I was referred to Mike part way through my third pregnancy as someone who had the experience to train me safely and sensibly in this phase of my life. I had been relatively fit beforehand and wanted to keep as active as possible whilst strengthening and preparing my body for what was to come. I was happily surprised at the variety of what we were able to do despite the growing bump! Training with Mike was always varied and just the right amount of a challenge as the weeks progressed. As soon as you meet Mike you sense that he really knows his stuff, which is particularly important when you are training whilst pregnant. He looked after me really well both pre- and post-natal – and he still does!
Training with Mike I have achieved numerous fitness goals that had previously alluded me. I have suffered with sciatica and various associated injuries but the mix of PT and massage helped me complete my first sprint triathlon last summer at 40 and am now training for the Olympic distance.
I have worked with Mike for almost three years consistently, which is a miracle for me, having been someone who in the past joined a gym and never went! I have osteoporosis and know that weight-bearing exercise is incredibly important. Working with Mike enables me to use weights safely; be more aware of my core muscles, and have fun!
‘I didn’t see myself as the sort of person who had a personal trainer before I met Mike but he changed my mind! He is totally unintimidating and down-to-earth and designs his sessions around how energetic I’m feeling on the day. And having a trainer has made me much more committed than I would be if I went it alone in the gym . . . Over the last six years, Mike has helped me lose weight, tone up, get fitter and get back into shape after two pregnancies. I really recommend signing up for a session even if you don’t see yourself as the type of person who has a personal trainer!’