LEILANI (12 WEEK CHALLENGE 2016)
I have trained with Rafael for over two years and have noticed amazing results during this time. I have felt the strongest and healthiest in my life and cannot thank him enough for the wealth of knowledge I have gained through our training sessions.
Each workout is challenging, motivating and creative. Raffy provides an individual approach towards his clients and tailors each session towards an end goal. For me personally the highlight of my fitness journey was winning the Goodlife 12 Week Challenge for Fortitude Valley in 2015. It has been a year since the challenge ended and with ongoing training and clean eating I have kept the weight off and stayed in shape. Raffy provided nutritional meal plans and gym programs with a mixture of weight training and HIIT. This combination has really shown proven results for me which is testament towards Raffy’s wealth of knowledge, professionalism and passion for what he does.
I couldn’t recommend Raffy more highly. An investment in a personal trainer is one of the best decisions you will ever make.
My weight loss journey began in the middle of February of 2015 at a weight of 127kg’s. I started losing weight on my own and realised towards the end of April after losing around 8kg’s that I would need help if I wanted to keep going.
In come’s Raf. From the get go I knew he would be a great trainer for me, creating a detailed nutrition plan and staying in close contact to make sure I was staying on track. My sessions in the gym with Raf were far beyond what I had expected when I originally signed up for a PT. We didn’t just do reps/sets we discussed how my food was going and how to make improvements with my week, it just made my 45 minutes sessions something I looked forward to every week. By November, with Raf’s help, I managed to lose another 28kg’s and I’m currently under 90kg’s for the first time in close to 9 years.
This was a long and hard journey that has made me feel more confident in myself and completely changed my attitude towards life, and I couldn’t have done it without the guidance and training from Raf. I am now beginning to train towards a body shape instead of a weight, something I never thought I would achieve.
Thanks Raf I look forward to seeing how far we can continue going together.
I started training with Rafael around 3 months ago. I’d been slogging it out at the gym for years and felt stuck in a rut and wanted to try something different. I was cautious at first as I had been with trainers before but didn’t get the results I was after.
I was pleasantly surprised Rafael provided a training plan, diet plan and ongoing email/ phone support. The gym sessions are more than just sets and reps as we discuss what I am doing inside and outside of the gym to ensure I stay on track with my goals. Rafael provides a holistic approach to my health and fitness which also influences the lifestyle choices and decision’s I make outside of the gym.
I couldn’t be happier and more satisfied with my results so far, which include -7% body fat and I have also dropped 6.2kg of fat mass. With Rafael’s support I am motivated and ready to keep going to achieve my next goal. I would recommend Rafael to anyone who wants to get real results.
Progress Update: 24/12/2015 (below)
LEILANI (12 Week Challenge)
With Raffy’s help, I decided to do the 12 week challenge and lost an amazing 6 kilos, my girths dropped 32.5cm’s and my body fat was down by 10%. He was there to guide me every step of the way from writing a structured training program in addition to a nutritional meal plan. Raffy is a wealth of knowledge and certainly knows his stuff! I am proud to say I won the 2015 “12 Week Challenge” for my gym Goodlife Fortitude Valley which was an amazing accomplishment and I couldn’t have done it without the support of such a professional and knowledgeable personal trainer.
Not only has my health and fitness improved more than I ever thought possible; I am feeling so much stronger. Raffy keeps me motivated and on track every PT session with a variety of exercises that are challenging yet enjoyable.
I would recommend Rafael David to anyone. He has helped me to change my life for the best.
I have been training with Raf for over 3 Months now and I cannot believe how far I have come in this time. I expected to lose a little weight but have far exceeded my own expectations! I’ve lost 9.1kg and 11.2% of body fat in this period.
I started to train with Raf as I realised I lacked the motivation and experience to lose the weight solo. Each week I have a PT session with Raf and we go through a 45 min gym session, every week is different and I have always enjoyed these sessions, when in the past I lacked the experience and never enjoyed the gym.
Not only is Raf a great guy; he is also motivating, encouraging, observant to my capabilities and explains how each exercises will be effective to ensure you get the most out of the sessions.
With my personalised Training Program / Food Plan set by Raf, reaching my goal will not only be easy but fun at the same time.
I love my new healthy lifestyle and preparing my meals each day. Thanks to my weight loss I have gained confidence and have a lot more energy day to day.
Thanks Raf and I can’t wait to reach my end goal!
After going through the motions at the gym on and off for years and getting nowhere I knew I was doing something wrong. I decided I needed a PT to get results and Raffy had the credentials I was looking for.
Raffy tailored a nutrition and work out plan that suited me and my fly in fly out lifestyle. I was eating more then I was before and working out to a more structured plan. I entered the ASN 10 Week Body Transformation Challenge at 124kg and finished at 113kg whilst gaining 9.2 kg in lean muscle and dropping 13.3kg of fat!. I won first prize for Brisbane and could not have done it without Raffy’s guidance.
Raffy taught me that nutrition and training technique is paramount and his constant support online and assistance in injury prevention got me through. I now have the knowledge and confidence to further achieve my goals. If you want results, you can’t go past Raffy.
Raffy is the complete package when it comes to your heath & fitness needs. He is not only a personal trainer working through a set of exercises but understands the nutritional needs to achieve your fitness goals.
