Rachel Ryder

I started Square One Training back in March 2019. I first joined because a friend of mine had joined in January and I thought she looked amazing.

Since March I have tried to go as much as I can. Personally I started because I wanted to look better and fit into my clothes better but after a few months I realised it wasn’t only helping my figure it was helping my head. It got to the stage that if I fell off the bandwagon for a few classes my boyfriend would be asking when I was going back again because it affected the way I felt about food. The weeks I didn’t go I would feel guilty about every bad thing I ate and just feel generally shite.

I used to get on the scales 2-3 times a day after nearly every meal and if I was a few pounds heavier I’d beat myself up over it. Now I just go by my previously snug clothes fitting better.

Although I have a long way to go to look my best. I have been able to go and buy a pair of jeans in the size I wanted and not be jumping around trying to squeeze into them refusing to go up a size.

After having the most stressful year of my life I have felt much more grounded in the weeks when Iv achieved going to atleast 3 classes.

One of my favorite things about the classes is that they never get easier and they are definitely not monotonous as James is always adding in new and more challenging exercises.

I love how welcome you feel when you walk in and how if you are beside one of the most fit people in the class or beside a beginner you never feel judged.

The effort that James puts in really shows weather it be checking up on how your doing or asking about your holidays. I have never felt like he was just there to make money, you can really tell he has a great passion in what he does.