Steve’s Note: The biggest reason Sean has been given the title of Aprils client of the month is because of his dedication to training. Sean has reached the point where training is challenging yet enjoyable while he has expertly built training into his weekly routine. Sean comes in, gets his training done, books in again for his next session and gets on with his day with no fuss attached.
The reason why I chose to train with Steve is that I have Parkinson’s Disease and my mobility, flexibility and strength has been diminishing. I was recommended to take up personal training to halt my diminishing strength and hopefully regain my previous physical health. I also wanted to lose 10kg.
I had been eating reasonably healthily but for a series weakness for sugar. I did exercise but it was nowhere near enough to make any real difference. While not lacking confidence and feeling reasonably energetic I’ve been putting on weight slowly but surely and size 40 waist was looming.
However, since I began training I began to notice good changes in terms of what I could push, pull, lift and how far I can now stretch. I didn’t realise that my upper body strength was as weak as it was when I started and I am equally surprised at the progress I have made to date!
As for the atmosphere in the gym, there is a good camaraderie amongst other gym-goers, everyone has their own goals and there is great support for new members such as recipes, the Facebook group and discover sessions , etc. There is always someone either having a chat or interacting with others — not interfering with their training but just having a bit of a laugh.
No matter what you are thinking of on the way to the gym you know that the atmosphere will be warm and convivial when you get there. I always leave feeling better, both physically and mentally. It’s not just a stereotypical gym – there is a sense of ‘we are all part of a team’.
Sean gave us an expert demo of how to rest during our recent spring testing week.
All the team are very thorough and professional. I like the approach of working within your specific capabilities rather than everyone doing macho, competitive exercises. All three are very good to affirm and support me.
Having a condition like Parkinson’s could easily be a put off for another gym. I found Steve and the lads, very eager to learn about Parkinsons and to make sure that my exercise programme is compatible with best practice in exercise for Parkinson’s patients.
To anyone thinking of starting I would say definitely give it a go, I recommend Reset Fitness 100%.