Christine’s Body Transformation Story

How she QUIT dieting for good and lost TWO stone!

Christine Morgan joined LPT in January 2016 and has been on an incredible journey ever since, achieving results she never thought possible. We wanted to share her story to inspire the hundreds of people who have shared similar frustrations with yo-yo dieting and only ever seeing short-term results.

Here is her story in her words…

Every year I’d make a New Year resolution to lose weight…I’d say to myself ‘This year I am determined. This year I will do it, I will achieve the goal.’ Unfortunately even after trying everything (Dieting, exercising and even will power) I would never see the results.

I went to Weight Watchers, Rosemary Connolly and Slimming World…all the healthy eating and fad diets. I even tried praying! The trouble I found with these clubs is that I would hit my target weight, feel like I didn’t need to diet anymore….AND then I put all the weight back on again!

The thought of being on a diet for the rest of my life made me feel sick. TheChristinen I gave up.

I decided maybe I was supposed to be this weight and so I wouldn’t worry about it anymore.

Except I did worry about it…

I hated my body and wouldn’t even have my photo taken.

I was already so unfit, I was losing fitness and getting fatter!

I thought I had sussed it though.

To avoid putting more weight on I would have only one meal a day! A small one & then not eat anything else for the rest of the day. Trouble was I was I’d be starving! So if anyone offered me a cake at work, I’d have two!

I got to the point where it was difficult to walk far – because I got so out of breath. I wouldn’t get down on the floor with my granddaughters – because getting back up again was both difficult and embarrassing!

Fast forward to January 2016, I saw an advert for LPT on Facebook. I read the article and clicked on the link. I had some money for Christmas and decided I was going for it. Before I knew it I completed the application form and pressed send!

A few days later I had a phone call from one of the coaches, who wanted to find out more about me. We went through the programme and how it worked. After that I’d done it! I’d joined LPT and taken the “Stone in 6 Challenge”.

Now, if I am absolutely honest I really wasn’t sure that I would lose any weight but I was desperate…I really wanted that transformation I was promised.

535044_204591373219021_1669218569527090610_nSo I went along to the induction on the Saturday morning, expecting to see lots of fit people all wearing designer Lycra and expecting to be completely intimidated. I met Jamie and Matt and there were lots of people there – of different sizes, different fitness levels and no designer Lycra! And Matt talked sense!

He talked about his programme and how I would gain flexibility, stability and strength – well I didn’t have any of those (and never had) so I thought that sounded good.

I was really nervous about the first training session. I felt so unfit, and I was worried about having to compete with others in the group. Well, it turns out I didn’t need to be nervous. At the LPT training sessions I compete against myself and the results I write down on my own program card.

As part of the programme we had to set a goal with a ‘reward’ if we achieved it and a ‘punishment’ for if we didn’t . Well, I set my goal, but couldn’t bring myself to set myself the challenge of losing a stone, so I set it for half a stone. And I did that…Then 10, 12 and 14 pounds – By the end of the 6 weeks I’d lost a stone! Not only that, but I won the Northampton Stone in Six Award – me! I won it!

13220986_10156877848970471_2907141739249593959_nWe have a lot of fun in the workouts, I’ve made some good friends. Now I actually look forward to training. Getting up early in the morning is no longer a chore…and I actually feel worse during the day if I ever miss a session. I love the atmosphere and the camaraderie

People began to notice, and to make positive comments. My husband was so impressed that he encouraged me to continue with the training – he’s a great supporter. Twelve months later and I’ve lost just over two stone.

I feel fitter and healthier than I have ever done – ever in my life! Yesterday a colleague called me her inspiration! I feel fitter, more flexible, stronger and have much more mobility and core strength…(I didn’t even know what that was until I tried to stand on one leg)!

When it comes to food, I no longer feel like I’m on a diet.

When I go out with friends I don’t feel restrictive and I enjoy whatever I fancy on the menu.

I now know that I have to eat for my goal and my own body type, not just follow a meal plan that follows a “one size fits all” approach.

My goal for 2017 is to lose another 2 stone this year. I want to take part in a fitness event (an LPT one of course) and I want to feel even more healthy, fit , stronger and confident than I do now. And I will never set another New Year resolution to lose weight! I am transformed!”

Want results like Christine?

Applications are now open for our next, “A stone in 6 Challenge”.

