Graham only 3 years ago, wasone of the UKs heaviest men at 52 stone, he was a recluse for the best part of 15 years suffering with sleep apnea, cellulitis, severe depression, anxiety to name only a few comorbidities and he was close to dying, after two bariatric surgeries and a new confidence, Graham is now a personal trainer specialising in obesity. Graham has set up a fitness club in a private area of Active4less Fitness Club Luton for anyone with a BMI over 30 and their carers or spouse. BIG Health & Fitness is for people who are overweight, obese and super obese, sorry but NO skinnies allowed, we're creating a safe haven for people like Graham who have struggled with obesity.
Lisa Michie says:
I started my journey at Big Health and Fitness only 3 months ago.
Meeting Graham has changed me not just physically but also in confidence and positivity.
He pushes and supports you to improve your performance in the gym and is always an email or text away if you need support or just a friendly chat.
It was the best decision I made when I contacted Graham and then took the leap to join the gym.
I haven't looked back and I don't intend to either.
Looking forward to our first Big Goaltenders and challenge a charity walk in October.
Jude Lewis says:
"Having been to other gyms in the past. At first I had to admit, I did find all the cardio and free weights a bit intimidating and confusing, but I needn't of worried. With Graham's help, the staff and members who have been very helpful and patient. Everyone at active4less really goes the extra mile to make every one feel welcome.
My overall strength and fitness has improved so much in a short space of time that I am able to perform exercises I would never would attempted on my own . I have learnt so much from Graham, as he is willing to share his expert knowledge and his own personal life time experiences, he has been nothing but encouraging and supportive of all aspects of my well being. He really makes working out fun and inspires me to reach new goals. He is very caring and attentive to what each clients needs, what their limits are, and how far he can push them. He motivates us and encourages us all to do better.
Darren Swift says:
"I seen Graham on the BBC news and was amazed how similar our lives were, I decided to look Graham up on Facebook, we had a chat and he agreed to come to my home for a long chat, he totally understood my fears and worries as he had been through the same thing. We agreed to meet at active4less where I found the staff there really nice and very supportive. The people in the gym were more encouraging than anything and with Graham supporting and motivating me, I have been there 7 months now and lost over 4 stone.
Graham talked to the obesity clinic about me and I got my Dr to write to them, I'm now in the system to have bariatric surgery, I know when the time comes I'll be as healthy as I can be for my surgery and I'll be in a much better place post surgery for getting maximum results. I am now on the way to being the man I wanted to be and be alive to enjoy my children growing up."
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