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Here’s a selection of testimonials from people who have trained with me.

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jon testimonial

I was recommended to Becca by a friend. I’ve had a stroke and had found myself increasingly unmotivated because of its effects on my mobility and mood. Becca has been training with me for 8 weeks now.

Becca helped me determine my short to medium term goals were to gain mass, strength and mobility. Becca has worked proactively with these.  She has learned where my weaknesses are and has come up with ways to overcome them. It has been an evolving regime and will continue to be so. Yeah – regime – she won’t give up.

I feel we’re at a stage to now move onto my longer term goals.

Becca is focused and thoughtful. Her “regime” has really lifted my motivation, mood and self-confidence. I look forward to further achievements working with her. It’s been enjoyable.

However, she once suggested I smear peanut butter on my shortbread to boost my calories.

We don’t talk about peanut butter anymore.

I would like to add that I’m sure I would have avoided using the word smear, and that I also suggested Jon put peanut butter with marmite, and he was a big fan of that flavour combo.

ahlam testimonial

Ahlam was one of my very first clients. I have to say I am blown away by how vibrant Ahlam was looking by the time our training came to an end (which I can’t take full credit for).

Before I started with Becca I had never been to a Gym before. With Becca’s help and excellent instructions, I gradually started to get more and more confident in going to the Gym as well as enjoying being there. The movements in my body became so much better especially in walking and correcting my posture.

Her coaching style is so caring and she understood what was right for me as I had problems with aches and pains in my joints. As a result, I am feeling so much better in myself.

She was a great instructor and I was so lucky to have her as my personal trainer.

I would recommend Becca as a personal trainer for any person old or young. She always acted very professionally throughout the period that that I have been with her.

A very friendly person too. Thank you Becca and I wish all the best in your career.

maddie testimonial

maddie ig testimonial

Rising boxing star Maddie and her dad were as happy as Maddie’s coach about her core and upper body conditioning progress last summer.

B is a good coach, I can definitely tell my improvement in boxing, core work and strength, I like having my session with B as they are fun and hard work at the same time. I have lots more to do and I am trying to do the human flag with B. I can’t wait for my next one. – Maddie

B has been doing strength and conditioning training with my daughter to aid her progress in Boxing, in a short time I have seen her strength, stamina, balance improve dramatically. B has a very positive approach, great to communicate with and always has a smile, she gained the trust of my 12 year old very quickly. – Marcus

naz testimonial

Naz has been an amazing student of strength training, and her lifting now far surpasses what she mentions in her testimonial below.

Before training with Becca I was spending 1 to 2hrs on only the cardio and weight machines. That was all I knew to do. Training with Becca has taught me to train smarter. I have rest days now.

I wanted to explore the ‘boys’ section of the gym with all the intimidating barbells. I wanted to know how to translate my goals into a plan and be taught how to strength train without injuring myself. Becca has helped me with both of these things. I feel confident in the weights area of the gym and I am learning more and more workouts and exercises to incorporate weights.

When I started training with Becca I could not lift the 20kg barbell. Becca told me I would within weeks – she was right. Having just completed my 11th session I can squat with 50kg and deadlift 60kg for 5 reps easy.

Body confidence is improving. I wanted to regain control of my body again after all that it has gone through. My objective isn’t to punish my body nor have unrealistic goals – I just want to push my body to be the best that I know it can be. My body composition is changing in the direction I wanted.

I look forward to my sessions with Becca because no matter what type of day I have had, my PT time is time for me to focus on my goals and I am the happiest. Becca keeps things challenging. Together we make sure each session counts and I am definitely seeing progress from our workout charts.

Becca is incredibly professional and motivates you even if you demotivate yourself at times – which I do mentally and sometimes out loud! Becca encourages me to do that last lift when I really don’t think I can. She is a realist, and if I feel I haven’t given my best she helps me to realise just how far I have come. I have definitely noticed the difference between training with Becca vs training alone.

I would absolutely recommend Becca. She is an inspiration and it is the best thing I have done to pluck up the courage to ask her whether she could help me reach my goals.

I have extended my PT subscription for another 12 sessions and I am so excited for more of the gruelling workouts and hitting more goals!! Thanks Becca!!

leyla testimonial

Leyla and I had a great laugh in our sessions and her awesome attitude to learning was a pleasure to see.

I have loved training with Becca. She is a very professional, encouraging and all-round lovely person to work with and is a credit to easyGym. She endeavours to base workouts around you and what you enjoy doing, and never gives up!

Since training with her my stamina has improved. I enjoy coming to my sessions and, with her help, discovering what I can do next.

Her coaching style is very easy-going – perfect for what I needed. She did a fantastic job of explaining the gym equipment to me and now I feel much more confident accessing the machinery by myself.

Anyone wanting a truly dedicated PT – Becca will do such an amazing job.

ian testimonial

Ian’s running-focused goal to beat his time in the Birmingham Half Marathon was a great opportunity for me to do some research and increase my own knowledge in the process of helping him get the results that he wanted. I’m glad that my learning paid off. Ian has continued to train with me throughout the winter season with a different focus.

