Looking for Amazing Inspiration – Say Hello to Louise

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Her journey with us at Fitterbody Ladies Bootcamp started just a few short months ago in April. She joined to get fitter and feel better about herself.

Louise has been amazingly consistent with her sessions, even working through a back injury and taking a holiday, she has maintained a steady improvement week on week.

She has also work extremely hard in the kitchen which has paid dividends for her weight loss and has achieved a fabulous 43.3lb now gone, not lost, gone – forever!

Whilst Louise says she has certainly not finished, she is more than happy to share her journey so far and I’m sure you will agree she deserves a massive well done 😊

If you have a journey of your own and think we can help you make it, drop me an email.

Julie x

Our Success Stories – 60 Second Interview With Rachael Newton

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Hi Rachael

Firstly a huge congratulations on your fantastic success at Fitterbody Ladies.  You have done amazingly well with lots of hard work both in the sessions and in the kitchen – you should be very proud.

Tell me something about yourself that our Ladies won’t know:

I have 2 little girls aged 1 and 3 and I’ve recently trained in eyelash extensions.

You are looking amazing, tell us about your goals and achievements so far:

Thank you! Since October I have lost 3 stone and 2 dress sizes, going from a 16 to a 12. My fitness has improved so much and I’m much happier.

Rachael then

What is it that you enjoy most about Bootcamp?

I love that everybody supports each other.

Everyone is so encouraging and friendly.

I was so nervous the first time I came to Fitterbody but all the lovely ladies put me at ease straight away.

Each session is different so I am always working different muscles (some I didn’t even know I had!).   It goes so quickly too so I never get bored.

I’m not a big fan of classes that involve lots of coordination and prancing around, so Bootcamp is perfect as it’s simple effective movements with no frilly bits 😂

Rachael now!

How much better do you feel about yourself?

I feel 100% better about myself, for me being overweight made me feel down and unhappy. Now I’m more carefree and have so much more energy, which is great for my family too. I’m really looking forward to my holiday in 3 weeks and buying clothes for it that I actually like and not clothes that just hide my body.

What’s next for you?

One of my biggest challenges is to maintain my weight once I’ve lost it. I’d still like to lose another half a stone or so. My goal is to keep eating healthy and coming to Bootcamp regularly, it’s too easy to get to your goal then relax and become complacent.

If you could make one recommendation to someone considering joining Fitterbody Ladies, what would that be?

I’d say don’t spend time thinking about joining, I saw advert and booked it an hour later, I then turned up 2 days later for my first session and have never looked back. Don’t give your mind a chance to talk you out of it, I know mine would have! I’m so glad I did it now 😊

A fabulous well done Rachael, you are looking beautiful, you have done amazing so far and you are a total pleasure to have at Bootcamp as you always give 100% in sessions and leave every time with a massive smile  😊

Julie x


Happy For Her Holidays 😊

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We do have an array of posts every day from quite a few of our vocal members, and yes some of these may come across as fitness fanatics. Most see this as positive and motivational, but sharing the below makes me happy and I can honestly say, hand on heart, wherever you are in your fitness journey, whatever your age, whatever your size, we have the most amazing group of supportive and likeminded ladies who can make you feel this amazing 😊

Last Boot Camp session tomorrow before my Hols 😩♥️😫
Happy to say my Goal has been achieved Yayyyyy 🎉🎉
I’ve gone from a Size 22 down to a Size 18 💪🏾
I still can’t see the weight loss even though everyone else can 💪🏾 NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
Bikini body for my Dominican Hols and a healthier body 👙
Thanks to everyone that I’ve met on my journey loved every bit of it!! ❤️❤️
Be back in 2 Weeks ❤️❤️

I love my job 😊

Have an amazing day 😊

Julie x

Sharing Our Ladies Success – 60 Second Interview With Charlee

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Hi Charlee                                                                                                                                                Charlee Before

Firstly, well done on your achievements so far at Fitterbody Bootcamp. A fantastic start to the new fitter you – you should be really proud of yourself.  I personally have loved watching you grow with confidence week on week and you getting fitter, faster and stronger. And last but no means least, your body shape changing dramatically!

