Nathan Hewitt from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales struggled with overweight during his childhood and early teenage years. At 15 he already weighed 321 lbs. The turning point for him was a rather unpleasant and humiliating experience at the Alton Towers theme park where he was turned away from a roller-coaster ride as he wouldn’t fit behind the safety bar.
This was when Nathan knew it was time to change his life for good. Through healthy eating and sports he not only managed to lose a staggering amount of weight but he also turned into an inspirational fitness instructor. Nathan, who is 23 years old today, will receive a $10,000 worth grant for young entrepreneurs from the Welsh government. The young man now states that losing all his extra weight has not only changed his appearance but his personality as well. Now he is a much more confident and healthy person who wants to help other children who are struggling with excessive weight as he once did.