“You are only limited to what you perceive as being possible”
Meet Ben Lowe, Founder of INTOFIT coaching.
Ben went from Drug and Alcohol addiction & spending nearly 4 years incarcerated to building a successful coaching business and using his story to help other people to turn their life around!
Growing up Ben was part of a good family who instilled great values and beliefs in him. He grew up in your average middleclass home with nothing too much out of the ordinary happening in his childhood although he always felt as though he didn’t belong and didn’t really fit in.
When he was 13 years old his parents divorced and from here on, things took a turn for the worst. At the young age of 15, he moved out of home and continued schooling whilst working at McDonald’s, he still felt as though he didn’t belong and it was at this point that with the help of his work colleagues, he turned to drugs and alcohol for acceptance.
He started just smoking marijuana but before long was hooked on methamphetamine and spent long periods of time not sleeping and chasing his next hit. This continued for quite some years as he looked up to the wrong people for guidance at his young and vulnerable age. Before long he found himself in jail, spending 4 years incarcerated across the space of a 6 years period.
When released in 2015 he vowed it would be the last time and he started studying his degree in personal training. Still struggling with addiction Ben found himself at a point in his life where he felt emptier than ever before. For the first time in his life he had gainful employment working for a local big box gym as a personal trainer. Even still, he couldn’t shake the grips of ice addiction and it wasn’t until the news that he was going to be a father that came like a smack in the face that he realized he was truly at rock bottom and ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH!
Ben walked away from his previous lifestyle and anyone that was associated with it which meant he was back to being alone. This was a familiar place for him but not somewhere that he had been for quite some time and it wasn’t a comfortable place for him to be. His mental health was at an all time low and It was at this point that he started to re-build his life and reinvent himself as the coach that he is today.
One thing that he realized and is a firm believer in is that you are only limited to what you perceive as being possible. When he was in the depth of his ice addiction, the only thing that he saw as being possible was living day to day chasing the next high. It wasn’t until he got the news about being a father that he decided he needed to become someone that his son would be proud to call his father.
Today Ben is the healthiest and strongest he has ever been. Not only physically but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. His journey wasn’t something that happened over night, it was years in the making and is still a work in progress.
Everyone has their demons and the more we run away from them, the harder it becomes to finally face them. The minute we stop running and get comfortable with being uncomfortable and start doing the work we need to do to face them is when we finally start living and becoming who we truly are meant to be.
Every bad decision can have a good outcome if you’re willing to do the difficult work on yourself.
Now Ben uses his story to help others who have similar stories to show them that they are truly capable of anything they put their mind to. It might not happen over night but persistence is key and just like everybody, he still has bad days but looking back on how far he has come and the people he has been able to help keeps him in check.
Your story is never set in stone and it is never too late to start making a change!
Time and time again we have people come to us that have been training for years and can’t do the things they use to due to pain when they perform certain lifts or people who have tried challenge after challenge and got amazing results but always seem to end up back at square one.
At INTOFIT we educate our clients around what it takes to get you out of pain and not only how to reach your goals but what it takes to stay there once you do reach them.
We understand that every client is different and brings a different set of skills and strengths as well as limitations and weaknesses to the table so our goal is to help strengthen those weaknesses so that they are no longer something that holds you back and exploit your strengths so that you can get the most out of your training and become the best version of you!
When you become part of INTOFIT you become part of a unique community of like-minded people and although your goals may seem big or scary or out of reach, we are all here to support you through your journey because when you have the right people in your corner, the odds of success are stacked in your favor by 90%.
"My life has been like a movie where I am the director. I have chosen the script, the costumes and everyone who will be a part of it. Very early on in life I chose to be fit and healthy however this part of the movie went a bit sideways at various stages of the script. This is not an uncommon thing, which is why there is normally some editing of the movie to do so that things can get back on track. My movie needed some serious editing requirements a few years ago so I joined a gym and asked for a personal trainer. I was introduced to Ben Lowe and so the sequel to the first movie of my life began. However this time, Ben is the director. LOL. Ben customized a program for me, after I had told him where my first movie went sideways, and since then my health and fitness part of the movie has been the best part so far. So much more energy for my interests and hobbies, so much more satisfaction with who I am and how I interact with people in general, so much more motivation to stay feeling this amazing. Its so much easier to be happy and love life when you have a great movie playing. Its so good to get out of bed with motivation and excitement for the day and then to “call it a cut” when the sun sets and you still feel a million dollars. I did not give up my glass of wine with dinner, I did not give up my cup of coffee for breakfast, but I have learnt what food intake is good for my composition and what food is not, just like a few of the “extras” in that movie that you need to get rid of sometimes. LOL I will definitely be giving INTOfit credits in my movie. Thank you Ben PS. Luckily George Clooney was not in the gym the day I requested a Personal Trainer because I am afraid I would have picked him. LOL"
"Sales & Marketing Busy work Schedule. I was training inconsistently with no program and no structure around my exercise or diet. IntoFit gave me a lot of Clarity, structure, tips and support around health in general. I would definitely recommend, as the coaching comes from a judgment free space and a genuine care to see individuals hit fitness goals with great support every step of the way."
