Genuine testimonials from my clients
"Shannon was fantastic in the run up to my wedding, and really helped me to feel lovely and slim in my dress. In the 6 month run up to my big day I dropped from a size 12-14 to a 10- 12, achieved my body fat percentage goal of 25%, lost 4 inches from my stomach, 3 inches from my hips and 2 inches from each thigh! It really was a transformation, and I could really feel my muscles tightening and becoming more toned with each passing week. I really don’t feel that I would have achieved these results on my own, and having a regular weigh-in/ measuring session with Shannon was a great motivator, and really helped me to stay on track.
Shannon kept my workout routines varied, and was always there at the end of the phone or an email if I had any questions about the techniques or routines I should be following. She also explained how my muscles were working in each exercise and the effect that this could have on my body shape if I stuck to the programme – this really helped to motivate me at times when I just didn’t feel like getting off the sofa. She also really helped from a nutritional perspective as well, providing me with a lot of sensible and useful advice about eating the right sort of foods, but without being judgemental or preachy.
She is an excellent trainer, and is also really nice and easy to get along with. She isn’t the type of trainer to yell at you as that just isn’t her style, however if you’re willing to put the effort in you will definitely see results, and Shannon will support you every step of the way."
Shannon has been working with me for just short of a year and I have found her to be very professional. Her programmes are always interesting and allow for fitness progression to happen. She is skilled in showing how to undertake the exercise and will help if the exercise is not working.
Shannon has demonstrated that she is reliant and has an extensive knowledge about how the body works. She also is aware of when she should seek additional advice and she is not concerned about explaining that to a client or showing that she needs to take advice.
"I always thought that exercise was not my thing. I lacked confidence in a gym environment and thought people would be watching and judging me.
Being trained by Shannon changed all of that. The first few weeks were tough but Shannon kept me motivated towards my goal. Within four weeks I noticed the results both in my body shape and my fitness levels, and by the end of my 12 week programme I lost 22 cm (9 inches) and 4% bodyfat!
Shannon was always giving me positive praise and never judged or criticised me which really helped to build on my confidence levels. I now have the confidence to work out in the gym and at home and I love it! Fab girl fitness has changed my life and I haven't looked back since."
"Would just like to say how much I enjoy training with you. I feel that you push me to my full potential.
After having my 2 children very close together I had been out of the gym for a while so felt uncomfortable training as I felt very conscious about my body. After a workout I always feel full of energy, motivated and couldn't do it without you...you have re-built my confidence levels back up.
I think you are a very friendly, positive trainer who would go out of your way to help and I appreciate this very much.
Thanks for all your help and support."
"I initially embarked on Shannon's ski fit programme for my upcoming annual skiing trip. My friends are all running nuts and a heck of a lot fitter than me, and over the last few years I've felt that I've slowed the party down by needing to stop half way down a mountain to catch my breath and regularly needing to take a moment to ease the lactic burn in my legs. Not this year! My fitness levels were back to where they were 6 years ago when I was training regularly, but better than that was the complete absence of any lactic burn attacks. I felt so much better on the mountain than in previous years and all my friends were asking what I'd been doing to get so fit!
We've carried on our sessions since my skiing trip and I've been getting stronger and fitter. I've also been listening to Shannon's nutrition advice and trying to take that on board too. The proof is in the pudding and I had my work annual medical last week, a comprehensive three hour BUPA check over. I couldn't have been happier with the results - on the blood side my previously raised uric acid and cholesterol levels are now below average, my body fat percentage is down 7%, my ECG fitness levels (I was wired up on a treadmill) are up, my strength tests are up and my spine shape whilst holding weights is much better aligned - which apparently shows that my core stability has also improved. Fantastic!"
"Shannon went above & beyond. She tailored the workouts to my exact needs, and expertly explained everything.
