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July 2013 AF Newsletter FLASH SALE TO FLASH MORE FLESH!!

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July 2013 AF Newsletter

Well it was never my intention to take my monthly newsletter to a bi monthly then down to a ridiculously once every six months?! Where have I been, what have i been doing…well in short in January we decided to get married and we did on 10th March. So as you can imagine that took up alot of my time, with all the planning on a wedding crammed into ten weeks as with every bride and groom we wanted to look our best. I helped my husband to lose 25lbs in just under three months, he did so by sticking to a clean and nutritious diet plan and regular exercise, with periods of following a fat burning diet. A fat burning diet which should not be done as a long term diet but great when wanting to strip fat fast in a healthy fasting way.

Three days after my wedding I got the Mumps?!?!? How very 1980s of me! Luckily we hadn’t pre-booked a honeymoon as were planning on a last min thing, unluckily for both myself and my husband our honeymoon was spent at home with me really unwell in bed for 14days 😦 Having the mumps i’ve since learned, really does take its toll on the body, my immune system has been weakened and i haven’t been 100% since. I have been supplementing my diet and fingers crossed this week am beginning to feel like my old self again, after a few bouts of picking up other bugs since.

That all said i have continued (when possible) to train my clients, who i would personally like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for being so understanding, caring and genuinely lovely people who i consider to all be great friends of mine. I feel very privileged to be able to do the job i do, and when my chips were down you all stuck by me and kept faith in your not so fit, fitness trainer!?

As a thank you and an incentive to others I have decided to slash my sessions prices for the rest of this month from the 8th July to the 31st all sessions will be just £25.Thats a saving of just under 40% of the normal session cost.Consider it a FLASH SALE, a flash sale that will enable you to flash more flesh over the hopefully sunny weeks we are yet to see. This is open to all clients, new, old and existing, you can bulk buy if you have pre paid we can work out how many sessions you will have during this time and give them as extra ones.

Back in April i added a client testimonial to my site from my client Eleri, who began training with myself last year at home with her sisters. They do just one session a week and Eleri is achieving great things, and is well on her way to completely shifting her post pregnancy weight. Speaking of my site, i noticed this morning i am on 1,999 hits, so if you haven’t already head over and help me get this over the 2k mark.

So as always if you have any questions do get in touch, or if you think this email may be of interest to someone you know feel free to forward it on. Look out for my next blog post when i’ll be discussing how everyone has gone Squat crazy and ‘Insane’ about High Intensity Training.

Yours for good health

Angela

New year, New you…just got easier!

22 Jan

ac69282ad1c7b13a42e896f771c11574I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2013 albeit a slightly belated wish! It has been some time since i posted on here or sent a newsletter, so much has been going on i feel like i could sit here for hours updating you all.

Firstly i would like to wish congratulate client Tania on the birth of her son Harri back in October 2012. I am still yet to meet the lil man but look forward to doing so soon.

I completed the half marathon although slower than i wanted to as was advised not to run due to viral infection, i took it steady and literally listened to my body as i coughed my way around when tried to hike up my pace…all in all was an amazing experience and big thank you to all that sponsored me for such a worthy cause.

So the new year is well underway, how are you all doing with those new years resolutions, I have decided to have a new year sale. For the whole of January and February the cost of a personal training session will be reduced by  25%. Single session costs will drop from £40 down to £30 and any block bookings of 10 or more will be reduced even further down to £270 for 10 sessions, or £500 for 20 sessions. This offers will expire on February the 28th but any bought before then will be honoured for the duration of the booked sessions. So no more excuses personal training just got affordable, and you could see and most definitely feel the difference if you began training now, by the end of February. Easily half a stone could be lost, maybe more for some, bodyfat could be reduced muscle mass increased and with all of the above shapes will change and fitness shall definitely improve. Also remember you can partner up and share the session time and cost with a friend or relative, just bare in mind it will be more suitable if you both have similar goals and fitness levels.

I have a new client aiming to drop his bodyfat and increase his muscle mass, things are going great and is well on his way to achieving these goals. As always my existing clients continue to put in the effort and are therefore achieving great results. All of the sale prices mentioned above are for both new and existing clients, new clients can also take advantage of a free consultation session.

As always if you feel this newsletter would be of interest to someone please do forward it on. If you have any questions dont hesitate to get in touch.

Yours for good health

Angela

AF Newsletter September 2012

16 Sep

Septmeber is here, how on earth did that happen so fast?! Needless to say i have been very busy over the summer months, not only with new and exisisting clients but also with my family life whilst the chidren have been off school its a hectic time just keeping them entertained as im sure many of you will know. Our best purchase during the holiday for keeping the girls busy, was a kitten….hours of fun!

