Client Testimonials and photographs are valuable, such that the results speak for themselves.
"I arrived at Amanda’s door in poor health, the climax of which was a stroke. Luckily, I recovered from the initial loss of my left side. Warned that I was at a high risk of having another stroke, I was bluntly told to lose weight, strongly advised to change my diet, NOT work, exercise and learn to relax. Having no desire to have another stroke and knowing my bad habits may linger, I sort help and luckily, and only by chance, I found Amanda on a website.
At first I was very apprehensive and felt uncomfortable with Amanda’s forthright attitude, coupled with the feeling I was making a big mistake. All gym stuff was utterly alien to me. To my surprise Amanda didn’t just stick me on a treadmill. On the contrary, she started by assessing my condition, my lifestyle, weight, diet and medication. This professional approach was to change my apprehension into admiration and point my whole lifestyle in a healthier direction. She referred me to a physiotherapist as I had a weakness on my left side, had a serious back problem and had a real issue with balance: I was prone to falling over, resulting in further trips to hospital.
My primary reason for seeking help was to avoid another stroke, not weight loss per se. But Amanda began advising me on dietary issues; foods to avoid and alternative foods. ‘You need to lose 5 stone’ she had said at the start. That sounded rather ridiculous, so I just laughed it off. But, when I thought it over, the prospect of changing all these bad habits was daunting and would be a major challenge. Yet, with her assistance I’ve managed to completely change the way I eat. I’m not on a diet, I eat differently! And along with a range of exercises I feel more energetic and have been able to reduce my medication. I no longer fall over. And now 10 months on and 4 stone lighter, I find myself smiling, it just seems surreal. Yes, it has taken some effort to drop my bad habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle. My motivation was/has been to avoid another stroke and to date I’ve had no reoccurrence. I continue to work and even manage a bit of relaxation.
Amanda has been consistent in explaining what I needed to do, and more importantly explained why and then pushed me when and where needed. Could I have got this far without her, I doubt it. Am I continuing with her services? Damn right I am; still got another stone to lose!"
"I can’t recommend Fitness Finesse highly enough and am thrilled to say that in the 9 months I have been training with Mandy my weight has reduced from 13st 1 to 10st 10, normal range for my height of 5ft 5, I haven’t been this slim since before I had my third child and he’s 26!
I have been dieting on and off for most of my adult life and although I have joined several gyms over the years I have never felt motivated to go to them for longer than a couple of months. In desperation at 57 I decided that maybe a personal trainer could help me imagining myself being pushed to the limit, sweating and exhausted. Thankfully I found Mandy!
With Mandy you train in a private gym, just you and her so no one looking at you and she never pushes you further than is comfortable. Every session is planned specifically for you, building on your fitness week on week, the training sessions are fun and enjoyable and she has lots of motivational tricks to keep you on track. I have been seeing Mandy twice a week and it is a bit more expensive than a standard gym but nothing else has worked as well for me and what better way to spend my money than on my health and fitness. I would like to lose a bit more weight and am going to continue training with Mandy for a while but know that when I eventually leave I will take with me exercise techniques that I will use for the rest of my life."
"I have been working with Mandy since April 2016 and it is fair to say that her support, guidance and determination has transformed my life. My joints were locked in by fat and water retention. I lived a static life and I knew I needed to change but didn't know how. I honestly felt that I was never going to lose the weight and be healthier. Mandy showed me how to eat healthier and organised exercise routines for the gym and home. I am now on the way to losing 4 stone. My lifestyle is completely changed and I have an improved understanding of food and the importance of exercise. I am swimming 80 lengths a week, walking instead of taking the car and doing classes at the gym as well. Although the physical changes are brilliant, the biggest benefit is to my emotional health. I am happier than I have ever been. Getting into a size 12 jean instead of a size 18 is the most satisfying feeling ever. If you want change then seeing Mandy is the best investment ever." - Caroline
"I have been with Amanda for about 10 months now. I arrived with weak and painful arthritic knees in addition to other joints causing me trouble when I walked. I train twice a week with Amanda by my side guiding me and giving me exercises to do by myself at home. Which have been very beneficial. She has also improved my self confidence as she always has time to listen and advise.
I would just like to say how pleased I am with my progress as I have now lost 1 stone and 9 Lbs (2 dress sizes) with still a bit more to go, but I feel elated, I feel so much better about life and myself. I am thinner, fitter and stronger than before. I walk without any trouble now such that my balance and co-ordination is more balanced. I am much more mobile, I have less pain from my Arthritis, I can press up, I walk tall and I am proud of myself. Thank you Amanda" - Susan