Becca helped keep me focused, sharp and in shape, correcting where necessary but also encouraging and motivating. I knocked over 4 minutes off my half marathon personal best while still improving my body shape and mass.

Becca’s workouts are always creative and challenging but what I most value is the excellent impact for every minute spent exercising. I have spent longer in the gym but with nothing like the positive results!

As something of a recalcitrant nutrition app user, Becca kept her advice at the high level and enabled me to get the balance right without becoming overly obsessed with every mouthful.

Her coaching style is a great balance between encouragement and guidance, always challenging which is what I need.

I would of course recommend Becca as a PT – she is someone who really puts the personal in Personal Trainer.

shelley testimonial

When my client Shelley first came to me she explained that she was an experienced runner who wanted to build her strength. I was only to happy to introduce her to the world of the barbell, and now she is all set to continue making great gains with less input from me.

I have felt my strength increasing with every session and this has been incredibly rewarding. As I am new to strength training I didn’t know what to expect and the progress I am making has been a fantastic surprise. Before deciding to contact Becca I admit I was a bit hesitant. I’ve been exercising regularly for years and years but this was new territory and I wasn’t sure if it would be for me.  I’m so pleased now that I went for it.

Becca has been so helpful firstly in listening to what I aimed to achieve. My objectives have been at the centre of our work together. Subsequently, she has carefully explained my programme to me each step of the way. I’ve learned fundamental principles which my programme has then allowed me to build upon. This has allowed me to stay challenged and interested in the process.

I have found Becca’s coaching style great – friendly and supportive. In particular, her positive attitude has helped me build confidence in my training. She’s really helped me stay focused and motivated.

I would definitely recommend Becca as a Personal Trainer. She’s extremely approachable in her interpersonal style and incredibly knowledgeable. She is also great in providing advice and a range of supplementary resources to support the training programme.

eve testimonial

Eve is another ongoing client who was new to strength training.

I’ve been training with Becca for three months. I find her to be a very effective, highly professional trainer. I was a complete beginner, unfit, with a number of aging-related challenges (bad back and knees, menopausal symptoms) and totally out of my comfort zone at the gym. She took a careful history at our first meeting and explored my aims. Then she designed two initial workouts for me, based on my needs. She coached me through the exercises, focusing on form and basic principles of weight-training.

I have a demanding job, so I was only doing the weekly hour with Becca, and no more, but after 8 sessions I had lost ten pounds and three inches off my waist, my back pain had gone, and I had so much energy I was thinking about taking a gymnastics class! Now I train up to three times a week, am confidently using free weights and seeing my strength improve with every session. My goals are no longer about weight-loss or inch-loss at all. Instead, Becca has helped me set exciting personal fitness goals and continues to work alongside me in a holistic way to ensure I achieve them.

Because Becca’s a competitive athlete herself, she’s really knowledgeable and informative about the mechanics and physiology of training, so I am building my own competence to train independently. She keeps a careful eye on dietary and other factors that might be getting in the way of peak performance. Becca tailors her approach to everyone in a uniquely personal way. She’s a great listener who’ll adapt and change things when necessary. She pushes you to go much further than you believed possible. I find her really inspiring and I can’t believe how far I’ve come with her in such a short time.

Becca is driven and hard-working and passionate about what she does and shows real determination to help others succeed. I highly recommend her, for any level of ability, from complete beginners to serious strength-trainers and even competitive sports-people.

elizabeth testimonial

I’ve known my client Elizabeth for years, since way back when I was doing circuit training in the community. I was really happy to help her out with some specific training to build up her strength and resilience for the challenges of life.

I’m a part-time carer, just hitting sixty. I want to be fit so that I can carry on with my caring role, and so that I can age as well as possible, preferably without falling over too often.

Becca listened to what I wanted, and helped me to choose what kind of training would best meet my goals. She recommended strength training, and explained to me what it entails. I didn’t realise that the only way to build strength is to regularly overload my muscles. I’ve always been an active person, but it turns out that activity alone doesn’t cut it. Thanks to Becca, I now know what works. It’s been fun to see my shape change, even in small ways (hello, tummy muscles), and to challenge myself to do more than I thought I was capable of. I’d always seen myself as physically weak, but I’m starting to feel strong now.

Becca has been clear, structured and thoughtful in her approach. She has been inventive too, thinking with me about ways to work out at home, using everyday objects, as well as in the gym.

Becca is always encouraging and positive. I would recommend her personal training to anyone, but especially to those who don’t think that they are the ‘type’ to do this kind of work. Becca will help you to make it happen.

Eleanor is another keen runner who recognises the benefits of strength training to protect against joint injury. I was really pleased with how we were able to work together to improve her squat form over the weeks.

I trained with Becca with six sessions over about four months. I wanted to focus on improving my body strength and she wrote me a simple but progressive plan focussing on a few key movements including squats and deadlifts.

