Andy Nuttall’s Incredible Weight loss
May 17, 2016
In the space of just one year Andy Nuttall from Lancashire was able to lose over 30kg (about 65 lbs) in weight and to transform himself from being overweight and unfit into an ultra-endurance athlete.
Andy joined The ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team in 2014 and started training to take on the challenge of riding the 745-mile Paris Brest Paris (PBP 2015) Audax cycling challenge in under 90 hours in August 2015.
Below is his profile for the ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team website – explaining his background and his progress so far – as well as links to his television interview from 19 January 2015 where he talks about the PBP 2015 challenge and a link to the ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team web page.
Name: Andy Nuttall (UK).
Age: Born in 1969.
Personal Information: In a relationship with Cathy – and I have two daughters (8yrs) and (5yrs). Cathy’s children are 13 & 14.
Interests: Riding my ElliptiGO! Walking the my dogs in the countryside and have just started running events.
Sporting Background: Started cycling to work in my 20′s and was quite competitive on the weekly evening 10-mile Time Trials in and around Preston (with sub-23 mins on a conventional racer). Initial Time Trial times on the ElliptiGO were 36 mins (and I am looking forward to lowering them to the sub 30′s in 2015).
I spent 5 years in Turkey – from 2005 – and used the gym and took up competitive Tennis. Fast forward to 2014 (post divorce), at the age of 44 I had gained weight (108kg from 75kg) so took a course of action to get myself fit.
I lost the 18kg in 3 months (at the beginning of 2014) through a mix of speed walking and dieting – and managed to get myself to an overall 90kg.
Again. Fast-forward to when I bought an ElliptiGO (I sold my BMW motorcycle to pay for it)! I am using the ElliptiGO as my main mode of transport to and from work – and will be using the ElliptiGO during rain or shine (weight under 80 kg currently – and still reducing).
I entered the Warton to RAF Coningsby charity bike ride over the Pennines (170-miles on the ElliptiGO) in September and enjoyed every second of it!
I push myself to do a Personal Best when the conditions are right, but in the main I try to compare myself as a high ranking “standard cyclist” – and I like to push my limits every day.
Why I’m doing PBP 2015: I must say that I have come a long way in a year with respect to achieving a standard fitness level, let alone one of an athlete… I love the challenge and the training!
I love riding my ElliptiGO and I know that the PBP 2015 ElliptiGO challenge is right up my street (when it comes to a personal goal). I am confident that my ElliptiGO is the right vehicle to do the ride on and it really does suit me down to the ground.
I am looking forward to the qualifying rounds to help support my incremental goals until August 2015 when I reap the benefits of my training.
Something most people don’t know about me: I was stuck up a tree for 3 hours, not knowing how to climb down… This was finally sorted out by my Dad by saying that I wouldn’t be getting any “Tea” if I didn’t climb down.
I can ride a unicycle – and my goal is to ride the 14-mile distance to work (and back) in a day.
“When a door closes another door should open, but if it doesn’t open, then go through the window….”