Testimonials

Please read what my past and present clients have to say about Personal Training.

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Mitch

A lot of courage and tears!

posted 25 Aug 2020, 03:20 by Mitch Mitchell

If you really want to make changes to your mental and physical well-being no matter what age you are I would say with 100% conviction do at least book a consultation appointment with Mitch, just as I did at the early start of this year.

It took me a lot of courage and tears to make that contact. When I was in my 20’s and 30’s I was always chubby but strong and fit. I scuba dived, rode horses, flew microlight aircraft and worked in a very active environment, then my 40’s hit and my 50’s and with all the complications this brings as a female the weight piled on.

Over 4 stone in weight the energy became less and strength and flexibility almost non-existent. I tried all diets you could think of, joined gyms but was too embarrassed to go when they were busy and always felt I did not belong there and always made excuses to leave early. Any classes I joined were too fast and too hard to follow and whilst my career was successful it was not getting me physically moving and it when it did my body was not up to it! I managed but it was a struggle. I had resigned myself to the fact I would never, ever move the weight and not be strong and flexible again and this was now my life.

A colleague recommended I tried Mitch as he is a one to one personal trainer with many, many years of experience and great patience and motivation. I had tried a personal trainer before, but I did not feel they really understood where I was at and they would just start me exercising and then leave me to it. However, I was so desperate to try and improve my poor physical ability despite having a vision in my head this was going to be ‘mostly for boys/men’ I went for my initial appointment. 

Whilst I had researched Mitch thoroughly! I still got my husband to drop me off and collect me, seems rather daft now as the one hour sessions are my mental and physical release from the entire world!!! In a perfectly safe and now, the world we live in, a Coronavirus safe environment!

At the start I was devastated to discover just how poor my strength and flexibility was and my co-ordination has often been poor but it was dreadful with weighing over 100 kilos at only 5ft 4 to start with the first week was one hell of a challenge!! As I had been active 20 years ago, I tried to put my brain back into that zone, although my body at 53 was definitely rebelling!! 

Mitch was superbly patient and clear with instructions and motivational and provided excellent distraction techniques by talking with little snippets about his wife and her work and his daughters and how proud he is of them both and how as a family they all follow good health, food and fitness practices and Mitch offered great food tips and some very interesting facts about how certain foods and drink can really affect calories on the body ... I was a chef for over 20 years, and I learnt things I did not know!! Mitch works with you every step of the way and makes sure each exercise is done correctly with good posture! My progress has been slow and steady as we had lockdown and my work meant I had to juggle appointments however towards the end of my first programme I started to notice my clothes fitted differently and I was not so out of breath, my stamina was better, I could walk for longer and faster, I could bend and twist and move and reach things far more easily even at home in the kitchen for example. This spurred me on to try even harder and I noticed I was coming out of the sessions feeling yes like I had worked out but feeling absolutely fantastic! My head was clear of anything other than the workout that has been done and I felt good!!

The final week we reviewed my measurements my flexibility and my strength and yes my progress at weight loss is slow, but I have lost inches and I am stronger and far more flexible, and this is with work interruptions, so my sessions were not as consistent as I wanted them to be and as Mitch would like them to have been.  I am now about to start my second programme with Mitch, and I cannot wait!!  Never ever since I began the menopause at 39 and came out of it at 50, never has anything ever, ever worked for me before.

I feel as if my energy, flexibility and strength I had in my 30’s is on its way back and whilst I now sail, I do believe I will be flexible and light enough to get back on a horse AND I will be fit enough to scuba dive again which is something this time last year I would have never thought could ever be a possibility.

To anyone thinking you can’t lose weight, it won’t go, feeling less strong and less flexible than you did and I am going to say if you are pre, mid or post menopause give Mitch a call and discuss. It is the best phone call I ever made! .... I just wish I had made it sooner!!!!!

Lovely gentleman, total professional, and huge knowledge of exercise and nutritional diet. 

Thank you

Nerina

August 2020

Post-Lockdown workout with commitment!

posted 29 Jun 2020, 09:50 by Mitch Mitchell

I cannot recommend Mitch enough!!

I was feeling extremely exhausted all the time, mainly due to symptoms caused by the menopause, and of course the lock down did not help matters.