Tell me something about yourself that our Ladies won’t know:

I have 3 children 12, 5 & 1.

I didn’t actually join fitter bodies to lose weight (although I needed to).

I have had a really rubbish year and was struggling to cope with the stress I was under.  My Doctor offered me some tablets for anxiety & stress.

It was my mum who suggested I should try exercise as a way to help me deal with things.

And in doing so, it’s completely changed my outlook – both mentally and physically.

You are looking amazing, tell us about your goals and achievements so far:

I have dropped from squeezing into 18-20 size clothes to a comfortable 12- 14 in bottoms and a 10-12 on top. Buying my first size 10 top this week felt amazing – I don’t even think I was a size 10 at school!!

What is it that you enjoy most about bootcamp?

I love the variation – I have never done two days the same.

I love being pushed to lift heavier and do things I didn’t ever think I could do.

And the ladies – I have met some really lovely people who have helped along the way.

How much better do you feel about yourself?                                                                                  Charlee Now

There’s no words to describe how good it feels to not feel like the frumpy fat friend anymore.

I feel more confident and happy in myself which then works its way in to all aspects of my life.

I have a lot more get up and go as well and have even had the family out on walks, bike rides and even running.

What’s next for you?

I really want to be able to run.

When I joined end of January I couldn’t even run for one minute on a treadmill without feeling sick.

I’ve now got up to 45 mins without stopping.

I want to crack 10k..

and then a half marathon…

and then a marathon.

The resistance training and cardio have really helped improve my muscle tone and stamina so fingers crossed I can get there!

If you could make one recommendation to someone considering joining Fitterbody Ladies, what would that be?

Do it – but take measurements and record your body fat.

My first 3 weeks the scales didn’t reflect my hard work and I was gutted.

Usually this is the point I give up a diet or exercise routine.

But by seeing my measurements come down and I lost 2.5% body fat…. that kept me going and got me to where I am now!

The scales aren’t the be all and end all!

Charlee is a beautiful lady inside & out, who I know will continue to grow in her fitness journey 😊

Julie x

Look In The Mirror!

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We have some amazing results and week in week out I see the smiles growing as the weight drops off.

But are you smiling?


• Look in the mirror and ask yourself why?
• Are you being honest about your nutrition?
• Are you exercising?
• Are you doing something else when life gets in the way and you can’t make a class or session?
• Are you putting in 100% effort?

I know how hard the journey is and understand what you are going through. It was a 14 month journey for me but all the hard work has been made worthwhile as I have achieved my goals 🙂

If you need some help to get on track and start reaching some of your goals, please email me and we can get you booked in for a free trial session.

I would love 100’s of responses to this post.

I would love to see some of you at Bootcamp.

I would love to be able to post some more amazing success stories about you!

Make me happy 🙂

Julie x


Shut Up And Take Some Responsibility!

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As I stood there on the sad step, which I do very rarely, I knew that my nutrition has not been in line with my goals.

Now at this point it’s very easy for me to tell myself, moaning, that:

All the hard I do training wise is not working;

Or that I am eating well 80% of the time;

So what’s the problem?

But I need to take a reality check!

Stop my Moaning

And be honest with myself

And take some responsibility.

It is only me (or you) who can make any changes!

It is only me (or you) who can face the reality of what is happening.

Be honest with yourself

Because it’s only you that your cheating.

Have a fabulous day 🙂

Julie x


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I’m on holiday and not working, but sitting by the pool today I read a really good book, Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, one of my favourite authors.

In the closing acknowledgements she says if there is one message I hope this book portrays, it’s this; none of us are perfect.

Let’s not pretend we are.

Let’s us not be afraid that we are not.

Let us not label others and pretend we are not the same.

Let us all know that to be human is to be flawed.

