IF SOMEONE told Rockhampton's Brad Villiers four months ago that he'd be gearing up to run a 5km event, he wouldn't have believed them.
But it only took four months of weights, boxing, cardio and healthy eating to turn Brad's life around.
The Sea FM breakfast announcer said he'd never felt better.
"A few months back I had a health scare with my blood pressure, so I did something about it," Brad said.
Since May Brad's committed himself to three sessions a week at the gym.
But not only is he getting fit for himself, but for his family.
"I have two little boys I need to take care of, and they've got a lot of energy."
While Brad has been hitting the gym, he's also changed the way he eats.
"It's about making the right choices when it comes to food," he said.
"The hardest thing for me was limiting my portion size. I used to think because it was time to have tea, I had to eat a lot.
"I've even cut out junk food; and my good food choices have been filtering down to my kids who love eating veggies," Brad said.
Brad's trainer Damien Bath, from Jetts Allenstown, said Brad had been determined to get healthy and fit since the start.
"He puts in 110% commitment every time, and never whinges," he said.
Damien will be running alongside Brad in the Spring Classic on October 6.
"I'll be giving Brad support and motivation to cross the finish line," Damien said.
"I actually don't like running, so it's ironic my next goal is a 5km run," Brad said.
Tips for a healthier lifestyle:
- Diet - this is the most important factor, make the right choices about what you eat.
- Exercise - It's about finding a type of exercise that works for you - running, yoga, walking or the gym
- Get fit at home - you can do basic exercise at home like squat, sit-ups and push-ups
- Making time - ensure you make time to exercise. Even gyms are flexible these days with most open 24/7.