Testimonials

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.”

Nancy is such a fun, positive and ispirational friend to know and work with. Shes the only person who could get me up at 8.15 on a Saturday to workout and keep me smiling the whole time! This and her knowledge of health and fitness makes her the ideal personal trainer in my opinion.

I had worked with Nancy before and seen great results so it made perfect sense for me to go back to her when I was struggling on my own to get back into my size 10s. Nancy gave me a great combination of exercise programs, health tips and ongoing support and encouragement to help me achieve my goal in time for my september holiday.

With her support I have managed to get back into my size 10s which I havnt fit in since I was 27 (im now 32) and im feeling so much more confident in my body. I would definitely recommend working with nancy, she helps you set realistic goals with a focus on health and body composition rather than purely weight giving you a holistic view of your health and fitness. She is a great person to work with and makes everything fun and enjoyable.

Katie Brent, Online PT 3 months 2019

“Nancy is such a fun, positive and ispirational friend to know and work with. Shes the only person who could get me up at 8.15 on a Saturday to workout and keep me smiling the whole time!”

It was seeing the transformation of a friend which prompted me to give it Nancy’s PT programme a go.

Having had two kids, I have spent the last nine years yo-yo dieting, exercising furiously and going around in endless circles. When I signed up with Nancy I was doing 3-4 classes per week, and had a good level of fitness but was getting frustrated at never seeing any real changes to my body and had started to accept that’s just the way it is in your 40s with children!

Nancy showed me immediately that I needed to change my eating habits, despite the fact I always thought I was eating a healthy diet. Her advice meant I started to consciously think about what I was eating versus exercise and that you really can’t out-train a bad diet! I am thrilled to have lost weight, and sustained it, and have also changed my exercise plan thanks to her advice. I feel stronger than ever, have dropped two dress sizes and am back in clothes I haven’t been able to wear for years! The online PT system and support worked brilliantly for me, and it was great to have Nancy on hand for advice and to hold me accountable. I really feel amazing and can’t believe I have spent years trying and failing to lose that extra bit of baby weight and have actually been able to achieve all of that in just three months. To top it all off, she’s fabulous, a pleasure to work with and her classes are brilliant.

Emma Mackley, Online PT 3 months, 2019

“I really feel amazing and can’t believe I have spent years trying and failing to lose that extra bit of baby weight and have actually been able to achieve all of that in just three months”

I first met Nancy as a spin instructor at the gym. She was so motivational and always had a positive attitude in the class. When I was then looking for a personal trainer, Nancy was the first person I thought of helping me.

During all my sessions, she was always upbeat and encouraging and pushing me to do better. When I wasn’t with her, getting encouraging text messages was always helpful and kept me on the straight and narrow!

I can’t thank Nancy enough for all the help she has given me and helped take my fitness programme up a gear.

Lauren Blease, PT 2019

“I can’t thank Nancy enough for all the help she has given me and helped take my fitness programme up a gear”

I have always been pretty good with my exercise but I really needed help with my diet, so I went to Nancy for help.

Like most working mothers, I found it can be really challenging trying to balance home life and work, especially when it’s your own business and honestly, I never really paid enough attention to my diet.
Nancy helped me to structure my diet and made me aware on how much I snacked during the day, she introduced me to the myfitnesspal App and made sure I used it daily which helped me to lose inches and some weight.

Nancy is great at helping me set positive objectives with a plan on how to achieve them making it easy to work with. Her positive nature is infectious and makes the adjustments easy to manage giving easy step by step results.

Min, 4 months Online Pt 2019

‘Nancy is great at helping me set positive objectives with a plan on how to achieve them making it easy to work with.’

I met Nancy through a good friend of mine through the gym I was a member of at the time. Went to spin and step classes and tried a sh’bam class. Contacted this wonderful human being to continue my fitness journey.

Signed up to a block of 10 sessions which wasn’t a mistake, Nancy is one of the most supportive people I know and helped me with my diet and exersise routine outside of the sesssions.

She got me to try my fitness pal, which worked for a short while. I was able to shop better make better food choices and felt a whole lot better about myself in all aspects of life.

The sessions itself were great – each one different to keep the body motivated and alert. Nancy is on hand all the time which was great for me if I had any questions or just needed some guidance.

If you are thinking of going down the personal training route then you can’t go wrong with joining forces with Nancy.

Good luck on your journey with a fitness star!

Alastair Galloway, Pt 2018-19

‘If you are thinking of going down the personal training route then you can’t go wrong with joining forces with Nancy.’

