Testimonials

I have known Nancy for some years after a friend suggested I come along to one of her classes at the gym where I was a member.  She was so kind that first class and genuinely interested in getting the best out of her clients.

In November 2019 I decided to start with Nancy and her online PT course.  I had become poorly a couple of years before and had put on some weight that I wanted to shift but to make things more of a challenge I have Vestibular Neuronitis (a chronic condition that can impact on exercise), hypermobility and lipoedema (painful build-up of fat and swelling, usually in the legs).   None of these issues phased Nancy and she assured me that she could help me.

The program is very straight forward – keep motivated, keep positive, receive encouragement and advice from Nancy, and most importantly record your daily intake of calories.  Nancy was a text away for me through every step of my journey.  She was able to guide me with my eating habits and keep me motivated when I was feeling low.  I honestly could not believe how much weight I lost in the 6 months I was doing the program but more importantly the centimetres I lost from all parts of my body.  My lipoedema is a huge issue for me at the moment and for me to have lost 13 centimetres off my thighs was just amazing.  Nancy has helped me so much and I believe her kindness, understanding, and attitude make her a brilliant person to have in your corner.

Heather Brittain, Online PT 6 months 2019 – 20

“Nancy was a text away for me through every step of my journey…Nancy has helped me so much and I believe her kindness, understanding, and attitude make her a brilliant person to have in your corner”

My sister and I completed 5 months’ PT with Nancy in February – my aim was to lose a bit of weight and tone up a bit, losing the flabby bits that had accumulated around my body having had 2 children. By the end of the 5 months, I was leaner and felt great, thanks to the sensible and achievable goals, food advice and gentle nudges about making good choices and bucket loads of Nancy’s positivity and encouragement. Nancy has made me look at what I eat (and how much) and helped me to become more knowledgeable about where my excess calories come from. I’ve developed a whole new repertoire of meals that are lower calorie, but I’m also more aware of what choices to make when eating out to stay on track.

Nancy is always encouraging and is motivating without making you feel bad if you decide to have the fish and chip dinner or a night out with friends with a few cocktails. Thinking about average calorie intake over the week helps me to make better choices and hopefully to keep the weight off long-term.

Her workouts have been easy to follow and fun and, even in lockdown, I have been motivated to find the time to keep doing them twice per week. She is a positive voice in my head to keep up the good work!

If you’re looking for a personal trainer, Nancy will help you meet and smash straight through your goals. She provides a very tailored, personal service that goes above and beyond to support and encourage you to achieve your goals. She will even be able to make you smile as she makes you do tricep press-ups (and I don’t think I ever really imagined myself being the sort of person who would voluntarily do press-ups on a regular basis!)

Caroline Taylor, Face to face PT, 5 months 2019 – 20

“If you’re looking for a personal trainer, Nancy will help you meet and smash straight through your goals. She provides a very tailored, personal service that goes above and beyond to support and encourage you to achieve your goals.”

Nancy’s energy, passion (and permanent happy smile!) is infectious and it’s hard not to love working out with her. Nancy’s classes have always been an element of my week that I’ve looked forwards to and a non-negotiable (even after a sometimes 1hr45 commute to get to the gym after work!!) 

Aside from being a highly skilled and knowledgeable PT, Nancy is just the loveliest person who goes above and beyond to put you at ease (no matter your level or ability )and make exercise enjoyable.  She is much loved and it’s no surprise given how incredibly generous she is with her time and advice.

My sister and I decided to do some personal training with Nancy to compliment our gym classes. Alongside challenging, tailored exercise sessions, Nancy really opened our eyes around nutrition and fueling our bodies. Nancy motivated me towards being my best self – I lost weight, felt toned and stronger but most importantly felt armed with new tools and advice that I still use to this day. If you are looking for a PT that inspires and motivates you, then I promise you will love working out with Nancy 🙂

Alice Povey, face to face PT 2017

“Nancy’s energy, passion (and permanent happy smile!) is infectious and it’s hard not to love working out with her..If you are looking for a PT that inspires and motivates you, then I promise you will love working out with Nancy :)”

My sister and I initially met Nancy through group classes at the gym. Nancy quickly became our go-to instructor; her positivity and energy made exercise feel like fun and Nancy’s classes made it easy to stick to an exercise routine (God forbid if Alice or I missed a Monday night body pump!). At the time we had both stepped up our exercise routines but wanted to focus more on fat loss and ensuring that our technique was correct. Neither of us had worked with a PT before and Nancy was the natural choice!

