“I was working an office job so had a very sedentary lifestyle. Eventually my weight snowballed; I wasn’t being very active at all. It got to a point where I didn’t feel like myself anymore, I was carrying all this extra weight and everything was much harder than I remember it – I was like, “is this really me?” At that point I knew I had to do something about it. And then I found Embody. The journey at Embody felt like it was customised to me. I was paired with Joshua, my personal trainer, and from the get-go it was really easy to work with him, I felt completely at ease. He would push me and continue to motivate me at the same time which was great. The programme itself wasn’t easy, but the team made it as simple as possible. With the training, all I had to do was show up – everyone else did the rest for me. In terms of the nutrition – the whole programme was shaped around my lifestyle instead of being a short term fix – for example, they could have just given me recipes to cook but instead it was more based around portion control, so over the course of the programme it taught me how to be better with the food that I eat, and be more disciplined – and that worked really well.
In the first 3 months I lost around 20 kilos, so a lot! It’s hard to believe I was carrying all that extra weight. It’s shocking to see how much can change in such a short period of time. The main thing I say to others is that it is entirely possible to get the results that you want, there is only one thing you need to do which is show up and be consistent with the diet – the rest just follows. It’s worth investing a short period of your time in order to make that change happen.”
Lost 20kgs body fat
"After the pandemic I realised that during lockdown I had put on a lot of weight. Throughout my life I have always been skinny, and always enjoyed going to the gym and staying fit, but this 1.5 years worth of lockdown I realised that I had grown a massive belly.
Someone in my family- for the first time in my life, pointed out that I was getting fat so I realised that now that the lockdown restrictions have been lifted I should be joining a gym.
I didn't want to go to a commercial gym, I wanted to go to a place where I had proper advice, where I would have a dedicated fitness trainer and I could get dietary related advice as well. Hence I googled it, and the first thing that came out was Embody Fitness.
Because it was a big financial commitment I wanted to be 100% sure this was the right place for me. The beauty of Embody Fitness was that I reached out to them and I was able to schedule a session where they would give me an introduction to the gym, their facilities, and how the programme works, so that cleared all the minor doubts I had.
In the past I have always done training which was targeted towards building muscle. How it would work is that I would go to a personal trainer, he would give me a programme that I would follow for 3 to 4 months and I used to aim to build muscle. However, at Embody Fitness, the programme was constantly refreshed, the trainer was with me in every session making sure my form was correct, my technique was correct, that meant better results, quicker results.
I started noticing the results within the first 3 weeks, I noticed I had lost weight, I lost body fat. The beauty of Embody Fitness was that every 3 weeks they did checks so I was able to stay up to date with my progress. When I started I weight 80 kilos, now I weigh less that 70 kilos, so I lost 10 kilos in total and also built muscle at the same time - my body fat percentage has dropped to 12.5%
My journey has had an incredibly positive impact on my life, first of all, before I started I used to feel lazy - because I was working from home, I used to feel like sleeping during the day, just tired and not very active. Now, I feel active, I actually feel refreshed, and because I know about nutrition now I am eating the right things so I feel healthier. I don't feel as thirsty because I am not eating as much oily food and takeaways, so it has had a positive impact and I feel more confident.
My family were shocked, they were very pleased, they actually couldn't believe it was such a simple formula, you need discipline and you need to stick to that formula, people tend to overcomplicate. I told them about this simple formula and they were quite impressed.
I would like to thank Embody Fitness, I never thought I could achieve this transformation within 3 months. I am honestly, shocked and overly pleased and I have learned so much about nutrition. I think this is the major takeaway, not only was my body transformed, I also gained key knowledge about nutrition. I will tell anybody to pursue it.
If you are serious about changing, transforming your body and feeling healthier, active and more energetic, this is the place to come. It’s worth every penny."
Lost 11% body fat
“Before Embody I was a typical desk jockey and I never looked at what I was eating – I would just grab what was easy or nearby. Then, throughout the pandemic I ate a lot of takeaways… I was eating two takeaway pizzas a week at one point!
Eventually I reached a rut and wanted to change my life, so I put a google search out for body transformations/ weight loss and Embody came up as “the go-to place” so I thought I would check it out.
I’ve been to commercial gyms before and I’ve often lacked the motivation, so I was a bit hesitant at first due to the investment. I wondered if I would drop off, but then I thought, for what I want to achieve I’ll need specialist help – with a team that really knows what they’re doing, maybe they will give me the tools I need to own it. After speaking with Danny I decided to go for it…
I’ve done running workouts on my own in the past and have also had a few personal trainers in commercial gyms – they’ve always felt very rushed, and I felt like the sessions were just a box checking exercise. Embody was a game-changer.
