Interview with Amy

OWNER & HEAD COACH 

About Amy

 “I was diagnosed with a bulging disc….”

Amy’s Journey

I’ve studied and experienced so many things, not just as an academic or at university, but as a real life body living through them. Feeling what worked, feeling what didn’t. Experiencing when it felt like someone had real value to offer and was as passionate about my genuine recovery as I was. Also experiencing when someone was just fobbing me off or withholding the real tools from me to get me to become a long term client.  

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be an expert in this? 

The best way for me to answer this is for me to tell you my story in brief. I used to work in an office, long hours at a desk and started to get back, neck, shoulder and hip pain. I ignored it for a good while, until it got worse. At its highest intensity, I was demonstrating a squat for a client (a move I repeated 1000s of times) and wasn’t sure if I was going to get back up. 

I styled it out and did get back up. The next day, I couldn’t get out of bed using my legs. I had to press myself up off a water bottle with my arms. A few days later, I was diagnosed with a bulging disc. 

To be completely honest, it felt like my life and my career was over. How could anyone take me seriously when I was ‘this badly injured’? Would I ever train like I did again? 

After a few serious talking tos, from myself and loved ones, training without touching any weights for 3 months, a load of rehab and a real change in lifestyle and mindset, the nerve pain/ sciatica which had beset me, started to fade away.  

I chose to push myself deep into all of the things that had caused first the relatively benign, yet annoying, aches and pains, and then later, the serious debilitating pain and loss of movement.  

I’ve studied and experienced so many things, not just as an academic or at university, but as a real life body living through them. Feeling what worked, feeling what didn’t. Experiencing when it felt like someone had real value to offer and was as passionate about my genuine recovery as I was. Also experiencing when someone was just fobbing me off or withholding the real tools from me to get me to become a long term client.  

I’ve built an adaptable and comprehensive box of tools that empowered me to take control of my own journey with pain.  

I know how shit it feels not to feel in control of your body. To not be able to do the things you want to do. To feel held back. Like you’re not truly reaching your fullest potential. That feeling literally kills me and it’s my life’s purpose to get you out of there.  

Since then, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who were exactly where you are now and we’ve got them to where they want to be. I’ve created The Warrior Programme®’s process to be able to repeat these results time and time again. 

Who are your clients exactly?

I work with people just like you – busy, stressed professionals who struggle to find the time and motivation to exercise consistently. Who have regular aches and pains in their back, neck, knees, hips or shoulders. They’ve been to see a physio or chiropractor in the past, but they still have the problem.  

They often feel tired and sluggish, running out of energy at 3pm and feeling like they’ve nothing left by the time Friday evening hits. They know the long hours at a desk, stress and lack of time out isn’t doing them any good. They know it’s not going to get any better if they don’t do anything about it. 

They’re in their 30s, 40s and 50s and they want to ensure they age as well as possible, getting stronger, feeling good and in control.  

How are you different from other ‘personal trainers’?

We’re different because this is what we do. We don’t do weight loss, before and afters, bikini bodies, military-style fitness, circuits, aerobics, spin or any other fitness methodology. We help people just like you and that’s it.  

We’re here to do one thing and we do it to a world class standard. 

We treat you as the individual that you are. Everything we do is completely bespoke to you. Which means you get the results that you want.  

We’re not about the ‘process’ – we’re about the results. You come to us to change things, to achieve things, not to spend time with us or to do a certain amount of exercise.  

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

We have high standards for the kinds of clients we work with and we need for you to be motivated to follow through on what we recommend to you, to ensure you get the results we can help you get.  

We work best with a driven, target-orientated personality. Someone who decides what they want, understands that they haven’t had the tools or the environment to get it yet and then goes about seeking a solution. Someone who is willing to put in the work, as long as they know it’s going to get them to what they want. 

We will expect you to put in said work. To work hard in sessions, to complete the home training plan in full, to communicate openly and honestly with us. No excuses, just a very different way of thinking and full support from us.

For what type of person is this programme NOT going to work? 

Please know we’re very selective in who we work with and we cherry-pick our clients, choosing to gently turn away people who aren’t suited for our programmes and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. It wouldn’t be fair to conduct ourselves otherwise. 

