Member Transformations
Some transformations from our amazing members. 💪
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Jack

This is my 8 week transformation since starting the JSA and the Vegas challenge. It’s just nice to have a group as supportive as this one, I normally try to go it myself and then stop within a few weeks as I’m not accountable to anyone. Between the two pictures there’s 12 kg in difference and 6.5 inches off my waist.

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Camila

4 weeks only cfd, no change in exercise...

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Paul

My Christmas eating spilled into the rest of the year 😂 and I was unhappy about the fat I’d pilled on. Full on dad bod! I’d been following James on Facebook for a while. I liked his no bullshit approach and plain easy to follow advice. I decided to sign up for the free trial and loved it, so I signed up for 3 months. This is my progress 7 weeks in. I’m really pleased with the difference in body shape although there isn’t a huge difference in actual weight. CFD works 😊.

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Rebecca

Top was 12 weeks and 9.2kg ago. Bottom was yesterday with a shit load of additional confidence ❤❤

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Rebecca

You know what’s nice. Not wanting to cry every time I pass a mirror naked. 8 weeks of CFD. I’ve ate Nando’s, drank beer and ate chocolate (a lot!) but I have the tools to make this work in my diet thanks to the JSA. The beauty of it all is I know I’ve just started and I’m actually excited to keep going. I’ve never had such a healthy relationship with food, gym and myself ❤

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Thomas

I loved watching the Facebook content before I joined the academy and have loved the content and support inside. I feel I have gained so much knowledge I find myself on a daily basis offering advise to people I know. I have recommended the academy to many friends which has led to two joining who absolutely love it. I have been amazed at what I have achieved in such a short space of time during the Bali challenge and I feel very proud and driven to keep going.

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Betty

Progress from March this year til now. JSA works and I'm eternally grateful :) Still goals to smash but its so encouraging to see what all my hard work has achieved so far. Consistent CFD, weight training and NEAT up where possible.

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Jonny

12 Week progress

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Beth

My challenge progress

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Claire

Challenge progress

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Bhaskar

This is the change over the last challenge!

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Andrew

This challenge was more about performance for me, I hit a target of 1.5million steps over the 12 weeks and basically maintained my body composition which is a massive thing for me as I’ve only ever yoyo’d in the past, the JSA has helped me make sense of calories and exercise and how to live a life of balance💙.

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Kate

These are my 12 week results from this challenge. 102cm lost this time round.

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Rosie

Start and finish of Bali 4...cant say it was easy but it was totally worth it. I will be signing up for the next challenge also to lose the last 5 to 7kg.

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Chris

I did a 12 week surplus after being in deficit on and off for the previous 8/9 months.

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Kate

These are my 3 challenge in pics. Jan-now. 3.5m lost

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Patricia

Beginning of Bali4 challenge to week 12. Enjoyed this challenge - lots of hurdles/obstacles but still managed to progress 🥰💪🏻

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Zoe

2 lbs and 21 inches gone 💪🏻 can’t wait for the next Challenge!

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Richard

Challenge progress

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Sophie

Started with a waist of 113cm and finished on 95cm. Mentally so much stronger. Smashed my goal of getting to a size 12. Smashed another goal of felling confident walking into a bar which I proved to myself at James’s talk in October 🌟

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Lisa

My challenge progress

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Claire

The challenge was exactly the push to get started that I needed. It kept me accountable every week and feeling like your part of a group, all striving to reach goals, really helped me stay motivated

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Sarah

Amazing results everyone! So happy to have been part of this! 💪❤️🔥

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Lorna

This challenge was exactly what I needed to keep myself accountable. Not only did I achieve my long-term goal of being at a healthy weight, I learned so much along the way about training and nutrition from the trainer's at JSA. Bring on the next challenge 😎👊🏼

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Caroline

This is me in January (left) I was 12 months post partum after having my 2nd baby. I felt fat, frumpy and mumsie. All feelings I didnt want. The Bali challenge was the best thing for me. I'm fitter, stronger and leaner. It definitely helps with rugby! I cant wait for the next challenge and to build a shit load of muscle 😁

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Karin

Start of Bali 4 July vs Nov. lost 27 inches and 9kgs. Biggest change was mindset it’s all clicked, good habits made and it fits my lifestyle. Looking forward to seeing what’s possible In the next challenge

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Jennifer

I had already lost a decent amount of body fat prior to the 12 week challenge starting, so my focus was gaining strength / muscle, I was stuck in a constant cycle (on / off different diets) trying to get my pre pregnancy body back, I didn’t have access to a gym so followed purely the home workout plan and CFD approach. Very pleased with my results and the knowledge I gained along the way, I didn’t find my pre pregnancy body ... I made a better one.

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Laura

This is my transformation in the 12 weeks

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Claire

The kickstart I needed ❤️

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Christie

I managed to shift another 16lbs on this challenge which takes my total loss to 90lbs 🤩 hoping to reach my 100lb goal for the end of the year 💪 Have been working on my strength in the gym too and can now squat and deadlift 100% of my body weight for 10 reps 😎 Happy for you guys to use!

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Marie

Bali 4 Retreat. 1 dress size.

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Bon

This was beginning to end of Bali 4. Bali 4 was all about shifting my mindset from being weight/size focussed to being happy and strong. My goal was to hit a 120kg 1RM on deadlift and I managed to lift it twice instead. For me being part of JSA and taking part in the challenges has been about undoing years of misinformation and gaining strength of both body and mind to actually just be happy in my body day to day instead of striving for a goal I may never reach. I started JSA in February, a very heavy 23 stone woman who desperately wanted to run like everyone else, weigh 10 stone and be a size 10 and wanted to fit in, but also a woman who was struggling to find herself in life having been unable to have children. As we come to the end of 2019 I no longer am worried about what I weigh because I have the knowledge and mindset to continue to chip away at that in a sustainable manner, and I am now a Strong Woman athlete 😲.

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Louise

Top is the beginning, then at the beach during a 3 week holiday in America, bottom is the end of the challenge. I look relatively the same, that’s my win as usually I gain about 1.5stone when I go over and then spiral out of control. I think I’ve found the balance at last. 🎯 Smashed well over my 1 million step target 🎯 Well done everyone, finishing the challenge is no easy thing!

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Julie

My challenge pic. 12" down, 19lb lost, moved house, quit job and made my health a priority. Building some new habits for life and totally loving the gym.