Nancy brought all of that positivity and energy (and more!) into our PT sessions from the get go. The sessions were very varied, well planned and challenging whilst being fun at the same time. Nancy tailored the sessions to ensure we were both working towards our individual goals and at our fitness levels and provided workout plans and recipes to keep us on track in between sessions. She would regularly check in with us to see how we we’re getting on – Something I massively appreciated as it felt I had someone to be accountable to!

Nancy helped shift my mindset around my food intake. Before working with Nancy I think I naively assumed I could get away with eating whatever I liked as long as I was exercising regularly. I weighed myself occasionally, but had never really considered other factors, such as body fat %. Nancy’s no nonsense and simple approach helped me realise that you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. I now make healthier choices with my food and keep an eye on my body fat, visceral fat and other factors instead of only relying on the number on the scales.

If you’re still a bit unsure about investing in a PT, then I would say go for it – You won’t regret it. Just make sure the PT is Nancy! Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness will rub off on you within minutes of meeting her and I guarantee you will look forward to your sessions with her (Even if she does make you do some really hard stuff!)

Thank you, Nancy, for all of your energy, passion and smiles over the years. You will always be our number one instructor and PT!

Alice and Imogen Povey,  face to face PT, 2017

 

 

“If you’re still a bit unsure about investing in a PT, then I would say go for it – You won’t regret it. Just make sure the PT is Nancy! Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness will rub off on you within minutes of meeting her”

I decided to set myself a ‘Fit for 40’ challenge and wanted to reach my big birthday in the best shape I could be. As a busy working mum with two young boys, I knew that in order to reach my goals, I would need someone to keep me accountable and on track, and I could not think of anyone better than Nancy with her online programme. I have attended Nancy’s classes at my local gym and also seen and read about her results ‘in action’ from friends in the local community, so I had no doubt that her enthusiasm, energy and persistence would be the combination I needed to keep me on track.

Despite doing lots of running (training for a half marathon, another thing on the ‘fit for 40’ bucket list) and regularly going to the gym and bootcamps, my weight was slowly creeping up and I needed to make some changes to get it back to where I wanted it to be.

Working with Nancy was great and she ensured her suggestions could realistically fit into my busy lifestyle. I am lucky in that I enjoy working out and use exercise as stress release, so for me it was more about making sure I was eating the right things than needing to come up with an exercise plan. Despite my reservations, Nancy convinced me to track my calories and showed me ways to use the tools so that it was not too time consuming. She also helped me find low calories snacks and alternatives and be aware of things like portion size to help lose some cms and get back to where I wanted to be.

Working with Nancy was great fun and she is truly supportive and always has a helpful suggestion. She is doesn’t judge but always looks for ways to support her clients with whatever they are trying to juggle (or get away with) alongside their objectives. She is always on hand for help and advice, and her regular check ins help to achieve results and ensure accountability. I would recommend Nancy for anyone looking to get healthier, fitter, stronger or leaner, or just anyone who needs some support to help them stick to their goals.

Libby Campetti, Online PT 4 months 2019

“I would recommend Nancy for anyone looking to get healthier, fitter, stronger or leaner, or just anyone who needs some support to help them stick to their goals.”

Nancy has helped me lose weight and get fit. Her approach is realistic and about making small, sustainable changes, rather than quick fix starvation diets and unrealistic workout requirements. Her advice is evidence-based and scientific and her enthusiasm is infectious! She provides the right amount of accountability and support, without preaching or being overbearing. I was surprised at how little deprivation was involved in losing a considerable amount of weight in a relatively short period of time and I have every confidence that the small lifestyle changes I have made will mark a permanent shift and not be temporary.

If, like me, you’ve spent a lot of time wishing that you had the motivation and willpower to make a positive, lasting change to your health and fitness, then I would definitely recommend contacting Nancy.

 

Anna Mantle, Face to face pt, 5.5 months, 2019 – 2020

“Nancy has helped me lose weight and get fit. Her approach is realistic and about making small, sustainable changes, rather than quick fix starvation diets and unrealistic workout requirements. Her advice is evidence-based and scientific and her enthusiasm is infectious!”

So I got to 50 and had been moaning about getting fatter for years. My blood pressure was high, I didn’t really exercise, totally lacked any flexibility, and the beach body (I’d never had) was even further away. 

I’m always difficult to buy for, but for this special birthday I was presented with “the gift of health” by my loving wife – 3 months of online and face to face sessions with Nancy to kick start me into becoming fitter and healthier. The wife had known Nancy for a few years (from her classes at the gym) and in her opinion, Nancy would be the perfect chaperone to guide me through the process. Luckily for me, she was. 

You don’t really know what to expect at the first session. Not many ladies ask me to take my T-shirt off for photographs anymore, but apparently it was important. And so it was! It’s not until you see the before and after images that you realise what shape you had got yourself into and how much you’ve improved. 

