In my case I wanted to lose weight. I had been given a stern talking-to by my doctor and decided it was about time I took it seriously. I found Live for Fitness in my local area and went to meet Carol for an introductory chat. We discussed my goals and what I wanted to achieve and talked about how she could develop an exercise plan for my needs, and also some diet hints and tips to further help me reach my target.
I decided to come and see Carol as I had always struggled with my weight and was fed up with how much it impacted my confidence. Carol had been recommended to me by my sister so I decided to take the plunge. She made me feel at ease immediately and made the process much less frightening. After a few weeks she felt more like a friend that a personal trainer and I would actually look forward to the sessions.
When I first met Carol, I told her how keen I was to get help to reshape the way I looked at exercise and at food – in a bid to get me away from an endless stream of fad diets. Whilst I lost weight quickly, they were unsustainable and also incredibly unhealthy. I knew that I needed a radical change in my eating and fitness habits if I was to lose the weight I needed to before having my baby. Carol was just fantastic.
I went to Carol because I suffered with SPD (also known as pelvic girdle pain) during pregnancy and was still feeling the effects a year later. I was desperate to exercising again as I used to be a keen jogger but had little idea of how to do that without hurting myself of triggering the SPD pain further.
When my wedding was fast approaching and I went for that dress fitting, shock! horror! it couldn’t be done up. I knew I had to take action. Carol was my ‘knightette’ in shining armour. It wasn’t easy for her as I am a type 1 diabetic, but she was brilliant helping me with menu plans and the exercise
After turning 40 in 2012, I was very aware of the saying ‘Hit 40 and get fit or get fat!’ I was doing the latter. I had joined a gym in an attempt to get fit and maybe unsurprisingly I stopped going after about 6 sessions. I need to be fit for my job, working as a stunt performer on some very high profile films, such as ‘Captain America’, War Horse, and have doubled for Matt Damon on films like ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘Greenzone’.