Having just received devastating news from my fertility consultant that I could not progress with my much longed for IVF treatment because my BMI was too high, I knew to meet my ultimate goal of having a baby, I needed to take my weight loss seriously. I am 37 years old and have been overweight since my early 20s, so I knew I couldn’t lose the weight on my own having tried and failed many times over the years. I did an online search for personal trainers in my area because I wanted someone local. I read James’ website and he stood out from the rest so I contacted him using the online form. He called me back that same day and we had an open and honest conversation. He offered me a taster class which I took two days later and after the 45 minutes, feeling sweaty, exhausted, tearful but inspired, I signed up for a block package instantly. Fast forward eight months later: my BMI fell dramatically and I lost a total of 24kg (3.5st) exceeding my fertility consultant’s and my own expectations. Although I was also going to the gym and had changed my eating habits (albeit still partial to the odd glass of wine and a rare slice of cake) I truly believe it was my regular sessions with James, especially in those early days, that made the most difference. He’s every inch the professional, has a quietly confident expertise and his intense and robust workouts leave you feeling like you can take on the world. Unlike the gym, there are no boring repetitive exercises, as every session is varied and stretches your comfort zone. Coupled with his motivating gentle encouragement and kind hearted approach, I have found my 1-2-1 training sessions, and the subsequent results, to be literally life changing. It always makes me smile when people I know, especially the nurses at my fertility clinic and my colleagues at work, notice my weight loss and ask me how I achieved it. I wish I could get everyone into James’ gym so they can have the same great dynamic experience I’ve been lucky enough to receive.