Member Feedback – How Viavi:be can Improve your Health

>Member Feedback – How Viavi:be can Improve your Health
Member Feedback – How Viavi:be can Improve your Health2019-01-17T16:01:21+00:00

How Viavi:be can improve your fitness, wellbeing & overall health

Viavi:be can guide and support you in a wide variety of health goals. We’ve helped many of our members achieve goals such as weight loss, reducing aches and pains, gaining more strength and improving overall health & fitness. Read below to see how The Viavi:be Method helped some of our members achieve their health goals.

Amit

“I have used many gyms for the past 15 years – the Viavi:be method tops them all.”

Amit says:

“I have used many gyms for the past 15 years but the Viavi:be method tops them all. You avoid unnecessary loud music, the machines are state-of-the-art and you can train at your own pace with no stress. A customised gym programme with personal attention by staff members, who are ever-smiling and happy to help.”

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Julie

“My energy & fitness levels have increased, I am sleeping so much better, & I feel more focused. I am so impressed!”

Julie says:

“After ten weeks of regular attendance at Viavi:be I truly believe that this is the way forward for fitness, health and wellbeing. My first review is due shortly and I am really keen to see my ‘official’ results, but even without them it is evident that my posture has improved dramatically and my upper body (my weakest area) is already stronger and more toned that it’s been in many years. My energy and fitness levels have increased, I am sleeping so much better and I generally feel more focused. I am so impressed!”

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Graeme

“Viavi-be and the team here have been instrumental in helping me to lose weight, body fat and achieve my health goals.”

Graeme says:

“Viavi-be and the team here have been instrumental in helping me to lose weight, body fat and achieve my health goals. The equipment and science is first class. However, what really makes the difference is the personal interaction you get with the staff. It is incredibly motivating to feel you have the whole team personally invested in you and helping you succeed and the level of interaction is something I have never come across anywhere else before.”

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Christine

“Having had experience of a one to one personal trainer, I can honestly say that the Viavi:be method is a much more rounded way to achieve maximum bodily health through exercise.”

Christine says:

“With one year of membership under my belt it’s a good time to reflect on what the partnership between Viavi:be and myself has come to mean.  From the moment I stepped in the door last December I have been so impressed with the friendliness, professionalism and knowledge of the staff. From the use of the equipment and how it’s tailored to individual needs, strengths and weaknesses, together with the physiological analyses of taken data, nutritional advice, each member of the team simply inspires confidence that they have one’s best interests in developing and maintaining fitness and health. The newly expanding role in offering talks and extra courses such as yoga and mobility fitness is a plus as well.

I plan to keep my membership for the long term, as it is evident that my increased aerobic fitness, flexibility, and muscular strengthening particularly in those areas of the body that have had either injuries or where there is general wear and tear is a major contributor to my overall health.

Having had a long experience of a one to one personal trainer, I can honestly say that Viavi:be is a much more rounded and thorough way forward in promoting maximum bodily health through exercise.

On a lighter note, it’s also a very good place to exchange practical ideas, recipes and even samples of healthy eating – from Mark’s Kefir, to energy power balls. A complete gym in every sense of the word!”

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Henry

” I feel fitter and stronger and the pounds are beginning to disappear. More importantly are the psychological aspects; I feel better about myself.”

Henry says:

“I harboured great reservations about joining a gym: with Viavi:be such fears diminished rapidly. The welcome, the kindness of the staff and their understanding of the individual’s needs, reinforced by their quiet and competent professionalism cannot be equalled. A recent holiday near Machynlleth saw me undertaking walks with which I struggled last year. Now I feel fitter and stronger and the pounds are beginning to disappear. More importantly are the psychological aspects; I feel better about myself. I cannot commend too strongly the ethos of this place.”

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Gabriel

“In 10 weeks I have lost 8.5KG. I am sleeping better, feel more energetic and my moods are better.”

Gabriel says:

“Viavi:be has been life changing for me. With a busy lifestyle it is very easy for me to ignore what my body is telling me. I made the decision to take the full set of lifestyle tests available, as for me having real data is a source of information. It told me some things that I expected (dairy intolerance) but other things I did not expect – including a yeast Intolerance, a missing genome for liver detoxification and deep insights into my stress and sleep patterns.
This data and the advice and guidance from Viavi:be has set me on a remarkable path.
In 10 weeks by just making some deliberate dietary and lifestyle changes I have lost 8.5KG. I am sleeping better, feel more energetic and my moods are better. I still have a long way to go (targeting the Berlin Marathon 2019) but with Viavi:be’s support I know I will hit my goals.”

