Embody is the best investment that I have made in my entire life. I am 38 years old and have been negligent when it comes to exercise and health. I have hypertension, take beta blockers, gout, fatty liver and a disc problem. I am 22 kgs overweight, heavy smoker and Netflix surfing is my favorite sport.
I had previously two experiences with brand gyms and personal trainers, of course I quit after paying for the whole year and finishing one or two sessions with the so called personal trainers.
At Embody, we (myself, my wife and my two kids😊), met with David, the COO of Embody. First of all, the customer journey starts with a very professional touch point from booking / consultancy session and being engaged from the first moment with a person who knows what he is talking about instead of a tour with a salesman as if you are booking a SPA. Trust me, I have done my research and met with all competitors, the scent of pure commercial tendencies and standardized processes is all over the place. With David, he talked me through every single condition that I have, gave me competent guidance and offered me more advice on health and wellbeing than I had ever known, talked about the combined offerings of the transformation program and provided a fit for purpose differentiated overview of their service vs. the mass standardized outreach of the competition landscape.
I decided to start the program after meeting with David, and the story begins from there. He assigned Tim Richards as my personal trainer. Listen, Tim is a legend, to say the least. My first interaction with him we talked about lifestyle habits (smoking, sleep patterns, diet, exercise…etc), took my measurements (fat, weight, muscle…etc), talked at length about my nutrition plan and discussed the transformation plan. Listen, if you think that you will just show up in your gym gear and gain more weight than you had before you started, just go to your neighborhood gym, hit the treadmill for 15 minutes, order an upsized big mac and call it a day. However, if you are in for a life time transformation this is it. I quit smoking in the first week, after 23 years of being addicted, cut my hypertension medication (after consulting the doctor) by half as my blood pressure and heartbeats went so low that I did not need that much medication anymore, radically changed my eating habits and already lost 7 kgs after 10 sessions. Not only did Tim walk me through every single step of the transformation, these people are so knowledgeable about what they do, they explain the impact of every single exercise, demonstrate the impact of every single unhealthy habit that you have and most importantly, they change your life style once and for all. Now, I jog for 5 km everyday in the morning (now that I wake up at 5 am since I joined after changing my sleep habits), exercise at the gym with Tim for 3 times a week, on a 100% healthy diet (and surprisingly never feel hungry now that my nutrition content is radically different) and dropped my bodyfat by 19% after 3 weeks. Not only that, they emphasize the importance of many other lifestyle habits like sleep patterns, stress and nutrition. I also spend a lot more time with my kids now that I feel healthy, my life is not centered around the cigarette and feel energetic the whole day.
This is a long review I understand, however, if you are thinking about “the” transformation journey for life, this is the place my friend. Tim Richards – thank you for being the champion of this journey and David – thank you for the honest, professional and trustworthy experience.