What clients say about MP Personal Training...
I first met Martin after a recurring injury on my knee prevented me from my regular workout. Martin was incredibly thorough in diagnosing the problem and explaining it in a way that I could understand (no complicated lingo!). He changed my workout by adding simple stretches and techniques, teaching me to listen to my body rather than ignoring it!
During my initial meeting with Martin I mentioned a problem I have suffered with since I was about 13 concerning pelvic pains. After various appointments with surgeons and doctors and several operations later I still had no idea what was wrong, so decided it was easier to live with it than undergo more surgery!
Martin suggested that it could be muscular and showed me some stretches that could ease the pain, I was so shocked that it had worked I was speechless (a rare occurrence!)
After just half an hour with Martin, I had been shown such simple techniques that I could do at home to help my knees and my pelvic pains and I have seen dramatic results. With the changes I have made I even ran the Race for Life in 36 minutes with no pain and no dodgy knees!
I have no hesitation in recommending Martin he is so helpful, understanding and really cares about making a difference!
Thank you Martin!!
Since joining Forever Fit my flexibility and stamina have improved a hundred fold.
I would urge anyone who has ever thought of joining a gym to come and see our group. Not only does it keep us all fit, but we also have a good social life as well, with different activities outside the gym such as walks, meals and various other entertainments.
I am absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity for personal training with Martin Petrie. He helped me get rid of Achilles tendon pain which I'd had for months and put together an exercise program that was compact but really felt effective!
Martin was also an inspiration for his enthusiasm and commitment to the older exerciser. Creaky knees are no barrier!
Zenith Insurance Management UK Ltd
I have been attending personal training sessions with Martin for some time now and find him to be an excellent trainer, always giving me support and offering encouragement.
Martin continuously develops my routines to suit my training needs. I have found him invaluable in my ’keep fit’ regime and in reaching my training goals.
Since joining Forever Fit, ihave become a much more confident person and I now really look forward to getting out of the house and seeing everyone at the gym.
The staff here are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
I wonder why i didnt come sooner!
After moving South from Wales, living in a hotel for 4 months and comfort eating as a hobby, I decided to do something about it. I hated the gym, and to be honest I still do but I knew this was the only answer if I was to get back in shape. So I found MP Personal Training on line and gave the number a call.
On meeting Martin I knew that even though I'd never like the gym, I would get fit there, lose weight and have a giggle at the same time. Martin put in place a plan that varied week by week covering mainly cardio and core work, stepping up the intensity every time I thought I was getting somewhere!!!
In total I lost 30lb, but more importantly I got fit, had fun doing it and made a good friend. I was gutted to leave Martin when I moved to London and must confess my new PT is a bit dull.
So for anyone who hates the gym and needs to be helped along the way with a giggle, Martin is your man!!!
I have long suffered knee problems due to collapsed arches in my feet. By the time I was 20 I couldn’t stand up for any longer than half an hour. For someone my age I felt I had knees of an old lady! Doctors suggested that the only solution was to wear insoles for the rest of my life which would cost quite a lot over time. I met Martin at the gym and he helped me greatly with my knee problem. He showed me exercises to strengthen the muscles that support my knees, and repositioning exercises that I could do at home. I’m thrilled to say that the pain has finally gone! I can even start running again, and at 24 years old, I finally feel my age!
I thought long and hard before trying a workout with a personal trainer, we had talked about it for some time but I was not sure how much I would benefit from it. I can now say how glad I am that I took the decision to give it a try, I have really enjoyed myself and have achieved more than I thought I would. Martin you have always made me work to my full potential but have never pushed me further than it was safe for me to go.
We have worked on my whole body with the result that I now have firmer upper arms and stronger legs, my breathing and posture have improved also. My tummy is now a little firmer and my clothes fit me much better, so I hope over the coming months things will continue to improve.
Thank you for your help and patience.
I began training with MP Personal Training 4 months ago and have managed to lose several inches and pounds, Whilst my fitness levels have also improved enormously.
Martin has the happy knack of making traning sessions fun but also manages to keep pushing you and keep you motivated.
Also, he doesn't seem to mind being sworn at!
I would thoroughly recommend training with him.
Since I have become a member of Forever Fit my energy has improved, I also felt much happier.
The social side is very good, theres always something happening and ideas are always welcome. joining has become one of the best things i have done for myself.
I enjoyed my sessions with Martin – he works me very hard but keeps it fun.
I am very pleased with my increased flexibility plus feel great afterwards.
Can’t fault Martin on his knowledge, enthusiasm plus encouragement 10/10!
I have been training at Fit For All with Martin since November last year and he has been fantastic.
Starting from scratch, Martin has set and regularly reviewed my workout programme to keep thing interesting and to work around a minor injury to my back. Importantly he has listened to what I want to achieve and helped me to work towards those goals.
Martin is patient in explaining each element of the workout and what it will achieve, as well as giving clear advice on technique and posture to avoid injuries.
I am really pleased with the results so far and I remain motivated thanks to realistic targets and friendly encouragement from Martin.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin, and Fit For All to anyone.
Looking back I think I’ve been stuck in a rut and haven’t really left my fitness comfort zone for a while now.
Having had some personal training sessions with Martin I have found his methods and support have really helped give me a ‘kick-start’ with a fresh approach and, for the first time in ages I’m setting myself new goals. I would highly recommend him.
