Congratulations to all of the Cut 4 Cash challengers. We were blown away by the transformations that the challengers have undergone - Collectively, a total of 918.7kg of weight was lost. 804.6kg of fat disappeared, and 88.5kg of muscle was gained. The 8-week challenge of healthy eating powered by the team at Nourish App and exercise at Northern Arena gym was designed to kick old habits to the curb and make a positive change in their lives.
Pre and post-challenge photos, support groups, and Evolt Body Biometric Scans were involved in helping motivation and measuring results. The participants were pushed to the max mentally and physically but gained much more than just stats and prize money.
"It was so difficult choosing winners from a huge group of people who had achieved incredible results." Jo - Gym manager Northern Arena
But there had to be a winner. From all the staff at Northern Arena - we are honored to have been part of this journey with you. Congratulations to the winners in every sense of the word. Sharing a prize pool of $19,000 was:
Hayley McCollum Jared Pouwhare
Staff Deb Handford
Here's what some contestants said about their Cut for Cash experience.
Everyone who joined should be incredibly proud of themselves, what we all achieved, and the friendships and differences we all made ourselves. We all got out of our comfort zones, sacrificed a lot and showed up when it got tough. Pushing and seeing one another pick others up when struggling made an enormous difference.
Here’s to newfound health with healthy habits that I hope we all continue.
The support from both trainers and competitors has been tremendous! Learning to navigate a new healthy life with bubs has been challenging but rewarding.
I was struggling before, not only with my physical health but also my mental health. I was at a point where I was the heaviest I had ever been and wasn't fitting any of my clothes. I would always hide behind the camera because I felt repulsed seeing myself ! - NOW I eat healthily and mindfully, have drastically reduced my alcohol intake, have been going to the gym multiple times per week, get out of bed early, and have been in front of a camera and felt good. My clothes are fitting again or loose, and I feel much more energised.
I’m delighted with my results! I’m hoping that it continues now that I’ve set this baseline and better habits!
This challenge got me back up on my feet. Eating healthy, exercising and now with all the strength building.
I am so grateful to the Northern Arena and Nourish team for all their support and the awesome people I met along the way!!
I just wanted to say that this challenge was literally life-changing for me.
I was sick of my excuses, and sadly I’m the type of person that needs a bit of structure and accountability around me, so I thrived in this setting.
You guys are awesome; honestly, I already feel like I’m part of the gym community! Everyone’s been so nice!
I feel better, I’m eating much better, and my family is happy and proud of me. My kids are enjoying a dad who wants to hike and play outside with them.
The finish of the challenge won’t be my finish line because, for the first time in decades, I have a dream that I’m working towards again.
This competition has made me realize I can do it. If I put in the hard work, the results will come.
You guys have shifted my mindset; I was honestly at a point of accepting my weight and thinking it’s gone too far to get back... Now I wake up excited for the day again for the first time in a long time.
Thank you to those who have shared your experiences and stories with us.