Getting in shape isn’t easy and the older you get the harder it is. With all the extra stress that comes with the territory – work stress, family stress, relationship stress – it’s just not possible to cram large amounts of training stress on top too. That’s why you keep getting injured. Well, that and your trainer is probably half your age and has no idea what it’s like to be forty-plus.
Read PT is different. It’s run a by lifelong trainer/ athlete who even at forty-four years old proved his training methods work by completing an Ironman and keeping up with Navy SEALs.
There’s no magic, but there are no lies either. We won’t promise you everything and deliver nothing. But we will help you become the best version of yourself you can be.
The body is designed to move for five to six hours a day and sit still for one or two. What a surprise that your body doesn’t move so well when that process has been reversed since you were six years old and started school. And the older you are the worse this is.
Every client begins with an FMS screen so we can pinpoint your weaknesses and design an appropriate program just for you. This allows you to train injury-free right from the start with no guesswork involved.
Strength training doesn’t mean bulging biceps. It means the muscles doing their job properly so that your back doesn’t hurt and those headaches you get from hours at a computer stop. Strength training means being able to get up and down from the floor to play with your young children. It can also mean being able to keep up with them for a few more years too.Strength also means resilience. A strong supple body is one that will serve you well forever without breaking down. You don’t have to become one of those people who tells stories about when they used to be fit "until their back went out a few years ago".
Being fit doesn’t necessarily mean you could run a marathon. But it does mean you could do some gardening without gasping for breath or being worn out for days. It also means you could run for a train without fear of dying.
Conditioning plays just as big a part in your lifelong health as strength does. Overly focusing on one or the other will eventually leave you gasping for breath if you chase too much strength or weak and broken if all you do is fitness work. It’s called strength and conditioning for a reason, not just strength, or just conditioning and at Read PT we do both.
“So here is a little more evidence of how well AR’s system and accountability works. The first pic is the start of my challenge the beginning of January and the second pic was this morning. When I started following Andrew I was right around 200lbs, the first pic I’m low 180s, this morning I was 175. Wish I had a pic from September when I started cleaning up my diet but I think the results […]
“89kgs on the left, 84.7kgs on the right. The lightest I have been in my adult life! I still have more I want to loose and the program structure has made it easier to manage with accountability.”
“Don’t know how much you can make out from the photos but the left one I was somewhere between 82-84kg’s. Right one, which I just took, I’m 75kg’s. All coming along well!”
“Tribe – a short piece to conclude my reflections and achievements on this program. Not sure if this is what AR asks for, but I jet off to Bali tomorrow for a week of decompression, yoga, surfing, reading and most importantly digital detox, so won’t see or action any final tasks. So here are my reflections: 1. The numbers – weight down to 74.9kg. Body fat % from 11.4% to 10.0% (US Navy method) 2. […]
“Hey mate, hope you are well. Just wanted to say thank you for the 28 day challenge. I missed the last few vids seeing I was running a week behind schedule and in the middle of the bush so didn’t get a chance to do my final vid. Like to say I have lost 7kg over the four weeks coming down from 86.something kg’s and am looking a lot trimmer. What I loved most about […]
“I wanted to also share my final results. 7kg down, and a far better appreciation of what works for lifestyle. I realised over the course of 4 weeks how much lack of sleep was playing into my bad diet habits, and once I recognised it, I could do something. Even when travelling I made it an essential part to get my walk in – even in the airport! The other thing was prioritising my cardio. […]
“I started tracking things on 4 Feb. Opened the account at 91.2, weighed 85.9 at the beginning of The Challenge on 4 March. Was 80.7 on Monday 18 March. Structure helps so much.”
“First: Thank You to Andrew for putting the 28 Day Challenge together! A few stats: 7 lb fat loss, 2 lb muscle gain. 14% body fat down to 10% body fat. Lactic training HR improved from 172-175 bpm By focusing on the habits and lifestyle choices that have the greatest impact (as prescribed), I have not only experienced excellent body comp and performance gains, but my energy and mental acuity have also greatly improved. Sleep […]
Unlike most people in the fitness world we are experts at what we do. In an industry where most trainers have already left by the five-year mark, only 1% stays beyond the fifteen-year mark. And that’s what you get at Read PT – the 1% experts of the industry. In fact, Andrew regularly teaches other trainers all over the world how to do what he does. Take a look at our upcoming events
We don’t need fancy machines or gadgets to entertain you. Using a combination of kettlebells, barbells, and bodyweight training put together with a programming system that has been proven to work for over two decades our blue-collar system can help you too. With a track record that includes MLB players, Olympians, world champions, and recreational athletes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Taekowndo, triathlon, cycling, running, and rugby as well as the preparation of tactical athletes such as Victoria Police, MFB, or military we have the experience to help you no matter your goal.
"We don’t need fancy machines or gadgets to entertain you. Using a combination of kettlebells, barbells, and bodyweight training put together with a programming system that has been proven to work"