I’m never really going to be a gym person but for Nancy that wasn’t an issue. She expertly guided me through controlling my calories and increasing my activity levels. Nancy devised a set of circuits for me to work on at home (as I’m not a great lover of public exercise), combined with some running, the odd swim, and dusting off the home rowing machine for variety. I have a reasonably active job at times, and I do a lot of walking on my daily commute, so had no real issue with the daily step count. I just needed to supplement this, 2 or 3 times a week, to help build some muscle. There was no hard pressure to constantly be out exercising at a gym as I had feared.

What I hadn’t appreciated is just how important diet and calorie intake are and for that I very much needed some degree of external conscience to keep me on track. Enter a supportive, constantly bubbly, constantly online, calorie calculator – Nancy.

Nancy helped with some recipes and food ideas (most of which lack chocolate 🤔), she not so secretly follows you on myfitnesspal, and is always very fast to reply to any “how many calories is this likely to be” queries via Whatsapp photos from restaurants – even when I’m out with clients in another country and need some advice! 

She is always happy to help with sensible food choices. In fact I don’t think she ever stops working, as she responds at all times of the day. It actually became a matter of personal pride to be up and about when the first motivational Whatsapp of the morning comes through (usually before 06:00!).

With Nancy’s help I managed to loose 10kgs of body fat and bring my BMI down to something sensible. It’s great when people start to comment on you looking better/slimmer. I highly recommend a little Nancy motivation.

 

David Spiers, Combined Face to Face and online PT, 3 months, 2019 – 2020

What I hadn’t appreciated is just how important diet and calorie intake are and for that I very much needed some degree of external conscience to keep me on track. Enter a supportive, constantly bubbly, constantly online, calorie calculator – Nancy… I highly recommend a little Nancy motivation”

Nancy is an awesome PT. She wasn’t my first PT and although I learnt a lot with others, Nancy was the one who helped be to separate food and exercise. I now exercise for health and well-being, not for weight loss. Nancy is great at giving gentle reminders to keep on track. I would receive a text a few times a week where Nancy would check in on how’s things are going and if I needed any assistance. Help was always on hand, whenever needed, Nancy is only ever a text away and she can look a photo of food and gauge the calories! I was and still am terrible at logging, but I am very much more aware now of the calories within foods.

If you are looking for a PT that really understands what it is like to need to lose weight and that it is about being healthy, not stopping yourself from consuming those treats. Nancy is your PT, teaching you sustainability, learning about making some better choices and how exercise is important for strength and well being, not there to be used as a means to eat.

Thank you Nancy!

 

Maria, Face to Face PT 6 months 2019 – 2020

“If you are looking for a PT that really understands what it is like to need to lose weight and that it is about being healthy, not stopping yourself from consuming those treats. Nancy is your PT”

I have known Nancy for a very very long time. We used to go to the same classes at our gym before Nancy became an amazing Fitness Instructor. She is full of energy and ready to help anyone who asks for it. I used to do lots of classes and sometimes 3 in a row thinking this was the way to loose weight and shed the fat! After years of trying different exercises and gym workouts, I spoke to Nancy about her online PT sessions and that my aim was to change my body shape and loose body fat.

Nancy sent me various options that I could consider. I decided to opt for the 3 months online PT sessions. There was one thing that Nancy insisted I would have to do in order to get the results I was hoping for and that was to log my food and drink onto the My fitness Plan app. I was a bit worried about this as I am not that technical but Nancy assured me that I would be fine and that she would help me get started and answer any questions I had along the way. She told me that the only thing I needed to do was count calories!! This would enable me to loose body fat and weight.

On my first PT session, I was weighed and various measurements were taken and also body fat percentage worked out! But on top of that Nancy took a photo of how I looked at the start so that we could compare the results after 3 months! I was really quite shocked at how I actually looked as I did not think that I was carrying as much fat as I was!

I am only 4ft 10 inches and did not like my sticky out bum and big thighs!!  I was excited about doing this programme but did find it a bit of a struggle logging the food in, writing up the recipes etc but in time it got easier and I quickly learned how much calories things actually were! I also tried to limit my alcohol intake to 2 nights a week as recommended by Nancy as I knew that I could not give it up altogether! I tried to switch from wine to gin and low calorie tonic water wherever possible but sometimes you do need a glass of wine!!

Nancy set my daily calorie at 1400.  She also asked me to try and get my steps to at least 9000 daily which sometimes was a struggle as I work in an office. In order to try and get the steps up, I bought a skipping rope to help get my steps up!