The team at Embody really take the time to get to know you, they always take the time to ensure you’re getting the movements right, and work with you to get the results you desire. After one hour in the gym you really feel like you’ve had an intense workout.
I noticed results from month one. Two weeks in it was challenging but I stuck with the programme and as soon as I saw the results, I was motivated to keep on pushing forward.
Since starting I’ve lost over 4.5 stone – and a foot around my waist! It’s been totally life-changing, the best thing for me is having confidence in myself and knowing I have a healthy platform to build on. The way people interact with me has changed, they can tell I have more energy and I feel better in myself. It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done – it’s the best investment I’ve made in myself. I’m so glad I didn’t stay sitting on the couch after lockdown!
My friends and family don’t recognise me, even these days – when I approach someone with a face mask on, they don’t recognise me walking up to them. They’re absolutely thrilled for me and can see how much effort I have put into making this positive change.
The most powerful lesson I have learnt is nothing is impossible – it takes little steps to make big changes. The way Embody break the journey down into a step by step, day by day process has really been the key thing for me – I’ve also applied this strategy into other aspects of my life – so big tasks don’t seem impossible now.
My advice to anyone considering starting is take the plunge! It’s easy to sit there and think I’ll do it next year – I’ll do it whenever. My advice is do it now – don’t put it off any longer!”
Went from 103kgs to 74kgs in 7 months
I have been following Embody on Instagram for a while and am always blown away by the client body transformations they post. Turning 40 this year was the push I needed to sort out my health and fitness and to shed the weight I had gained during lockdown and regain my confidence. I joined Embody in August this year for their 3 month body transformation. My first point of contact was David who explained the process to me and their packages. David made me feel extremely welcome with his kind and friendly manner and patiently answered all my questions.
I next met Olivia, my nutritionist. Olivia was involved on a daily basis with all my dietary concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. I have learnt so much from her and cannot thank her enough for her expertise, time and encouragement. I appreciate how invested she was and how closely she followed my daily tracker. I was pretty clueless in the nutritional department at first but she has made me re-evaluate my relationship with food! Next, I met my wonderful Personal Trainer, Harjeet Singh. He listened to my goals and indeed transformed me! I have lost 10kg in 3 months and 16% body fat. Harjeet was completely focused on me and helped me push my limits in ways I had never imagined. He is a complete professional, talking me through every step of the programme. His daily encouragement and advice has changed my life and I always look forward to our sessions. He is polite and friendly and puts you at ease immediately. So much so that I renewed for another 3 months with him. His dedication and passion to helping me meet my goals was all the motivation I needed. Although I didn't work with any trainer other than Harjeet, it is clear to see all the PTs at Embody are passionate about health and helping people in being better versions of themselves in a fun and safe environment.
I fully recommend Embody to anyone who is wanting to feel great in their skin and literally change their lives. From the lovely ladies at reception, the gym staff and management, everyone is professional, warm, friendly and encouraging. This gym is second to none and so is the staff!
Lost 10kgs of fat
Lost 16% body fat
“When I was active it was easy for me to drink and eat what I wanted, and I would never get any heavier than about 15 stone [95kg]. When you’re 6ft 4in [1.93m] your height can hide a multitude of sins, but at the end of last year I was struggling to fit into anything I could buy on the peg. I had a 38in waist: I remember thinking, ‘That’s quite big’.”
“My training with Chris was intensive, tough, but good fun. I mentioned to him that parts of my body that I didn’t know existed were hurting, and I thought I was physically unable to do the things he wanted me to do, he said it’d get easier and I didn’t believe him.
But he was right. The real education for me came along with my new diet. I didn’t know the difference between protein and carbohydrate; I’d never taken much notice of what exactly it was that I was eating – or how much of it I consumed. I’d be in the studio at 5am, then I’d have a breakfast at 6.30am and maybe another one at 8.30am, and it was sausage or bacon sandwiches, tonnes of coffee… looking back it’s kind of shocking. People persuade themselves that they ‘need’ a big breakfast to start the day, but it’s just what they’ve always had. Now I have two eggs with porridge and that’s it.”
“I’m in the best shape I’ve been in for over a decade. You see it in the little things, like running upstairs: a year ago, I was carrying an extra three stone up. I feel brighter, my complexion’s better, all of those things. To anyone thinking of changing their own lifestyle, my advice is simple: Don’t be afraid of the challenge. The hardest bit is the first couple of weeks. Then it keeps getting better.”