"Ben has a big heart. If there is one characteristic that those closest to Ben know him for, it would be the care and effort that he puts into his friends, family and clients. It’s been a very special thing to witness firsthand. This is a testimonial for Ben; but rather than just speak to those that are feeling unmotivated, directionless or unhealthy. I’d like to speak more to those that already feel like they have their shit together – Because from my experience, everybody can see benefit from a coach. Before Ben, I would still workout, I’d set my goals regularly, I’d achieve them. I had a routine that worked, and I was happy just rinsing and repeating that process.. So why get a coach? Well, there’s always a new level, and if you want to get there faster it helps to get someone on your team that either knows the way or cares enough to help you find it. As a coach; Ben’s biggest attribute is his ability to really listen. He’s an expert at it. Caring more about why you want to achieve your goals rather than taking them at surface level - He works hard to create an environment where you can open up, connect further to your purpose, and allow you to get to know the most elite version of yourself - From there filling in the gaps is easy. Speaking from personal experience, whether you’re looking for more structure in your life, whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, have someone to hold you accountable or even just need someone in your corner to push you - Ben is your guy. If you’re on the fence about signing up with Ben, take my advice: Write a check and jump on board. You won’t regret it. Having Ben on my side has been an absolute blessing. He’s helped me achieve a net positive in most areas of my life, not just fitness. Get it done. "
"Hey my name is Blake Fardell, I am 20 years old, currently doing data and electrical work whilst also racing supercars in the super 3 category. My schedule is pretty full on with work and training. Before I started with INTOFIT I was not eating properly and not happy with my physique, my mindset stopped me from staying motivated which effected my goals in life with racing and I struggled with training hard and eating well. Working with INTOFIT has increased my confidence, improved my mindset and now I am more disciplined. The results I have seen in just a month and a half with Ben guiding me are insane. I’m extremely happy with how far I have come in such a short time. I now train 110% every session whilst also enjoying the workouts which Ben provides for me. Seeing myself lean out week by week and getting the body I want from calorie tracking and nutritional education has boosted my confidence and motivation to another level. I recommend anyone that is wanting a change in lifestyle and to feel the best they can to have a chat with Ben from INTOFIT. You will not regret it.Apart from the confidence and motivation I now have, seeing the results I am getting in such a short time with the right guidance just pushes me to go harder every day!I’m so grateful for deciding to join INTOFIT, definitely one of my best decision I have made and only eyes forward from here!"
"After only 4 weeks my life had completely shifted, it has now been 10 weeks and I am a whole new person inside and out. The reason why I started seeing Ben was that my life just felt like one big hot mess. I was drinking every day and smoking a pack of cigarettes. I was only eating around 700 calories a day (I thought that was healthy and would help me lose weight). Not only was my physical health suffering, the thought of exercising and even running made me cringe, but my mental health was also at an all-time low. I was having severe anxiety every day and would drink to help my anxiety and it was just a vicious cycle. When I turned 34 I made a decision that enough was enough and I had to start looking after myself. I decided to quit smoking, limit my bad habits and use that money towards investing in myself which involved joining IntoFIT.I can hand on heart say that since I have started training with Ben I have not had anxiety, I have stopped taking my anxiety medication, I haven’t had a cigarette, I am now running 6kms without stopping AND I am eating 1600 calories a day looking the best I have ever looked! (I just purchased size 8 jeans which I haven’t done in like 13 years). This is HUGE for me as I've been in therapy for 12 years to keep my anxiety under control and I can’t believe I have had bigger breakthroughs and seen bigger results in the past 10 weeks than what I have in the past 12 years.It wasn’t about the body image for me, it was about creating total change inside and out. The scariest part was actually believing in myself that I was worthy of this lifestyle change.Since having this faith in myself and having Ben also believe in me ~ I've enrolled into uni, I've started a business and I have believed in myself enough to know that all of this was possible and that I actually deserved it… And that is powerful.So if you're like me and just think that life will keep going and somehow get better. I can tell you it won't. And if it does, it will be a very slow journey with little reward. So trust the process, put your trust in Ben and start living the life you deserve!"