Having spent my 30s and 40s in a desk job and doing very little consistent exercise, I found that slowly I had become increasingly out of shape as well as frustrated and down about the state of my health. I was also concerned about the health risks of continuing to live the way I was doing as a woman heading towards my 50s.
Getting fit again though always seemed like an insurmountable task, I didn’t feel I had the motivation or knowledge to get to where I needed to on my own. I was never much of a gym goer and physical constraints had limited the types of exercise I could do as well as the amount and intensity. Having the opportunity to train with Dan however has made such a difference in my ability to get back on the road to fitness. Dan’s positive attitude and holistic approach to personal training is a breath of fresh air. He has an unending passion for what he is doing and that in itself is an inspiration to carry on pushing the boundaries and question the reasons behind why you might not be leading the healthy lifestyle that is holding you back from feeling good.
As well as having the relevant expert knowledge, Dan’s approach is highly personalised and his programmes carefully tailored to individuals’ needs. He makes you feel comfortable throughout training, whatever shape and size you might be. I’d thoroughly recommend Dan over any other personal trainers that I’ve used over the years. Fundamentally, he’s a really decent bloke and sincere in his intention to help others feel good and benefit from his journey to health.
Maria G, Chiswick
Dan and I were work colleagues for 5 years and during this time I watched him find his love for the gym and the incredible transformation he went through, not just physically but mentally too. When Dan mentioned to me that he was studying to become a personal trainer, I jumped at the chance to start training with him. I had always felt intimidated by PTs at the gym, but as Dan is so relatable, I knew that I could trust him with the journey I was about to go on.
Dan has a really natural way about him and knew exactly when to push me, but also when I needed a slightly easier session…. this meant that I always left feeling motivated and looking forward to the next one! There was never any shouting or humiliation, just pure encouragement and belief….. and best of all, he helped me to achieve self-belief, which is something I can now carry with me.
When I mentioned to Dan that I wanted to run the London Marathon, he knew exactly how to get me there and tailored my workouts to build strength, stamina but most of all, mentally prepared me for the grit and determination I needed to run 26.2 miles!
Dan’s training sessions were so much more than a physical workout, as he would also spend time discussing my diet, sleep patterns and overall mental wellbeing. He tailored every workout to my short and long term goals and when I couldn’t manage something, Dan would provide a variation that allowed me to build up to the full exercise.
Selfishly, I am really sad that Dan is no longer at work to train and motivate me… however I am so proud that his Future Vision Fitness dream is now a reality and will be regularly making the hourly drive to his home to keep training with him.