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Dom

Start of the year compared to yesterday, although I’ve barely tracked anything for the last 4 months I’ve just been a bit more sensible with my choices, basically not eating 5 takeaways a week, I’ve probably put back on about 7 pounds from my lightest I’ve been this year but I’ve had a belting summer so I’m not assed in the slightest. I’m more educated in nutrition than I was a year ago, I’m healthier than I was a year ago and my nose is still the same size as it was a year ago 🤥 I’m 10x happier than I was a year ago 👍🏼

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Blair

Blast from the past

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Louise

Pre and post Bali 4. Down 2 dress sizes and up a load of self confidence and discipline! 🙂 💪

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Lauren

The challenge was absolutely amazing for me; my goal was to lose the last 20 pounds needed to hit a total loss of 100 pounds over the past year. And I’m happy to say, I lost 22lbs in the Bali4 challenge- 102lbs in total ❤️I could write a novel here but I’ll just say that this has changed my life. I’m so glad I invested in myself, and I’m so grateful to have found JSA/you all!!!! I may post a few pics because I can’t decide my favorite, and I hope they encourage anyone just starting out- if I can do it, anyone can, I swear!

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Helen

October 2018 starting with JSA to end of this Bali challenge ☺️ a much better relationship with food and exercise and overall mindset improvement.

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Christina

My Bali4.0 challenge. I wanted to do Tough Mudder (mental challenge, I have really bad anxiety and it was stopping me joining in with fun things) and I wanted to lose 10cm off my waste and try and ignore the number on the scales. I completed TM with JSMA I'd never met before, I lost 11cm, gained a shit load of confidence, fell in love with my body, STAYED EXACTLY THE SAME ON THE SCALES but I honestly don't give a shit. I love the new me 😁

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Simon

It’s been a fantastic 18 months within the JSA. After decades battling my weight I now find myself in a position that I’m fully in control of what happens. This can all be attributed to 3 simple words Calorie Fucking Deficit.

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Mark

Before and after. The main thing is I didn’t starve for 12 weeks and have no fun. I enjoyed life and food at the same time. 7kg lost and 24cm total loss from a combination of chest, waist and hips.

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Lyndsey

Bali 4.0 week 1 or 2 versus week 12! My first challenge and I loved it. I loved having structure and discipline. As a trainer to new mams myself, I find it very hard to admit I need help myself when my schedule gets too hectic. The accountability worked wonders for me!!!

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Andy

Start to finish Even covered two holidays abroad and kept the cals in check... challenge wasn’t easy but it was worth it

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Erik

I lost 5.9kg during the challenge and my goal was only to lose 5! Of course you can use any picture from me 😊

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Stacy

18 months in the academy, 3rd Challenge completed, only 3lbs difference and 23cm off. Weight stayed stable for 11 weeks not moving at all! 3lbs came off in week 12! 😂 Great challenge , lots of strength & mindset goals smashed too ☺️

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Aine

Bali 4: week 1 to week 12

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Amanda

My 2nd challenge since joining Jsa. Consistency was always key for me. 55” overall since joining jsa and 3stone in scales weight. But lots of non scale victory’s. Completely different mindset about food and eat whatever I want within cfd. No longer have guilt for eating.

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Kirsty

8.3kg lost this challenge, and 19.3kg lost since joining JSA in April this year, and have went from a size 14 to an 8. Never been happier, and this is the fittest and healthiest I’ve felt since I was my teens..thanks JSA! 🙌

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Kelli

Was totally rapt with the difference I managed to achieve in 12 weeks, but most importantly how simple the process was with it being broken down so easily thanks to JSA! Even better that I managed to do it all without giving up whiskey, my social life or the food that I enjoy!! I’m now the smallest, fittest and lightest I’ve been in my adult life!! Can’t thank JSA enough!!

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Amanda

This was my first JSA Challenge. I’d lost 30lbs already this year when I joined and I was looking for a new challenge that helped me focus on recomping and getting stronger. Left is January 2019, middle is the start of the challenge and right is my final results. During the challenge I worked on maintenance calories and dropped 3 inches off my waist, 2 inches from hips and chest and lost 2kg.

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Jo

Bali 4 start to finish ❤️

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Jane

Easily the best decision of my life to join the JSA. Jan 2019 - Start of Nov 2019. It's so much more than just getting fitter and healthier. This community is amongst the most supportive extended family I've ever come across. The other best thing is having the tools to implement whatever we need, when we need - yet appreciating the fun things in life too. The year before, I was a shell of myself after some intense back to back bereavements of my family - the JSA has helped me find "me" again, as cliche as that sounds. Nothing but love for the team and JSA Family. 💖

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Bella

Challenge progress

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Ann-Marie

Slightly different camera angle but definitely a change. Plus my mindset and training regime have improved massively. Couldn’t thank the JSA bunch enough for their tips and support on the app. My attitude towards my reflection and my self worth have hugely improved 💕💕

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Ruthie

This was my 6th JSA challenge! It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride & I’m still on it! I never wanted the traditional things like a six pack, I just wanted to feel free and change myself but didn’t know how. I wanted to laugh again and be myself. I’ve had all of that and more! It’s been really hard but also a lot of fun. I also got a six pack at times and didn’t know what the fuss was all about. What I have achieved mentally completely outweighs any muscles! (Ok it Makes you feel god damn sexy though 😍 so that was cool - but it wears off so don’t get caught up on aesthetic goals they mean eff all after a few weeks). Each challenge has presented new challenges in mind and body where I’ve had to really push myself. I would not have achieved what I have without these time frames and challenges and what I have achieved has way surpassed what I could have ever imagined. And it doesn’t end, it never does. I’m a constant work in progress, every day is a school day. Anyway, I could write a book about JSA so I’m going now, bye! 💜💋

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Nicola

This is since following JSA in Jan 19 and inconsistent calorie deficit, consistent weight training and consistent running.

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Caroline

Loved my 1st challenge, signing up for the next. Lost 8kg and 20 inches (had a goal of 10 inches) felt amazing recently one night out, like literally loved all the pics I saw of me - never happened before ! 😀😀

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Jay

Beginning, middle, and end of Vegas challenge. 4kgs and 105cm down. Life changing! <3

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Francine

First pic - January before the Bali challenge Second pic - start of Vegas challenge Last pic end of Vegas challenge. What a crazy 9 months it has been thank you so much JSA

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Rebecca

Top was 12 weeks and 9.2kg ago. Bottom was yesterday with a shit load of additional confidence ❤️❤️

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Sophie-Louise

Can’t wait! 😊 Bring on Fiji!!! X Left - 2 weeks before Vegas Challenge, Right - Last night :) No pants pics here for me just yet!

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Jonathan

12 weeks difference 16 stone 8lbs down to 15 stone 11lbs. New confidence, new friends, finally enjoying my journey and doing it the way I want to do it. I highly recommend JSA to everyone! If it’s not for the help from James and The Coaches, it’s the family of JSA members you get that comes with it!

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Anjuli

I’ve certainly not stopped myself having fun and #allthegin this summer and still dropped 2 dress sizes and gained shed loads of strength and booty 😉

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Annika

Before and after

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Phil

12 weeks progress, and although not trained as much as I would have liked, and school holidays didn’t help, still fairly happy. Total of 10 inches off from waist/hips/chest/thigh and 19lbs down from starting weight.

