Martyn and John’s Story on How They Lost 115lbs!
Before Martyn at 49 and John at 59, started personal training with Dale and turned their life around, for many years their weight was steadily getting heavier and heavier. The lack of physical activity and bad eating habits got out of control and nothing seem to work for them. Buying clothes in an extra larger size every time was just one of those things and thought that would be their reality. One day they both finally took a real look at themselves in the mirror and took notice of how breathless they were just climbing a few flights of stairs. John wasn't just overweight and weighing at 15 stone and 2 pounds, he developed type 2 diabetes and had to start taking medication every day and thought he couldn't do nothing to stop this horrendous nightmare. Martyn on the other hand developed major depression and hated himself with passion they was he looked. Martyn had a horrific and an embarrassing experience weighing in at 17 stone and 2 pounds. The harness on the rollercoaster would not lock in and he couldn't fit in the ride. At that moment they both needed professional help and decided to undertake personal training with Dale, hoping to change their life around.
Personal Training in Action
Starting off for them was a real surprise! Dale's encouragement, motivation and passion ensured they are both progressing properly, attempting their customised training and nutrition regimen. Even when they both sometimes fall of the food wagon or struggle with an exercise, Dale was always there for them. Their eating habits were looked into and they both felt personally motivated to change things around. To this day, John is now Type 2 Diabetic free and lost 33lbs of fat, built muscle and strength, and impressively bench pressing 55kg for 10 repetitions! On the other hand, Martyn has lost a total of 82lbs of fat, feels fitter, stronger and healthier. Martyn has now completed a half marathon with a smashing time of 2 hours and 11 minutes. They both persevered for two years and finally they have both defeated their worst nightmare and conquered a full body transformation. This demonstrates that never giving up and being focused on your health and fitness goals, with Dale's support, you can achieve whatever you desire.
Martyn and John's Training and Nutrition
Dale started off teaching them the big basic compound exercises using very controlled motions with not too much weight, but with perfect form, because Dale couldn't chance anyone getting injured. Dale incorporate HiTT (High Intensity Interval Training), as he believes is one of the most effective training methods for burning body fat. Choosing the correct exercises for this intense training protocol is indispensable, however the good news is that any individual can participate in HiTT training, regardless of age or fitness level. Furthermore, flexibility is just as important, however it is never talked about. Flexible muscles make everyday activities easier and may reduce risk of injuries and lower back pain. Regarding to their nutrition, Dale ensured their protein intake were reasonably high, as it is important for muscle repair and growth. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are necessary to fuel their workouts. Dale focused on healthy sources of carbohydrates, which include vegetables and whole grains. Once they both have been dedicated throughout the week, they could reward themselves to a 'cheat meal', therefore still enjoying delicious foods they both worshiped. Dale included these training methods, plus many more, and healthy eating habits to suit their busy schedule and live a happier and healthier life together.
"I spent years trying every fad diet but only gained weight, I was very depressed and hated the way I looked. I was fed up of buying bigger and bigger clothes, after a very embarrassing incident trying to lock my harness on a rollercoaster I realised I needed help. I have been having PT sessions will Dale for 12 months now and it's the best thing I have done. I have lost nearly 5 stone, I am fitter and healthier than I have ever been. I have gone from getting out of breath walking up a flight of stairs to be able to run 8 miles and have registered for a half marathon next year. Dale is a very positive person he never makes me feel bad if I fall off the food wagon or struggle with an exercise he is always encouraging. His workouts are never boring and are full of variety. I know I would have given up when it got tough a long time ago but Dale always pushes me on and to go further. He is very knowledgeable and full of great advice and tips. He is also a great guy. I cannot recommend him enough. If you are reading this thinking I won't be able to do it, if I can anyone can and Dale will be there every step of the way. I can honestly say he has changed my life".
Fitness Goal: Loss weight, Toned Up and increase Fitness
Weight: 17.2 to 11.4
Waist (Inch): 47' to 33.5'
Jean Size: 42 to 32
Body Fat Percentage: 40% (Obese) to 19% (Healthy Range)
Weekly Personal Training Sessions: 2 x Weekly Couples Training
"I started in October 2015 and have been with Dale as my PT since early 2016. I haven't looked back since and have often thought why I didn't I start all of this years before as the benefits and the way I feel about myself since starting have been tremendous. Before starting I was getting steadily heavier and heavier. I lied to myself that I could control my weight if I wanted too and imagined I was lighter than I really was. I just put it down to getting older and taking no exercise. Buying clothes in a larger size every time was just of those things. It seemed like a big awakening when I finally took a real look at myself in the mirror one day and took notice of how breathless I was just climbing a few flights of stairs. Starting off was a real surprise! I thought I'd get loads of put-downs and feel even worse about myself but the reverse was true! I got loads of encouragement with plans set up for regular exercise and improved diet. Even my humble attempts at the beginning were met with positive responses. My diet habits were looked into and I felt personally motivated to change things around. So, today, after a year I've lost loads of weight and my fitness levels have improved beyond anything I could have thought possible and I look and feel so much better about myself. I'll be honest and say it hasn't been a straightforward journey. There have been hurdles such as xmas, full-board holidays and other events. Life I suppose! My feelings are though that it's all under control, even the step backs get turned around. The way I feel about myself now both mentally and physically has given me a real can-do attitude. I know I couldn't have done this without Dale. He's given me so much advice and encouragement, for exercise and diet, over the months and is really knowledgeable and professional. I do weekly gym sessions with Dale plus weekly indoor and outdoor fit camp sessions as well. Dale is always positive and upbeat and I feel motivated by him to continue and I'm really glad to have him as my PT. I've quite a way to go yet to reach my personal target that we've discussed and with Dale I know I'll get there thank goodness. Loving it all !!!".
Fitness Goal: Loss Fat, Build Muscle, Become Fitter and Stronger.
Weight: 15.2 to 12.11
Waist (Inch): 42.5' to 34'
Jean Size: 40 to 32
Body Fat Percentage: 34% (Obese) to 15.9% (Healthy Range)
Weekly Personal Training Sessions: 2 x Weekly Couples Training