Lost 14% body fat
“What a fantastic experience!
My husband and I went in to see what this was all about and were given a very warm welcome. After seeing the gym and having a chat with David about the process, we decided to give it a try. We later met our awesome trainer Fadel, and after training with him for a couple of weeks, we were sure that we had made the right decision in joining Embody.
I’ve done the transformation program and the results I’ve seen are incredible! In just 3 months, I’ve lost 9 Kg’s and 12% of my body fat. I am also the strongest I’ve ever been and feel great overall!
Prior to joining Embody, I was training regularly and had what I thought were good eating habits, but I was still struggling to lose this weight for the past 2 years and had just about given up hope on losing it until I started this program.
I would highly recommend Embody, and especially Fadel as a trainer as he is highly professional and knows how to get the most out of his clients. He is not just a trainer, he has been a great partner throughout this journey, and it is very clear that he’s fully dedicated to his clients and helping them achieve their goals.”
Lost 9kgs of fat
Lost 12% body fat
Gained 1.5kgs of muscle
To start off, I have never liked gyms or ever thought of going to a gym! Last time I tried was 15 years ago and I only lasted for 2.5 weeks and was absolutely bored, no motivation and no objective whatsoever... 2020 was tough for everyone, my wife encouraged both of us to start looking for a place to change some of our habits - mainly eating and we wanted to start exercising but not in normal gyms.
We visited a couple of places and looked for transformation programs in Dubai, and to be honest the first time we stepped foot in Embody - we just got attracted and attached. Even before we met David - the ambience of the place, the amount of sunlight and the brightness of it just felt right.
David is an amazing consultant, he talks you through your objectives, priorities and what you want to achieve. And that talk just made us feel we can start right away.
The first couple of weeks were very stressful and challenging, but with the guidance of my trainer and nutritionist everything made so much sense, it's not only a body transformation program but it's an educational one as well.
I have learned a lot of things about my body, how important sleep is and what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.
With determination, consistency and focus, it all came through. I can't thank the Embody family enough from the trainers, nutritionists and everyone who is part of this organisation. They all make you feel very welcome and this fills you with a lot of positive energy at all times.
That being said, Embody is not just a GYM, it's where you redefine your lifestyle and health goals.
Lost over 12kgs of fat
Lost 10% body fat
“As soon as I walked in the door I knew I was in the right place. The trainers are really focused on my success and designed a bespoke program for me in terms of nutrition, supplements and personal training sessions, together with regular reviews.
This has been the central organising principle of my life this year, and has really transformed the way I look and feel, there is absolutely no way I could have done this on my own. It has completely changed my physique and I feel so much better within myself.”
“This is a complete holistic experience to getting your life in order”
At 63 years of age, Philip had recovered from a serious case of Covid-19 that forced him to reflect on his future and what he could do to provide him with the best chance to live a long and healthy life.
Before joining Embody, Philip was doing lots of cardio and fasting regularly in an attempt to lose weight which worked up to a certain point.
But he eventually reached a stage where he wasn’t making any more progress with his body composition or strength.
He felt like he went from “fat to skinny fat” and recognised that resistance training was essential but was uncertain how to approach it so he decided to seek professional support and started personal training at Embody.
Here’s what Philip had to say about his Embody experience working alongside his coach, Fadel.
“It was a revelation.
The main surprise was that the training at the gym was only a fraction of the overall program. There were several other areas I had to work on such as nutrition, sleep, stress, and my overall mindset that were hugely important.
My goals were to improve my strength and body shape. My trainer Fadel and I attacked that by reducing my body fat from 19.5% to 9.7% as the primary goal. Along the way I lost 10kg from 78Kg to 68kg, which is the lightest I have even been since I was a teenager!
This has all happened “on auto-pilot” where I just followed the plan and the results simply appeared naturally as part of the journey.
I found that the Embody program was a perfect way to take advantage of the Covid era of remote work and limited travel. It was a unique opportunity to improve the most important thing in life, health and vitality, without the usual distractions.”
Reduced body fat by 10%
“I signed up for personal training as countless years of trying (and failing) to change my body at the gym had left me feeling frustrated and demotivated. It was immediately apparent that this training regime would require me to overcome some deep rooted beliefs that had plagued me for many years …namely that eating any fat would make me fat, lifting heavy weights would make me bulky and I would not see results without pounding the treadmill for several hours a week. However, a few weeks of following Embody’s diet plan and training regime dispelled those myths as my body fat started to drop and my body shape started to change beyond my imagination.