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Julie

“Once again Viavi:be proves why it knocks spots off every other gym in the country!”

Julie says:

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Oli’s fantastic talk on the Fundamentals of Weight Management last night. It was informative, interesting and thought provoking and as always was delivered in a way that we non-experts could easily understand. It really has made me want to delve deeper into, and learn more about, what is clearly a massive and complex subject.  My Mother-in-Law attended with me and also commented on how interesting she found it – praise indeed!

Please could you pass on my thanks to Oli for taking the time to come and talk. Once again Viavi:be proves why it knocks spots off every other gym in the country!”

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Alison

“As an ex ‘gym sceptic’ I can only encourage others to give it a try. The atmosphere, the breadth of advice, and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff would be hard to beat.”

Alison says:

“I had never before set foot in a gym. I was always discouraged by the image of busy, noisy spaces with loud music, screens and impressively fit people pumping iron. And indeed I had walked past Viavi:be many times before a friend who was a member encouraged me to give it a try. At 64 years I had been noticing a significant decline in my strength and stamina over the preceding few years. I had always considered myself to be reasonably fit, but was finding myself struggling to walk long distances, and was becoming aware of progressively poorer posture. So I decided to give it a go. I was immediately pleasantly surprised by the environment, which has a peaceful serenity about it. The staff were welcoming and encouraging from the start, and very quickly I felt that I would be able to engage with and sustain the commitment. My main aims are to improve fitness, stamina and posture, and after 9 months I am making good progress in all areas, and this is emphasising to me the importance of carrying on. The enthusiastic and expert attention provided at every visit, and the regular reviews by staff members are hugely encouraging and instrumental in ensuring appropriate progress and regular and sustained attendance. In addition to advice about exercise I have found dietary advice very useful, especially in terms of focus on adequate protein intake. There are also investigations and advice available with respect to many other areas  of health and lifestyle for those who wish to explore them, although I personally have not taken advantage of these. 

I am not in a position to compare Viavi:be with other gyms, but, as an ex ‘gym sceptic’ I can only encourage others to give it a try. The atmosphere, the breadth of advice, and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff would be hard to beat.”

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Susan

” In a nutshell: Viavi:be is great and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

Susan says:

“I joined Viavi:be about 18 months ago, a few weeks after my 70th birthday. I’ve been a gym member in Oxford before but of the ‘paid my fees, rarely went’ type: any excuse would do not to go. Viavi:be is completely different, and I’m completely different. The atmosphere is friendly; people smile, say hello. The staff know who you are and want to help in whatever way you want or need. The training sessions can be quick or more relaxed. The infra-red sauna is manna from heaven! And so I rarely miss the recommended two-sessions-per-week regime — and it shows! My legs and arms are stronger; my weight has stabilized; I’m working on my core … I’ve also taken advantage of the Lifestyle Medicine service, most importantly the Stress resilience and sleep recovery analysis, which helped me immensely in overcoming decades of lousy sleeping habits. Have I mentioned the Health Talks? Oliver Patrick’s talks are excellent and always tell me something I didn’t know before. In a nutshell: Viavi:be is great and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

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Dawn

” The facilities are second to none. I love the Infrared Sauna, Meditation Pod and the iPad led stretching setup”

Dawn says:

“An individual – not just a number.
That’s just how the staff at Viavi:be make you feel.  They are all highly qualified and extremely passionate about YOUR Health and Wellbeing. This is not just another run of the mill gym – I promise you!
At 55 with secondary breast cancer I was never going to go to a normal gym.  I wanted to know what I should and shouldn’t do, as having cancer in the bones you need to be careful.  Viavi:be staff even got in contact with my oncologist to clinically check things out. Exercising in a structured regular sense has never been on my agenda until now.  I hated normal gyms and could never stick at it for more than a few weeks.  After only a few months at Viavi:be I have seen great improvements in my motivation, strength, agility and general feel good. Viavi:be is part of my life now and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.
Oh, and the facilities are second to none. I love the Infrared Sauna, Meditation Pod and the iPad led stretching setup.
Thank you to all the staff at Viavi:be and can’t wait to have my next assessment to see how things have changed for me.”

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Ellie

“The best thing by far is the knowledge, support and care of the trainers – they take a genuine interest and want to support you in achieving your goals.”

