To date Candace has lost 33kgs and 107cm, she still attends The Firm Umhlanga and is still losing weight.
"During my life I've always found myself to be someone that can achieve my goals and desires, however, after giving birth to my daughter I found myself in a situation where the weight I had put on was simply not coming off no matter what I tried. After learning about the Firm I decided to try them to see if they could help me. The people that I talked to were friendly, understanding, and supportive of my situation. They explained to me in detail how the programme works and what type of results I could expect. Although I felt that the first month of the programme was very challenging, I persevered because of the motivation I received from the staff at the Firm and by the end of my contract I had reached my goal weight. I know that without the Firm I would have never achieved this result and for that, I am thankful that they were there for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking to slim down to try the Firm because I know first hand that the programme really works."
- Candace McMurtry
"Weight Loss 10.65 kilos and 59 cm in 46 days (6weeks 4 days), Ek het by 'n vriendin gehoor van The Firm en toe besluit om 'n draai te maak en te sien wat hulle aanbied. Die vriendelike Personeel het my alles verduidelik en gesÃª ek moet vir 'n Free Trial kom. Na die Free Trial het ek besluit om aan te sluit. Eerste dag - Detox dag was baie moeilik maar die volgende dag toe ek vir my eerste sessie gaan kon ek nie glo dat ek 1.2kg ligter was nie. Elke keer as ek gemeet en geweeg was het die kilo's en cm's net afgeval. Ek is nou maar net 46 dae by The Firm en het alreeds 10.65 kilos en 59 cm verloor. Ek voel weer goed oor myself en pas weer in my ou size klere in."
- Juliana Chippett
My name is Berenice and I'm 31 years old. Before I joined The Firm (Northriding) I have been yo-yo dieting for almost 10 years and almost gave up at the prospect of being a slimmer person!!!!!
I have always seen the posters and ads for The Firm but was one of those non believers until my doctor advised me to lose about 5kilos. Needless to say that I was panicking cause I love food and I have tried just about everything, or at least in my mind…
So I went through the testimonials on the website and thought that I've got nothing to lose but weight and off I went to my first appointment on 29 March 2010.
The first day was tough cause it was the notorious detox day…I was starving by 4am the next morning and couldn't wait for breakfast time…on my second appointment which was 2 days later, Marina told me lets see how you've done and to my biggest surprise I was 2 kilos down!!!!!!! I could not believe my eyes when I saw that digits on the scale….and that was my motivation to continue!!!!! Of cause it wasn't easy during the first 3 weeks but three months down the line my boyfriend told me wow you are starting to disappear and by then I was 10 kilos down.
The support that I got from my boyfriend, my colleagues, Marina and Pat was amazing!!!!! By then I had to alter most of my clothes and buy new undies!!!!! I felt amazing!!!!!!
I continued with the programme until September 2010 and was 14 kilos down by then…I have to admit it almost became like an addiction as I was scared to leave the security of the weigh ins and the reprimands (which helped keeping me on track) and Pat and Marina was like my new family!!!!!!
After I took a break I went back in January of this year…I completed the programme in July this year and was down by an astounding 20kilos!!!!!!
When I told my friends on the Saturday before my first appointment that I've joined The Firm, one of them was quick to say you'll never see this through…I wish you could see the envy on her face now every time she sees me!!!!!
My experience at The Firm was absolutely life changing!!!!! "
- Berenice Williams
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Weight Loss 43kgs and 236cm
"Hoekom ek besluit het om gewig te verloor:
Die onmoontlikheid om mode items te verkry
Ek was my lewe lank oorgewig gewees, nadat ek 'n foto van myself gesien het, het ek besluit kom wat wil, ek gaan gewig verloor.
Ek het `n advertensie van The Firm in die plaaslike koerant Laevelder gesien, ek het gaan uitvind hoe dit werk, en wat dit my als gaan bied, ek het toe by hulle aangesluit, en vandag kan ek nie genoeg dankie sê nie, sonder hulle hulp en bystand sou ek dit nie kom doen nie.
