Month: January 2018

Lorna’s Story So Far!

Here is Lorna’s Story.  She came to us unable to to a press up…..now she can do 20+. She was unhappy and less confident – and now she is much happier and confident! She has always worked hard and has been one of the most consistent Bootcampers – making an average 2 sessions a week without fail, and if ill or on holiday – does 3 the following week. She has then gone on to try a little dancing and boxing….and now in the open gym sessions working on her chin up strength!

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I went to my first taster bootcamp session in November 2011 and I haven’t looked back since.  It has been the best thing I have ever done.  It got to the point where I was so fed up with myself, the way I looked, comments I was getting about my size – I was getting very close to being a size 14, which may not seem big but I am only small! ?

Lorna in 2011

For a couple of weeks prior to my first session I had looked around for personal trainers in the area but I obviously had to take in to account my financial position too.  I knew just going to a gym on my own would be no good.  I had already tried this and had been a member of various gyms previous and eventually ended up cancelling my membership. 

All I was doing was pretty much cardio, spending quite a lot of time on the treadmill and cross-trainer.

I had always thought that using weights would bulk me up but I was so wrong.  I love that my muscles are more defined and that I am far stronger now – I love my weights ?!!  I have a long way to go for myself but I will get there and am now down to a size 8.   Size isn’t everything of course!

I came across Your Next Level Fitness and messaged John….the rest is history as it were.  He was lovely and encouraged me to come and give it a try as it was a free trial.  It is a little more expensive than your traditional gyms but, as the saying goes, you get what you pay forThis is so true!

I can still remember one of my very first sessions on a Saturday morning which involved going round the field with various pieces of equipment, stopping in each corner to do a bodyweight circuit before moving on to the next corner.  Although I was very nervous initally doing something on my own I felt very at ease being there even though I didn’t know anybody.  My fitness levels were pretty much non-existent but the other members were very encouraging and I still train with some of them to this day.  One particular member (Lee Wiles) has even become a trainer at the gym and also now takes bootcamp and PT sessions.

Everybody is so welcoming and non-judgemental as everyone is in the same boat – they are there for the same reason you are! I have met some pretty amazing friends at Your Next Level  ?

When I started I couldn’t do any full press-ups or pull-ups, I even struggled with recline rows.  All this I can now do and still push myself to the next level.  It’s nice when people look up to what you can achieve as I never thought I’d be able to do anything like this when I first started. 

Over the past few years Your Next Level Fitness members have taken part in Total Warrior.  Although we trained hard for it, it was an amazing fun experience.

I decided to raise proceeds for a charity in memory of my baby nephew.  During this sad period John and other members were so supportive and I am so grateful for that.

John has helped so much over the years, both in relation to with training and nutrition.  He has a knack of knowing what your limits are and will push you to them.  If you are unable to do a certain exercise for whatever reason, he will give you an alternative – he’s good like that.  I don’t know where I’d be now if I hadn’t taken the plunge.

Don’t ever be scared to make that first step, or think “I’m not fit enough”, that’s what Your Next Level Fitness is there for – to get you fit!  I’m not going to go on and on about how great the place is etc (although it really is!) you need to come and see for yourself.  There is a free taster session available so what have you got to lose!

All you new members – I look forward to seeing you!

Here are some clips of Lorna doing the tough stuff and challenging herself !

Wolfies Story

Wolfie is a well-known Hull FC fan and somewhat of a local celebrity! I have known him since I helped opened the Village in 2006, and he recently came to Your Next Level, where he has been using one of our small group training programs with Coach Lee Wiles putting him through his paces!

Check out Wolfie’s own words below!

My story

I’ve been a floorlayer / carpet fitter for over 20 years which is a very physical job lifting and carrying plus been on my knees for long periods of time,I’ve always tried to look after myself with training but the big problem is the food I put in my mouth,I was a member of the village hotel from the day it opened which is were I met John Cammish, my weight has always been up and down and as My food choices have never been good plus not big lover of training on my own ,I started using the village as a place to just go for a swim/sauna then a coffee.

Back in January 2017 is where it all changed for me, I’d reached my heaviest weight ever and was struggling with my job and every day activity and it was even a struggle to tie my boot laces for work, also it was effecting me mentally . I knew John had set up his own gym and knew a guy off twitter called lee wiles who worked at his gym, I contacted lee and made a appointment to go see him for some advice, he spoke to John to set a program up for 12 weeks broken down to 3 x 4 week programs . I’m not going to lie but it was very tough throwing over 20 stone around a gym but lee was a great trainer and motivator.

As a proud ambassador of Paul for brain recovery I had also signed upto a 10k run in April and tough mudder in July to raise money for the charity so I had to do this and get in shape, I quickly started to get my head around things and the weight started to fall off me losing 2 stone by April, and also I completed the 10k ?‍♀️ plus passed my driving test!

End of April things then started to turn bad as my mum fell ill and sadly passed away, I still tried to keep up with my training with Lee taking up more pts and had also started the Your Next Level bootcamps where I’ve met some lovely people. I was struggling to keep my nutrition in check though and was comfort eating, in July i completed my tough mudder which may I add wouldn’t of been possible without lee/John and Your Next Level Fitness and in Sept I completed a 79 mile wolds way walk from Filey to Hessle for the Royal Marines.

