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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
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)
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
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.
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...
Fantastic…I'm inspired as with all your emails
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.
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
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.
One In One Out
I have been promising you this for a couple of weeks
Its the article I did for the Western Mail.
It was a page and a half, I was pretty chuffed, the link is below for that
(and my mam and dad are dead proud).
They published it in the paper last Monday.
Now, just for the record I don’t write about this stuff to boost my ego, its big enough already ;-).
I do all this stuff to try to spread the word on some basic health stuff, so not as many people have to feel and look like shit.
BUT that said I do feel like a bit of a bragger, last week I was banging on about the podcast being at no1 on iTunes (momentarily) and now this, but honestly I’m really not trying to show off.
I don’t even get paid to write the articles, its all done for free.
Let me explain something….
In my profession, this kinda stuff helps show people who you are and what you’re like as a person, if you know your stuff and ultimately if they want to listen to what you have got to say.
Its kinda like an audition, a period of getting to know each other.
After all why would you take my word for it that I’m the bees knees at what I do anyone can say anything they want about themselves, it means nothing. (especially with the internet, I see so many self proclaimed experts, who have no experience)
So as a professional I constantly have to “prove myself” to be what I say I am so I write articles and record podcasts to demonstrate my knowledge (or lack there of ;-( ).
If the Western Mail publishes something I write its someone other than me or my mum saying my stuff is good, and its usually free advertising for the blog too.
Does the phone ring off the hook with new customers every time I have an article in? No
As a result of all that “showing off that I’m the best” and all that jazz, plus 18 years in the trenches I’m pretty much fully booked, I have reached full capacity.
All being well I have two new clients starting in the next week or so and I’m closing the doors on my application only personal training and nutrition programmes.
From then on its one in one out. And if you leave you will have to re-join the waiting list.
But because of this limited availability, I’m coming up with a few new ideas so I can help more people.
In a few years I’m opening a propa posh gym in Swansea, but until then I have a little private gym in Birchgrove just off the M4.
It hardly gets used during the daytimes and on weekends I use three different venues so I’m not always there.
So one idea I had was to – offer private gym membership.
I am going to start with offering 10 gym memberships and see how it goes.
It will be £100 joining fee which will cover you for your induction and the first month membership.
Then it will £50 per month thereafter.
You will get your own key and a code to get in, and can book your sessions via text 24hrs notice.
For each member I will design your programme for you and you will do the sessions up at the gym by yourself.
You will also get access to the online nutrition programme which has lots of meal plans and everything you need to lose weight (except the willpower).
Its not for everyone, you need to kinda know what your doing and have done some training in the past
as you will be more or less training on your own. I will just be overseeing things as it were.
If you want to apply for a gym membership or have any questions, just hit reply and ask away.
This is a great opportunity to work with me for a very small investment.
This weeks podcast discusses – Testosterone, Estrogen, Anabolic Steroids, Nutritional Timing, The Best Time To Exercise, Anxiety, Sleep problems, Caffeine.
Until tomorrow, take care,
PS – Here is the full article from the Western Mail and a pic of it in the paper too.