Don't take it from us, hear what our clients have to say...
"Having never been a fan of gyms and failing DIY at home, I googled personal trainers. I met James first and really liked his personal, non-judgmental and genuine approach - so I signed up then and there. He's fantastic to work out with and gives you exercises that match your ability level, extending them as you progress. There's no chance of boredom as no two sessions are the same! James makes exercising fun and rewarding, and your risk of injury is zilch, as you have him there to ensure you are executing your “moves” correctly!! Also, his wealth of knowledge in fitness and health is a huge bonus. It's money well spent and an investment in your long term health. Anyone out there looking for a PT..... he's definitely your guy! Just email/call him and you'll get what I mean!"
Gillian, Operations Manager
"I’ve just completed the Oct to Dec 2011 beginners boot camp (6am session) at Frank Kitts park (as in just got home from my final session). What inspired me to do something like boot camp? My health specialists have clearly identified me as a candidate for several preventable health issues not to mention I am an obese, unfit Maori male in my late 40’s (the statistics are not looking good). I also watched a TV programme in Oct by the ‘one heart, many lives’ campaign on Iron Maori. Wow – that was hugely inspiring and a wake-up call to take responsibility for my own health. After searching through many options, this boot camp idea really appealed to me (not everyone’s cuppa tea I know). This is when you have to be honest with yourself and find what really does it for you. This time I’ve struck a winning combination of training time, location, ‘amazing’ support from the others, and of course an excellent instructor who really gets to know you and how to motivate you. For me a sense of humour certainly works and just the right amount. My final session was a fitness test and I have certainly improved heaps. I walked home feeling proud of my efforts and thinking what to do next – moderate to advanced, blitz or another beginners – my health, my choice and I certainly know where I started.....at boot camp. Awesome!"
Peri Te Wao, student nurse
"I have benefited immensely from the personal training sessions with James. In one month I've got fitter, faster, stronger and lost 3kg. The sessions were accessible but challenging, always up-beat and fun. James' experience allows him to have a least three levels for each exercise allowing unfit beginners to do all the exercises and then challenge themselves as fitness improves. The personal training sessions have inspired me to permanently change my diet and increase my exercise regime (I hope). I do know if I start back-sliding a future session with James will set me right".
Richard, IRL-Corporate Wellness Group
“I’m a working mother of two who was looking for a way to increase my energy levels and work on improving my body shape post pregnancy. The boot camp has been awesome experience and just the thing I was looking for – the rapid morning workouts with picturesque scenery have left me invigorated with more energy to take on the day and the ability to sleep soundly at night. It’s been extremely motivating seeing my strength and fitness levels progressively increase – with only being able to handle a relatively light 8kg weight at the beginning of the camp through to being able to, and wanting to, exercise with a 24kg weight in only four weeks. It’s also been really enjoyable exercising with a fun group of girls and a trainer who is encouraging and supportive without being pushy“
Susanna, Business Systems Manager
James was an excellent facilitator, encouraged us to give our best, not a “Sergeant Major” personality."
James IRL-Corporate Wellness Group
"This is my first time at a Bootcamp so wasn't too sure what to expect. So far I am really enjoying it, James makes the sessions fun and takes the time to carefully explain all of the exercises. Although getting up early is sometimes a struggle, I'm always pleased I made the effort, after a great work out I feel ready and motivated for the day ahead"
Antoinette, Mother of Three
"This is my first Boot Camp experience and I've already decided it's not going to be my last. I was a little nervous to start off with but I'm over three weeks in now and loving every minute. The great thing about Boot Camp is the focus is more about challenging yourself and then seeing those improvements come to life. I always thought a Boot Camp was going to mean someone was yelling at me and saying 'drop and give me 20', but it's the complete opposite, James runs a great programme that even manages to include a few laughs at 6.00am..."
Dan, Principal Designer
The group training sessions were loads of fun, a great thing to do with a group of colleagues. James was encouraging and kept pushing us a little bit more at each session, so improvement in performance was really noticeable. I really felt myself getting stronger each time. I have definitely got more flexibility in my shoulders after just 4 weeks – think it must have been all those press-ups!”
Denise IRL-Corporate Wellness Group
“I’m not usually a gym person but James gives you the right amount of encouragement to keep coming back. Thankfully the sessions are more circuit based and less about running long distances. This has meant that you feel a more all body workout rather than being forced to run over and over! After 4 weeks I have definitely seen an improvement in my fitness and the results are driving me on to attain more. I’d recommend this Boot Camp and am keen to come back myself, the groups are just the right size to feel you get personal attention.”
Christian, Infrastructure Consultant
Was great to be part of this – definitely saw the improvements in my fitness. Rather than doing just running with a few stretches, James sessions got me exercising some of those muscles that my body had forgotten I had! The way James mixed things up was very refreshing and I found myself very much looking forward to both Mondays and Thursdays. I have to admit I am not one for gyms but I would be keen to be involved in something similar
Peter IRL-Corporate Wellness Group
“I have benefited immensely from the personal training sessions with James. In one month I've got fitter, faster, stronger and lost 3kg. The sessions were accessible but challenging, always up-beat and fun. James' experience allows him to have a least three levels for each exercise allowing unfit beginners to do all the exercises and then challenge themselves as fitness improves. The personal training sessions have inspired me to permanently change my diet and increase my exercise regime (I hope). I do know if I start back-sliding a future session with James will set me right.”