Arthur Boorman; Gulf Veteran Transformation

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Arthur Boorman is an ex-paratrooper with over 200 jumps to his name. After retiring from active duty, plagued with injuries from his time in service, he went into a downward spiral that resulted in him weighing 340lbs, being riddled with chronic pain, suffering from depression, being sleep deprived through obstructive sleep apnoea, and a gamut of other issues.

Desperate, Arthur reached out to ex-wrestler named Diamond Dallas Page, who had set up his own Yoga practice system (DDPY). As Arthur puts it, Dallas “called [him] out”, and ultimately became an instrumental catalyst for the change that transformed Arthur into a completely new man.


His subsequent transformation video posted on youtube in 2012 has garnered more than 28 million views.


For a deep-dive insight into Arthur's story, be sure to catch up on our first ever podcast.


  • Chronic pain 
  • Psychological difficulties after finishing military career (Arthur has talked about this elsewhere)
  • Raising a family 
  • Being told that he 'will never walk again' by medical professionals 
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Depression 
  • Severely reduced mobility