YBP - how it all began

Your Body Programme was founded in 2016 by experienced personal trainers and nutritionist Terry Fairclough and Luisa Valenti.

Luisa originally came from a professional dance background and Terry was a chef, cooking for private clients and in Michelin Star restaurants before turning his focus to his passion, clinical nutrition. Together they form a formidable team, combining their knowledge and experience to create the perfect programme for each client.

So, what makes YBP different from all the other fitness trends out there? ‘Well firstly, it’s not a trend. It’s science.’ Says Terry. ‘At YBP we work with your genetic make up to establish how you should be exercising and eating for your specific body type. There is nothing generic here – every programme is totally bespoke’.

What inspired this type of training?

‘I have been working as a personal trainer for 17 years. Ive been using this formula for the last 5 years with my private clients and consistently seeing real results. The way the training is structured is to maximise your workout to achieve the results you are aiming for. Luisa and I have known each other and trained together for many years, and one day we sat down and thought - how can we offer this training to more people and still be able to give the same great service? Can we do it online? Thus our labour of love, YBP was born.’

To give you a quick history lesson, in the 1940s, William Sheldon devoted his life to observing the variety of human bodies. He proposed that there are fundamentally three main different body-types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph. YBP is based on this principle.

‘We want people to feel healthy, confident and happy in their own skin. They need to understand that each body type has its own set of strengths. There is no ‘perfect’ body type’ says Luisa. ‘For example, an endomorph may be curvier, but as a body type will find it easy to build muscle, an ectomorph is naturally skinny but has to work slightly harder to maintain muscle than a mesomorph, who has a naturally more athletic make-up’, says Luisa.

 ‘It’s about knowing where your strengths lie and using them. At YBP before we create your personalised programme, we ask you to fill in an assessment. This gives you the opportunity to tell us about any pre-existing conditions and lifestyle concerns. It’s detailed, but it’s worth doing and helps us to put together a truly tailored programme, just for you’.

As this is YBPs official launch month Luisa and Terry are offering a full month worth of their bespoke exercise, nutrition and lifestyle programme to a lucky follower and a friend of their choosing. For more details on the giveaway follow us on Facebook and Twitter.