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“I am delighted to write this testimonial for Gabby who has been my personal trainer for a year (since January 2009).

During this period, Gabby has designed a personalised training programme for me and I have attended for sessions with her on a weekly basis.

I was initially persuaded to try personal training and regular exercise by my wife in an attempt to improve my general fitness and build up the muscles that support my right knee in preparation for knee joint replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis. My arthritis is a consequence of major surgery when I was in my teens and has resulted in significant muscle loss.

I have to admit to being rather sceptical about the value of personal training but was quickly won over by Gabby. I was particularly impressed by the time she took to analyse, think about and consult on the specific challenges of my physical limitations and restricted exercise capacity because of arthritic pain. Gabby then developed a series of exercises designed to build up the muscles in my right leg but also addressed the imbalance in of muscle development in my back and elsewhere as a consequence of my abnormal gait. With her advice, I have also changed my diet and have succeeded in significantly reducing my body fat.

Over the course of the last year, Gabby has continued to develop my exercise programme with thought and care and to support me with her very positive and encouraging manner. As a consequence of my improved fitness and muscular balance and development, I have significantly less lower back pain, less arthritic pain in my knee and no longer need to consider knee joint replacement surgery in the immediate future. The impact on my whole lifestyle and well-being has been substantial.

I am very sorry to lose Gabby as my trainer but wish her the very best for her future career back home in England and can recommend her unreservedly as a personal trainer.”
by Philip

Mind Health Movement

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