"Up to about 5 years ago, I took my fitness and wellbeing completely for granted. I knew a thing or two about training, was in good shape and couldn't understand why anyone would let themselves get out of condition. Then, when a tough new job coincided with the birth of my first son, I learned the hard way.
I let things slide for a few years and got a real shock when I realised I couldn't keep up with my 3yr old! I started to think seriously about what I might miss out on, if I let things go on that way.
The problem was, when I tried to address the issue, I found my old approach to training and nutrition was no longer effective or even practicable for my condition – I was permanently fatigued, injury prone and even gentle workouts left me feeling dreadful for days. I was frustrated, confused and nearly threw in the towel, accepting my situation as an irreversible consequence of approaching middle age and having burned the candle at both ends for too long.
It was at this point that I came to TNE, to understand where I was going wrong and whether I could actually still do something about it – and the result has been a new lease of life for me.
Their coaching lead me to develop an entirely new perspective on what wellbeing and performance actually mean to me i.e. in the context of my current life – not the life I had in my late 20s. The academy dispelled a number of misleading 'truths' around nutrition and training to which I had been clinging, and showed me how to unlock the power of positive habit formation, building a tailored strategy based on recovery and optimisation, to ensure a sustainable approach that would evolve as I gradually rebuilt my health.
The impact has been game changing in all areas of my life – far beyond my ability to run a few miles or shift a few pounds. My physical and emotional resilience to challenges at work and at home, my immune system, my entire outlook on life – all have been dramatically enhanced (along with my six-pack – which meant more to me than I was ever prepared to admit) and this is only the beginning.
The transformation has been so powerful, that I have even begun competing in events that I would never previously have dared to, back in my 'glory days'.
I will never look back and cannot recommend TNE highly enough."