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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.
Fantastic…I'm inspired as with all your emails
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)
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Crazy Or Clever?
Sometimes I forget to tell you stuff.
This is kinda old news but you still may not be aware of it.
Did you know obesity is now an actual disease in America?
The American Medical Association voted to classify it as a disease last year.
Overnight millions of Americans became officially “diseased”.
Is this a crazy or clever move? I don’t really know.
Basically they are saying being fat is the same as being sick.
I’m not going to get into the pros and cons too much but you can safely say it has split people’s opinions.
People have come out and said it’s gonna be a licence for people NOT to diet and to take pills.
I personally don’t agree with it being classified as a disease but think something BIG needs to be done.
Something which includes the food producers and the supermarkets, but I’m a realist and that will never happen.
My cynical side sees a situation that was CAUSED by big companies (who profited at the sake of their customers health) and will now be SOLVED by these big companies too.
They profit on both sides of the problem, and the masses suffer.
That’s the main point here in my eyes, is that the yanks have agreed to classify obesity as a disease so they can now TREAT IT WITH DRUGS. (and of course make a few quid, seeing as over 30% of their population are obese)
On a positive note many obese people have trouble accessing proper healthcare and their ailments are not taken seriously as they are deemed to be all weight related.
This will change.
Insurance companies in the states can now cover obesity because of this.
Will this ever happen in the UK?
I think It will, as we follow the US quite closely in lots of things.
I have worked with lots of obese clients and also some “super size” people during my career, one guy who was nearly 50 stone.
The common theme in my experience was – psychological.
I think food addictions are as bad as alcohol or drug addictions, and that’s what it is – an ADDICTION.
If you HAVE TO EAT sweets, processed carbs, coke, pork scratching, chocolate EVERYDAY YOU ARE ADDICTED. If you can’t stop, you’re addicted.
Your genes, mental health, family and social environment all play a role in addiction.
Risk factors that increase your vulnerability to addiction:
Family history of addiction
Abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences in childhood
Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
Early abuse of bad foods in childhood
Exercise will not solve the problem but can help a bit.
The comedian Ricky Gervais didn’t agree that obesity was a worthy cause.
Check out what he had to say below ;-).
It’s a bit “fattist” but coming from a self proclaimed fatty what can you say.