“Before I met Jack I was in a fitness rut: a pulled ligament had made me nervous about running, I’d got out of the habit of going to classes and I felt I was sliding into a middle age exercise crisis.
So it was refreshing to see him take one look at my dodgy knee and put me straight back on the treadmill for a new perspective on training; short, sharp sprint sessions would take the place of painfully slow and boring 30 minute jogs. But the real eye opener was the way he got me to open my mind to weight training. Pre-Jack I was the kind of girl who made heavy weather of picking up any dumbbell over 2kg, but within weeks he’d skilfully got me lifting 6, 8 then 10kg. And then there were the kettle bells, the rowing machine (sprints again), skipping ropes and all manner of scary looking machinery (which I can never remember the names of, but I can make a decent attempt at operating them).
My fitness regime has been revitalised, I feel healthier, can run a reasonable 5k and I’ve dropped a dress size. Even better than that, the personal training sessions are something I look forward to rather than dread. We chat, we laugh, we work hard….and you know you’ve done well when he sticks one of your training pictures on Instagram; that’s Jack’s fitness A*!”