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Karen

Thank you JSA! I love you hard for what you’ve helped me do!

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Jack

Challenge progress

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Kelly

From joining (in Feb) to now - how chubby was my face?! 😱 Clearly still haven’t sorted out my hair 😂

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Jonah

12 weeks exactly, Vegas challenge start to finish. I'll add my flexing final pose after this collage in case you want to use that too as my final. So proud of what I was able to accomplish thanks to this challenge

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Jo

So happy with the results I have achieved with JSA. To be able to achieve results and enjoy exercise which also compliments my lifestyle so I don’t feel I’m making a sacrifice is second to none! These photos show the results after 3 JSA challenges. I am so so happy 😁

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Monika

If I had told myself before the challenge that I could lose 44.5 inches in 12 weeks by continuing to eat what I’d like and still enjoying the odd drink then I would’ve never believed myself but here I am! The challenge while I focussed on the aesthetic and inches lost I grew as a person and mentally became stronger. Found a new love for running, didn’t beat myself up when I couldn’t get to the gym and have the tools I need to continue making progress 💪🏻

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Claire

I couldn’t be happier with my results. I’ve completed 2 challenges since joining JSA, dropping 70cm in 7 months. By balancing my calories, keeping my NEAT high, and following the coaches programmes whilst training at home, I’m the fittest I’ve ever been.

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Lala

IT'S BEEN a great way to stay motivated and although my changes have been small compared to some of the others, I feel great... I know my clothes are fitting better and I feel healthy.

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Beth

Very pleased with my results, I've avoided the scale as losing the weight wasn't my priority but I can clearly see a great change and I feel much more confident naked 👍🏼🤣🤣 so ridiculously happy with how my butt looks now too! Can't wait to keep up the training 💪🏼

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Chloe

This challenge has by far been one of the best things I’ve ever entered. I’ve proved to myself that no matter what life throws at you, if you want something enough you can do absolutely anything when you put your mind to it. Since I’ve seen the positive changes in my body, I have a much healthier PMA and everything else around me seems to be falling into place. Thanks to all the trainers on the JSA chat for helping me and giving me the boosts when I needed them the most!! 💪🏼

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Katie

I have never had such amazing progress, that I was able to maintain for the entire challenge, smashed my strength goals and am no longer controlled by a sugar/chocolate addiction - I love the trainers and all the support I have received made the challenge so easy to complete.

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Amy

This was my first JSA challenge. It was also the first challenge or plan/routine that I have ever finished. I have a long way to go but the growth and change I see not just in my body but in my heart and mind is incredible. So excited to continue to do this for myself and see what I can accomplish!

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Renee

Totally ecstatic with my results. It’s amazing what u can achieve in 12 weeks with planning and focus! I lost 6 inches off my waist!

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Patricia

This has been my third challenge and for the first time in a VERY long time my goal wasn’t weight loss; my goal was to run a sub 30min 5km and I smashed it! With both weight training (at home) and running, I’ve progressed significantly with my strength and speed! Absolutely delighted with how this challenge has gone 🥰🏋🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Kate

4 challenges in, over 4 metres gone. The JSA has changed so much more than my physical appearance, the mental changes are even more dramatic.

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Louise

I’m a total tit and didn’t upload my last lot of photos in time 🤦🏼‍♀️. Not much change for me but I have 100% found my happy place. I’ve got the balance of food, exercise and living life working in perfect harmony. 🙂

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Katy

First challenge I've completed, feeling so much better, mentally and physically ❤

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Kaylz

Start to end! Amazingly happy with my results from my first ever challenge, goal achieved and more! Unfortunately I fractured a rib half way through the challenge and was convinced all progress was lost, but kept going and doing as much as I could. NEATUP and CFD became my life. So so pleased I decided to take part and will be taking part in future challenges 😊

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Guorun

Start to end! Amazingly happy with my results from my first ever challenge, goal achieved and more! Unfortunately I fractured a rib half way through the challenge and was convinced all progress was lost, but kept going and doing as much as I could. NEATUP and CFD became my life. So so pleased I decided to take part and will be taking part in future challenges 😊

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Linda

Start to end! Amazingly happy with my results from my first ever challenge, goal achieved and more! Unfortunately I fractured a rib half way through the challenge and was convinced all progress was lost, but kept going and doing as much as I could. NEATUP and CFD became my life. So so pleased I decided to take part and will be taking part in future challenges 😊

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David

From Boardies to Budgys ... 2 challenges down in 2018/2019 .. not only a physical change but a change in mindset towards training, nutrition & mental health

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Britt

This was my First challenge and it has been the best decision I have made. I will continue with the personalised programs feature of the academy, they are an absolute game changer! This challenge has truly given me so much more than physical changes. I have gained back so many aspects of my life I lost due to trauma. I cant thank the JSA enough! Xx

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Bridget

I've done a few challenges in the past but this one has helped me the most, gave me a really goal and purpose in life these past 12 weeks and something else to focus on apart from being a wife and mother!!

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Kay

This was my First challenge and it has been the best decision I have made. I will continue with the personalised programs feature of the academy, they are an absolute game changer! This challenge has truly given me so much more than physical changes. I have gained back so many aspects of my life I lost due to trauma. I cant thank the JSA enough! Xx

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Emily

This was my First challenge and it has been the best decision I have made. I will continue with the personalised programs feature of the academy, they are an absolute game changer! This challenge has truly given me so much more than physical changes. I have gained back so many aspects of my life I lost due to trauma. I cant thank the JSA enough! Xx

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Megan

This was my first challenge. My scales didn't budge at all, but I lost 4 inches from my waist. I am learning and growing, so I know I'm on the right path.

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Laura

This was my first challenge. My scales didn't budge at all, but I lost 4 inches from my waist. I am learning and growing, so I know I'm on the right path.

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Sarah

Loving the changes so far! Can’t wait to see where I get to on the next challenge!

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Janine

Yes you can see physical changes BUT what you can’t see are the important ones. Mindset - finally I love who I am 🥰

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Stephanie

Joining JSA gave me more knowledge than I thought possible and a whole new outlook on health, fitness and wellbeing! Thank you to James, the coaches and the JSA members! 🖤

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Scott

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm

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Raymond

The first change has to be from within. After that, the possibilities are endless

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Tracey

Don't wait, the time will never be 'just right', start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along- George Herbert

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Jillian

The strongest factor for success is self-esteem. Believing you can do it. Believing you will do it, and believing you deserve it.

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Paddy

It takes a village (or a James Smith Academy) Didn’t think I would ever have the motivation to get back into shape again, and couldn’t have done it without the JSA Community

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Lauren

When you jump into a challenge with little to no control over what’s going on in your life, you may actually surprise yourself by what you are able to achieve.

