Lost 10kg, 5.4% body-fat & 10cm from waist in 3 months!
“After more than 25 years in cycle racing, I decided I needed six months or so of respite from training and competition. Eight years, a road accident and 2 operations later, I was 4 stone heavier than my ‘racing weight’ and I had given up. I’d lost all hope of ever enjoying riding a bike again. After trying, I thought, everything, I decided on a final roll of the dice with PT Health; and it’s been a revelation.
After 3 months, I’ve lost over two stone. I feel more alert, stronger and fitter than I have done for years. Thanks to PT-Health’s guidance, I finally feel that I can once again look forward to a fit, healthy and very active life. I can’t wait. I’m already out on my bike enjoying much tougher rides than the challenging route that I set as my 6 month target!”
"I’ve been training with Ross now for around 8 or 9 months. Although I tried to keep active and have trained in gyms for over 10 years, I had gradually managed to accumulate around a stone of unwanted weight and was finding it very difficult to keep motivated and consistent enough to get rid of it.
Ross stripped it back and took me back to basics. It was almost like having to forget everything I thought I knew about training!
Through Ross’ strength, power and conditioning programmes, not only am I leaner, I am also stronger- managing to hit a personal best on the back squat, which I just couldn’t do without fear of injury prior to starting with PT Health.
The goal now is to kick on and keep improving."
Lost 9.1kg, 5.6% body fat & 12cm from waist
“I was getting a lot of niggles from running which was taking my enjoyment out of exercising. I wanted to join a gym hoping some strength work and less impact exercising would be beneficial, but didn’t have a clue what I was doing, which led me to PT Health.
The main noticeable achievement has definitely been aesthetics. Whilst I didn't think of it as one of my main goals, I have found this one of my most motivating factors (only down side is I am now finding a lot of my clothes are starting to hang off me).
My general health feels much better - it's surprising how much of a difference cutting out certain foods can make to your feel good factor.
I enjoy the program and if there is something I like or want to add then it can be included.
Having a trainer is very much love/hate - I love having a trainer who will push me harder than I would do when I train myself, but I hate how I can end up hurting for a couple of days after (although it is actually very satisfying).
So many people I know want to look and feel better but are clueless in how to achieve it - I think having that support and someone to push you can definitely help you achieving your goals.”
Lost 13kg (10.6kg fat), 6.7% body fat, 17.5cm from waist and 10cm from chest
"I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 2.5 years ago. I thought it was about time I did something to get it under control by losing weight & getting fitter rather than with pills.
I'm eating a hell of a lot better than I was & feel healthier in myself. In the last three months my blood pressure has gone from dangerously high to well within an acceptable level, which is nice. It might seem a little silly, but it's also been nice to see my trousers getting looser (just had to go down a size).
I've always wanted to do something about getting fitter & losing weight, but I always found excuses to put it off. I like that the program helps me keep focus & stick with it. A massive thanks to Cheryl for all her help. I wouldn't have had a clue where to start, & the program she's got me on has had some great results so far."
"My initial motivation was to try and address a few long term injuries/niggles including a shoulder issue which was the result of a rotator cuff tear caused by a sports injury years ago. A detailed diagnosis and advice from Darren and Ross indicated I could address this and train more completely and effectively if I undertook a rehabilitation programme. This rehab programme was very successful and I became as strong and lean as I have ever been. The programme improved my posture and addressed my shoulder issues very successfully. By the end, I was able to train more completely and with advice on diet got down to less than 9% body fat with good muscle tone.
The key attractions have been: Holistic and well explained approach including nutrition, exercise and wellbeing (including addressing stomach issue which had been holding me back); Non-judgemental and positive attitude; Very effective motivation and encouragement and care taken to avoid injury and take long term approach
If you are serious about achieving results, these guys can really help you do it and you will surprise yourself about how satisfying and rewarding it can be along the way."
Gained 5.1kg of muscle, 3cm to his chest and 2cm to his legs in 9 weeks!
“I’ve been working with PT-Health for around two and half years to try and maximise performance, strength, fat loss and muscle gain during different cycles. Having plateaued with fat loss for a period I decided I was keen to focus on increasing strength and adding muscle. Thanks to a focused programme of strength and conditioning, together with increasing my clean food intake, I was able to successfully add 5kg of muscle with minimal fat gains, the perfect scenario! I’m now going to work on maintaining that muscle whilst trying to lose some more body fat. Their knowledge is exemplary. We’ve experimented and learned what my body does and doesn’t respond to and they’re good company to be around.”
Lost 8kg, 3.8% body fat, 9.1cm from his waist in 30 days
“I was looking to lose weight, but I also recognised that I wanted to form better exercise and eating habits – which wouldn’t just last for the course of the programme.
Since starting the programme I have definitely noticed the difference in how I am feeling physically.
The reason that the programme attracted me was the competitive/challenge format. It was set over a realistic period of time which was long enough to change habits and build a routine, but not to the extent that it overshadowed normal life!
I would strongly recommend the programme as I found it be a challenging but fun process, which gave me enough structure to get through the month and the right balance between healthy eating and exercise. In comparison to other diet/detox programmes, I feel that I am in a much better position to continue my healthier routine and not slip back in to bad habits.”
Lost 3.6kg, 4.5% body-fat, 3.8cm from waist in less than four weeks
"As with any major weight loss plan, I knew this would not be a “one month plan” however, joining the weight-loss competition in May certainly was a good moral and confidence booster! The biggest change to the previous lifestyle was obviously in the food intake. I have changed my diet dramatically – and although I do miss certain foods, I am enjoying the new meal variety and it’s great to see a result from such a simple change. For me, this was always part of a longer goal (20 week fitness plan), so fingers crossed we can see some bigger changes in October.
Well done to all who took part!
Thanks to Ross and Cheryl, I appreciate the help.
Lost 3.5 stone in 20 weeks!
"Seeing myself in some photos of our works Christmas party 5 years ago (the camera never lies) was a real shock I hadn’t realised just how out of shape and overweight I was, and I definitely looked it. Something had to change!
I started at PT Health around the end of September and set myself a target to lose a stone by Christmas, after 12 weeks by mid-December thanks to the training sessions, nutritional knowledge and advice I had lost 2 stone. After the Christmas break by mid- February another stone and a half was gone! Now 5 years on and still 3.5 stone lighter, fitter, stronger and leaner than ever.
I feel a totally different person.
If you are still undecided and not sure if joining PT Health is for you I’d say “Just do it” I cannot recommend them enough it will be one of the best decisions in life you will ever make. If you want to put in the effort, listen and follow the coaching and advice available it is easy to achieve and surpass any goals you set yourself."
"I have been working with Darren at PT Heath now for nearly 3 years. Over that time I have increased my strength, cardio fitness, improved my diet and general well being. The whole system from the initial consultation, postural improvements, injury prevention or rehabilitation exercises works as long as you follow it through. All the team are friendly and motivated by your success and understanding what works for you. Training is no longer a chore and something I look forward to."