I would like to thank Tanya Wyatt from The Happy Body for helping me finally fit back into my favourite jeans. It was a long and sometimes difficult journey, which took lots of patience and mindset changes on my part, and a LOT of guidance and understanding from Tanya. It is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix... and I still LIVE my life AND eat chocolate :-).
My aim is not to be skinny, but to be healthy and happy. Always a work in progress, but with a positive mind and balance in all aspects, my body is feeling happier. Thank you
Raylene Derman, owner Funky Fit - Port Elizabeth
I made an appointment with Tanya Wyatt, thinking that it would be yet another failed attempt at regaining health and energy. Suffice to say that after my first ten minutes with her, I realized I was interacting with a person who was deeply tuned in, intuitive, vastly knowledgeable, and compassionate.
She never once put me on a scale, or asked my weight. Rather, she dealt with my lifestyle, my chemical make-up, my energy levels, and my body’s wisdom. I felt she was an individual who cared and who asked the right questions. Working with Tanya over a period of 6 weeks changed my life and my approach to food. I emerged with renewed energy, brighter lights in my eyes, clearer complexion, and oh, I lost 9kgs.
Tanya makes sense of the complicated world of diets and food. She simplifies it. She makes it easy. And she makes a huge difference.
Sandy Coffey, photographer - Port Elizabeth
I’m 80 years old and had suffered from cramps pretty much all of my life until reading The Happy Body article on the importance of good quality salt and water in the diet. Since taking Tanya Wyatt's advice and eating Himalayan Crystal salt daily, my cramps have effectively disappeared. I can’t believe I went through life without realizing there was such a simple solution!
Mr Williams – Port Elizabeth, 041-5858473
Amazing changes happened in my life since doing The Happy Body program.
From a bloated, unhappy, adrenally-exhausted person, always eating, eating, the whole day long, to a Happy Body person, where mind, body and spirit are balanced as one. Content, happy, positive and energetic. Thank you so much!
Del-Rio du Plessis - Port Elizabeth, 0794927861
At the risk of sounding like a cliché and undermining what they do, The Happy Body team have the ability to transform your life. They will not mislead you with false promises of a quick & easy miracle cure or even tell you the easy solution you want to hear but if you are prepared to invest the time and effort to work with them (and be warned that some of their solutions are not always easy!), their quite exceptional attention to detail, knowledge, professionalism, pragmatism and friendliness will give you the tools and opportunity to affect profound and fundamental changes – mentally and physically.
This is a very impressive team. So much so, in fact, that despite moving overseas I still make the effort to see them for a regular ‘check up’ and review whenever I’m back in London.
James Liddiard - New York/London
Having suffered from several illnesses during my life – many leading to hospitalisation – I was willing to try anything that might allow me to lead a ‘normal’ life. I spoke to a friend who had been a client of The Happy Body’s and had experienced positive results, so I thought I’d see what they could offer me.
I am so glad I did! Since starting with them 5 months ago, I haven’t once been admitted to hospital, which for me is fantastic. I’ve also been able to reduce my medication drastically and have developed a better outlook on life, which has given me a complete confidence boost.
I’ve tried so many different diets in the past, none of which worked for me, particularly since I have always been on so much medication. Since working with the team and eating correctly for my metabolic type, I have lost two stone and feel fantastic.
Instead of this being a ‘diet’, it has become a way of life for me. Everyone who knows me comments on how well I am looking – not just weight-wise, but also that I have a certain “glow” about me.
Philly Greenwood, London
I would like to thank The Happy Body team for the profound changes in my body and my life. When I first came to them, I was injured and lethargic about life. I presented them with the immediate goal of restoring function and motion to an injured left shoulder, with spring golfing in mind. I was also keen to regain the muscle tone that I had lost in my arms from a debilitating spinal condition that had sent me to neurosurgery twice in 6 months. I expected to have a short-term fix... little did I realize that we had so much work to do together and that it would be so rewarding!
They started with the basics – and there were aches and pains and setbacks along the way, but gradually we started to see results and that was so motivating. With their help I set my goal and actually reached it - to be fitter at fifty than I had been at forty - and to keep going!
They then took me to a level of fitness that I never knew existed. They have been tough task-masters at times and maddeningly picky in their attention to detail. But I understand and appreciate the importance of this and I live and breathe the results of their relentless honesty in making me as fit and functional as I can be. My benchmarks are subtle but I know that I am fit and strong when people I have known for years comment on how great I look.
They are an extraordinary team grounded in hard work, technical expertise and integrity to the enterprise of helping their clients realize their physical potential for wellness. God willing, we will be working together for a long time.
