The main reason I first contacted UP was because I had tried a number of different personal trainers but no matter what I did I was not getting the results I wanted. I never felt like I was pushed hard enough and frankly I have the kind of personality that can get away with being cheeky and doing little! Feeling hugely frustrated I did some internet research and found UP Fitness on a google search. I was really impressed with the website and the results I saw on that and decided I wanted a piece of that action!

What do you feel that you have achieved:

I am – without doubt – in the best shape I have ever been in. I have never in my life been pushed this hard and achieved so much so quickly. I am stronger, fitter and leaner than when I started – and significantly so on all fronts. I never thought I would be able to lift the weights I did in the last session – and I’m not sure I will be able to lift the weights Glenn asks me to in the next one! But I do know that it is possible to push yourself further and harder than you think you can. And the rewards are brilliant.

What have you learned:

I know that I am a challenging client! I am bolshy and I complain. A lot! I remember telling Glenn when we first started that the only outcome I wanted was to get leaner and that frankly I didn’t care about getting stronger or fitter – if they happened to be by-products of our training then so be it. How times have changed! I find doing strength exercises one of the most rewarding ways you can exercise – and it is an absolute thrill for my competitive nature to see the weights getting heavier week by week on each exercise I do. Going from being average to good is brilliant. But now I want to get better. If I can achieve a “Nice one” from Glenn then I know I’ve made it!

What’s next for you:

I am probably in the best shape I have ever been in my life…but that doesn’t mean I don’t crave for more. I really want to carry on using these sessions to get fitter, stronger & leaner as well as continue to have loads of fun in the process!

What would you be willing to tell others about your experience with us:

Glenn Parker is the best personal trainer I have ever trained with. I genuinely feel like he wants me to succeed, but he knows that to do that he has to be unbelievably mean to me! He has really understood how I work and adapted his style to make sure that we get the most out of our sessions. It’s results-oriented, rather than spending a couple of nice hours together each week. That is what I wanted from UP fitness and that is what I got. And I’ll tell anybody who will listen about it!