Sunday 19 August 2012

The final results are in!

The Bikini Dream Team Girls
Special thanks to Sweaty Betty for donating one of their fabulous union jack bikinis - what a great fit!

Finally! The results we've all been waiting for. 5 weeks is all it took to produce a noticeable evolution in physique and wellbeing. The whole group has a sparkle about them and a real determination to maintain their results, which is exactly what we set out to do -- with a combination of expert advice in nutrition, exercise, physiotherapy, coaching, and perfect poise.

On average, our beautiful ladies have managed to lose:
- 2.1kgs or 5 pounds of fat tissue (the visual equivalent of 8 blocks of butter)
- 4.6cms or almost 2 inches from their waists
- 2.4cms or over an inch from each of their thighs

These figures represent at least a dress size, and in some cases, 2 dress sizes.  The results have been even more profound for those individuals who needed to achieve better hormone balance.  When you carry extra fat tissue, especially extra abdominal fat tissue, it can contribute hormones of its own and disrupt the delicate balance of hormones that govern all of our body processes.  Losing this fat tissue can have a significant impact on common problems such as fluid retention, skin problems, PMT and mood swings.

High Heels Training courses are happening now! - see our national press coverage here, and further enquiries can be made at

Sign up for the full Bikini Dream Team Challenge - for more information (and a limited time early bird offer) please call 0117 370 1177 today!

If you're interested in learning more, read on!

Scales only tell you part of the story – here’s why:

If you were to look at just the scale weight changes, you would see an average weight loss of 4 pounds.  However, all of the women have lost much more than that in fat tissue mass, which weighs less than muscle tissue does.  Fat tissue also occupies more space, which explains why your total weight may not change as significantly as your body measurements will.  

It’s important to remember that scale weight alone is just part of the picture, and relying on it on its own can be misleading ... particularly in the early stages of a shape evolution or weight loss programme when a lot of people lose heart and motivation to continue.  

Got a favourite pair of jeans or dress that you're struggling to get into?  You could be weeks away from a super-sexy new figure!

Helen managed to slip into a lovely satin dress that she couldn’t do up 6 months ago.  Ally, Chrissy and Sam each dropped at least a dress size in their jeans and skirts.  Amy tells us that the education and support we gave her in week 1 helped her win the Miss England Bikini Challenge – she’s under a lot more pressure than the rest of us, as her body is her work, and she’s keen to avoid the unkind eye of the paparazzi cameras.

The Bikini Dream Team Challenge represents a complete approach to achieving the body you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s motivation and confidence, injury, poor nutrition and lifestyle, or just a buddy system you need to get you going, we’ve got it covered! 

Sign up for the full Bikini Dream Team Challenge - for more information (and a limited time early bird offer) please call 0117 370 1177 today!

Saturday 18 August 2012

Helen - summing up!

Hi everyone,

Just to share my final thoughts on my experience with the Bikini Dream Team challenge. In a nutshell -  It's been great! :-)

Before you commit to a programme like this, you have to consider the time and focus it takes to get through it: Regular visits to the centre for treatments, plus the commitment to change your diet and take the time to create delicious, healthy meals.  If you asked me is it worth it - yes!! very much!  Whilst initially I found it quite demanding in time and energy to travel to the centre for frequent visits, once I found my stride...I was away.  Regular gym visits and the coaches being on the other end of a text, or a call was reassuring enough for me to pursue my goals!

I could not have got through this challenge without the support of  the following people:

Alex (training) for creating an individual training programme designed to suit my body. Plus, I had a slight injury (pulled a stomach muscle during burpees) and very sore adductors (inside leg muscles) following lots of squats/lunges.  Alex was able to adjust the programme so I could continue safely and well.  Alex also assessed my body mid way through the programme, and again revised it, which kept it interesting and varied for me.  I now work with the Tobata Pro App, mixing up the programme a little to keep me interested too! Thank you Alex, you are a star!

Pete (physio) - his expertise and physio eye meant he knew what my body needed to open, become more flexible and stronger. Pete's assessment was in the input Alex required to set up each individual's workout programme. His sessions were though at times painful (my body was initially very tight), I always left feeling more uplifted,lighter in the body and motivated.  Pete fed back to me on my progress as he could see my body shape change - which for me is a green light to keep going! Thank you Pete! Feeling much appreciation for your generosity and spirit!

Fiona (nutrition) - thank you for choosing me to be part of the programme and for your nutrition advice (remember the Omega 3 boost I needed mid-way), plus your recipes. Thankfully most of my diet incorporates your food choices, so I appreciated the affirmation of that.  Your prompts and support throughout the programme also kept us on track! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paul (coaching) - thanks for your professionalism and generosity.  Who knows how that change work will affect my life from now on! Your support has been tremendous and I owe you a beer! :-)

Finally, a big thank you to my fellow bikini team participants! You're inspiring and amazing! Thanks for your encouragement and support along the way.  :-)

Looking ahead, I intend to continue with my lifestyle change: a member and regular user of a leisure club; the commitment and enthusiasm to continue working out, keeping in shape and happy!  And the self worth knowing I deserve the very best!  ;-)  Things can only get better. woo-hoo!!

With love and appreciation
Helen xxx