Project Paul

Following the increasingly popular trend of 12 week transformations, to see what all the fuss is about our head of Personal Training Paul Swainson decides to give it a go. Follow him through his journey, as he blogs about his transformation and whether or not you can indeed fix fitness problems and produce realistic results in such a short time frame.

Shaun’s take on my transformation

Published on 01 December 2015

I’m really pleased with Paul’s progress and final results over the 3 months.

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The ‘other’ after photos…

Published on 23 November 2015

In last week’s blog I revealed that, with hindsight, I actually deviated quite a lot from my original intentions behind #ProjectPaul.

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The truth behind my body transformation

Published on 16 November 2015

So it turns out I lied.

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Published on 09 November 2015

#ProjectPaul is finally at an end. After 12 weeks, here are the before and after photos.

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Being brave

Published on 20 October 2015

2 weeks to go now and things have really ramped up for that final push. I’m aiming to strip away some more body fat to get me as lean as possible, which means early morning high intensity interval sessions before breakfast.

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Online personal training: a contradiction

Published on 12 October 2015

If you'd asked me 5 years ago what I thought of online personal training, I'd have said "it's an oxymoron".

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3 things I’ve learned as a client

Published on 28 September 2015

Paul's journey hasn't just been about seeing physical results. Here he discusses what insights he's gained in being a client, not a PT.

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Bodybuilding Shows

Published on 21 September 2015

The world of competitive bodybuilding is a niche area within the fitness arena, often controversial but nevertheless providing the inspiration for many to seek changes to their physique and health.

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#ProjectPaul: Phase 2 complete

Published on 21 September 2015

So I'm now two thirds of the way through my 12 week programme, with 4 weeks to go...

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ProjectPaul's 12-week challenge

Published on 16 September 2015

At the halfway stage of #ProjectPaul, Paul's personal trainer Shaun Estrago from Ultimate Performance gives us an overview of his approach for the 12 week programme.

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