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Client Name: Sarah English

Objective/Goal: Improve body composition, Fat Loss, Target Dress Size

Current achievements: Reduced body fat, target dress size achieved & PB on Trap Deadlift 80kg x 3

Transformation timescale:  The Buddy Up x 10 weeks

I have to say I’m truly shocked by the changes I have seen in a short space of time training with Chris. Myself and Matthew are both into sports and training, but never really trained together and had both put a little extra fat on over the past year. With our holiday 10 weeks away, Chris agreed to put us on his couples program so we could lose some weight and tone up for our trip to Vegas. 

From day 1 right to the end, Chris was attentive, empathetic and driving us to succeed which spurred us on and motivated us when we had distractions or troubles which made sticking to the plan more challenging. He knows his stuff, he shared knowledge on nutrition and health so we could make the lifestyle changes we needed to transform. 

He gave me the confidence to try the heavy lifts I would not dare to before and it is so true that heavy compound lifts change your body in a short space of time. The trap bar deadlift was my particular favorite! It is amazing I have progressed to 80kg from starting at 50kg! There is no magic bullet except consistency, determination and a trainer like him to kick your ass when you think you can’t do it!

I think both Matthew and I have made changes we can keep and the results photos speak for themselves: we have made a great change in a relatively short space of time. 

Chris we are really thankful for your support and think this is the start of something great! 

 Sarah English Transformation front poseSarah English Transformation back pose

 


Client Name: Gabby Dunn

Objective/Goal:  Improve body composition, Education on nutrition, Improve strength, Reduce body fat percentage

Current achievements: Significant improvements in both overall body composition and fitness.

Transformation timescale: 12 Weeks

I started training with Chris on the 1st of February this year after deciding I really needed to give myself a chance to change my body and my eating habits. I’ve always been very active and saw myself as quite fit and healthy but for some reason I just couldn’t budge the weight! I approached Chris and explained what I wanted and chose to train with him 3 times a week for 4 weeks at a time as well as doing extra sessions myself. First of all we started with nutrition and I came to realise I was under eating. This made no sense to me as I wasn’t under weight at all, but I learned that I had been depriving myself of giving my metabolism a chance to build up and that I wasn’t fuelling my body well enough. This meant that it was just storing everything I ate even with me exercising. Chris looked at my diet and gave me a really easy nutrition plan to see how my body reacted. We then edited this throughout after seeing what worked and what didn’t work. Overall, we found that high protein, good fats and carb cycling worked best for me.

In regards to training I’ve always felt really comfortable with Chris which I think was really important for me. As a trainer he’s really relaxed but has a really good method of teaching. Each session he was always trying new movements and pushing me when he could see I could lift heavier; even when I thought I couldn’t, he proved that I could which really boosted my confidence. I didn’t realise how much lifting weights made a difference, as I’ve always been scared of getting too strong.

I ended up training for just over 4 months with a holiday in June as my goal. At each month we modified my diet and tried new training systems to keep my body reacting to the new diet and training. It was hard and exhausting at times and some days I did really struggle, but Chris was always on hand outside the gym if I needed any help or advice or even sending me links to new diet ideas to help my knowledge grow.

I can’t recommend Chris enough as a personal trainer. He has helped me so much and I can’t wait to carry on training. I’ve learned so much about my body, eating habits, nutrition and overall exercise that actually work for me. It’s the best decision I made this year and I’m finally so happy with my body. Thanks Chris you’re the best!

 Gabby's Transformation Front poseGabby's Transformation side pose


 

Client Name: Matthew Williamson

Objective/Goal:  Improve body composition & Fat Loss

Current achievements: Lost 2 stone, also vastly improved overall fitness and nutritional habits.

Transformation timescale: The Buddy Up x 10 weeks

It’s been hard work but I’m so happy with my transformation. Sarah and I are going to be so confident when we are hanging out around the pools in Vegas. Chris Sutcliffe has been so patient with the both of us, but he has done what we asked him to do and get us ready for Vegas. He has truly changed my life!

