I first spoke to James 2 years ago, when he called to enquire about personal training for his wife who had recently given birth to their second child. They both came in for a consultation and we spent the majority of the time discussing Abbie’s needs more so than James’ because he was there for moral support.
I put together an action plan to increase Abbie’s core strength and James was happy to follow along in support of her. They came to their personal training sessions together and over time they were both getting stronger and stronger. Abbie had made fantastic progress with her core and posture so we could certainly up the intensity.
For all of my clients I try to find them something to work towards so we’d found some running challenges that James had entered into and he’d done really well, then one day he came into my studio and tells me he’s going to run a marathon. He had never run this distance before and to be honest he had never even run a half marathon so I knew this was going to be a challenge and a half. But James being James got his running shoes on and trained for the London marathon and finished it injury free.
By this point both Abbie and James had both had some fantastic results snd James had got the running bug. He signed up for his second London Marathon and went on to complete it faster than his first.
James now weighs an impressive 2 stone and 4 pounds less than he did when he started and has lost 30cm off his waist. Exercise is now a regular part of his life.
I’m really proud of what both Abbie and James have achieved. They’ve worked really well as a team and have encouraged each other along this journey.
Well done Team Wootton!