“I have had Derek Gardner as a personal trainer for 7 years going on 8. In all that time he has consistently been innovative and changed our sessions each week whilst maintaining a high level of interest and challenge.
My body shape, fitness and strength levels have improved enormously in that time and we always have a new goal/challenge in sight. Derek’s overall approach is broad covering all aspects of fitness – not just physical but nutritional and mental as well.
I would strongly recommend him to any individual looking to change or improve their approach to mental and physical fitness or considering a change of direction in life [Derek is also a qualified NLP practitioner]”. – Jacqueline Whyte
“As a Master Trainer of NLP, with nearly 13 years’ experience, I have found that NLP contains an excellent set of tools to assist people to achieve their goals regarding weight and fitness.” – Jeremy Lazarus – Master Trainer of NLP and best-selling author
“For 3 years I stopped going to the gym because of a knee injury and because I was told by my physiotherapist and by my doctor that I could never go to the gym again. In the meantime I was constantly in pain, my knee was always sore plus I had put on about 10 kilos! I was unhappy, wanted the pain to go away and wanted to be fit again. So I found Derek… his mannerism immediately put me at ease but most of all he gave me hope that “we” were going to fix my knee. He provided motivation at all times, the programs were tailored to me, and he is always smiling! Within 6 months, my knee was strengthened, I am now running, cycling, doing step classes, and finally wearing high heels again! And I’ve lost 7 kilos so far. Simply can’t live without him!” – Linda El-Ali
“Derek was my personal trainer for nearly 4 years – I would have kept him on had I not moved away to Cornwall! He is a highly personable man, dedicated to his work – to your well-being and fitness. Lovely to talk to – understanding when you may not perform so well and supportive when you do. Definitely not one of these shouty PTs. He is a lovely man and I would highly recommend to anyone – in fact I already did as I had a friend who took my slots when I went on holiday. Much more than just your usual Personal Trainer – Derek has many skills and tricks for keeping sessions interesting and your fitness developing. I certainly miss our weekly training sessions. I honestly cannot recommend highly enough.” – Becky McOwen-Banks
“I have been training with Derek for over 5 years now. In that time I have gone from being a former rugby player who needed to do something to stay fit to being much more demanding and specific about training as I have taken up running half marathons. In that time I have made huge progress with my running as Derek has tailored a program to suit my goals, provided a large amount of encouragement and given me a tremendous sense of wellbeing. The sessions are great fun, never stale and Derek is always mixing exercises up and drawing on new training ideas and current thinking.
I always look forward to my training sessions with Derek and I would recommend him to anyone who is committed to improving their health and wellbeing.” – David Mulligan, forty-something runner and sometime Company Director
“I was unhappy with my figure and was struggling by myself to make a difference, so thought I’d give PT a go. Derek has worked miracles; I am so much more confident about my figure, not only have I lost weight, I have toned up and just feel so much happier. Shopping is once again a pleasure! Derek devised a program of weight loss and toning in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet. Through a combination of weight training and cardiovascular exercise, I soon noticed those problems areas weren’t a problem any more! With his constant encouragement and support, dedication and commitment, he helped me feel and see the difference I was looking for. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone interested in changing the way they feel about their body. He’s worth every penny.” – Rebecca B
“I would highly recommend Derek; he has been my trainer since autumn 2010. He is dedicated to motivating his clients and ensuring that results are seen, and training sessions are always interesting, varied and enjoyable.
Derek has made the change from an unhealthy diet and lifestyle into a healthy one an effortless and easy transition, with his encouragement, guidance and “can do” attitude. Not only have I lost weight but also have more energy and feel younger.
I really look forward to and enjoy my training sessions with Derek, and would absolutely recommend him to anyone thinking of training.” – Caren Leon
“I approached Derek for NLP after a series of unsuccessful attempts to lose weight. Within a few sessions and with his guidance I was able to alter my mental perception and relationship with food which activated a gradual but noticeable physical transformation resulting in progressive inch and weight loss which totals 11kg to date and reduction in dress size from 18 to 12. Due the improvement in my mental perception this has transformed my outlook and significantly improved my mood and well being.” – J H
“Derek is a committed and dedicated professional who gets amazing results. He is is an expert in the field of weight loss and always delivers. Derek’s approach is caring and considered and he really does help those who have struggled with their weight for years to get the permanent results they have always wanted..
Martin Feaver – Confidence Coach working with the mind and body, The Mind Body Connection Ltd