"I had been going to the gym mainly to do classes or cardio but wasn't seeing any results (mainly due to lack of consistency and not enough focus on my diet). I had a wedding coming up and was part of the bridal party so wanted to make sure I looked and felt my best on the day.
I had previously tried weight watchers and slimming world both of which I got results from but I never stuck to once consistently. I had been a member of a couple of gyms over the years but had never really used any weights/gym equipment or followed a program.
I really enjoy weight training and have become more consistent with training than ever before. Having 1-1 sessions also made me more accountable, where previously I may have skipped gym classes I knew I had to be at the gym ready to train, it helped me stay focused on my goal. My fitness levels have really improved and I feel much stronger and fitter as a result of the training.
When I had my consultation with Rob we discussed the goals I had, what I had previously tried to achieve those goals, what worked and what didn't and we also discussed the type of exercise I liked to do. Rob was able to create a program for me which incorporated exercises that I would enjoy doing and ones that would be challenging for me which was important to me as I knew from experience I would lose interest if I didn't like an exercise. I started to really enjoy going to the gym and once I was confident with the exercises I started doing another training day myself and included some cardio too. I feel stronger and fitter than ever before and my diet has also improved since I started training with Rob.
Rob has a lot of knowledge on exercise and nutrition and I have learnt a lot as a result of this. I have also learnt the importance of sleep when it comes to overall health and being consistent with diet and exercise. I had thought previously that I needed to restrict my diet and do a lot of cardio to lose weight but have found I have got better results following the training program Rob made for me and focusing on a good diet. Rob is also great at giving advice and encouragement especially at times when I felt I wasn't seeing enough progress either in my training or measurements.
I highly recommend Rob as a personal trainer. My goal when I first started working with Rob was to lose weight for a wedding that was 8 weeks away, I have now been training with Rob for 2 years and while I set small goals for events such as holidays, weddings etc the training program has made me really enjoy exercise and it has become part of my lifestyle. I have achieved better results working with Rob than any diet I have tried or gym classes I have attended. "