Before I started training with John I was a heavy smoker (approximately 20 a day). I wouldn’t have been very active and the thought of attending the gym was daunting to me, as I wasn’t keen on the thought anyone would have been judging/looking at me when working out.  

On 14th May this year I quit smoking and quickly began to put on weight, I realised I needed to make a drastic change and an incentive to prevent me from smoking again.  I started looking at different gyms and personal trainers.  I was recommended John by a friend and looked into his website; the biggest selling point to me was the fact no one was going to be there while I trained so I wouldn’t be worrying that anyone was going to be judging me during my workouts.

In June I contacted John and had a consultation where we discussed what I wanted to achieve, and agreed a plan and set some goals of what I wanted to accomplish.  John introduced me to a diet in which he is keen you eat foods you like but within your macros and calories allocated for each day, this involved weighing out your food and portion control.  John also helped me set up an app for tracking my foods, once I had used the app for a couple of weeks it becomes second nature and simple to follow.

I have now completed nearly six months training and surpassed all the goals I set in June, which at the time I never thought would be possible.  I cannot recommend John as a personal trainer enough; he makes everything achievable and motivates you to push yourself while having a laugh, in a relaxed environment.  I can honestly say it was the work I have done while training with John that has enabled me to stay off the cigarettes and I am a much happier and healthier person than I have ever been.

Fat loss: 3st 9 (51lbs)

Body fat loss: 15.2%

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I was doing stock car mascot and had pictures taken… I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I knew I needed to lose weight. The 3 folds of fat scared me and I had already been struggling to carry my child with Spina bifida up and down the stairs without getting out of breath. I knew for my daughter and son who has autism that I needed to get healthier, stronger and fitter. 

I had tried other gyms in the past but I struggle with crowds and the amount of noise, and this lead to me giving up pretty easily. I would then start feeling very low.

After I gave up on the gym, I saw an advertisement on fb about John so I thought I’d give it one last go. I was soon booked in for my consultation, I was already nervous about telling him about my lower back issues and my IBS. In the consultation I thought he was going to tell me that he couldn’t work with me as others had hurtfully said to me before but no he was more than willing and laid out the plan of action, plus talked about issues with the double C-section I had.

Weight loss was slow in the beginning due to medication I had been taking in the past but after a while the weight loss became pretty consistent. John helped me to create my own diet that suited my needs. We used a calorie counting app and kept some treats in my diet such as Red Bull (I used to drink 8 tins a day).

When I became more comfortable in training, John encouraged me to join a local gym on top of our PT sessions. I was given a personalised workout plan to go in line with what I was doing with John. 

Soon my clothes were too big for me, I was seeing the results in the mirror/scales plus people were starting to tell me that I had lost weight. 

The support John gives you is unbelievable, between looking at your diet/training to being able to text him about anything – this was what I needed. It was what I needed to lose weight or I probably would’ve cheated on my diet a lot. 

I now eat healthily and understand what labels mean plus I can still factor in the odd treat. John is very patient through tears and tantrums. I was a 16 going on 18 in sizes now down to a ten, which is the smallest I’ve ever been.

Loss: 2st 12 

Fat loss: 13.2%

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