I would like to thank the team for their tireless commitment and dedication in helping me achieve my dream. They have completely changed my outlook on food and has helped me develop a diet which is not only sustainable but actually allows me to eat more than I used to. Mark is a truly exceptional personal trainer. He has pushed me harder than I thought possible but his unwavering enthusiasm and energy makes every session enjoyable. This experience has changed my life and if you are committed to achieving your dream, they can do the same for you”
Lost 15% body fat
I started at 104kg and 38% body fat.
I turned to Embody for the 12 week programme as my health was in a very bad state. They truly delivered! They turned my life around and I can’t see myself going to any other gym. I completed the 12 week programme and the results were amazing. I was not the same man that started. Even after the 12 weeks I decided to stay on and truly push my body to the limits.
I am currently at 80kg and 16% fat. This is still dropping. The Embody gym is very clean cut with a no bull**** approach to training. The equipment is to athletic standards and are always kept very well maintained and cleaned. I love the fact I had a whatsapp group to keep in touch at all times. The personal trainers are all friendly and have a real passion for fitness.
The best advice I can give is follow the programme, trust the programme and watch the results come in. These guys know exactly what they doing.
I would finally like to thank James for the great results. Truly changed me. Sessions where tough but the results speak for themselves. Also I would like to thank Tim for dealing with my nutrition and making sure what I ate was exactly what my body needed for the changes.
If you're not at Embody, you're not training right.
Lost 24gs of fat
Lost 22% body fat
I joined Embody because I wanted to lose weight for my wedding. After years being unhappy with how I looked in pictures, I decided that my wedding would be finally a time where I decided to make a difference. I chose Embody fitness, because the staff were knowledgable and having had lots of clients having gone through a similar process they seemed like the experts in the field. The initial consultation was thorough asking me about every little aspect of my life, assessing me top to toe to make a tailor-made personalised programme. Charlie is an excellent PT. He worked really hard to help me achieve my goals. He pushed me during each session to my maximum limits and was constantly trying to push me to reach new goals. It’s amazing how much I progressed from the beginning in terms of what I can do with the weights. We also became great friends, and he helped open my mind to lots of new ideas. He was also always happy to be contacted so if I was having an off day, he would help me decide what to do and keep giving me little tips. He really cared.
The thing I liked most about Embody is that everyone at the gym helped me with my goal. Whenever I was in the gym, even PTs who I didn’t work with were checking in on how I was doing. It felt like a real family. As well as losing more weight than I anticipated, one of the big things I learnt from the programme is to to be open minded. I always though that those people that go to the gym regularly and eat healthy is something I could never be. In my head that just wasn’t me or my personality. However the programme showed me that as an individual you can be whoever you want to be and all you have to do is focus your mind on it. I shouldn’t shut myself off because ‘its not me’ . Also my mood was so much better, I felt a lot more happier and positive. I felt empowered to achieve my best in all aspects of my life. I am really proud of my before and after photos. I was shocked to see how I looked before and absolutely stunned with the results. I can’t believe that I can now wear whatever I want, I don’t have to hide particular parts of me and I’m happy for people to take photos of me. The number of compliments I got from friends, family, work colleagues has been overwhelming. A real confidence boost. To anyone thinking about joining the Embody programme I would say its not easy, however the team will help you along every step of the way, and it will be 100% worth it. You will be blown away with the results.
Lost 8kgs body fat
Over the past few years Andrew's work and the travel that came along with it became the main priority but the impact it was having on his health was quite significant.
He developed poor nutrition and sleep habits, picked up new injuries, and felt a lot of mental fatigue. All of this was affecting Andrew's health as well as his ability to focus and perform at the highest level as a business owner and CEO.
Andrew tried to fix everything on his own but wasn’t seeing much results and felt like hit a plateau. At that point he decided it was time to put his trust in someone else and see how far he can go working with a personal trainer for the first time.
Here’s what Andrew had to say about his Embody experience and the results he achieved with the help of his coach Fadel.
“The results have been very rewarding. For all my goals I have surpassed my expectations and enjoyed the whole experience.
Following Fadel’s guidance and attention to detail with the training, I’ve built so much strength around the areas I wanted to improve on to the point where I no longer feel any pain around my knees or shoulder and I’m able to run again as well as train without any discomfort.
Throughout this process, my body fat has also reduced from 18 to 11%, stress levels have gone down, blood work has improved significantly, and the fact that I feel better and I am enjoying my training again is the best outcome.