 Matthew Williamson Transformation Front poseMatthew Williamson Transformation Side pose

 


Client Name: Claudia Salador

Objective/Goal: Improve strength, Reduce Inches, Education on nutrition, Improve overall fitness, Samantha Faires  

Transformation timescale: 10 Weeks

I started training with Chris in January until the summer this year. He is an extremely knowledgable and passionate personal trainer and over the course of the months I trained with him I noticed immense progress with reaching my personal goals, whilst my overall fitness improved dramatically as well. I followed a customized nutrition plan and program design made just for me which simultaneously worked with my exercise regime. This helped to enhance my goals and progress. Sessions were always fun and innovative keeping things exciting. Chris always got me to work hard and reach my limits every session and was extremely patient and encouraging. There’s no doubt when I’m back in Leeds that I will be taking up personal training with him again.

Claudia Transformation front poseClaudia Lunge


 

Client Name: Stephen Taylor

Objective/Goal: Build muscle, reduce overall body fat percentage, get strong 

Current achievements: Gone from 86.8kg down to 81.2kg

Transformation timescale: 10 Weeks

I’ve been training with Chris on and off for a year and I’ve seen a lot of improvements – more mental than physical. Whilst I have seen fat reduce and muscle increase, Chris has stimulated a change in my attitude towards using the gym. Previously I saw the gym as a task and an effort which meant that I went very irregularly. Now I see exercise as a lifestyle choice and look forward to going to the gym. 70% diet, 30% exercise but if you mix in a bit of Chris, then you have a recipe for real change.

  Stephen Taylor Transformation front poseStephen Taylor Transformation front pose 2 years


 

Client Name: Aimee Le Masurier

Objective/Goal: Reduce Body Fat Percentage, healthy living, Improve strength and build muscle 

Current achievements: Reduced body fat, 16kg Dumbbell lunges, 70kg Deadlift in 6 weeks learning from scratch  

Transformation timescale: 12 Weeks

After years of trying diets, losing/gaining weight, in and out of the gym, not really knowing what I was doing, I decided to look for a PT to help me with my fitness and diet. I found Chris as he was local to me and within the first few sessions, I knew I was going to benefit from his help. My goal when I started was to lose fat, gain muscle and become stronger. I found it very difficult at first, mostly because I didn’t understand what I should be doing with my diet and this slowed me down a lot.

After 3 months of training 4/5 times a week and constantly asking him questions about my diet which he always took time out to help me with I finally kind of understood what I needed to do…and that was eat more. This worried me a lot, however, Chris reassured me it was the right thing to do and calculated exactly how much protein, carbs and fat I should be having based on my weight. 

Once I started this, things quickly progressed in the gym. I was lifting much heavier weights than before, Chris was setting me higher and higher goals which I was able to achieve. My body changed so much more for the better and I could finally see results.

It’s been 6 months now and I couldn’t be happier with how things are going. There are times that are hard and times I do not want to train, but Chris is able to motivate me and keep me on track. There is still progress to be made and I’m sure Chris will be setting me some new goals in the new year. But the battle I used to have with my confidence & self-esteem is almost a thing of the past.

 

Aimee Transformation front poseAimee Transformation OHP

 


Client Name: Ashley Feldman

Objective/Goal: Build muscle, healthy living, Improve overall fitness

Current achievements: Gained over 8kg in muscle mass, completed first ever 10k, and now first ever half- marathon event

Transformation timescale: 16 Weeks

I have been training with Chris for 9 months now and the results I have witnessed in this short period have truly surpassed all my expectations. Chris’s personal approach meant he was able to write a tailored and individual training plan to help me achieve my desired goals of muscle definition, strength and increased general fitness levels. Chris is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of training and nutrition and although sessions are tough, he really pushes to help you see results. In the short time, we have been training together I have gained over 8 kilos in lean muscle mass and aesthetically my body has undergone a complete transformation. Additionally, Chris has pushed me to do things I never thought I could do. Before training with Chris I hadn’t done cardiovascular exercise for years and found the prospect of it daunting, however, with Chris’s coaching and guidance, I have just run my first 10k race in a time of 48 minutes; an achievement I am immensely proud of. Chris is truly friendly and puts you at an instant ease. I could not recommend him highly enough to anyone who is looking for that extra boost of motivation to really achieve their goals.

Ashley Feldman Transformation front pose

 


Client Name: Anna Smithies

Objective/Goal: Reduce body fat percentage, Improve strength, Improve nutritional habits

Transformation timescale: 5 weeks

After putting on 2 stone during the summer last year I managed to lose almost 1 stone with Chris in just 5 weeks. And not only that, I’ve managed to keep it off as he has provided me with some great nutrition advice. The sessions were challenging but so fun. I’d definitely recommend Chris if you are looking for a PT to lose weight, tone up and learn more about nutrition.

