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Lean with Leanne: 8 Week Challenge

Witness the fitness! If you want to get fit and feel good, sign up with Leanne for her proven 8 Week Challenge, including a flexible mix of online weekly workouts, nutritional advice and non-judgy support.

Leanne is not your usual personal trainer and fitness instructor, apart from the fact she looks great in Lycra. Until her twenties, she was the bullied overweight girl who had a terrible relationship with food and hated exercise. But take a look at her now – she looks fit and fantastic, a walking-talking advert for her own advice.

You can read her inspirational story here, but in a nutshell after finishing uni, (she graduated with a law degree) Leanne discovered exercise, got fit and in one of those surprise life curveballs, ditched her plan to become a solicitor and made her career in fitness instead.

Fast forward to 2020, and Leanne is based at Winner 2000 in Paignton where she works as a fitness instructor and PT. Just before the first lockdown, she launched her 8 Week Challenge online and it’s already helped hundreds of local women lose weight and get fit. It caught Muddy’s eye because it’s super-flexible, with your own individual program and a private support group with other women on the Challenge, as well as weekly online advice and workouts which can all be done at home (yup, I’m already signed up to her next one).

Because of her own struggles with eating disorders as a child, Leanne is also really keen to help change your bad habits and mind-set, and has a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, Mandy Clarke, on hand to help those who need extra help with stress and comfort eating. Too many women, she says, obsess about the scales, and need educating on how much weight can fluctuate with hormones (up to 6 pounds around your period) or hate their bodies due to how its changed post-childbirth or menopause.

She’s also soon to launch her new Teen Program to help young girls be body positive and get fit too.

Need more convincing? Check out Leanne’s Facebook page for loads of inspirational before and after pics of women who’ve done the challenge, got fit and look amazing. I just love her positive, fitness-focussed message. This isn’t about losing a few pounds but continuing with the same bad habits and poor body image, with Leanne’s help this could be a permanent change for good, for a sustainable happy relationship with food, just like the one she’s created for herself.

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