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Back injuries are a difficult thing to treat so having someone like you that understands what I need to do and how to do it, was key.
Creating a structured programme is really important and being sure that I am now doing the right things for my condition.
Physically – In a short time I already feel improvement in my core and flexibility. My back is going to take a lot of time but I know I have the right programme in place.
Mentally – having a structure that I know will work, and it’s very important for me to have focus.
I would recommend you to other people. A lot of people I am sure come to see a Personal Trainer because of weight issues/confidence etc – you recognised early on that motivation is not the issue with me but needing to know I was doing the right things and that focus for me was very important. You were very patient which was important as I was frustrated I couldn’t do simple things to begin with as I was basically a plank of wood!*
You seemed very friendly,easy to get on with,approachable and good at what you do.
Help me to tone up and get fitter and stronger. Yes but still a way to go.
Emotionally: I can forget about home stuff for that hour & concentrate on me.
Physically: My body is slowly changing and I feel so much better for it and stronger.
Mentally: I can see the results and it motivates me to carry on and not stop.
Definitely recommend you. You’re very good at what you do, you do not make me feel stupid, and I do not feel so self-conscious when exercising next to all the “super-fit” people. If I was not training with you I know I would not go on my own because I would feel very intimidated. I also would not feel confident enough to use the machines on my own and would probably avoid them.You also care about the well-being of your clients and if there’s any injuries etc. you change program accordingly without any hesitation.
You are a valued PT. Without your help I would not be where I am today. Thank you.*
Shaun was recommended.
I wanted to focus on a few things:
- Improved stamina
- Better overall strength
- Improved body fat
Shaun’s workout regime was well structured focussing on my needs and importantly taking into considerations some constraints around back issues. The results in overall fitness are noticeable and there are clear, measurable results in the level of weight I can work with and measurable positive changes to measurements for chest, biceps and thighs, with waist reduction starting to head in the right direction.
Emotionally: More connected with myself in terms of what I eat and drink and general awareness of level of fitness, I feel better about myself.
Physically: Clearly some increased tone and muscle definition and general fitness levels.
Mentally: Greater awareness of what is needed to develop good level of health and need for balance in working out and eating right
Yes I definitely would recommend, Shaun is very personable and has shown deep knowledge of nutritional information and anatomy. He knows what works and what doesn’t and is very focused on sustainable results which is key in this current world with its fixation on a quick fix. He has been able to build routines that are varied and is always willing to experiment to try new things and adapts if these changes don’t work out. He has done well to take into consideration my specific requirements and needs around managing back and sciatic pain. He makes good use of the technology available and is able to share information and advice and recommend exercises and eating advice outside of the gym.
I have appreciated Shaun’s sessions, although hard, I have seen the benefits over time and would not hesitate in recommending Shaun to anyone.*
I chose PT Shaun as my coach as he’s clearly into his fitness and was always giving me advice and tips before I decided to have a PT and he is in great shape himself, so having a PT who not only knows his stuff but looks like he does too is a bonus.
What I hope to gain from PT Shaun as a coach was an insight into the fitness world and achieve my goals which I was able to as aiming for smaller goals and working towards your main one works really well as you usually see progress every week with Shaun’s motivation and encouragement with how to do each exercise correctly and with solid form (I still hate deadlifts!)
Training with PT Shaun I have noticed a big difference in terms of being able to self motivate and the way I approach training. I have felt myself getting much stronger and have been able to increase my weight on lifts by a small amount most weeks whilst form still being correct which has lead to a big increase in my self-confidence with body image.
I would recommend PT Shaun to anyone looking to either lose weight, put on muscular size, or trim down due to his professional approach to training. He has a laid back but firm outlook on life and will encourage you to challenge yourself at almost every session.*
Talking to Shaun after the session he had with my mum. The sessions I had after that he always asked how things were progressing for me and understood my situation and how I was struggling he recommended that I get a PT to achieve what I wanted faster and put himself forward.
To gain confidence in my appearance through gaining muscle as well as improving on my posture.
Emotionally:Confidence in my appearance
Physically: Better posture, strength
Mentally: Confidence and a greater understanding of my limits
Yes 100% would recommend you. I would recommend Shaun to anyone because he always pushes me beyond what I think I can do. He cares for my personal goals and strives to push me to achieve them.*
PT Shaun continues to encourage me to train harder every time I am at the gym. He is very quiet and understated but I get so much from our training sessions. Each time I achieve a new goal – something I know for definite I would not achieve on my own.
