We’re so proud to share this story of our client Gemma who trained with us in South Liverpool* and lost a life-changing 100lbs!
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Before Gemma started with us at ABS in South Liverpool she was a size 26 and weighed almost 19 stone. Gemma was nervous at the thought of going to a gym as she was concerned she would feel too self-conscious on the gym floor.
Gemma said “Going into a gym can be the worst as it can make you feel very self-conscious.” After training at ABS for the past year, Gemma now really enjoys her fitness and has never felt judged at the gym. She said, “When I started, I was a size 26 however when I just got my latest pair of leggings, I bought a size 12. It sounds really cheesy but coming here is a real laugh. When people say they ‘like’ exercise I thought, how can you say that? but for the first time I am actually really enjoying it”
Despite her hesitation, Gemma and her personal trainer Connor began a programme that initially focused on increasing her calories to fuel her new training plan. Connor got her started with a new step goal of 7500 a day and the pair arranged to train two times a week at the gym in Speke.
Gemma began to lose weight quickly but when her weight loss began to plateau, Connor changed up the plan by increasing steps and activity rather than reducing food and calorie intake. Once Gemma was hitting her new 10,000 step goal, on top of her training, the weight began to drop again.
Over the rest of the programme, Gemma’s plan was consistently reviewed and adapted to ensure Gemma’s weight loss progressed at a steady pace. Connor even built in a period of rest around 7 months in to allow Gemma to destress from the training and dieting as in Connor’s words “a stressed-out body is not good for effective weight loss.”
By the end of her programme, Gemma was still maintaining her two sessions in the gym with Connor along with 4 cardio sessions per week, and to top it all off a massive 12,000 steps a day.
After a long process, Gemma smashed through her 100lb target at the start of September and she celebrated in the gym alongside the ABS team and her mum Sue who has been Gemma’s gym partner for the past year.
Speaking about the journey Gemma said, “I decided to start some sessions with Connor after I saw the incredible results that my mum had achieved. From day one I absolutely loved it, from the atmosphere in the gym to the total support I got in and out of the gym. It was the best decision I ever made to start my weight loss journey with Connor!”
As Gemma said, her mum Sue achieved her own set of life-changing results with Connor at ABS.
When Sue started she was on the verge of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Sue already had Type 2 but wanted to make a change. She started training with Connor and after managing her training, nutrition, sleep and stress, Connor got Sue’s bloody sugars and health in check.
Sue halved her HBA1C score and reduced her medication drastically. On top of that she also lost a staggering 2 stone in the process.
Sue said, “It may sound dramatic, but the training absolutely changed my life.” On Gemma’s results Sue went on to say, “Gemma was a bit nervous about coming initially, worrying that it might be too intimidating but after her first session she was like ‘I love it!’. I am just so proud. What Gemma has achieved is phenomenal”
On training together Sue said, “When I started training with my daughter together with Connor I didn’t see how it could work when we both had different goals, but it did! In fact, it was more fun and we pushed each other further and it was such a motivation both in training and in our nutrition doing it together and competing against each other really worked too and kept us focused.”
Gemma and her mum Sue are not stopping there. The pair plan to keep going to see what more they can achieve.
Absolute Body Solutions owner Connor O’Brien said of Gemma’s results, “The whole team at ABS could not be more proud that Gemma and Sue have been able to achieve these life-altering results with us. This is definitely one of our proudest moments and we cannot congratulate them enough”
“Connor has done incredibly well at managing their training and nutrition programmes and both Gemma and Sue could not have worked harder.”
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