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A word from Rachael:
”If you’ve been following me on Instagram, or reading my blog, you know that you girls are my main inspiration & motivation. This is why I recently reached out to some of you to ask about your progress and feedback. These are their stories. Hope you find them as motivating and uplifting as I have.”

In this interview, I chatted with 24 y/o Brittany from Toronto, Canada. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places, wine, hanging out with friends and going for long, scenic walks (walking, yay!). She recently finished my 3 Steps to Lean Legs Program. Here is a summary of her experience & results after completing the Program. 

1. WHAT WAS YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE BEFORE YOU STARTED 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM? 

BRITTANY: I have been pretty active my entire life. I grew up playing soccer and hockey. In university, I discovered my love for working out in the gym. From there I went through several fitness phases, from being a cardio bunny to lifting very heavy weights.

My goal back then was to be thick and curvy (which is still very beautiful). This was of course before I started my career in TV, where I quickly learned the camera really does add a few pounds. In the first year or so of my career, I stopped working out regularly as I was still getting accustomed to the stresses that come with working full-time.

After that year, I started to work out again, but I was doing random things at the gym: running some days, doing plyos or HIIT on other days, absolutely NO walking, no yoga, maybe the stair master, maybe some squats with moderate weights, you get the point.

I had no idea what to do as I hadn’t been to the gym consistently in what felt like ages. I changed my goals to wanting to be leaner because not only did I not have the time to be in the gym for hours upon hours with my new lifestyle, but my previous routine also wasn’t aligning with my vision for how I wanted to look for my job.

Brittany before she joined my program. She looked amazing but she wanted to achieve leaner and slimmer look :)

2. WHAT CONVINCED YOU TO TRY OUT MY PROGRAM?

BRITTANY: I think I was on Google or YouTube searching how to get leaner legs and I stumbled across your website!

I checked out your Instagram and I was convinced to try it out after seeing some amazing transformations on your page. These women looked lean but still toned and healthy, which is how I wanted to look!

I also loved how affordable it was compared to some other programs out there. I figured I might as well give it a try, and I’m so glad I did!

3. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED EXERCISING ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY TYPE BEFORE?

BRITTANY: I had no idea which body type I was. I wasn’t even familiar with what a mesomorph or endomorph was at the time!

I have never exercised according to my body type. It appears I had only experienced ‘one program fits all’ plans, which clearly were not so effective!

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4. WHAT WAS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PART OF OUR PROGRAM AND WHY?

BRITTANY: I loved how thorough your program was. It provided so much insight and valuable information to the point where I was never confused about what or how to do something.

I also loved how convenient and accessible the program was. I just kept the tab open on my phone when I would go to the gym and I would just scroll through the plan to what day I was on and begin my workout!

If I wasn’t sure how to do a move, I loved how there was a video I could click on to clarify. I also appreciated how I could do the workouts at home if I wanted to.

The best part was my mom noticing my results and her starting to do the workouts with me! I just loved the overall structure and detail that went into the plan. The fact that you threw in a meal plan as well is something I think many people will find very helpful.

5. WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF THE PROGRAM? 

BRITTANY: The walking! I am so glad you introduced walking to me because when I started the program in the summer, I would go for these beautiful walks outside and it didn’t even feel like I was working out.

The only thing I struggled with was getting enough of walking each day. Most days I ended up walking 25-30 minutes during my workouts because I did not have time (I had a far commute to work and had to do my workouts at 4:30 in the morning).

However, I would still end up hitting my step target for the day because I have quite an active job. I could start to see new muscles appearing in my legs and how they were starting to look much slimmer after just a couple of weeks and this really kept me going because my legs had never looked that way before!

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Brittany’s before and after picture comparison :)

6. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START SEEING RESULTS? 

BRITTANY: I started seeing results after week 2. I could not believe it!

My clothes were starting to fit me much nicer and people started to notice I looked leaner overall. I weighed myself occasionally just out of curiosity, but I took a lot of photos to make sure I wasn’t going crazy and I was actually making great progress!

I felt amazing after finishing the program – so much stronger and lighter. I felt more confident with my appearance and how I was starting to look in photos.

Most of all, I loved how I was looking for my job! Because I had lost a little bit of weight in my face from the program, my features were starting to pop out more.

I felt really good, which is why I am still doing the program almost a year after I first started it! It’s a program that I feel anyone can stick to for a long period of time because it’s very simple yet challenging.

7. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM TO YOUR FRIENDS? 

BRITTANY: I would definitely recommend it to friends! Some of my friends had even asked me what I had been doing. Of course I told them about your program ;)

Again, its affordability, simplicity, effectiveness, and accessibility were keys to this program standing out compared to others. The results from myself and all of the other women who done the program speak for themselves!

