Tom has been my trainer and coach for some years now. At different stages of my life, he has been integral to helping me work towards my fitness goals. -Years back I wanted to loose weight, get a six pack and be able to do a pull up. (the usual pre requisite for a mid 20 something guy) – Not only did he help me achieve all of those goals, he made it fun and perhaps more importantly instilled a lot of values that even now help me lead a healthier and more full-filling lifestyle. Now my weightlifting coach, I continue to push myself to new achievements with Toms tutelage and I am enjoying every session. My opinion of Tom is; a fantastic trainer. But more importantly (to me) one of the most genuine, humble & easy going people I know. I’d recommend him to anyone, and am grateful to have him as a coach and a friend.
The first thing that attracted me to Tom was his relaxed and friendly approach to most people at the gym. After as we started to chat I was quite impressed by his approach to weight training which seemed grounded in a scientific approach as compared to other trainers which I have seen. I had been training for about 20 years and so didn’t really feel I needed a personal trainer. I like how my body looked but there were some problem areas which I didn’t feel like I was making much progress on. In addition, my workout was beginning to feel a bit boring and uninspiring. When I spoke to Tom I told him I didn’t want the same approach I had seen with other trainers who seem to push without any understanding of the person they were training.
My sessions were a revelation. He was patient with his new radical programme and pushed when he felt it would be helpful but backed off when he saw there was resistance from me. The programme was challenging and I began to look forward to working out again. I finally felt confident that what I was doing was not just pushing weights around but training the right muscles in the most effective way. Over 3 months, I began to see the difference. The body fat that I wanted to reduce started being reduced and I was gaining in muscle mass. Also my blood pressure which was high overtime began to return to normal.
I would recommend Tom if you want a sustained and focus approach to weight training and body sculpturing. If you are not looking for gimmicks but want a programme that is grounded in a scientific approach then Tom’s your man. Plus the session are also interesting since Tom is more than a typical Personal Trainer… in a way he is a coach too so you get insights into nutrition and lifestyle changes plus the conversations in the rest period can go from philosophy to weightlifting to the new scientific reports on the physiology on muscle movement. So in short you get allot more for your money when you train with Tom. I would recommend him highly.
I was always a keen runner which helped keep the weight off. I did, however, want another challenge as I approached my mid 30s. I spoke with and indeed tried a few PT’s and then had the pleasure of meeting Tom. He kept it challenging, fresh, different and he made me do things I thought I couldn’t! I can squat, lift weights above my head, use kettle bells, do more than 1 pull up! This is all because he believed in my and told me to keep pushing on when giving up would have been the easier option.
Tom also has great knowledge of bio mechanics so I can ask him ‘why are we doing this’ and ‘how does this effect this’. Its made me learn more about my body and how it all links together.
I actually look forward to leaving work now and going to my PT session as there is always so much to do and even though it is bought at the time I feel fantastic afterwards.
He has helped me bring my body weight down so as I move from my mid to mid/late 30’s I am in my best shape yet! The challenge now is to get in even better shape now :)’
I contacted Tom to help me train for a trekking holiday in Patagonia. He researched exactly what would be required of me whilst I was out there and responded by devising a complete training programme. It encompassed everything I would need to be completely primed and ready for the challenges ahead. I was astonished with what Tom helped me accomplish and I have since continued to use his expertise to further improve my fitness and health. Full of advice, knowledge, encouragement, drive and good humour, I cannot recommended Tom highly enough. John D.
I feel extremely thankful to have had the absolute privilege of working with Tom on both strength and conditioning for the past year. As somebody who has worked out for years but has always stayed away from the services of a personal trainer, as my first trainer, Tom has exceeded and surpassed my expectations with his professionalism, creativity, understanding, encouragement, knowledge and preparation. His innovative workout plans keep the results coming while pushing me to my limits.
Even when we are not in a scheduled visit, Tom willingly makes himself available for any questions that I may have. He is well liked and respected by both his peers and his colleagues. Tom has repeatedly shown that he possesses the attributes required to make an outstanding personal trainer and motivator. He has made the transition into working with a personal trainer an easy and enjoyable one, while providing me with tips and guidelines to remember in the future.
I would recommend Tom’s services for anybody who was like me and needed a change from a routine that lacked in creativity and consistency. I am positive that within a short time with Tom, results with show and the desire to return to the gym on a daily basis will flourish.
I have been training with Tom since August 2011 and have made great progress. As an office worker and ex-ballet dancer, with some long-standing injuries, I have some unique training needs. Tom took the time to understand my history and goals and has developed a flexible programme for me. I am now doing some exercises that I would have not thought possible due to my injuries. My sessions change regularly, with Tom constantly challenging me and using his expertise to develop sessions that push me to my limits, while working to manage and improve my injuries.
Tom is an exceptional personal trainer, with a very unique set of skills, expertise and devotion for his clients. I’ve achieved more in the past 5 weeks exercising with Tom than I’ve ever achieved working very hard on my own. Tom was able to challenge and accommodate my training and develop a routine that has helped me tone. I amazingly strengthened my posture and shoulder, which have been my biggest challenge over the years. He has provided advice and references on how to make a balanced diet as well, which made me achieve my goals to slim down as well. I highly recommend training with Tom!
Osteopath Joshua F-B.
I have worked with many personal trainers in the past and Tom is unique. He possesses both expert knowledge on the body and movement combined with an inherent curiosity. You know the advice he is giving comes from personal experience and experimentation. He will get you to the goals you need, and far beyond, with compassion, humour and the occasional kick up the arse.
I have been member of several gyms over the years with little to none result. I have always been concerned about weight lifting and how to deal with it as I suffer with a minor back injury.
Tom’s knowledge of sport medicine has managed to increase and strengthen my muscles within few months of training together. His expertise and dedication has helped me to reach beyond my perceived limits, and more importantly maintained these benefits through his professional nutritional advice and a personalised realistic fitness program.
He has brought the fun element back to my training session changing and updating my exercise regularly. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to see real changes in their body shape and feel great about themselves.
Dr. Anthony S.
Tom is a rare professional, in a field filled with amateurs. His approach is diagnostic for imbalances and appropriate training designed to achieve and exceed one’s goals. He has a precious commodity, joy, which permeates any session. As a medic I feel I’m in safe hands.
I began training with Tom to improve my fitness and conditioning for Rugby. He formulated a programme specifically for my requirements and I have seen good results since the start. Training with Tom has been enjoyable and rewarding – I would highly recommend him.
John D. Film & TV Editor
I contacted Tom to help me train for a trekking holiday in Patagonia. He researched exactly what would be required of me whilst I was out there and responded by devising a complete training programme. It encompassed everything I would need to be completely primed and ready for the challenges ahead. I was astonished with what Tom helped me accomplish and I have since continued to use his expertise to further improve my fitness and health. Full of advice, knowledge, encouragement, drive and good humour, I cannot recommended Tom highly enough. I contacted Tom to help me train for a trekking holiday in Patagonia. He researched exactly what would be required of me whilst I was out there and responded by devising a complete training programme. It encompassed everything I would need to be completely primed and ready for the challenges ahead. I was astonished with what Tom helped me accomplish and I have since continued to use his expertise to further improve my fitness and health. Full of advice, knowledge, encouragement, drive and good humour, I cannot recommended Tom highly enough.