ABOUT MD FITNESS
Hi and welcome to MD Fitness. Are you ready to be transformed? Do you want to lead a healthy lifestyle? If you said ‘Yes’ you have come to the right place.
MD Fitness first started out as Mel and Danny Fitness and later become Mental Discipline after we reaslied how much dedication was involved to living a healthier lifestyle.
The goal of MD Fitness and what inspires both Mel and Danny has been to show people that a healthy and fit lifestyle isn’t as hard as you think, and doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the gy as there are alternatives that can be customised to meet your needs and goals.
To understand MD Fitness and why it is important to see people gain the healthy lifestyle both Mel and Danny have come to enjoy and love, is to first understand where they both started. See below for their personal stories.
We hope that this will give you an insight into how two ordinary people took on the challenge of totally transforming themselves, through health and nutrition and have sustained this change.
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I am a mum, wife, nana and an early childhood teacher working full time and living in Cambridge New Zealand. My passion for health and fitness began in 2012 when I realised that I was overweight and unhappy. Having spent the previous three years studying, raising a family and working full time I acknowledged that rewarding myself with excess food and alcohol was the cause. The last straw was when my mother suffered from a heart attack which finally prompted a change.
I feel so grateful that I made the lifestyle changes to eat cleaner and incorporate exercise into my routine so that I can look forward to fitness and mobility as I move forward through life. To compliment my knowledge I have completed an advanced weight loss nutrition diploma.
My passion is now to help others by sharing the knowledge which I have gathered and strategies that I have trialled for myself. It saddens me to see people so desperate that they reach out and pay extortionate amounts of money for quick fix diet solutions which may well result in short term benefits but cannot be sustained for life. My goal is to support these people and teach them how to care for themselves and their family which will improve their health through nutrition and exercise.
I won the first runner up at the Jade MacKinnon NZ Fitness Model Search, Fit Mum 2018
Hi, I am Danny Burt a Personal Trainer, father and husband to Mel. I operate my personal training business at Anytime Fitness here in Cambridge. I have always enjoyed physical exercise, however, throughout the years I have often let life get in the way and gained weight. There was a stage in my life where I had grown to 107kg in bodyweight, I am currently 76kgs and have been as low as 62kg. I must mention here that when I say grown to 107kgs, it wasn’t the sort of growth that you think, I had a 44-inch waist and I was “FAT”
My body type falls into the ectomorph category, so yeah, I’m your typical skinny guy. So at 107kgs, I can assure you it wasn’t pretty.
I have learnt a lot over the years and have a much greater knowledge of food, exercise and my personal mental health. My goals are to continue to be better than I was yesterday and continue to push forward no matter how hard and is the same goal that I have for my clients.
I enjoy being fit, strong and healthy. I love to compete and challenge myself and have learnt to step out of my comfort zone in this industry. It is an extremely liberating and fantastic way to meet new people and make friends with people with the same goals as yourself.
I won NZ Model Search Fit Dad in 2018 run by Jade MacKinnon and was 3rd in Natural Physique Nationals in the INBA in 2017
My long term goal is to take someone all the way to the top of the fitness industry, to be their pt, coach and mentor – will you be that person?
Ready to TRANSFORM yourself? In the comfort of your own home?
How did MD Fitness start
Sometimes in life, you reach a crossroad. We all become so busy in our lives with work, our families and our social circles that we forget about ourselves and our health and fitness.
We were no different, however, when the people you love around you become ill you start to think about your own mortality. We made the decision to make a change in our lifestyle and be better versions of ourselves.
Both Mel and Danny come from completely different backgrounds. Danny was an extremely active young man right up until his early 20’s and Mel was a young Mum and never involved with physical activity.
Mel was the major player in how MD Fitness was formed, it was through her decisions that she saved our families life from obesity and poor health.
The name MD Fitness simply started off as our first initials Mel and Dan. Together we belonged to a group of enthusiastic people who were doing exactly what we were doing, exercise and eating better to try to change their lives. Through this group, we made lots of friends and totally transformed our bodies until we had outgrown the group and needed greater challenges. We realised through the sacrifices we had made to turn our lives around, that it not only required encouragement but a lot of mental discipline to get up and get our workouts completed.
