Ben Hershman

I joined Inner West Outddor fitness about three years ago in my early 40’s. My wife was my inspiration as she had been going to boot camp a few years head of me and had more energy. I didn’t know quite what to expect. I knew I didn’t want a military style experience (been there done that when younger), but I did want to get fit. I was fed up of playing with my kids in the park and running out of puff! The first month is tough. I started with one session a week but to really benefit you need to aim to get to four and in reality make three a week. I transitioned to about three sessions a week after about a year and immediately felt the benefits. All my fellow exercisers are a great bunch of people. Different ages and fitness levels, but we all get on and have a laugh along the way. Seeing the regulars at 6 am is a good feeling because you feel like you are sharing the journey to fitness with like minded people. Most of the regulars have been going longer than me! I get out of bed wondering what is in store as every session is different. The variety is tremendous. All I know is that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are about overall fitness, Thursday morning is boxing and Fridays is lots of exercises along the foreshore at Glebe.  Every three months or so we do a fitness test and get to see our progress (or if we have gone backwards). The trainers motivate and encourage everyone and I love the fact that no session is easy. You are pushed hard in a way that ensures you work you body and your mind. I feel positive and sharp after every session.











“Kept the kids on track”

“Nick Woodall connected with our school through the Links to Learning program to help a group of disengaged boys. Nick connected with these students and produced outstanding results through his great relationship skills, strong work ethic and consistent role modelling. He continued to selflessly work with students in a one to one mentoring capacity with the pure motivation of wanting to help. He is a credit to his profession and has left an indelible mark on our students. I’m truly grateful for his generosity over the years”

 Vince O’Donnell
Head Teacher Welfare
Sydney Secondary College-Leichhardt Campus
These testimonials were published with the express permission of these clients of Inner West Outdoor Fitness