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Kirst

Big thanks to the legends at JSA - 12 weeks and I got my mojo back;)

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Emma

JSA is not just a group but a family. Having the support of like minded people to pick you up when you're struggling is probably the most powerful tool you can have. After 8 years of trying to lose weight I am finally at my goal weight. Remember slow and steady wins the race and consistency is key.

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Laura

Fad diet after fad diet and my body would always bounce back after losing weight... finally a sustainable lifestyle change that has changed my body and relationship with food for the better!

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Georgina

Time to stop doubting and start believing

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Elana

Empowered people, empower people. That shit is contagious. It's easy to achieve when you have a an army of people behind you willing to raise you up.

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Shauna

Be patient and trust the process

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Becky

7 JSA challenge attempts and I’ve finally reached my goal and completed one and i’m so so proud of my results! If you think you can’t do it, you fail a few times, don’t give up, persevere because you’ll get there in the end!

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Natalie

I’ve had better results in these 12 weeks than I did in 40 weeks. Thank you JSA for making me accountable.

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Katie

Joining the JSA & doing the challenge has empowered me in so many ways - I cannot thank James & his academy enough for that!

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Nikki

Flexibility is key to continuity for me. 5kg down while still having two takeaways a week, I’ve created some life changing habits! Thank you to James, the team and the JSA community for giving me the tools to do so.

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Bronwyn

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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Felicia

Been trying for years to get these kind of results and it now took 12 weeks!! While still eating pasta, pizza, chocolate and everything that I love! Still can’t believe it. Thank you JSA❤️

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Halima

JSA has completely transformed my life. I didn’t think I’d ever be where I am today and JSA workouts, CFD methodology and the community has given me a new found sustainable happiness I was after for years.

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Gemma

These pics don’t reflect the full progress I’ve made in this last challenge. Stronger, healthier, happier. I trusted the process and now the process is my normality! The JSA Academy gave me the tools and confidence to lead a balanced lifestyle and I can’t thank the team enough for their constant support and encouragement.

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Sean

So for 12 weeks I put pictures of myself in my pants every Sunday and some unknown randoms say '🔥' or 'well done' and because of that I knocked over 5 mins off my 5k time and can do 9 unassisted pull-ups

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Hannah

Signing up to the challenge has been the best decision I've ever made for myself. So proud of my results ♡♡

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Elena

Mine is a Welsh one ‘dyfal donc a dyr y garreg’ roughly translated as ‘keep chipping at that stone and it will break’ 😊

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Dan

It doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to be horrible. You don’t have to eat salad and water and nothing else. Learn the principle, use all of the diets or none of the diets, use whatever works best for you and you achieve your goals.

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Pip

Calorie 👏 Fucking 👏 Deficit 👏

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Clara

This challenge has taught me so much about my strength, both physically but also mentally, with everything falling to pieces around us being able to stick to the challenge and learn to not beat myself up about food and training. I cannot thank the JSA enough for helping me grow as a person, and allow me to have enough strength to support myself and my friends and family ❤️

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Sharon

This isn't a 12 week transformation. It took me a few years and a few challenges to fully click with everything I was learning. I never thought I would get it but I never stopped trying. Finally for this challenge my previous failings helped me through to the end. Being able to take on board all the knowledge, guidance and support from the Trainers and the community I was able to finish. You will fall down, but the JSA will always help pick you back up. The most important thing I have learnt from my experience here is this: Consistency, not perfection.

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Sharon

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the challenge. Here's to continuing on a much healthier journey!

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Claire

This has made me realise consistency is key, I can manage without a gym and also I love my body for how it looks and what it does which was my main challenge goal! I am proud of what I have done during this time and love myself more than I have ever done. Been doing this since 2017 and goes to show it is a a long haul game not short term!

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Monika

A year later of following CFD I am so proud of the changes I’ve made while still being able to enjoy life and my favourite foods. No longer dieting and feeling the need to restrict foods I’m simply enjoying my new lifestyle. May 2019>June 2020 💚

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Carly

My motto of this challenge became adapt and overcome. I’m so happy with my results and managed to smash my goals even though for 10 weeks of the challenge we were in full lockdown in Spain unable to go outside except to buy food.

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Sharon

5 challenges in and I continue to surprise myself with the benefits of consistency ❤️❤️. JSA has changed my life - my identity has adapted to become an active person who understands and more importantly can implement energy balance to fit in with my lifestyle. I’m never going back! Progress over 5 challenges also below.

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Kelly

Can't believe that it's as simple as calorie deficit! I've tried so many fad diets and they make you think there's some secret you don't know, then you get so confused and led to believe that there's something else out there you're missing...when it simply comes down to being in a calorie deficit. While watching my portions, or saving some of my calories for the weekend (virtual wine nights ftw), and being consistent, I can still eat a lot of my favorite foods and lose weight! (Week 0 ➡️ Week 12)

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Gemma

This challenge is exactly what I've needed during this weird weird time!! Super proud I've managed to stick to it through this 💪💃 my goal was to lose 10cm from my hips to get into my UK size 14 work trousers, which I proudly wore comfortably last week after losing 10.5cm. Bring on the next challenge 💪

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Bri

A non-transformation, at least physically. Life happens. No matter how much you plan, how much you hope, what processes you have in place, sometimes life just happens. In this case, a global pandemic that resulted in social distancing, gyms closing, being stood down, and shortages in toilet paper. In other words, unplanned, unforeseen and unprecedented events aka life. You roll with it. For me, that meant changing my goals to a maintenance-focus through consistency, looking after my mental health and just not completely backsliding with health and nutrition and strength. I’m now back at work and my jeans still fit and I can still lift full beer kegs so I think that’s a win! It’s been a great 12 weeks of rollercoaster good and bad times but also of learning and re-evaluation. I’m pretty excited for what’s next: one last challenge for old time’s sake focusing on strength goals, and growing my own personal knowledge in fitness and personal training! A big congratulations to everyone who partook in the Challenge. To the phenomenal team with JSA: Thank you xx

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Kay

Lockdown gave me the chance to focus 100% on the challenge and my fitness.

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Chris

This is my second challenge and what a challenge it was! The coaches/trainers on the chat are brilliant. Having all of your knowledge on using the equipment I have available at home to train was a game changer. I'll definitely be using the techniques in gyms (when they reopen) as well as home workouts in the future. Thank you!

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Kirsten

This is my second challenge and what a challenge it was! The coaches/trainers on the chat are brilliant. Having all of your knowledge on using the equipment I have available at home to train was a game changer. I'll definitely be using the techniques in gyms (when they reopen) as well as home workouts in the future. Thank you!

