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The Greatest Bit Is Me
Having been quite seriously ill and knowing a few of the girls who have been supported by Rich, it has taken my nearly two years to join his program. (Due to ill health)
I am just coming up to my first twelve weeks, have lost weight, changed body shape but the greatest bit is me! How I feel and my mindset. Having been in a wheelchair back in October. I am back to my old self ...and have never felt happier than I do at the minute. My sessions with Richard are ...my treatment to save my life whilst having fun, through hard work with the great support from Richard covering what to eat, how to exercise tailored specifically to me. He even listens when I am I want to let off steam! What more could you ask for...
She Had Lost Her Way
I had lost my way training wise after the death of my beloved older brother and was struggling with stress and anxiety. I joined one of Richards groups and...I haven’t looked back since. I feel fitter and happier than I have in a long time and I’ve also lost inches and pounds.
What I really love about Rich is he says it like it is and he cares for his clients. I can be a bit “gung ho” when it comes to training and Rich reins that in to make sure I stay fit and uninjured. Richard has changed my life for the better and that’s no exaggeration.
Taking Less Medication
Started with Rich around 10 weeks ago, during that time and by following his advice I have lost over 3 stone(42lbs)!! Having had arthritis for very many years which resulted in a double knee replacement and taking a ridiculous amount of tablets daily for this condition I am now taking a fraction of the amount prescribed by my G.P. My G.P. can’t get over the change and is very impressed. I would certainly recommend Richard to anyone.
Not Confident After Knee Injury
You helped me a great deal after my knee injury as I was not confident in doing any exercise incase I aggravated the injury. The exercise plan you did for me was great, very simple but effective. You were also very encouraging and very good at motivating me. Thanks
Richard Helped In So Many Ways
Richard helped me in so many ways, even though I had many ailments, he helped me to believe in myself, weight loss, his recipes are delicious, didn't feel like I was on a diet, just healthy eating, but most of all Richard is very inspiring and often if I was having a bad day you could guarantee I would walk out of the gym smiling. Thank you Richard x
Motivational, inspirational, encouraging, knowledgeable, caring, fun loving, thought provoking are just a few of the words I would use to describe the huge personality that is Richard Clarke. If you decide to follow his advice you just can't go wrong. Cynthia Davies
Fantastic…I'm inspired as with all your emails
Following Motorcycle Accident
Following a motorcycle accident, Richard Clarke sped up my recovery by taking me through a rehabilitation programme. Impressed with his professionalism and knowledge, I then took part in several 3 month fitness programmes...looking back, one of the biggest benefits was how Richard analysed my diet and changed it for the good...this knowledge is priceless. Thanks Richard.
I Trust Him
Ah, what can I say about 'darling Rich'.......He lights up my Tuesday evenings, and my Saturday mornings!
It's only half hour - 40 mins, and goes by like a flash. After a session with Rich I feel like my batteries have been charged...
He's such a nice guy, gives me advice, guidance and plenty of encouragement. His daily e mails are informative and fun. I have learned about nutrition and fitness. He has a wealth of knowledge.
What I particularly like is that I feel comfortable in his gym...and I trust him. He has helped me reach my goals.
Had Many A Chuckle
I have had many a chuckle at some of your comments and stories but also appreciate the underlining message…I love your shot from the hip approach it's refreshing. Keep up the good work :0)
A Peek Inside
I’ve had some more questions come in about my health coaching programmes.
I thought I would tell you how it all works.
For those who sign up, you’ll meet with me in my little gym in Birchgrove.
The first session takes 45-60 mins, and is just a chat.
We will talk about your reasons for joining and what you need help with most.
I will collect lots of information about you to give me an idea of where you are with different things.
After this I will come up with a plan for you, prioritising one thing at a time.
Next it is likely you will go to see the physiotherapist for an assessment and he will then email me a report detailing anything that will affect your ability to exercise.
Then we will book your first physical session with me, a movement assessment where we’ll go through some basic exercise stuff. You can do your training in Birchgorve or to Tycoch College in Sketty.
I will teach you how to make sure the exercise remains safe. How to use the right muscles and joints. And will build your confidence so you can train better on your own.
Actually, last night one of my clients, Anne, text me to say she couldn’t make it.
In the text, she included a 4 exercise session plan for her to do by herself. And asked me if it was OK?
It was spot on.
30 mins later she text me again to say she was done.
The only way Anne could have done this is by having the confidence in her technique to train by herself and the knowledge of how to plan a basic session.
Back to the programme…
After the movement assessment session, we get started.
We will book you a couple of 30 minute slots each week.
In your first few sessions you’ll be introduced to the main exercises you’ll be using over the 6/12/24 weeks.
Depending on your goals, assessment results and experience you will be doing a variation of the most beneficial exercises FOR YOU.
We won’t be doing heavy weights straight away it will mainly be about technique and how to warm up properly.
Laying down some strong foundations like how many reps you should do. The number of sets.
What pace and effort is best to lift the weights with. And of course how much rest to take.
Get any of these wrong and your results can suffer. So building a proper foundation is essential to your success.
During the week I’ll be sending you a couple of emails about nutrition.
What to eat and how and when to prepare it.
Each week, as you’re getting more and more confident with the exercises, you’ll gradually increase your weights and the vigour at which you work.
You’ll start to feel this confidence tipping over into other areas too.
It’s hard to explain until you actually experience it because it’s a “feeling” but you may know what I mean if you have felt it before. (it’s a great feeling)
But you can expect to feel more confident in your day to day life.
Throughout the programme you will complete food diaries and we will go through them together and via this process I will teach you how to eat correctly for your goals.
After about 3-4 weeks I will encourage you to start to do an extra session (or two) a week.
You will have a key for the gym and can do your additional workouts in privacy there.
Also every 4-6 weeks we will get you booked in for a deep tissue massage to get rid
of any aches and pains.
At the end of every programme and at intervals throughout we have the best bits.
These are the days when you come in and get yourself re-assessed, to see how your doing.
There are ALWAYS some good results even if its just FEELING better, but usually its weight loss, inches and having more energy.
I can’t sit here and tell you its easy and a smooth road for EVERYBODY but I can tell you its 100% worth it when you get there.
As I have said before my programmes are application only, so you will have to complete this form first and it’s definitely not for everybody. It costs about £75 per week ( which is the most popular question).