Sarah Solmssen - London
Until I started working with The Happy Body I had never stepped foot inside a gym! I was lacking confidence and self-esteem and felt pretty overawed by such a body-conscious environment. My fears were completely allayed by the professional, friendly approach taken by The Happy Body team. We set sensible, realistic targets that felt very achievable, which of course motivated me hugely. What was particularly notable, was that they gave me no false hopes around how and by when, I could achieve my proposed goals – total honesty and transparency meant that I was able to commit the programme with a very clear idea of the outcome.
I started to look forward to my training sessions and although it took a little time to see results (after all, I had been inactive for many years), when they did happen, they were fantastic and affected me both physically - through weight loss, increased muscle tone, improved posture, general body-shape change and heightened body awareness - and mentally - through increased confidence, self-esteem and well-being. It was as if I had bought myself a whole new me!
I am truly grateful to The Happy Body team for helping me to achieve all this. They display total commitment to clients, are consistent with their approach, offer great warmth and friendliness and above all, are the consummate professionals. This is a company I would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve both their health and their physical being.
Leonie Fallstrom - London
When I first started with The Happy Body I had no confidence in my ability to get any better … I just didn't want to get any worse. After two years, I feel like a completely different person and although that might seem like a long time, it has to be said that I was very resistant to change.
What I enjoyed about their approach is that they were not at all ‘hard sell’ and they resolutely did not treat me like a baby - they gently insisted that I take responsibility for my own decisions, reiterated the benefits of eating well when I didn't, and encouraged me to simply start again when my motivation and commitment faltered.
What they have done, is re-educate me about how my body can feel - well, strong, and energized. I needed to change the way I lived my life, and they helped me do just that.
Susie Tinsley - London
I first made an appointment with The Happy Body team when I reached an all-time low - stressed out by my City job, suffering insomnia and painful IBS - and was greatly reassured that they not only offered a comprehensive, professional and efficient service, but this was delivered with words of encouragement and sensitivity.
Two months later I had noticed a 50% improvement in my health, and this upward trend continued thereafter. I would definitely recommend the holistic approach that The Happy Body uses, and urge anybody who settles for anything less than perfect health to think again.
Rachel Willis, London
In the ten months I’ve been working with The Happy Body team their combination of highly focused exercises and remedial massage techniques have not only relieved my periodic debilitating back pains, but have afforded me the mechanism to restore my composure and balance, particularly during periods of intense work-related stress.
Their insights into the effects of my past eating and lifestyle habits, together with their recommendations for change, have resulted in an almost immediate increase in my physical energy levels. These visible improvements have prompted both my CEO, and a close friend, to seek their assistance as well and this is why I can heartily endorse their practice.
EF, MD Property Development Group - London
Why do I need a lifestyle and nutritional coach? That was my question a year ago. Little did I realise all the time, effort, energy and support I would be given by The Happy Body.
I was far too busy with the commitment of work to think about my health or lifestyle – I had sleep problems with a head that was whizzing with thoughts through the day and as a consequence constantly felt exhausted. I knew my dietary pattern was not good but tended to ignore it as I had no major health problems.
The Happy Body team helped me realise and - more importantly - DO something about my lifestyle in an encouraging and supportive way and their mentoring had a hugely positive impact on my family too!
Time was taken in the early stages to understand what I wanted to achieve (and what had prevented me from doing so up until now). They were meticulous in their attention to detail, giving me numerous relevant and unbiased academic papers to read, which helped me understand about nutrition in a more balanced, sound way.
These sessions were my ‘sanctuary’ …I enjoyed them very much and learnt a great deal about myself as a consequence.
Now I feel positive and prepared both mentally and physically to take on whatever the future may have ready for me - so my heartfelt thanks to the team for their continued enlightenment, encouragement, patience and complete professionalism.
Margaret Duggan – Bedford
“I have been in a constant state of “dis-ease” for the past 17 years, ostensibly from an old track injury. Having tried about a dozen traditional and non-tradition rehabilitation therapies with little success, I had frankly become sceptical about my own prognosis. That all changed when I started my program with The Happy Body team three months ago.
I have been overwhelmed with their holistic understanding of the body, especially at the physical and nutritional levels, and now have a renewed sense of confidence about achieving my personal goal of a healthy, active and centred lifestyle.”
Paul Sandford – London
“It has been nearly 2 years since I met The Happy Body team. I worked for Ten UK at the time, and you helped me make some huge changes in my lifestyle and eating habits - the first and only people who ever told me not to snack on apples! I wanted to say thank you again, as my decision to stop being a vegetarian (based on what you told me about my metabolic type) has been a positive changing point for me.”
Gaby - London
"I have worked with The Happy Body on various projects. It's the amazing results they achieved with my wife for her back problems that have astounded me. She suffered for four years with pain in her back, head and neck on a daily basis. After an initial session and a combination of massage, training and education my wife is fighting fit and hasn't suffered since."
Hiten Thaker - London