I am also sick of reading that women “of a certain age” cannot lose weight without tablets.  They are wrong! What you need is a committed trainer. Mitch is that trainer. He creates a personal exercise programme according to your own special needs, age, body type and fitness level.

During each session he pays close attention to your performance and adapts the programme as your progress evolves – so it is NEVER boring (in fact, the hour flies by). I have been able to go to 3 sessions per week since the lock down restrictions were lifted and I have lost 4 kilos without effort or strict dieting and I can already see changes in my body shape. Friends are noticing too! My energy levels have gone up and, honestly, I am feeling the best I have felt in a very, very long time.

I think it is also very important to mention that Mitch is very professional, and all times treats in you an appropriate principled manner. This is a very important and reassuring detail for many ladies. You will feel comfortable while you are exercising. Mitch has a great sense of humour too! So, you will also have a good laugh while you are getting into shape!!

Thank you, Mitch!

Cheryl 2020

"Best thing I ever done"!

posted 30 Sep 2019, 23:41 by Mitch Mitchell


I have just completed a 6-week course with Mitch and it’s the best thing I have ever done! I found
Mitch on a Facebook page and at first, I was a bit wary about starting the course as I have a low fitness level and have done absolutely nothing in the last year. Mitch was excellent, making a program that suited me, and that I was actually able to do! It’s the best decision I have ever made, as he is so kind and professional, explaining everything along the way and making the exercise regime personal to my abilities. I have lost 2 kilos and 9 and a half inches from different areas of my body! My fitness level has soared, I have gone from only being able to do 6 push ups barely to being able to do 20!!



I have just booked another 6 weeks with Mitch and am actually enjoying the sessions and can’t wait to keep going! If you’re looking for a personal trainer then Mitch is definitely the person to go to, I can recommend him 100% and this is from a person who previously couldn’t get up a flight of stairs without stopping to catch her breath!!

Thanks
Sabina
Sept 2019

Never say Never!

posted 28 Jul 2019, 05:31 by Mitch Mitchell


I have just finished a 6 week fitness programme with Mitch. My first, but definitely not my last contact with Mitch!

I have shied away from most forms of exercise all of my life, as I only really like swimming & walking.
BUT, now I am of a certain age & experiencing menopausal symptoms and feeling, fat, sluggish and very unfit I decided to contact Mitch.

My friend who was far worse than I am was a client of Mitch's many years ago, & I previously witnessed the miraculous changes in her which was why I contacted Mitch & already had a lot of confidence in him!

Well, I have not been disappointed at all!
Despite having to reschedule/interrupt the continuity of my sessions due to a bereavement/other reasons I have still managed to have great results! I am absolutely delighted, & my friends have all commented on how trim & toned I am, and have even gone down a size in certain clothes. Another change I have noticed, is in my balance, general self confidence and I also no longer get gastritis. My goal was to feel and look better, and I have definitely achieved these goals plus some! 

I highly recommend Mitch, who is a highly professional individual and also a lovely person to work with.

I never thought that I would say that I like exercising (properly that is!) But I do now!

So all you ladies .... & men who are thinking about it, all I can say is just Do It! You won't regret it .... I promise you! Looking forward to my next course with Mitch! Thank you Mitch!!!

Vicki 
June 2019

Long absence!

posted 31 Mar 2019, 04:22 by Mitch Mitchell   [ updated 31 Mar 2019, 04:23 ]

After a fairly long absence from the gym I needed to get back in shape and needed
some
motivation so I decided to sign up with Mitch for an initial 6 week course, which I’ve just finished. Mitch was very professional, thorough and made the sessions enjoyable. After 6 weeks I feel in much better shape, my aim was to tone up and improve my body strength. At my first consultation I managed 5 or 6 press ups - at the end of the 6 weeks I did 26 - my overall core strength has improved significantly! I would definitely recommend Mitch.

Mandy 
March 2019

So glad I contacted Mitch!

posted 17 Feb 2019, 05:02 by Mitch Mitchell


I have not been happy with my weight and body shape for some time. So, I thought it was about time to make a change. I know that on my own I would not be able to get going so I contacted Mitch.

First appointment was not exercise straight away, it was more of a very professional consultation and explanation with tests and heart monitoring to see whether I would be in a fit and healthy enough condition to get the 6-week programme started. The 1st consultation gave me a very good impression of how professional Mitch works and I knew that I would be in good hands for the time coming.

