''In 12 weeks, we’ll show you how to drop a clothing size, take back control of your health, and fall in love with exercise so you never have to start over again''
I had been trying to get fitter and lose weight on and off for around 2 years without success. I'd tried the couch to 5km running programme and just couldn't progress. After a particularly depressing weekend when I had tried to run for 15 min and failed and to top it off I found I'd gained weight, I sent an e-mail to Amy. Part of me was hoping she wouldn't reply! Amy called first thing on Monday morning and was so positive and encouraging that I arranged to meet her for a consultation. As I am not coordinated in any way and lacking in confidence to wear lycra in front of a group of people I elected to have 1 to 1 sessions.
I am really thrilled that I did as 3 months on I have lost 7kg and 40cm. Turkish get ups no longer mean a form of fancy dress but are a fun exercise! I'm fitter and stronger than I ever dreamed could be.
Amy and Chris are so supportive and encouraging I have found I actually enjoy training. They are very patient and explain things clearly so you feel able to tackle any exercise. Practical, realistic nutrition advice completes the package.
If you are unsure whether or not to join Empowered Fitness, I'd say be brave and take the first step. With Amy and Chris guiding you every step of the way you will be astounded what you can achieve.
I had got myself in a rut with exercise, weight gain and was unhappy with my body shape. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and I felt that I was using the subsequent treatment and medication as an excuse for the weight gain.
Physically my body shape has changed quite dramatically since starting the programme. I now have a waist back instead of carrying a lot of weight around my middle. I have dropped a clothes size in 9 weeks, which is great as I was on the brink of having to go up a size.
The trainers are really friendly, professional but above all supportive. It is great that you go to a class knowing that the trainer will be ensuring that your technique is right and that you are pushing yourself in the right way.
I have a renewed spring in my step and feel energised and excited about life in
I realised at 57 I really needed to get out of a bad health and fitness place or was setting myself for a short and less than optimal older age. I couldn't control weight post menopause and had always struggled with activity due to poor balance, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.
Since joining Empowered Fitness I've lost 2 stone and learnt to lift weights! But just as importantly I'm so much more confident in my own abilities. I'm now learning to believe in myself and to take the challenge even if I can't do it to begin with. I can't believe how much my balance and general fitness has improved.
I love that I have a carefully reviewed plan that will help my metabolism and my specific issues. I appreciate the encouragement with just the right level of gentle challenge, and the ability to not see things in terms of success or failure (although the sense of achievement is incredible) Plus the team are all so nice it's great fun and I laugh. A lot!
I would say to anyone who is on the fence to give it a go! You have nothing to lose (apart from weight and fear) and so much to gain. If you are, like me, a woman in her late 50s who has a really difficult history with this stuff ( I was the child that couldn't climb ropes or do a somersault) you really really can do this and it will help. I promise!
I had got myself in to a lazy routine of eating too much, at the wrong times and eating a lot of bad food, without doing any exercise at all. Since starting with Empowered Fitness I have seen amazing results in my body. Losing over a stone, losing inches and body fat. I'm much more toned and supple. I'm so much stronger and fitter than i've been in a long time.
I would definitely recommend Empowered Fitness for many reasons. Learning about nutrition, working in small groups is not intimidating, it's fun and everyone is just like you. The trainers are really supportive and positive.
It's been a really good lifestyle wake up and I've got in to habits which will last a life time.
I had been thinking about joining a gym for a while as my weight had been creeping up and I could feel the strength I enjoyed as a younger woman slipping away as I got older(I’m 47 now), but I kept making up excuses!
I have been a member of several gyms and diet clubs over the years, and they always work at first but are never sustainable. At Empowered Fitness I am achieving beyond my wildest dreams! CM’s are melting off my body in all the right places, and I am feeling strong and motivated. My muscle tone is really showing through and I have more energy and less cravings then ever before. I am a leaner, healthier person than I was 3 months ago!
It feels so sustainable. I feel so supported. Actually - I feel AMAZING! Thank you!
I could feel the flesh pouring out of the armholes at the back of a dress I wanted to wear to a wedding. I had been feeling dispirited by gradual weight gain even though I was doing lots of swimming, yoga and walking, and this was the last straw!
In three and a half months, I have lost 5kg and 8cm from around my waist. I’ve lost 5% body fat and reduced my visceral fat. Three months after I started training with Amy and Chris, I felt a million dollars in the wedding outfit!
Being accountable to someone who is my prop and my whip is the best motivation. Take your courage in both hands and do it! I was petrified and don’t know how I managed to cross the threshold, but I'm so glad I did.
I used to wonder why Amy chose to use the word ‘empowered’, but now that I have taken control of my body, I feel stronger mentally as well as physically.
I had low self esteem, hated my body and was lacking in energy.
I have lost so much weight, my body shape has completely changed. I have so much energy and I’m loving life again!
I would highly recommend Empowered Fitness. My life has changed so much for the better in the last 6 months.
Everyone at the gym is friendly, helpful with anything you need and you feel like they are part of the family.
Best decision I ever made!
“Aches and pains have disappeared, my skin is much better, the clothes I was starting to burst out of are now in charity bags as they are too big and I’m wearing the clothes that hung in the wardrobe that I looked at and said those will fit me one day…one day never came until now, luckily they are still in fashion!
I feel much brighter in myself, I enjoy exercise more than I think I ever have in my life.
Results have been amazing, I shared pictures with Max (my trainer) recently as I couldn’t quite believe I looked like I did when I first joined! I’ve lost 8kg and 15cm all over.
Just before Christmas I dropped a card to a friend that I’d only seen in video calls, she opened the door and called me a ‘skinny minnie’. That made my day!”
''Since starting with Empowered fitness 9 months ago, I have become so much stronger and I love lifting weights.
In the past I’ve joined so many gyms and it’s all been a waste of money as I really didn’t have a clue what I was doing'.
I now know that every part of your lifestyle choices is part of your fitness and wellness journey and I’ve learnt so much about nutrition, rest, and how the body builds muscle and loses fat.
The Efit team are super friendly and supportive. They are all very knowledgeable and I know I’m in good hands
Even in lockdown you can change your life for the better".