I met Nancy through my husband :o)
We are both members of Nuffield in Leatherhead and he had started going to her spin classes there and absolutely loved them – loved her enthusiasm and energy – and persuaded me to go even though I really don’t enjoy spinning! He was so right – from the minute I met Nancy I loved her and she made me feel so welcome – her enthusiasm is infectious!
And it was my husband who had seen the transformations and testimonials that Nancy was positing on her social media and suggested I take a look. He knew that I was just a bit fed up with my weight – I wasn’t huge, but at 47 I was the heaviest I’d ever been and whilst I didn’t look overweight it was bothering me that even though I thought I ate relatively healthily and exercised regularly I just couldn’t shift the weight. I joined up with Nancy for 3 months on her online course and had a couple of PT sessions with her to check in face to face and mix up the training a little, have a chat!!
Nancy’s approach is very simple and that was exactly what I needed. I have a very busy job, and sometimes feel pulled in many directions and I couldn’t cope with a plan that was too fussy or complicated. I hate logging my calories – I find it time consuming and boring – but as Nancy says, you can’t out train a bad diet and that’s where my focus needed to be. That and just making sure that I was relatively active. My problem has always been lack of consistency and Nancy’s approach just gave me the right amount of focus that I needed. The most important thing for me I think was the focus on sticking to 1600 calories a day – logging the food made me think twice about the few squares of chocolate at the end of the day or the couple of biscuits here and there and look at more healthy options and meal choices. And being accountable to Nancy and knowing that I had her support and advice whenever I needed it kept me focused. She is a very good cheerleader – always positive – even when you think you’ve had a bad day she will always look on the bright side and make you feel good about yourself.
I went on holiday and lost weight; I had weeks where I didn’t exercise as much as I should and lost weight – because Nancy kept my focus on the calories in. She doesn’t stress about macros, or types of calories, she just keeps it simple and by doing that you come round to the healthier choices in your own time that fit your lifestyle because you see that it works because of the results that you get with Nancy’s support. With her help I lost 9.9kg of fat in 3 months. And I feel so much healthier and happier in myself. The loss in inches and weight was great but what has also been awesome is that I have maintained that myself since finishing the 3 months with Nancy. She continues to check in on me, still supports me, and whilst I haven’t counted the calories as much as I should have done, I know now how best to eat for myself and I haven’t put the weight back on.
6 months later, and now in lockdown, I’m going back to having the online support because now more than ever I need the focus and support from Nancy. I’m working at home full time now and in these difficult times I need some accountability again. I’d like to focus on toning up a bit better and getting my strength up now that I’ve lost the weight so I’m back on the online course with Nancy and looking forward to some more amazing results in 3 months’ time :o)
Jane Davies, 6 Months combined Online and Face to Face PT, 2019 -2020