Thomas is fitter with supports


Over the last year, Mai-Wel Participant, Thomas has been working 1:1 with Support Worker, Zac, to achieve his goal of a healthier lifestyle.


Through his NDIS funding, Thomas has been supported to obtain a gym membership, build exercise into his routine and has learned to prepare healthy meals independently through cooking supports. 

When Thomas first started attending the gym, he had a goal to lose weight but was unsure of other achievable goals to work towards. Once he began attending regularly, he learned he wanted to build his strength and made this one of his goals. With regular gym work, Thomas is now able to bench press 60kg, which is 40kg heavier than when he started.

In Thomas’ cooking supports, he learnt basic kitchen safety, nutrition, portioning ingredients, how to cook a range of meals and to build an affordable and balanced diet. 

From the combination of healthy meals that he can prepare himself and attending the gym regularly, Thomas has lost 16kgs in body weight and is just 2kg away from his goal weight. In addition,

Thomas has learnt how to set realistic goals and to work towards them by breaking the goal in to small and achievable tasks. 

Thomas has set himself a new goal of being more social and making new friends. He is working toward achieving this by participating in Life FUNdamentals 'Chill Out' and 'Saturday Social' activities. 

Pictured above: Thomas, pictured with Mai-Wel Support Worker,
Zac, is enjoying working to achieving his health and fitness goals. 

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