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Alex Brooker

"I couldn't recommend John as a trainer enough. With his help and guidance, I lost one stone and eight pounds in just eight weeks, and got into the best physical shape I had ever been in.

John's training programme is challenging, but at the same time never boring and that made the training enjoyable, which enabled me, to get the most out of it.

Due to my disabilities, the previous trainers I have had did not know what routines to devise for me but John came up with a well thought through and original programme. Without it I have no doubt that I would not have had success in my weight loss.

If John can get me fit, then he can get anyone fit!"

Strive4 Health and Fitness - Alex Brooker


"I joined the gym and realised pretty quickly that I wasn’t seeing the results I’d hoped for. To be honest, I didn’t see any! I had always been skeptical about personal trainers and whether they could provide the results they said they could, but after a friendly consultation with John I decided to take the plunge and bought a block of sessions. Immediately I saw where I was going wrong with my own training. When I trained on my own I would simply run on a treadmill, cycle or occasionally row, and thought this would be enough, it clearly wasn’t. In johns sessions we actually used weights! Normally I would run a mile (if I could run a mile) if someone suggested I used weights but John explained the science behind this and more importantly, assured me I wouldn’t bulk up but in fact  lose weight because of it. Again I was sceptical but after just a few weeks of training with John, my weight started to drop and my fitness greatly improved.

Now I’ve lost a total of 7 kilos and several inches of my waist and hips as the photo shows! I’m approaching the weight I’ve always wanted to be and although I’m not quite there yet, I’m certainly closing in!

I would highly recommend having a sit down with John and let him put your mind at rest. I promise you, you won’t regret it!"

Strive4 Health and Fitness - Chandni

Deepa Patel

"Taking regular exercise has always been something I found difficult to do on my own, but John's easy going, friendly approach created the relaxed atmosphere I needed to 'lure' me into the gym regularly - I never thought I'd say this but I've definitely got the bug now and actually miss our sessions when I'm on holiday!

Sessions with John are varied, challenging and interesting - offering support, encouragement, motivating me to push past my perceived limits, and giving me a gentle 'prod' when I need it (and often when I don't ;-)).

My fitness and core strength has increased significantly - I look and feel more healthier and confident - thanks.

Since I started with John, he has helped me lose over 18kg - I've dropped 2 dress sizes and have lost over 6inches around my waist....and the journey isn't over yet!

If you’re unsure whether you want a personal trainer, then my advice would be "do it!"- it's the best decision I've made and it goes without saying - I'd recommend John without hesitation."

Strive4 Health and Fitness - Deepa Patel