Real Success Stories

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Carolyn 1 Apr 2024 (PT)

Dear Coach Dan

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your guidance, support, and belief in me throughout my journey to the Masters National Athletics competition.

Thanks to your exceptional coaching and unwavering dedication, I was able to perform at my best and achieve remarkable results at the event. Your expertise, personalized training plans, and motivation played a significant role in helping me reach my full potential.

I am truly grateful for the countless hours you have invested in my training, pushing me beyond my limits and instilling in me the confidence to excel. Your commitment to my progress has been instrumental in my success, and I can not thank you enough for all that you have done.

Not only have you shaped me into a better athlete, but you have also taught me valuable life lessons about perseverance, discipline, and the power of a positive mindset. Your coaching extends far beyond the track, and I am grateful for the impact you have had on both my athletic performance and personal growth.

I am honoured to have had the privilege of being under your guidance, and I look forward to continuing our journey together. Your belief in my potential has given me the drive to aim higher and set new goals for the future.

Once again, thank you for being an exceptional coach and mentor. I owe my success at the Masters National Athletics to your unwavering support and expertise. I am truly grateful
Cheers and smiles

Result - 🥇 Gold Medalist W55 5,000m Australian Masters Athletics Championships and fastest time since 20 years ago.

Kate 21 Nov 2021 (PT)

Mission - Train a middle-aged, injured woman (me, Kate) to complete my 14th Point to Pinnacle.

Strategy - Enter the Dragon!!!

Dan set about applying his experience and knowledge to methodically build my endurance, strength, stability and core. Dan progressively challenged me but ramped things up in a way that made sure I was successful. There’s nothing quite like walking out of a session thinking ’Yay me, I did something I couldn’t do a month ago’. 

I’ve now been working with Dan for 18 months and honestly can’t imagine my training without his expertise. Apart from his mastery of training his only motivation is to bring out the best in his clients. Dan is warm, open and shares his knowledge and insights honestly. He very quickly built my trust and I have never felt better – plus, it’s lots of fun. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dan to anyone who wants a committed and experienced PT.

Mission complete - 21 November 2O21

David 15 Sep 2019 (PT)

Tazfit and Dan (Dragon) came highly recommended by a colleague. 

I joined up because I wanted the extra motivation that I wasn’t getting at the gym. 

I worked with Dan twice a week for 14 months. 

At the beginning, Dan took time to understand my goals, what I was about, and where I wanted to go. 

I felt that each workout was tailored, building on what we had done the session/week/month before. Each time I felt extended, but never felt a workout was ‘beyond me’ - so the balance was perfect. 

Dan was receptive to any changes I was interested in - eg throwing in boxing for part sessions. 

The studio is well equipped with everything needed for a torturous workout. Dan is very personable, knowledgeable about health/nutrition/fitness and a terrific PT. It is clear that he cares deeply about his clients and helping them reach their goals. Unlike others within the industry, he doesn’t push particular products or concepts - he is simply focused on the best outcome for the client. 

While I reluctantly left, I do intend to go back. Thanks Dan!

James 12 Jan 2017 (PT)

I wouldn’t train with any other personal trainer. Dan’s calm and knowledgeable approach to training has helped me achieve results that I thought were no longer achievable. Over the past 3 years I have participated in personal training, boot camp and OCR sessions with Tazfit. I started out with the simple goal of losing a few kg’s but quickly found that Tazfit was more than a seasonal weight loss fad.

3 years on and I am feeling fitter, stronger and healthier than ever before. I have not only managed to lose 33 kg but have also increased my maximum dead-lift by 70 kg. I have also finished both the Spartan Sprint (7 km) and Spartan Super (14 km) races in Melbourne and Sydney. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build strength, eat healthier or want to challenge yourself? Then I would highly recommend signing up to Tazfit today!

Felicity 23 Jul 2015 (Bootcamp, PT, OCR)

I have been going to Tazfit in Kingston for about 2 months now and from the first time I attended my first Bootcamp I knew I had found my fitness home.

In the last 2 years I have tried out other boot camps and personal trainers and Dan's training and Tazfit is unique to anything I have tried before. It was exactly what I had been looking for. Dan has this ability to motivate and inject positive support without being intimidating or overbearing. He has put his belief in my ability, which in turn has made me believe in myself.

The Bootcamps are fun and supportive and there is a real team spirit that exists amongst its members which I have quickly become a part of. His background, education and training has taken me to a level of fitness and opened doors I never thought possible.

He is thorough, professional and always ensures you train at a level that is at your capacity so you are training safely. Since I have started training with Dan I have lost a little over 10 kilos and 60+ centimetres off my entire body.

My goal is to prepare and train for the Spartan races in the new year and attempt to get the trifecta trophy and I believe with Dan’s help that will happen!

Dr. Beresford 60, 9 Aug 2014 (PT)

I would like to acknowledge Dan's accomplished training methodology that prepared me mentally and physically for a recent heart procedure I had at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dan has been my personal trainer for up to 4 years and has always been most assiduous in conducting my training regimen. His preparation for this operation limited my days in hospital and post recovery time. I am indebted to his commitment, expertise and continued support. 

Rebecca 16 Feb 2013 (Bootcamp, PT, OCR)

It's been 9 months since I began my “Tazfit Journey”. In that time so many changes have occurred both physically and mentally, as well as a fair share of challenges too. But I guess that’s what it is all about, challenging yourself. Taking each day at a time, facing new challenges, conquering obstacles and growing and learning every step of the way.

