Robert is originally from the Philippines but has lived in New Zealand for over 16 Years.

He joined Jumpstart (the programme for people with Diabetes) back in February and has worked really hard in the gym and has now lost 20kg!

‘Prior to the YMCA, I didn't exercise publicly.  I am so conscious of how big I am, I do physical activities within the confines of my own home. Joining the Jumpstart Programme gave me an insight of my current health status.  The amazing staff at YMCA Hamilton encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, re-educated me with the importance of nutrition in battling diabetes and inspired me to use various exercise equipment in their gym to attain my goals. ‘