After the first month of online sessions and advice from Nancy, she did all my measurements and body fat percentage and I had lost cm and body fat.

I had a Wedding to attend and Christmas was also around the corner whilst I was training which which made it hard for me to log in food etc so Nancy just asked me to be mindful of what I was eating and drinking which I did and I still managed to loose weight and body fat.

The time came for my final results and I was absolutely shocked to learn that I had lost 8 kg of weight and 8.2 kg of body fat which was 10.8%. I had lost cm off various places and by bum did not stick out any more. My thighs were also thinner and I felt really good.

I would just like to thank Nancy from the bottom of my heart for what she has helped me to achieve!!

 

Sangita Patel, combined face to face and online PT, 3.5 months 2019 – 2020

 

“All of this was only possible with the continuous support from Nancy who I can absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to loose weight, body fat and get fit! She is an amazing fitness instructor and one that will go the extra mile for you. I could have not asked for a better Instructor then Nancy.”

I met Nancy through my husband :o)

We are both members of Nuffield in Leatherhead and he had started going to her spin classes there and absolutely loved them – loved her enthusiasm and energy – and persuaded me to go even though I really don’t enjoy spinning!  He was so right – from the minute I met Nancy I loved her and she made me feel so welcome – her enthusiasm is infectious!

And it was my husband who had seen the transformations and testimonials that Nancy was positing on her social media and suggested I take a look.  He knew that I was just a bit fed up with my weight – I wasn’t huge, but at 47 I was the heaviest I’d ever been and whilst I didn’t look overweight it was bothering me that even though I thought I ate relatively healthily and exercised regularly I just couldn’t shift the weight.  I joined up with Nancy for 3 months on her online course and had a couple of PT sessions with her to check in face to face and mix up the training a little, have a chat!!

Nancy’s approach is very simple and that was exactly what I needed.  I have a very busy job, and sometimes feel pulled in many directions and I couldn’t cope with a plan that was too fussy or complicated.  I hate logging my calories – I find it time consuming and boring – but as Nancy says, you can’t out train a bad diet and that’s where my focus needed to be.  That and just making sure that I was relatively active.  My problem has always been lack of consistency and Nancy’s approach just gave me the right amount of focus that I needed.  The most important thing for me I think was the focus on sticking to 1600 calories a day – logging the food made me think twice about the few squares of chocolate at the end of the day or the couple of biscuits here and there and look at more healthy options and meal choices.  And being accountable to Nancy and knowing that I had her support and advice whenever I needed it kept me focused.   She is a very good cheerleader – always positive – even when you think you’ve had a bad day she will always look on the bright side and make you feel good about yourself.

I went on holiday and lost weight;  I had weeks where I didn’t exercise as much as I should and lost weight – because Nancy kept my focus on the calories in.  She doesn’t stress about macros, or types of calories, she just keeps it simple and by doing that you come round to the healthier choices in your own time that fit your lifestyle because you see that it works because of the results that you get with Nancy’s support.  With her help I lost 9.9kg of fat in 3 months.  And I feel so much healthier and happier in myself.  The loss in inches and weight was great but what has also been awesome is that I have maintained that myself since finishing the 3 months with Nancy.   She continues to check in on me, still supports me, and whilst I haven’t counted the calories as much as I should have done, I know now how best to eat for myself and I haven’t put the weight back on.

6 months later, and now in lockdown, I’m going back to having the online support because now more than ever I need the focus and support from Nancy.  I’m working at home full time now and in these difficult times I need some accountability again.  I’d like to focus on toning up a bit better and getting my strength up now that I’ve lost the weight so I’m back on the online course with Nancy and looking forward to some more amazing results in 3 months’ time :o)

Jane Davies, 6 Months combined Online and Face to Face PT, 2019 -2020

“Being accountable to Nancy and knowing that I had her support and advice whenever I needed it kept me focused.   She is a very good cheerleader – always positive – even when you think you’ve had a bad day she will always look on the bright side and make you feel good about yourself. “

 

I have been a member of the Pavilion for about 4 years and before that other local gyms. However despite exercising approximately 4 times a week nothing really changed. Yes I was getting older and being a lady of a certain age my body was changing but not in the very flattering way so I really needed to do something and quick.

I also had the very big incentive of a wedding dress to get into so as a regular participant of Nancy’s classes at the Pavilion it was obvious who I should speak to!

Working full time and leading a busy life I chose to do on-line training with Nancy. She was a tremendous help and was always there to encourage me and also to drag me back on track. She showed me how to do the Fitness Pal and how to log my meals. She gave me some workouts to do at home if I had time or if I fancied changing things up a bit.