 Anna Smithies Transformation front pose


Client Name: Nicola Hayley  

Objective/Goal: Weight loss, Reduce inches, Education on healthy living, Improve overall fitness

Current achievements: Lost over 2 stone in body weight, 85kg Deadlift, Total diet & nutritional transformation

Transformation timescale: 32 Weeks

In November 2014 I joined Xercise4Less in Leeds because I was so unhealthy that it was affecting my life and I was tired of being the one in my group of friends that couldn’t keep up. I started training with Chris around the same time, and to start with I didn’t really know what I wanted to get out of it, my only goal was to just keep going. I haven’t once considered giving up my sessions with Chris since I started them. Over time he has introduced me to resistance and interval training and encouraged me to set mini goals to keep me focused. I am now aiming for my first 100kg Deadlift and to get over speed 10.0 on my running intervals. Chris makes the sessions tough enough to push me to the limit, but always fun too so that I never notice the time ticking away. He is great at encouraging me to try things I had never even considered, both with food and exercise. He has created a personalised diet plan for me and often gives me recipe ideas that fit into it. I would highly recommend him to anybody as a personal trainer!

Nicola Hayley Transformation front pose


Client Name: Staav Bremer

Objective/Goal: Sub 40mins/Win a race

Transformation timescale/result: 10 weeks: (Keighley10k Female Champion 2015) 

Firstly and probably most importantly thank you so much for everything I would never have got this far without you, and it’s only just the beginning… How can I possibly maintain this level not only of physical fitness but also mental determination without my no.1 coach when I’m abroad?! To be honest, the only thing keeping me hopeful is social media and your fast growing fitness accounts!

From the moment I started training with Headingley Harriers I knew it was the right decision to attend the weekly Monday and Wednesday sessions. The group who attend the club are the most amazing bunch of people who welcomed me in the nicest way possible and made sure I was involved from the word go. I know it’s not been long and I’m already saying goodbye but just so you know if I were to be staying in Leeds there’s no way I would voluntarily leave Headingley Harriers, my Monday’s and Wednesday’s will not be complete without them.

On the first February 2015 we competed in the Dewsbury 10k race as a team. At this point, never having done a timed 10k before, the only thing I had to go by were your predictions. When you said my aim was sub 40 I didn’t really appreciate what this meant until a few weeks before the race…. then I started to panic! After Christmas the race started to creep up and the training was upped to another level, all in our interest. We were following a strict program which meant that I always had a structure to go by and was constantly progressing my fitness levels. I found you always pushed me to the max and supported me even through the hardest sessions. After having kept you in my sight for the full race, I achieved a time of 38.46 in the Dewsbury 10k, which I was over the moon with. I came in 13th place for the females overall. There is no feeling like the feeling at the end of a race when you achieve a new PB! Next race was Keighley 10k, ran on the 15th march 2015. After another solid 6 weeks of brutal

Next race was Keighley 10k, ran on the 15th march 2015. After another solid 6 weeks of brutal training it was once again time get out onto that muddy track. I was determined from the start of the race, exploding out of the traps in order to get a good start. After 38 minutes and 16 seconds (NEW PB) I completed the Keighley 10k, a track full of twists and turns, bends and hills, and came first female overall. This is such an amazing achievement for me and proves what athlete dedication along with top class coaching can do! Thanks again, you’re one of a kind! On a serious note a highly recommendable club and coach to anyone with a passion for running.

Staav Bremer Transformation


Client Name: Jen Wright

Objective/Goal: Reduce inches, Improve overall fitness, Learn programming exercises

Current achievements: Lost over 5lbs, Dropped a dress size, Increased strength  

Transformation timescale:  12 weeks  

I started training with Chris twice a week in July 2015. I’ve always been a gym goer and attended classes but felt at a stand-still with my weight & fitness. In the sessions we mainly work on weights & resistance training, Chris also gave me nutritional advice to help work towards my goals. I’ve lost around 5 lbs, gone down a dress size, and feel much fitter & stronger. I would 100% recommend Chris as a trainer, he is able to push you to reach goals you may not have thought possible & always keeps the sessions varied. I am now able to squat my body weight & I’m no longer afraid to enter the weights section!

Jen Wright Transformation