David Raikes, from South Bank, York, took action after feeling unwell and suffering joint pain, hampering his ability to play golf. In 2023, he joined the Definition Body Coaching personal training studio in Nether Poppleton. Since then, David completed a three and a half stone weight loss transformation, winning the “best change” award as voted for by other studio members.
David said: “The biggest impact has been on my mental health and outlook. I’ve focused on my own small goals while losing weight, and I cannot believe the positive impact it has had on my life. It has increased my energy, concentration, and productivity at work.”
As a general manager in health and social care, David expressed his past unsuccessful attempts at exercise and weight loss. He added: “This time I’m winning with it, and you can too.” Definition Body Coaching co-founder Carl Ward praised David’s consistency and determination, ensuring his success in the transformation.
David is now happily back on the golf course since his successful transformation.