Ek het amptelik op 22 Julie 2009 begin, ek het op daardie stadium `n volle 96.4kg geweeg, ek het twee keer `n week gegaan vir `n sessie van 45 min lank en het hulle gesonde gebalanseerde dieet gevolg. Ek het begin om gewig te verloor en cm ook, ek het sover 43kg en 236cm verloor, oor `n tydperk van `n jaar en vyf maande, en vandag nog hou ek by hulle dieet patroon.
Met my nuwe gewig van 53kg , het my gesondheid verbeter, ek gebruik geen medikasie nie en my maag probleme het aansienlik verbeter.
As dit nie vir The firm en Anna-Marie en my gesin was nie, sou ek verseker nog oorgewig gewees het, nogmals baie dankie aan hulle, en ek beveel The Firm aan, as jy desperaat genoeg is, en reg gemotiveer is, sluit aan en jou lewe sal ten goede verander, na `n nuwe JY, glo my dit werk kyk na My, en Jy sal nie spyt wees nie.
- Karen Alberts
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Age: 45 | Weight Loss: 21.9 kg and 223 cm in 4 1/2 months
"I was very overweight and did not care what I looked like. I loved my food. I said my mothers fat so I am fat because I have the same genes as her.
I tried many diets, I would lose and then put on more weight for even trying, I soon gave up that idea. I am a pre school teacher and noticed that sitting on the floor with the children was very uncomfortable.
I have been at The Firm for about 4 months now. I have lost 18 kg so far and I feel so good. I noticed the other day that I can now sit on the floor with ease, I can now run and do things that I could not do before.
The staff at The Firm really are on your side and so friendly. They praise you so much that when you finish your session with them you feel that you are on top of the world and ready to lose that weight. I still have to lose a lot more, with the friendly and encouraging staff behind me I will reach my goal weight in no time.
I have decided that it is just changing your mind set on how you eat your food. It was hard at the beginning sticking to the diet which The Firm provides and all that water you need to drink. I promise you once you set your mind to lose weight and stick to it, it makes you into a new person and you feel on top of the world all the time."
- Kay Brown
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Age: 62 yrs | Weight Loss 68.8kgs and 180cm
"I have been over weight most of my life believing that I was just big built but as I got older I realised that I was not going to be a healthy retiree as I suffered from high blood pressure, head aches, swollen legs, ankles and feet due to water retention - not to mention my constant fatigue.
A family member offered to help by introducing me to The Firm® Slimming & Health Clinic. When I arrived the team at the Morningside branch in Durban were understanding of the amount of weight I had to lose as I weighed over 160kgs.
They had to get extra long belts to accommodate my large size and eventually purchase another scale to register my weight loss once I had reached a 160kgs.
I found the eating plan easy to follow even when eating out at restaurants with family and enjoyed shopping for my veggies each week varying them so I didn’t get bored.
I have had to buy several different clothes sizes over the last year. Family members are my biggest fans and support team never forgetting to ask about my weekly weight losses where I would lose at least a kilo per week.
I now have much more energy and feel like a young person again where as before I could hardly walk without stopping to catch my breath. My Doctor is very pleased with me as my blood pressure and cholesterol levels are fine and he has cut down most of my medication.
To date I have lost 68.8 kgs and 180cm. I will always be grateful to The Firm for their constant support and partnership in my life-changing weight loss journey."
- Basil White
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Weight Lost: 23.3kg
"After many attempts to lose weight through all kinds of diets. I simply just let myself go and indulged in all bad eating habits. In the process I lost my dignity as well as my self image and on top of all, my health was in serious jeopardy.
A good friend suggested I join The Firm (Nelspruit), which I subsequently did.
Through following a well balanced eating plan, I lost 23.3 kg’s and in total 98 cm’s. I dropped from a size 42 dress size to a size 34 in only six months time. There were times that I felt down, but through perseverance and the support from The Firm, I made it!! I am especially grateful to Anna-Marie for her support and understanding through the past 6 months.
I have now regained my self image, feel on top of the world, eat healthy and receive an awful lot of compliments.