Having been to a couple of classes led by the hugely enthusiastic motivator Nancy, I tentatively reached out to her for some online personal training as my first step into getting into a bit of shape and, most importantly for me, losing weight. Nancy was a little angel on my right shoulder at times when I had a little devil on my left and knowing she was checking in on me regularly and expecting my weight and measurements sent through every week gave me the incentive needed to start kicking off a few kilos. Yes she is fun and never takes herself too seriously but she’s also very knowledgeable about nutrition and is very clear about how to lose weight, what is nonsense and what is a waste of money.

Aside from the PT, she is so inspiring– there are real life angels in this world and Nancy is one of them.

Zoe Mcintyre, 3 months online PT 2019

‘Nancy was a little angel on my right shoulder‘

I was one of the lucky ones who never had to worry about their weight, with my small frame and size 8-10 clothes why on earth would I have a need to see a personal trainer?

As the years went by and 2 children later, I still managed to get back in shape and be able to wear the same clothes. However, what I would call a ‘spare tyre’ appeared around my waist and toning up in the gym didn’t seem to be working as well. I’ve always generally been an healthy eater but I do love chocolate and sugary treats not forgetting few glasses of wine! Little did I know that when I started to add up the calories through My Fitness Pal I was massively over what I should be eating each day. I also thought by exercising 3-4 times a week was an excuse to eat what I liked. But in Nancy’s words – you can’t out exercise what you eat!

I would meet Nancy every 2 weeks or so for a period of 3 months, that together with logging my calories and daily advice from Nancy if I struggled to work out calories.

I didn’t actually believe my body was shrinking as my weight stayed relatively the same but this is also why Nancy says weight is not a great way to measure progress. Instead we measured my arms, neck, waist, stomach, bottom and thighs every couple of weeks and as if by magic the cms seemed to drop off.

It took a few weeks to get used to logging calories but became the norm before long. I liked that I could eat foods with more calories but it just meant I couldn’t eat much else that day! So before long I choose foods lower in calories throughout the day knowing I could have a glass of wine or 2 in the evening (on occasion) as I’d saved my calories.

Nancy is an absolute star and kept me going through stressful times at work, juggling 2 boys and their social/sports engagements and a busy home. I never realised how important diet is as I always focused on exercise! Thank you Nancy, what a super-intelligent lady, I love all your research facts about nutrition, you are an inspiration!

Tracy, 3 month PT 2019, Face-to-face and online

‘Nancy is an absolute star and kept me going through stressful times …’

“I’ve not got that much to lose really; I’ll never get rid of this tummy because I’ve had two children; I eat healthily so it can’t be my diet; I spin 4-5 times a week and burn so many calories, it’s weird how I’m not losing weight.”

A year ahead of turning 40, I had the idea that when that milestone birthday arrived, I wanted to feel as good as I could. Just 4 months ahead of the big birthday I started working with Nancy in face to face personal training sessions and I still strongly held onto all of the ideas and beliefs above.

From that very first session and beyond, Nancy educated me about diet and exercise and that has been the single most important factor that has enabled me to completely change the way I look and feel. As well as the face to face sessions, her constant support in between kept me on track.

When the big birthday milestone arrived, I honestly felt the best I have in my entire adult life – slim, fit and very importantly, strong. I had lost a significant amount of body fat and my body shape had changed beyond belief. When I reflect on the 4 month journey, it really wasn’t that difficult – I still had fun, socialised, went out for dinner, drank alcohol, went on weekends away and to parties – and therefore the changes that I have made feel totally sustainable

I really thought I knew what to do and that the reason I wasn’t losing weight or changing shape were related to factors beyond my control. How wrong I was!

Thank you, Nancy, for the education, the belief and the constant support. I truly feel Fabulous at Forty!

Kate Mole, 4.5 months PT, 2019

‘As well as the face to face sessions, her constant support in between kept me on track….Thank you, Nancy, for the education, the belief and the constant support. I truly feel Fabulous at Forty! ‘

Turning the big 50 I decided I needed to try and sort my weight out. Having spent the past decade yo-yoing I managed to put on an impressive 8 kilos – good effort!! I’d tried numerous diets from protein only, cereals, shakes, to online household name companies. Initially weight loss was great but it was never sustainable. I’ve been attending Nancy’s classes for numerous years and was recommended by another pumper.