Nancy is a bundle of energy and positivity and always there with a cheery smile or a frown if I had a naughty weekend (which I did more than I should l have). However, she always said one bad day doesn’t have to mean a bad week – something I have learnt.
We had a weekly weigh in and measuring. I was really surprised at the inch loss something I had never checked before so this was a great incentive to see the numbers drop.

She messaged me often always checking I was doing ok. She also has an amazing knack of guessing the calories of food if you send her a picture of your dinner.

If I could, I would continue to see her but finances don’t allow that but she still is there with a cheery message even though we have stopped now.

I actually enjoyed my time with Nancy and when monies allow I would certainly do it all again to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Terri Weight, 3 months,  Online training 2019

’She was a tremendous help and was always there to encourage me and also to drag me back on track.’

 

Nancy is an awesome PT. She wasn’t my first PT and although I learnt a lot with others, Nancy was the one who helped be to separate food and exercise. I now exercise for health and well-being, not for weight loss. Nancy is great at giving gentle reminders to keep on track. I would receive a text a few times a week where Nancy would check in on how’s things are going and if I needed any assistance. Help was always on hand, whenever needed, Nancy is only ever a text away and she can look a photo of food and gauge the calories! I was and still am terrible at logging, but I am very much more aware now of the calories within foods.

If you are looking for a PT that really understands what it is like to need to lose weight and that it is about being healthy, not stopping yourself from consuming those treats. Nancy is your PT, teaching you sustainability, learning about making some better choices and how exercise is important for strength and well being, not there to be used as a means to eat.

Thank you Nancy!

Maria Pamment, face to face PT, 6 months 2019-20

 

 

‘If you are looking for a PT that really understands what it is like to need to lose weight and that it is about being healthy, not stopping yourself from consuming those treats. Nancy is your PT, teaching you sustainability, learning about making some better choices and how exercise is important for strength and well being, not there to be used as a means to eat.’

It has taken me a long time to write this testimonial as it is difficult to put into words quite how amazing Nancy is!

In the past I would always have said, ‘I don’t need a Personal Trainer – I know what to do – go on a strict diet and do some exercise!’ And at various points in my life I have done just that – usually adopting the latest ‘in’ diet with some short term positive results but I have always found it difficult to sustain long term and inevitably the weight has crept back on.

So at the beginning of 2019, after a very difficult year with lots of comfort eating, I found myself the heaviest and most unfit I have ever been and, after seeing a particularly unflattering holiday picture, I was determined to take some control back in my life and my journey with Nancy began.

Going to my first Personal Training session I was unsure if it would be for me but Nancy quickly put me at ease and in a very gentle and non judgemental way, assessed my current state(!) and we agreed my goals and long term targets. I love data and statistics and her recommendation to use MyFitnessPal to track my food intake and calories was perfect for me. I have used it every day since.

Nancy makes every Personal Training session different which keeps you on your toes as you never know what you’ll be doing each time or how hard it will be!

Being a reluctant gym or class attender, Nancy creates home workouts for me to do between personal training sessions and she regularly checks in to see how things are going.

Nancy is always available for some wise advice or a quick calorie estimate for a meal out (although her estimates are always much higher than I am hoping for) and she has the ability to guilt you out in such a subtle way! She is also great at sending me links to relevant articles or ideas as she knows I am a social media dinosaur!

Over the course of a six month period I achieved my weight loss and percentage body fat targets and I am so pleased with the results. I entered my 50th year the slimmest and fittest I have ever been and with a much happier and healthier mental outlook.

With Nancy’s help and considerable expertise, I have totally changed the way I think about food and exercise and her ongoing encouragement motivates me, even now, a good nine months after achieving my goals, to continue to keep on a healthy path. Thank you Nancy. You are an inspiration!
 

Claire Osborne, 6 months face to face PT

‘With Nancy’s help and considerable expertise, I have totally changed the way I think about food and exercise and her ongoing encouragement motivates me, even now, a good nine months after achieving my goals’

I’m a mid forties guy, who has the usual challenges we all do around working too many hours, liking the odd drink a little too much and occasionally eating the wrong things (usually one leads to another..)

I met Nancy through her spin class, and actually over the past few years as I’d stopped playing the sports which I had done through my twenties and thirties because of joint pain, I’d actually made an effort to try to work out quite a lot – spin, pump, etc, most weeks.

I had really enjoyed the care and structure Nancy applied to her classes, and as I got to know her I was blown away by her infectious positivity, energy and intellect which she poured in to her classes and clients every single session, even when faced with some tough challenges.

