Ryan – I could also clearly see that my weight was increasing, and I just knew I had to do something

My journey with ManAlive started in early 2017. At the time I was suffering from constant heartburn and reflux which meant I had to avoid certain foods, had to sleep sitting up and took Gaviscon like sweets. It was just miserable. I could also clearly see that my weight was increasing, and I just knew I had to do something.

I’m not from the Watford area originally so I didn’t know anyone at ManAlive but after reading the testimonials online I decided to give it a shot. My first day was interesting to say the least, not having done any real exercise for the best part of 20 years really showed. After a couple of weeks, I began to question whether I was able to keep up.

I’m glad I stuck with it. The encouragement from the coaches and the other blokes who were in the same boat as me, or had recently been in that position, played a big part. At no point have I been made to feel like I’ve failed in each area, but rather gives me the focus to try again.

For me personally it’s about the comradery, which you don’t get from a gym or working out alone. It’s about having a laugh with like-minded people and at the same time pushing yourself to be a better you. There are no posers.

Ryan

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