Towards the end of June I began training a new client Janet twice a week at her home, who i am very pleased to say is achieving great results and is now already on her second block of sessions. Janets bodyfat percentage has dropped, the lean body mass has increased and her shape has changed with a total of 5.25inches lost overall from various areas. So well done Janet!

July I had a message from an old client that I used to train last year but who then stopped again due to work commitments. I am however very pleased to welcome back Amy. On our first round of results in just 5wks Amy had lost 7lbs in scale weight, and a total of 6.6inches lost from various areas of her body. We are really starting to see a difference now with both the fitness levels and the shape change so again keep up the good work Amy, we are due the second round of results and tests this week and i look forward to the results.I train Amy three times a week both in her home, at the gym with also usually a session of walking and light jogging around the local reseviour this teamed with sensible eating is helping Amy work towards her weight loss goals.

Also during July my client Louise and her husband Nick became proud parents to Millie rose, so a huge congratulations again to them both. I look forward to meeting Millie very soon.

August was a hectic month as its seen the start of the real work at our home, with a total re-wire of the house and knocking down of another wall, ‘dustville’ is where I reside… but it shall all be worth it in the end is the mantra i keep repeating to myself as i wade through the thick dust that covers every inch of my home and its contents. We were however lucky enough to attend the table tennis during the Olympic games in London at the excel centre. It was such an amazing experience and filled me with immense pride just to be able to witness these dedicated people finally being able to compete for what has been many years of training and preparation. The way in which these games were organised was faultless and team GB did exceptionally well and there is no doubt in my mind that they have indeed inspired a generation. I enjoyed every minute both whilst in London and watching on the tv, we didn’t watch anything else. The Para Olympics then went on to continue with the success for team GB, and had their best ever games. I think it has educated and opened people’s eyes and minds with regards to disabled people in a very positive way. I just wish that such sporting events could continue for us all to watch and enjoy, four years seems such a long time to have to wait.

My half marathon training is going well and with less than 40 days to go it needs to be! I shall be conducting my ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions betweenthe 20th september til the 20th of October for those of my my clients wishing to reverse the role and dish out the exercises in return for a donation for the event. More information on this and how to be one of the first to donate can be found of my page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AngelaHopton

Finally I dont wish to be like one of those annoying supermarket chains that have their christmas cards out already and easter cards out by January the 1st but its near enough only 100 days til christmas?! So if you have fitness goals or a desired size/shape you wish to return to, now is the time to make it happen to ensure you look and feel fab for santa season!

Please do get in touch to arrange a free consultation or pass on this email to anyone you think it maybe of interest to.

Yours for Good Health

Angela

Happy New Year….make sure of it!

10 Jan

Well its ten days into the new year and I’m pleased to say that so far the majority of my clients have got off to a great start, right back into training and with either little or no weight gain. Yes everyones first session back has been tough but once its done and they’ve moaned at me just a little they are all more positive than ever to smash new health and fitness goals.

If you haven’t already set yourself some goals for the new year, not just in your head or in a conversation with a colleague, friend or family member you should write them down and put them where they can be seen. This way they shall work as positive reinforcements to keep you focused and motivated. The power of the mind is a fantastic thing, and those of you that know me personally, will know what a big believer in positive thinking I am. I’d suggest to anyone that is interested to perhaps read up on this subject or subscribe to feeds that provide you with positive thoughts or ways of managing life and things in general in a positive way….i did just that again recently i’ll add a link at the bottom of this page.

Make goals this year not conversational ‘resolutions’ that are forgotten as quickly as we put away our festive decorations. Goals are best achieved, by being set to be met within a realistic time frame. When writing up your list of goals keep this in mind, so let one thing lead onto the other, if you want to lose 30lbs don’t give yourself until the end of January to do this. If you want to have a successful business and go on a once in a lifetime holiday, the business needs time to succeed before the holiday can be paid for. When making these goals by linking them together with mini goals, will only make the large ultimate goal more achievable and in turn give a path to follow to ensure this goal is met.

It is not enough to say you want to get a bit fitter, how will you plan to do this, how will you in turn measure if you have indeed got fitter and do you actually know how fit or unfit you are currently. In this instance id suggest putting a plan together with a goal to perhaps take part in a fun run in a few months time, or maybe you know you want to be able to run for a bus when needed to to and currently you cant….I’d suggest starting to increase the general activity you do by walking more socially, maybe ask a friend/relative if they to want to join you, perhaps you can then begin to pick up the pace for short intervals at a time during your walks, soon enough you the intervals of jogging shall become longer than the walks and you’ll be catching the bus up in no time!! The most important things about the goals is that you personally set them and do your upmost to stick to them………why not try to write your list of goals right now?

