Hey Sean Leach, here, on the left of the photo.
Back in December 2017, I decided to leave my job and become unemployed...By choice!
I was in a dead-end job, wasting my life and masking that fact with drugs and drink!
I was slowly killing myself while living an unhealthy life, both mentally and physically.
The funny thing is I have always had an interest in health & fitness...Well, more than an interest, I have studied it since I was 16!
Doing something in health & fitness was always my only option, and the only thing I am really "good" at.
Even when I was misusing drugs, I still had this interest.
I met Jade (on the right in the photo) and began to calm a little. She helped me live unemployed for six months.
So I could eventually do my Personal Trainer Course! The same 1 I have been trying to do for years...
You know when you get something and hardly do anything with it!
I saved up enough money for six months and went all in living unemployed and following my passion. While looking after our puppy at the time, Ellie.
I had no idea how to run a business, but I knew how to help people, so I got off to an ok, lucky start picking up a few clients, but it was hard the first few months to a year.
We struggled because its hard to do this gig! Becoming self-employed is tough.
Being solely responsible for your income is hard to start, but also the reason why I love it so much now.
I used to cry a lot when things were hard at the start. Debating packing in and going back to a full-time job (Only for a few minutes)
When I snapped out of it and remembered how far I had already come, I used the same drive that kept me going living unemployed and applied that to getting better...
I spent hours and hours and still do spend the hours into learning and improving how to help more people and make a more significant impact.
Things were getting better. Jade was still working in her job, also hated her Job.
In her spare time, she would help me run our first set of group classes we did at Benfield sports center.
That was the start of us becoming a double act helping hundreds since!
Week by week, Jade was hating her Job more and more. Things were going well with me in the gym, we moved to a new gym, and things were great.
They were so good Jade was able to leave her job and do the same thing I did. It was my turn to repay the favor and support her while she does her course.
In no time flat, she was in the gym with me, getting her clients and doing well very quickly.
I remember when I was in my first gym job...
I noticed and spoke to many people who had no idea what to do in the gym, so they either never went back or were hiding in classes.
Big gyms were failing people.
So we created programs to help women learn how to lift weights & lose weight in a safe environment and build confidence with their bodies and abilities.
Jade followed her passion and expertise in knowing how to tone the legs, bum & core with her unique methods to create the LBC method.
We have helped hundreds of women, and some men in the past three years achieve amazing things...
Lose weight after months of trying, build confidence for the first time in years, drop clothes sizes, lower blood pressure, come off blood pressure medication, finally be able to walk upstairs.
And do exercises they thought they would never be able to do.
But above all else, created a community where people can have fun, be themselves, and enjoy exercise.
That is what makes us most proud.
When I first started, I never would have imagined we would so help many.
Both me and Jade have become more confident as people and in our abilities because of our clients pushing us every day.
I used to be terrible at communicating with strangers, which is funny to look back on now.
Now we are into the next chapter of our journey.
We are taking our programs (and more projects to come) in our gym in Holystone when lockdown ends.
And we are helping people online so anyone can get our help from anywhere in the world.
It has been a crazy, fun, and rewarding journey that, in many ways, is just beginning.
Might see you along this journey one day :)
Sean & Jade