Losing Weight with Evie by Helen
One of my wonderful sons – James – thought that it would be a nice present to give me a Trainer for my Christmas/Birthday present at the end of last year. He talked to my husband about it who thought I would be upset that they thought I needed a Trainer. He told James to find out more about it and to ask me about it first before presenting it as a present. So my son told me about his idea with my husband cringing behind the lounge (not quite!). When he told me the idea I was very excited about it and was very appreciative of my son’s concern for me much to my husband’s disbelief but also relief.
What my husband did not know is that all last year I had wanted to do something about my weight gain with the last straw being putting on 10kg in November alone! I knew last year’s circumstances did not allow me to put the time and effort into a weight loss program. I was also not in the right place both mentally and emotionally. But I knew 2016 would be a bit different with some time being freed up and mentally and emotionally starting to feel better. I felt I could do something about it and I was thinking that to do it properly, I needed someone’s help.
He told me about Evie and I thought she would be the best person to help me and she has been!
I started off very mentally and emotionally strong and this lasted a while but I did find that as I encountered some medical issues that this did affect my ability to focus as well. I struggled through and still kept losing weight but some days were better than others.
Knowing that I had Evie there always kept me from giving up and straying too far off the path which was extremely helpful and allowed me to be able loose about 20kg in 10 months.
People have noticed too and my family is so proud of me!
I am now on track much better myself too and I am determined to keep doing well. I now have more confidence, do not have trouble finding clothes that fit, understand diet and feel so good! Although I had hoped to have lost probably an extra five kilograms I do know that this is an extremely fantastic weight loss and I am very happy!
I am about to finish my time with Evie but I am now confident I can keep losing the weight and get to my goal weight on my own. I now have the information, tools and understand what I need to do to lose weight.
I thank Evie for her belief in me and her always encouraging counsel. I could not have done it without her and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who would like to lose weight, gain weight or would like to get and stay fit.
If I can do it I know anyone can!
Helen - 14.11.16
“I used to find the same old gym workout boring. Being a Diabetic and visually impaired, I needed to find a way to stay fit and healthy along with a trainer who was up for the challenge. Since training with Evie not only do i look and feel good but my fitness and energy levels are so much better.
The workout is challenging but fun. The best thing about it for me is that i don’t get bored as the workout continuously changes and I get a cardio and resistance workout as well as learning new techniques and exercises to take home with me. The boxing is my personal favourite...Thanks Evie!”
“I absolutely love having Evie as our trainer, the effort she puts in is amazing and if it wasn’t for Evie my husband and I would still be on the couch! I love that she makes me feel comfortable & I can ask all the questions and get real answers from a great trainer. She has helped me see that I can get fit!”
“My honest opinion regarding the training experience of my trainer Evie is that she’s fun, smart and her knowledge of diet and exercise is impressive. Her instruction is clear and she makes sure you understand what you are doing. Evie gives sound nutritional advice which leads to a realistic dietary plan that is comfortable to live with because she wants you to succeed. She’s a great motivator and a wonderful role model. If you follow Evie’s instructions anyone can reach their fitness goals. I think that the most important thing is her ability to truly care of her clients.”
"Training with the lovely Evie is always challenging but fun. I look forward to her sessions. She is caring and tough at the same and always keeping me accountable to my goals. I definitely feel a change in me, mentally and physically. This makes it sooo damn worth it! I certainly would recommend her to anyone for her efforts and motivation".
“Evie has helped me achieve over 10% loss in body fat over an 8 week period and has motivated me to keep reaching for the next goal. Evie is kind, considerate, and knowledgeable she has always treated me with dignity and respect. She is quite capable of pushing to ensure the results are gained and is not afraid to take on the challenge. Given I am 6’1” tall her ability to box with me until I could not lift an arm is tribute to her level of fitness as well as enjoyment of training people. I would not hesitate to recommend Evie to anyone or any fitness organisation requiring a dedicated and professional trainer.”
"Before I met Will, my interest in different fitness activities would last about 2 years before I got bored and quit. I am proud to say that I have been training with Will for over 4 years now and I can’t see myself ever quitting! Our sessions have given me more energy and made me fitter, stronger and happier. Under Will’s guidance, I have made permanent changes to my nutrition and my life is definitely better for it. Will has worked closely with my physio to tailor a program specific to my needs and help me get back to my peak fitness following some recent health issues. I honestly can’t recommend him as a trainer highly enough!"
"I have been training with Will for over 4 years now. Before meeting Will, I did not see results in my training and this resulted in low levels of motivation. Since 2012, Will has designed programs that have helped me to gain muscle and increase my fitness levels. Each program is challenging but includes a lot of variety so the workout is always fresh. Thanks to Will I am feeling healthy and confident in how I look and I have finally been successful in making fitness part of my every day routine. Will's encouragement and passion for his role has been pivitol in my success. I strongly recommend Will to clients of all ages."
“My name is Andrea and Evie has been my trainer for nearly 2 years. In that time I have lost 16 kilos and 13% of body fat. I have used other trainers in the past but none has been able to get me the results Evie has. Why? Because training with Evie is fun but still challenging. I don’t think I’ve done the same session twice, and that’s saying something after 2 years! Evie ‘gets me’. She understands my personality, issues and goals and tailors my sessions to me. I found other trainers to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach, clock on/clock off attitude. Evie cares, nothing is too much trouble. Her sessions are a mixture of encouragement and fun, but most importantly she kicks my butt! She pushes me past where I think I can go and then some. Quite simply, Evie is the BEST!”
“Prior to training with Evie, I felt over-weight and unmotivated to lose the weight due to a hormonal issue. I was very unfit and unhealthy due to my eating habits. When I started with Evie over a year ago, I lost 10KG and I have never felt more alive and comfortable in my own body. THANK YOU Evie for turning my life around.”
"I started training with Evie in June 2016 for 3 months and thoroughly recommend Total Fitness Training to anyone needing help with their fitness goals.
Prior to starting with Evie, I was regularly going to the gym but I was not seeing any results and was losing motivation. It wasn’t until starting with Evie that I realised that I had wasted so much of my time doing the wrong exercises. I committed to two 45 minute sessions per week and saw results very quickly.
Having a professional take the time to listen to your history, help set your goals and then keep a watchful eye on your technique makes all the difference.
Evie has a great knack for getting your best but keeping the sessions fun. The other big factor to success is food and the conversations I have with Evie, between sets, helped me identify where I was going wrong or where I could do better.
I now sleep better, my posture and general movement has improved, and I feel great.
The best money I ever spent! "