This is a big thing to say but, it really has improved the quality of my life.
I started with John seven years ago, having never participated in sport not even an egg and spoon race. Through positive feedback and encouragement I have achieved things I never even thought possible. I have gained confidence to now be able to look in the mirror and feel good about myself. John quietly discovered the athlete in me I never knew existed
Have just completed a six session programme True Transformation with True fitness and Laois Sports Partnership. Couldn't recommend you enough. from the nutritional end to the fitness aspects of the programme. Ruth's nutritional guides, excellent, all about health and not just the numbers on the scales.. after 3 weeks, body fat down, mussel mass up, couldn't believe it. As for John, a Gentleman, women of all ages and abilities, most abservent, to our capabilities (or not) brought us along to the best of our potential, we had Ann for out last fitness session, what can I say, the woman is like a train, like to say thank you to all involved, I'll be back to you after I climb Croke Patrick... ( that's my goal setting Ruth )
I was very happy with the work I did with True Fitness it changed my outlook on life!
The second workshop on nutrition was very good. It covered modifying your environment for health, nutritional myths and food labels. Modifying your environment for health was full of practical tips. Finding out about nutritional myths was very informative and it was something I hadn’t known about before. The best section was reading food labels. It was very clearly explained and will be of great benefit to me. Thank you very much Ruth.
In the introduction the phrase "Doing the same thing & expecting a different result" was thought provoking. Ruth convinced me that even small changes of habits could improve my health and wellbeing. The psychology of using smaller plates and glasses and how the mind can be fooled to our advantage was quite interesting. I was reminded that a proper spirit measure looks very mean in a home setting. I found that suggestions such as placing fruit bowls in a prominent position, adding portions of fruit and vegetables to meals, reducing processed meats in favour of fish were easily implemented. Eating at the table and not while watching TV, avoiding buying multipack treats in shops has helped to avoid unnecessary snacking. I was shocked to discover the amount of sugar in certain foods and drinks, SQUASHIES once a favourite of mine and are now no longer on the menu.
The better understanding of food labels and labels such as 'No Added Sugar', Fat Free, etc, will inform future meal choices. Under the topic of the importance of fibre, I was pleased to see that porridge and homemade brown bread, staples of mine, are beneficial. I was however disappointed to discover that my salt intake was excessive.
The suggestion of exercise with a buddy, I have already implemented with the weekly classes from the True Fitness Team on Zoom. Finally, the fact that the True Fitness Team are available to answer queries is very helpful.