Upon my initial assessment I discussed my desire to improve overall fitness with the inclusion of strength and toning exercises. He tailored a program that was perfect for me as well as a balanced nutrition plan. My PT sessions each week have also been very challenging and motivating for me and they are a real highlight of my training week. The newsletter he sends out has lots of relevant information and some delicious healthy recipes.
I look forward to the assessment sessions which allow me to review my progress and see the results. In just 6 months I have achieved my BF% goal! It is a testament to Raffy who has kept me motivated and on track along the way. I now have new goals and am excited to see the results to come.
I would highly recommend Raffy to anyone who is ready to kick start their fitness journey.
I started training with Raffy in November 2012. My main goal was to get into shape and lose the fat for my milestone birthday. Raffy helped me with my diet (clean eating) and gym program which consist of heavy resistance work and HIIT cardio sessions. Soon after I started my personalised program that Raffy had designed for me the results started coming. The weight dropped off, in 4 months I was able to drop 8KGs and my lean muscle increased at the same time. I also went from a size 14 to 10 and just recently i’ve also been able to purchase my first pair of size 8 leather pants! When I really think about it, it wasn’t all that hard. His commitment and dedication towards his clients is second to none. He is always there when you are struggling and not feeling great about your training or food. Rafael is quick to get you motivated and back on track. Raffy has taught me how to balance my food and training so I get the results I want. I still let myself indulge at times and when I do I know I just have to train that little harder. I couldn’t have gotten this far without his constant support. If you want results Raffy is your man!!
My weight loss journey started with me weighing 116kgs and wearing a size 22/24. At my last weigh in I was 72kgs and now wear a size 12/14. I am three quarters of the way to reaching my goal and I would not have achieved (and continue to achieve) the results I have without the help and expertise of RDPT. Raff’s consistent encouragement and motivational emails have kept & continue to keep me on track especially when I want to give up. Raffy has nurtured my belief in myself and continually reminds me of where I have come from and keeps me focused on the finish line. The most valuable lessons I have learnt from Raffy are to be patient & consistent with my eating & training plan. Any body transformation should be viewed as a marathon not a sprint……If you want real results and a nice, committed trainer, I suggest you contact RDPT asap! I couldn’t be happier with the guidance and support he has given me.
I found Raffy to be the most dedicated trainer i have ever dealt with. I really liked the fact that he practices what he preaches, whereas in the past, I noticed a lot of the other PT’s going against the grain. It wasn’t just the 30min session, I had full email and phone support throughout the whole week. Although I thought I knew everything there was about training, fact is I had never been in the kind of shape I was in when I completed the 12 week challenge with Raffy. I liked his style of training and he pushed me hard, but he could also see when I genuinely couldn’t be pushed to do another rep and would allow me stop so I wouldn’t injure myself. Even two years on, we are still using the term “The Raff Diet” which is the simple meat and vegetable 6 x a day plan. I couldn’t recommend Raffy highly enough. If you want to make some serious changes in your life, he is your man!
As an I.T. Professional who has spent the majority of my adult life glued to a monitor, I knew I needed serious help if I was going to get back on the right side of the 100kg mark. Then in steps Rafael and the 12 Week Challenge of 2011 that turned my life around. With Raf’s professional and personal guidance the challenge forced me to get up from my desk and exercise, as well as prepare healthy food instead of getting fast food. Once I started seeing the positive changes in myself and as the kilos dropped off I began to look forward to Raf’s sessions instead of dreading a week of aching of muscles and the inability to use stairs.
I ended up coming first as the best Fortitude Valley Goodlife male for the 12 Week Challenge, something that would have been unimaginable if it wasn’t for Rafael’s ability to push me to my limits – but not over them. His attentiveness and personalisation is what I really appreciate, I have never felt like just another random client.
Raffy is also very knowledgeable in nutrition (and balanced eating!) and I have always found these discussions to be helpful in making the right decisions for keeping the weight off. Basically, if you’re serious about losing weight or taking your body to the next level then Raffy is your man!
Thin girls look good in clothes, fit girls look good naked!
Rarely do you find someone with the education, experience, dedication, and professionalism in any profession, let alone personal training. Rafael has not only met my every expectation, but has surpassed them. Having previously danced at an almost professional level i knew what my body was capable of, but after suffering injury i spent years doing very little physical activity with minimal thought about the fuel my body required.
I was reserved about taking action in getting a personal trainer but having had no experience with gym equipment I decided that professional guidance was necessary. I have always been slim but a slight frame doesn’t mean fit or healthy. Not only was I keen to tone and sculpt my body, I was at a point where I needed life changing action!
My sessions continue to be challenging and fun. Rafael has changed my life and more importantly how I view myself. I’m more confident, happier and stress free, the last few months have been a complete turning circle in my personal and professional life and I believe it’s been influenced by my new positive and healthy approach to how I live.
It is without reservation that I recommend Rafael David as a personal trainer. Allow me to state that I do not furnish recommendation letters lightly, but with Rafael I overwhelmingly felt compelled to do so.
What else can I say about this man that has not already been said! After completing the Goodlife 12 Week Challenge (with Raffy as my PT), I lost 15.6kg. He quickly taught me the “70% diet – 30% gym” rule and I realised I had it completely upside down. After changing a few small things with the tips from training and the constant emails, certainly put me in a good position early on.
If you want real advice and real results, contact Raffy, it’s as simple as that!