My Story

My name is Rob Merchant I’m 46 years of age. I started weight training in my early 20s and found it quite intimidating walking into the gym full of muscle man. I felt shy and nervous around these guys. I spent several years training eating rubbish and getting many injuries as I didn’t no how to lift properly. After years of training I got disappointed as I wasn’t seeing results so I gave up.

In my late 30s I found myself in a bad place overweight suffering from bouts of depression and with very little confidence. In 2010 my son and I decide to join the gym Gloucester on Bristol Road. Mainly to get some purpose back into my life and a hobby, so I could spend some time with my son Callum. We trained together three times a week for a couple of years, yet I still didn’t notice much change with my body.

During one of my training sessions I noticed this guy wearing a Spurs shirt which is the team I support. I made the decision to speak to this guy, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. His name is Adam Ambridge I would ask some question’s about training and he was happy to help me and give me some advice, it turns out he was a Transformation Specialist (Life style Coach).

I went home and looked at his website and seen some great transformations pictures. I decided that I would give one of his packages a go it’s was an 12 week holiday package. This package was the Transformation for me as I was due to go away on holiday in a few months. I became a single man just before I met Adam and I was in a very low place eating rubbish and drinking to much.

I decide to give this programme ago, I was going to hit this program hard as I wanted some really good results. Adam sat me down for a consultation before we started to see what I wanted to achieve from the 12 weeks! I told him I wanted to loose weight and tone up as I had the holiday coming up soon. Adam designed a training plan and Nutritional Plan (Flexible Dieting) around my needs and lifestyle as I’m a painter and decorator so work pretty long hours. The first week was the hardest Adam did tell me this as this was a new approach to me. Adam Approach with Nutrition totally changed the why I was eating,

I was training hard and stuck to Adams program to the tee. I started to see a change very quickly physically and mentally. I’m not going to say this program is easy because it wasn’t, Adam was there for me when times got tough or if i was having a bad day. He would constantly check upon me most days to see how I was getting on. He even gave me the odd phone call when I was struggling, just talking to him on the phone picked me up as he knew what to say to me to get back on a high. I was halfway through the 8 weeks an I noticed a big change with my shape. There were times when I thought about quitting but Adam helped me as we kept in touch via WhatsApp 24/7 6 days a week.

Occasionally I would message Adam on the Sunday which was his only day off, he would get back tome straight away even though it was his day off. He always had a lot of time for me throughout the 12 weeks and if I didn’t have this support from him I would of failed. After the 12 weeks finished the horrible pot belly was gone along with the fat. People where commenting on how well and good I looked. I done this program as I was going away on holiday with a friend. For the first time in 20 years I actually felt confidant about myself. I could actually take my top of on holiday and not feel bad or embarrassed about the way I looked. I am now in the best shape of my life with more confidence than ever.

I really can’t thanks Adam enough his knowledge with nutrition is spot on and his tailored training plan was amazing. I can highly recommend Adam as one of the best Transformation Specialist in Gloucester. Adam helped me throughout the entire eight weeks, most days I would message him no matter how big or small my problem was he would still get back to me as quick as he could. I really found this a massive help someone being there for meas much as Adam was.

Meeting Adam that day in the gym really has changed my life for the better. Not only he is a great coach, he has also become a very good friend of mine who is always there to help me out. So many people have told me how amazing and good and healthy a look and this is down to Adam. If anyone is stuck in a rut or need to change your life for the better both medically and physically speak to this man Adam. I can guarantee you he will get you back on the right track and help you get to where you want to be he is definitely worth every penny.

Client NameRob MerchantAge46Starting Weight11st 6lbsEnd Weight10st 5lbsTraining GoalWeight Loss



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