Weight loss can be an incredibly challenging feat for some people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic.

In the US alone, more than two thirds of adults are considered overweight, according to figures from the Disease Control and Prevention.

But for one family, six months of perseverance, motivation and sweat really paid off.

Jesse, a 32-year-old photographer in Xiamen, China documented his families transformation as they embarked on a new fitness regime.

In a move to strengthen the bond in the family, Jesse invited his father, mother and pregnant wife to take part.

His father arrived with a beer belly and a lack of energy but they started walking and then jogging - adding more exercise as they went along.

Eventually, the family ended up in the gym and the results are unbelievable.

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