Not long after that, my friend who had been suffering with cancer sadly passed away ,this totally blew my head after losing Mam aswell, I started to gain about a stone but in Oct something clicked and I got back on track and by Xmas I’d lost the stone and a bit more , training really is good for your mind and Your Next Level Fitness is the place to be, no luxuries just hard work with Lee and John will get you to your goals, I can’t praise these guys enough!

Wolfie and Lee after the Charity Bootcamp

I’m going into 2018 with more targets to reach and am already at my lowest weight for years and thoroughly enjoy my training with great people plus my fitness levels are brilliant now and also find my job so much easier.

Your Next Level Fitness is the place to be in 2018!

Kind regards,

Wolfie

 

Wolfie had a really tough 2017, but has kept up with some training and eating habits and is in a much better place.  He is right – training really is good for your mind!

John

Phill Turns Things Around !

Phill has been working with Your Next Level Fitness Coach Lee Wiles and doing some Bootcamps……. and is seeing the value in them and wants to spur people on to try us out!

Here are his own words!

My story: After working for the same company for nearly all my life (39 years) I’ve moved my way up to a managerial position now with a national role. This has meant a steady but gradual change from a manual and physical job role to my current role of offices, meetings and spending hours sat driving around the country.
Although my salary has increased over the years so have my waistline and general overall size and weight. For a number of years now I’ve not been much of a drinker, unlike my youth where we all overindulged whenever we could afford it.
So with parenthood and all inclusive holidays abroad my weight and general fitness suffered with small but significant steps.

Over the last 2 years of overseas holidays I’ve noticed more of my lack of fitness due to my weight.

 

This included problems with my lower back, shoulder and knees, where a trip to New York in March 2016 had me walking miles around the city each day and me looking for somewhere to sit down every 20 minutes. The flights were uncomfortable too as the seats were too small.

After returning from New York I said “I would get fitter and lose weight”….. where although I could hide my weight well being 6’5” it still ballooned out to around 23 stone.

 

However with work and family life finding the time and effort required it just never happened.

 

Christmas 2016 came and went along with the usual New Year resolutions which this year was more important as we were invited to my sister-in-laws wedding in the May of this year to be held in Marmaris Turkey. So I and the wife said we would diet up to the wedding to get in shape for 2 weeks in the sun with family, which again did not happen. After spending 2 weeks in Turkey at an amazing hotel all inclusive I returned home heavier than ever at around 24 stone and knew this had to stop.

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Turkey

After the holiday at the end of May I was on my Twitter feed checking as always all the gossip and team news of my beloved Hull FC as I followed most of the teams players, staff and a number of fellow supporters. One particular fan was of particular interest to me (and unbeknown to me lived in the avenue next to me) as he was Tweeting most days around the various charity events he was involved in.

Andy (Wolfie) had pledged to raise money for a number of charities with events in 2017 alone of a 10K run, Tough Mudder and a 26 mile walk! and all of this whilst at his own admission of being overweight and unfit, that fit me perfectly.
Andy then tweeted a picture of himself pushing the ‘prowler’ at Your Next Level Fitness gym at Hessle …….

….whilst being personally trained by PT trainer Lee Wiles. After a few messages and Andy singing the praises of Lee and the facilities at Your Next Level Fitness I knew this was my chance! I had a trial visit and immediately signed up a 3 month PT course with Lee Wiles at Next Level on June 8th 2017.

 

With a weekly session and a mid-week boot camp (when I can make it) I’ve just completed 6 months training under the amazing training, coaching and encouragement of PT Lee Wiles and Next Level Fitness gym owner John Cammish for the bootcamps.

The encouragement in particular along with the regular emails of fitness, diet and nutrition help and guidance has given this middle aged man the drive to become not just slimmer and lighter but fitter so that I can enjoy life and many more holidays with family.

I no longer suffer from lower back and shoulder problems and my weak knees are getting stronger as Lee targets the areas that need muscle build up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summary:
After returning from Turkey at the end of May, unfit and struggling at 24 stone, I’m now at Christmas 2017 3 sizes smaller and 4 stone lighter. Above all I’m much fitter, sleep better with a much healthier diet (just lower fat) so still eat well.  I now see exercise as a way of life and don’t know that I’ll ever stop, although I sometimes have to drag myself to the gym, and totally knackered afterwards the feeling once home and showered makes it all worthwhile. This along with shopping for clothes where I can pretty much find something to fit me now is a great feeling!


So firstly a big thanks to Andy (Wolfie) who showed me what you can achieve if you have the right trainer and training facilities, John at Next Level Fitness for pushing me at the boot camps (but not the 12 days of Christmas) and finally Lee Wiles for his great training programs and amazing encouragement along my 6 month journey, and i can’t wait for the next 6 months (I’ll keep you posted)

 

Phill works phenomally hard and has achieved some great things to feel a ton better…..and with only 1-2 hours of training week …. We think that is a great return on investment and great value too! 

John