I started training with Damian in November 2012, in my own home. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a personal trainer and appreciate the convenience and privacy of being able to work out in my living room. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and clear in setting and explaining routines and their purpose but what really sets him apart is the way in which he has tailored the programme completely to my needs with patience and understanding.
My goals are modest and Damian has respected that, working within my limitations. I have M.E. and one of the effects of this is pain in my legs, not helped by tight hamstrings. He has targeted this area and after only four sessions I feel significantly less aches and pains in my legs and am able to lift them to a therapeutic range, something I have never been able to do throughout my entire adult life. I have witnessed significant improvements in the height at which I can now lift my legs and they ache far less.
Damian has been perceptive in realising that I needed to build my core and leg strength/ flexibility up before I would be able to progress to more challenging exercise. I never thought I would be able to see and feel this significant change after only four sessions. Damian is so encouraging, very personable and professional in his attitude towards me. I wasn't expecting that as an overweight, depressed, middle aged woman with a lifelong antipathy to exercise! I would highly recommend Damian to anyone, who wants to get back into exercising, has never exercised before or is someone who already trains regularly but needs expert advice, motivation and guidance.
Damian has been highly committed to finding innovative ways for me to gain greater flexibility in my legs and has mixed up our sessions so it is never boring. He uses more of the carrot than the stick approach and utilises simple yet highly effective exercises such as squats and lifting small weights to their maximum potential. I never feel that for him, exercise is simply about looking good but rather he has helped me to learn to appreciate my body as a healthy functioning organism.