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Emma's Journey

'I have so much more confidence in the gym and I have made my own well-being a priority'

Thinking back, what was the problem you needed to solve when you contacted Craig?

Before having my daughter in 2020, I was a regular gym-goer and enjoyed taking part in lots of different physical activities.

I contacted Craig because as a new mum working full time, I was struggling to prioritise exercise and I knew I needed to find a way to build this back into my life for my physical and mental well-being.


What do you feel you’ve achieved during your time working with Craig?

My weekly gym session with Craig has become part of my normal routine.

It is my non-negotiable time for myself and has had a big positive impact on how I feel.

I have also gained physical strength - seeing the weights steadily increase each month has kept me motivated!


What’s different in your life today compared to before you started working with Craig?

Exercise is now once again a routine part of my life.

I have so much more confidence in the gym and I have made my own well-being a priority.


If you had to pick one thing, what would be your highlight so far? Which thing are you most pleased about?

Press-ups and pull-ups have always been a challenge for me!

Seeing my progress with both of these exercises is definitely a highlight!

But I’m really most pleased about making exercise a regular part of my life again.


How has Craig helped you solve your problem? What do you particularly like about his approach and delivery?

When I first met Craig I told him I needed someone who would hold me to account for my commitments and not let me off the hook too often!

Craig has done this in a really supportive way - never making me do anything but somehow always making me want to do it myself.

His programmes are really well-paced and progressive.


What are your health and fitness goals from this point onwards? Are they any different to before you started working with Craig?

I’ve recently made other life changes that will give me more time for exercise going forward, so now that I have built the habit, my goals are more about building more strength and fitness and also getting back into running this year! 


If someone was to ask you your thoughts about working with Craig, what would you say?

Craig is a complete professional - methodical, knowledgable, supportive, and great at encouraging you to take responsibility for your own fitness journey.

He will make sure the goals you set are yours - not his - and help you to achieve them.

I would also say I was wary at first about Craig’s approach of working with a small group rather than 1:1 like many Personal Trainers - but this actually works perfectly.

You get all the support you need but without someone watching every rep you do! 

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