The Warrior Programme© won’t work for you if you regularly make excuses for not getting something done, or like to challenge every aspect of a process. You need to be willing to see things differently than you have to date and to challenge yourself, for us to be able to help you to get the results that you want.  

We are here to support you and help you with accountability, but you need to be self-motivated in going after what you want. If you ‘just need a kick up the bum’ or you need someone else to make you do what you say you want, our Programme isn’t for you. 

If you’re looking for ‘personal training’ by paying an hourly rate to exercise with someone, or are involved in a price comparison to see who is ‘cheapest’, it’s also very unlikely that our values will align.  

 If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll be unlikely to work well together and we wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money.

How quickly can I expect results?

This depends on where you are when you come to us and how fast you implement the recommendations that we give you.  

If you follow through on what we recommend, you will achieve what you want to. 

That said, virtually all clients see results within the first couple of months, in the form of fewer aches and pains, better posture, more consistent training and feeling stronger.

How can I guarantee myself that I will get rid of aches and pains and get stronger, in record time?

Implement our recommendations diligently and consistently. Be totally focused on following our advice and creating changes. Understand that it’s not a “quick fix,” it’s not magic and it takes up to a year for you to plant all the seeds and for those seeds to grow into the fruit that you can enjoy. All our clients who have diligently applied every step of our Programme have successfully got stronger, got rid of aches and pains and got great posture in much less time than they would have on their own.

Does this really work?

Yes! Our results come from a tried and tested formula and way of working. A process which is repeatable time and time again. See ​Client Testimonials separately.

I have a family and a busy life. Although I want to get stronger and rid of aches and pains, I don't have much time to spare. How much time do I need?

Many of our clients have jam-packed schedules and that is often why they work with us. Our objective is to help you achieve the best possible results in the lowest possible time investment. It’s not about spending hours in the gym.  

Our clients struggle to find the time to exercise alone, so it rarely happens, and they’re getting further away from where they want to be. 

If your schedule is very busy, I imagine you also don’t have time to waste. Why wait for your situation to get worse and therefore more difficult and more time-consuming to resolve? We go straight in with solutions, saving you time with experimenting and/or trying other potential solutions which end up not working for you.   

Becky Bengey had this concern before she started working with us and now she says: ‘TWP Is very accessible and so despite being busy with full time job and a toddler I can still fit in the, and find the time to do the home programI get excellent results for the time commitment ' 

We provide the plan and the structure - you follow it, it’s that simple – maximising the return on your time investment.  

What is your gym like?

We're based in our own private gym space in the centre of Bristol (right next to Temple Meads station) with easy access and parking nearby (Temple Gate or RingGo behind Temple Meads).  

We have 2 clients, 2 trainers in there at any one time.  

We’re a personal training (1-2-1) only gym and we don’t offer standalone membership. It’s truly a personal and comfortable experience, that will work well for you if you don’t like the busyness and machismo of a big gym. 

How are you dealing with COVID restrictions?

We’re a private set up with a huge amount of control over regulating our space. As far as we and our policy are concerned, we are a very safe bet in terms of COVID risks.  

All clients are briefed on a full COVID policy and we have many safeguards in place.

Can I continue working with you if we end up in another lockdown?

Absolutely. We’ve been coaching clients through lockdown online and getting fantastic results – lifetime personal bests, getting rid of aches and pains and feeling in control despite the craziness around.  

We’re geared up and ready to continue our work seamlessly.

I've got a holiday or a work trip coming up - should I wait and get in touch when I get back? 

Why delay? You're here now and we're guessing that’s because getting stronger, getting rid of aches and pains and improving your posture is important to you. 

Imagine going away and knowing that when you get back, you’re getting this sorted. That’s peace of mind, to enjoy your holiday or have a productive trip.  

Plus, we might even be able to give you some things to start making progress with while you’re away.  

I’m worried I’m not fit enough to start working with you, I don’t want to feel embarrassed if I can’t do everything you ask me to do?

We don’t have expectations of you when you arrive and we’re not here to pass judgement on where you are. Very few of our clients arrive even halfway to where they want to be.  

It’s our role to evaluate the gap between where you are now and where you want to be and take you through that process compassionately and efficiently. It doesn’t matter where you are now. All that matters is that you want better for yourself and we’re here to support you to do that.

What if I'm different and it doesn't work for me?