So when a change of circumstances meant I had a little time to reflect on where I am in my life, I decided that I didn’t want to be a mid forties fatty, and I decided to bite the bullet and commit to a 10 week program with Nancy.
As I mentioned earlier, I was working out maybe 6 times a week, so I knew I was reasonably fit, but that doesn’t mean I was healthy… I knew my BP was a little high, and although I was a regular in some group classes, I was rarely a top performer and could see I was struggling to keep up with others – and all I would do is try to work out harder or more frequently. This basically had the affect that I was almost constantly physically tired.

Through our initial consultations and 121 workout sessions, Nancy immediately focused on this and we agreed a plan that was slightly alien to me… I was actually going to stop doing some of the classes I had religiously been forcing myself to attend, I was going to focus more on what I was putting in to my body (and we would work on that together to come up with weekly plans) and I was going to increase the variation I got through my workouts and focus a little more on my building strength – something I had always dismissed as I had wanted to “burn fat” through cardio.

The focus and help Nancy gave me on the food and drinks I was consuming was nothing short of life changing. I’m certainly no angel when it comes to food, and I’m still no angel after having worked with Nancy. I love meat, I love beer, and I was very surprised when we first put my weekly plans together and I had not been convinced to go veggie or teetotal…(which social media seemed to be telling me was the only was to get healthy). Nancy worked with me to keep my favourite things in my weekly plans, and even gave me some amazing advice on different types of treats and snacks I could enjoy, but our plan meant I could do all this whilst still maintaining an acceptable calorie input. This helped me to be 100% honest with myself and the plan, and the results (week 1 was quite a surprise…!).

Over time, I got to really understand the impact of what I was putting in to my body. Yes I was still eating the “wrong” stuff every now and then, but I got to know when I was being bad, and to what degree. This meant I could adjust my week and always work towards my goals. It was like someone had just shown me my bank balance and how much I was spending for the very first time.

The strengthening exercises made my cardio actually seem easier, which in turn meant I could do more, and then got fitter still. And the variation meant I wasn’t working the same muscle areas over and over and gave my body the opportunity to recover, meaning I had more energy. I lost nearly a stone and half in just 10 weeks, whilst maintaining or in some areas gaining muscle and strength, meaning I lost body fat… over 9% of it in fact. I was leaner, and workouts felt less strenuous on my joints. My blood pressure also fell to normal levels and my resting heart rate settled a whopping 20 beats per minute lower than when I started the program.

I’m writing this now 3 months after my time working with Nancy, and although my weight and other metrics have definitely had their ups and downs, I’m pleased to say that today I’m exactly the same weight and body fat as the day of my last weigh and measure on my program, I’m lifting the same weights and working out at the same rate.

I feel confident that this is my new base line and I have the knowledge and tools to now maintain this for as long as I want, without it feeling like a “diet” or a phase towards some goal I’ve given myself.

In fact, now this is my new baseline I’m starting to get curious about where I can go from here… and I suspect this year I will very likely be back to being a client of Nancy’s to give her a new challenge of where we can get me too!
Thankyou Nancy, you’ve really helped change me for the better, and you definitely were with me Every Step of the way!
🙌

Glen Farrelly, Face to Face PT 10 weeks 2019

“The focus and help Nancy gave me on the food and drinks I was consuming was nothing short of life changing….Thankyou Nancy, you’ve really helped change me for the better, and you definitely were with me Every Step of the way!”

I had the privilege of working with Nancy for about 6 months as one of her online clients. A friend of mine had recommended Nancy after getting in shape herself and I was totally inspired by her story. From the minute I made contact with Nancy, I was so impressed with her professionalism but kind approach. She was not judgemental and didn’t make me feel bad about my starting point. She supported me every step of the way by sending me different training schedules, suggesting food options and then regularly checking in on what’s app! Nancy didn’t ever make me feel guilty if I had a bad weekend and she was super supportive when I got it right. I’ve learnt so much since working with her and I’ve changed my lifestyle, body shape, fitness and overall self confidence. Thanks so much Nancy for all your guidance and your continued support.

Natalie Broad, Online PT 6 months, 2019 – 2020

“I was so impressed with her professionalism but kind approach”

In early 2019 I joined the Xcel Leisure centre and started to do some of their exercise classes. In May 2019 i attended Nancy’s Body Pump class on a Saturday morning, Nancy approached me before the class begun and made me feel welcome. Body pump on a Saturday morning was the first class i actually enjoyed attending and this is down to Nancy being so welcoming and enthusiastic. The class is always fun and Nancy always brings her personality to the session. i wish Nancy ran more sessions at Xcel!

