We’re not big on ‘before & after’ shots here at W10. Why? Well, they’re a bit naff frankly. However, we have come to understand (eventually) that we are missing a trick in terms of our website, marketing and the commercial aspect of running a training business, so we’ve decided to start sharing some of our members’ success stories.
Most of our members are regular folk who, whilst they have definitely come to us because they want to look better, it’s actually about more than just aesthetics. Most are not prepared to give up everything in pursuit of aesthetic perfection (although there are some who are!), rather they want to move better, be injury free, feel better, be healthier…. you know, all the things that are important to most grown ups looking to lead physically fulfilling lives!
Here’s an example of one such case with W10 member AP’s story in pictures and in his own words:
“I’m in my late 30’s and I thought I hated exercise and by extension, all gyms. I decided to join W10 Performance with a certain amount of determination following a blood test that showed elevated cholesterol and liver function enzymes. But to be honest at the back of my mind I thought I wouldn’t stick it out in the same way I had joined and cancelled memberships at Holmes Place / Virgin Active five times over 15 years.
However almost ten months on, and training at W10 is now firmly part of my routine. I think the reason I’ve managed to stick with it for the first time in my life is down to JC and his team’s unique approach to running a gym. Having a personal training session every week isn’t in itself unusual (although it goes without saying that the quality of the training and advice at W10 is far better than anything I’ve experienced before) however, always having someone on hand to ask questions to and occasionally check on you whilst you are training on your own really makes all the difference. Actually caring about their clients and their progress creates an atmosphere that is the complete opposite of a faceless corporate gym. That sense of support is invaluable when it comes to giving you the motivation to try and achieve your goals.
Combining the training sessions with sound nutritional advice and small group metabolic classes, the results I have achieved since joining W10 performance speak for themselves. I lost over 20 kilos in the first 5 months, and am stronger, fitter and healthier than I have ever been in my entire life. I’ve gone from a 36/38″ waist to 32/34″. Before joining my blood test results of concern were (with the recommended ranges in brackets);
Total Cholesterol – 5.3 mmol/L (2.5 – 5.0)
Triglycerides – 2.2 mmol/L (0.5 – 2.0)
HDL – 0.90 mmol/L (1.0 – 4.0)
LDL – 3.4 mmol/L (0.1 – 3.0)
ALT (Liver function) – 44 u/L (5 – 40)
Seven months on, my last test now showed me within the target ranges;
Total Cholesterol – 4.2 mmol/L
Triglycerides – 0.78 mmol/L
HDL – 1.3 mmol/L
LDL – 2.5 mmol/L
ALT (Liver function) – 23 u/L
JC, Adam & Rob always strike the right balance of pushing you hard whilst also providing the right level of support to achieve your goals. They understand that most people can’t live, train and eat like a machine 24/7 – but that most people can also do these things a lot better than they currently are if they are shown how to. If you can embrace that philosophy and are dedicated, then it’s a great place to train. Adam just needs to lay off the 80’s soft rock playlists…”
Good work AP. And agreed on the 80’s soft rock front!