A lot of our clients have felt concerned about this before they’ve started working with us - they’ve tried various things, had physio, seen chiropractors, joined gyms, read books - and been disappointed. It’s very frustrating, we understand that.  

The Warrior Programme© is a tried and tested formula (both by ourselves and our clients) as the foundation and then every programme is bespoke to you and your goals. We take a formula that is proven to work and then tailor it real time to you. There isn’t room for gaps.

How long is the Programme?

We have different options depending on where you want to get to, how committed you are to those goals and how fast you want to get there.

Do you accept credit cards?

We do. Many clients use credit cards to make the investment in themselves. There are many 0% deals available, even from Paypal. 

We see the use of credit as a way to ensure you can take action and then the means to do so will fall into place.

What exactly is The Warrior Programme© and
what does it include? 

As a client, these are the fundamental things we believe you deserve and we will work with you to ensure you achieve them: 

  • To take charge of your own wellbeing, both now and in the future. 
  • To say yes to yourself, after years of saying yes only to work and family. 
  • To change your mindset with regard to time & effort spent on wellbeing.  
  • To recognise yourself as someone who goes the extra mile and stands out – an influential person in the true sense of the word.  
  • To truly write your values all over your body – hard work, discipline, ambition and investment.

You invest your time, money and effort with us to ensure you achieve these results over 12-24 months: 

  • Poor posture for 5 years plus to great posture, which you can maintain for life = increase the presence and respect you create and demand 
  • Knowledge of your body – understand what’s gone wrong to date and how you can independently put it right = control
  • Significantly reduced aches and pains – increase your focus and concentration – get more done in less time 
  • Strength – with your own body and with weights 
  • Change of habits. First you make your habits, then your habits make you. Bad habits = missing out on achieving your potential. We will ensure you form great habits 
  • Knowledge of how to train – for life.

In order to achieve these results, we follow a proven process guided by the following principles: 

  • We treat you as an individual. Everything we do is bespoke to you. We work with your goals and your lifestyle, not our agenda. We listen to you and then deliver what you want  
  • ‘Be one of the best.’ We enable you to compete with your past self, not other people 
  • Ground up. To help you move through aches and pains, we need to revisit your foundations. In following this process, we can build great posture and a strong core, which truly enables you to build full body strength  
  • Efficiency achieves excellence. We enable you to achieve the best possible results with the optimised time investment. It’s not about training every day – it’s about utilising time efficiently  
  • Tracking. Monthly updates on your progress – measured and moving forwards all the time towards where you want to be
  • Honesty, integrity, and environment. We’re driven by our values to provide you with a place where you feel supported, valued and enabled to be yourself without a filter 
  • Variety. You won’t be bored. We won’t be doing the same thing every week. We know this is important to keep you motivated.  

Amy, based on everything I’ve read and heard about The Warrior Programme©, I know I want to be a part of this. What are my options for getting started with you?  

Congratulations on making a decision for success! We’re so happy to work with you to achieve your goals!  

To get started with improving your posture, getting rid of aches and pains and getting stronger, here are the different programmes and products we’ve created for you:  

To get started with improving your posture, getting rid of aches and pains and getting stronger, here are the different programmes and products we’ve created for you:  

Gold Package

This is our deep dive option – for the person who wants to get big results and quickly. You don’t like to leave anything to chance and you want all the support and tools you need to achieve the results you want and fast.  

You’re looking for a full transformation – how you feel, how you look and how you move.  

This package includes: 

  • 72 1-2-1 coaching sessions – online or at our location in Bristol – designed to be used 12 x per month over six months  
  • Bespoke home training programme to work on in between sessions, tailored around your lifestyle 
  • Weekly email check ins with your coach  
  • Monthly email progress reports from your coach – assess your achievements every 30 days 
  • Weekly bespoke nutrition & lifestyle coaching  
  • Access to our online learning platform –resources to use to effect change from day one
  • Access to our online private client coaching group
  • Unlimited email support.

Silver Package

This is for someone who values consistency & knows they want to go on a journey to achieve all they want to.  

This is the long-term approach – ensuring you’ve got the accountability, support and structure to effect big change in your situation.

A total transformation, yet with a steadier approach, to ensure sustainability long term and to fit into your lifestyle. 

