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Richard Maunders
Richard Maunders
Richard Maunders
Richard Maunders
Richard Maunders
Richard Maunders

Richard Maunders

I always say that the equipment and trainers are far beyond anything else in Hampshire and to try it out as it’s well worth the investment. I wouldn’t train anywhere else!

WHS: What do you feel you have achieved since you’ve been at WHS?
RM: I have a greater knowledge of training, better physique, my body fat has dropped dramatically, my strength has increased and I’ve learnt a lot about proper exercise technique.
WHS: You’re a PT yourself, what effect has training at WHS had on your own PT business?
RM: It’s had a huge effect. The way I train people has changed for the better. My program design has improved. I understand the science behind things more which helps me explain it all to clients. Most importantly my confidence in producing results has increased. It’s also shown me that there is a need to constantly learn.
WHS: What are the most important things you have learned?
RM: At first I was very naive as I thought I’d learnt enough but there is so much information out there and it’s always evolving. The most important thing I learnt was to squat below parallel. I showed one of the coaches my 1RM squat in a video to which they laughed! It wasn’t that it was a light weight, it’s that the range of movement was 3-4 inches. I now squat leaving a stain on the floor as it’s not worth the punishment! I’ve also learnt that the body is stronger than you give it credit for. You can’t be afraid to push past limits!
WHS: What was your training like before WHS?
RM: It consisted of 3 sets of 10. Pretty boring, bog standard and that’s even after going on a Personal Trainer course. I’ve since learnt 100s of new methods that I use with my own clients. If I’m honest training used to be a chore and now I look forward to it even when I’m in a bad mood. I suppose it’s my escapism from the real world.

Your whole lifestyle is analysed and not just your training. Also the trainers actually want you to get results and are not happy if you’re not.

WHS: What are your most enjoyable sessions?
RM: I absolutely love one day cures. The atmosphere and banter throughout the day is brilliant and you get a real feel good feeling when you’ve finished. Except when I fell off a bench much to the amusement of 15 other trainees! Also the results speak for themselves. A close second would be strongman training, especially tyre wars.
WHS: What would you tell others about your experience of WHS?
RM: I always say that the equipment and trainers are far beyond anything else in Hampshire and to try it out as it’s well worth the investment. I wouldn’t train anywhere else!
WHS: What’s makes Winning Health Solutions unique?
RM: Your whole lifestyle is analysed and not just your training. Also the trainers actually want you to get results and are not happy if you’re not. It’s the only gym I’ve seen without any treadmills and unless you want to meet the prowler I wouldn’t ask why! The atmosphere of semi-private training is brilliant. I am one of the louder members and love to help encourage others at the gym and I get the same in return.
WHS: What was your normal nutrition like before WHS?
RM: I would say it was media oriented. I used to eat ‘healthy’ cereals, sandwiches and drank lots of red bull!
WHS: How has BioSignature helped you?
RM: It has showed me I need to take whole day into account. Having my body fat measured weekly keeps me motivated & focused as I like goals. I’m also thinking about my results before the next session. It’s not just physique improvement. I sleep better, I’m happier due to controlling my stress. It has a knock on effect in my business and given me direction as I’m able to apply what I’ve learnt.
WHS: What’s next for you?
RM: I want to be sub 5% for a whole year and deadlift 250kg, I can currently do 210kg. With regards to business goals I want to go on some Poliquin courses and open up my own gym.

Gains

  • 20.1% to 11.8% body fat in 12 weeks
  • Improved own PT Business
  • Greater knowledge of training

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  • Lynsey Close 1

    I have dropped 4 dress sizes and I’m happier, fitter and healthier