We started the first couple of weeks working the full body, it was good fun and motivating with constant changing exercises, so it never gets boring.

Now my 1st program of 6 weeks is up. The results I am very pleased with. Lost 33 cm of body circumference and 5 kilos less.

This has motivated me to sign up for another 6 weeks.

Really looking forward to the next sessions. I want to thank you, as I know on my own, I would have given up after 2 weeks of training!



G. Weber February 2019

Whatever your fitness level!

posted 23 Dec 2018, 02:56 by Mitch Mitchell

I am so glad that I decided to sign up with Mitch. 
After my initial consultation, when I couldn´t even manage half a press up, I signed up for a 6-week stint. Mitch makes every session fun and sweaty and I can say that I really enjoyed every single hour with him. I had a couple of small things happen, minor surgery on my chest and I hurt my shoulder, but Mitch adapted the sessions so that I could carry on with my routines. 
I have just had my assessment and the results are amazing – I have lost 2kg, a total of 10 inches off my body, my flexibility has increased, and I can now do 10 press ups, which is absolutely brilliant. All I can say is, if you are thinking of getting fit, then sign up with Mitch, whatever your fitness levels (I, basically, had nothing!!) he will help you through. 
Mitch - thank you for all your patience, funny stories and helping me to gain some great results. Look forward to another 6-week session in the New Year. 
HAPPY CHRISTMAS xxxxx
Kim 2018

Priceless!

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:20 by Mitch Mitchell   [ updated 4 Nov 2018, 05:25 ]

 I began training with Mitch seven weeks ago and the difference in my physical and mental well-being in this relatively short time has been immense.  Some of my friends thought I was mad signing up with a personal trainer, saying things such as ‘Just go to the gym.  You can do it yourself!’  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It was my brother who recommended me to sign up with a PT, who himself is an ex-professional MMA competitor and current martial arts instructor.  He told me that getting a PT would help me immeasurably, and he was right.  Always listen to the professionals and Mitch is also one of them. 

Mitch is a very organised, professional and personable trainer, catering for your individual needs and is positive and encouraging at all times.  He also makes the sessions fun, his calm approach enabling a positive environment for the client to feel comfortable to train within and ask questions without being made to feel uncomfortable.  Having said this, don’t be fooled!  The sessions are tough and he expects effort and commitment, which in turn makes them very satisfying and fulfilling.

On a personal note, I am extremely happy with the progress I have made in such a short period of time.  I have lost 6 kilos, feel mentally sharper, more positive, physically fitter and stronger.  Also, my endurance has increased as well as my ability to recover from a hard session. The sense of achievement is also incredibly fulfilling, seeing my body shape changing and the fat disappearing before my very eyes.

If you are thinking about signing up with a PT but have some reservations, then I would say just go for it.  There are no negatives and the difference you will feel is priceless, so give Mitch a try.  I can personally guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Warren.  

2018

Whilst on holiday....

posted 18 Aug 2018, 03:23 by Mitch Mitchell

I come to Lanzarote every year (sometimes more than once!) and this time
decided to treat myself to a couple of PT sessions, I found Mitch on Facebook and cannot recommend him highly enough, he drove all the way across the island to train me at my villa and seriously put me through my paces! A Great varied whole-body workout ending in my fave Tabata! Thanks Mitch! See you next time

Louisa 2018

Progress...

posted 14 Aug 2018, 01:42 by Mitch Mitchell   [ updated 18 Aug 2018, 03:00 ]

Decided on my recent 6 week trip to Lanzarote that I needed to keep myself active and watch the weight so decided to contact Mitch and after having the initial consultation I decided that I would commit and sign up for 3 sessions per week and I am so glad I did not only was each and every session enjoyable but it was also varied and tailored to the progress I was making. 
It helps that Mitch is able to keep the sessions fresh and provides motivation throughout each and every session. 

I as I s
uspect lots of people haven’t done much training but felt always comfortable in what I was doing and never felt that the workout was too hard for me to complete and that’s totally down to how Mitch tailors your personal program to your own level of fitness. It was a pleasure using Mitch’s services and I would certainly recommend contacting him whatever your fitness may be as he will be having you make progress each and every session. 

Thanks Mitch for all of you help, Craig. 2018

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