Coaching and support for people who struggle with weight, food & their body.
We’re so glad that you’ve landed on this page. We hope you find exactly what you’re looking for here and that you decide to join us. If, after you’ve read everything we have to say here, you decide this place isn’t for you – then we genuinely wish you the best of luck on whatever journey you are on.
Do you feel like you’re beyond help…
But still desperately want it?
Do you have a big weight loss journey you want to undertake…But you’re not sure how, or even if, you can do it?
I have always been very good at putting on an act and for most of my life I have fooled my friends and family that I was happy and confident…
Since working with you, this is becoming a real and solid reality.
If you recognise any of these feelings, we think you might be one of us.
Maybe your earliest memories are around trying to lose weight, and you’ve been a yo-yo dieter all of your life.
Maybe you lose a couple of stones, only to reach a certain point…and gradually slide back to where you started.
Maybe you regularly feel out of control around food?
It might be your main source of comfort – and punishment at exactly the same time. Your best friend and your worst enemy.
Perhaps you’re totally sick of even thinking about food, dieting or exercise.
All of these things, and many more, are totally okay.
(Yep, you read that right.)
It’s okay to have those struggles.
We promise you it’s a lot more common than you think.
I’ll go into the shop for some milk…
And before I know it, I’m back home surrounded by the wrappers from half of the contents of aisle 4.
It’s like I’m not even aware I’m doing; like I’m in a trance.
There is no judgement here. Whatever is going on in your life, you are awesome just the way you are. We really mean that.
However, we understand that right now, it may not feel that way…
But that’s totally okay too.
You’ve probably realised that you cannot hate yourself into long-lasting change…
And so a very important part of the work we do at the Studio is learning to practice what we do from a place of self-love and appreciation.
We really don’t want to sound like a self-help book here, but if somebody undertakes a big health-changing journey by way of extreme restriction and being overly hard on themselves, by being cruel to themselves and denying themselves the things they enjoy, more often than not if they get to where they wanted to be they realise that are just as unhappy as before they started.
Except now they’re a few pounds lighter.
You’ve probably done this before, but let us show you how this time can be different.
This journey will be one of building yourself up, not tearing yourself down…
This is one of the reasons why it will be the last time you ever embark on a weight loss journey again.
The first time people come to the Studio, they often feel that they are beyond help.
If this is you and this is how you feel, we want to meet you.
Let us show you how things can be different.
Alex Pearson Private Fitness Studio exists for people who feel they are beyond help, but are still willing to give it a damn good try.
This isn’t about saying that we’re all going to have washboard abs and be a size 6. It’s just about getting that little bit better every day.
We embrace the concept of practice. Because really, that’s all we ever do! We practice changing behaviours around food that
we might have carried for a very very long time.
The fact of the matter is, for most of the people who come to the Studio their journey will be a long one. We have clients fighting against obesity and mobility problems.
Whilst your results can be fast and we will never tell you that you can only lose 1lb a week, we all know that you can’t lose over a 100lbs in a few weeks. It’s going to take TIME, and the hardest part of the battle is sticking it out for the long haul, accepting that there is no magic wand…
But we will be by your side every step of the way.
If I don’t change now, it may go past the point where I’m too unhealthy to be bothered to change.Jamie M.
This is why we call ourselves coaches.
We’ve been down this road, many times, with many different people.
We are your SatNavs; you’re the one in the driver’s seat, but if you feel like you’re not sure where to go next, then we work together to get you back on the right path.
Our coaching isn’t about sets and reps and Instagram posts. It’s about guiding you through your journey so you always have a kind word and a helping hand when you need it most. It’s about being there for you when you really need us – not just during your one-to-one coaching time, but after those post-cheesecake freakouts, tough doctor’s appointments, or anything that’s made you feel like you need to talk to somebody who will understand.
This really isn’t about what types of food you eat, or whether you walk or cycle instead of driving, or take the stairs instead of the escalator (although, of course, those things can be important). It’s about supporting you now, and for the rest of your life.
Forgive us if that sounds a little crazy, but we’re not looking at where our clients are going to be in six weeks.
We care about where they’ll be in a year, five, ten, twenty years’ time. We care about how mobile you’re going to be when you’re well into claiming your pension. We care about you not having your life controlled by obesity or diabetes. We care about you being given the tools you need now, so you can live the life you want in the future.
This is why we don’t believe in four-week programmes or “transformation” packages – again, if that’s what works for you, then that’s awesome. Go do your thing!
But for us, four weeks just isn’t enough to make the necessary changes. We acknowledge and accept that lifelong change cannot happen in 28 days. The journey might be long, but that doesn’t mean that you should never begin.
How do you measure your success? We’ll leave that up to you.
For some of our people the scales help – after all seeing that you’ve lost seven stone is pretty good proof of your success! But it’s never just about the scale weight.
Maybe now you can go for walks in the countryside for a couple of hours and enjoy the beautiful world we live in, when before just getting to the end of your garden path was a struggle.
Maybe you can play with your kids or grandkids again, when before a five minute kickabout was enough to leave you out of breath on a patio chair for the rest of the afternoon.
Maybe you can get up off the floor again, when previously you dreaded dropping anything because of the struggle to get down and pick it up.
We’re not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. What you should or shouldn’t look like, or feel like, or act like. But if you’re looking for a coach, no matter where in the country your are, and have some stuff you really want to change, then we would love to hear from you.