Personal trainer who started selling weights to beat lockdown is now set to sell £1M in fitness gear this year
Personal trainer Gavin Townsend took a gamble as Britain headed into lockdown that making and designing his own range of gym equipment would pay his bills - and get him out of the £40,000 debt that he had accumulated. The gamble paid off for the 34-year-old and his business, Gymbeing, is now set to deliver much more than that, turning over £1million this year. You can read more over on This Is Money...
As a teenager, Jennifer Besser said she slowly piled on the pounds - tipping the scales at 19.5st, despite being active and loving playing sport at high school. It was New Years 2015 that changed everything...
During the summer of 2019, Ben Snyder decided he wanted to do more of something most people hate: public speaking. As a product analyst for Under Armour, Snyder often attends technology conferences where he sees presentations from experts and thought leaders in his industry. Before long, he wanted to be the one on stage, representing his company and his years of experience. myfitnesspal.com has the story!
Elena Green wanted her confidence back, wanted the energy to play with her babies and just wanted to be free! You can read the rest over on Women's Health!
There’s no age limit on beginning to prioritise your health and well-being. For Joan MacDonald, motivation to strengthen her body came two years ago - when she was over 70.
Now at 74 years old, Joan has gone viral for her incredible fitness journey, amassing a following of more than 800,000 fans on Instagram. On her page, her bio has a single simple phrase: “You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again.” Women's Health has the story!
A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has become one of the UK's wealthiest young entrepreneurs after agreeing a deal which valued his business at over £1bn. Ben Francis was a 19-year-old student when he founded Gymshark, a fitness clothing brand, from his parents' garage in 2011. You can read more over at Sky News...
Sophia Ellis suffered from anorexia and bulimia, but has since gone on to become a powerlifting champion. The 24-year-old spent most of her university years suffering from a variety of eating disorders which she has now overcome. Joe.co.uk has more on the story!
Tipping the scales at 17 stone, Louise Nicola Hickson was no longer able to work! The Sun has the story!
With schools closed and the country on lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, 'The Body Coach', Joe Wicks brought early morning home PE lessons to the nation. You can read more about the incredible journey that has been Joe's life so far in The Mirror...
Teresa Marie's life was at an all-time low and after a doctors warning, went onto lose 25st! The Sun has the story!
Frances Carpenter decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and then discovered meal prepping and crossfit. You can read about a 151lb weight loss in Women's Health
Nicola Beaton lost 10st 12lbs with Slimming World after the comfort eating went out of control. The Mirror has more on another great weight loss story!
Rachel and Toni Fitzgerald from Liverpool started a weight loss journey together and have now lost a huge 13st! The Mirror has more!
After a wake-up call to Egypt, Laura Dryden started playing fitness games on her Xbox and eventually lost 10st in weight! The Sun has more on this one!
After getting stuck in a seat on the Tube on her way to work, Shelly Ribbons realised her weight had become out of control. The Sun has more on the 10st weight loss!
Jason Urban’s journey to getting healthy started with one important step: getting sober. Myfitnesspal.com has more!
Dustin Hall would eat 4,000 calories before 9am on a typical day but after many different failed diets attempt, it was surgery that helped him get serious. You can read more about Dustin in The Sun.
Bonnie Staimer has turned her life around after putting on the pounds during pregnancy and lost 8.5st along the way! The Mirror has more!
After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism aged 8, Desiree Alexis-Kae Mize struggled with her weight. Women's Health has more on how she overcame this!
Playing the Nintendo Wii Fit once was enough for John Martin to know he needed to lose weight and it just took him one hour a day to make a difference! You can read more in Mens Health!
Being told that you wouldn't live past your 40th birthday was warning enough for David Cunningham, 35. A change of lifestyle saw David lose a third of his body weight! The Mirror has more!
A 25st fast food addict who was cruelly rejected by girls at school now have them chasing for dates after an incredible fat-to-fit transformation! The Mirror has more!
Darren McClintock lost a huge 19st in weight after being banned from takeaways and help from a personal trainer and friend Mike Hind.
You can read the inspiring story to how "Dibsy" went onto recently complete the Great North Run in the Mirror!
Mum-of-two, Sophie Roberts tipped the scales at 17st 4lbs and then went on to lose 3st in 12 months while still being able to have her treats!
The Sun has more another inspiring weight loss story!
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