I am a 50 year old male living in Scotland and my wife is 43.
When I met Ian, although I didn’t consider myself unfit or over weight for my age, I knew I wasn’t as fit and healthy as I had been and that I needed to make some life changes but had no idea what I was going to do. I enjoy food and drink, end of! I knew of Thrive and was keen to look at the methods used to see if I could improve my life without too many changes. After the initial consultation, I was back in Scotland and full of the ideas Ian had fed me. Every problem or question I had, even though I was some 350 miles away, I was able to communicate with Ian just to clarify or iron out points. The first few weeks of the programme were not easy as my body was getting a shock.
I am over 6ft and was 18 stone. My waist was 40+ inches and although still able to play rugby and pass fitness tests, I was finding it difficult and got out of breath quickly but I put that down to getting old. After just two weeks my trousers no longer fitted me, I had lost 2 inches in my waist and unfortunately (fortunately…) had to purchase all new trousers and jeans. With a minimum amount of extra exercise, I found my body shape had changed, fat had gone, muscle had returned and my general health had improved. I previously had a repeat prescription for a stomach complaint, this was stopped due to the change in lifestyle.
As the weeks went on, I lost a total of 4 inches in my waist and 2 and a half stones in weight. My wife noticed the improvement in me as did other family members and she too took on the lifestyle change with help from Ian. She now has a new wardrobe as the old clothes hang off her.
Ian was honest and realistic about what could and could not be achieved. He even understood that on holiday you can indulge but cut back when you return. Over the festive period I indulged but within a few weeks was back to the smaller me. Distance was not a problem.
Mr P C, Scotland
I’m a middle-aged, middle ranking age-group triathlete with a busy family and work-life and was seeking more structure and focus to my training for the upcoming season. I’m fairly disciplined so Ian provided a great sports-specific programme for me to follow and within a few weeks I really noticed a difference in terms of all-round strength, co-ordination and recovery. Ian is good fun to work with, and really paid attention to the specific things I wanted to achieve. The result? I pb’d my first event of the year and have stayed consistent for the whole season – I’ll never trouble the elites, but with Ian’s help have pushed on to a new level I wouldn’t have got to on my own – thanks mate!
Mr P W, Swindon
If you struggle with fitness and regular training locations, give Thrive’s online personal training a try. All tailored to your goals and being online, it’s convenient and efficient. If you don’t go, you’ll never know!
Try it and let the results speak for themselves.
Mr R H, Bedfordshire
I started improving my fitness on my own and came to Ian as I found I wasn’t progressing as well as I had hoped. He listened to my goals and needs and put together a programme for me which varies enough so that I don’t get bored and also challenges me sufficiently. I have seen more progress in 6 weeks than I had in the previous 6 months on my own. He understands when to push and how hard to push to ensure you get the best out of every session without being over-demanding or unrealistic.
Ms S P, Royal Wootton Bassett
Ian at Thrive has been nothing but honest and professional since our first session. Thrive will continue to be part of my life as Ian is positive and very motivational and WILL help you reach your goal.
Mr G A, Swindon
I had been training on my own for a number of years but had struggled to meet the goals I had set myself. After my initial consultation and first one on one training session, I knew I had made the right choice by coming to see Ian. He helps you with everything from diet plan, training plan and which supplements you may need to take to reach your goals and is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The training sessions are tailored to your individual needs and he knows when to push you to achieve your maximum goals – the progress I have made in the last 10 weeks is far beyond what I expected and more than I have achieved training on my own.
Making the decision to see Ian has been one of the best I have made for a long time.
Mr C G, Castle Coombe
I contacted Thrive to help me get prepared for the upcoming ski season. The exercises were focussed on exactly what I needed in order to cope with the demands of downhill skiing. They were interesting, functional and fun exercises that really pushed my training on to the next level. The exercises were delivered in a relaxed and friendly manner with lots of variations if anything was too easy or too difficult. Thanks Thrive!
Mr J W, Swindon