Sam Mclaughlin

When I started training with Chris I had always thought that exercise was something “other people” did. I didn’t think I would ever be able to be fit, that it would be something I would be able to do, let alone enjoy. 

In my 20s and 30s, I had always struggled with my weight and gradual increases over the years had seen my weight peak at a size 18/20.  I’d tried joining gyms but it was always the same, I never knew what to do when I got there and soon cancelled the membership. Fitness classes were the same, I would start full of enthusiasm to do something but nothing would change and I’d gradually stop going. 

Then one day, I saw a new boot camp style class being advertised and decided to give it a go. Here I met Chris and progressed to personal training alongside the group session.  I can honestly say it was the best thing I ever did and I am thankful every day that I had the good fortune to stumble across something that has literally changed my life. 

Now in my early 40s, I am fit and stronger than I have ever been and since training with Chris and the team, I have been able to complete the Great South Run and will be running my first half marathon later this year. 

Chris, Dom and Matt make every session different and, most importantly, fun so it’s not a chore to complete a session in the gym – which is what it had felt like before. 

If you’re thinking about giving personal training a go I would say don’t hesitate – you’ll wish you had done it years ago! 

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