Now whilst Cecelia is not referring to how we  look, as I people watched round the pool all afternoon, I see ladies from many different European countries, of all ages, all different shapes and sizes, some mums, some grandparents, some in tiny bikinis, some in full swimsuits, some overly conscious, some not with a care…

But it did make me think, what is perfect?

Why is size 10 perfect? Or even size 8 or 6?

Why do we aspire to look like the images portrayed in magazines or on TV? That perfect size or perfect shape?

Looking around, it’s certainly not average, the opposite in fact.

What we need to learn ladies is to love ourselves for who and what we are. And the only aspiration we should have is to be better today than we was yesterday, better this week than last week.

To be fitter, faster, stronger.

Perfection is not paramount.

I’m happy to be flawed!

Just be you 🙂

Julie x

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

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In our quest for greatness the road is often rough, but we must overcome our fear of the unknown and have absolute courage. Nothing in life that’s worth having comes easy. #LewisHamilton

We often share amazing stories with you of our Ladies fabulous long term successes. But these long-term goals are made up of many short-term objectives. We focus on these daily with the ladies, whether its lifting a heavier weight, running further, doing more reps or simply achieving a first like completing press-ups on toes – we always celebrate 🙂

This morning we had an epic upper body session where I had the total pleasure of high fiving every single one of the Ladies for achieving a first.

As I said quite a lot during the session, give it a go, what’s the worst that can happen?

So many smiling pink faces left today.

If you want to come to try something new and achieve something that will make you feel amazing, simply drop me an email and we can get you booked in for a trial session.

Have a great day 🙂

Julie x


You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great

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We welcome Ladies of all ages at all levels of fitness.  They all have different WHY’s.

For me, I got back from holiday 2 years ago and promptly deleted every photo with me in.  I hated the way I looked.  I wanted to love myself again.

Some come to lose weight, some come to get fitter.

But they all have one thing in common, to be better.

If you want to start to be great, get in touch and come along for a free trial session so you can meet some of our lovely ladies and see what great things we do together.

Have a great day 🙂


What An Amazing Start To The New Year!

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Sorry I’ve not posted a blog for a couple weeks, it has been a mega busy start to the New Year, but so satisfying 🙂

We have new Ladies who have joined us for our New Year 6 Week Transformation Programme and they have got off to an amazing start with 206.7lbs down between them so far. They are really getting into the Fitterbody Bootcamp bug and have shared fabulous stories with the group. I also need to give a huge shout out to Claire who has worked tremendously hard, both in the kitchen and at sessions and lost an amazing 17lbs since starting on 3 Jan – WOW 🙂

It has been hard work for many who haven’t exercised for a while, but as I said to one Lady last week, the hardest part is walking through the door at your first session, you’ve done that, the second hardest thing is coming back in for the 2nd and 3rd sessions that first week when your body aches in places you didn’t know existed, and you’ve done that . I promise, it does get easier and you’ll ache a little less, that’s when you know it’s time for you to up the number of sessions and up your weights 🙂

And back to our members, after an amazing finish to the year with the 1 Stone Club of which we now have 22 Ladies on our celebration wall, we have kicked off fabulously well in the New Year with 2 further Ladies gaining their certificate so far.

As a group, Fitterbody Bootcamp’s total weight loss so far this year is an amazing 641.5lbs – WOW!

And away from weight loss, many members have been with us for several years now and whilst they don’t have weight loss goals, they do aim to be #fitterfasterstronger in 2017.

Chloe has set up and events calendar and we already have lots of Ladies who have signed up for Colour Run’s, Obstacle Courses, Wolf Runs and Half Marathons. They are all training hard towards their new goals and I look forward to sharing some stories with you later in the year.

Ricky shared and interesting fact last week, Gym memberships see a huge rise in January, you know, we’ve all done it, new year new you, but amazingly over 80% of those new members don’t make it beyond February. So whatever your goals and plans in 2017, stick with it, you are worth it!

Have a great day 🙂