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Claudia

Best experience of my life! Learnt so much about nutrition and training and now I feel like I have enough information to keep it up and get stronger 💪 thank you 🙏

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Jill

For me the biggest win of the challenge was realising how quickly I can get "back on track" compared to before I joined JSA. I really struggled the first 6 weeks or so of lockdown, didnt work out and ate all around me but was able to get back on track a lot easier than I would have ever before. Ive learned so much over the last few challenges! Overall for the challenge there wasnt much of a change in pics and measurements when you compare week 1 and week 12 but there was definite progress throughout the challenge!

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Shanna

I am so proud that I pushed myself to complete this challenge. I feel amazing and am so happy to be in the jeans!

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Lewis

Results from previous challenges where I focussed on weight loss! Proves that this works ☺️

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Chloe-Ann

This was my first Challenge, I was totally ready for it, after having my baby in October I felt like I’d given myself plenty of time off too-then the gyms closed!with lots of friends helping me out with odd bits of equipment and a very supportive husband it soon didn’t matter! I had lots of good weeks and A few where I couldn’t motivate myself- My weakness if Definitely alcohol. I Feel Stronger Mentally and Physically and Even with just a small difference it’s given me the motivation to go forward!

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Mary

My goal for this challenge was simply to be consistent with 4 workouts/week. I learned so much in 12 weeks with the help of the coaches. For me the challenge was a mental one to get myself back on track and I feel like at the end I am better than I ever was. The physical changes I didnt think about much but am delighted with the results and will definitely be keeping it all up!

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Karen

For me the goal of this challenge was a step one -aiming to do 1 million steps. I actually did 1,125,007! Focusing on steps really helped me stop obsessing over a meaningless number on the scales. The byproduct was that I lost 93 cm, 21lbs but without doubt the biggest improvement was with my mindset. I feel much more relaxed about all this now knowing that I can fully trust the process. For once in my life I actually feel proud of myself given that this challenge was done during lockdown when stress in my job really ramped up and nutrition and workouts could’ve gone either way. I’m so glad that I dug in and made sure it went the right way. This challenge is a springboard into the future as there is plenty still left to do but I’m excited for where I’m heading next. 😊❤️ thanks to all the coaches for their support and input

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Lauren

Two years ago, I was pre diabetic, depressed, and in pain. I used my life stressors - a special needs son, my ending marriage, my unhappy relationship with my self image, work instability- to fall into a cycle of comfort food and limited activity. I had a bariatric surgeon tell me “you’ll never take off the weight yourself.” Well screw that! I’ve lost 100lbs in total (25lbs in the last challenge); I have loose skin, and stretch marks, and wobbly bits that jiggle when I dance way too much. But I also have a healthy and thriving son, a healthy relationship with my body, and a solid job I’ve loved for a year; none of that could have happened with the unhealthy body AND mind I had. I’ve read 20+ books this challenge that helped my energy work, and really kept my progress on track- I learned just as much mentally as I did physically. If you’ve ever considered doing it- just go for it. You have everything you need in this amazing community!

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Ali

You can't see my main transformation as it was my mental health that had the biggest change. Feel stronger in all manner of the words, physically, mentally and emotionally

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Helen

My goal was set personally to get me out of a rut that I’d fallen into... I’d slowly slipped back into old ways and this challenge saved me at the right time. I need something to help myself and this was perfect. I wouldn’t usually chose weight as goal, I know how hard it can be to hit or how disappointing it can be if you don’t reach the numbers - despite losing inches & seeing a difference in clothes sizes changing. At first I couldn’t see changes & as the weeks were going along, I started to get disheartened with myself... but then I got my head in the game, found the fight I was looking for and ended up loosing 16lb out of my original 14lb goal 🙌🏼😁

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Michael

Challenge goal - lose 10kg. I lost 10.3kg in total and smashed some PB’s along the way. Looking forward to the next challenge which will be a maintenance & strength based challenge.

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Mike

Overall my challenge goals were to: 1. Lose 24 pounds (I managed to lose 26 overall in the end 😃). 2. Finish the challenge as have entered every challenge and am delighted this is the first challenge I have completed. 3. By the end of the challenge be able to walk from my flat, round the local field and back to my flat (1.5 miles). I completed this a week before the end of the challenge, 12 weeks ago I couldn’t even walk up and down my flat stairs due to my size, immobility and joint pain so was very proud of completing this goal. 4. To read/watch videos every day that help me towards my goals. This I completed too with a minimum of 15-30 mins a day reading or watching videos.. It was great to see aswell as the loss on the scales the changes in my body on the progress pics. My goal all long was for this challenge to give me the spring board to help start and then after to help continue my weight loss journey to lose 200 pounds overall 😃.

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Jeanette

Two years ago I was diagnosed pre-diabetic and my cholesterol was to high. I was feeling really low but I made my self a promise: When I turn 50 in 2021 I want to be fit for the first time in my life - and my journey began. It's been up and down but now my total weightlos is now -42 kg and no more diabetes, no high cholesterol and no more medication! This has been my first challenge and it has helped me keep focus on my end goal 🙂 I've reached my challenge goals! -35 cm (goal -25 cm), -7 kg (goal -6 kg), 14.500 steps a day (goal 12.000 steps). Thank you to the coaches for their kind support and input!

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Rachael

This was my first ever JSA challenge and I am now 16lbs lighter. Originally, I was so nervous to take my first set of photos and the only way I got myself to do so is by thinking “this is the last time you will ever look like this” and I was right. The feeling I feel today after looking at my own progress is more than I ever imagined it would be. I honestly can’t thank this amazing community enough for the support they have given me along the way, it is so lovely to feel part of such a friendly, yet determined group of people!

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Kale

Hey guys, This challenge was amazing for me Massive change in mindset and composition. Feeling so positive with where I am at My main challenge goal I failed an I love it I wanted to lose 15kg but only lost 3 an I feel fucking amazing with how my composition changed with my training. Also smashed my step goal to pieces hitting 1.3million in 12 weeks my aim was the million. Pursued my passions an began studying cert 4 in nutrition. Onwards and upwards!! Wish everyone the best An proud of everyone

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Natalie

Start of 12 week challenge goal was to get from 135lb to 125 lb .. down to 120 in the 12 weeks .. And overall down from 143lb which i was in Jan:)

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Janine

💕 So this is my 2 nd challenge. This one I had a strength goal. I wanted to hit 5 unassisted pull-ups in a row. So I hit that around week 9? Which is huge considering I’ve had major R shoulder surgery and R elbow surgery and my L elbow is now comprised. Anyway I’m now doing 5 reps for sets. Onwards and upwards. Loving the upper muscle definition 🥰

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Emily

Main goal was to get back into a routine after losing my mojo and gaining 5kgs above my comfortable weight, while also building strength that would compliment my running. Weight: 65kgs ⬇️ 58kgs Arm: 26cm ⬇️ 25cm Chest: 73cm ⬇️ 67cm Waist: 66cm ⬇️ 63cm Hips: 87cm ⬇️ 77cm Thigh: 56cm ⬇️ 54cm Calf: 33cm ➡️ 33cm Total cm lost: 22cm