This package includes: 

  • 48 1-2-1 coaching sessions – online or at our location in Bristol – designed to be used 4 per month  
  • Bespoke home training programme to work on in between sessions, tailored around your lifestyle 
  • Weekly email check ins with your coach. 
  • Monthly email progress reports from your coach – assess your achievements every 30 days 
  • Access to our online learning platform –resources to use to effect change from day one
  • Access to our online private client coaching group
  • Unlimited email support.  

Our maintenance package – Online Warrior

This is for current Warriors – who have trained with us on one of the above two packages – to continue their work towards the results they want, with more focus on training solo. 

This package includes: 

  • 12 1-2-1 online coaching sessions – designed to be used 1 per month  
  • Bespoke home training programme to work on in between sessions, tailored around your lifestyle
  • Weekly phone check ins with your coach (15 min scheduled calls)  
  • Monthly email progress reports from your coach – assess your achievements every 30 days
  • Access to our online learning platform – resources to use to effect change from day one 
  • Access to our online private client coaching group 
  • Unlimited email support.  

What results can I expect?  

You can expect to:  

  • Get stronger – than you have ever been before 
  • Discover why you experience back, neck, knee, shoulder or hip pain 
  • Get rid of it  
  • Learn to move heavy objects with ease and control and reduce your risk of injury
  • Learn to run without pain 
  • Improve your flexibility – perhaps touch your toes for the first time ever
  • Feel more confident
  • Breathe easier
  • Get great posture – and the presence that comes with it  
  • Feel more alive and energised 
  • Concentrate and focus better 
  • Feel more in control 
  • Build a stronger core 
  • Build glutes and hamstrings that work properly for you (especially if a physio has told you that you don’t have that right now) 
  • Get leaner, lose the body fat that you want to
  • Build muscle
  • Sleep better
  • Feel less stressed and more calm 
  • Feel more powerful 
  • Improve ‘flat feet’ or flat arches – perhaps even get rid of your orthotics 
  • Create new goals for yourself continually, so you’re always improving 
  • Understand how to eat in a way that supports what you want out of yourself, without it being a headache
  • Change your mindset about yourself – achieve more in every aspect of your life 
  • Create great habits for life.  
What results can I expect? 

You can expect to:  

  • Get stronger – than you have ever been before 
  • Discover why you experience back, neck, knee, shoulder or hip pain 
  • Get rid of it
  • Learn to move heavy objects with ease and control and reduce your risk of injury
  • Learn to run without pain
  • Improve your flexibility – perhaps touch your toes for the first time ever
  • Feel more confident
  • Breathe easier 
  • Get great posture – and the presence that comes with it 
  • Feel more alive and energised
  • Concentrate and focus better
  • Feel more in control
  • Build a stronger core
  • Build glutes and hamstrings that work properly for you (especially if a physio has told you you don’t have that right now)
  • Get leaner, lose the body fat that you want to
  • Build muscle
  • Sleep better
  • Feel less stressed and more calm
  • Feel more powerful
  • Improve ‘flat feet’ or flat arches – perhaps even get rid of your orthotics 
  • Create new goals for yourself continually, so you’re always improving  
  • Understand how to eat in a way that supports what you want out of yourself, without it being a headache
  • Change your mindset about yourself – achieve more in every aspect of your life
  • Create great habits for life.  
Okay, I know which Programme I want. How do we get started?   

Great! Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action? They take educated risks, are decisive, take action, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. So, that being said, since this feels right for you, then go for it.  

Here’s what you do: email clients@thewarriorprogramme.co.uk with the subject Getting Started. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. We can’t wait to meet you in person or on the phone to get you started on your path to less aches and pains, feeling stronger and having better posture!  

If I'm not sure I'm ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it's the right solution for me? 

A way to sample The Warrior Programme© is by subscribing to our regular email newsletter. We provide proven tips and tools on training, mindset and lifestyle from The Warrior Programme©. It is a must for anyone who wants to get rid of aches and pains and get stronger. Subscribe here - http://eepurl.com/g0r8X5 

Okay, I'm ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you? 

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future. Yes, if you have a couple of questions, simply email the team at clients@thewarriorprogramme.co.uk and we’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the best for you. We can’t wait to see you succeed and are honoured to be the ones to help you. Let’s get going!