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Started with Vanessa just over a month ago. Decided it was time to put myself first and start making some changes for the better. I wasn't sure if online coaching was for me, but honestly cannot believe the changes to my diabetes control since starting. I have stopped thinking about dieting and have started thinking more sensibly about calories and still living life and incorporating everyday foods and treats into a healthy diet and have noticed changes in my appearance which is making me feel great as I'm not missing out on anything!! I have also been surprised about how much I can do from home to help with my fitness and look forward to building strength and fitness in the future with Vanessa's guidance. The daily support is unbelievable! Thanks Vanessa! Most recent hba1c is 44!!!!!
Chris Newman
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!
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.
Leigh Gornall
"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.

Thank you Vanessa.
Since starting with Vanessa, not only have I dropped body fat and increased in strength, I have fallen in love with training and I have gained so much more confidence. Vanessa stands out from so many other PTs I have had in the past. She is friendly, knowledgable and has a true passion for helping me achieve my goals. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone looking fora PT to help them fall in love with health and fitness, as well as anyone with Diabetes, as she knows exactly what she is taking about.
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