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Amanda

Thinking I'd nothing to lose, 🤪, i choose a step goal for this challenge. For some mad reason I picked 2.5 million as a target, well why not lol 🤣. The support during this challange was amazing from everyone, think Covid has brought us all together! I managed to hit target with 24hrs to spare, lost 10lb & 23cm!! Walking & cfd is so underrated. So pleased i pushed myself to do this, 'you only get out what you put in xxx'

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Stewart

I quickly realised this challenge would be a stepping stone to the next challenge. I got the results I wanted without restricting my lifestyle and I have made a lot of friends through the community. Roll on the next challenge

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Kylie

I've learnt that I'm in charge of my own happiness and only I can make the changes that I needed to see the results. I've fallen back in love with being outside, walking and lifting heavy shit at the gym. I'm happier, stronger with a ton of new confidence and I'm damn proud of myself! Goal was 30cm all over, lost 83cm

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Debbie

My first ever personal challenge and I loved it. I’d been in the team walking challenges for May and June and thought I’d start with that especially as I’m homeworking and our gym was shut. I aimed for 1.5million and finished on over 2 m! Thanks in part to my dogs and my friends. I stuck to a weekly cfd and did my 4 home workouts outs set by the PTs and their check ins were so supportive. Never thought I’d drop 81cm or lose a stone I didn’t check either throughout as I wanted to save that till the end and I’ve been disheartened for years on the scales. This is just the start for me I’ll Definately be in the next challenge

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Tanya

Going straight into the next challenge. Proud of my consistency, 3 work outs a week. Size 16 to size 12 waist. Great support from the online coaches got me here as I had a few hurdles on the way. This is my lifestyle now 🤗 so glad I was brave and went for it!

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Becki

My challenge goals were to lose 25cm (my goal for the app) and to fit into these size 14 jeans, I managed to lose 27cm, fit in the jeans comfortably yet also the challenge had had a massive positive effect on my self esteem, relationship with food and exercise and confidence, I feel like a new person and Im so grateful x

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Kirsten

Goal was 2 inches off the waist and I lost 10inches all over .... PCOS /5 children and C sections, so this journey was about finding a CFD that works , consistently training and learning to be happy in my own skin ♥️ overwhelmed and over the moon with the results

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Hana

Progress not Perfection 💪🌈

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Pamela

The biggest difference - my smile and my attitude! The best decision I ever made joining the academy and this latest challenge through lockdown reignited my drive to care for myself.

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Lisa

This was my first challenge and I found myself going through cycles of motivation and exhaustion but I quickly learnt that consistency is key. With a little planning and preparation you can get through the days where you feel less motivated. I am keen to get started on the next challenge 💪🏼💪🏼

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Jo

This was a tough challenge due to lockdown. Shielding with my medically complex son was hard as going out at all was a no no however the JSA team tailored programmes for me to do at home and sticking to a CFD enabled me to hit my goal of loosing 5kg and build muscle! 💪 the challenges help me focus and reach achievable goals! Really happy with how far I’ve come from my first challenge! Thanks JSA xxx

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Scott

This was my first ever challenge, and really the first time I have ever really lifted. I’ve always been a runner, and always neglected the strength aspect. Lockdown was the perfect time to try something new. The program’s that were put together and the guidance of the coaches was brilliant, tailoring my plan to my goal objective to lift 70kg which I managed in week 10 😃 The community on here have also been massively supportive so thank you to everyone that has helped on my journey 😃 looking forward to the next challenge 👊🏻

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Patricia

I’ve had so much to deal with in the last 12 weeks but anyone who knows me, knows I’m no quitter. I never give up, I never stop moving forward... I’m never going to come this far, just to come this far. 😀👊🏻 My goal was to walk 1 million steps - achieved that at week 8 so I thought I’d try to hit 1.5 million and reached 1,501,949 on the final day of the challenge yesterday (even with a FitBit calamity 🙈). I’ve played about with my calories, all my workouts have been done from home with dumbbells only, covered quite a bit of mileage walking/running, I’ve had some great advice and guidance from the coaches (thank you) and I’m really happy with where I’m at. Isn’t that the ultimate goal? 🥰 I think it’ll be maintenance calories for me from here on in... but I will always continue to try to improve 💪🏻

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Louise

This was my first challenge and before this I could just about do 1 pull up so when the coaches suggested 5 was a suitable target I nearly fell off my chair! Little did I know with the guidance of the coaches and the great plans I would be able to achieve 8 consecutive pull ups in 12 weeks, 35 full press ups, cook 24 new meals and eat in a surplus throughout! This has been such a great way to challenge myself and I've grown in confidence as well as gained some muscle! Thank you to everyone who has supported me, the JSA family both on here and on IG is awesome.

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Stacey

Being my first challenge, I wasn't sure what goal to have and whether it would be unrealistic or not. I chose to aim for a 3 inch loss from my waist. I lost 5 inches! 😁 17.5 inches and 8lb lost altogether in the 12 weeks. I can't wait for the next challenge 💪 Joining the James Smith Academy is the best thing I've done for myself in years. Mentally and physically

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Sean

Consistency is king. I did the basics right for 12 weeks and feel brilliant. I broke it down to hitting my weekly steps, workouts and calories, and trusted the process

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Anthony

What can I say, this shit really does work!! Learned soo much over the twelve weeks about what I was putting into my body!! I learned that by managing my intake through the week I could still enjoy life on the weekends and still get results. I had ups and downs as I’m sure everyone did, but the transformation I had mentally as well as physically has made the challenge a real winner for me!! The support and advice from the coaches was amazing and a big thanks for all their help!!

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Brad

My first JSA challenge and I’m over the moon with my progress and the support shown by not only the JSA team but by the other members of JSA. I have already recruited 4 or 5 new members because of my passion of how good and life changing this journey has been. Since April I have lost 4 1/2 stone and in this challenge alone 1 stone down! I was in a dark place and this has literally changed my life. It’s really not a diet, It’s a sustainable way of life. Thank you to all the JSA team for the programs and the daily messages about anything and everything. It makes you feel like a person and not just a number!

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Craig

Absolutely loved taking part in my first JSA challenge. I set my self a goal of losing 3 stone. I passed this by week 11 and ended up losing 3.3stone. I have lost over 34 inches over my body. I have learnt a lot not only about nutrition, fitness, but about my self and my capabilities. I have never walked so much in my life. Me and my friend Emily and her partner Pippa have walked over 821 miles. This challenge has given me more self confidence and a totally different mindset. Although the challenge has come to an end this is just beginning of a healthier fitter lifestyle. I am currently lying on a sun lounger in Turkey in my JSA budgies loving life.

