Andy Collins has been my Personal Trainer for about two and half years; during this time I have always found him to be very conscientious and professional throughout each of the sessions.
A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer which required aggressive chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy; this would entail my body becoming severely compromised due to the nature of the treatment. During this period I continued to train with Andy as much as my body would allow. Throughout this time Andy gave me a great deal of support and encouragement not only physically but also mentally, especially at low points during the course of the treatment.
Without Andy’s help and support not only physically but also psychologically I feel I would not have made the recovery that I have. For that I am extremely grateful to him. I would not hesitate in recommending Andy Collins as a Personal Trainer for any age group or person’s ability or disability
Three years ago, I had a BMI of 39 – making me not just overweight, but seriously obese! I struggled alone to lose my first stone through step changes in my diet, but learnt the hard way that you don’t just wake up one day and forget how to be unhealthy. Whilst I knew I had achieved something to that point, it definitely wasn’t where I wanted to finish. I met Andy for the first time on his nutritional programme and have never walked away from a session not having learnt something new or been given another boost. Last summer, determined to make that year the last time I was too embarrassed to go to the beach, I started fortnightly personal training sessions with him. They are great because they are informal, enjoyable and tailored to suit you. My fitness and weight loss have improved every week and I have now lost over six stone – something I used to laugh off as unachievable in the beginning. The support Andy gives is invaluable and I am now more confident than ever to continue towards my ultimate goal of 100lb loss as a result.
When I first started I weighed about 18st 10lbs, suffered from chronic tiredness and a distinct lack of enthusiasm. At the end of last year I lost both my grandparents within weeks of each other and I was also diagnosed with sleep Apnoea and explained my chronic tiredness. Andy looked at my diet and lifestyle and made some suggestions to assist me and in the last 6-8 weeks I have lost 10lbs in weight and feel a lot fitter.
My enthusiasm has grown as well as my confidence a huge amount in the last 6 months. Andy is certainly a motivator as well as a person who likes to see his students succeed.
Having Andy as a Personal Trainer has not only improved my health and fitness,but has completely changed my outlook and attitude towards it. Within 6 months I have lost weight toned up and most importantly, I can now fit into that “Special” pair of jeans.
It’s true what they say – you get out what you put in. Tri4Fitness makes the “putting in” bit challenging, rewarding and most of all, fun.
I have always found Andy very helpful in adapting our training sessions to strengthen areas, if I have been struggling with aches and pains. In my job I drive a lot and do suffer with this type of problems. He has also been able to demonstrate useful stretching techniques if a particular area of the body is causing a problem, which I have then used outside of our sessions. If I have found these either infective or troublesome to perform he has demonstrated how to modify these to be more effective.
Over the last 5 years I have always found Andy helpful and willing to go beyond just delivering an exercise session. He does push me, which is what I pay him for, but when he sees I am struggling knows when to stop and ensure, injury is not going to occur.
I would recommend Andy to any of my family, friends or colleagues who wish to take their exercise beyond the casual gym use.
A little over a year ago I weighed nearly 23 stone and decided it was time to do something about it. So I re-worked my eating habits through re-educating myself as to what was good to eat and what I should avoid. Perhaps the biggest and scariest thing I did was joining the gym. At first I was terrified of what people might think of me being in there. However, all my fears proved to be unfounded as both the staff and all the people going to the gym were lovely and very kind. It helped having a programme tailored specifically for me so I could achieve my goal of losing some weight. Needless to say it didn’t come easily and I’ve had to put in a lot of hard work and hours to get to where I am now and I have managed to shed just over 7 stone.