Did you know that nearly two-thirds of people in the UK are overweight and increasing towards a third of people are classed as obese? That’s 64% of people who are overweight.
Checking your weight position is the first step to making changes and losing weight. Simply enter your height and weight below to see where you are now:
CALCULATE YOUR BMI
|18.5 - 24.9||Normal|
|25 - 29.9||Overweight|
|30 and Above||Obese|
As someone who has helped thousands of people to lose weight I know that it’s affecting you much more than you realise, both physically and mentally.
Here’s how being overweight affects people’s lives, and what you can do about it.
Firstly, people who are overweight, even by a small amount, suffer from these:
- More likely to have depression
- More illnesses and health problems – Like infections, colds, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
- Higher risk of diseases – Like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
- Early death due to poor health
- Lower quality of life
- Lower self-esteem and confidence
- Stigma of being perceived as lazy or weak willed
- Lower energy levels
- Lower quality relationships with their partner, children, or grandchildren, due to all of the above
The good news is that you have the power to make a massive difference to your weight and therefore make a massive difference to your life.
You are in control, and the choices that you make today will determine your future, either positively or negatively.
Here are positive choices you can make right now to help you take full control of your weight and your life:
- Commit to regular exercise – This should be something that is both effective and that you enjoy. Then you can keep it up over the long term, lose weight, and keep the weight off
Many people find my Classes a massive help with this, both getting great results and enjoying their exercise
- Develop a healthy diet – Most people try all sorts of diets over their lifetime and end up where they started or even heavier. Diets are not effective for long term weight loss and well over 95% of people will fail when using a diet
It’s much better to develop a healthy diet that you enjoy and then, like with exercise, you can keep it up over the long term, lose weight, and keep the weight off
- Increase your motivation – Motivation is an area that everyone struggles with from time to time, some more than others
Without the right motivation you won’t make the necessary changes to your life with exercise and diet to lose weight, and so you and your life suffers. Motivation is much easier with the right help and support
- Get the right help and support – No one can achieve great or worthwhile things like losing weight without help. As this is your life and it’s massively important to you, it makes sense to get the best help and support you can
With the right expert help you can get the best weight loss results, and with the right support you can keep motivated and enjoy everything that you do with your exercise and diet. For one to one help from me please see my Personal Training
WHAT CLASS MEMBERS SAY
I’d got to 50 something and I’m not fit. So I’d got a choice. I could have grown old disgracefully and eaten lots of chocolate and got fat. Or I could do something positive which is what I chose to do.
4 years later I’ve got various 5ks, 10ks, 5 mile, 10 mile races, and 3 half marathons under my belt.
If somebody had said to me 4 years ago that I would be running half marathons I would have laughed. But here I am. I am fitter now than I have ever been.
Honestly you’ve got absolutely nothing to lose. Give it a go! See and read more
I was at my heaviest and recovering from a hip replacement which had restricted my mobility, making me feel frustrated and unhappy.
I’ve now been attending the classes for just over a year and I’ve lost 2 stones and I can honestly say I am now the fittest I have ever been in my life!
They’re a great bunch of people of all ages (I’m 61), all shapes & sizes and all fitness levels. Everyone is welcome. Joining the classes is one of the most positive and beneficial things I have ever done. Go beyond any fears you have and sign up!! See and read more
A year on I cannot believe the difference that I’ve made. I am stronger. I am fitter. I am healthier. I am sleeping better. The changes have been unbelievable.
From not being able to run for a minute last year I have just successfully completed the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k run.
The friends that I have met over this last year have been absolutely brilliant. It’s such a supportive group of people.
So please come along. We have loads of fun. And you just won’t look back. Take the plunge and join James’ classes. They are absolutely excellent. See and read more
I joined the exercise classes 3 years ago this month. At that time I was obese and hadn’t ever really exercised regularly.
Since joining the classes I have lost a total of 4½ stones!! I no longer need medication for my blood pressure as it’s returned to normal! My asthma is also more stable than before. My life now is much different. I feel so much better.
Just give it a go. James is very friendly, approachable and will give you all the support, advice and encouragement you’ll need. See and read more
From being unable to go upstairs without getting out of breath I have really improved my fitness levels and can play with my 3 young boys without getting out of breath. It’s changed my life.
Starting bootcamp was one of the best things I have ever signed up to. If you are thinking about signing up then go for it. Seriously, it is life changing in so many ways! Read more
At the age of 57 and with arthritic hips and knees I was beginning to get worried about my fitness and my health.
I can’t believe how much better I feel. My muscles feel so much stronger and even my posture has improved. I can thoroughly recommend bootcamp to young and not so young, male or female who want to improve their fitness and health. Read more
I have just finished my first 6 week bootcamp with James. I am feeling absolutely fantastic and I have reached a running standard I never even thought was possible for my level of fitness.
I have enjoyed each and every session more and more each time. Everyone is very friendly, welcoming and supportive no matter what level of fitness they are. Read more
I decided to join the bootcamp because I wanted to lose weight and get fitter.
I’d advise anyone thinking of joining bootcamp to go for it. I’m really glad I did it – I’m so much fitter, my clothes fit a lot better, and I’ve met some fab people! Read more
Wow how different I feel about myself. After just 6 weeks I already feel so much better, fitter, and I have lost 12 pounds.
Please give it a try or contact James and I am sure, like me you won’t regret it. Read more
Before I started at the fitness bootcamp I was unhappy with my weight, my fitness and generally with the way I felt about myself. Running has helped me gain confidence, improved my fitness, and I have lost size and improved my body shape.
If anyone is thinking about joining, don’t think, just do it. You won’t regret it. It was the best decision I’ve made in a while! Read more