Thank you so much for your invaluable knowledge and everything you’ve put into the program. You’ve inspired so many girls including myself! I hope everyone can have the chance to benefit from your plan like I did.

I just want to let everyone know they can do this no matter what fitness level they are! It’s a really great program for people with busy lifestyles that want to stay fit.

It’s also for those who don’t want to go to the gym all of the time or want to work out in an environment comfortable for them.

Although you have to do a lot of walking, don’t strive for perfection, strive for progress. Some walking is better than nothing – do what you can and what you are most comfortable with!

I still got great results without following the program to the exact tee, but obviously, you will get out what you put in.


Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

8 Responses

  1. Hi Rachael, I was wondering how flexible you could be with the diet in the 3 steps to lean legs program. If I still eat healthy and clean (with some nights of pizza or ice cream with friends) will I get the same results?

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out! :)

      You don’t have to follow Rachael’s meal plan to get results. As long as you are following the Program and eating healthy on a slight calorie deficit (200-300 calories), you will get results. The healthier you eat, the better your results will be. :) Having pizza and ice cream once in a while also won’t hurt ;)

      I hope this helps! xx

      Love,
      Sanja

  2. Hello! I have a question. After completing full 8 weeks, should we take one week off walking 10’000 steps and/or 1 hour power walk too? Thanks in advance for your answer.

    1. Hi lovely,

      You should definitely take a break from the exercises and as for power walking, I’d say it’s more up to you – walking can’t hurt but you may also want to make a complete break ;) And of course, please continue to eat healthy and be careful not to over-eat!

      Love,
      Tina

  3. Hi Team,
    Very intrigued by all the reviews! Few questions – as I understand it is 8weeks program, what should I follow after 8weeks? Re-do the 8 weeks is it? If yes, so for how long? Because I’m looking for a program that I can follow regularly – should I increase the reps after the first round of 8weeks or how would you recommend?
    I took the quiz – I’m a Mesomorph. It is exactly true that I gain back very easily on the lower body, which is like going back to square 0 each time even with a balanced diet, so I am worried about how do I maintain it.
    Also, do these exercises help with improving flexibility? I’ve tried the 5days model like course and was able to follow easily and complete the exercises in time.
    Could you also explain the difference between Lean Legs Video Course and 3 Steps to Lean Legs – 1 major difference in certainly the meal plan. But Lean Legs Video Course does not include cardio plans is it ? So Cardio would mean 1 hour of walking if I go with the Lean Legs Video Course? And until the situation improves, cardio would mean the 2 cardio videos that has been shared on the Stay Home Stay Healthy page?
    Could you also advise on which equipments I will require to be able to do the entire course at home – access to gyms and parks look difficult for a few months now.
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hey lovely,
      Thanks for reaching out!
      Yes, all Rachaels’ programs last for 8 weeks. After completing full 8 weeks, she usually recommends that you take one or two weeks off and then repeat the program. To make your workouts a bit more challenging in the second round, you can increase the number of reps but it’s not necessary.
      Repeating the program will help you get even better results and you’ll be able to maintain the results you already had.
      Yes, this type of training does improve your flexibility but also don’t forget to stretch afterward :)
      As for the difference between the original program and video course, the main difference is in format. Video course has the same resistance training as our original program but in a full-length video format and it includes warm-ups and stretching.
      The original program has short demonstration videos and it also includes a cardio plan and 2 meal plans with recipe ebooks :)
      If you decide on getting our video course and you don’t already do your cardio, I would recommend that you walk 1h each day. If you’re currently in lockdown and it’s not safe to go outside, you can follow Rachael’s Stay home, stay healthy videos.
      As for the equipment, you can use ankle weights (up to 5 lbs) and you’ll need a pair of gliding discs (if you don’t have gliding discs, you can use small towels or paper plates).
      If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! xx
      Love,
      Marina

  4. Hi there Rachel!
    Nice to meet you. I stumbled across your website online when I was looking for ways to slim my thighs without bulking the muscles (lean slim legs) . I saw other girls that use your program and I seen their results and I was like wow! Your program is really good and it’s advertising everywhere and I have seen positive feedback from other girls.
    I am a Endomorph and I really want to become a Ectomorph or a Mesomorph so what do you think are the best exercises to do to lose body and thigh fat and not bulk up please?
    Thank you so much for your time!
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi lovely,
      Thank you for reaching out! Unfortunately, we can’t change our body type but you can look gorgeous with any body type! <3 Rachael recommends doing power walking 5-6 times a week for 45-60 minutes, bodyweight resistance exercises (you can find the free 'Train like a model' Video Course on her platform) and eating healthy and at a slight calorie deficit (there's a free 7-day meal plan on her platform). To access this free content, you need to register here.
      Good luck, hun! xx
      Love,
      Tina

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