I’ve seen the effort and results of Martin and his work. He always puts in 100% and will go the extra mile to help clients achieve their goal. There are few people I know that are as committed and still enjoy their job. Even with the seriousness of the sessions you are always guaranteed to have a laugh doing it. You’ll get as much out of these sessions as your willing to put in.
He’ll definitely give the confidence and motivation to overcome those hills ’n’ mountains alike.
I started training with Martin in order to find a way to maintain my aerobic fitness while my knee was healing from an injury sustained from running. Martin, listened to me and to what i hoped to achieve over the next few months. Taking into account my knee injury he devised a programme of non-impact exercises to help strengthen my knees and core muscles. Over the next few months he carefully monitored my progress and changed the exercises as i grew stronger and more confident in my capabilities. The net result is that I have not only returned to running but I have renewed energy and strength together with more confidence in my chosen sport.
I would recommend training, for the professional way i have been treated.
Long my it continue...
In January, my partner Jimi and I were brave (or crazy) enough to enter into the Oxfam Trailwalker this year.
Trailwalker is an Ultra Marathon - that means we have to walk 64 miles in less than 30 hours (with no sleep).
We had started light training in January, and by March I knew I had to do something drastic if I was to be able to finish as my ankles and knees were not strong enough for such a huge challenge.
We started seeing Martin every fortnight and as well as completing the Trailwalker in 26 hours and 44 minutes, I have lost over a stone in weight and Jimi has lost nearly 2 stone!
The biggest change since we started seeing Martin is the motivation we now have, I find myself wanting to go to the gym and wanting to exercise - a virtuous circle - the more work you do, the fitter you are and the more you can do!
Thanks Martin, you are a fabulous motivator and trainer!
Karen and Jimi Hendrickx
I have just recently finished a course of ten PT sessions with Martin. I am doing the Great North Run in September and wanted to get as fit as I possibly could without just spending my time pounding the pavement!!
Martin’s sessions were great, they helped improve my overall fitness levels and focused on areas that would help improve my running. We worked hard, but it was also great fun and the results were brilliant! – at the end of the sessions I managed to beat 4 of my personal bests and feel great!!'
I chose to start training with MP Personal Training, as i needed a little help with focusing on my workouts. I'm glad I did as Martin keeps me motivated, and the results have been very positive - my overall strength has increased significantly, as we are constantly beating personal bests. I also feel much healthier... Which combined has boosted my confidence.
If your like me and you struggle to motivate yourself and you want to see some positive results from your workouts, then this is the ideal solution to getting you into shape, getting stronger and boosting your confidence.
Martin did a great job with me, getting me fit and helping me to lose weight for my wedding, thanks a lot mate!
Before joining the gym I was feeling sluggish and even struggled to bend down to pick leaflets up. Since joining Forever Fit over 2 years ago, I’ve lost at least 2 inches from around my waist just through exercise. I have more energy and especially enjoy the social side of the Forever Fit group.
I had PT with Martin for the few weeks running up to my wedding and it made a huge difference not only to my shape but to my insecurities. Martin made it fun and enjoyable and I always looked forward to going and shouting abuse at him.
Without Martin I wouldn’t have felt like the princess I did on my wedding day and I will thank him forever. I look at my photos and am really happy with the way I look and how happy and confidence I was that I looked good too. Thank you Martin.
Over the past few months Martin has helped me to achieve levels of fitness I would never have achieved working alone. My stamina has improved and my muscle strength has exceeded even what I’d hoped for. Triceps, biceps, lats, the lot! I have worked constantly on the programme Martin provided for me for me and I have made genuinely delighted with the progress I have made.
Looking forward to getting fitter n stronger still in 2010!
I asked Martin to help me as I was in a pretty bad state not being able to do any exercise without getting out of breath. My confidence was very low and at that point I didn’t like any exercise but knew I had to do something and was told by my doctor to exercise to reduce my Blood Pressure.
Martin is one of the most motivating people I have ever met, he has and still is changing my life with the exercise programme he takes me through, and I even look forward to training, as he changes it around so I don’t get bored.
I’ve lost so far 5 inches mostly from my middle just were us ladies want to loose it.
I don’t know where I would be without him!
I don’t think there has been 1 time when I have not laughed with him no matter how hard he is pushing me!!! And that makes him different from all the rest...
Thank you so much. It was because of you that I got the confidence to walk into a gym again.
Having just completed a 5 session course with Martin, I feel newly motivated about myself and my work outs. He set me goals which were achievable, yet challenging and after every session I left feeling better about myself. Not only were the sessions challenging from fitness point of view, Martin made them enjoyable too – so I always looked forward to the next one.
Personal training worked for me and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is struggling to reach their goals, needs a push in the right direction, or just renewed focus.
Martin listened to my likes/dislikes and what results I wanted to see and used those to put together a routine that I would never have done myself, but it gave me those results!
If you have the time and money, book your course today it’s well worth it!
With a change to my diet and my fitness plan, I have lost 12 pounds in weight and 13.5 inches in just over 2 months!
I would like to thank Martin for all his knowledge and enthusiasm. Without him I would not have achieved my goals.
I joined Forever Fit three years ago, somewhat reluctantly, as i had never been a great fan of physical exercise!
However, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the friendship of the group and I have benefited hugely from the classes in terms of my personal fitness. I have lost over a stone in weight, my arms and legs are much stronger.
I recently walked seven miles in France, I can spend the day gardening without an aching back at the end of it and I generally feel much healthier.
I would Recommend Forever Fit to anyone.