One of the biggest challenges I have had to face is learning to no longer walk alone. Right from the start there was a hand held out in support, something I found I was conflictingly grateful for and uncertain of at the same time. Such is the way of Tazfit that when one hand was held out, another would join beside it, until you found yourself with a whole network of people willing and able to support and encourage you as you step upon the path to a fitter and healthier life.

Since joining the Tazfit Team I have lost over 50kgs. I have changed my outlook on life, I feel and see myself and the world differently. I am fitter and healthier than I have ever been in my life before. I would not have been able to do this alone, I would not be able to continue to do this alone. I am a work in progress being shaped by new experiences I once thought beyond my reach, but with the support of a great Trainer and network of fellow “Tazfits”, everyday I step that much closer to reaching my goals.

When I first joined Tazfit, all I was grateful for was not being judged for my weight and the professionalism I was shown. I was thankful for that, impressed by it even, it gave me the strength to keep coming back to each boot camp session no matter how sore I was in body and mind. Now, my gratitude extends not only to the Trainers of Tazfit, but to the friends I have made, normal everyday people like myself who have shared each step of this sometimes daunting journey together. To feeling for the first time in my life that I am part of a team, that I need never know what it feels like to be alone and struggling again.

You see, Tazfit is so much more than just going to boot camp and working hard. The people you meet, the friends you make who encourage you when you feel like you can’t go any further, who laugh with you, share triumphs with and guide you on this incredible journey we are all taking together, that’s what Tazfit is about. And I have learned that this is my measure of success. This is what keeps me going when I think I can’t possibly continue. The inspiration and determination to never give up, that’s what Tazfit has taught me.

So thank you Dan and thank you “Team Tazfit” for always being there, for all your support, and for never once giving up on me.

Everyday you are all helping to shape me into the kind of person I always wanted to be. My journey would be so much harder without you by my side.

Rebecca 16 May 2012 (Bootcamp)

I am only in my first month of boot camp training but look forward to the many months ahead as I work toward reaching my goals.

When you are very overweight there is always a certain fear when it comes to taking the plunge and taking those first steps toward changing your life. Signing up for boot camp was a huge deal for me and honestly, I was terrified.

I needn't have been though.

Upon meeting Dan I was impressed with his professionalism and the respect he shows to all his clients.

There is no judgement from Dan, instead he offers honesty, integrity and professionalism with an immense amount of support. I have found Dan to genuinely care about his clients, to show pride and offer encouragement as he helps you work toward your goals. He shares in your achievements and offers his advice and support without question. He wants you to succeed, he wants you to be the person you so desperately want to be and guides you to a sense of empowerment. You couldn’t ask for anything more in a trainer.

Dan’s sessions are intense yet fun and there is a real sense of camaraderie. The knowledge he shares at each session is invaluable and Dan’s openness in sharing this knowledge is greatly appreciated by me.

I think very highly of Dan’s boot camps and his training, and if anyone is serious about changing their life, losing weight and getting fit then you couldn’t ask for a better person to help you.

Tony 55, 29 Oct 2011 (PT)

I have known Dan for nearly two years and have formed a great friendship with him. I asked him to be my personal trainer recently and like all true friends, he was honest in his appraisal of my level of fitness...or lack thereof!

I have been a regular gym user for some 3 years now and am 55 years old. I felt I needed further assistance in developing my body and mind, especially after a near death experience with blood clots in 2010. Dan has been really helpful in designing an exercise program for me. His holistic approach to exercise and diet is already helping me travel the path to achieving my desired results and also assisted my rehabilitation from my health problems.

There is no easy way to reach the goals that I have set for my fitness, but I know that the journey will be easier with Dan's encouragement and caring approach.

Dr Beresford 57, 25 Oct 2011 (PT)

I have worked with Dan Lemoto as my personal trainer for over 6 months and have found he excels in the following;

Knowledge and expertise

Session preparedness

Teaching acumen 

Dan has a warm and engaging personality, and brings a committed and caring approach to the particular challenges of each session.  Whilst maintaining a comfortable and supportive environment for my physical training, Dan is always focussed on the job at hand and each session builds incrementally to meet the goals of the program. The gym environment I work in is private and personal and could be described as retro chic. I have found it to be decidedly stimulating for developmental training.

The sessions with Dan 3 mornings a week have become an integral part of my working life. I fully endorse him as a personal trainer.

ProfessorMardi 43, 10 Nov 2010 (Bootcamp, PT)

Sessions with Dan are exceptionally varied and fun. He is able to accommodate me within the group, despite the limitations of injuries, and still provide challenging workouts, and is an important part of keeping me mobile. His constant good nature is always refreshing first thing in the morning!

Jenna 25, 26 Oct 2010 (Bootcamp)

I have been attending Kingston Bootcamp for 6 months now. I came across a flyer in Kingston advertising free Bootcamp sessions if your BMI was over 35 and I thought why not, I will give it a go!

I have lost around 10kg through regular Bootcamps and maintaining a healthy diet. I find Kingston Bootcamp fun, energetic, and a great way to start the day!  I have a lot more energy during the day when I have attended Bootcamp in the morning.

Khan 27, 26 Oct 2010 (PT)

Thank you for all the effort that you have made in training me recently. You are an incredible coach and your style has made a significant difference to my results.

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