wedding rings again. She worked tirelessly, training hard every session, pushing herself to reach her ultimate goal.

“I have only just recently been able to wear my wedding ring again after nearly seven years. Tonight, I was able to comfortably put my engagement and eternity rings back on too. Tears are in my eyes as they are back where they belong and not on a chain around my neck! My gratitude and happiness are bursting at the seams. It has now made me more determined and focused as ever!”*

I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this good in a long time … Thank you for your unwavering support and encouragement , it means more than you know. *



John, down 25 kg

Part of a big family

Like many newcomers to personal training, John was afraid of taking the first step. He was terrified of gyms and wasn’t sure if personal training would suit his personality or interests.

  • “I used to be terrified of the whole Gym Scene and Personal Training. But then I discovered Striders Personal Training Lawnton. I was scared at first, but I knew that I needed to take that first step. That was over two years ago, and I have gone from almost 120 kg to around 90 kg, and have enjoyed every moment of the journey.”*

Once John walked in our doors and realised that the image in his mind didn’t match the Strider’s philosophy, he never looked back.

I think of every one of them as family

  • “The team of Trainers and staff at Striders are all so wonderful and supportive, that I just felt like part of a big family, and now I think of every one of them as family. I still go three nights a week, because now I am toning up and building muscle. I have never felt this healthy or good about myself as I do right now.”*

  • I have no hesitation in recommending Striders to everyone out there who wants to change their lives, just like me. The Striders family take great pride and care in what they do, and I would like to say a big thank you to them all for saving my life.*



Katrina, down 15 kg

A lifestyle change

For most of her life, Katrina struggled with her weight. She had joined gyms before, but never had the motivation or support to stick with it. She even tried fad diets, but kept putting the weight back on. No matter what she did, she just couldn’t seem to find a way to break out of her vicious ‘seesawing’ cycle.

“I have always struggled with seesawing weight. In the past, I have joined gyms, but lacked the motivation to go and I’ve tried many fad diets but have always put the weight back on. This is a vicious cycle that I have battled with for most of my life, until I was introduced to Striders.”*

It’s no longer a hobby but a lifestyle change.

“I joined Striders a little over two years ago, and my life has never been the same. With the help of their friendly and supportive personal trainers I have shed a huge 15 kg, achieved my weight goal and for the first time in my life, I have kept it off!”*

Striders has become a second home. It’s no longer a hobby but a lifestyle change. If I miss a day at Striders, I feel like the day has been wasted.*



Peta, down 30 kg

The sky’s the limit

At the age of 53, after two hip replacements, Peta was facing the looming probability of knee replacements. It was a scary thought – knee replacements can put you out of the game for a long time and the recovery period is often very difficult on your friends and family. Peta was not looking forward to it. So, she joined Striders.

  • “I started training with Striders in July, and ten months later I have my life back. And knee replacements are no longer something I ever think about! I am 30 kgs lighter, much stronger and fitter, and definitely much happier than I have been in many years.”*

I know I will achieve all my fitness goals!

  • “I cannot recommend Striders highly enough. My trainer has literally turned my life around. His positive, never say never attitude is highly motivating, and he now has me believing that “the sky’s the limit”. With his help I know I WILL achieve all my fitness goals, and that is beyond exciting!”*

  • Training at Striders has truly been one of the highlights of my life, and something I will forever be grateful for.*



Aimee, down 15kg

The sky’s the limit

  • “I have always been overweight, I’ve joined the gyms and done the 12 week challenges but never been able to keep the weight off so 12 months ago after deciding enough was enough I joined Striders and I’ve never looked back.”*

  • “I never thought I’d be the type of person to say that I love going to PT and doing exercise but I do and that’s because of the fantastic team at Striders. So it’s a big thankyou to you guys!”*

  • With their positive and never give up attitude, not only have Striders helped me lose almost 15 kg but they’ve changed the way I look at exercise and my attitude to food.*




Fitter and Stronger

  • “If I just got fitter and stronger, that would have been enough, but the environment at Striders is the best part. It’s extremely friendly, family orientated and encouraging. You will not find a better place to fulfil your fitness goals”*


Mark, down 9.3 kg

I Truly Believe in Striders

  • “Most people should know I don’t endorse a product unless I truly believe in the product. I’ve been using the services of Striders Personal Training and they are fantastic. They customise to your capabilities, fitness level, and goals.”*

I Would Definitely Recommend These Guys

  • “I told Bernie I had knee issues and needed to strengthen and improve this area so that it would be possible to get back to playing fully again. I’m now 9.3kg down and have played in the NXL Australia event, the largest paintball tournament series in Australia, walking away with 3rd placing.”*

  • The knowledge Bernie and the other trainers have is spot on. They are a family run business with a great, friendly atmosphere. I strongly recommend anyone wanting to trim down, get fitter, or stronger to contacted Striders Personal Training. Thank you for getting me back on the field again.*




So much fun

  • “They genuinely care about your wellbeing, and tailor-make workout plans to suit, and what would be best for you.”*

I would recommend these guys to everyone.

  • “Whether it’s a private pt lesson or one of their class, the friendly, family orientated team always make you feel welcome and at home.”*

  • Working out has never been so much fun.*

Stephane, down 10kg

I feel amazing

  • “There was a time where I wouldn’t have ever thought of going to a gym. The very thought scared me. Fitness and health never seemed that important to me until I realised I needed to change how I was living because I didn’t like who I saw in the mirror.”*

Since contacting Striders I’ve lost 10kgs and haven’t looked back.

  • “These guys are an amazing team of trainers who genuinely care about their clients and want to help them achieve their goals. I feel amazing and I’m so thankful I started my journey with Striders.”*

  • I can’t speak of them highly enough.*

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