Remarkable weight loss drive led Killingworth man Jonathan Ord to shed an astonishing 10st as part of the Fit Factor campaign
Unrecognisable from the man he was, a dramatic exercise programme has helped former rugby player Jonathan Ord lose 10st 2lbs and regain control of his weight – and life. Chief Reporter Craig Thompson finds out how he did it.
Twelve months ago, Jon Ord weighed in at a dangerously obese 28st 10lb.
His diet and lifestyle were spinning out of control and he knew that a change was desperately needed for the sake of his future.
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I am the owner and motivator behind David Fairlamb Fitness. I am highly qualified and very experienced in all areas of health, fitness, sport and well-being with over 18 years' experience.
After successfully completing a Sport Studies with Business and Finance course at Manchester Metropolitan University I gained an athletic scholarship at Long Beach, California, whilst being coached by the Olympic coach Stan Long. In Long Beach I started personal training and gained a huge amount of experience within the fitness industry.
Due to a back injury I was unable to compete at the highest level of athletics and I returned home to the North East. However, the injury did not stop me playing rugby and played for Westoe 1st team for 10 years and Durham County. Previously I had captained Northumberland schools, achieved England Schoolboy trials. I also achieved honours in athletics, tennis, football and rugby, gaining coaching qualifications in each.
Most significantly I qualified in Advanced Personal Fitness training through Premier Fitness and have qualifications in Sports Psychology and Life Coaching.
I am confident that, with the combined abilities and experience of the team and myself, we can provide the expertise and motivation to help you achieve and sustain a more healthy and fulfilled lifestyle.