I have used many gyms in Peterborough over many years and am so glad I eventually was introduced to Shaun. He is sympathetic to the fact that I have arthritic knees and has designed a programme to suit my needs. I have recently been introduced to indoor climbing and with Shaun’s help, my upper body strength is increasing weekly which helps with the climbing. I do look forward to my training sessions – I know that Shaun is going to encourage me to go that bit further each time, I know it is going to be tough but I know I am going to feel good after.
I would definitely recommend Shaun to anyone who I know.*
I chose you as my coach as it was obvious from speaking to you that you are passionate about personal training and from your own personal experience, you are aware of the huge positive impact that being happy with your self image can have on your life. Your enthusiasm was immediately apparent and I felt confident that would benefit me.
I wanted to learn more about the relationship between food and exercise and I feel that this has been extremely beneficial, although I still have much more to learn and put into practice myself.I also wanted to move out of my comfort zone in terms of exercise as I was stuck in a rut and wanted to try something different, like strength training. After being introduced to it by you, I know this is something that will help me attain the results I want.
Emotionally- I have faced up to many things that I think I was in denial about, particularly relating to the food choices I was making and the reasons why. You have helped me considerably in this respect.
Physically- I have become stronger, and more focused, although there is still a long way for me to go,but with commitment and dedication I feel that I can achieve what I want. Changing fundamental parts of my diet were very important for me, and you have helped me achieve that.
Mentally- I am prepared to move out of my comfort zone and try new training techniques. I am also more focused and confident in my ability to try strength training.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others as I am confident that you will listen to their needs, and come up with the best possible training program to help them achieve their goals.*
When I was searching for a trainer I was impressed with how professional you are when I watched you working with other clients.
I wanted you to understand my personal needs, and found you to be very understanding of those needs.
I feel physically stronger, emotionally more determined to build strength and mentally more confident with my appearance.
I would certainly be happy to recommend you to others as I am confident that you would give them the excellent training that you gave me.
I find you to be a very confident and knowledgeable trainer, also very easy to talk too and always ready to give advice for improvement in my training. I am also impressed that you seem to be continually improving your skills and your dietary knowledge is amazing. I would like to wish you every success for the future and thank you for all that you have done for me. I push myself harder than I ever did and seeing results.*
Someone to motivate, advise, support – yes to all three
Emotionally: Happier in myself and with my body
Physically: Fat loss, muscle gain, strength gain, better lifts
Mentally: I have a better understanding of the correct form of certain lifts
Yes I would recommend you – friendly, knowledgeable and professional PT
Shaun is awesome!*
I felt you would the best person to understand what I was looking for in the long term and would be able to find a way to help me that adapted to my personality.
I wanted someone who could push me but also work with me in a personal way according to my personality. I was also looking for help in the nutrition area and you helped me start that transformation in my life. And I got what I asked for 🙂
Emotionally: training with you has helped me get calmer and less emotive.
Physically: I got stronger and fitter
Yes I would recommend you. Because I believe that you work with people on a personal level. You endeavour to find what makes them tick and you work with them according to that. And I believe that brings great results
I just would like to thank you for everything. I may have not been the best of your clients but I thoroughly enjoyed training with you and working on myself with you for the one year.*
Initially I chose you as a coach because I needed something/someone who would make me go to the gym regularly and help me get past that point I was reaching after going to the gym for a few weeks where I didn’t know how to move forward.
Initially I just wanted to get healthier and fitter and to get into a regular habit of going to the gym. As well as this you have helped me with my goals by looking at nutrition and lifestyle as a whole as well as gym workouts.
Physically: I am definitely stronger and fitter than when I started and I can see the progress I have made in my workouts
Mentally: I generally have a more positive outlook and “can do” attitude than when I started (although I do have my off days)
Yes I would recommend you. Shaun encourages you to try harder (more reps, bigger weights, different exercises) without being too pushy.
Although I have good weeks and not so good weeks Shaun can usually tell when I am being lazy and when I am genuinely struggling and adapts accordingly.*
You were approachable
Improvement in my core strength to said postnatal recovery. Yes, set me on the right track.
Physically: Started me on a recovery plan. After just a few sessions my back had improved and I was able to lie flat for first time in 4 years!.
Mentally: Gave me the confidence in the gym.
Yes I would recommend you, I enjoyed the PT sessions and found them useful.*
Was approached and decided to try it out
To learn how to strengthen and tone correctly, yes
Increased confidence of ability
Stronger, more muscle definition
Yes, encouraging without being threatening
Adaptability to health issues and lifestyle advice is appreciated*
New exercises to increase variety of existing workout. Yes, this was definitely achieved. You provided a number of exercises & introduced me to machines I would not previously used.