I would strongly recommend The Firm"
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Weight Lost: 16.4kg
"I joined The Firm Nelspruit after the birth of my first baby. I had picked up a lot of weight during my pregnancy, not to mention my body shape had gone for a loop! I was still wearing my maternity clothes as I couldn't fit into any of my "old" clothes, so I decided I needed to seriously take control of my life! After losing 16.4 kilograms and 120 centimeters, I can now fit into clothes I couldn't even wear before my pregnancy. I feel great and much more confident in myself.
Not to mention the improvement in my skin texture. What makes this even more exciting is that other people notice that I do not only look smarter and slimmer, but am also far more confident. I am still at The Firm, but now it is for the relaxing and toning that I enjoy more than the little kilo's I still have to shed.
I would recommend The Firm to anyone who has struggled or is struggling to lose weight. It was so easy and relaxing, and the ladies at Nelspruit (Anna-marie and Gift) were so motivating!
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Weight Lost: 13.3kg
"Before I lost weigh I was tired all the time I was miserable and uncomfortable I wanted to loose the weight to improve not only my look but to improve how I felt and it has really changed a lot of how I feel now.
I choose the firm as I had seen a friend accomplish great results and after trying every diet pill diet mixture I decided I am going to try the firm I have lost a total of 13.3kg I feel so much more energetic so much more life in me and healthy too. I gained discipline and I gained me again What stood out was the 2 ladies that assisted me at my branch, Jen and Jacqui who were excellent with motivation , I also enjoyed the feeling of the machine itself.
It was a great experience overall and I can’t thank the firm enough I recommend it to all friends and family who asks what my secret was."
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Age: 34 | End/Goal weight: 65kg | Weight Lost: 12.65kg | Centimetres Lost: 74cm
"Feeling overweight is an issue that weighs heavily on so many womens minds. For me, when I had to start buying bigger and bigger clothes I thought to myself, "something has seriously got to give!".
I wanted to lose weight for myself. Two beautiful children later I got to the point where I really felt the need to be more self confident and generally happier within myself.
There are so many options and promises available, but I chose "The Firm"as the eating plan looked reasonable and I trusted that the outcome was possible. The idea of firming and toning with centimetre loss looked phenomenal. Seriously - it works!!!!!
Today I feel healthy and light. I know I can walk into a clothing store, grab a size 10 and it will fit!
Being a Christian, I need to say a big heartfelt "Thank You" to the support I found in my belief in Jesus. That strong feeling that I was never alone really made all the difference. Also, my family and friends were never-ending in their support and encouragement - I couldn't have succeeded without that!
To the awesome ladies at "The Firm - Northriding" thank you for always being so positive and for making my experience there so comfortable. I really looked forward to my sessions at your clinic.
Lastly and most importantly, to all the people who are struggling within themselves to lose that burdensome weight and are not sure if they should attempt this - if I can do it - so can you! Go for it, you won't look back!"
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Height: 1.65m | Weight Loss: 25,8 kg | Cm lost: 129 cm – from size 18 to 10/8
"I knew I was overweight when I had trouble tying my shoelaces, struggled to work in the garden because I couldn’t squat, couldn’t reach my toenails to clip them, couldn’t sit with my legs crossed, wouldn’t swim with my family because of how I looked in a swimsuit, never could look in the mirror and feel good about myself.
When a friend told me about The Firm, I decided that I desperately needed help, because I couldn’t do it on my own. I joined in February 2009 and was disgusted to find out that I wasn’t just overweight, but OBESE!! I weighed in on 88.7 kgs and had 23 kilograms to loose. My BMI was 32.58. 27 Weeks later, with the support and help of the dedicated staff of The Firm in Nelspruit, Annemarie (Franchisee owner) and Gift Phoku, her assistant, I lost 25,8 kilograms and 129 centimeters in 6 months. Thanks to them and a lot of prayer, I am down from a size 18 to a size 10.
I am still going to The Firm religiously twice a week, even after I had reached my goal weight, because I need the support of my friends there to maintain my weight.
Thank you, Annemarie and The Firm for believing in me to do this! "
- Yvonne Mey
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"I joined The Firm Nelspruit in January 2009. I had picked up far too much weight over the past few years and I decided it's now or never. I could never stick to any diet for longer than two weeks, but your tasty eating plan made it easy for me to stick to it.