In July I contacted Nancy directly about personal training. I opted for Nancy’s blended personal training approach which is 3 months online and face to face sessions. My goal was to lose weight/body fat and become physically fitter. I had tried a couple of different diets but was not seeing results. Nancy created a calorie goal that could work for me and we got started in August. Nancy was always available to help whether it be Calorie estimates, looking at menus and recommending the best options or just being there for me when I had a low day/week. Nancy’s face to face sessions were also great, they felt tailored to my abilities and were not about beasting me. We would do measurements, talk about any difficulties as well as check physical strength progress. There were clear improvements in the weight i could train with in each session as well as how many sit ups or push ups i could do. My 3 month final result highlights were: -9.2% Body Fat, -7cm from chest and belly, -3cm each thigh and bicep, -4.3kg in weight.

Training with Nancy also gave me the confidence to start running and i joined a running club to add to my weekly exercise routine. Initially I could not run for 2 minutes and then achieved a 40 minute 5km run on my first Park Run after a 10 week training program.

I never thought that i would be one of those people who enjoyed exercise and if I hadn’t have met Nancy I don’t think this would have happened.

Megan Williams, Combined online and Face to Face PT, 3 Months 2019

“I never thought that i would be one of those people who enjoyed exercise and if i hadn’t have met Nancy i don’t think this would have happened.”

I first met Nancy when she became the class instructor for a BodyPump class that I regularly attend, back in late 2014. Her enthusiasm, energy and quick wit made the class fun, so I added one of her spin classes to my weekly schedule.

In the summer of 2015, I took the opportunity of a three session trial of personal training sessions with Nancy. I’d read an article Nancy had posted on Facebook about her journey from fat to fit, which resonated with me so I decided to try PT with her. I’d been trying to lose weight for years, and even more intently following my retirement. I always preferred being in the back of classes, in my tracksuit bottoms and loose fitting tee shirts. I had lost some weight, but not much and I didn’t push myself to my limits in classes, for risk of not being able to complete the exercise, of failing.

I was nervous going to my first session, but Nancy soon put me at ease, even through the process of weighing and measuring me. I shed 18kg of body fat within a matter of months, through Nancy’s guidance and encouragement. Personal sessions with Nancy are fun, as are all her group classes. She has a wicked, quick wit. Under Nancy’s guidance, I have been able to maintain my target weight, even if occasionally it has risen after a holiday or time away from my normal class schedule. She has encouraged me to be stronger and fitter.

Nancy is an intelligent lady, whose academic background serves her well with personal training. I like the data and science on occasion, so Nancy’s ability to provide me with the more scientific approach, is ideal. She understands what makes me tick, so she knows when to put the proverbial ‘arm around the shoulder’ or the ‘kick up the rear’. In 2015, she gently and persistently persuaded me to weigh and record what I was eating and drinking, despite my three months of resistance. How can you create a calorie deficit, without knowing how many calories you are consuming? It is basic, but I took my time to accept the life change. I now weigh and record my food and drink, as a matter of routine. I expect I shall be doing so until I’m put in to a home and can not! Nancy has helped me make life style changes, rather than to consider I am on a diet. She provides personal nutritional advice, and her weekly tips on social media serve to keep me focused and to keep on track. Sometimes they are simply messages which inspire her readers to be better people. I can’t think of any other trainer that would be posting such messages before dawn on New Year’s Day.

I enjoy the one to one sessions, with the variety of different exercises and being pushed to do weights and repetitions that I would not normally do myself. Nancy is good at ensuring my technique is correct, so that I get the most from each exercise and do not risk injury. She has the ability to notice small things, even in full classes. It must be from the years of observing monkeys! I would never have believed the three initial sessions would have led me to four years and more under Nancy’s guidance and supervision. She has been and continues to be an inspiration to me on many levels. She is very positive, enthusiastic and her classes remain fun and a must for my weekly schedule. My journey from fat to fitness would never have happened without Nancy. She has been an excellent Personal Trainer for me. I simply can not recommend her highly enough. She is brilliant.

Cathy Dawson, Face to Face PT 2015 – present

“My journey from fat to fitness would never have happened without Nancy. She has been an excellent Personal Trainer for me. I simply can not recommend her highly enough. She is brilliant. “

A number of people at the Nuffield Leatherhead gym had told me about Nancy`s classes and how good they were so I tried them myself and that is how I first got to know her. I then started reading her blog and was very impressed with her scientific and factual approach to weight and fat loss and in particular how she had achieved a huge change in her own life by following these principles. Whilst I had a healthy BMI ( just about) I knew I was carrying more fat around my middle than I should. And I also knew that I was eating too much although I managed to justify it to myself on the grounds that I was eating “ healthy” food.