Becca was very supportive, our sessions had a strong emphasis on making sure I understood and mastered the movements and she provided me with video clips that I could use to help with technique development.

I’ve definitely noticed some changes in my body and my strength, going to a yoga class for the first time in ages I was really surprised at how much easier some movements were. I also feel a lot more confident when going into the free weights area of the gym that I’m supposed to be there and that I know what I’m doing.

I would recommend Becca as a PT because she works hard to make sure her programmes are individualised and she’s very easy to work with. I’m already looking forward to booking another series of sessions later in the year.

Huge thanks to my client Mehdiya for her kind words in this awesome testimonial. I have really enjoyed working with her and am so looking forward to being part of her ongoing journey into strength.

I am a newcomer into strength training and gymming – Becca has had the patience to introduce me step by step and to build up my ability and confidence learning and practising new exercises from week to week. She has developed plans to help me meet my goals and offered adjustments and ideas when necessary. Becca has also assisted with nutrition and equipment advice.

As a woman of colour who wears the headscarf, Becca has shown me a willingness to understand the challenges that minorities may face navigating their lives and particularly within the fitness industry. With Ramadhan around the corner, Becca has reassured me that we can still find suitable times and ways to work together 🙂

Challenging my body and pushing the edges of my ability in each session continues to be a powerful experience and a tool that I can transfer into other areas of my life.  I have found Becca’s support to be holistic, individual, thorough and attentive.  Strength training with Becca continues to be a worthwhile investment for my body, mind and spirit 🙂

I had a lot of fun working with Cath. She brings maximum effort to her training and I have no doubt that she’ll keep going from strength to strength. I was also really happy to introduce a new fan to the mighty Devin Townsend.

Thank you for the feedback Cath!

Having a block of 12 training sessions with Becca has helped guide me onto a better fitness path. I’ve gone from doing from doing a bit of this and a bit of that, to structured workouts based around compound moves which I had never done, with accessory work that I used to consider main exercises.

Becca was patient and supportive while I was learning new stuff. I have been shown correct form and thorough observation of my technique. While I’m still working on this, I now have more confidence. Becca encouraged recording of a workout to help assist yourself to view areas that still need tweaking or completely improving. Along with how much you have progressed with good form and strength gains… If you have been thinking of PT sessions you can’t go wrong with the training and advice Becca offers.

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I was very pleased to hear that Oli has found my teaching style helpful and how that has translated into both physical gains for him, and more confidence to use the gym.

Sessions are always enjoyable and valuable. Your training style makes learning new movements and new equipment very easy – breaking things down into simple steps and guidance that is easy to remember and put into practice. You also take time to explain the ‘why’ and what I should be working toward.

I’ve learned that I am capable of more than I initially thought I would be! I feel as though I have more energy, stronger than ever and fitter than I have been in some time! Training has also given me a lift in confidence, particularly in using different parts of the gym. I’ve been surprised by how much of a change I could see and feel in a short period of time.

I’ve found your coaching style really positive and encouraging. You’re able to make things simple to understand and take onboard.
You also challenge me in a positive way when you think I can be doing more. Sessions always feel as though they are tailored to me – whilst we follow the plan based on my goals, you always check-in to see how progress has been outside of our sessions and if there is anything I’ve any queries or would like to spend additional time/advice on which is really helpful.

I would absolutely recommend you as a Personal Trainer. I’ve made great progress in the goals we set out at the start. Your ability to teach people simply and effectively with positive encouragement and enjoyable sessions has helped me to learn but also given me the confidence to use equipment and exercises outside of our sessions that I wouldn’t otherwise have had.

dibah testimonial

I’ve been honoured to help Dibah’s mom Olga for the last few months, to stay active and mobile following a stroke. Thank you Dibah for this feedback.

‘Becca’s training is informative, research based, and specific to the needs of my mother’s condition.

I’d recommend Becca as a PT. She’s reliable, punctual, sets goals, plans each class and explains the methods used.’

luisa testimonial

Thank you to my client Luisa for this great testimonial. I’m grateful for your feedback Luisa, and wish you the best on your new fitness journey.

I loved how Becca took the time to start with the basics and not rush me into things that were over my abilities. She listened to and addressed my core needs. Pun intended.

I’ve learned that actually it doesn’t take long to see significant improvements and that is encouraging. I’m now feeling motivated to keep up with a fitness programme.

I found Becca’s coaching style really super inclusive, supportive, adaptive and no ego, just totally focused on the client.

I would absolutely recommend her as a Personal Trainer, totally easy to talk to and work with, really welcoming, accommodating and knowledgable!

niru testimonial 2

Niru was very clear on her preferences – she hates cardio, loves weights, and wanted to make a gradual return to post-natal resistance training. We made core stability the major focus of her first block, and she showed amazing focus on good technique. Thanks for the feedback, and well done Niru! 👏🏻

I’ve recently gotten back into the gym following the birth of my child. Becca has been super helpful and supportive. She is really knowledgeable and helped me believe that I could do much more than I thought would be possible. I can’t wait to get back in the gym with her.

 

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