Before: Bored in same routine
After: Unfortunately my shoulder injury curtailed our last few sessions so cannot say physically but enlightened to new exercises.
Definitely would recommend you.
I would say you are very professional & thoughtful. Each session was well defined & clearly explained when it came to exercises new to me.*
I wanted you to train me as I was very unfit, each time I trained by myself I was getting backache whereas with you I did not suffer any back problems. In addition I was not able to motivate myself alone.
Before: I was very unfit I had high cholesterol level, emotionally I was feeling low. When I was training alone I couldn’t see any difference physically
After: After training with you I was emotionally feeling good I was motivated to come to gym. Physically I didn’t suffer any backache I was training hard. I saw the difference in my body.
I would definitely recommend you as you do make a difference not just by training also the advice you offer on healthy eating is fantastic.
I like to add your style of training works on people and makes a difference in their lives, nothing is more important than health in life so any money invested in yourself definitely pays off. I would highly recommend people to train with you and have a better healthy life.*
I had been going to a Gym for 3 or 4 years but before that had never been to gym before, I wanted to improve my overall fitness but in safe way – I also wanted to be able to do exercises that I have never been able to do ie press ups – I have got there and now working on refining Pull Ups !
Before: I had been going to the Gym for 3 or 4 years and whilst I was making progress –it was slow and what I did was a bit like guess work
After: we have been working on a number of exercises and making good progress with focus on form and ensuring that moving into new exercises does not result in injury – really pleased with the progress I have made
Shaun is good at communicating and explaining not only what to do but how do it and the benefit of doing an exercise in a particular way*
I had an amazing experience thanks to Shaun. He helped me gain confidence and self-esteem. He was always helpful and there for support.
I highly recommend Shaun as a PT for a life change*
I have been a client of Shauns for a the last few months. Once a week come rain or shine he arrives at my house and pushes me to my limit.
Great trainer, happy and friendly. Makes you feel at ease while you work out and no judgments always positives.
Would highly recommend*
If you are looking for a quick fix, I honestly think you are in the wrong place. If you want to invest in yourself, read on.
What attracted me to make contact with Shaun was his honesty about his journey on his website. It made me smile and feel like I already half knew this person, who I needed to be able to trust implicitly. He isn’t one of those buffed up blokes you see parading like a peacock around the gym (sorry Shaun) but is a very down to earth, genuinely interested in you sort of guy.
Shaun and PN Coaching take you through all manner of experiences, stripping back so called learnt information, to reveal what little you do actually know, about yourself, nutrition and fitness.
I came to Shaun in October 17 after happening upon him on the old www, and I had been a member on and off of SWorld for 10+ years, but never having truly managed to change my eating habits.
I was looking for a way to crack my inability to eat well, and in control, as well as eat better. I was never listening to my body and the signals it was giving me. PN and Shaun have completely transformed this area of my life, and although I know I am still early on in my journey, I know I have some amazing tools in my arsenal now. I eat well, I eat less and I feel a lot, lot better to boot.
Shaun is quietly able to really ‘get under your skin’ in the nicest possible way. He asks what is good about your week and this is initially so very hard to answer, but slowly you do remember the little things that are actually quite important, and Shaun makes you see that.
He takes me out of my zone of belief in myself, can I really row with a 16kg kettlebell? I only used an 8 or 10 at max in my weekly KB class. Now I row with a 16, yes it makes me work, but I can honestly say, without his belief in me, I would never have tried this. His attention to my exercise form has made a huge difference in my general workout abilities, and I really look forward to my time with Shaun. I’ve deadlifted more than I thought I could, and this is only the beginning of my journey.
What I guess I am saying is, Shaun was my missing link. No matter how much info is out there on the internet, nothing comes close to having a Shaun. Invest in yourself, because he will invest in you. I am proud to say he is my PT*
My sessions are outdoors in the local park, regardless of the weather. The mindfulness due to location is a great bonus.
Shaun tailors a very personalised programme which he modifies for the random aches which arise from a non-mobile job role. I have discovered my glutes again.
Great, cost effective and fun sessions that embed getting the fundamentals of the core right. I look forward to improving my health and progressing in my skills*
Shaun is an amazing PT. He is focused and dedicated and makes every session challenging yet fun. Since starting with Shaun, my fitness has increased noticeably and I’ve seen improvements in my ability.
Shaun ensures that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries.
He is also extremely reliable & punctual and i definitely recommend him.