My experience at Embody has been great. The whole ambience is about improving and getting results. In terms of having a motivating training environment, I would say this is outstanding and something I’ve never seen before.
Fadel as a trainer and guide through my transformation has been patient and incredibly professional. He has incredible knowledge and can see that potential long before you can and takes the task of fulfilling your potential very seriously. I am extremely grateful to him and would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a serious improvement in their lives.
Lost 7kgs of fat
Lost 7% body fat
“I'm just so happy to have done it...I say it's absolutely worth it”
When Katherine came to see us, she was unhappy with her bodyweight and body shape after having kids.
Having unsuccessfully tried different diet plans on her own, she wanted to seek the help of professionals to finally get her the results she was after. Katherine is not only in the best shape of her life now, she has regained the confidence that she was lacking before and has also achieved her first chin up!
In 20 weeks, Katherine managed to lose over 10kgs and reduced her body fat by 12% all while drastically improving her fitness levels.
Lost 12.5% body fat
"Embody gym has been awesome to me. Their trainers are exceptional, the overall vibe is great, and I have had nothing but good experiences. I recommend them to my friends and family.
It was my first experience with Embody Fitness and they did not disappoint! I trained at Embody 3 times a week by joining the well worth 12 week Transformation Programme, but ended up extending for another 12 weeks. I never expected to see such great results. I first weighed 78kg and had 31% body fat, and today I weigh 59.5kg and am sitting at 12.9% body fat. I must say that I have been to many gyms and have had many trainers, but none of them gave me the body I have now.
I feel deeply indebted to Mr. Harjeet Singh, my personal trainer. He really helped me get back in shape. I feel like I am healthier and happier than I was before. He guided me all the way with instant feedback and adjustments during the workouts and with the right amount of encouragement. Most importantly, he gave me confidence, and I am extremely thankful to him for believing in me when I did not even believe in myself. This journey has been life changing!
It has been an amazing experience with an incredible trainer, and I'm very proud of what I managed to achieve at Embody. Thank you so much for all the support along the way."
Lost 18% Body fat
I started training at Embody last year, with the initial goal of losing a bit of weight and improving my
fitness, and getting my health in check. Turning 54 and working as a busy CEO in construction I had
some health scares that made me realize I needed to make a change for myself and for my family.
I had some concerns when signing up for the program but rest assured that was quickly shifted as soon
as I started seeing amazing results and being educated throughout the whole process.
Over the course of 10 months, I managed to lose over 20kg and 20 percent body fat, whilst transforming
my mindset and approach to exercise and nutrition. It has been a huge life change for me.
My journey has continued in Embody, building strength, and feeling healthier as a result.
This was thanks to my coach Harjeet, who has been excellent.
He really became a friend as well as a mentor to me. He always made sure to push me and follow up with
me throughout the last few months and this checking in and having accountability is what really helped
me keep motivated and drive me to achieve this huge change in my energy, my mood has really just
turned for the better.
I really cannot thank him enough for going out of his way to ensure I got where I needed to be.
The facility of Embody is something that I cannot give enough praise for its cleanliness, nice atmosphere,
and professionalism. David and the team really ensure that you feel a sense of being welcome, they do
an amazing job.
Anybody that wants or needs that support and guidance to change their life and get their health in check
Embody is definitely your place its value for money that you cannot price.
Reduced body fat from 35% to 14%
Lost 20kg and 21% Body Fat
I started my training program with Embody back in May 2022. I had a lot of skepticism and was pretty pessimistic about services like these because I had been trying for several months to achieve my fitness goals with no true success. I finally decided to give Embody a shot after doing research and seeing the results of previous clients. I enrolled in the 3 month program and after my initial consultation, I had a good feeling I was in the right place to achieve my fitness goals. I was assigned a personal trainer and a nutritionist who were very vital in helping me achieve my fitness goals. My trainer Ashley, was highly experienced in body transformation. He helped customized a workout regimen which pushed me every session to help reach my goals. The nutritionist John also put together a very well detailed and easy to follow nutrition plan, along with daily check ins and many others to make sure I stayed on track. At the end of my customized program, I was able to shed 15.6kg in 3 months and drop my body fat from 26.2 to 15.8. I am very happy with my results and will highly recommend this facility to anyone struggling to achieve their fitness goals because they will make sure they put you on the right path to achieve your goals. Your success is their ultimate motive and they proved that to me during my time there.
Reduced body fat from 26.2% to 15.8%