"I decided to start the B Fit program after spending a career in consultancy, which led to many hours in the car and living out of service stations and hotels. Naturally, I gradually piled on the pounds over a number of years and struggled to find the time and opportunity to exercise effectively."
Despite trying several options from gyms to personal equipment at home, no amount of exercising was achieving the results I wanted, which essentially was a change in body shape, to achieve a good body weight and increase my fitness. Since starting the program, I have made some fundamental changes to my eating habits, but at the same time I still enjoy the foods I always have, and drinks! The focus on a balance that suits the individual and that is sustainable has without doubt enabled me to achieve the physical results. To date I have lost 9lbs, but more importantly for me, I have lost a lot of inches off my waist and hips and I have a much more satisfying body shape. Since joining B Fit, the key things that have changed are diet awareness and decision making. Training has also become a habit, proof of which that even whilst on holiday, I still kept up my training to ensure guilt free drinks and food! If you’re looking to start a program, the first thing is be committed. This is not like joining a high street gym. Mainly because this is enjoyable! The team are knowledgeable, treat everyone differently and push each to their limits, whatever they are. This has changed my whole outlook on what being fit and having a healthy lifestyle means, and that does not come at the expense of enjoying the things in life that you always have!
Since starting my training with Kev, I have reached lots of my personal fitness goals, just seven months after starting. With Kev’s unique training style I was able to complete ‘The Great North Run’, which after spending most of my life being very over weight, was something that I hadn’t even thought I would be able to achieve.”
"I started training with B Fit to prepare for a cycling tour. They’re amazing! Not only did they get me fit, I lost just short of 2 stone and feel firmer and more toned. The enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge you receive are invaluable. They are great at inspiring me to work harder than I would ever push myself. I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with Kev and feel much fitter and healthier than I would do without him."
"In August 2012, after spending the best part of 2 years feeling “not 100%”, and after persuasion of the doctor to send me for blood tests with pains in my feet and ankles, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was 44 years of age and suddenly, I’d gone from a comparatively healthy 20/30 something who would rarely take any medicine, not even a paracetamol for a headache, to a fat middle-aged man who suddenly was on a regime of pill chasing."
Devastated is not the word! After the initial self-blame and loathing, I decided that I had 2 choices – let diabetes control me or I took control of it – I chose the latter and faced my demons. I took note of all my medical vitals then joined a gym! Knowing physical exercise was a good way to control or maybe even “cure” the disease, I weighed and measured and started to pound the treadmill. What a painful experience it was, mentally and physically. The scales tipped 21st 9 lbs. and after 46 seconds of brisk walking on the treadmill, I thought I was going to die! How could I let this happen to myself? 2 weeks passed and little was going except my enthusiasm and motivation. Enter my solution… Kev Foley and B Fit Personal Training. After an initial consultation with Kev and an analysis of my needs and goals, he set about getting me onto the road to a healthier, slimmer me and hopefully, a kick in the butt to the diabetes I so desperately wanted to be rid of. It wasn’t going to happen overnight! I signed up for 6 weeks initially, twice a week and was adamant I was never going to do half the things he expected, like boxing! Each session Kev would push a bit more with trying an exercise, encouraging to just try and if unable, a simpler alternative to work towards it. It elevated the self-imposed embarrassment of being a fat guy doing exercise. Kev started to introduce interval training, resistance training and bouts of cardio and combined training. I held a kettlebell for the first time ever and then came the fateful day…boxing gloves! Good grief, the dread, the shame I was going to encounter of probably punching like a weed. “It’s a fantastic form of exercise Les, it works the whole body, you’ll love it. Come on!” I remember Kev saying encouragingly after my warm up on the bike. Did I go without making a fuss and some noise to the boxing room? NO. What a revelation, it was actually awesome. I loved it! The 6 weeks passed and I dropped a couple of stone and a few inches so it was a step in the right direction. I even dropped some pills, but impatience was setting in. Months went by, my diet was good but I plateaued for what seemed forever. Kev kept saying it was probably my meds as everything else was in order. He persevered and tried to keep me focussed. By now, I was also doing circuits and box ‘n' tone classes with Ellis, Kev’s new edition to the training team. I was working like mad! Kev wrote and rewrote my exercise plans and regimes, constantly trying to satisfy my now negative mind and approach to my diabetes cure quest. I was building muscle, I was fit but I couldn’t drop the pounds and slim down to get rid of diabetes. Was it ever going to happen? Breakthrough came in April 2014 when Kev did the 21 Day Fatblast Program, a 3 week course of nutrition analysis and exercise to kick start weight loss. I enrolled. With a new mindset and the nutritional rules given to me by Kev, plus extra research as to what worked at lowering my blood glucose and what made it spike, Fatblast began. After 3 weeks, I lost a stone – 18st 11lbs down to 17st 11lbs! Both Kev and Ellis were now even more encouraging and pushing harder. There was a new found enthusiasm and need to succeed. A further 12 weeks down the line, I’m 3 1/2 stone lighter, healthier and now med free! In fact, I am now classified Diabetes resolved. CURED. I can’t begin to thank the B Fit family and team enough for their perseverance and belief that we could beat it. I’m now healthier than I’ve ever been and love every aspect of my workouts. Kev and the B Fit family, I can honestly say, are one of the best things to have happened to me health wise and mentally. I love the new me, what I am achieving, and the health it has given me a second chance at.
I wanted to lose weight and get fitter for my role in a mountain rescue team. After a 12 week package with Kev, I’d achieved my target weight loss, got a lot fitter and stronger, and more confident in my body and physical abilities. The combination of dietary advice and gym training worked a treat. I don’t see many women of my age using the free weights in the gym or in the boxing room. Now I use both confidently, and I never thought I’d enjoy the boxing quite so much! I’ve recommended Kev to friends, and I’d recommend him to anyone!
