‘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’

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