I’d been attending Nancy’s Body Attack classes and following her online when I read her inspirational story and saw so many parallels with myself. I had been focused on losing weight and spent loads of time at the gym, wondering why my body wasn’t where I wanted it to be and thought, I want someone who has been there and understands. After talking about my objectives and the options, I decided to sign up to Nancy’s online and in-person programme for 6 months.
From the go, Nancy helped me set realistic, but stretching targets. She checked in with me regularly and was always there if I had a question in between the monthly in-person exercise sessions. She rewrote my gym programme (making my (limited) time there much more efficient), gave me workouts for specific target areas and produced ‘at-home’ and ‘hotel room’ workouts, which I could use when I couldn’t get to the gym. She planned challenging PT sessions, incorporating different gym equipment, which I then built up the confidence to use alone in my own gym. It was tough but so rewarding to see the changes she tracked and recorded each month.
She also helped me transform my diet which wasn’t as radical as I’d expected – I didn’t have to starve myself or miss out on what I like, just incorporate small changes and make sensible choices. Snacking had always been a downfall and she gave me so many options and recipes to try – the kids love the fruit and nut oat bars and fruit muffins I make now! I have enjoyed trying new foods and am also more confident to make healthier choices when eating out.
In the 6 months I worked with Nancy, I met and surpassed my targets – and couldn’t be happier! I sent Nancy a message on the way to my holiday telling her she’d changed my life and she really has. I have definition in my body and a shape I felt proud to show off in my bikini, for the first time in 20 years! She showed me that I could achieve this realistically – no faddy diets, no obsessive gym behaviour, no missing out on favourite foods. Importantly, she taught me self-belief – when I started with her I struggled with push ups on my knees and can now do 40 on my toes! It’s been hard work but it’s been fun – with Nancy’s sunny, positive personality and motivation I’ve felt like I could do it all the way!
Sara, online and face to face PT, 6 months, 2018
I’d been following Nancy on Facebook for a while having known her a long time ago at school and as my housemate had met her at the gym and was following her, and decided to sign up to some online PT in January. This coincided with me returning to work after maternity leave. I was really stressed about going back and I wanted to help myself by feeling as physically and mentally strong as possible at what was quite an emotional time for me!
The plan is really easy, I wasn’t massively motivated to begin with to be honest. Juggling work, a toddler and my husband travelling a lot with work, meant I didn’t have masses of time to fit in loads of exercise. Nancy was really encouraging and supportive and made it fit around me. She was always close at hand to answer my questions about what foods would be best for me and always sent a motivational message just when I needed it. After the initial 3 months, I wasn’t quite at my goal so signed up for another 6 weeks and have now asked Nancy about a maintenance plan as I’m not ready to go it alone just yet! In the last 4.5 months I’ve lost just over 13kg! I feel fitter and healthier and although I can’t quite believe it, am so pleased with the results!!
Georgie, Online PT (2018)