"I have worked with Rachel at Virgin Active Wimbledon since March 2018 and she has been a tremendous help to me on many levels. I joined Virgin Active primarily for weight loss, In the months since I have lost over 20kgs in weight but have also made huge dents in my general health in other directions. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 5 years ago and that now seems to be in remission - thanks largely to Rachels motivation, work out plans and sensitivity to her client, that weight loss has also contributed to my blood pressure going from high to normal. I really want to give Rachel a huge amount of credit in helping me achieve this goal. She has a knowledge and sensitivity to her client that makes her a phenomenal PT, she understands when to press hard and when to ease up and for me has contributed more than I can say towards my physical and mental health and confidence - Priceless”
I work in the office and was looking to introduce exercise into my daily routine, tone up, move more and generally improve my fitness levels. I’ve contacted Rachel through a local Virgin Active Branch and we had a chat about these goals and a taster work-out. I’ve liked
Rachel’s approach from the start, she is very easy going and can make anyone at any fitness level feel at ease and confident to start and keep up the exercise routine, at the same time Rachel is very good at guiding her clients through the process, gradually increasing the workload and pushing your own limits in the way you didn’t think was possible. She is very nice but also tough in a good way! Rachel always comes up with new routines and types of exercises, our sessions are always very varied and fly by making me feel great about exercising. Rachel takes a holistic approach and also gives great advice on diet and lifestyle in general to complement the exercise programme. Since I got pregnant, Rachel has been there for me, adjusting our routines as necessary and making me confident to exercise even during this special time. I highly recommend Rachel as a great person and professional!
I was in a bike crash and lost some of the mobility in my shoulder. Through hard work and regular workouts with Rachel, the mobility in my shoulder has vastly improved as has my strength and fitness – all of which has helped my cycling enormously.
Spending a regular hour with Rachel in the gym is a great investment. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Rachel is very knowledgeable, understanding and great company– the perfect personality for a personal trainer I reckon!
Thank you very much Rachel. You are a superstar!
"I started PT sessions with Rachel in my 60s, really yes! Since then I have lost that middle/older age flab and re-grown muscles I thought I had lost for ever. It has greatly increased my core strength and I now have much improved posture and balance and interestingly I feel more self confident. Rachel is a brilliant PT who makes each session fun and different - she is the very best! Remember your'e not too old to start, and once you start you won't want to stop when Rachel is your PT!"
Being this my first experience in a gym ever, Rachel has been an amazing guide and trainer in my learning process. One can trust she would take you through the learning curve and make you progress class after class. She's an encouraging and motivational trainer. Thanks Rachel!
Rachel is a great PT. During our first meeting we went through my personal goals of what I wanted to get from our training sessions; Rachel's open, non-judgemental and affable personality made it easy for me to tell her that my main area I wanted to improve was my posture. The last 6 months of PT sessions have literally flown by and Rachel has mixed up the sessions to keep me on my toes! Whilst there has been an emphasis on improving my upper body/back strength and flexibility the exercise combinations that Rachel has provided have also helped work my core and lower body too (there is no escaping leg day :-)!) Rachel is really amenable as to fitting our sessions around my work patterns and she is always bright, bubbly and encouraging no matter what time of the day it is; be it at 6am in the morning or 6pm in the evening. I'm really glad that Rachel was allocated to be my PT.
Rachel has been my personal trainer since June of 2018. Rachel is very professional, supportive and kind. She accommodates all your training needs and is very flexible. I have reached my goals and feel more healthier and good in myself since training with Rachel. She is definitely one of a kind in all aspects of her work and training. Thank you Rachel. You are a star.
Rachel was a pleasure to work with, and very supportive during the personal training classes as well as helping with motivation to exercise and generally be healthier outside of the class. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. Keep up the good work!
Victoria S, London
I initially decided to get a PT having signed up for a trip to Everest Base Camp. I have always enjoyed the gym and playing a wide range of sports but I wanted to improve my overall body strength and fitness levels. Rachel was superb at introducing a range of different exercises and weights in each session. She taught me how to use the various pieces of equipment, was patient and really pushed me hard in order to achieve results. What I love about training with Rachel is how she always mixes up the training sessions and seems to introduce something new each time. She’s fun to work with and I’m really looking forward to continuing my sessions in the new year.
Having now accomplished Everest Base Camp, looking back, I am so glad I signed up to have a personal trainer. I have really felt the benefit and even my oxygen levels when at altitude showed I was the fittest in the team so thank you Rachel!
I find Rachel highly motivational at 6am on a cold and wet morning when all I want to do is go back home to bed. She always greets me with a big smile and bags of enthusiasm and mixes it up so much that every workout is completely different and I never get bored (only tired…). Thanks to her I successfully completed my 3 Peaks 24hr challenge and I’m now looking for the next one.
I was a bit apprehensive when I signed up for PT – I’ve never done it before and I have a fear of making a fool of myself and not being perfect first time. With Rachel the whole process was pain-free (almost!). She found out what I wanted to achieve, how much work I do now and what time frame I had in mind. Every week Rachel introduced me to a new routine and piece of equipment – every PT session was different so it never got boring or repetitive.
Rachel was patient with me when it took my brain and body time to work out what it was it was meant to be doing and when it just didn’t click she was able to adapt the routine to suit me.
After every lesson I was emailed what I’d done so I had my own lesson plan that I could use on my own.
I’d recommend Rachel to anyone who wants to try PT
I really enjoyed our training together! I was really disheartened about not being able to loose any weight after 3 months of gym training and eating healthily. I signed you up for 10 sessions to give it a last ditch. Amazingly, within a few weeks I started to see the effect, I was Fitter and leaner. I was so pleased with the result, I signed you up for another 10 sessions. By end of our training together, I lost over 10kgs which is about 15% of original weight! I was happy and fit. I get compliments on a daily basis! I am so grateful for your help. What I find useful is that your training is based on science and individualised to my requirement. You were very encouraging to keep me going even when I felt like giving up! I also liked your training style, no bootcamp style shouting and no unrealistic target, just calm and supportive all the way through. I felt safe when training with you.