Angus Smith

TESTIMONIALS

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Below, we've put together a selection of some of our clients' testimonials.

He has been a life saver to me - he has encouraged me like no other

I initially exercised to relieve stress at work about 4 years ago having never really exercised before but started to lose weight which I didnt intend and without any control - so I started training with sumone who did help me stop losing weight but only seemed interested in increasing my weight load at every session and made me feel guilty if I ever indulged on food and drink outside my My Fitness suggested daily calories.

I started to go to the gym myself instead but felt uncertain of using the equipment and technique which at the age of 54 I couldnt afford to do and end up potentially injuring myself - I found Angus via a post from a friend on Facebook and got in touch at the beginning of this year.

He has been a life saver to me - he has encouraged me like no other - I wanted to be fit but also to continue my social life which involves regular meals and drinks with friends....and midway through the year I was struggling to do so without feeling guilty towards my training and fitness - feeling as though my clothes were feeling marginally tighter than before! I am a size 8 but still could feel my clothes feeling a bit more clingy!

I mentioned this to Angus and said I wanted to maintain my fitness without losing my lifestyle and feeling guilty about it - he reviewed my nutrition with me and gave me some suggestions, he also made me look at my calorie intake as a weekly target not daily so that I could still have my social events yet be healthier on the other days to have a balance.

He compiled personal programmes for me to do at home and compliment my weekly session in the gym with him, knowing full well I wasnt comfortable going to a gym by myself.

Since August I have committed myself to following his programmes at home so as to be comfortable when over indulging on a regular basis re birthday celebrations and Christmas. I have never felt fitter, and looked fitter than I do now - my weight is only marginally lighter than a year ago but I am so much more toned and the core exercises I do make my body feel so much fitter - I feel so much stronger too which is probably where the weight has gone - to my muscles.

Angus is always encouraging me even when I may be struggling with a long term injury that I have - he helps me manage it so I can continue to train without making it worse.

Without the support and encouragement Angus has given me and the personal exercise programmes he has compiled for me to do the extra fitness sessions I wanted to do at home as well as with him each week, I would not feel that I am in the best shape ever nor feel so healthy and look forward to my training sessions each week with him - even though he never lets me get away with an easy session however much I occasionally try.....and I would never want him to. I want to put in as much effort with my sessions as I feel he shows me each week - he always personally plans them week by week.

I love training with Angus for the results I have achieved, the social lifestyle I can still maintain, the motivation and focus I now have - all because he has shown me how it is all possible if I have the right balance with my nutrition, calorie intake and the right mental attitude to keep fit and exercise. I can't thank him enough as I feel more confident in myself too.

Thank you Angus!

Sheila Thoms

I really can't thank Angus enough for his continued help, support and encouragement he gives Ramesh

I first met Angus when he was a care worker, taking care of my husband (Ramesh) after he'd suffered a brain hemorrhage. Ramesh’s brain hemorrhage left him with brain damage, short term memory loss and wheelchair bound unable to use his lower body.
I had searched high and low for the best options in helping Ramesh to lose weight and be able to weight bear including several gyms, physiotherapists and home exercises.
When Angus changed careers to become a full time Personal Trainer, I was very keen for him to help with Ramesh’s rehabilitation. Ramesh struggles to accept gym encouragement from most people, however he always listens to Angus due to his approach and knowledge of supporting people with disabilities.
Ramesh now visits Angus twice a week for sessions and always seems like he enjoys them despite Angus pushing him so that he gets the most out of each session. He has come on leaps and bounds since starting personal training with Angus, losing weight, gaining strength and now being able to transfer himself with the support of his carers from wheelchair to the car etc. Angus manages to keep Ramesh’s concentration on point when hes not in the best frame of mind, he personalises the sessions perfectly for Ramesh and he has given nutrition advice and has always been there if we have had any questions regarding health and fitness.
I really can't thank Angus enough for his continued help, support and encouragement he gives him. The positive impact he has on Ramesh’s life is fantastic and I would highly recommend Angus to anyone who suffers with any type of disability either physical or mental.
Poonam Jassal

Working out never felt like a chore!

