"My 12 week shred before my carb load. I don't know where to start hardest thing but most worth while experience, to understand the level of abuse the body and mind can take training and most importantly taking my nutrition to the next level was worth every second. @roisinod19 I love you and thanks for the support and you deserve a medal for putting up with my temperamental ass and that I made it through without being suffocated with a pillow is a miracle...fact. A big thanks to @lockgannon for my posing practice and advice in the last few weeks of prep, thanks to @haydomiata_dbdailys for taking the pictures a bit less awkward this time. @manoo_massage_beauty for keeping my body healthy so I could torture it day in day out and to @thedevilwearspriestly for the spray tan that will no doubt take a year to come off all experts at what they do but them up if you need them...you will not be disappointed...your only as great as the people you surround yourself with, a few hours I get on stage @nbfi_ireland, my first show so let's go smash it, can't wait"
"I know you probably here this alot but literally the best thing I did was go to you this year. Not just good for the body but for the mind too. You've given not just me but anyone I know that goes to you a confidence boost...another 10kg bites the dust. I did the pictures a bit different this time to see the weightloss better. And my jesus weight has been lost :) your the best person to hate for two hours a week :)"
"Have to say I'm absolutely delighted some difference in my body within just the month and it's all thanks to you I really appreciate it even though I probably gave out in every class about every workout haha but it was all worth it so thanks again"
"Started training with BU Fitness in March, 10 weeks later 2 stone down. Can't believe the result already. Can't thank Michael Barnes enough. Highly recommend him. Brilliant gym. It's hard work but worth it in the end. So bring on the next 10 weeks"
This is from one of our strength and conditioning clients. This is the perfect example of the scales don't matter in some cases. Some clients get very fixated on the scales, and if it's not moving they mustn't be getting in shape. Weight before is 67.4kg, weight after is 68.6kg... but it's gone up. The big difference is lean weight has went from 47kg to 53kg... total 6kg leaner. Body fat has dropped 8.2%. Taking a before and after picture is so important to see the actual difference. Keep up the great work, your killing it... 13 weeks in the difference.
"Results from one of our strength and conditioning clients, absolutely delighted for her :) she puts the work in everyday in and out of the gym. Keep up the great work. Roughly 13 weeks from first pic to now"
"Thanks Michael for your time and commitment in training me, it's been a tough few months but we had some craic along the way, in all the places I've been before there isn't a gym, fitness centre or club that would touch what you do at BU fitness and I'm sure the rest of the BU gang would agree, it's a top class studio with top class equipment and a top man in charge, so thanks again and I'm looking forward to getting back in there soon. I don't have a before picture to share which is a pity because it would show the type of work Michael and BU fitness do"
"Right, I'm not doing this for likes or attention, in fact I'm very nervous and regretting I hit post but f**k it. I'm doing this for anybody looking to get in shape or just generally want to feel 100% better about themselves! I urge you to get in contact with Michael Barnes at BU Fitness. The man will make you want to cry, laugh and sweat a whole lot! I can't thank him enough for what he has done for me so far, not just physically but mentally also. The above pics are a proof that healthy eating, with the occasional cheat meal and hard work in the gym really does pay off! P.S. he is a nice guy!"
"My baby weight loss journey so far... 3 months post baby Vs 9 and a half months post baby. I'm now back to my pre baby weight and feeling amazing, with the help and support of my partner and personal trainer Mick. 31kg down, now onto my next goal"
"I am actually super shocked. I didn't realise how important it is to do progress pictures... you dont realise how far you've come until you look back on photos. To be fair, when I started with Michael Barnes at BU Fitness, I couldn't even look at my reflection let alone take a picture of it. Baby weight is definitely not easy to budge... Mick says he's not a miracle worker but he's clearly doing something. I couldn't recommend him enough from the facilities, diet plans and his torture (cough), I mean coaching. Each session is enjoyable and he makes sure you get everything out of each workout. What more could you ask for really?"