So how is Nancy different? She motivates you, her constant reassurance and contact helps to keep your focus. It’s not just about food but also exercise.
The food diary was excellent with great recommendations and assistance from Nancy. She is big brother constantly checking…there’s no point not recording as you are only cheating yourself. Plus I felt guilty as she’s such a sweetheart.

Exercise plans for home and gym were perfect and managed to fit in to my busy week. If I got bored Nancy would change the plans. Measuring – this is something I’d never tried, I’ve always judged weight loss by the daily standing on the scales. Sad as it is I know my weight for each milestone! The measuring was one of the key moviators. To start with I had no idea how I was fitting in my old warbrobe whilst only loosing minimal weight, it was lost inches.
The weekly weigh/measurement chart truly helped me.

What have I learnt:
– Everyone needs a Nancy in their life she makes weight loss fun, realistic and motivational.
–  It’s not all about starving yourself but eating the right foods, plus have occasional treats.
– Exercise is as important as dieting.
– You need to be in the right mind set, I’ve always struggled with that but Nancy instils confidence and you want to succeed.
–  Measurements this definitely worked for me.

Would I recommend Nancy? Without a doubt! She has a zest for life which is contagious. I not only didn’t want to let myself down but also Nancy. Nancy is a treasure!

Thank you Nancy 😘

 

Jo Russell, 3 months online PT, 2019

‘Everyone needs a Nancy in their life she makes weight loss fun, realistic and motivational….Would I recommend Nancy? Without a doubt! She has a zest for life which is contagious.’

Nancy is one of the most positive, inspirational and kind people you would ever meet. All these qualities plus a deep knowledge of fitness and nutrition make her a dream personal trainer to work with.

I didn’t have a major weigh loss goal in mind and I am already attending many classes at the gym (including Nancy’s Body Attack and Spinning which are fabs). So, I needed some help and guidance to lose a bit of body fat to feel more comfortable, and importantly maintain this achievable goal for a prolonged time.

We worked mainly on the nutrition front with some targeted fitness exercises to do at home when I couldn’t go to the gym. Despite a lot of celebrations (Christmas, Easter, birthdays) and quite a stressful time at work, Nancy managed to keep me on track and achieved the goal I had in mind.

Nancy was always there to check how I was doing and offering help at every stage. She was very responsive and providing the boost I needed when you feel you are going to derail. If I was going out for a meal, she would suggest the best dishes to choose or how to offset some of the extra calories by managing the rest of the daily meals. She suggested recipes and strategies to avoid feeling hungry, which worked very nicely.

I would definitely recommend Nancy if you are after a straightforward, sustainable and effective approach to PT and nutrition. You might think that an online PT program sounds like an experience lacking in human interactions and you might doubt how effective it can be…but not if you are working with Nancy, as you would feel she is with you side-by-side every step of your journey!

SIbilia Torricelli, online PT 5 months 2018 – 19

“Nancy is one of the most positive, inspirational and kind people you would ever meet. All these qualities plus a deep knowledge of fitness and nutrition make her a dream personal trainer to work with.”

Nancy is an inspiration! I first started doing her Body Attack class at David Lloyd about three years ago. There are not many people who could get me to do 168 jump lunges, so when I was looking to shift some stubborn baby weight, Nancy was a natural choice.

I completed a three month online training programme with Nancy, the main focus being on food as I’ve always quite enjoyed working out. However Nancy looked at what I was doing gym and class-wise and changed a few things round. She gave me at home and gym workouts – although to be honest I prefer classes, so Nancy advised on a wider variety including body pump, which I’d never really got on with before. I’m now doing a wider variety of classes, feeling fitter and stronger.

On the food side, it was a case of slow and steady, with Nancy monitoring my calorie intake via MyFitnessPal. Nancy was always on hand to offer encouragement and I felt very supported. Tracking my food worked brilliantly and I’ve managed to keep the good habits up (mostly!) It was a very sustainable way to lose weight.

If you’re looking for a PT, either online or face to face, I couldn’t recommend Nancy highly enough.

 

Louise Lambert, 3 months online PT 2018-19

“If you’re looking for a PT, either online or face to face, I couldn’t recommend Nancy highly enough”

I have always been over weight and tried every yo yo diet on the market, slimming world, weight watchers, Kellogg’s diet (yes Kellogg’s diet), juice diet – blended veg and fruit, absolutely disgusting, no solid food, no drinks apart from water, no salt and pepper, total detox, and many other diets, all worked for a time but nothing seemed to last. As soon as I started to lose a few pounds, I would stop the diet thinking my mind set had changed and then started pilling on the pounds again. The one thing I had never tried was counting calories, which seemed like too much hard work until I met Nancy.