Angus trained me last year during his visit to New Zealand. Not only did I notice results that I’d never seen before, I loved (and still do love) going to the gym to workout. I love lifting weights so he designed my program around exercises I enjoy and working out never felt like a chore. Extremely friendly and approachable, I recommend Angus to any man or woman looking to improve their fitness.
Philippa Walker

With Angus I was given motivation every session!

I trained with Angus last year on the run up to my holidays. I've had a gym membership in the past which have been a waste of time and money because I’ve either not had the motivation or the knowledge to use the gym facilities.
With Angus I was given motivation every session and learnt so much in the way of eating right and the exercises I needed to achieve my goals. I went from finding working out a chore to looking forward to it.
I completely recommend Angus!
Andy Rose

I always leave feeling like I can take on the world!

After years of struggling with an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise, I came to Angus as one final effort to rest my thinking. I cannot believe the positive effect Angus has had on both my mind and my body. The last three months, I have noticed such a difference in my mood, my attitude to food and of course, my body. In the past the changes in weight and physical appearance would have scared me senseless, but with Angus's encouragement and CONSTANT support, I am managing to silence the negative thoughts and for the first time in years, I am starting to become proud of my body and how strong it is becoming. There are still days when I struggle, but it is not long before Angus has me back on the right track.
Training sessions are always varied, fun and I always leave feeling like I can take on the world! Thanks Angus – you really are a lifesaver!
Anonymous

My stamina and endurance has improved

I started my training with Angus in January of this year and over the last 4 months I have managed to drop in weight, reduce my body fat and develop muscle in several areas. I have seen significant gains in my ability and motivation to exercise regularly with viable results. My stamina and endurance has improved resulting in me feeling more energized and confident.
The sessions devised by Angus have been tailored to my specific abilities and have become gradually more challenging as my fitness levels have improved. Angus has provided me with the support to push myself and reach personal targets week on week.
I would 100% recommend Angus's PT sessions to anyone who would like to improve their fitness and well-being. In addition to personal training Angus has provided me with advice around nutrition and put together an individualized exercise plan that I have been able to undertake at home.
Many thanks Angus!
Daniel Jones

I feel stronger after each session and my confidence is growing everyday!

People may think if you have a woman's condition, like endometriosis, you should train with a female personal trainer, because they may understand more. But you couldn't be more wrong!
I've had a big endo flare up over the past 4 days, which has resulted in me taking strong painkillers again. Today I was back training with Angus and he made sure we did plenty of excercises to strengthen my lowever pelvic area.
I don't often say this but this guy has changed my life since I began training with him in April 2018. I feel stronger after each session and my confidence is growing everyday.
Thank you Angus!
Alanna McCarroll

I had never had a sports massage before but Angus clearly explained what he was doing and why and put me at ease.

I initially started to go to Angus for sports massage to help with a recurring ache and pain in my left shoulder. The pain became intense and onset whilst doing burpees, bear crawls or press-ups....any full body, weight-beating exercise became painful. That, coupled with a deep ache in the same area after sitting at my desk for 12 hour shifts, I just knew it was time to seek help. I am so pleased I did!
In the first session, Angus identified that whilst my pain was in my shoulder blade area, it was likely due to my lower back where I was also holding a lot of tension, and got to work.
It took maybe three sessions before I realised I wasn’t aching during my stressful shift, I had no pain when doing exercises...I was able to complete exercise sessions without pain, which in turn helped me to become stronger and subsequently fitter. However, apart from the physical benefits of sports massage, I was astounded to realise the impact the psychological benefits were having on me. Improved mood, better sleep and a deep sense of peace. I found that a regular sports massage was as good for the body as it was for the mind and soul! An unexpected side effect, if you like!
I would not, and do not, hesitate to recommend Angus if you are considering sports massage. He is a professional, well-qualified and extremely knowledgeable in his field.
Sarah Redpath

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