Feedback from some of our customers
“I have pre diabetes, high cholesterol and low thyroid function. Although not significantly overweight I was noticing that the pounds were creeping on and whatever diet I tried seemed to make very little difference. in spite of being very active, playing gold and tennis as well as working out at the gym, I was aware of more aches and pains too and was concerned about my general level of fitness as I moved towards my late 60s. I searched the internet for local personal trainers experienced in nutrition and phoned Heather!
Heathers motivation and individual attention has been so beneficial for me. We have worked together for some 18 months now. We continually look at my diet and how my blood sugars react to the various food types. The exercises she takes me through are tailor made for me, building up the different sets of muscles and concentrating on specific problems. I have 2 homework sessions to do each week which are manageable. My fitness levels have improved dramatically, my body shape has changed due to the exercise regime, my blood sugar levels have lowered and I have reduced my dose of statins. My sleeping pattern has improved too.
Heather keeps in touch with me between sessions and is very helpful about how to cope on holiday and with eating out. We have a busy social life and one of the hardest things I find is managing cooking for friends and family and sitting around in the evenings nibbling on all the goodies! I am making better choices now and am more able to pass on the high sugar foods. When I go off track it is easier to get back on the straight and narrow again! Certainly Heather’s positive approach, individual attention, knowledge and enthusiasm has helped me to make significant changes and I am enjoying greater energy levels to cope with my busy lifestyle! Thank you Heather!”
“I have found Heather to be a fantastic support in my journey to live more healthily. I had tried so many times to get fitter and lose weight but always ended up back where I started. Heather has been working with me for five months now and I have made significant long term changes to my eating and exercise which are both sustainable and enjoyable. Heather listens really effectively which means she has put together a programme which responds to my needs and can be flexible with whatever is going on in my hectic life. I have lost over a stone and more importantly, have kept the weight off healthily for the first time in years. The most challenging thing has been to balance my wellbeing with a very demanding and stressful job. With Heather’s positivity and advice this is becoming more manageable and I have become stronger and fitter both physically and psychologically in the process. I am absolutely delighted with the progress Heather has helped me make!”
Heather has an amazing ability to review and understand the issues you are facing and your lifestyle demands. She proposes a plan which fits in easily, making it very easy to achieve the results you want. Heather is low key and calm, in a positive way, but is highly knowledgeable of different conditions and issues you may face and is very supportive. Our results have been easy to achieve - having lost 2.5 stone in 5 months, I will be continuing until I reach my target and will maintain it! Thank you so much for your help.
I started working with Heather after I ran the London Marathon. It was important for me to retain a goal, but I knew it wasn't just about the running, I needed to help my body recover and build up strength again.
Once Heather had established my initial suitability to join the programme (commitment etc), I completed a whole load of documents to help build a holistic picture. I must admit that this took a while to complete but it really was worth it.
The actual programme was really easy to start on, I was pretty confident with the exercises and their description and was able to get stuck in. Heather checked in with me about how it was going and we maintained regular contact throughout the duration of the programme - this was one of the most important aspects as it enabled us to tailor the programme as we went along.
If you sign up to this programme then you need to be prepared for change, both with the lifestyle you choose to lead and the outcomes it brings. You need to be self motivated too, there's no use in signing up if you're not going to do anything!!
I think Heather has nailed it by taking a holistic approach to fitness as it’s not just the exercise or the diet but it’s an individual’s emotional state of mind and mental approach to their fitness that is key to them achieving their goals and it is this that I believe Heather unlocks together with her vast knowledge in fitness, diet, motivation etc.
I’m a diabetic and needed to manage my blood sugar better. With Heather I didn’t just get a really effective exercise programme, I got someone who helped me to improve my diet, reduce my stress levels and encourage me into a much healthier lifestyle. I think the thing I appreciated the most was that you look at the whole person and you really do listen. Most people don’t listen well, they just wait for the chance to speak!
I hope you're well. I just wanted to thank you and let you know of my improved health/weight loss progress since I saw you for a session at the Lythe Hill last Summer.
Since then, I've gone from a size 12 to a size 8/10 and lost around 2 stone, exercise 3/4 times a week and my diet is COMPLETELY different - but yummier!
I'd tried changing what I ate so many times before but gradually slipped back into bad habits, so I'm unsure what it was exactly that I learnt during your session - but something definitely inspired me!
Thanks again, and I'll definitely be sending friends your way in the future.
If you are determined to lose weight and /or get fit Heather can really help you define and achieve your goals. The nutritional advice was a revelation, I have been re-educated with regard to my eating patterns and it made losing weight seem very easy. The tailored exercise programmes enable focussed results on physique and also addresses specific problems. Your knowledge and experience, along with discussion with other experts, are holistic and beneficial.