The first of its kind in the UK, Health by Science is a unique health and wellness studio in Edinburgh that combines top-quality equipment, and a layout designed to give coaches the space they need to deliver optimal sessions.

Carr Gomm has partnered with Health by Science, with both staff and people supported experiencing the benefits. On their website, Health by Science, say: “We empower clients to take control of their health permanently, which has been scientifically proven to be a better way of learning and maintaining good results.”

Ewan, from our Business Development Team, took part in a programme developed to help improve personal health and wellbeing.

Here, we talk to Ewan about his experiences and his thoughts on the Health by Science initiative.

Ewan’s story

  1. What made you want to participate in Health by Science?

I had heard from others about how positive the programme was. Having been involved in sports all my life and always having a keen eye on my own health, I thought it was a no brainer to sign-up to get some professional knowledge.

Knowing that it wasn’t just a paper exercise, and that I would be spending time in the gym was a real incentive. It was an area I wanted to learn about as attending a gym regularly was fairly new to me. 

  1. What programme did you choose? Who taught you?

Health by Science run a number of different programmes focused on weight loss, rehabilitation, performance and general health.

For my programme, a chap called Jamie was our teacher, and he was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any of my questions. He was able to help me with specific equipment and movement in the gym. Having torn my anterior cruciate ligament a couple years ago, I’m always looking for new exercises that can help me build strength and keep my knee in good shape. Jamie was able to give me lots of useful hints and tips.

  1. What was the main takeaway?

For me, it was that changing a diet and creating a life plan to be healthier in one go is really hard, but making small incremental changes can help to improve quality of life, and is more sustainable in the long run.

For instance, I like my vegetables, but I only eat green and orange varieties. After learning about the ‘rainbow’ analogy, it really got me thinking about how easy it is to fit more colours into my diet, even if it’s only once a week. I’ve been doing this for about 6 months now and feel better for it.

  1. What did you learn/enjoy the most?

I enjoyed all of it and learnt a lot. I also loved to hear Jamie talk about beer, chocolate and other foods I like. It’s always reassuring to hear that in moderation everything can be squeezed into a healthy diet. The last thing I wanted to hear was that everything I enjoy is bad for me.

  1. Would you recommend the course to others?

I would absolutely recommend the programme. It will be interesting to see how the online materials look as lots of us are participating online due to COVID. I hope that in the future, when normality resumes, others have the opportunity to join the course like I did by being physically present at the wellness studio.

You can read Jill’s Health by Science story here: https://www.carrgomm.org/News/jills-health-by-science-story