Linda Cherry

I have always tried to look after myself and keep active but have always done it on my own, either at home using DVDs or swimming and walking.

Never even considered PT until I had a hip replacement and found that some of the follow up exercises were hurting my knees.

Also because I was in pain when I walked prior to surgery I had altered the way I walked and post-surgery I was still getting backache.  Having just had major surgery I had also lost a lot of confidence in exercising on my own and did not want to do anything unsafe so a friend recommended Chris Stringer at Body Complete.

I made an appointment to see Chris at Body Complete for a chat to see if he could help me. I was really nervous but excited as I had never done anything like this before but, as I was off work anyway convalescing from surgery, I thought why not spend the time doing something really valuable and for once,” is just for me”. Chris was really welcoming and straight away he made me feel at ease. We decided on a rehabilitation program / plan working one to one with him twice a week plus with some home exercises until I returned to work in the November.

That was 5 months ago and I haven’t looked back since. I am now back working full time and consider myself fully recovered. I am now strong enough to join both semi private and small group sessions which I absolutely love. I am fitter now than I have ever been and I feel working with Chris has given me the confidence to push myself further. The classes are small, friendly and Chris strives to get the best out of you. He is always jovial and an excellent motivator, even at 7 am in the morning!!!

I have just completed the 21 Day Transformation and although I may not have lost any weight (my fault for not sticking to it properly) I did learnt a lot about myself.

After a discussion with Chris and Zoe, I decided to use the plan as a tool to see if the diet would help to reduce my indigestion and acid re-flux that I have suffered with for some time. It showed me that I react badly to some sugars, certain acidic wines, bread, cereals & pasta. Also it made me realise that I am an emotional eater and my downfall being biscuits, sweets and crackers- anywhere anytime! So while I may not have lost weight, I have gained a more valuable insight into my eating habits. I can also report that my indigestion / acid re-flux is now almost gone but ooh I miss my biscuits.


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