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How Christine lost 15lbs & 28cm in 6 weeks

By Jamie Houghton, Head Coach at Lifestyle Performance Transformations NCC

Christine Morgan was the recent & first ever winner of LPT’s “A Stone in 6” Transformation Challenge, at our brand new facility in Northampton. Christine was dubious before starting as she had tried LOTS of diets & fitness fads before BUT the T.C.P method certainly worked for her

Total loss = 11 inches

Weight loss = 15lbs

We caught up with Christine to find out why this program worked, what she learnt, what she enjoyed most and much more.
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Did you have any fears before starting the program?

Yes, absolutely!  As a very unfit person I was very nervous about ‘showing myself up’, not being able to keep up or compete on the same level as everyone else.  I always feel intimidated in the gym or at fitness classes because I have a problem with co-ordination and so really had to screw up my courage to even apply.

How did you feel after your first session?

Awesome!  The only person I am competing with is me!  Matt and Jamie assessed my mobility, strength and flexibility and set a programme to suit my abilities – I felt that I was achieving from day one.

What’s the biggest thing you have learnt from the training sessions?

That its ‘form over reps’; doing the exercise properly will achieve better results and that I am competing against myself.  I find this very motivational because I want to improve.  Matt and Jamie are very encouraging too.

What have you learnt from the nutrition coaching?

Oh, where do I begin?  I was in a bit of a mess where nutrition was concerned, eating low fat, high sugar foods and had really given up with my diet because nothing seemed to ‘work’.  I was maintaining my weight by using some quite unhealthy practices.  Matt’s nutrition workshop was a real eye-opener for me and now, for the first time in years I am not only enjoying food, I am looking forward to my meals and to preparing them!

What have you enjoyed the most?

Everything!  The sense of achievement, the camaraderie of the others in the group, the sharing of ideas, thoughts and goals – accountability – on the face book group.  Even, would you believe, getting up at 5:30am because that feels like an achievement too.  Most of all I am enjoying the results of my hard work, especially as people notice.

What are your results?

I lost a stone in 6 weeks and 11 inches overall.

If you want to achieve results like Christine then be quick to get your application form in! Spaces are filling up quickly …

Men ONLY Click Here for our MANSformation program

Ladies ONLY Click Here A Stone in 6 Challenge program

Start date for next challenge: Monday 18th April

From Overweight and Self-Conscious to Being Free of Diets and Happy

By Jamie Houghton, Head Coach at Lifestyle Performance Transformations NCC

Krissie has just finished her 6 Week Transformation Challenge with us at our brand new facility in Northampton…and her results are AWESOME!

Total inch loss = 14

Weight loss = 14lbs

If you want results like Krissie then be quick to get your application form in as spaces are filling up quickly (just 9 left)…

Men ONLY Click Here for our MANSformation program

Ladies ONLY Click Here A Stone in 6 Challenge program

In just 6 weeks – Here’s how Krissie made it look easy….

Did you have any fears?

Yes – 100% I’m very self-conscious, in a gym environment, where I feel like I know nothing, and where I would be very likely to end up looking like an idiot. Where I’m too busy worrying about how overweight I feel and how many people might be looking and laughing at my lame efforts! Don’t get me wrong I’m a very confident, I speak at conferences and events often, but the gym fills me with dread, like you wouldn’t believe!

How did you feel after my first session?

I felt great!!!! I felt much more at ease, I knew all the logistics, and I got to meet the rest of the group I would be training with – they were all lovely! I also got to spend more time with Jamie and Matt, and realised that they were not the usual “gym” types that I’d become used to. Our group was deliberately small, and were all in the same boat in terms of goals, etc – so we helped and encouraged each other! One of the first things we had to do was a movement screen, this means that the guys know your capabilities, and any challenges you face with any of the exercises (this also means they know your potential, and won’t let you slack!)

What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt about exercise?

The right way to do things!! Form is crucial, and if it’s easy it’s probably because you’re doing it wrong!

I learnt that there are levels to everything, and if you can’t do the hard/heavy stuff just yet, there’s a plan to get you there, but you start on the level that’s right for you, right now, and then you work your way from there. You always push for the next resistance band, weight, or more reps. I also learnt the value of correction (sometimes just tiny tweaks make a huge difference to how you’re doing some of the exercises) I realise that I’d undervalued how important the motivation is too – someone saying, “come on Krissie, just one more rep” is much more motivating that I had actually thought it would be.

What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt from nutrition coaching?