I decided to download My Fitness Pal and set myself a calorie target, more out of curiosity than anything else, and realised after a couple of weeks that I had lost about 1kg. I then decided to enlist Nancy`s help online. It didn`t take me too long to work out that I was eating more than I needed to and that I was making meals into major events, carrying on eating even when I wasn`t hungry. I found it very important to work out “ how” I was eating too much and “why” I was doing it. The discipline of having to send Nancy my weight and measurements every week was very helpful as I knew I couldn`t cheat. Over a 20 week period, I lost about 8 kg and about 6% of bodyfat.

Nancy is incredibly supportive and motivating. She makes it abundantly clear that when it comes to weight and fat loss, food is fuel and calories are calories – there is no need for fad diets or omission of food groups. Nancy also encourages you to think about making changes to your food intake that are sustainable in the long term – she doesn`t expect you to cut out things that you really enjoy but instead makes you view them as part of your overall calorie intake.

Nancy was always available to answer questions and comment on any particular issue I had. Most importantly, her approach has instilled in me a different approach to food and as a result I have not lapsed into bad habits!

I would wholeheartedly recommend Nancy. I couldn`t have done it without her.

Alison Johns Online Pt, 5 months, 2019

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Nancy. I couldn`t have done it without her. “

I first met Nancy 5 years ago when I joined the Pavilion Club. I started to do Nancy’s classes and just couldn’t believe how much fun it was! Nancy was so friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic, supportive and reassuring that before long, I had increased the number of exercise classes I attended to around nine a week – including Body Step, Body Attack, Body Pump and Sh’bam.

Nancy is so inspiring that she was the natural person to turn to when I wanted a personal trainer to help me to lose some body fat and get stronger. Nancy is not a scary, shouty type of instructor and she will never recommend a faddy, trendy diet or detox. She takes the time to listen, really get to know you and find out what works for you. She is incredibly knowledgeable and explains the science behind weight loss. She had her work cut out educating me about calorie intake etc and even though I was not keen on using My Fitness Pal, Nancy was right – it’s all about calorie deficit! I love the fact that Nancy’s advice is factual, clear, realistic and ultimately sustainable.

I never thought I would actually look forward to personal training sessions and have so much fun while working out, but I do! So much so, that even though I have reached my goals, I still have PT with Nancy every week and really miss it if I can’t go.

Nancy is a truly inspirational and amazing person. I feel so lucky to have met her. I simply cannot recommend Nancy highly enough.

Susan Dann, Face to Face PT, 2015 – 2019

“Nancy is a truly inspirational and amazing person. I feel so lucky to have met her. I simply cannot recommend Nancy highly enough.”

Approaching 50, I realised I really did need to do something about my weight, being the heaviest I’ve ever been. Although I went to the gym regularly, I wasn’t seeing any results, at all, but I still enjoyed going, especially Nancy’s classes. The first thing I noticed, apart from her absolute enthusiasm, was her capacity to remember every single person’s name in the class – if there’s a new face, she spots them immediately and introduces herself, quite a talent as she does so many classes! That really made my decision for me: if I was to go down the personal training route, I wanted Nancy to do it, which was, without doubt, the best decision I’ve ever made.

We started off with all the measuring and weighing, plus photos taken (quite traumatic when you’re not feeling your best!). As I work away quite a lot, she gave me workouts that I could do in my hotel if they didn’t have a gym. I also bought some resistant bands which don’t take much room in a suitcase. I bought some weights for home workouts when I couldn’t make it to the gym at home, and they’re actually being used rather than just gathering dust!

But the most important part of the whole three months for me was food. I’ve been on every diet there is out there but whatever came off soon went back on again. Counting the calories was a bit of a pain to start with, but it has completely changed my outlook on what I eat. Portion size? Never gave it a second thought. I hardly ever cooked for myself, once again blaming the fact I didn’t have time as I was always working away. Nancy changed all of that. She gave me so many tasty recipes to start me off with, and I now regularly Google for healthy recipes, something I never even thought of before. If I’m short on time, I know I can have healthy ready meals – M&S or Waitrose do some fantastic low-calorie meals, again something Nancy recommended.

After three months I lost a staggering 10.9 kg in body fat and 8.3 kg in weight and completely transformed my body shape. The before and after pictures were hilarious – I never realised I was THAT big! I know for sure that if I’d gone to any other trainer, I would not have achieved what I have done. Even though the three months is now up, she is still there for any advice I need or just for some gentle encouragement. Nancy is a natural “people person” with a fabulous sunny personality, and I just can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me; she has literally changed my life!

Sarah Edwards, Combined online and face to face PT, 3 months 2019

“I know for sure that if I’d gone to any other trainer, I would not have achieved what I have done.”