Eddie Perfect trained with Vibes Fitness Fitzroy
EDDIE PERFECT talks about Margie Cerato; much more than just a personal trainer
Something happens when you reach thirty years of age as a man (possibly as a woman, too, I don’t know… I’ve never been one); physically, everything slows down. I was told this, and although I have never been a thin guy, I guess I’ve always been able to knuckle down and shed excess weight pretty quickly.
I was thirty one years of age and coming off the back of a three year writing process on “Shane Warne The Musical” and my weight was a little out of hand. I’m not a vain guy, but I didn’t like tying my shoelaces and feeling there was just a bit too much of me in the way. I also knew that what I was about to do in terms of performing a two and a half hour show, seven times a week in a role which saw I never left the stage, was going to require me to be not only physically fitter and a few kilos lighter, but mentally strong, positive and focused. I needed a crash overhaul, really.
This is where Margie Cerato comes in. My friend, a producer, recommended Margie and said she’d really turned things around for her… which was some recommendation because my friend was a boozing, smoking, ridiculously hard-working women- the sort who puts everything into others and neglects herself. I met Margie and we started working.
I think it’s important for me to point out some things about Margie which make her unique and which makes this not just another standard testimonial if there is such a thing. Margie is incredibly generous. I suppose it’s about attention to detail, attention to you, but it’s also small things- making sure you’re comfortable, accommodating your own interests, humour, attitudes……..
I saw results really quickly because I submitted myself to Margie’s will, her infectious enthusiasm and her advice.
By the time “Shane Warne The Musical” opened I was physically ready. Six weeks with Margie was actually enough time to affect a massive difference in my physical appearance and my stamina levels. The show is massively demanding both physically and vocally………………………….. But it was also more pressure, more stress, more grief than I had ever experienced.
Eddie Perfect, January, 2009