Transforming your body against all odds – motivational documentary

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This is the first time that my past 10 years life story and motivation for my transformation has been put to video, thanks to two people who crossed my path (Adriaan Fourie and Gary King)

It is not something I talk easily about because of all the emotions involved. I see this step of making the video as part of the emotional healing process.

The purpose of this video is meant to inspire and give hope to those that feel they are in a hopeless situation.

Life is beautiful and precious and we can never throw in the towel. There is so much beauty in this life but we have to get up and find it. We don’t have to search far but we must take that first steps.

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Whatever you might be facing today, there IS HOPE!

Gert Louw


Author: gertlouw

In the deepest south of South Africa you will find me. Dwelling in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town. I live close to God and try to follow in the footsteps of Christ as led the Holy Spirit. I am a fitness freak right now…but struggle with the cardio – my body just not built for much cardio! The weights I LOVE throwing around! The battle against the weights and intense strength required, is really my cup of tea! I am one of those LOUD guys in gym while training, that’s why I train when as little as possible people around…lol! Starting now with my building phase (3 months) and me and my training partner is really pushing each other to new heights. He is more cardio orientated than me so he is currently KILLING ME! SO 6-PACK, I AM WAITING…SHOW ME HOW DEEP YOUR CUTS CAN GO! Other passions include Karate and Judo and wrestling (and off course surfing for many years). Karate I did for many years, Judo 4 yrs and for a short period kickboxing until I was knocked silly one time with blood all over and teeth protruding through my lip, but if I have to choose over, I would choose wrestling…simply because of the brutal power against power game with your opponent. Love it. Love my home theatre hobby, making youtube videos and spending time with family! Can’t wait for 4K projectors to hit mainstream! For those interested, this blog is my database of all my fitness and transformation knowledge. And NO (!) I am not getting any money for it, not selling anything on it and neither do I promote anything on it or getting sponsored by anybody. My blog is simply where I want to help other guys living a healthier life and become the best they can be, inside and out and ultimately it is my legacy I want to leave my one and only son – now 7 y/o and already eager to get his 6-pack! I started my healthy living after a very close call with death at age 40 and since then fighting against severe kidney and liver damage. Don’t like talking about it, but this is now 10 years after I was given 2 years to live. After much hardship one of my main aims now is to assist other guys with healthy living and transforming themselves inside and out. I don’t know how much grace will still be given me, but I live now every moment to be the best I can be. To be the best bodybuilder I can be, the best father, best husband and best friend to those whom my paths crosses. I want to live a life worth living and not just do what excites me or pleases me. Living with grace everyday, death becomes a closer reality. This is how I view it: ~DEATH~ A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to Leave the examination room and said, ‘Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side..’ Very quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know..’ ‘You don’t know? You’re, a Christian man, and don’t know what’s on the other side?’ The doctor was holding the handle of the door; On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, ‘Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room before. He didn’t know what was inside.. He knew nothing except that his master was here, And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing… I know my Master is there and that is enough.’ Feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Reading this far, the last bit important info on me you need to know, is that my anchor in life is Jesus Christ. Please bear in mind, English is my 2nd language and as a result their might be spelling, grammatical and other language errors in my blog – I do apologise for this! Wish you all many blessings. Gert Louw

5 thoughts on “Transforming your body against all odds – motivational documentary

  1. Truly amazing and inspiring Gert! You are a huge motivation for my training and i have been following you for some time.

    I have acquired a little girl as of late, and was wondering if i could get your wisdom (being a dad as well) on how to condense workouts. I dont have a home gym, so getting to the gym 3 x p/w is about the most i can do. Could you recommend a ‘condensed’ routine for the “building” phase similar to your routine? Much appreciated bud. Hope to hear from you soon.


    1. Just want to say thanx for the feedback DUTCHIE!
      Congratulations on the baby girl! They DO change your life and outlook.
      Fully understand your wish to condense workouts.
      Couple of suggestions:
      1. Stay away from training partners – they help a lot but will add much time to your workout length.
      2. Incorporate supersets into your workouts – it is intense and a great timesaver.
      3. Limit the time doing cardio and rather focus your diet for fatloss. Use your available time to built muscle.
      You do not need more than 30-40 min of dedication time in a gym to grow – 4 days a week.
      Hope this helps?
      Wish u success my friend!

  2. WOW this was a tremendous video.
    As I commented, I have known you for years, but never knew you. This was truly an inspiring video.
    I’d really like to have you as a trainer!
    Keep in touch please. I signed up for most of your informational sites.
    Hope to hear from you soon

    Mr. Eric McCulla
    Principal Delaware Valley Charter High School
    5201 Old York Road
    Logan Plaza – Suite A
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    Phone: 215-455-2550 Ext. #205
    Fax: 215-455-5701
    Cell: 215-910-1191


    1. Rick – good to hear from you my friend!
      Thanx for the feedback on the video…and yip if u were closer it would be great to have a couple of training sessions together!Hope u are well?
      Wish u a awesome day – train hard and grow!

  3. I have known Gert for years thru another site. His transformation is inspiring.
    I would give anything to have him train me.
    If he can do it I believe that I can as well.

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