I was motivated to lose weight because I felt pretty unfit and my fitness levels weren’t great. Lack of
time has always been the main reason why I have not been able to get active. Also, now that I’m in my 50s, I didn’t feel as if I could be as active as I would like to be.

I joined the weight-loss programme because I wanted to lose weight and get fitter. I was a bit
apprehensive like most men going to a weight-loss class but the programme I attended was very
good – although, the exercise programme did take some getting used to. Having the lifestyle coach
to motivate me really helped and their knowledge and expertise helped keep me engaged and
motivated. I really enjoyed the programme and the balance between the healthy eating element
and the exercise was really useful. My weight loss has been steady and not too bad, hopefully I can
keep it off now I know how to look after myself. I definitely feel fitter and healthier now.

The sessions have helped me understand my eating patterns – I eat at regular times now and
I’ve learnt to enjoy my food. I drink less coffee and drink more fluids like water instead. Also, my
lifestyle coach has helped me enjoy exercise again and I can keep active away from the sessions.
I would encourage men to get out and get fitter whatever their age. I also think learning how
to manage your diet and eat at the right times is really important for weight loss. It definitely
worked for me!

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