Thank you so much Shannon for your expert guidence during the 12 week Lose & Shape Up programme I recently did with you. I was thrilled to reach my goal after so short a time & lose 9.5 inches from my body. As a result I had a wonderful Christmas wearing party dresses that I wouldn't have worn before.
I have learned so much about how to exercise to the best advantage for my body and how to eat more healthier and still lose weight, from you. Thank you again, because of your help I know how to keep my body in shape!"
"Shannon is a great personal trainer. I have lost over a stone in weight thanks to the workouts Shannon has put together especially for me.
I have also changed my attitude to food with really positive results. Thanks Shannon."
"Being the same age as Madonna, I have always thought that age should not prevent me from being healthy, happy and sexy. However, long working hours, the stress of work and family life, tempting food and attractive TV programmes have distracted me from that goal. I was a gym member but I rarely went there. With neither a plan nor enthusiasm, my efforts to exercise were without any positive results—until I met Shannon three months ago. Since then, Shannon has created a plan of how I can increase strength, improve my posture and burn fat tissue. We have worked hard, but it has never been unbearable or even difficult. Stretching at the end of a session helps a lot, and I never experience muscle pain after the sessions.
Actually, I look forward to having a session with Shannon after a hard day of work. It is never boring, and every session has something new and challenging. She uses the time very effectively by alternating exercises and the muscles involved. For example, if my legs are tired, we work on core or arm muscles while the legs are recovering. Shannon’s positive energy is contagious.
After just three months of exercising, I am much slimmer without having to diet, and my posture is amazing. I am physically and mentally stronger and my confidence level is unbelievable. If someone had told me earlier that exercising could improve my social life, I would not have believed it, but that is what happened to me."
"Working out with Shannon has been such an inspiration. She is really knowledgeable and has helped me change old bad habits in such a short space of time that I've been trying to crack for years!
Only 5 weeks in and I was so pleased with the results, including a 3 inch loss round my waist. The key has definitely been consistently doing a workout most days. Before I started I thought that would be impossible (and dull) with juggling work, 2 small boys, and everyday life, however with Shannon's guidance and tailored workouts I have found it is very possible, enjoyable (mostly!) and the results drive me on. I look forward to continued success!"
"I'm really enjoying my training sessions and can really see the results already with weight loss, toning & improvement to my diet as well! I've also found that I enjoy my sessions a lot more as well and have lots of new exercises to keep me busy in the gym and at home.
Thank you for the motivation so far...it's very much needed!!"
"I wanted to get into shape for my wedding paying particular attention to my arms. Shannon devised a fitness plan with lots of different routines focussing on each muscle area and the results were amazing, I never thought we could make such a difference in what was only 12 weeks.
The workouts were hard but they were easy to follow on my own and seeing Shannon really helped with my motivation. I would highly recommend Shannon, whether you want to aim for a special occasion or want overall fitness."
"I started working out with Shannon post 30 and post baby! This was the first time I had decided to take exercise seriously and was very nervous and hesitant about taking personal training sessions simply because I had never been a serious gym person. But after just 2-3 sessions with Shannon I was fully converted and exercise became a choice rather than a chore. I have exercised sporadically over the years and used personal trainers before but never stuck it out until I met Shannon. She made exercise interesting and innovative and her knowledge and experience as well as tailor made programme for my personal goals were all listened to and taken seriously.
Shannon’s motivation and variety of exercise really pushed me beyond my comfort zone but this is what helped me reach my goals and the results have been remarkable, she not only helped me achieve the best shape I have been in years but also gave me that extra spring in my step. An hour with Shannon is always focused, fun and intensive and the best investment I ever made. Thanks Shannon!"
"Having tried many different diets and workout dvds, nothing has worked as well as my sessions with Shannon. She has helped me when I haven't felt motivated, managed to get me to eat breakfast and has helped me keep on track with my goals. I wanted to lose weight and tone up, and I wouldn't have done it without the support and expertise from Shannon. The workouts are always varied and the exercise programme has given me much more energy. Thank you!"