Pauline has just finished her first 12 Week Classic Plan. On completing her course, I sent her some review questions. Here's what she had to say...
Emma chose to do her course online, with face to face sessions as top-ups throughout her plan. Here's what she had to say when her 12 weeks was finished...
“Overall, I was extremely happy with the plan and service! Polly was so helpful and I knew I could rely on her for an honest and helpful answer even when some of my questions were daft! I never imagined how helpful she would be when I started this 12 weeks ago - the plan was so detailed and very useful.
“I have just finished my second course with Polly and have now signed up for the online course next to see how that goes. So far I have loved the fitness plan - it has changed my life dramatically. I have more self-confidence, I enjoy living a healthier lifestyle and choosing better foods.
Christine's original goals were to slim down, tone up & feel super fit and healthy for her wedding.
She smashed it.
Weight loss: 2st2lb
Blood pressure came down
14cm off waist
11cm off hips
14cm off bum
Bodyfat percentage is now in the 'healthy' range again.
Christine's fitness levels also sky-rocketed and she can now tackle the Cornish hills like they're nothing!
Shirley chose the 12 Week Accelerator Plan and her stats show off her commitment beautifully.
2stone 6lbs lighter
Lost 17cm off waist
Lost 14cm off hips
Lost 15cm off bum
Blood pressure went from high to back in the normal range
Fitness, co-ordination, strength and endurance all massively improved.
ALL whilst still going out for regular family meals, living life, and having the odd chocolate when needed!
On completing her 12 Week Classic Plan, these are Sarah's stats:
Weight loss: 5.7kg / 12.6lbs
Blood pressure: Dropped
Resting heart rate: Dropped
Waist: Lost 8.5cm
Hips: Lost 8.5cm
Bum: Lost 11.5cm!
Overall strength improved massively as did CV fitness. Sarah now has more energy, a more toned, fitter & lighter bod and a great routine set to continue working out and eating well.
"Polly has been amazing- Best thing I have ever done for myself! I enjoy the one to one personal friendly approach with no shouting or berating, only constructive criticism and praise.
I needed to do something for myself that fitted in with work, my daughter and being able to exercise in my own home, so that I didn't need a babysitter. Polly has been able to give me a plan that works personally for me. She listened to my goals and what I wanted to gain from this and has helped me along the way. I think her knowledge about keeping fit/ eating well etc. is fab. I have been able to ask lots of questions and there hasn't been one thing she hasn't been able to answer.
When Miah started her 12 week course she knew she wanted to get back to feeling fit and healthy again but wanted a helping hand.
She shed fat, lost centimetres, gained muscle, gained strength and most importantly re-gained an enjoyment of exercise! Success!
Read on to find out what she had to say...
At the beginning of her course, Jodie felt bloated 24/7, suffered with low confidence and used the words 'fat, horrible, disgusting' to describe how she felt about herself...
Fast forward a few months of sessions and she's just completed her 1st obstacle 5k, has entered the 5k Glow Run, Plymouth 10k and has also set her sights on the Looe 10 Miler Hilly and Hellish PLUS a half marathon!
On finishing her 12 Week Plan, Sophie took part in the Pretty Muddy Race For Life, Exeter. A pretty perfect way to end her first lot of sessions!
Sophie is now stronger, much fitter and more healthy than when she began and has decided to keep it up for the long term!
Read on to hear Sophie's take on her past 12 Weeks...
Sarah's goals were to lose fat, tone up, get fit and to feel great in her body.
- lost just over a stone
- shed 20cm from her arms, waist, hips and thighs
- got her blood pressure down
- went from running one minute, walking one minute to being able to run MUCH longer and also take on some KILLER hills!
- improved her muscular strength meaning she can now lift heavier and do more reps when it comes to squats, pushups etc.
- followed the plan and thus her fitness is better than ever before!
"I’ve never felt this fit and content in my own skin in my life! I really get a buzz from seeing my progress week on week and I like how I feel when I’ve completed a workout- my energy levels improve and I have such a sense of accomplishment.
In the beginning, I had lost some weight but was still overweight and was starting from scratch in terms of fitness. I'd never really enjoyed exercise all that much before, but I'd reached a point in my life where I needed to pull my finger out and take care of myself in order to properly take care of my family and the demands of caring for a special needs son.
"Like most girls I have body hang ups.... I was conscious of my legs which I wanted to tone up, and I was also really conscious of the fact I was so unfit! I seriously lacked motivation and needed that extra push.
My first 2-3 weeks with Polly were great, I was motivated I was energized and full of positivity....but I will be honest there were a few weeks in the middle where I got tired. I was struggling more with the workouts as they were getting tougher, and I felt like I wasn't getting any better. But I stuck at it (mainly because Polly was good at motivating me and I'd always feel more positive after our weekly sessions).
"I live between Cornwall and London so when I started with Polly I was dubious about how effective my programme would be due to not having PT sessions on a regular basis but just sticking to the plan she'd written out. However, I've been overwhelmed with the results!
On finishing her 12 Week Accelerator Plan, Alice filled out a review. Here is what she wrote:
Overall, how happy are you with your plan and the services offered?
I'm so happy, in fact I couldn't be happier! I got more out of my plan than I ever imagined.
Caroline felt rubbish, did not like what she saw in the mirror and felt uncomfortable in her clothes. Not Cool. She decided that she had to do something about it, not only for her physical health, but for her mental health as well.
During her plan she focused on balanced healthy eating which meant she still had chocolate and still enjoyed a few wines. She STILL lost weight steadily, she STILL got more muscle and STILL burnt more fat (ie she toned up) and she STILL managed to improve her running by miles.
Here's her views on the last twelve weeks...