Lauren and Ben are a young, married couple that started with us at the start of July, on the ’20lbs challenge’.


There’s a link to their testimonial videos later.


Both had felt they’d let things ‘slip’ over recent years.


And weren’t happy with the way their bodies, energy levels, etc were going.


And, as many do, were finding solving that problem difficult to solve and were unsure what to do about that.


Unfortunately, to add to general stresses and strains of everyday life, Lauren’s best friend since childhood had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.


And she, very sadly, passed on a few weeks ago leaving behind a young daughter.


And a devastated Lauren.


Despite this, both Lauren and Ben were able to successfully complete the challenge, losing 21lbs and 24lbs respectively.


They’re away for a week in Wales at the moment.


A chance to rest and recover somewhat from a challenging few months.


One Tuesday Lauren posted the following comment on a Facebook picture of that morning’s session: “Day one of our holiday and I’m already missing the 7am session…what have you done to me?!”


Our reply?


“Allowed you to rediscover the real you.”


Everything Lauren needs is inside her.


Always has been.


Always will be.


All we really do at RISE is show someone the path…….


Provide them with a comfortable atmosphere to walk in…….


And support them as they walk it.




They have to walk it.


They do every single rep of every single workout.


They, ultimately, make every single decision about their food, drink, sleep, things that help with stress and so on.


And we’re super proud of Lauren being able to do that under particularly difficult circumstances.


We all have what we need inside us.


And we can all remember a time when what we needed was so easy to tap into.


But years and years of the challenges that life throws at us, make it harder and harder to access.


But, never forget, it is there 🙂




Much love,


Jon ‘No Funny’ Hall and Matt ‘Names Today’ Nicholson


P.S. No find out more link today either. It’s in the other emails if you want it. Instead here’s the link to Lauren and Ben’s testimonial videos if you want to see how they’ve done and / congratulate them 🙂

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.