Tracey Howson

I suffered with obesity all my life and having tried every diet/slimming club there was I was running out of options. Struggling to look after my 2 year old son I had to do something to improve my health, not only that, I had concerns for my long term health if I was to continue on the path was on. I started my weight loss journey at 19st 4lbs and initially I started by addressing diet and mindset, the weight started to reduce. I was doing some basic exercises and lots of walking, but my knowledge and confidence in this area was lacking.

I heard about Steven’s bootcamps from local parents and started attending. Even though I was the “fat one at the back” I was encouraged and supported by Steven every week! Shortly after that I discovered I was pregnant with my second child and I was worried that I would not be able to continue the bootcamps. After a chat with Steven he encouraged me to continue the bootcamps but adapted some of the exercises for me to ensure I could exercise safely. I continued until I was 38 weeks pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl with relative ease (I believe my improved fitness and staying active during pregnancy helped with this).

When my daughter was 6 weeks old, I was back at the classes and my weight loss resumed. I started having PT sessions with Steven and continued to do so for a couple of years. He saw me shift a total of 8st in weight and become a healthy, active parent.

Steven made me fall in love with fitness and my confidence in all aspects of my life grew! I can’t thank Steven enough for the help and support he gave me on my weight loss journey, it is now several years on and I have maintained my lower weight and continue to enjoy all aspects of fitness, I have gone on to compete internationally at Kettlebell Sport lifting and I even qualified as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Advisor myself! This journey changed my life and I am so very grateful!