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Victoria

Day 84/84, that’s a wrap! I didn’t know what to expect from this challenge but I have loved it, admittedly due to personal reasons I went MIA for three weeks but here I am finishing it on a high 💁🏼‍♀️ ↠ My main measurable goal was to drop two dress sizes (I used New Looks size guide as a tool as this is where I shop mostly; I also have a denim skirt that I brought from there three years ago but have never been able to get it up past my thighs 👀) My measurements taken on day one had me measuring a size 20 and to drop two dress sizes I needed to loose 36cm across my chest, waist and hips... I can now confirm I lost a whopping 39cm in total and not only can I get the skirt up past my thighs, I can only bloody well do it up too *insert happy dance here* ↠ One thing I must remember is that it’s you vs. you not you vs. whoever you compare yourself too (your friend, IG blogger, some random stranger) Sometimes I find myself looking at other people’s transformations and have that moment of jealousy, that I’ve not done anywhere near as well BUT this is my journey not their journey and I have come so far these last 12 weeks not just physically but mentally too... Right now, I love me

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Christina

12 Weeks Completed of my first ever challenge 💪 this has been tough with working nearly 60 hours every week whilst trying to fit in workouts, but not only can I say I have lost fat, approx 24 inches all over and dropping dress sizes, I have also bought my first home 🏡🙌 Feeling happy and confident 😬 Worried about posting my pics but I said I would at 12 weeks, and yes my tan lines have not gotten any better 😂 Thank you to everyone for support in the group and to the coaches for checking in

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Zoe

Week 1 - week 12! This was my first challenge, I lost 45.5cm and 8lbs!

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Cathryn

This challenge has not only enabled me to lose inches and some post baby weight, it has more importantly helped me to be a more confident person and to do something for myself. As a busy mum to a 4year old and a 9month old, Anything for myself was always put to the side, “I’ll do that later/tomorrow/next month” etc. but I’d never get round to it. My family is my life, but there came a point where I needed to make changes to benefit us all. I didn’t want to still be stuck in the “I’ll do it later” mindset anymore and end up not being able to run around with my kids. I needed to bite the bullet and do it TODAY! I’d been following James for a while before I committed to signing up for the challenge, his whole process made total sense to me, and allowed me the freedom to not be on a “diet”, I could still have cake and gin and still achieve the results I wanted. My challenge goal was to lose 2.5inches from my hips and to drop a jeans size. By the end of the challenge, I’d lost 1stone 3lbs and 5.25inches from my hips, along with multiple inches lost elsewhere. I’d lost over double my target and I honestly can’t tell you how amazing that loss feels! The workout programs are totally tailored to you, your capabilities and the equipment you have (I did my workouts at home during the kids nap time! I couldn’t commit to going to a gym, which was no problem!). The coaches are amazing, so supportive and accommodating, I honestly can’t thank them enough. The whole process has encouraged me to keep going, and taught me that I can be a great mum to my children as well as achieving something for myself. Trust the process, it really does work, and you stand to gain so much more than just weight/inch loss.

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Olivia

Pretty Stoked with my final results!! #beattheboss Goal - to lose 30cm from my body - lost 31! Lost 6kg. PB - 105 kg deadlift! (Don’t mind the bruises, 3x 200m heavy farmers carry = knuckles hitting against thigh)

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Michelle

This has been my first challenge, after lurking on the standard plan for a while, the move to premium was the best thing I could have done! 12 weeks, 10lb lost, 14 inches lost, THIS REALLY WORKS!!!! Nutritional support, Training support! My Husband's favourite saying ......... "James Smith changed my wife!"

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Lucy

This was my first challenge. 13lbs lost and 32.5cm. I am so bloody proud of myself. A massive shout out to Pippa McKean for being a fabulous coach.

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Charlie

12 week challenge complete. 6.2kg lost & 29cm - and a BUCKET of self belief and love gained!!! Pic of me sat at a “fitness shoot” i was invited to join at my gym! X

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Sharon

My 6th and final JSA challenge complete. Loads of cm and llbs lost, millions of steps walked and hundreds of workouts done. Life completely changed thanks to the academy and all the amazing friends and support I have gained. #beatentheoldme (Photo is from all 6 challenges) Thank you

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Fiona

My 1st challenge, my goal was 6cm of my waist which i managed and i also lost cm from my hips. My journey was far from perfect with steps dropping off towards the end (gives me a new goal for the next challenge) Consistently is definitely the key, onwards and upwards (well actually downwards but you know what i mean)

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Sophia

first time posting here, never thought I would. The picture shows change but for me it was all about strength, both phsyical and psychological. I'd never been a disciplined person until I joined JSA. Looking forward to lifting even more!

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Amanda

In 12 weeks I’ve lost 12 lbs, gained some glutes 🍑 and friends 👯‍♀️ had a 3 week holiday in Gran Canaria, where I didn’t track my calories/ protein ( ate ALL the cheesecake 🍰 on the island ) but did train 4/5 times every week and hit a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. Just like most people their lives have taken a turn for the worse and not being able to see my close family due to dementia and depression has been difficult to deal with but the JSA family helped me keep my shit together and acted as my online family. So I’m thrilled that I not only stuck to #cfd....mainly 😳 trained and walked consistently, but that I didn’t give up when the going got tough!! THANK YOU FAM AND THANK YOU JAMES 😘....THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD LOOK BACK IS TO SEE YOUR GLUTE GAINZ!! 🍑🍑🤣

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Rachael

Hi James! This was my first 12 week challenge and I lost 7kg and 52.5cm!! I did the challenge on the back of the first lockdown, looking for some motivation and guidance. I was super grateful I did it, because when round two lockdown happened it was really hard knowing what was ahead. The challenge gave me something to focus on each day, giving me a reason to stay productive and giving me a sense of purpose. I’m so grateful for this challenge and I really enjoyed this process. It allowed me to debunk a lot of myths about fat loss, and made me realise how simple it really can me. I have a lot of respect for JSA and the team, thanks guys! I’ll see you at the next challenge!