The food that we are allowed is simple and easy to make and most of all not exspensive. The love and kindness that I recieved from Annemarie and Gift was out of this world. I looked foward to my sessions so I could "relax" & read my favorite magazine while the fat was melting away. What a pleasure lie back and the electrotherapy machines do all the work while you are reading the lastest "gossip" and planning what new outfits you are going to buy when you have shifted the rolls. I lost 14.3Kg in six months and still maintaining.
I can recommend "The Firm" to anyone because it works. I have never felt so good about myself and recieved so many compliments. Do yourself a favour and try it, I did and I am thrilled with the new me!!!"
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What was the turing point for you?
"Excess weight was causing health problems: shortness of breath, always tired, no energy, could not climb stairs, poor self-image, tried to avoid being photographed as it was depressing to see myself in photos, I had to buy XL and XXL clothes which added to feelings of hopelessness & depression. When my specialist warned me about the dangers of excess weight, I decided in the interests of my health, to try to do something about it ."
How did you come to hear about The Firm & what made you join?
"My daughter had joined a little while before and she encouraged me to give it a go saying I had nothing to lose as the first trial session is free of charge! After that if I joined up, I could look forward to possibly losing both weight and cm and improving my health, but that it would depend on my own efforts. At my age (being a senior citizen!), I was not interested in jumping up & down at a regular gym with lithe & lovely youngsters gawking at this golden oldie, so The Firm seemed like the best solution for me to try."
What has been your experience at The Firm & how has it changed or impacted your life?
"I had to get my head around attending regularly every week & not missing the sessions.
The new eating plan thing was extremely difficult at first but I gradually changed my eating habbits & together with the sessions, when I started to see actual results – weight & cm loss - it strengthened my resolve. Although I haven’t followed the eating plan strictly I have changed by eating habits completely and now cannot eat those huge meals that I was used to previously, so my food intake has decreased drastically.
The staff at The Firm Northriding has been so encouraging even though my weight see-saws weekly. It hasn’t been all plain sailing but with perseverance & encouragement, I am getting there… Still have a little way to go & am now concentrating on “firming up” rather than losing kg."
Any motivational tip for sticking to your eating plan / program?
"Go through your wardrobe & give away your XL & XXL clothes to institutions like Hospice or the Salvation Army who generously give of their time and efforts free of charge to those less fortunate than ourselves. That way you won’t be tempted to lapse because you won’t have those huge clothes left in your wardrobe!
Go out & buy yourself one or two trendy pieces of clothing that are just slightly too small to fit in comfortably & look at them once a week as encouragement – You will soon be able to get into them & feel & look so much better!
Take before & after photos & look at them constantly. You could even stick them onto the door of your fridge & also your larder, as reminders not to raid the fridge or pantry for in between snacks!
When hungry in between meals, snack on some fresh or dried fruit or even a palmful of unsalted nuts or sunflower seeds."
Would you recommend The Firm to anyone who wants to loose weight & firm up?
"Definitely - Try it yourself for a change in lifestyle & improved self-esteem. When one’s self-esteem improves, happiness is not far behind either… See My Before and After photo’s."
- Coral Swanepoel's
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"To the ladies at The Firm Atrium, Port Elizabeth.
As a person who has struggled with her weight all her life I can honestly recommend The Firm because it is due to your programme that I now can swim, dance with my family and most importantly walk from my car to the supermarket without losing my breath.
There are no words to express my gratitude for all the support and motivation during my weight loss journey. It has been a long 6 months but pictures don't lie - see for yourself. I have now successfully lost 16.7kg's and 105 cm's and feeling like a new person who is well on the way to a health life.
I would not have been able to do this on my own, once again "Thank You All".
- Belinda Nel
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"To the ladies at The Firm La Lucia,
Thank you for all your motivation and support during my journey of weight-loss. Being a young and fairly active person, I still found it a struggle to lose weight even though I frequently visited the treadmills at the gym. This is what lead me to The Firm, in hope of losing 2 kg's. So I signed myself up for 6 months and the results speak for themself. I have now successfully lost 10kg's and feel full of life and energy. I would not have been able to do it by myself (without the help of the Firm)
Thank you again"
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Lost 11,4kg & 151cm
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