Testimonials

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Very Motivated!

posted 2 May 2021,

After returning to Ireland, I would like to thank you so much for the advice, support, and classes. I learned a lot and I have ordered my gym gear to get summer ready!

Thank you so much for my personalised workout, I did it yesterday with alternative gym weights and I found it worked a charm. I shall keep it up and cannot wait to see the results. I was always anxious about not losing weight or getting where I wanted to be and now you have made me feel very motivated and better in myself. I am excited for this new healthy chapter in my life. Thank you so much!

Take care,

Sam

A lot of courage and tears!

posted 25 Aug 2020,

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

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 1 Oct 2019,

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,

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,

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,


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

An amazing week!

posted 15 Mar 2017,


"My 74-year-old mother and I trained with Mitch every morning for a week whilst on holiday in Lanzarote and came home feeling fitter than either of us have been for years. Mitch pushes you hard but also takes the time to explain exercises. He also tailors training exactly to your needs and understands physical problems, drawing from his years of experience working with people.


On top of that he's a really nice man - we couldn't recommend him more."

I remember all your exercises and have been doing many of them when I'm training by myself.


Thanks again for the amazing week


Rob 2017


STILL GOING! STRONGER!

posted 31 Jan 2017,


In 2008, after very debilitating breast cancer surgery and treatment, I began working out with Mitch once a week during the six months a year we’re on the island. My husband and I both credit much of my return to an active life to the careful, competent, fun and challenging training Mitch has been taking me through, and inspiring me to continue.

Lately, after some weird sort of hip injury (don’t tell me it’s my age!), he creatively and immediately re-invented my training regimen. I am now practically without a limp, without pain.


A VERY HAPPY 71 year old! Lucky me.


Thank you, Mitch.

Susan S


A rewarding journey!

posted 4 Jan 2017,

I started training with Mitch after reading his website and testimonials, I decided to make contact.

From day one I have always found Mitch to be on time, gives you 100% of his attention and always correcting your form. His knowledge and love of the job shows in everything he does. He makes you feel comfortable and will motivate and push you.

I'd recommend Mitch to anyone looking for a dedicated, motivated personal trainer who can make getting stronger and healthier a fun and rewarding journey. This guy has changed my life for the better and can not thank Mitch enough for this.

I work long hours and have a busy family life but squashing Mitch into my busy time schedule has made me a better and stronger person.

I look forward to carrying on training with Mitch.


Richard 2017



For the past four years I have been working with Mitch during the winter months. I am now rocking up towards 70 and have never been fitter in my life. It isn't the type of fitness you see in youngsters, but for me it is just right.

When I started, I was clocked by the doctor as being obese and had difficulty walking any distance or bending...well a whole host of issues really including getting up from a settee. By slowly losing weight which has been helped by my increased mobility, I recently found that I was back in a size 14. I look about ten years younger..I haven't ended up with bingo wings or wrinkles through dieting too quickly - I just eat sensibly and walk more as well as my gym sessions with Mitch each week. Other benefits have been coming off a skip of medication and vastly improved mobility and, most importantly, I feel younger too!

Thanks Mitch!


Stella West-Harling 201

At the end of July my sister and I signed up to Mitch's six week programme. Over the past couple of years we had both put on weight and basically let ourselves go. The most exercise I had done was walk to and from the car and my sister was not much better. We both decided that something had to be done.

Mitch designed a specific exercise plan for us tailored to our needs and one that would help us achieve our goals along with a meal plan with plenty of suggestions of what sort of foods we should eat.

We trained for three one hour sessions per week. Two hours with Mitch where he trained us to build up muscle and improve our stamina. We did a lot of cardio and ab work and some self defense. Then on the last session of the week we had Shona, she helped us to improve our flexibility and to target specific areas of our bodies that we wanted to work on. We also got to spend the last 20 minutes or so working out in the pool which was thoroughly refreshing and definitely needed after an intense session in the summer heat. Thanks to Mitch and Shona we spent the last six weeks losing kilos and inches, improving our bodies and our fitness and we certainly couldn't be more grateful.


Thank you both.

Katie & Daniella

2016


My journey...

posted 15 Nov 2015,

My name is Jordan and like a lot of young people of today I lost my way and my motivation of life.

I lived in the four walls of my bedroom making contact with the outside world through the internet via Facebook etc, sleeping by day and up all night raiding the fridge and not doing any exercise led to my weight ballooning to 25 stone

( approx 158 kilos). This you can imagine drained me totally of any confidence or social skills that I may have had.

My parents were at their wits end as what to do with me. At this point I came to Lanzarote to live with my mums family and contacted Mitch.


This is where my journey to get my life back started.


Mitch gave me a questionnaire about my lifestyle and health background. We had a frank discussion of what I wanted from my sessions and how committed I was. Mitch then explained the program I was going to follow. I was to build up my strength and at the same time loose weight. Over the next five months with three sessions per week this is exactly what happened. Through this time the dedication and support was continuous from Mitch, always pushing me forward and not allowing any question of defeat.

Because of this I am now ready and able to return to England with confidence and renewed hope for my future.

Thanks Mitch


Jordan 2015