They are fed up with the unwanted overhangs of fat, clothes not fitting properly or not liking what they see in the mirror. They are desperate to abolish the ongoing feelings of tiredness, lethargy and being unhealthy. Although their confidence and quality of life are negatively affected, this group struggles to find a method that gives them the results they want or that they can stick to.
All it takes is for certain life events to rear their head such as work, social or family pressures, holidays, or weekends away, perhaps even a night out, and they fall off the wagon and eventually end up back to square one.
Fad diets, weight loss clubs, group classes, exercise apps, gym memberships, diet programmes, bootcamps, retreats, diet pills, even injections, you name it, these people have been there, done it and got the t-shirt!
Sustainable Change Coaching for weight loss is a holistic approach to achieving and maintaining a happy and healthy weight that emphasises long-term success and overall well-being.
This coaching methodology recognises that cookie cutter plans, quick fixes and extreme regimens are often ineffective and unsustainable in the long run.
Instead, it focuses on creating lasting lifestyle changes tailored to the individual through behavior modification, nutrition education, exercise, mindset development and ongoing support, in order to achieve the best possible results.
I work with clients to set realistic and achievable weight loss goals. These goals are tailored to the individual's needs and preferences, ensuring that they are both motivating and attainable.
The coaching process centers on identifying and addressing the underlying behaviours and habits that contribute to weight gain. Coaching helps clients make better choices in their daily lives, such as improving eating habits and incorporating regular physical activity.
Clients receive education on proper nutrition and learn how to make better food choices. They are encouraged to develop a balanced and sustainable eating plan that suits their lifestyle and dietary preferences.
Sustainable Change Coaching emphasises the importance of regular physical activity, tailored to the client's fitness level and preferences. I help clients find enjoyable and sustainable ways to incorporate exercise into their routine.
Weight loss is often intertwined with emotional and psychological factors. I provide guidance and support to help my clients manage stress, emotional eating, and self- sabotaging behaviours. Building a positive and resilient mindset is a crucial aspect of long-term success.
I keep my clients accountable for their progress by tracking goals, monitoring food intake, and providing ongoing support and motivation. Regular check-ins and adjustments to the coaching plan are made as needed.
Sustainable Change Coaching focuses on integrating healthier habits into my client's daily life. It promotes the idea that weight loss should not be a temporary effort but a lifelong commitment to a healthier lifestyle.
My approach is flexible and adaptable to each client's unique circumstances and challenges. It acknowledges that setbacks can happen and teaches clients how to bounce back and stay on track.
The ultimate goal of Sustainable Change Coaching is to help my clients achieve and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of their lives, reducing the risk of weight-related health issues and promoting overall well-being.
Aside from achieving physical results they never thought possible, clients report feeling confident, energised, empowered and liberated. They finally have a relationship with food, alcohol and exercise that allows them to maintain results that they are happy with for good.
Mark has changed my life.
He has empowered me to make informed, sustainable, and long-lasting changes to my diet and given me the tools I need to feel confident in the gym.
He has really helped me change the way I eat. I am no longer obsessing about food and just eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full.
I found Mark's details after searching for a local personal trainer.
I was on a mission to lose weight (yet again) and needed someone to focus and support me.
Mark was quick to respond and offered clear and concise information about what his role entails and how he supports people through their weight loss journey.
The last 16 weeks have been life changing.
I went to see Mark for the first time at 5ft 8, weighing a couple of pounds short of 100kg, sluggish and constantly being told by my children I was pregnant.
It was a vicious circle of junk food, low energy and lots of coffee.
My belief is that sustainable health coaching revolves around fostering lasting well-being.
It is a philosophy that values education, empowerment, individualisation, and the pursuit of health as an ongoing journey.
By embracing these principles, I empower my clients to live healthier, more fulfilling lives that are not only good for today but also sustainable for tomorrow.