Simply the best!
I hold my hands up to being the Queen of diets – I’ve tried them all! From Slimming World to Slimfast, I’ve been there. Calorie counting makes sense – create a calorie deficit and you’ll lose weight, it’s a maintainable way to live! No fads! No quick fix! Just strategies… to live your life and enjoy the food you eat! It’s a fun filled class where no one judges you or makes you feel uncomfortable. I’m totally unfit but love how the exercises are tailored to meet the needs of absolutely every participant. I always leave every meeting buzzing and motivated!
I can’t thank Rick and Rachel enough for their understanding, support and advice on my weight loss journey – I’ve a long way to go but I know this group will get me to where I want to be.
I can’t recommend this group enough! Read more “Simply the best!”
Be Strong is the path to my healthier and fitter life
Well what can I say ! Joined Be Strong end of May 19 and I am 1/4 of a lb of my 2 stone band !
My friend at work said go and try it after several attempts at SW ! She kept saying you need exercise as well… as diet and I kept fobbing it off saying no I don’t other people don’t exercise!! And guess what she was right !! 😂 And to my absolute amazement I love it! I do 2 hit training sessions a week and go to Gym too !! YES ME !! lol 😂 Rick and Rachel are inspirational people who are always there for you. Hopefully I will get my 2 stone band before I go on holiday next week 🤞🤞. Anyone unmming and ahhhing about joining don’t !! Try it you will love it 😍 Read more “Be Strong is the path to my healthier and fitter life”
Loving our Workplace Wellbeing package through Be Strong
Just wanted to give some updates from staff who are loving our Workplace Wellbeing package through Be Strong. We’ve started a C25K group, and due to breaking up for holidays, we’ve agreed to do our celebration run in September with everyone agreeing to post their updates in our What’s App… Group. Here’s some comments: Staff A – It’s changed my perspective on ‘dieting ‘ you can have anything in moderation. It’s definitely a way of life, not a fad eating plan xx Staff B – 6lb loss to date on Be Strong, daily plank challenge & C25k. Mindset change on what a diet is. According to my fitbit, my resting heart rate has come down from 72bpm to 58bmp. Staff C – So I’ve always been a yo-yo dieter joined slimming world more times than I care to remember loose weight then gained it again just as fast, I’ve never tried calorie counting and wasn’t sure how I’d go. After signing up I downloaded an app and have never looked back I’m experimenting with foods I wouldn’t normal have when ‘dieting’ and enjoying new foods. And already can see a difference after loosing over a stone, I feel its something I can sustain forever and not feel like I’m Missing out because there’s always choices within my daily limit. To sum up I’m loving it! And the fact I’m a bridesmaid for my best friend next month and have got a dress size smaller is a good motivator. Staff D – 5lb lost on weekender plan. Ideal for me as at weekends is when I ‘let myself go’ with food, I class eating out with friends as one of my hobbies! It’s a brilliant way of life not a diet as such. Plank challenge daily xxx Staff E – I’ve been the same weight for 10 years. I’ve lost 9lb to date and find myself making better food choices. I’ve also struggled to get motivated, felt sluggish and tired. The couch to 5k has helped me get back into running and it’s made it more enjoyable. Xxx Staff F – 7lb loss, with strict calorie intake. I’ve never done calories before and found it really easy and enjoyed being able to still treat myself if it’s within my daily allowance. I’ve done the plank challenge. 7lbs to go to my target weight and I think I need to introduce more exercise. I’ve enjoyed the recipes online. I’ve actually bought a bikini for my holiday and am contemplating actually wearing it!!! I’ve noticed myself becoming a little more body confident. Xx Staff G – 6 lb loss to date love the positivity of this group no pressure involved just lots of support . On 1400 calorie plan when religiously stuck to it felt better slipped a but over last two weeks ( mainly due to not keeping food diary ) but easy to get back on it with calorie counting Def a life change need to up my exercise though x Staff H – Yeah agreed, it’s def upping the exercise for me, think I’m in the frame of mind where I do enough but need to try more, running etc. Love the food plans xxx Staff I – 7lb lost up to date and increased my hydration more which is a challenge for me. Staff J (who needs to gain weight) – I’m on the 1900 calorie plan. Doing the HIIT at home. I’ve found it hard the last two weeks but I’ve put 2.4kg on…happy days x Read more “Loving our Workplace Wellbeing package through Be Strong”
Absolutely love Be Strong
Done this diet, that diet and bought the t-shirt as they say… Always back to square one within a few months.
I’m not saying I’ve got it totally cracked, but with Be Strong I know more about what I need to do to try and maintain a healthy weight… and lifestyle. And it’s not about getting to goal, it’s about doing what works for you, in fact what you weigh really doesn’t matter, its whether you are healthy, improving your choices and basically not sitting on your sofa eating and drinking yourself to death. A great group of people, all encouraging a supporting one another, and getting together to check progress and share in exercise and general chit chat with the fantastic support and guidance of Rick and Rachel… Who now don’t just buy t-shirts… They sell them too. Love it and totally recommend 🐝💪 Read more “Absolutely love Be Strong”
In October 2017 I had reached my heaviest weight 23.5 Stone, walked with crutches due to a chronic pain condition, for which I took high doses of pain medication, my mental health was bad with depression and anxiety. I had reached a metaphorical fork in the road, continue as I… was and continue to deteriorate or take control of my life and my conditions rather than them control me. My first night at Be Strong was full of anxiety and tears, but Rick held my hand and guided me through my first session. As of now 16 months later I am 4 stone lighter, do not use crutches and have reduced my pain medication significantly. I have completed one couch to 5k and started another. My mental health has improved, depression has lifted and anxiety is a work in progress. All members of Be Strong are supportive as we are all on similar journeys. Rick and Rachel are literally life changers, they are knowledgeable about losing weight and getting fitter, but they are more than that, they are empathetic, supportive and always available if you need more support, as I often do. I can not stress enough or sing their praises high enough. I would highly recommend Be Strong if you need to change your life, as it has done for me. Read more “Life Changer”