What Can You Achieve in 8 Weeks with BUILD?

What Can You Achieve in 8 Weeks with BUILD?

Formerly known as Bikini Build, this 8 Week Challenge has been designed by Coaches Rachel and Emma Dillon, and our team of expert Trainers to help transform your fitness journey.

BUILD is for anyone looking to improve their strength, build muscle, and redefine their limits on a journey to building confidence, discipline, a strong mindset, and positive life-long habits.

This Challenge provides both home and gym workout options, including a combination of weighted training, HIIT and LISS cardio, core challenges, and mobility conditioning sessions.

This year, we're so excited to bring you a brand new Round 4. Designed for experienced trainers, alongside our former Rounds 1, 2 & 3 which have already transformed the lives of thousands in our community. 

BUILD is run exclusively through the Move With Us App, where you'll receive customised Meal Guides and nutrition targets aligned with your dietary preferences and goals, whether your aim is to build muscle, lose body fat, or focus on maintenance.

Let's take a closer at what our community have achieved through this 8 week experience!

Xhesiana's Journey

We caught up with our USA based client, Xhesiana, from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, to share her personal experience completing the Build Challenge in 2020.

Prior to joining Move With Us, Xhesiana was in a negative cycle of under-eating, doing unnecessary amounts of cardio, and avoiding carbs.

She set out on the Build Challenge on a mission to prove to herself and others that lifting weights will not make you ‘bulky’ or ‘manly’.

“The picture on the left was me at 1200 calories, doing too much cardio although I hated it, and eating salads because that’s the only way I knew how to eat healthy. I had never touched weights or lifted previously, because I was worried about gaining too much muscle, silly me”.

“Fast forward 8 weeks to me on the right, I was eating 2300 calories and looking healthier, stronger, and as you can tell a lot more confident!

I was extremely happy with the way my body was transforming after only 8 weeks, and fell in love with lifting and consuming more food in general”. 

Xhesiana selected muscle gain as her goal in the MWU App, and achieved these results through 8 weeks of eating in a calorie surplus, training hard, and trusting the process.

What's even more impressive, is that she completed the challenge during lockdown, training entirely from home with a selection of minimal equipment, using a set of dumbbells, ankle weights and booty bands only.

Xhesiana shares her top tips for anyone setting out on their muscle gain journey:

  • Set specific goals.
  • Prepare yourself to be patient and trust the process.
  • If you only give 40%, that’s how much results you’ll see. Muscle gain doesn't come easy, so understand the meaning of HARD WORK! 
  • Avoid comparing yourself to others.
  • Focus on your own goals and you’ll be much better prepared, mentally, to succeed. 
  • Get committed and focus on the long term goal.
  • Mindset is everything. Having the right mindset is the key to success. You will gain mental focus and direction toward your goal.

"Remember, this is a lifetime journey. All you can do is give your best shot, and let your body work its magic and surprise you”. 

See what's possible in just 8 weeks

When starting your journey in the MWU App, you'll receive the option to choose from three goals; fat loss, muscle gain, or both. These goals determine the nutrition targets you'll receive, and whether we recommend a calorie deficit, surplus, or maintenance calories for you.

Take a look at the impressive results our past clients have achieved in their journey with our BUILD Challenge, and the specific goals they've selected.

Fat Loss

This goal is if you are interested in losing weight and body fat. To achieve this goal, we will place you in a moderate calorie deficit, meaning you will be burning more energy than consuming.
Please note that this goal is not the best for you if you want to increase your lean muscle mass significantly.



This goal will place you in a mild calorie deficit (slightly higher calories compared to Fat Loss). This is aimed at steady fat loss while preserving as much lean muscle as possible.

While your muscle mass is unlikely to increase dramatically on this goal, you will sculpt and shape your physique and create muscle definition through a combination of training and nutrition.
This goal is also a perfect transition point between Fat Loss and Muscle Gain.



Muscle Gain 

If you select this goal, we will work with you to achieve an optimal calorie surplus - meaning consuming slightly more than you burn, thus providing necessary fuel for muscle growth.
When in a surplus, please note that your measurements and weight are very likely to increase slightly - this is all part of the process!



Not only have our clients transformed their physical strength through this 8 Week Challenge, they've also built confidence and made positive transformations in their relationship with food, and overall mindset too.

Places for our BUILD Challenge have now closed. However, if you're looking for a similar Program, take a look at our 8 Week STRONG Program.