Ellie says:

“My experience of Viavi:be has surpassed all my expectations. The intuitive exercise programme ensures that you are constantly challenged but at an achievable level and facilities such as the infa-red sauna are great and so much more enjoyable and less intimidating than a traditional gym. However, the best thing by far is the knowledge, support and care of the trainers – they are all amazing. They each take a genuine interest in everyone and want to support them achieving their goals. Prior to joining, I felt that because I was young, fairly active and ate pretty healthily already, I knew what I was doing, however my experience at viavibe has re-educated me about health and fitness. I am well on my way to meeting my wedding goal, losing weight steadily and without losing muscle. As a bonus, I have also noticed a huge difference in both my skin and my sleep. I honestly feel that I wouldn’t have got more knowledge or support from having a personal trainer. Thank you all!”

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Tracy

” I am delighted with the results I have achieved in a short time.”

Tracy says:

“I have been a member of traditional gyms on and off for many years and although I felt the benefit of using those gyms I often left because they didn’t fulfil my need to see my progress in more tangible ways. Besides a quick induction I was often then left to get on with it alone in those traditional gyms. I really enjoy strength training but was often too nervous to use free weights for fear of injury. Having just experienced my 3 month assessment at Viavi:be I am delighted with the results I have achieved in a short time. The regular health assessments, regular practical training advice and data I can access via an app gives me clear evidence of my progress. On joining Viavi:be I didn’t need to lose weight and was just looking to tone and increase my overall health & wellbeing so I wasn’t expecting big changes after just 3 months, but in actual fact I had made some significant improvements.”

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Susan

“I was looking for a new fitness routine that would fit into my busy schedule – I am looking forward to a fitter future”

Susan says:

“I joined Viavi:be looking for a new fitness routine that would fit into my busy schedule. Right from when I first joined, I have enjoyed the exercises and felt supported by the lovely, friendly and knowledgeable fitness team. Already I feel stronger and optimistic about looking forward to a fitter future.”

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Joanna

“”Holistic” is an over-used word in the wellness industry, but Viavi:be really do offer a complete approach to fitness and lifestyle”

Joanna says:

“I didn’t think I’d be able to find a gym circuit which suited both a 34-year-old fitness freak like myself, and my weights-shy 74-year-old mother — but then came Viavi:be. The high level of personalisation means the exercises are tailored to each individual, so you’re always doing the right workout for you. The equipment is impressive, but the friendly staff are what makes the gym different from the countless others I’ve sweated in over the years: they really know their stuff — not just about exercise, but also diet and lifestyle — and are always on hand to advise and encourage. I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my recovery time compared with other workouts, and my mother is getting stronger and actually enjoying pumping iron for the first time! “Holistic” is an over-used word in the wellness industry, but Viavi:be really do offer a complete approach to fitness and lifestyle, unlike any other I’ve encountered.”

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Debbie

“I have little self-discipline when exercising. The exercise programs I am following at Viavi:be help me to stay focused”

Debbie says:

“I want to improve my fitness for my job but have little self-discipline when exercising. The exercise programs I am following at Viavi:be help me to stay focused and the equipment sequences make the most of every minute. The staff are incredibly friendly, supportive and encouraging and I am already feeling a lot fitter. This gym has completely transformed my approach to my general health and wellbeing.”

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Margot

“We are all assessed by a physiologist every three months which is really motivating”

Margot says:

“I joined Viavi:be when it first opened. Usually I don’t stay motivated for very long as gyms can be so impersonal and lonely. This gym is fun, the staff are exceptional, and every machine is personalised to the individual’s capability by a wristband. We are all assessed by a physiologist every three months which is really motivating. There is even an infrared sauna and a cocoon for meditation – very holistic, highly recommend.”

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Mark

” I’ve been able to make fitness a priority, without having to build my whole life around it”

Mark says:

“I’ve been extremely happy with my experience at Viavi:be.  The system here really suits busy people – I can drop in any time without thinking about it, knowing there’s a structured, efficient work-out routine just waiting for me!  I’ve been able to make fitness a priority, without having to build my whole life around it.  The trainers are friendly and approachable, and always seem to know just how to help me.  They have fostered a warm, welcoming environment which I’m proud to be a part of.”

