I was having a chat with one of the ladies who’s about to get started on our 21 Day Home Kickstart Programme
And she asked me ‘why is this just for ladies over 40?’..
Which reminded me about why this all started…
You see, I used to just do personal training…
You know, train people in a gym, do some food plans…that was it.
Until I started seeing that a few of the ladies I worked with said that they would never do this on their own without me in the gym…
And it got me then doing programmes that the ladies could do at home and with minimal equipment.
It was no longer something they had to do with loads of equipment in an intimidating gym…
When you feel everyone is look at you…
Where they would worry ‘I will be the most unfit’
‘I will look silly’
‘I’ll be too big’…
And this was I knew I had to do something about it
when one of the ladies actually had a panic attack in a gym we were in..
She didn’t feel comfortable so we started training in her home…
Her friend then wanted to do it with her and…
That was it..
I decided to launch a programme specifically for ladies over 40…
So the intensity,
Can all be bespoke for you..
I count myself as very fortunate to be able to still
Deliver our live sessions for our members.
But it just feels a bit weird.
I remember back in 2014 when we first started our programme our ladies only programmes…
No kids at the time..
Had just got married…
And I just had this vision to create the best ladies only programme in Wiltshire [specifically for ladies over 40]..
I wanted to make it non-intimidating
Somewhere that people who never thought they could find somewhere comfortable to get fit and heathy could go.
And find themselves surprising themselves by actually sticking to it.
For ladies to make friends, not be judged, speak to expert trainers, nutritionists, dietitians, yoga teachers
And get amazing results.
To become stronger – physically and mentally
To overcome adversity..
And for the past 6 years or so
It’s surpassed what I could ever have imagined…
I absolutely love my work
And I still love delivering our live home workouts to all of our members
[some of them are now able to exercise every day which is amazing…and we will be keeping live workouts from home going, too]
I am really looking forward to when those doors open up again
And we can see everyone in person ..
When we start our next 28 Day Kickstart Programme
(this is our signature programme that encompasses health, fitness, nutrition, mindset so you can do the things that you probably know you need to do to get fit and develop a positive relationship with food and exercise)
But you know what?
As amazing as everything is right now with our live workouts?
None of this is good without people…
Without our amazing community.
Sorry to go on and on haha
Writing these emails are meant to inspire you to become fitter and healthier
Over 3000 ladies in Wiltshire …
I actually find them therapeutic to write.
This one especially..
So if you’re still reading?
Thanks for listening to this long-winded answer..
In a nutshell:
The reason this is only for Wiltshire ladies 40+…
- Support and community is a big part of this to help you stay motivated and confident that you do not have to do this along
- It allows me to make everything more bespoke for you (a woman over 40 wouldn’t do the same thing as a 20 year old guy…)
- This includes the nutrition and fitness, taking into account injuries, joint issues, diets you’ve tried before, menopause and more…
And was reminded about this with a message from Fiona last week:
“I was just filling in my log and looking at progress.
With one day exception I’ve done my jog walk thing for 20 mins and one of your sessions. every day.
Started beginning March and although not my priority, have lost over 1 stone.
BUT more importantly
My lower back feels better.
Can’t wait to get back to in person sessions too although you’re doing an amazing job Matt.
Well done, Fiona.
That’s all for now