How Peter Carvell Lost Over 100lbs And Gained A Million Youtube Subscribers
The Belly-Blast From The Past
Meet Peter Carvell, a 39-year-old personal trainer who was in our Belly Off weight-loss section in 2007. Despite his transformation being over a decade ago, Peter has maintained his momentum.
- Location: Pretoria
- Occupation: Online Fitness Trainer
- Age: 39
- Height: 1.82m
- Weight Before: 295.6 lbs
- Weight After: 179.2 lbs
He is now a home fitness and body transformation expert, online training coach and the creator of sixpackfactory.com. Peter has major influence on the SA and International fitness community with over a million subscribers on his YouTube channel which he started back in 2006 to help him stay motivated during his own transformation. It’s hard to believe that this is the same man who let himself go back in ’06. This is his story.
“I worked as a personal trainer in the UK for four years before our company was sold and we all lost our jobs. I found myself back in South Africa without a job, no friends, broke, and living on my brother’s couch, with an increased level of depression – which led to me picking up around 100lbs in about three years.”
“My brother asked me to help him push his wife’s car one morning, and I fainted. I ended up at hospital to see if I’d had a heart attack, but luckily it was nothing serious. I was only 26, so I decided that I had to get back in shape and improve my health.”
“My brother had a gym membership he wasn’t using so I started just going to the gym and doing spinning classes, and tried to remove the unhealthiest food from my eating plan. This helped me lose the first 15 lbs , after which I decided to get more focused.”
But Peter faced another problem when his bro’s membership expired. He had nowhere to train but home.
So, how did he do it? It’s simple, really. “I created home workouts, using mainly my body weight and some dumbbells I had at home; and I started training six days per week, for around 30-45min per day."
It worked out well for Peter as over the next 7 months he lost around 100lbs and got 6 pack abs for the first time in his life.