Excellent food for thought that was bought to me by Marc and Angel just after the Festive season…..”when all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?” wwww.marcandangel.com

Muscle Vs Fat

23 Oct


Contrary to popular belief muscle does not weigh more than fat, no two things of the same weight, can then be different in weight. 1lb is 1lb the old joke of what weighs more 1lb of feathers or 1lb of bricks should jog a few peoples memories. However 1lb of bricks would take up a lot less room than 1lb of feathers wouldnt it.
The truth is muscle is smoother and firmer, more dense than fat. Therefore takes up less space and appears smaller. Fat is bulky and uneven and take up more room. So the correct term to explain this would be muscle is heavier by volume than fat.
Two people can weigh the same but if the bodyfat percentage differs so will their appearance. This is why knowing the bodyfat percentage is so important and the scale weight alone is so misleading.

Client testimonials-‘Bridal Bootcampers’!

11 Oct

Louise and I were already existing clients with Ange , when she suggested that we try The Bridal Bootcamp. I am 52 and to be honest was very nervous about being able to keep up the regime and a little skeptical that anything would work.
I have tried numerous diets and exercise fads over the years but have never managed to find something I could do that would actually see a difference, occasionally a bit of weight would come off , but never where it needed to and countless times I gave up.
My son Chris got married in 2010 and for many reasons I tried to lose some weight. As a family we suffered from the loss of my father a week before the wedding and to be honest how I looked was not the most important thing to be concerned about, but when I look back at photographs I knew before Louise got married something had to be done.

The sessions with Ange went very quickly, and the best bit was actually seeing from the measurements she took that the fat was really shifting. Ange gave me the encouragement I needed which was sometimes frustrating for her as I needed a lot of convincing that it was going to work for me.

I cannot thank you enough Ange for your support on so many levels, your encouragement and the fact you never gave up on me, and for making it so easy in the end, every session was another step nearer a goal and I enjoyed the achieving. I was in a two sizes smaller dress for Louise’s wedding than for Chris’s.I felt amazing and family and friends said I looked amazing. Hard work but I would never have done it on my own.-Denise
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I like most girls have attempted lots of fad diets and struggled to either loose weight or keep the weight off. I then decided that actually it wasn’t so much the weight I was bothered about it was more toning up! As my wedding day approached Anges bridal bootcamp was what I was relying on to get that toned figure in a snug wedding dress. The sessions were fun, different and made me sweat… I saw results within a few of weeks and its even better when people around you too notice. My arms looked firm and smaller and my tummy was flat… after suffering with a constant ‘bloated’ belly I was delighted with the results. I now understand the ‘buzz’ of exercising it makes me feel good, energized and most importantly it made me look at my wedding pictures with a smile… I was truly body confident! Thanks Ange your support was undoubtly a key part to helping me achieve my goal x -Louise
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July 2010 vs June 2011

How are you doing?

5 Sep


Wow so the summer holidays are over and to be honest they went by fairly quickly! As you have probably noticed I’ve not been here much, and even though my clients continued to train with me, like so many other parents at home with children i felt guilty and didn’t have as many workouts myself. We do this to ourselves all the time (i think probably more so as women than men, but not in all cases). In general as a human race we put ourselves under pressure whether it be work related, family commitments or time out for ourselves the first two always seem to win the battle over the last one. Although I’m the first to agree that we should all make time for ourselves and in turn the other things will prosper, i know for a fact if i don’t workout i get grumpy with the children feel less motivated about work etc etc. Over the past six week holidays i have learnt to see things for what they are and be realistic ok so i haven’t had the 3+ workouts a week that I’m used to and for work i have just done the bare necessities but what i did do was ensure my children had a great summer break. We didn’t go abroad, we made the best of what we could, simple things like feeding the ducks, picnics in the park, cinema trips, visiting family/friends, cake baking, painting, dressing up we’ve done it all and the holidays have flown by, i even tried to sneak in a few ‘funny walks’ aka lunges whilst out walking with my children but was rumbled straight away “Mommy this is what you do when you go personal training” :).
My oldest daughter started her first day in year two this morning, my youngest is still yet to begin at the school nursery in a few weeks time so I’m still juggling, typing this with breaks to find upsy daisy’s missing shoe and peppa pigs boat…but I’m enjoying the juggling as i know its not going to be forever and in the mean time i can at least plan my next step career-wise and schedule my future workouts with a little less guilt knowing that i did a great job all summer just being me with a little more emphasis on being mom! So rid yourself of the guilt as I’m sure if you are honest and be realistic you are doing just fine!