Occupation: Fitness teacher who runs my own classes in the community.
Martial status: Married
Where you live: Ascot Berkshire.
Date of New You Boot Camp attended: May 2009
I have always struggled with my weight and spent my teenage years and up to about 30 years at least 2 stone over weight. However once I discovered regular exercise the weight started to fall off and I decided I loved the exercise and what it had done for me and decided to bite the bullet and qualify as an instructor.
It was my destiny, and I have enjoyed teaching ever since.
I heard about New You Boot Camp from an acquaintance that had just come back from a week’s at New You Boot Camp and was raving about it. I looked up details and rang about it .My husband was between jobs and had been encouraging me to take a break as he could look after the kids. A sun lounger was not what I wanted. I wanted to be taken out of my comfort zone, experience something new. To my disappointment it was all full for the weeks I asked about.
I thought that was the end of the story. Then, out blue received a call to say a place had become available for following week.
So I decided to bite the bullet and booked.
Your Experience at Boot Camp:
There are lots of things to say about the week but the main thing for me was the Nutritional advice I thought I knew a lot and I do, and have done all diets under the sun. However I found the advice and approach to food totally enlightening. The meals were delicious although somewhat small compared to what I am used to. I also came home weighing the lightest I have been since I was about 14.
How has it changed your life:
Since then my food cupboards are full of very different things… The family diet has changed and my Husband has lost 2 stone.
And the other wonderful thing is I have been applying my college and experience to help my Ladies that come to class and have set up a new course called six week challenge. They have a really tough class (boot camp theme) once a week for six weeks and get weighed and measured before and after. And those that want to be encouraged to follow a low GL diet. The results have been brilliant. The most important thing I try to say to them isâ€ embrace food, it is not an enemy. Think about what you’re eating form the point of view of what wonderful health benefits it can have and how amazing you can feel if you eat certain foods and avoid others I also know that I am much tougher in my classes because I know it can be done and that it really needs to be done to get results.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking on?
My advice to anyone thinking of going is going with an open heart and open mind and (a full stomach) and you will be amazed at what you can achieve both physically and mentally.*