Super Mum Claire Bushen – City to Summit Challenge

Claire Bushen,

Kennedys Partner- City to Summit Challenge



I first went to see Andy in June 2012. I had just returned to work having had a baby 6 months previous. I had always enjoyed training but I needed to get rid of my baby weight and he came highly recommended.

Apparently I needed a goal- something to train for and so I agreed to take part in a relay triathlon with work colleagues. I got the bug and my ever supportive husband took it upon himself to find something that would ‘really challenge me’. Before I knew it I was signed up to do to City to Summit iron distance triathlon: 2.4 mile swim in the Firth of Forth; 112 mile bike ride from Edinburgh to Glen Coe (8000 ft  of climbing) and a 28 mile run from Glen Coe to, and up (and back down), Ben Nevis (a further 8000 ft of climbing).

Andy tailored a programme for me- not only did this include weights- which got heavier- every week but he also gave me a daily training plan to follow at home- circuits, cardio and diet. It was hard work but it was manageable with a full time job and a baby.

On 1 June 2013- almost a year since I first met Andy- I completed my challenge. Not only did I complete it, I did quite well…. I was 4th lady over the line with a total time of 16 hours and 28 minutes. I am, without a doubt, fitter and more confident than I have ever been (even pre-baby) and I have Andy to thank for that. Having always been quite active, I didn’t think that I could justify personal training every week. However, I could not do without Andy now!



Claire, has worked really hard, over the last year, with her training fitting in early morning bike training before work, open water swims over the weekend and running in the evenings.

We did an assessment the week before the challenge, and the result were amazing,

In 12 months Claire lost 8cm off her waist, 5cm off her hips and thighs 8 cm which was even better.

Claire lost 3kg of weight which you might not think is a lot and 3% body fat , but we change her total body shape with weight training, a good healthy diet and cardio training (indoor & outdoor).


If you would like Probalance to help you, we can help, it doesn’t need to be a big mammoth challenge, we just need you to work hard from your diet to your training, and you will get the results you want.


Thank you ,hope to see you soon.


Andy Jeffries and the Probalance Team

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