A man from Northampton lost six stone in five months and also got rid of his diabetes.
Ryan Griffiths, of Swale Drive, Kings Heath, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 18 months ago.
Despite this, he ignored doctors’ advice and continued with his unhealthy lifestyle.
It was not until Ryan saw a friend’s picture of him following a night out in Northampton, that he realised how bad he had let his health get.
After stepping back on the scales for the first time in more than a year, he found he had ballooned to 22 stone and vowed to join a gym.
After undergoing an intensive training regime, he lost six stone in five months and his body fat has now halved.
More importantly, the 31-year-old’s diabetes nurse was surprised to find his blood sugar levels had almost halved, meaning he is now off the medication.
Ryan said: “The nurse said it was only the second time she had seen people able to come off medication through losing weight.
“I can’t thank the trainers enough for all their advice on my training regime and diet. Diet is by far the biggest change I made, but all their advice has been invaluable.
“It got to the stage when I had to think about the consequences for my two-year-old. I very much feel it has saved my life.”
Darren Eele, his trainer at PureGym Northampton, said: “It has been an absolute joy to work with Ryan. He has pushed himself so hard and really deserves the results he is now seeing.”