I became a member of my local Gym, started Body Step and met Nancy, loved loved loved her classes, tried Body Attack and then Body Pump and really started to enjoy getting back into exercise. But I still needed the push to sort my bad habits out with food.

I signed up for a 3 month on line PT session with this wonderful lady, she assessed what I was eating and the amount of exercise I was doing a week, found out my likes and dislikes and came up with a plan which consisted of My Fitness Pal to log food and exercise, the amount of gym work and fitness classes which fitted in with my work/home life, set a date and away we go.

Using the app was difficult at first but once you get used to it, it is a fantastic tool to logging your food and actually making you realise what food you are eating, calories /sugar content. It also helped knowing that Nancy was keeping a beady eye on my entries. I was working hard building my fitness up, starting with Step, then adding in Attack and pump and then doing double classes that nearly killed me at the time but after getting a great buzz and sense of achievement, thinking “I have just done 2 hours of full on exercise and I feel great”, the weight started to come off slow but then I could see the changes and when other gym buddies started to see a change it really helped boost my confidence.

Thanks to Nancy, in 10 weeks I dropped just over a stone in weight and a dress size. I still have a long way to go but Nancy has helped re-boot my mind, body and soul to make me really want to get to my next goal and lose another stone, she has made me realise that it is not a diet and you do not have to stop all the food you love and enjoy, but to have it in moderation.

Nancy is a very motivating, fun loving and inspirational woman who I am lucky to have met and can call a friend.

 

Tabitha Maxwell, 10 weeks online PT 2019

“Thanks to Nancy, in 10 weeks I dropped just over a stone in weight and a dress size…Nancy is a very motivating, fun loving and inspirational woman who I am lucky to have met”

If you are thinking of working with Nancy to lose weight or change shape, stop thinking about it and just do it, you will be making a very wise decision. Nancy is a loveable rogue who will quickly get you doing things you never thought possible, always with a smile on her face and probably yours too!  Nancy is a delightful, clever & extraordinarily supportive personal trainer who goes the extra mile all the time – working with Nancy will be one of the best decisions you ever made. In a nutshell, Nancy is brilliant at what she does and makes it fun too

BN (before Nancy) – I’ve been running & cycling on and off for around 30 years, I’ve run the London Marathon & ridden the 100 mile Ride London cycle ride twice recently all the time getting bigger & heavier. After training I would often reward myself with fudge or chocolate, because I felt I had earned it. I didn’t think much about what I ate or drank because I kidded myself I was doing lots of exercise and I would slim down eventually. Instead, the weight piled on and soon I was well over 16 stone and getting bigger, no matter how much exercise I did, I just got heavier and heavier.

I joined the Nuffield Gym in Leatherhead, mainly to learn to swim, but even that was hard work, hauling all the weight up and down the pool, Pilates & gym sessions were tough too because of the extra weight I was carrying.

I’ve often tried to lose weight, always based on exercise, but it doesn’t work on its own, the exercise can help, but you have to have a sensible diet at the same time, it’s all about calories in & calories out (you see Nancy, I was listening ). But the key is finding the right person to encourage, support, motivate and nag you, if you are reading this, then you probably have found that right person!

I met Nancy at the gym, she introduced herself personally before my first Spin class, I thought sitting on a bike would be easy – ha, how wrong was I?! But, it was an education &  brilliant fun which is what Nancy is all about. Over the next few weeks it became obvious that Nancy is a unique & talented lady who is professional and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour, she is totally bonkers as well, which always helps. On a bit of a whim one day, I emailed Nancy with a ridiculous question, could she help me to lose 4 stone? I quite expected her to politely decline and have a good laugh at the fat old boy, but she came back straight away and said ‘Yup, if that’s what you want to do let’s do it’.

Nancy encouraged me to sign up to the ‘My Fitness Pal’ App and all of a sudden I could see the calories in biscuits, fudge, cheese, crisps, bread, sausages, beer & wine, all the things I liked. She set me a sensible daily calorie target and I tried to stick with it. She gave me a simple list of do’s and don’ts, foods to avoid and some new ones to get to like. There were recipes, meal suggestions and exercise work outs, very quickly and much to my amazement, the weight began to drop off and I started to shrink!

Every week I had a weigh-in and sent measurements to Nancy and because of this weekly ritual I didn’t quit and the results were obvious!

