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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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
She Got Her Confidence Back
I had a client who came to see me because she was having trouble with a nagging injury.
But today is not about the injury it’s about what happened when it was fixed.
This lady’s knee was dominating her life, her thoughts and her mood, because it was stopping her keeping in shape and with it she was getting more and more depressed.
She told me she was arguing with her parents and people close to her.
She was 45, had been single for a few years and deep down wanted to have a new fella but she said couldn’t even think about men, because she felt so shit about herself.
And to top it off she had PCOS, which was causing her to grow facial hair.
(google it if you don’t know what it is)
It’s fair to say she was in a bit of a hole and her confidence was shot.
We put a plan in place which focused on three things:
– exercising twice a week
– a specific diet for PCOS
– and lots of massage and stretching
I think it was about three or four weeks into the programme when she first left the gym buzzing and feeling happy.
We cracked on with the programme for the next six months.
Over this time, we became good friends and I knew she REALLY wanted to meet a NICE man not in a desperate way mind you in more of a the time is right kind of way.
It’s only natural to want to be in a relationship, it’s human nature, I shared this story with her.
It is a true story of a woman from Wales who went on a business trip to Italy.
She had to give an important presentation and pick up papers to take back to her boss.
The presentation had gone well and she was in the taxi on her way back to the airport when she realised she had been pickpocketed.
Her money, passport and all her documents we gone.
She couldn’t travel home.
Her boss was going to hit the roof.
She had to go the the embassy to get a new passport but it would take days.
Distressed she went back to her hotel for dinner. Afterwards she got chatting with a man about what had happened.
They talked for hours, you could say they hit it off.
They stayed in touch.
To cut a long one short – they eventually got married and had two kids.
To this day she still thanks the pickpocket for stealing from her and changing the course of her life and giving her family to her ;-).
What a great story. We really never know what’s around the corner.
I like to see people in love and happy, after all – they are always so positive and optimistic, soppy buggers.
Back to my buddy…
With all of the changes she had made, she started to gain confidence and a bit more positivity.
She dropped weight and lost the excess 10-14lbs she had put on.
You probably know how it goes from here…she started to look good…and then she started to feel good.
Next time I saw her we had a workout and a massage and she told me she was texting back and fore with some guy from the gym. It was early days though and nothing had happened – yet.
Over the next few months things developed and she is now in a relationship with this really nice guy.
I’m telling you this because I have seen this happen so many times before someone comes to me feeling down and lacking confidence and after a while they feel better and get their confidence back (and if appropriate sometimes they find a little LOVE).
You won’t meet the person of your dreams or make your husband/wife/partner happy until you FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF.
You have to start with making yourself happy and then you can make others happy, not the other way around.
Fitness and health leads to you feeling and looking better which brings more love and happiness your way in many forms, love if you’re single better relationships (and sex too!) if your married or with a partner.
PS – This week’s podcast discusses Angina, we give herbalife a good going over, we talk about lighter life diet plan, protein shakes and supplements, we also answer questions on how NOT to lose too much weigh when training, how to start running when you haven’t done it for years, and what exercises and things to do when you have osteoarthritis. Tis a cracker as they say in Ireland.