Former Northampton Saints man sheds four stone after wife calls him out on his bad food habits

A 48-year-old ex-Northampton Saints player has lost more than four stone after his wife became fed up with cleaning crisp packets and pasty crumbs from the car.

Thursday, 7th December 2017, 4:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:03 pm
Ian Hunter after completing his 12-week fitness programme

After adapting his lifestyle following a 12-week transformational fitness programme from Back2Fitness, Ian Hunter - who played as a winger and a full-back for Saints - dropped just over 4 stone, kept the weight off and found his overall well-being has seen a boost.

Having been a professional sportsman, former England rugby player Ian had been in the shape of his life for many years and even following his retirement at the end of the 1999/2000 season, he still maintained his fitness levels for a number of years.

However, as the years passed carved out a successful career as a businessman, which includes a lot of travelling, making time for his wellbeing took a back seat and inevitably the weight piled on.

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Ian was 19st 7lb before he shed the weight

Speaking of what motivated him to reassess his lifestyle, Ian said: “I weighed in at 19 stone 7lb ; way over the healthy weight range for a man of my height, (6’2”) and felt uncomfortable in my clothes, tired and full of aches and pains thanks to the extra weight I was carrying – the time had come to act.”

In March this year, with his fiftieth birthday on the horizon, and after some sterns words from his wife, Ian took stock and decided it was time to make some changes.

“She sat me down and told me that I needed to do something about my lifestyle," said Ian.

"She’d noticed that I wasn’t myself, I was lacking energy, eating junk and inevitably, the weight had crept on. She was also sick of cleaning empty food packets out of the car!”

Ian was 19st 7lb before he shed the weight

Back2Fitness was the perfect programme for Ian, appealing to both his sporting background and the need to be adaptable to keep up with the demands of his busy lifestyle.

The 12-week fitness programme was designed exclusively for men and offers a detailed plan of exercise as well as the right foods to eat and when, to achieve long-term, sustainable results.

Since maintaining a weight of around 15 stone 4lb since he finished the programme, the future for Ian is less about weight loss and more about maintaining the physique he has.

“The great thing about the Back2Fitness programme is that it educates you on the right things for your body and you can take this knowledge with you to help you once the 12-weeks are up.”

Now embracing a healthier, sustainable lifestyle, Ian is brimming with energy, with fewer aches and pains and a more streamlined physique, something he – and his wife – are thrilled about.