Jason loses kilos... and gains a fitness career
AFTER 19 years polishing aluminium bull bars for a living, Jason Boseley decided to swap his job in metal manufacturing for a career in personal training.
Nearing 100kg and eating fast food several nights a week, reality hit home for the 41-year-old.
"You can have money, you can have cars, you can have the best social life in the world, but if you don't have your health or you're overweight, and you get sick - your whole life changes," Mr Boseley said.
Seventeen months on, a lean Mr Boseley is five weeks into the job of his dreams at Goodlife Booval and has dropped 16kg.
"I feel like I am in my early 20s again - not just physically but mentally," he said.
The Ipswich man developed a passion for the fitness industry after joining the gym with his brother last year.
"I started doing classes and I found myself telling people 'c'mon you can do this'," he said.
"Staff at Goodlife Booval said why don't you look at doing personal training? I'd never thought about it because I'd done the one job, for so long."
He enrolled with the Australian Institute of Personal Training in April last year and received his accreditation nine months later.
"I'd say to my wife I don't feel like cooking dinner tonight, let's go to KFC. Then it turned into a Friday, Saturday, Sunday thing - we'd go to KFC, Hungry Jacks and McDonald's."
It wasn't until Mr Boseley saw a photo of himself taken while holidaying in Cairns that he realised something needed to change.
"After my first PT session I was sick, it was so hard but something had clicked," he said.
"Fast forward to now and I am 84kg and a qualified personal trainer. I didn't know I would fall in love with it as much as I did.
"I spend more time here than I do anywhere else and business is booming. It's never too late to make a career change."