Success Stories

Katie: Dad helped me get fit and find my happy

Exercise was never at the top of Katie’s priority list, but now her dad is her motivational running partner. Together, they’ve stayed active – and Katie’s feeling healthier and happier than ever
"Dad trained with me and soon we progressed to a 5-mile run; now we’re aiming for 10 miles!"

Start weight: 16st 5lb | Weight loss:  4st 3lb 
Current weight: 12st 2lb 
Height: 5' 3" |  Age: 24
Studio: Dover, Kent
WW Coach: Amanda Heaps 

I was overweight as a child

and avoided exercise, so I never imagined I’d enjoy running. I’d conveniently ‘forget’ my PE kit during school, to get out of playing sports or cross-country runs, and always preferred sweet treats to healthy meals. By the time I was 23, I was wearing a size 18-20 and knew I had to do something about my health.

WW worked for mum

so I joined my local WW Workshop, started eating more sensibly and cut down my portion sizes. Then my dad Jez inspired me to get into exercise – I’d seen him complete a park run and that made me want to give it a go.

With Dad’s encouragement, I nailed 5k!

He trained with me and soon we progressed to a 5-mile run; now we’re aiming for 10 miles. We run together at least twice a week and I absolutely love it. We’ve developed a passion for it, which has helped both of us get healthy. Now, thanks to Dad, I’m feeling happier and much more confident.