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I TRANSFORM MY CLIENTS INTO FITTER, HEALTHIER VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES, FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOME.

I HAVE THE KIT AND THE KNOWLEDGE, NOW ALL YOU NEED IS ME. . . 

MY JOURNEY

I’m Hannah and I'm the founder of Hannah Marlin Tailored Personal Training.

I’m 36 and I used to be 18 stone. 

I was depressed and comfort eating without realising it and was crippled with a silent killer. . . anxiety. I had no desire to change because I didn’t realise there was a problem. I was offered seats on transport because ‘I looked like I was about to pop’ and asked on many occasions how many months pregnant I was. I found explaining the rather embarrassing fact that I was just overweight far too horrifying to even begin to contemplate . . . I only had one more stop to go, was my way out. (Yes, I would actually step off the tube, and wait for the next one to ease the anxiety I didn’t realise I had)

On the 16th January 2016 I woke up and decided that I needed to do something. I was turning 31 in a month, and I was sick of not being comfortable in my own skin. I couldn't bare it another minute longer, so I started to research a healthy lifestyle. Not a fad diet that I couldn’t follow through with, or weight loss pills that I could buy over the counter. I needed to change my lifestyle, and I needed to commit myself to it. I created a programme, modified it every now and then, and I stuck to it like glue. 

I had my ups, and I had my downs along the way - I suffered with my mental health as a result of losing 10 stone. My mind had to play catch up on my shrinking body, but I got help and I am finally in a place where I'm happy with myself and confident (maybe a little too confident at times).

A good therapist, a healthy lifestyle and a good exercise plan are the key to my success, and I'm not ashamed to say it. 

Nearly 6 years later, I have maintained my weight loss and in the process, left my lucrative career in media, to retrain as a Personal Trainer, because I'm passionate about helping others overcome their own battles, from losing weight, to being more active and all the stages in between , . . . and that's why Hannah Marlin Tailored Personal Training was born.  My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.