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Andrew (July 2013): Weight loss personal training

Andrew wanted to change his lifestyle to become more healthy and lose weight.


When Andrew came to me for Personal Training he had unfortunately not been able to exercise for 8 months due to two knee operations. Previously he was a marathon runner and was told after his operations he would never be able to run again. He was over the recommended BMI for his height and age and therefore his initial goal was to lose weight. He stated ‘I want to get out of the obese BMI category’. My initial approach to his training programme was firstly to improve his muscular strength around the knee avioding overloading the muscles at the same time. It was important to make sure that we started slowly and gave him a solid base to work from so that as his strength improved, he would be training in the correct manner to avoid future injury. 

I gave him a training programme and nutritional advice so support the work we were doing in our personal training sessions. Once his strength built up in his legs we could push his training to the next level and encoporate strength work using barbells, kettle bells, suspension training etc. He also began to run slowly again and a year later entered and completed a half marathon pain free. Andrew was willing to throw himself head first into the training and really got a great results.

I work in the City in London. I have a busy and very active professional and social life and my work demands long hours and several business meetings over lunch/dinner. I am 45 years of age and despite being relatively fit, I had begun to realise that I needed to change my lifestyle! I agreed to a 10-week course with Gemma that has now run for over 15 months. I see Gemma weekly and the results have been incredible. I have lost weight, lost body fat and gained definition that I never thought I would have in my mid 40s. The programmes are varied and challenging and Gemma's advice on overall training and diet have certainly contributed to the results. I would recommend Gemma, she drives you hard but the outcome makes it very rewarding. Most of all Gemma creates a great atmosphere when training you hard so every session is something I really look forward to.