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Tasmin

After particularly bad break up, I was at a real low, lost all motivation and just felt generally shit about myself..then I noticed a challenge was starting and finished just before 30th birthday! My goal was simply to start my 30s more comfortable in my own skin. I've consistently trained 5 x week, walked 15000 steps a day and stayed in CFD (mostly 😂) I'm now off out this weekend in size 8 dress but more importantly a massive smile on my face

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Anne

My first ever challenge and I lost 21.2lbs target of 18 approx 108cms!! but more importantly I’ve gained a love for exercise. I’ve consistently trained 3 x week and walked at least 15k steps per day. I’ve been working from home for the duration of lockdown and all the walking kept me sane. I have Charlie my German Shepard to keep me company and he’s loved the extra long walks. This challenge has literally changed my life!!! Thanks James you’re a life saver

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Nikki

I’m normally a quitter, as soon as I hit a small hurdle I normally throw it all away. This challenge I had a 2 week holiday and although it took me an extra week to pull myself back to a stricter deficit, I still kept going. For me this challenge wasn’t about size or weight, it was about comfort. My aim was to start wearing a proper bra again because I was living in these sports bras so I could avoid the discomfort of a wired bra. As well as my Jeans, I wanted to wear them without feeling like I was spilling out the top. And so after 12 weeks, I am now back wearing both with comfort and confidence🙌🏻 Looking forward to the next challenge👀 Thank you JSA

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Jo

And we’re done 🤩 I actually completed the 12 week challenge!!! ( I normally start these things, then think it’s to hard, and say f$&k it 3 weeks in). I’m pretty happy with the results, I’m down 49cm, down almost 6kg, and actually tracked my food everyday ( who knew that works 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂😂) and stuck to my deficit most days. I have found new habits in my life I plan to continue doing, and thanks for everyones support and inspiration 😍 I’m excited to sign up for the next challenge.Bring it on 💪🏻 #jsa #jsachallenge #beattheboss

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Tabbatha

14 weeks between these pictures, including 1 challenge within thise weeks. 3 beautiful babies all via csection's, PCOS surgeries and i can finally say i am losing my apron. Thank you JSA, coaches and the group of amazing people that make up the JSA.

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Janine

Just finished 4th challenge. This one was a push-ups goal. Hit that half way through and decided I was going to move out of cfd into maintenance cals. Working on building glutes and overall muscle. Now starting on surplus cals and to my surprise I’ve not put all my weight back on - it was a huge fear that once I started eating more “I’d get fat”

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Amanda

I was an all or nothing person, which resulted in a lot of yoyoing since my early 20’s. Now at 55 & feeling quite broken ( 2 bulging discs, slipped vertebrae, sacroiliitis, ischial bursitis, trochanter bursitis and torn meniscus) I can no longer ‘go hard’.... Listening to both James books, and implementing CFD... I’m FINALLY learning balance is key and adapting exercise to my abilities, instead of getting upset/ frustrated & disappointed in myself, (which would then make me want to eat my feelings, then attach guilt). During this past challenge, I’ve had a small weight loss of 4kg, lost 11.5 cm around my waist... BUT, I’ve had a MASSIVE mind shift 🙏🏻 so very grateful and happy. Slow & steady is ace 👍🏻 Already signed up to do the next challenge 💥BOOM.

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Alice

For years I would loose weight or eat healthy, or go to the gym because that's what other people told me I should be doing. My last relationship was very controlling and food and exercise was a part of that. Since that relationship ended I had just been getting by. Not taking care of myself really. September time I decided to start putting myself first. My fitness levels had disappeared and it was embarrassing. So I started watching what I was eating. I was making progress but nothing major. Then after re-reading not a diet book, I decided to sign up for the challenge. It was the first thing I've done for me. And it feels great to have been doing this for myself. In so excited for the next 3 months to see what type of woman I'll be at the end!

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Michelle

This is my first challenge with JSA and I've loved it I've learnt so much I may have not met my target of a size 32 waist but from a size 44 waist I have got down to size 38. My aim was to fit into a size 12 dress which I have achieved and I have got into size 12 jeans never been known. Delighted I've got to say. For years I've battled with my weight joined all diet clubs but I can honestly say for the 12 weeks I've stuck at it the best I can and have seen results. For years it's always been the scales I've focussed on and when they don't move I give up this challenge I haven't focussed on scales and from 13 stone 2 I have got down to 12 stone 5. But there's so much more I have taken from this challenge. Being a type 2 diabetic my blood sugars have come way down, I've increased my exercise trying to get in 20.000 steps a day the majority of the time I succeeded, I get out in the country and aim to do 4 or mile walks. I am also on week 7 couch to 5km stared back up running after I had a slight knee injury in November and I'm loving that. I've been focussed on tracking and eating more healthily. Drinking loads more water and feel the benefits. My clothes have been the biggest thing to take from this challenge coats that have been tight like tents on me now, trousers feeling loose I need belts!! I also have got to say a massive shout out to all the coaches who have been their and offered me support they have been truly amazing but most importantly without james knowledge on educating me on so many things the way I look at situations about myself and the way I question things is totally different so thank you I can certainly say my first challenge has been a personal success to myself and well done to everybody else everyone's stories photos have been inspiring!! 😁

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Melanie

For the first time in years I’ve been consistent, & achieved amazing visible results (I am the lightest I’ve been in years) but for me that’s not the win (although it’s amazing), it’s how much I’ve learned that has enabled me to change my habits & lifestyle for the better. The challenge, The JSA Academy & the fabulous coaches have given me the support & education I need to continue this forever. Consistency over perfection and lifestyle over diet. I used to hide from having my pic taken and here I am now in my undies proud of my progress - looking forward to what other changes I can bring. 🙌

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Nicola

First challenge with JSA and proud of my progress. Battling with my weight has been a permanent problem. Now, I finally feel like I am on the road to success, thanks to The JSA.

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Emily

I got diagnosed with PCOS in December was recommended to lose abit of weight to help with the symptoms. I joined JSA and the challenge was perfect to learn new habits and be consistent with them. The support from the coaches was amazing and the Facebook group has been so good for motivation. Not every day was perfect as life happens sometimes, but I managed to lose 6kg by sticking to my CFD over the 12 weeks and I’m feeling great!! Can’t wait for the next challenge, thank you!

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Sinead

Silver lining of Covid - I have changed my life since we first went into lockdown!!! Simply reading both of James Smith books, along with a few others and consuming all possible information from the modules in the app I transformed my mindset & it resulted in me finally dropping the constant excuses I used make... 15kg down since March 2020 (more months of no scale movement so measurements were key)- I refused to give up the foods that I love so I opted for slow & steady process! No more commuting to the office meant I had an hour each morning before work to get my walk in & used my lunch break to do a 20-30mins home workout 3-4 times a week... Buzzing💪 - this pic is from the challenge just completed (7kg & 13.5inches gone)

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Kay

I signed up for the last challenge after I took a family photo at new year. I had really let myself go over the last year. I felt sluggish, unmotivated and my work uniform was hanging on for dear life 😂 I threw myself into the challenge, I love uploading the photos weekly and seeing the changes in my body. I was getting out more, sleeping better and slowly my uniform started to become looser. I did 3 JSA workouts for 9 weeks then decided to concentrate on getting my NEAT up - I absolutely love getting out with the dog listening to a good murder podcast. Today I am like a new person. People are starting to notice my weightloss,and I’ll be able to fit into my summer clothes. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve in the next challenge. Thank you to James and the coaches this has changed my life

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