We’ve all done it! We get to the last 3 months of the year and look at January looming and all of us go “yep, I’ll do it in January!”. All of the gyms start to target us for the January “New Year, New Me” campaign, we sign up to 12 month contracts to get a good deal and then end up spending the best part of £300-£600 and sat in the same position we were when we started, if not slightly more deflated!
The January campaigns are a legacy of the days before progressive, evidence based interventions, where gyms could make enough profit locking people into those contracts for a year, that they didn’t have to provide people with results. Each year, when we were at our guiltiest the gyms would put an offer on and watch the £’s flood in!
Luckily, we aren’t as gullible as we used to be and the gym market has flooded causing these predatory practices to mellow in search of finding differentiating unique selling points to win business. Now, the chain gyms went for cheapness of membership, attracted a lot of people who feel at home in the gym, feeling they know what they need to do to succeed and get on with it. Then some went for the luxury experience and went for high membership rates that focus on wallowing around in spa-like gyms that make us feel great but arguably demonstrates little in the way of health improvements. However, one of us, me, went the way of investing the money needed to find a true answer to people's issues of eating, mental health and physical activity!
For the last 8 years, I have been studying and developing the Health Transformation Program. Every year we have looked at what works and then honed it. 2019 provided us with our best results yet. Scores of people leaving incredible reviews, joining the Faultless Family and seeing us move to our shiny, safe and gleaming Strength & Conditioning Facility with great new facilities and in house sports therapy for our clients!
However, as we know, you can have a great facility but that won't get you anywhere! Where we are different is the investment in our framework. This is the program we run that provides the results for you guys, our clients and friends.
As a sports scientist and exercise physiologist, I am used to working with anyone. From athletes to normal people who are either unwell or don’t want to be unwell in the future. So, using this skill set I put our Health Transformation Program together to provide us with an easy step-by-step progress to run clients through a cost-effective but highly efficient manner!
First, we start with focussing on you:
The HTP puts you first. We need to understand your motivations, your history, where your health and fitness is right now and we need to then figure out how we are going to get you to where you want to be.
Once you are on the program we go through a 15 week program consisting of 4 blocks and 3 sets of health appraisals where, if you stick to the program, you will see considerable changes in strength, fitness and quality of life!
Alongside the exercise program, we run a parallel nutrition program starting in your 5th week that provides you with calorie, protein, fat and carb goal and meal and supplement timings (only if you need them!). This not only guarantees that you get fitter, stronger, and healthier from the exercise you do with us, but that you also recover between sessions, lose body fat, gain muscle tone and regress any diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes mellitus type 2 through controlling your carbohydrate intake.
The program is also run in sessions of up to 8 people. This means that you book into a session, using our app, at a time that suits you and up to 8 other people will also have booked in and you will all go about your plans with a strength and conditioning instructor looking after you in a low 1 to 8 ratio. By the time you finish the 15 week program, you will be exponentially more proficient at lifting weights, using cardio equipment and lots of other types of exercises.
More importantly, is our attitude towards your safety. With myself training in clinical science as a physician associate, I take the safety of my clients incredibly seriously. In the history taking, and throughout the sessions, I look for anything that could place you at risk and regress the exercise or send you to GP appointments to mitigate any potential harm. Here, you come first!
Now, you must be sat there saying to yourself that this program has thought of everything, nutrition, exercise and socio-mental health, but how on earth am I going to afford it? A program like this surpasses the norm and must be priced more than the norm? Yeh? NO.
When we designed the program one of our main goals is that it must be accessible and cost effective. There were several considerations with pricing:
What this added up to was a program that delivered better standards and results than the industry standard for personal training, but also 87% cheaper than the equivalent Personal Training Package!!!
The Health Transformation Program is not for those of you looking to make ridiculous transformations that are healthy for no one. This is a 15 week program designed to make sure that you make exercise and nutrition a long term part of your life. Once you finish the Health Transformation program, You can graduate onto our Advanced Health program. This is a 6 month course which is even more specialised into your needs now that we know you have the foundation of the Health transformation program to build upon.
Now you know about the Health Transformation Program, I hope I have empowered you with an alternative option that can finally break the chain in declining health year on year for you!
Hopefully speak to you soon,
Faultless Fitness is a premium personal training gym in Hereford that specialises in group training, health interventions, sports conditions and rehabilitation.