Before attending Impact I was fed up with being in pain and feeling unwell. I thought that maybe this was me for the rest of my life. I was starting to feel old! I had a real issue with my age. I was not happy with what looked back at me from the mirror.


I couldn’t sleep well, walk any distance without pain, get up out of a chair without hip and back pain. My tipping point was my GP suggesting a personal trainer otherwise my back and hip pain would not resolve.

My biggest fears were that others at the gym would be looking, that I would not be able to do it. I was very worried that I would sustain injury to my back and that I would somehow feel forced to do things I didn’t want to do. I thought it would be an un-enjoyable experience.


It was very friendly, so supportive and actually kind of enjoyable. My coach is amazing helping me to do things I am convinced I can’t do. Unfailingly positive its quite astounding how a place can be full of so many smiling people all the time.

My first session was dreadful. It was very uncomfortable, I felt sick, dizzy and certain I was never going to manage to carry on!!


But since then…

I have achieved amazing results. I have lost a stone in weight, lost 6% in Body Fat, dropped 1-2 dress sizes, but what this actually means is that I can now wear the clothes in my wardrobe in comfort, the large majority of which I had stopped wearing. Most importantly my constant back pain has completely disappeared I feel overall fitter. I really like what looks back at me from the mirror. I now feel 51 years young not 51 years old.