Krissie FBThere are so many things to list here, so I’ll start with the big ones. I’ve done every diet known to man, seriously! So I really had to forget most of the confusing contradictions that I thought I knew. I know that the right fat is not the enemy, I learnt that “low fat” and “diet” and “no added sugar” are the enemy. I learnt that i needed to balance my meals more, and focus on the nutritional value, not necessarily the calorific value. I learnt that I actually enjoy planning and cooking good healthy meals, and I’ve created some great new habits like batch cooking on a Sunday and eating more fat to keep me full. The body needs fat to burn fat is my new mantra (the right fats, of course!), sleep makes you slim, how alcohol really impacts your weight loss and how stress can de-rail you in more than one way.

What have you enjoyed most?

I’ve enjoyed creating a feeling of a tribe within this programme, we’re all in it together, and we have such a good laugh at training! I feel like I’m free of diets, and I’m really really shocked about the actual fact that I like this kind of exercise (and also the fact that I get myself out of bed early for it!) I’ve enjoyed the encouragement, from Matt, Jamie and now Noah, the fact that I get pushed – in the right way – to challenge myself. The 121 coaching I’ve received (outside of the gym) has given me some opportunities to really reflect on what I’m doing, aswell as challenging me to think about what’s next for me. These guys really are so supportive and encouraging.

Results

Change of lifestyle without even realising the extent to which I was altering my habits – until I stopped today and looked back. I never thought I would be that person, going to the gym at 7am, 3x a week, turning down the wine, and the take away – but now I have great alternatives, through small tweaks that make such a big difference. And I know, that the odd “treat” day wont kill me, so I have a great balance, which, when all said and done, makes me, a happier me!

If you want results like Krissie then we’ve got a few spaces available on our next 6 Week Program which starts next Monday…

Men ONLY Click Here for our MANSformation program

Ladies ONLY Click Here A Stone in 6 Challenge program

Jamie Houghton

Head Coach at LPT Northampton NCC

Transform Uk – Fitness Retreat

The Uk's No.1 Health & Fitness Retreat

Ignite or rekindle your love of health, fitness & vitality, the luxurious way.  

Transform Uk is the perfect getaway location for a “Body Transformation Retreat”.

If you want to lose stubborn body fat, tone up, boost your energy levels AND learn how to make healthy living fit into your busy lifestyle, then Transform UK is a perfect choice.

The retreat combines Matts Body Transformation programme alongside the luxurious surroundings of the Shire Hotel. With its fully kitted gym, spa facilities, massage therapy rooms PLUS having your very own Chef to cook your delicious healthy meals, this program guarantees to kickstart you toward a healthier journey!

 

Fitness retreat

TransformUk – Luxury Health & Fitness Retreat

Located in the heart of England, the Park Hotel is a premier 4 star Northamptonshire hotel renowned for attention to detail. Its central East Midlands location means we’re just a 55 minute connection to London. You can hop on a train and be in the capital city in an hour!

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Transform UK will inspire you to reconsider the way you approach exercise

You’ll leave…

> Looking slimmer, 3-5Ibs lighter and de-stressed.

> Feeling relaxed, energised & have a whole new outlook on your lifestyle choices.

> With a much better understanding of what foods to eat, how much to eat & when

> Knowing & experiencing the best exercises to burn fat & increase muscle tone without spending hours in the gym

Discover the Simple Route to a Healthier You

All menus have been designed with you and your goals in mind but never once will you feel like you’re being deprived! This is not a juice fast. You will be treated to high quality nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch & dinner by our resident chef.

Meals are purposely made buffet style, as we teach you our unique portion control method – Calorie counting made simple. You’ll love this simple method as it takes away all the stress from counting calories whilst giving you the results you want.

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A Typical Day

Start your day with a morning kickstart exercise session consisting of either yoga, pilates or a power walk. After breakfast you’ll hit the first body transformation session of the day.

This is where you’ll learn the most effective methods for creating the body you truly desire in the shortest time possible.

Before lunch the group will be taken through one of Matts Mastery Workshops.

In these workshops you’ll learn the physical & mental capabilities required to achieve lasting change with your mind & body.

This will be your opportunity to overcome the biggest limiting factors currently stopping you from getting the results you so desire.

Your day will end by easing your achy muscles in our sauna, steam room, hot tub OR you can take a relaxing swim in our indoor heated pool.

Alternatively, head back to your room for a long soak in your bath.

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Transform UK aims to leave you feeling rejuvenated, re-energised and ready to discover & enjoy the new you. 