Nancy is assiduous in her approach, especially as I’m probably the most annoying person she has ever had to put up with. Whatever question I had, she always came back with a helpful answer day or night   If I was going to a restaurant, I could send her a link to the menu and she’d help me choose – with a slight frown she might encourage me to look for the healthy option (not always fish’n’chips or curry) and perhaps not have that 2nd or 3rd bottle of wine, but most importantly, to make sure I logged the calories! Yes, there have been plenty of times when I misbehaved and she must have felt like giving up or throwing something at me, but no, she just says get back ‘on the wagon’ and away we go again.

Nancy encouraged me to try new foods, Sushi, spinach smoothies (who knew such a thing existed!), vegetarian options, no alcohol drinks, her own sugar-free flapjack and much more. I’ve learnt to cook many of her recipes and tried new exercises, most of which I’ve really enjoyed – honest !! Sh’Bam (where I’m the token bloke!), Aqua, Step, Body Attack, Body Pump, weight sessions etc. I think I know what I’m doing in a gym now, thanks to Nancy’s advice.

Have I mentioned the fun? I don’t know how she does it but Nancy smiles a lot, and I mean a lot, she makes the whole thing enjoyable and her enthusiasm is infectious, you can’t go to a Nancy class and not enjoy yourself, it’s simply not possible

So after 12 months of great fun (most of the time), I’ve shrunk by over 120cms & have lost most of the weight. But, of course Nancy is right, weight is less important than body fat, so I’ve got that to a level we are happy with too, around 20%. I’m fitter than I ever have been, according to Nuffield I’m in the top 10% of men my age in the country – how funny is that !! Just as importantly, I’ve learnt so much about diet, exercise & looking after myself that I’m not going to be that fat fella ever again.

A word of warning though, it’s cost a fortune in new clothes and shoes and I even need my wedding ring re-made!

So what worked for me and could work for anyone is finding the right person. Quite quickly I realised I wasn’t making these changes just for me, the magic ingredient is Nancy, she works so hard, with such enthusiasm, I didn’t want to let her down, it wouldn’t have been fair.

So if you are thinking of working with Nancy to lose a pound or two or to change shape, stop thinking about it and just do it – you won’t regret it.

Nancy knows I’m quite flippant about many things, so serious face for a moment – ‘Thank You Nancy, you have changed my life’ !!

 

Phil Boswell, 12 Months online PT 2018 – 2019 (21kg fat lost)

 

“So if you are thinking of working with Nancy to lose a pound or two or to change shape, stop thinking about it and just do it – you won’t regret it.Nancy knows I’m quite flippant about many things, so serious face for a moment – ‘Thank You Nancy, you have changed my life’ !!”

I very much enjoyed my course of PT with Nancy and would hope to repeat the experience at some point.

Apart from being a really lovely person Nancy is a great motivator and can encourage a bit of self discipline in the friendliest way.

She showed me just how hard I was capable of working which was extremely enabling, giving me confidence to push myself in my other classes and activities. Any kind of bike work is not my idea of fun but Nancy got me on the bike, no arguments,  and I just got on with it, quite a breakthrough in attitude I can tell you ! Nancy believes in you and helps you believe in yourself too.

She also wrote some gym sessions particularly working towards my goals and was always available via email/messaging for advice or to answer questions.

I also learnt about diet and especially portion control which hadn’t been on my radar at all !!

All in all it was a really, really rewarding experience.

Thanks Nancy

 

Sue Hooper, Face to face PT, 2016

“Nancy believes in you and helps you believe in yourself too”

I’ve always been quite lucky in that I am tall and have never really had any major issues with my weight, and so I had a very laisse-fair attitude to working out ie. I didn’t. However, the time eventually came when I started noticing things weren’t as toned as they used to be and I also started to think more about my general health and fitness which weren’t great. I knew I had to do something about it, and booked myself in to Nancy’s Body Step class at my local gym … I’ve never looked back. Nancy was so welcoming and totally put me at ease. I don’t feel like I’m brilliantly co-ordinated, but it didn’t matter, the class was so much fun and I left feeling energised and happy. I was hooked and now attend her Body Step, Body Pump, Body Attack & Spin classes. The fact that I have gone from zero to 3-4 classes a week is almost entirely down to Nancy and her ability to make the classes so much fun.

However I soon realised that apart from attending classes I also needed to make sure I was fuelling my body in the right way to get the benefits of the workouts I was doing.  I also knew I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to help me other than Nancy. She started me on a nutritional programme, sending me recipes and tips to help me get started, and also set me simple challenges to do at home on top of the classes I already attended. I also had 1:1 PT sessions when I could, to get a more tailored workout for the results I was looking for. Nancy is always on hand to answer any questions or give advice and is honestly one of the nicest, kindest (and most patient) people I know, I can’t recommend her highly enough.

