Before I started with Vanessa I lacked motivation and self belief in myself with my diabetes and fitness. But since signing up I was able to take back control and feel like I was in charge of my diabetes not the other way round. I can not thank Vanessa enough for helping me, the support has been unbelieve and I would recommend anyone who is struggling to sign up.

Kayleigh Taylor

I don’t think I could recommend Vanessa highly enough. She is queen of patience, understanding and helpfulness and then is just the best health coach you could wish for. Vanessa has taught me so many things about my diabetes and my control has never been as good in all my 27 years as a diabetic. Then on top of that has helped me to create healthy consistent habits that help me in all aspects of my life. To invest in my health was one of the best choices I ever made and it was Vanessa that made it! Could never thank her enough!

Tina Kerridge

I have been working with Vanessa for the past 5 months and to say Vanessa is a dedicated and supportive coach is an understatement!! Vanessa always makes the effort to check in with me even late at night for her as I am Sydney based. I am Type 1 and I highly recommend working with Vanessa to understand your blood glucose control, and how to get the best from your diet and training. Vanessa created a unique training program for me and was able to constantly adjust my program based on new goals. Vanessa is a fountain of knowledge for any type 1 or anyone looking to improve on their fitness and lifestyle

Linda Stephen

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 20 years and Vanessa has helped me gain the best blood sugar control I’ve ever had. Although I tried to be very diligent with my diabetes management before I started online coaching with Vanessa, she has taught be invaluable tips and lessons around diabetes management. My estimated Hba1c is now 6.0 (42), 4 months ago it was 55.

Vanessa gave positive and helpful feedback during our weekly check-ins and was always on hand for constant support and mini check-ins throughout the week over Whatsapp.

I would highly recommend anyone, with or without diabetes, to get it touch with Vanessa if they want to improve their diabetes management and overall personal health and fitness. I am very grateful to Vanessa for the support she has given and wisdom she has provided throughout my three months of online coaching and would highly recommend her services to anyone. I am very excited to carry on using the healthy habits Vanessa has taught me in my day-to-day life going forwards.


I have not done any exercise or training for over a year or so now. I’d lost my focus and had no motivation to do any despite having gym membership. I felt the gym was uninspiring and as I work away from home a lot I felt I was getting into a rut.

I drive past Fitbox and see people working out, so thought I’d check out their website and look for a PT. I needed someone who didn’t just focus on building muscle but understood what I wanted to achieve and give me the encouragement I was sorely lacking. I read Vanessa’s profile and I decided to sign up with her. I’ve just done my 6th lesson with her and I feel I’ve made such a great start and most importantly I feel extremely motivated.

Vanessa not only tells you what to do but explains why too, so you learn more about yourself and your fitness rather than just learning parrot fashion. She regularly checks with me to see how I am doing food wise, motivation and exercise wise and it keeps me motivated. I feel so great after I’ve completed a session and it really sets me up for the rest of the day. I’ve some way to go yet to reach my goals but I know with Vanessa’s support, motivation and teaching I’ll get there.

If you need someone who offers the total health package then you won’t’ go wrong with Vanessa, I highly recommend her.

Chris Newman

In January 2018 I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, something that I have seen take over and destroy people's lives. I had no one else to blame but myself through years of over indulging on processed foods, take aways and binge drinking. When I was diagnosed, I felt there was no help or support via the doctors Nor the local groups as far as education was concerned. I was told to go to my local pharmacy, pick up my prescription and start to take immediately with no knowledge of the condition.... so decided to take it in my own hands and started to research it. I started to research diabetic personal trainers and came across Vanessa! I thought I bet she is based in London or Birmingham.... But to my surprise, it was Buckshaw village less than a mile from me. From the start Vanessa has been amazing, she is very attentive, always making sure you are comfortable with the condition and has given me some amazing advice. From the start she has been a great support throughout. Not only is she a great personal trainer and coach who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, she has also pushed me to lose 3 stone in body weight and a massive amount of fat loss around targeted areas, along with muscle gain in others (5 inches lost around my waist and growth on my legs, biceps). Not only that she has give me the confidence to live with the condition focusing on diet and exercise. I would recommend her to anyone! Her passion for the job is second to none and she is someone to definitely be accountable towards. I could not have got where I am today without her.

Leigh Gornall

In April, I decided to take control of my life. My eating habits were out of control, and I had gained lots of weight. I had never been in a gym before and looking at all the equipment was overwhelming. I met Vanessa and I explained my goals to her. These past few months have been way more fun than I could have dreamed. Vanessa is patient, fully explains her methods, listens and makes you want to come back. I wish I could have more 1:1 PT training sessions as I am learning and growing so much. After doing many fad diets throughout my life, this time with Vanessa, the weight has consistently dropped off me and I have lost a lot of inches. Also, my overall strength, stamina and posture has also improved. Having Vanessa as my PT has given me my life back and hope for the future.


Very, very impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication shown by Vanessa and Georgia who have put me fully at ease in discussing my struggles with type 1 diabetes. Had a fantastic 1st Skype session where they put me at ease and was very informative. We agreed on a plan of action backed up with a food diary and measurement record form to give a better picture of where l am at and what l can do to improve. It is brilliant to talk to someone who fully understands what it is like to live with the disease. Really looking forward to working with Vanessa and Georgia and feel together we can make a difference. Thanks girls you're both stars


I cannot recommend and thank this gorgeous girl enough!! This past couple of weeks she has built my confidence more than I could ever have wished for, helped me get amazing results in both weight loss and inch loss and checks in with me every day!! Vanessa Haydock is an incredible, ridiculously knowledgeable and passionate health coach for men and women with and without diabetes. If you are looking for someone to give you the extra push and encouragement you need, she is the one to do it. I have loved meeting my daily and weekly goals, loved working out with you, loved your daily texts of encouragement and even our heart to hearts (usually involving coffee you're an absolute gem!! Xxxx

Kayleigh Langton

I am so pleased to be working with Vanessa. She has enabled me to develop healthy eating habits, I've lost 18 lbs in first 3 months, my blood glucose is down and my fitness levels are way up. It is only now, 10 years after diagnosis, that I m feeling confident in managing my type 1 diabetes. That is due entirely to Vanessa.

Rory Glover