 

 

 

 

Transform Uk – Exclusive to Kettering Park Hotel

  • 3 hours a day of expert personal training
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch & dinners cooked by our Head Chef
  • Daily Mastery Workshops covering diet, exercise & lifestyle
  • Interactive Q&A sessions with your expert transformation coach Matt Sutton.
  • Luxury 4 Star accommodation
  • Full access to spa facilities & optional massage/beauty treatments.

 

Booking Information (Days/Times)

Transform Uk runs from Thursday-Sunday.

You can check-in to your room on Thursday from 2pm onwards. Dinner is included on Thursday night after our welcome meeting at 5pm.

Check-out on Sunday is 3pm (Breakfast & Lunch included).

If you wish to stay an extra night, we can offer you a reduced rate for Sunday night.

Transform Uk Next available dates: 12th-15th November

Package prices are dependent on room type as follows:

– Twin Room – £435-00

– Sole Room – £495-00

To reserve your place on Transform Uk Fitness Retreat or to find out more, LEAVE YOUR DETAILS WITH US

(We currently have 5 spots available)

 

The Triple A Club

 

If their’s one thing I’ve been REALLY crap at over the past few years…

 

….its sharing and acknowledging the awesomeness of our members and their results.

 

Truth is I can’t keep up with them all! BUT I wanna try.

 

So as of TODAY I’m making a commitment to you & myself, to introduce a brand new feature to this blog.

 

 

…..The “Triple A Club”….

 

> Acknowledging

> Abnormal

> Awesomeness

 

Abnormal?

As you know I’m on a mission to build what I describe as my “Abnormal tribe”.

 

Why?  

Because its clear that conforming to whats NORMAL in our current society SUCKS!

Obesity, disease & living a life

 

The Triple A Club will be a great starting point to start recognising some of the top achievements from our members of  L-PT.

 

….and YES they’ll be rewared for their hard work too!

 

Its gonna be hard but I’m gonna try & narrow it down to just three members each month.

 

Here we go…

 

Septembers Triple A’s

1. Alison Copeland for halving not just her body but herali&melb

1/2 marathon time! 

 

Last month Alison ran the great North run in 1.54.

 

The last time she ran this same run she was over the 4 hour mark!

 

INCREDIBLE RIGHT?

 

However that was BEFORE she joined the Fit4Life Project and dropped

more than 4 stone & more than 25 inches of her body.

 

This really is an incredible achievement, well done Alison, I know you’ve

inspired a LOT of people. Keep doing it…

 

NEXT UP…

 

 

2. Debbie Murray, for taking it upon herself to 

complete the 30 day burpee challenge and finish with

100 burpees non-stop!!!

 

When Debbie first started with us she’ll be the first

to admit she found training TOUGH!

 

But she did what any Triple A person

does…she persevered.

 

One of the exercises she struggled with the

most was the dreaded BURPEE. She struggled to do

even one!

 

So when she said she was going to try the 30 day burpee

challenge

last month I most certainly took notice.

 

She Did It!

Debbie completed the challenge that consisted of hundreds of burpees

over the course of the month & finishing on the last day with

of 100 burpees straight!

 

Not only that but she completed the whole thing in just over 10 minutes.

 

For a lady that struggled to do one rep 5 months ago I think

you’ll agree that deserves Triple-A Membership!

 

3. Chloe Walker for completing her first ever 10k racechloe

in just 2 hours!

 

Chloe had never ran a 10k before in her life….so when

I heard she ran the Great North in 2 hours I was over the moon for her, a fantastic first 10k time.

 

It wasn’t a massive surprise though as Chloe has been

training hard with the Fit4Life Project for some time now.

 

Added to this she had a great training partner in Alison Copeland.

 

Just goes to show the importance of a training buddy!

 

Well done to all three girls!

The Reward – £210-00 worth of

Personal Training vouchers at our

BRAND NEW L-PT STUDIO!

 

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And to reward your efforts I am awarding you each £70-00 worth

of personal training vouchers (each) to be used at the new L-PT Strength,

Conditioning & Performance studio opening next month.

 

Well done ladies. Once the studio is open you’ll be notified!!!!

 

I really hope these girls have inspired others to go that extra mile!

 

Here’s to next months Triple A’s.

 

Your in Health, Matt Sutton.

 

PS. If YOU want to join my abnormal tribe and join the New Normal

why not —-> START HERE