Mental Discipline, Mel and Dan Fitness was formed when we realised just how much our story and our transformation inspired others. It takes a lot of self-motivation and commitment to reach your health and fitness goals, but it takes even more mental discipline to succeed week in and week out.
Our goals are to continue to inspire and encourage people and give them an understanding that we still face the same battles as we used to and totally understand where they are coming from. We were them.
Key Message: Do it for you, make the commitment for you, don’t make excuses and certainly do not give up. YOU ARE WORTH IT. Move your body and learn how to eat right.
Why have a Trainer?
Having a trainer or coach helps keeps you accountable. You will be taught how to perform the prescribed exercises correctly and effectively. Having great form is the key to getting greater future results.
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The key to losing weight is to be in a calorie deficit, therefore, burn more calories than you consume. For more information click here
Don’t think about it, do it – we will help and guide you all the way, you have our full support. I want to be transformed – click here.
Why Choose Us?
Experience is the key to success, learning the hows will benefit you greatly.
WHAT CLIENT'S SAY
Mark Mawdsley / Member - Anytime Fitness Cambridge
Anytime Fitness Cambridge put me in touch with Danny shortly after I joined with them. I was after someone who could give me some direction for my training, without having a regular PT. Danny put together a program for me that focused on my goals, he then guided me through the program with three initial one on one sessions.
Danny is knowledgeable, was willing to work in with my schedule, and is easy to talk to. The program he prepared was easy to understand and delivered the results I was seeking. Starting out with a personalised program gave me assurance that the time spent in the gym was not going to be wasted or misguided. I have no hesitation in recommending Danny to anyone who is wanting expert advice or a regular trainer.
Susan Hill / PT Client
My sessions with personal trainer Danny Burt have been invaluable for my overall wellbeing. I’ve changed from being a reluctant gym attendee (looking on strength training as an activity that I ought to undertake for bone health) to looking forward to the training sessions. I know I’m feeling stronger physically and I’m also enjoying the rewards of learning new skills and meeting challenges.
Danny brings extensive knowledge and experience to personal training. He demonstrated the correct techniques and then went through each exercise thoroughly, challenging me but also providing positive feedback. I now feel equipped to carry on training by myself.
I believe that without Danny’s sessions and programmes I would no longer be going to the gym. I highly recommend Danny as a personal trainer.
Joe Burrows / PT Client
“Having never used personal trainer I use to believe why pay for information that you can get online for free. After a long hiatus from the gym, I decided it was time to get some motivation to help fast track some goals. I choose Danny as he can walk the talk and has the results to prove it. He helped me not only achieve my short term goals but proved how much I needed a trainer to improve my form and keep me accountable. I’m now much stronger and fitter – looking forward to smashing the long term goals. Thanks, Danny!”
Brooke Fitzgerald / PT Client
Highly recommend Danny as a personal trainer! He is very knowledgeable and passionate about health, fitness and his clients. Danny is professional and friendly and makes me feel very comfortable and confident at the gym as I am very much a beginner.
Ana Nieuwoudt / PT Client
Danny is an excellent trainer with a vast knowledge of the health and fitness industry. He works with a person on all levels, physically, mentally and emotionally. I never get bored with workouts as they are always challenging, creative and fun! Very easy going person who is also encouraging and pays close attention to his client’s form which I think is really important for a trainer. He also takes pride in his own health and fitness which is another important aspect for me when choosing a PT. I would highly recommend Danny as a trainer!
Tejaswinee Singh Potekar / PT Client
Wow! Can’t thank Danny enough for his motivation and belief in me as he knows exactly what his clients are capable of doing more than I guess the person themselves knows, and just as you want to give up, Danny is like ‘I know you can do it’ well that means & impacted me a lot as I actually achieved my goal in just 2 months of training. I feel a lot stronger & confident in my skin. Thanks, Danny & MD fitness for your hard work, motivation, dedication and time.
Brandy Smith / PT Client
Danny is so inspiring! His encouragement and motivation to help me are so selfless. He truly cares 100% about getting his clients healthy and where they want to be, no matter how much work it takes!