Ben Meakin (pictured) has challenged the gym to reveal whether the challenge was based solely on weight loss or overall health after completely changing his lifestyle

F45 Australia: Sydney dad claims he is the rightful winner of the fitness challenge

Buff Aussie Dad Who Changed His Life When He Tried To Win An F45 Fitness Challenge Ripped Out While Another Athlete Takes The Title: ‘I Was Eating, Sleeping And Breathing From The Competition’

  • Sydney’s dad has claimed he is the rightful winner of the F45 fitness challenge
  • The competition offered the winner a holiday to Fiji after four weeks of training
  • Ben Meakin wants his final body scan compared to that of the winner of the challenge
  • In a statement, F45 Training Incorporated said they were looking into the situation

An aspiring MMA fighter has claimed he is the rightful winner of an F45 fitness match that offered a free vacation to Fiji – because it changed his life.

Sydney Father Ben Meakin completely changed his lifestyle during the competition, he woke up in the morning to go for a run and completed four training sessions every day for a month.

However, he now wonders if the challenge was only judged on weight loss only, instead of the change in his overall health, after a contestant who lost more pounds than he took the title.

Mr Meakin started each day with a smoothie consisting of protein powder, beetroot and coconut water and spent hours preparing meals.

Ben Meakin (pictured) has challenged the gym to reveal whether the challenge was based solely on weight loss or overall health after completely changing his lifestyle

He said from day one that he was determined to win the fitness challenge and insisted that he was not a sore loser and just wanted a fair chance.

“From day one, I was already done eating for the week,” he said A current matter

“I told everyone I was going to win the challenge and from day one I wanted to win it and I spent every hour I was awake preparing food, working out, going to bed at 8:30 at night and getting up at 3:30.” o’clock in the morning.

“By the end I was eating, sleeping, breathing from the competition.”

The man who won the holiday to Fiji lost 15 pounds — six more than Mr. Meakin — who still lost nearly nine pounds during the challenge (photo, Mr. Meakin's before and after shots)

The man who won the holiday to Fiji lost 15 pounds — six more than Mr. Meakin — who still lost nearly nine pounds during the challenge (photo, Mr. Meakin’s before and after shots)

F45 offered the winner of the one-month fitness challenge a trip to Fiji (pictured)

F45 offered the winner of the one-month fitness challenge a trip to Fiji (pictured)

The aspiring MMA fighter paid $60 a week F45 for four weeks, as well as an additional $140 for body scans used to determine the winner of the match.

The man who won the holiday to Fiji lost 15kg – six more than Mr. Meakin – who still lost nearly 9kg in the challenge.

Mr Meakin said his dedication to the challenge meant he missed time with his young son, which had been one of his main motivators.

He said it was difficult to move his family abroad because he was a primary school teacher and had to pay bills and a mortgage.

Mr Meakin (right) said his dedication to the challenge meant he missed time with his young son, who had been one of his main motivators

Mr Meakin (right) said his dedication to the challenge meant he missed time with his young son, who had been one of his main motivators

“I took time for my little boy’s life, my partner’s life… I paid my money to enter that competition and I wanted to have a fair chance,” he said.

Mr. Meakin has since moved into a gym that claims to assess participants only using body scans – which use formulas to measure the amount of bone, muscle and fat.

In a statement, F45 said the challenge is a “community-based health transformation program designed to create life-changing outcomes.”

Each franchisee is responsible for executing and delivering the program and establishing the terms, conditions and criteria for the challenge.

Parent company F45 Training Incorporated has been made aware of Mr Meakin’s issue and is reviewing the situation.

In a statement, F45 Training Incorporated said they had been notified and were reviewing the situation (photo, people are training at an F45 gym)

In a statement, F45 Training Incorporated said they had been notified and were reviewing the situation (photo, people are training at an F45 gym)

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