"I was going on 23 stone, struggling to do day-to-day things. Due to being severely overweight, I had very low self-esteem and everything was such an effort. My sister first started training with B Fit and I could see massive results to her. So after much thought and unhappy days, I decided to take the plunge and change my life. I met up with Kev and he was very positive and supportive of my goals. To be honest, knowing how lazy I’d become, I didn’t think I would stick to it but after several sessions I became hooked after seeing massive results, especially with weight loss and my body completely changing shape! I even managed to walk up hills, which I hadn’t done in nearly 20 years! This has changed my life in every way. I’ve realised exercise is important and how to eat right, and my whole outlook on things is much more positive."
“Before I started personal training with B Fit, I had an average level of fitness. However, at the age of 35 I had never done any weight-bearing exercise. The training sessions were always varied in activity but consistent in their intensity. I found my strength improved quickly and I saw my body shape change more than it ever had just simply doing cardiovascular-based exercise. Although I found the sessions tough, the enthusiasm and encouragement the team provided made me push harder than I ever had before. Thanks to B Fit I improved my overall fitness, noticeable in my running as I started to run faster and more importantly, I started to see shape change and definition that I had never seen in my adult life.”
“Well what can I say! Kev has progressed from a personal trainer in my local gym to what I now consider, a close personal friend. His lively and vibrant personality is extremely infectious. In terms of training, his programs are always fresh and dynamic - I never know what I’m going to get, but I’m always 100% pleased with the results. His training is so versatile and he will cater for anybody’s needs, no matter what their ability is. In a nutshell, Kev is a lot of fun, approachable and I think what really sets him above everyone else is his attention to detail and how thorough he is whilst coaching – he strives for the best results. The fact that Kev has already been there, done it and won it means that his experience has been completely invaluable to me and I know that I’ve benefited hugely from his influence and boxing coaching sessions.” WKA – British Lightweight Champion, IKF – British Super Lightweight Champion, WKA – European Super Lightweight
“I started the Fatblast program in preparation for my wedding. I was going to the gym on a regular basis but felt I was stuck in a rut and receiving no results from my own efforts. B Fit talk you through your goals clearly at the start of the program and set you some realistic goals to achieve. Every session is unique, and the program is tailored to your ability and end goal so you really feel like you are achieving something with each visit. That, combined with the dietary analysis provided means you start to notice a difference even in a short space of time. It has had such a positive impact on my health, diet, fitness and body shape – my total inch loss after 6 weeks was 10 inches!”
“Working with B Fit was an extremely rewarding experience. I had never had sessions like these before and was quite anxious at first thinking that I wouldn’t be able to do anything! But every session was varied, exciting and challenging, and I couldn’t believe how much my attitude towards exercise in general had changed. I went from saying that I couldn’t do things to pushing myself to surpass the next goal – and that was all thanks to the determination, dedication and friendly nature of the trainers, who won’t let you give up until you’ve achieved what you signed up to do!”
“Having done the same classes for a few years, I was getting bored and wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. That’s when my cousin recommended B Fit. I went along to one of her sessions and found it really challenging and it made me realise I’d got into a fitness rut. So I signed up for the 12 week program and I was so pleased with the results! They completely re-educated the way I thought about exercise and what I should be eating, and I could see and feel the difference within a few weeks. That was over a year ago and I’m still training with them now because the sessions are always challenging and fun. They will constantly be monitoring how my fitness is, improving and advising me on my food choices from the last week. I’m now confident I can make the right exercise and food choices week-in week-out that fit into my busy lifestyle, help maintain my figure and keeps me challenging my fitness levels."
“I have osteoarthritis in my right knee, and the pain had become so bad that I could not walk for more than 100 metres without being in pain. My physiotherapist suggested I started to build the muscles surrounding the knee and that this would help me walk further and without pain. So I started training with B Fit about 3 months ago and I have found that my overall strength has improved tremendously. I can now walk quite long distances and up hills without pain or discomfort. A major breakthrough! We have been specifically working with kettlebells to target the areas that needed strengthening and I have found additional benefits in toning and strength throughout my body, including upper body strength. I am fitter and stronger than I have been for nearly 20 years and it is fun!"
“Whilst losing inches has been great, my sessions with B Fit have completely changed my approach to my training and my diet - I’m using my time in the gym much more wisely, working muscles I never realised I could get, and eating a much more sustainable healthy diet. I began training with B Fit after being so impressed with the results a friend had achieved with them. And, since seeing my results, others have signed up for the program.”
"I decided to sign up to the Fatblast Program to kickstart my weight loss for my wedding in 2015. I’d seen what B Fit PT had done for others before and wanted some of that! In no time at all, life has changed for the better. I made small changes to the way I was eating, and combined with the training, immediately felt more active and healthy in general, and more alert especially in work. For anyone thinking about doing the program, I definitely recommend it! Kev and the team are very knowledgeable, friendly and always make sessions fun. They give endless advice on nutrition and give you that extra push and motivation that you just can’t get when training on your own. It was a great way too to try out now activities, such as boxing, which seemed a little bit daunting previously."
"I started training with B Fit as I felt I was wasting my time in the gym, not knowing what I was doing. I started the program 12 weeks ago and I now feel great. I lost weight and can now see my muscles coming through! The results were far better than I expected. The best thing about having a trainer is that I get a great workout even on days when I would normally find an excuse to not use the gym. Also, I now do things right for my goals and it pushes me the extra step. Don’t just go to the gym to be there! Sign up and get results fast!"