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"I decided to take up the coaching program as it makes total sense for the guy who knows and dissects my Bodyscan results to be tailoring and overseeing my workouts and goals.
I have found the program super-beneficial. Response time is always quick; I’m able to get answers to any queries that I have about technique or tweaks to my diet or the programme itself. In the case of my initial phase, we were able to re-adjust things where my reactions to the certain elements of the training and diet weren’t typical. I’m now eating a shedload of carbs and have maintained leanness. Result.
I’ve had online coaches before and they’ve been good, but the key factor here is that Archie knows my scan results and is able to build and track the programme directly to them.
I’m probably in the best shape I’ve ever been which is no mean feat for someone in their forties. And my diet isn’t punishment – I know how to manipulate my macros and still have loads of foods I like, including chocolate every day – I’ve found something that’s workable long-term.
For sure I would recommend the coaching to anyone looking to improve their body composition and knowledge of training and nutrition in tandem with regular scans."
"I found out about the Bodyscan Coaching with Archie after attending a DEXA scan in December 2017. I had spent the last year losing approximately 20kg and wanted to see what my levels of body fat were. Archie mentioned the coaching program to me at the time but I was confident based on my own results that I could do it by myself.
Long story short, I joined the coaching program in April 2018 after I had spent three months trying to losing fat and build muscle, only to find that I had put on both weight and fat with little muscle gain to show for it. It was at this point that I decided that I needed the expertise and knowledge of someone who had coached clients to similar results I was hoping to achieve.
Fast forward four months (August 2018), I am in the best shape I have ever been according to my wife. Personally, I feel stronger and clothes fit me much better. Friends and family have even asked what I have done to achieve this transformation.
Archie’s doesn’t just create a one-time training & nutrition programme, he continually adapts it depending on your progress towards your specific goal. What I also like about Archie’s approach is that he takes the time to explain the science behind the changes he recommends and he is incredibly quick to respond to any messages you send to him.
If you are serious about obtaining your dream physique, I would highly recommend the coaching program. It’s really affordable for the value it offers and more importantly will save you months and even years of making the same mistakes and spinning your wheels."
"When I first found about Bodyscan and I measured my body composition, I was shocked to see how poor my stats were! Although according to my BMI my weight was optimal, this was mostly due to a very low level of muscle, and my body fat percentage was much higher than what I would have imagined. I thought I had to do something about that: I had no reason not to be in shape, as a healthy young individual. Archie proposed the coaching programme as a way to help with that, through a combination of controlled dieting and weight-based training, tailor-made to my life-style and the stats from the scans. After doing some research, I thought it was worth the effort and I decided to sign up.
The style of coaching particularly suits me, as it combines a constant check-up, with the requirement of constant progress reports, with the freedom of being able to adapt my schedule to my need. An online coaching programme allows me to eat and workout freely, depending on what I want or can do on a specific day, but at the same time the weekly external monitoring motivates me to eat correctly, follow plans and workout constantly.
I also like how Archie is always willing to adapt plans to specific circumstances (for example he produces specific plans for holidays) or to my goals in a specific period (for example putting more focus on fat loss or muscle gain). His constant check-up of weight, measures and progress photos are a great motivation to stick to plans and push myself towards my goals. I also like how he promptly analyses the training videos I send him and provides feedback about my weightlifting technique.
In a bit more than one year I have significantly re-shaped my body. My weight is only slightly below it was when I started, but I am significantly more muscular and less fat.
Now I feel more confident with my body, for example I feel much better about being shirtless in public. But more importantly, this programme has changed my relationship with food and with training: I have understood the importance of eating healthily and regularly and of constantly training my body. I generally feel healthier and I can control my impulses much better, in particular in situations where it is easy to exceed! This coaching style has also enhanced my ability to work towards my goals and not to give up when I meet an obstacle. Overall I have found the coaching extremely useful."
"I have had a lifelong goal to see my abs, and despite generally having maintained what I thought was a relatively healthy lifestyle, have realistically never got close to achieving this goal. Now in my early 40s, I realised this goal was only going to get ever-increasingly difficult to hit – so I knew I had to get serious and bring in the professionals!
I originally started with my own exercise/nutrition programme combined with DEXA scans (so I could at least measure the results accurately). The DEXA results showed some progress, but I was alarmed at the rate of muscle I had lost in addition to the fat loss. I knew I had to ramp it up even further and combine the DEXA scans with the coaching programme – and I am so glad I did! It has been life-changing in so many ways! I have also learnt so much more about nutrition and exercise than I ever thought possible, and I am now closer to achieving my goal than ever before.
The best aspect about the coaching is quite literally Archie himself! The before/after photos of clients speak for themselves in many ways – but what you do not see in these photos is the change in peoples' understanding of body composition, their general mindset, and also how they feel about themselves – which are equally as important. The way Archie approaches the coaching and provides feedback is fundamental to all of this!
Archie is able to explain things in a way that makes sense and all fits together, even if you don't have lots of what I would call scientific background in exercise/nutrition. What I especially like is that Archie always explains why he is making suggestions, rather than just telling you what to do – so over the programme you end up learning a whole lot too (much more than I ever expected). I find the messaging interface invaluable – you literally have a world class coach a click away, and Archie is always quick to respond with quality advice.
And above all, it is very clear that Archie really cares about his clients and their progress – this shines through in the way he approaches everything (from the scans to the coaching), and provides an incredible amount of support and motivation – with a personal/genuine touch that is very rare to find in the hustle and bustle of today.
I feel like Benjamin Button at the moment! I have lost 10kg (that's 44%) of my total fat mass (reducing my body fat percentage from 27% to 17%) in less than 6 months! I am hopefully now just a couple of months away from finally achieving my life long goal. When I show people my before/after photos they literally cannot believe them.
I would recommend Archie’s coaching 100%! I would say you do have to be prepared to really put in the work and stick to the plan consistently, and it is most definitely not easy – but if you do, be prepared to amaze yourself with what you can achieve."