After turning 40 in 2012, I was very aware of the saying ‘Hit 40 and get fit or get fat!’ I was doing the latter. I had joined a gym in an attempt to get fit and maybe unsurprisingly I stopped going after about 6 sessions. I need to be fit for my job, working as a stunt performer on some very high profile films, such as ‘Captain America’, War Horse, and have doubled for Matt Damon on films like ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘Greenzone’. So I need to maintain a certain level of fitness, but also not build muscle and end up looking like a body builder. The decision was made by my wife to get a personal trainer. It seemed extravagant but when you consider you are getting one on one attention in a private gym. So the hunt for a PT was on….
I did a Google search, probably just as you have which is why you are now reading this! I called Carol and booked my sessions. Carol did an assessment and listened to my needs carefully before starting a training regime. Every session has been different, always fun, always interesting and always pushed just to my limit. Coupled with a careful diet, the results have been brilliant and just as I wanted. During my first 18 sessions I lost just over a stone in weight*, two inches from my waist* and my body is much more toned.
If we put this into perspective and bring the changes into real life, the change has meant I can now manage a full 30 minute session of Motocross whereas before I was struggling after 10 minutes. My confidence has improved, I feel great about myself, my energy levels rocketed and I feel great! This all sounds a bit too good to be true, but don’t kid yourself, you will have to work hard and put the effort in, but Carol will encourage and push you just the right amount. If you are looking for a personal trainer, with great professionalism, no ego and a nice environment in which to train, I can’t recommend Carol highly enough. Do it…. You won’t regret it! Ben
In my case I wanted to lose weight. I had been given a stern talking-to by my doctor and decided it was about time I took it seriously. I found Live for Fitness in my local area and went to meet Carol for an introductory chat. We discussed my goals and what I wanted to achieve and talked about how she could develop an exercise plan for my needs, and also some diet hints and tips to further help me reach my target. Carol’s suggestions (not to mention the excellently equipped gym) made the decision very easy and I signed for 12 sessions. 8 weeks and 12 very enjoyable, variable sessions later I have lost just under 10kg and 5cm from my waist. My muscles are getting larger and BMI smaller. The sessions are never the same twice (and I really like the variability) and the results are impressive. I am so impressed with the results from the last 8 weeks and Carol’s approach to personal training that I have signed up for another 12 sessions! I thoroughly recommend Carol as a personal trainer, her approach, her knowledge, her professionalism are excellent, complimented with a fun and enjoyable attitude which makes the difficult moments in the training that much easier. Mark
When my wedding was fast approaching and I went for that dress fitting, shock! horror! it couldn’t be done up. I knew I had to take action. Carol was my ‘knightette’ in shining armour. It wasn’t easy for her as I am a type 1 diabetic, but she was brilliant helping me with menu plans and the exercise. I have never felt better, she’s a brilliant motivator making the whole experience fun and interesting, whilst always making sure I was looked after. Lindsey
Carol is a superb Personal Trainer. Carol quickly accesses her clients goals and capabilities and builds a programme to enable them to succeed. The sessions are always varied, using lots of different equipment and challenging the entire body. Carol is an excellent motivator encouraging her clients to give ‘just that little bit more’. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carol as a Personal Trainer. Melanie
We started using Carol as our personal trainer in May 2013. Carol uses a variety of exercises and equipment which makes the sessions challenging but enjoyable. The boxing, circuits & TRX workouts are a lot of fun. We are a lot fitter and slimmer now & everyone has commented on the results. We have found Carol to be very flexible with our busy schedules and we would recommend her to everyone! Katy
Carol is an extremely knowledgeable Personal Trainer and nutritionist. During our programme with Carol we learnt a huge amount bout both exercise and nutrition. Each week was something different which made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. My partner and I have very different fitness levels and Carol did a great job of tailoring each exercise to meet our individual needs. We would recommend Carol to anyone looking for a friendly Personal Trainer. James and Michelle
When I first met Carol, I told her how keen I was to get help to reshape the way I looked at exercise and at food – in a bid to get me away from an endless stream of fad diets. Whilst I lost weight quickly, they were unsustainable and also incredibly unhealthy. I knew that I needed a radical change in my eating and fitness habits if I was to lose the weight I needed to before having my baby. Carol was just fantastic. She worked me hard – but kept it fun! The weight started to come off*, and I was thrilled with the results. When I found out that I was expecting a baby, Carol coached me in nutritious, varied meal planning as well as devising a great weights and cardio programme that I was able to continue up until I was 8 months pregnant. She adjusted exercises to be totally safe during my pregnancy and provided amazing motivation and laughs along the way too! She really made me enjoy exercising and helped me to change the relationship I had with ‘comfort food’. I maintained a healthy body up until delivery of my little girl. I cannot thank Carol enough for the amazing support she gave me – before and during my pregnancy. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking to shake up their attitude to exercise and healthy eating, as well as to any expectant mums out there who want to exercise but are worried about how best to do so. Carol is just fantastic at this - and will help you in a friendly, enthusiastic and eternally positive manner! Thank you for everything Carol! Cleona
I went to Carol because I suffered with SPD (also known as pelvic girdle pain) during pregnancy and was still feeling the effects a year later. I was desperate to exercising again as I used to be a keen jogger but had little idea of how to do that without hurting myself of triggering the SPD pain further. Carol was brilliant at devising a programme that I was able to do even with my limitations and focused on strengthening my core to support my pelvis and allow me to live a more active lifestyle. It also developed my overall fitness and toned me up all over. I always find my sessions with Carol good fun and motivating. I really recommend her especially if you have any injury/medical issues that you need to work with. Katherine
I was entering my first Triathlon and wanted to see if Carol could help me improve my running. She showed me some changes I could make to my training which helped a lot. She also showed me some exercises I could do to improve my stamina and overall fitness. Carol was really knowledgeable and fun to train with. I would highly recommend her. Adam
We had been training on our own for a while now and decided that we needed a little extra help. We didn’t want to join a gym, so sort out Carol. Our sessions are always hard but fun and filled with laughter too. Carol offers us varied sessions by assessing how we are feeling & adapts the exercise to suit us. She is a fantastic motivator and encouraging us to help each other. If you want to do pairs training I would highly recommend Carol. Farah & Michelle
I have suffered with a spinal condition for many years and initially came to Carol to try and improve my cardiovascular fitness without damaging my back. I have been delighted to find that not only have my fitness levels improved but my back has also*. My posture is better and I get far less pain than before*. Carol took the time to find out about my condition and to adapt the exercises to suit me. I would really recommend her to anyone with health concerns*. Louise
Results may vary from person to person.