This is our legendary friend and client Shane.
He lost over 7.5kg in his first 5 Weeks on The FIFO System. (See the pic above)
Shane works as a mining contractor for FMG on an 8:6 roster.
He was previously fit and heavily involved in Gaelic Football, but a knee injury and busy FIFO work schedule had him away from sport, losing his fitness and adding on a bit of weight as a result.
He came to us with fatigue and high stress, getting sick far more often than usual, working long hours with low quality sleep had him waking up just as tired as he went to sleep.
His shifts can stretch upwards of 14 hours at a time and his roster is sporadic at best, meaning forming some level of routine with his nutrition and training proved difficult.
With no energy to get into the gym the first step was giving him some personalised guidelines to help him navigate the mess hall to feed and nourish his body with what he needed.
Within days of adjusting his nutrition his energy was already improving, pairing this with a structured wind-down phase to improve his sleep and later with some medical-grade magnesium the amount and quality of this sleep improved dramatically.
This made getting into the gym at 2/3am that much easier. After making the earlier morning sessions easier, we got him into a short, but effective training program to get him in and out of the gym with plenty of time to get to the mess to get a good breakie in as well as pack some quality crib.
We also adjusted his programs for when he was at home vs. on site to account for the different availabilities of equipment.
The personalized nutritional guidelines to navigating the mess hall combined with daily guidance and feedback through our photo-journal app Meallogger had his nutrition on-point, along with consistent and efficient workouts has Shane’s weight down 7.5kg in just over 4 weeks from the 16/10 to 22/11.