Dad Buff Aussie who changed his life trying to win the F45 ERUPTS fitness challenge as another athlete took the title: ‘I ate, slept and breathed in the competition’
- Sydney dad has declared him the rightful winner of the F45 fitness challenge
- The competition offers the winner a holiday in Fiji after four weeks of training
- Ben Meakin wants his final body scan against challenge winner results
- In a statement F45 Training Incorporated said it was reviewing the situation
An aspiring MMA fighter has declared he the rightful winner of the F45 bodybuilding competition offering a free holiday in Fiji – because it changed his life.
Sydney’s dad, Ben Meakin, completely changed his lifestyle during the competition, waking up at dawn to go jogging and completing four workouts a day for a month.
Now, however, he is still wondering if the challenge was judged on mere weight loss, rather than the change in his overall health, after a contestant lost several kilos. than he won the title.
Mr. Meakin starts each day with a smoothie consisting of protein powder, beetroot and coconut water and spends hours preparing the meal.
Ben Meakin (pictured) challenged the gym to reveal whether the challenge was based solely on weight loss or overall health after radically changing his lifestyle
He said from day one he was determined to win the fitness challenge and insisted he was not a loser and simply wanted to go fair.
“Since day one, I’ve been preparing food for the whole week,” he says A current relationship.
‘I told everyone I was going to win the challenge and from day one I set out to win and I spent every waking hour preparing food, practicing, going to bed at 8:30pm, wake up at 3:30 am.
“In the end, I ate, slept, and breathed the contest.”
The man who won the holiday to Fiji lost 15 kg – six kg more than Mr Meakin – who still lost almost 9 kg during the challenge (pictured, before and after Mr Meakin’s shot)
F45 offers the winner of the month-long fitness challenge a trip to Fiji (pictured)
The aspiring MMA fighter paid F45 $60 a week for four weeks as well as an extra $140 for a body scan used to determine the winner of the competition.
The man who won the holiday to Fiji lost 15kg – 6kg more than Meakin – who still lost almost 9kg during the challenge.
Mr Meakin said devoting himself to the challenge meant he missed out on time with his young son, which is one of his main motivators.
He said being an elementary school teacher and having to pay bills and a mortgage meant it was difficult to get his family out of the country.
Mr Meakin (right) said his dedication to the challenge meant he missed out on time with his young son, who was once one of his main motivators
“I spent time with my young son’s life, my partner’s life… I paid to enter that contest and I wanted a fair chance,” he said.
Mr Meakin has since switched to a gym that claims it only assesses participants by body scans – which use formulas to measure bone, muscle and fat mass.
In a statement, F45 said its challenge was a ‘community-focused health transformation program designed to produce life-changing outcomes’.
Each franchisee is responsible for conducting and delivering the program and for outlining the terms, conditions, and criteria for the challenge.
Parent company F45 Training Incorporated is aware of Mr. Meakin’s matter and is reviewing the situation.
In a statement F45 Training Incorporated said it was aware and was looking into the situation (pictured, people working out in an F45 gym)