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Teodora

“The whole concept of Viavi:be is quite unique as it takes on a holistic approach, covering health and nutrition as well as exercise”

Teodora says:

“Viavi:be has given me a new lease of life health wise. The whole concept of Viavi:be is quite unique as it takes on a holistic approach, covering health and nutrition as well as exercise.  I can honestly say I feel more energetic and much healthier.  As a result, it has boosted my self-confidence. Everyone at Viavi:be is incredibly helpful, giving invaluable guidance and advice, as well as having time for a friendly chat!”

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Marco

” In ten months of training and changing my eating habits, I managed to drop my body fat from 22% to 15% and lose approximately 10kg”

Marco says:

“Before joining Viavi:be, I had never tried any other gym and I was a bit worried to join because I thought gyms might be stressful environments if not you are used to them. However, I have found Viavi:be a really great place to exercise, with a very relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. I think that this gym is really perfect for beginners and people who might feel uncomfortable in usual gyms. Training sessions are short and enjoyable and the music is never loud, instructors are very friendly and will support you very closely, not only during the training, but also giving you advise regarding nutrition and health in general which drastically can improve your lifestyle.

Before joining the gym, I gained some weight due to a period of strong stress. In around ten months of training and changing my eating habits, I managed to step down my body fat from 22% to 15% and lose approximately 10kg. To sum up, I can say that my experience at Viavi:be has been great and I am very happy with the results I obtained. I strongly recommend everyone to try a few sessions and then decide whether to join or not.”

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Ana

“A shoulder arthritis and pain with movement limitation that I had been suffering from is gone and so have my back aches”

Ana says:

“I can honestly say that I’ve never been a ‘gym’ person or sporty at all. Yet, now that I’ve hit my fifties, I was very aware of the importance of exercise and healthy living.
When a friend of mine mentioned Viavi-be to me, I rang and arranged an appointment. Since then, nearly a year ago, I’ve attended 3 times a week and feel so much better for it. A shoulder arthritis and pain with movement limitation that I had been suffering from is gone and so have my back aches. I feel stronger, have lots more energy and even arm definition!
Viavi-be staff are friendly, non-judgemental and very encouraging. They always pitch their input to your requirements and provide a personalised programme of exercises . The diet advice is also excellent, and the regular assessments give you very relevant feedback, motivating you to keep going. There are periodical talks on various health topics at very high scientific level but it’s also fun to have a chat with one of the team or try myself on the Batak reaction wall.”

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Anthea

“My physical strength is improving, I have more energy and I know my improved health is on the right track.”

Anthea says:

“I joined Viavi.be not long after its opening in Oxford in 2017.  On entering the space, to my great surprise, it was a very different type of “health” or “gym” experience;  it is very grown up! Their success lies primarily in their personal attention to each individual.  All staff hold excellent qualifications, but uniquely gathered are a team who work together to support you. The equipment is different with a new type of technology – no more long “avenues” of running machines and weight machines. It is well laid out, compact without being cramped, and it is actually fun to use. You’d be hard pressed to talk yourself out of attending even when you know there is a harder workout ahead.  And the workouts will only take you 35 minutes and change every 6 visits.  You are never bored. Viavi.be also offers some very informative and interesting seminars on health – all have been worth the small 1 hour investment to keep you up to date on current health issues by leading clinicians. My physical strength is improving, I have more energy and I know my improved health is on the right track.  A real winner for me,  after decades of disappointment at commercial gyms. I’d encourage you to visit us at Viavi.be and see for yourself.  You will be warmly welcomed.”

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Jeannine

“Because of Viavi:be I am feeling strong, pain free and so much healthier. I am also over 20kg lighter achieved with minimum loss of muscle mass.”

Jeannine says:

“Because of Viavi:be I am feeling strong, pain free and so much healthier. I am also over 20kg lighter achieved with minimum loss of muscle mass.

I’ve been attending the gym for a year now and when I started I didn’t anticipate such a positive outcome. Over the years I had tried to improve my fitness through yoga and periods going to gym, all with moderate levels of success. My initial intention was to silence my nagging conscience that I wasn’t doing enough exercise. With luck I thought I’d reduce my weight a little. I had already been careful with my calorie intake and alcohol consumption, however over the years I had slowly gained more and more weight and suffered from severe sciatica.

So the ethos of a wholistic health gym has worked for me. The availability to access their knowledge and the personal individual guidance if requested is unique and I have learnt so much more about physiology, nutrition and stress management.

It does take personal commitment and time to see the results, but whatever your goal it is achievable with Viavi:be’s guidance.”

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