Challenge of Active8 is to focus on the process

Ararat YMCA personal trainer Peter Harrison.

Ararat YMCA personal trainer Peter Harrison.

ARARAT - Focusing on the process, rather than the eventual outcome, will be key to the program personal trainer Peter Harrison uses with his participant in the Ararat Active8 challenge.

Peter has been a full time personal trainer for six years, after deciding his previous job was too 'boring', and is currently based at the Ararat YMCA.

Prior to studying as a personal trainer Peter worked as a HR consultant for a recruitment company in Sydney, then when he moved to Canberra he decided to become a PT which eventually lead him to Ararat about 12 months ago.

Peter relishes his role as a personal trainer at the YMCA and enjoys helping people.

"I enjoy getting to work one on one with people and see them make changes and progress," he said.

The Ararat Active8 participant he will be paired with will benefit from the full range of knowledge and skills that Peter has.

"The key with something like this is not to focus on the outcome, but the process," he said.

"If you focus on changing your thinking, changing your habits and your day to day behaviour, the results will come.

"The key is to get the contestants to realise this and help them look beyond just the challenge itself to make them realise the change that this can make to their lives for years to come."

Ararat Active8 will be launched at the Ararat YMCA on Saturday July 12 at 9am. All are welcome to attend and join in a mass workout and meet the eight participants, eight personal trainers and eight Biggest Loser mentors who will take part in the program.

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