“I had my first PT with Rachael the day after I turned 40. For about a year and a half I’d thought about contacting a personal trainer but wasn’t confident enough to do anything about it. I realised I didn’t want to spend the next 10 years-as I headed towards 50, thinking what if I had seen a personal trainer. I decided I to look forwards, not backwards and face things with confidence and not let fear hold me back.
I quite liked my body and enjoyed exercise and was aware that I didn’t want to have a negative view of my body.
In 2013 our third child was stillborn and this had an impact on the way I viewed myself and my body. I realised that I could do something about it or choose to do nothing, but either way I needed to be happy with my decision.
So just before I had my birthday I had my initial consultation with Rachael. I was nervous and apprehensive, but there was no need to be. Instantly Rachael put me at ease and she listened to everything I said without judgment.
I decided to train with Rachael because like me she has had 4 children, I’d seen Rachael’s Instagram page and thought that she would be understanding and compassionate. From the very first time I met Rachael she made me feel validated and understood the reasons why I wanted to change the way I viewed myself.
I love training with Rachael, I enjoy every session and find her knowledge of food and training and understanding of me invaluable. As well as training I get great advice and encouragement and to top it all off I love the way my body has changed. I love weight training and have learnt that I am much stronger than I thought, Rachael is great at pushing me and encouraging me to try things I don’t feel I can do. I feel strong and healthy and am very much looking forward to the next chapter of my fitness journey.” Louise