Life changing is a term which gets thrown around freely these days - but for Joanne her journey truly has been!

"If it inspires one person it’s made a difference! I think you can see it in my face in the picture on the left that I was just completely lost, having been through a massive change in family circumstances I didn’t know how to get back to me and can, without doubt, say a new fantastically different me!

But you have to start somewhere right? And my sanctuary like it’s always been is in the gym, ready to start rebuilding and encouraged by you, I started forward to today and all I can say is wow!

I’ve surprised myself this time, I’ve moaned and talked and had the odd bowl of ice cream, but I never gave up and I am proof that through courage comes to strength and I have that today! Can’t wait to see what’s possible now! never be ashamed of your story it will inspire others! Thanks, Matty you are a saint! #thisgirlcan"

I’m so excited to share some of the work I’ve been doing with Joanne.

Joanne’s dedication to getting her body back has been second to none. It’s important to remember that no path worth travelling has a direct route…



Some people may see this as a problem, a setback or difficulty, Joanne is different – anything that needs to be overcome she see’s as an opportunity to grow, to learn and to come back stronger (and leaner…) from.

Joanne has lost a significant amount of weight and body fat, but even more than that – she has regained a huge amount of strength.

We asked Joanne for 5 Top Tips which she would like to pass onto anyone that is going on a journey similar to hers

1. Create an unbreakable mindset

You cannot outperform how you think and feel…FACT.  The direct connection between physical and mental health is well publicised so working on creating a positive mental attitude will serve you well inside and outside the gym.  There is a lot of information out there in the way of motivational self-help videos, literature and social media campaigns to help build that positive mindset.

2. Be Honest

If you are feeling amazing and motivated share it with your coach but likewise if your struggling and unmotivated at times SHARE IT WITH YOUR COACH.  Being completely honest will help break down barriers to success and will help identify possible patterns in behaviour that can be worked on, there is no one more motivated than them to see you succeed so build that relationship with them from the start.

3. Goal Setting

Your goals are going to change as you progress and will need to be revisited regularly to keep you on the right track.  What motivated you to get you started in the first place may not be what keeps you moving forward.  Break them down into small, measurable, realistic goals (SMART) which will help build that momentum.

4. Planning

I’m not the best when it comes to food prepping in advance but I do plan ahead, I need to know what I am eating so I can remain consistent and I always have a backup plan if I am caught short i.e. whey protein, fresh fruit.

5. Face your fears

Show up with intent and believe in your capabilities! Don’t let negative chit chat in your head tell you “you can’t” because you absolutely can! Believe me,  when you achieve what you thought was impossible…. that feeling of accomplishment will far outweigh the fear of failure.



If you want to take your training to the next level like Joanne, contact us and start your journey today.



Disclaimer: Results vary from person to person, timescales on results are not guaranteed, hard work is always required.

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