If you are looking to lose weight or improve your fitness (or both), get amazing support while you are doing it and, more importantly, have fun while you’re doing it then Nancy is your girl! She really is with you “Every Step”

Nancy, I’m having so much fun working with you, and I’m looking forward to continuing my fitness journey with you. Thank you for everything, I feel happier, healthier and fitter that I have in a long long time.

Liz Pymont, Combined online and face to face PT, 3 months 2018-19

“If you are looking to lose weight or improve your fitness (or both), get amazing support while you are doing it and, more importantly, have fun while you’re doing it then Nancy is your girl! She really is with you “Every Step” “

I stupidly bought a wedding dress that didn’t quite do up with the plan to lose weight, I tried on my own for about 4 months of exercise and ‘healthy’ eating (aka massive portions of low calorie food). I was so deflated when all of my efforts weren’t working and took the plunge to find a personal trainer. I had previously been to a couple of classes that Nancy had taken and thought I’d get in touch. I just needed something to help me start shifting the weight and Nancy was that something.

I was very nervous before my first class with her, petrified of doing the photos and felt very unfit. I didn’t need to feel nervous at all, Nancy immediately put me at ease. She is lovely, so positive and friendly, despite me thinking I was going to collapse during my first session with her, I really enjoyed it.

Motivation wasn’t my problem at all, I had oodles of that with a wedding looming and a dress that didn’t yet fit but direction was what I needed. Nancy was able to guide me with nutrition and exercise advise and the cms dropped off so quickly. I can’t believe how I had struggled so much for months on my own and by the time we did our first set of measurements there had been massive changes. Why did I not do this earlier.

It wasn’t big changes, I didn’t spend any longer in the gym that I previously had been, the difference was what I did when I was there. Nutrition was a huge factor, I had already changed what I had been eating to have ‘healthy’ meals however I didn’t understand calories particularly well (despite being a hospital doctor). My Fitness Pal was so helpful and very easy to use. It just became 2nd nature to log anything when I ate it. Even if I’d had a bad day I would still log it. Nancy never judged any of the choices I made but she would give helpful hints as to how to stay on the right path and with the results I was seeing and feeling it was pretty easy to stay on track. I felt better than I had in years. I knew Nancy was always at the end of a message if I needed help or I was struggling and I knew that her beady eyes would be checking up on My Fitness Pal so it would keep me going.

The one-on-one PT sessions were always very varied and fun and we had a good chance to catch up on life but also nutrition and gym sessions I’d do outside of the PT sessions.

I had a number of obstacles over the 8 months I spent with Nancy, a change in job meant a huge change in routine and not being able to go to the gym before work, I had a 2 exams which meant all of my free time was spent revising and when people suggest ‘fueling the brain’ I would have to make very sensible choices.

I managed to lose and incredible amount of cms and fitted into the dress! I felt amazing on my wedding day and that is thanks to Nancy.

I plan on using the techniques she has taught me to keep me on track and maybe even losing a few more cms.

Jenny Hawkins, face to face PT,  April – Dec 2018

 

“I managed to lose and incredible amount of cms and fitted into the dress! I felt amazing on my wedding day and that is thanks to Nancy”

 

I have just completed the 3 month online PT with Nancy.  I really enjoyed doing it and liked how easy it was to follow. I found it didn’t control my life like other diets I’ve tried. If I was going out for dinner/away on holiday I knew I needed to plan ahead that week and Nancy would help me with this. I could still enjoy a glass of wine and eat chocolate occasionally too without feeling guilty!  In the past I’ve tried diets that gave me the number on the scales I wanted to see however my body shape would stay the same and the minute I stopped it all piled back on. I have continued to watch what I’m eating and following the plan I was doing with Nancy and I have maintained my weight and measurements.

 Nancy was always there to answer any questions I had and she would always check in to see how I was doing throughout each week which always gave me a boost. I would see Nancy throughout the week at the gym as I go to most of her classes. She’s a fantastic instructor who really motivates me every week.

 I would highly recommend the plan to anyone! Nancy is the best 💜🤗

Sophie Ludwell, online PT 3 months, 2018

 

 

‘I really enjoyed doing it and liked how easy it was to follow. I found it didn’t control my life like other diets I’ve tried…I would highly recommend the plan to anyone!’