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It’s been another challenging year but throughout it all our members continue to inspire us by achieving great results.
Hear how Will took control of his knee issues and avoided surgery by increasing his strength and losing weight.
“My lifestyle change started 2 years ago with a swollen right knee, which I was determined to walk off and ignore. After 3 months of hobbling, I gave in and went to see an orthopaedic surgeon who drained it and gave me some options:
A) to lose weight and build muscle to support my creaky old knees
B) to avoid surgery within 5 years to replace one or both.
The threat of surgery was just the kick I needed to sort myself out, at 42 I was too young to be chopping bits off, wasn’t I? Up to that point I had considered myself to be in reasonable shape having been fairly active around the family farm and walking my Labradors. Having heard the name Ady Watts come up on several occasions when talking with friends about my knees I made contact.
Ady talked me through my condition, my aims, my mindset towards gyms and exercise. The support I have had from everyone at the gym has helped me physically and mentally, especially through recent covid lockdowns.
Now, my knee gives me no problem, I’m 20kg lighter, I train at the gym 3 times a week and something I never thought I’d say but I enjoy training. I really feel like part of the family at the gym and look forward to every session.”
Will’s story is a common one. Where people approach us with orthopaedic issues having thought that surgery is the only way forward. It’s what we’ve been led to believe.
With so many issues involving backs, knees, hips etc improving your strength and mobility and improving your lifestyle are all what’s needed.
It’s not a quick fix, but nothing is.
Will got to work with a dedicated coach. His mobility improved, his strength improved, and his pain dissipated.
When it comes to injuries, we often fail to look at the bigger picture. Excess weight is a stress the joints must carry, Will realised this. He’s worked hard to lose almost three stone which, has had a profound effect on his health. Again, this is no revolutionary advice, just building some great basic lifestyle and nutritional habits. As we say, Will has become a ‘black belt in doing the basics.’
Whether you live too far away to visit frequently or prefer the comfort of training at home, our LIVE training program will deliver great results. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, we’ve proven results using this method of training.
Located north and south of the Wye, our two well appointed Hereford gyms, give members from the county and further afield easy access to our services. Both also providing shower and changing facilities and the chance to grab a post workout tea or coffee!