"**Results from our 6 week strength and conditioning program ** Start your journey to a healthier, fitter, stronger you this year. It's not easy to change your entire lifestyle, is it supposed to be? If it doesn't challenge us, it doesn't change us. Get up, get out, get active and smash your goals"
"So Delighted with my results after 6 weeks Mick, that is all thanks to you. The crazy hard workout sessions and all your advice have really paid off. I dread going to each session but love how I feel afterwards. I feel so proud after each session because I know I have pushed myself to my limit and I know that is something I would never ever do in a gym on my own. The weekly weigh in has been the ultimate motivation for me and keeps me on track each week. I love how you allow my weekend treats and never make me feel guilty if I have had a bad week. You just tell me that "life is for living but get back on track now". I'm still not 100% happy with my body but that is due to my own body hang ups but Im so happy that it is going in the right direction. I'm super motivated to keep going now and push myself outside my comfort zones. The group sessions are just brilliant because you push yourself more than you would on your own and although I've always said I'm NOT a competitive person the group session pushes me to give it my all and the girls are just super at encouraging you to keep going when you want to give up. I cannot recommend Mick enough. He is an amazing trainer, super motivating and always gets the results"
"Teresa came to us looking to improve her health and fitness and she has went above and beyond... smashing every goal we set for her. She kills it every time she steps into the gym and sticks to her nutrition 100%"
"Thanks to BU Fitness for the time and work put into giving me the push to sort out my health and lifestyle for the better. It's tough going but when the results are showing it makes it alot easier. Great gym, very professional and friendly. Big thanks to Michael"
"I don't usually post anything like this on here but just needed to highlight the fantastic work of my buddy Michael Barnes at BU Fitness. Without his help I woudln't be where I am now... he is a fantastic trainer and has an UNREAAAL gym. I started training with Mick last June with the goal of just toning up and working on gaining some weight after I had my baby! The pic on left is 3 weeks after birth and the other is today. Very proud of my progress and extremely thankful to Mick for everything over the last 11 months. Emojis to hide my crazy post workout hair"
"Normally I don't post stuff like this but I would I like to say thanks to Michael Barnes of BU Fitness. The driving force behind my achievement of loosing 10kgs. For anyone considering a personal trainer I would highly recommend Michael.. guaranteed to help you every step of the way with training plans & nutritional advice"
"Wasn't going to put this up, but wanted to highlight the good work of my buddy Michael Barnes at BU Fitness for helping me sort my sh*t out. I know there is 101 people on here in better shape than me but I'm in better shape than the lad in the left of the photo and thats what I was going for. 10kg down, now onto the next goal"
"Yesterday I hit my 3rd goal of losing 20kgs and I couldn't be happier! It's been a long road but I couldn't have gotten this far with Michael Barnes at BU fitness. The difference from start to now is crazy and I can't wait to see what the next part of the journey takes me"
"Can I first say a big thanks to Michael Barnes for making sure none of my clothes fit anymore. I'm sorry that I never took a 'before' picture but the first 2 are from roughly 10 weeks ago when I was on holidays. I've been working with Mick for the last 10 weeks, and the results speak for themselves. In addition to losing a total of 12 kg (as of this morning), my body fat level has dropped from around 25% to somewhere between 14-15%. In addition I've lost around 5 inches off both stomach and hips, with no ill effects as regards training. My strength has actually increased over the last few weeks, and energy levels are higher then they have been for a long time. I would fully recommend mick to anyone looking to lose weight or that needs some guidence, he's always there for any questions you might have, just be aware some of the training he does is not for the faint hearted"
"Always said I would never do this but when I got to this stage I thought fuck it haha.. For years I have always thought and talked about making an effort to lose weight and get fit but would never really follow through because I was lazy and it was too much effort. I always tried to tell myself I didn't really care and it didn't really bother me and put it to the back of my mind as something for another time. Finally 3 months ago I decided enough was enough and I had to get myself sorted. Michael Barnes was recommended to me by a few people so I decided to bite the bullet and go for a consultation, to say I nearly actually died during the consultation is a complete understatement! But somehow I managed to stick with it and go back for more torture every week and am now 1.5 stone lighter and about 190% fitter than that first day haha. If anyone is thinking about trying to lose weight etc then I highly recommend this man! He made me feel comfortable from day 1 and has always believed in me even when I didn't. And when you struggle to go on he gets you through! I have never felt better and it's true that they say it's good for the mind body and soul. I feel like a different person than I was 3 months ago.. let's see how I feel in another 3 months. If I can do it anyone can"
"Right, I'm not doing this for likes or attention, in fact I'm very nervous and regretting I hit post but fuck it I'm doing this for anybody looking to get in shape or just generally feel 100% better about them selves! I urge you to get in contact with Michael Barnes at B U Fitness. The man will make you want to cry, laugh and sweat a whole lot! I can't thank him enough for what he has done for me so far, not just physically but mentally also. The below pics are a proof that healthy eating, with the occasional cheat meal and hard work in the gym really do pay off! Anyways here are the important numbers!! P.S. He is a nice guy!"
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