With determination and training anything is possible!
When Frances told us of her decision to enter the New York marathon, there were some raised eyebrows and more than a little concern. Although she had made excellent progress over the previous few months of personal training with Diets Don’t Work, both losing weight and toning up, we still felt that at 14 stone, attempting a race at full marathon distance could be potentially damaging to her long term health. Frances however was determined to do it. So we began a specially designed programme for her which build-up to some middle distance runs, coupled with focused strength training and flexibility. Gradually both her ability and her confidence started to improve.
With lots of encouragement from her trainer and support from friends and family (who travelled with her to New York) Frances not only finished the race but received the inaugural “I stuck it out” award (appropriately sponsored by duct tape) as the last person to finish before the cut off time of 8 hours 30 mins, receiving a medal and several pairs of flashy new trainers. She is absolute proof that anything is possible with determination, focused training and some professional expertise.
Disclaimer: please note that results may vary from person to person. You will need to be reasonably dedicated, take on board our nutritional advice and work hard (for your level) in the sessions.