John Helme, 33, Chartered Surveyor, Bespoke PT
Ran the London Marathon 2012 and wiped 35mins off his marathon PB
"The bespoke training programme developed by Mike was excellent as it entailed techniques that I was use to with my football training but also introduced methods that were enjoyable but challenging! I find Mike exceptionally motivating & supportive which enabled my fitness & running to improve quickly & with clear, great results! Undoubtedly my fitness levels are the best they have been in over 10 years as a result of my training with Mike & this has made a positive impact on many aspects of my day to day life. Highly recommended"
Jacinta, 34, Primay School Teacher, Bespoke PT
We worked together to get Jacinta ready for her wedding
"My first session with Mike was 4 weeks before my wedding and 6 weeks after having my son by caesarean section. Having bought my wedding dress before falling pregnant and naively rescheduling our wedding for 10 weeks after having a baby I was in a mild panic! I had thought I would have been able to do exercise straight away after giving birth but that wasn’t an option after a caesarean.
Mike was fantastic! He was completely honest about what I would be able to achieve and started me on a strict diet and home exercise programme alongside my twice weekly sessions with him. I lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks but the inches that I lost were amazing! I lost 4 off my waist, 2.5 off my hips, 1.5 off my upper arms and 3 off my thighs. Alongside all this, my fitness levels had really increased and I loved the sessions. Mike changed activities so the sessions never became boring and constantly motivated me (not an easy task!)One week before my wedding I had my last dress fitting and there was room to spare! Something I know I would not have been able to achieve without Mike. I felt amazing!”
Yuko, 52, stockbroker – Bespoke PT
We worked together to help Yuko to improve her running
"I have never had much cause to exercise in my life, except for enjoying long walks in countryside. I also have some spinal problems. When doctors suggested I should think about exercise and possibly taking up running to combat my modestly high blood pressure, I had to sit and think hard if I could stomach the horrible feeling of being out of breath, sweating heavily, and having a red, flushed face.
To cut a long story short, I think I was so fortunate to take up sessions with Mike. When I started with him, I could just about run 50m (not miles, metres!) to catch a bus, and I was panting. I still pant, but the other day, I managed to keep running for 3km, without stopping, for the first time in my life. Certainly, there have been lots of being out of breath, sweating heavily and having a red, flushed face, but Mike has made it all worth while by making me feel relaxed and having a good laugh (although I am not certain if all of his antics that make me laugh are intentional…). He has also been very considerate in constructing the session programmes in such a way that I would not suffer any pains in my spine. I am just amazed that he has enabled me to come such a long way, including building up muscles which never existed, without me experiencing undue pains and aches.
Thank you very much, Mike, for giving me the opportunity to enjoy running and exercise. Now that I have found this sense of achievement, I will keep challenging new goals!”
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