What My Clients Say

There is no better way to understand and learn about the benefits of my coaching than hearing it from my clients themselves.

Matt W

"I've been training with Dave now probably for around ten years on and off. Straight away I liked his warmth and his obvious passion for the fitness industry. I also think he is very good at listening to what I want to do with my personal fitness and not just rolling out generic fitness plans.

In more recent times we have moved more to online training and I like the motivation of workouts popping up every few days and the motivation of Dave reminding me to do them!

I'm really pleased that Dave has helped me get back into that habit (of training again) and I definitely couldn't have done it without him".

Anthony B

"I would without a doubt recommend you to other mates. The variety in the training I find really helpful.....and the flexibility of having the weeks training up in front of me so I can fit it around meetings, working from home, kids stuff and home schooling has proved really helpful too.

The additional support on the dietary side of things, making quite bland low calorie food interesting and all the different ideas you give on that has been excellent. I've lost 5kg, feel healthier, am able to keep up with the kids and have more energy. It's been superb".

Vicki L-C

"The app that Dave uses is really fantastic. You get your workouts, you get videos to support you and then we chat on it as well, catch up, get feedback and you've got all that support there day-to-day whenever you need it.

So I would say whatever your goals are, whatever your fitness levels, Dave will help you achieve what you want to achieve. So I'd say 'go for it!'".

Joe C

"I'm Joe, I'm 41 and I first started training with Dave... at one of the CrossFit gyms he was running. I'd never been in a gym before that and his infectious coaching style really got me and now I can't stop working out!

I moved to Sri Lanka a couple of years ago and Dave has been amazing giving me online support. I've just finished a short course with him and man, its was awesome. He is probably the best coach I have ever had".

Vicki P

"As a 42 year old mother of 3 I recently noticed with the busy family I cannot find any time in the week to fit in any fitness for myself. So I contacted Dave who right from the outset has been nothing but fantastic. Dave met with me to set some training goals and a schedule and made sure it fit in with the family as well.

I love the online learning ..... and I'm feeling fit and toned and strong and I'm pretty excited about what's to come.

I would absolutely recommend FitStrong40 and Daves training".

Craig S

"When I took on the challenge of the longest StandUp Paddleboard race in the world there was only one person I was going to get to train me for such an undertaking!

I have lost 10kg and 5% body fat and feel so much fitter and stronger. Daves coaching is always interesting and fun and I honestly feel like I'm 30 again rather than 43!"

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Kay S

"I've been fortunate enough to have David as my personal trainer for over 7 years now. I'm by no means a traditional athlete, but Dave has helped me achieve several lifetime goals including getting my first double-unders with a skipping rope, despite my hearing imbalance, piriformis injury and general lack of coordination! 

Dave is patient, inspiring and excellent at programming to help people achieve their best".

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Mark R

"I have been working with Dave for about 6 weeks now and I'm genuinely surprised and pleased with how much progress I've made in the relatively short time. I feel more flexible (though the stretches are still tough), and my posture has improved. The week by week results show that I'm clearly getting stronger too as I've gone from 3 push ups to 10 and 28 sit ups in two minutes to 50!

Overall the workouts have been great with a good mix and balance between strength, flexibility and cardio. I've been really pleased with the structure of the training, as well as Daves reactivity and positivity.

I love that I can see and feel the results so quickly".

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Oni M

"Dave is a fantastic coach. His positive energy and enthusiasm is contagious and this is just what I needed to help me build confidence and find the fun in training. Previously, sport and exercise in general was only ever something I did under duress but I knew I needed to change that for both my physical and mental well-being.

His training plans are easy to follow and I can say from experience that if you commit, you'll definitely get the results you're after!"

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Simon T

"I’ve always been pretty fit and motivated to train but I wanted something a bit more specific to the sports I am doing having just entered my 40s. The coaching is bespoke and focussed to your needs with specific goals in mind. Dave sets a weekly program which you can fit in around your daily schedule, for me I found this invaluable with my work hours and home schooling! Although the training is not in person, there is still a lot of communication (arguably more than with a face to face trainer) on a daily basis. I’ve really enjoyed the program and has been great for my physical and mental health through the lockdowns and beyond".

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Chris H

"I’d never really taken fitness seriously until I met Dave. At the age of 42 I thought I was a bit of a lost cause, but with Dave’s expert help and guidance I discovered that fitness was something that I could easily achieve.

I’ve made fitness a priority for the last eight years. Had it not been for Daves introduction in how I could make it sustainable and enjoyable, I might have given up years ago. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from using Dave’s expertise to get fitter and live a healthier life".

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Anthony H-R

"Dave has trained me on and off for almost 8 years now. I'm a step closer to 50 and he is still my go-to person for training. His experienced eye for technique has kept me away from injury for a long time. Thats what I love about Dave, his commitment to you just shines through".

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Tasha H

"Dave coached me for a few years in my early forties. I was pretty unfit at the time and had a long-standing back injury. I was apprehensive about not being able to do most of the exercises and/or making my back worse. But Dave had exactly the right balance of patience, understanding and encouragement. He knew when to push me further and knew when I needed to scale things down, and with his help I gradually built up my strength and fitness to a much healthier place. Dave is a warm, friendly person and an expert in fitness – I would totally recommend him".

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Billy T

"At 43 I knew it was time to get back my fitness before it became even harder. The last few years had been far too busy at work and I had let things slip to a point where I knew I had to do something.

The online training with Dave has been fantastic and I made such good progress in a short amount of time. Within only two weeks I already felt so different - it felt so good to be moving again!

Dave is always there for you with answers to your questions, encouragement and motivation and its so good to feel like I have my own personal coach any time I need him. It certainly keeps you on track!"

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Oli S

"I can vouch for how awesome a trainer Dave is! I have felt such a difference in my strength since training with him. I have also noticed a great improvement in my flexibility as I always used to be so stiff, especially in my lower back and hamstrings.

Dave really listens to what you want to achieve and then puts a plan in place to get you there. He is always available to answer questions and the video feedback is a great.

I'm definitely glad I started training with him and think anyone would benefit a great deal".

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Sarah W

"I have been training with David for a few months now and I am absolutely loving the sessions he provides. They are varied, and well programmed. And I am seeing results week on week. David is super friendly and pushes you enough so you don’t feel under too much pressure. Under his technical watchful eye, I have been lifting some really heavy weights and completely avoiding any injuries.

I would highly recommend David to anyone looking to progress with their fitness".

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Kevin D

"David has so far helped me shift a stone doing, for the first time in my life, a regime that is fully sustainable. Usually I have lost weight with diets that are too far off-course of what I would realistically be able to sustain. But with David he finds the perfect, workable balance and always delivers varied workouts to keep it enjoyable".

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Jo W-H

"Everything about FitStrong40 and Dave is great!

He's a great communicator and has a way of getting me to train and eat well that I can't explain!

I've been trying for 5 years to get back to my pre-wedding weight and I've achieved that after 2 months training with Dave!

Great coaching, great communication, great system and great results!!!".