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MTAN: Boris Petrovski

MTAN: Boris Petrovski

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Meet Charlestown’s latest More Than a Number, Boris!

Full time dad.

Have you always been involved in fitness or exercise?
From my teens to my twenties I played Australian Rules football and did Karate. Gradually work took over and exercise became rare and the weight went on. I used to do Aussie Rules training two nights a week and playing on the weekend, Karate training two nights a week, and I would play squash one night a week.

Did you have a goal when you first joined Planet Fitness?
No, I just needed to keep moving so that I wouldn’t block another artery. I’ve had stents twice now and after the last one I needed to try as I don’t think I would get a third chance.

What was your perception of gyms/health clubs before you joined? Has it changed after joining Planet Fitness?
I always thought gyms were for regular “thin” people who were already fit. Yes, my perception has changed.

What are your fitness goals for the future?
I started at about 130kg and my first goal was 110kg – I’m at about 116kg now. When I get to that goal my next goal will be to try to get under 100kg.

Biggest obstacles you have had to overcome on your fitness journey?
Extreme back pain from 3 bulging discs, without strong medication it would be impossible for me to continue trying to overcome my depression and anxiety.

Do you have sources of inspiration? If so what are they?
Mainly going to concerts, without the euphoria of that feeling of being there I think the depression would take over.

What is your weekly fitness regime?
I try to spend 2 to 3 hours on a treadmill every day, I do approximately 10 to 15kms.

Favourite quote?
“You get nothing with a fist that you can’t get in multitudes with you hand open.” Paul Stanley – KISS