I have known Nancy for some years after a friend suggested I come along to one of her classes at the gym where I was a member. She was so kind that first class and genuinely interested in getting the best out of her clients.
In November 2019 I decided to start with Nancy and her online PT course. I had become poorly a couple of years before and had put on some weight that I wanted to shift but to make things more of a challenge I have Vestibular Neuronitis (a chronic condition that can impact on exercise), hypermobility and lipoedema (painful build-up of fat and swelling, usually in the legs). None of these issues phased Nancy and she assured me that she could help me.
The program is very straight forward – keep motivated, keep positive, receive encouragement and advice from Nancy, and most importantly record your daily intake of calories. Nancy was a text away for me through every step of my journey. She was able to guide me with my eating habits and keep me motivated when I was feeling low. I honestly could not believe how much weight I lost in the 6 months I was doing the program but more importantly the centimetres I lost from all parts of my body. My lipoedema is a huge issue for me at the moment and for me to have lost 13 centimetres off my thighs was just amazing. Nancy has helped me so much and I believe her kindness, understanding, and attitude make her a brilliant person to have in your corner.
Heather Brittain, Online PT 6 months 2019 – 20
“I’ve not got that much to lose really; I’ll never get rid of this tummy because I’ve had two children; I eat healthily so it can’t be my diet; I spin 4-5 times a week and burn so many calories, it’s weird how I’m not losing weight.”
A year ahead of turning 40, I had the idea that when that milestone birthday arrived, I wanted to feel as good as I could. Just 4 months ahead of the big birthday I started working with Nancy in face to face personal training sessions and I still strongly held onto all of the ideas and beliefs above.
From that very first session and beyond, Nancy educated me about diet and exercise and that has been the single most important factor that has enabled me to completely change the way I look and feel. As well as the face to face sessions, her constant support in between kept me on track.
When the big birthday milestone arrived, I honestly felt the best I have in my entire adult life – slim, fit and very importantly, strong. I had lost a significant amount of body fat and my body shape had changed beyond belief. When I reflect on the 4 month journey, it really wasn’t that difficult – I still had fun, socialised, went out for dinner, drank alcohol, went on weekends away and to parties – and therefore the changes that I have made feel totally sustainable
I really thought I knew what to do and that the reason I wasn’t losing weight or changing shape were related to factors beyond my control. How wrong I was!
Thank you, Nancy, for the education, the belief and the constant support. I truly feel Fabulous at Forty!
Kate Mole, 4.5 months PT, 2019