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Hannah Before and After Transformation

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Hannah – Student looking to get fit

When I first came to Charlie I was the biggest I had ever been. I was a classic “yo yo” dieter with my weight fluctuating about 10 pounds between dieting and binging phases. I constantly felt bloated and tired and had decided that I couldn’t bear to wear a bikini ever again.

Charlie is supportive and extremely patient. I started off as a bit of a nightmare client – forgetful, ditzy and pretty clueless. Her level of knowledge in fitness and nutrition are second to none. I felt like I could ask her anything and I trusted her every word. I was never made to feel like an idiot (even when, week after week, I couldn’t remember the difference between my glutes and my hamstrings!!)

Charlie’s focus, combined with her encouraging and friendly attitude is incredible and perfect for a PT. Whether you’re feeling tired or unmotivated, have slipped up on your diet or even want some life advice(!), Charlie is kind, understanding and full of encouragement.

Charlie is also a flexible and hands-on trainer; if my diet required a shake up, I wanted to change a training date; needed a recipe or advice on what to order on a menu, Charlie was always there to help.

Since training with Charlie I have learnt to listen to my body. Charlie has taught me the importance of superfoods, good nutrition and that calorie counting isn’t everything. I now know what food I am less tolerant to, and equally what gives me energy, shiny hair and glowing skin. I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have before.

In the last 5 months I have lost over a stone and gained a tonne of confidence (and muscle!) I have a new attitude towards my body, a new mindset towards weight lifting and nutrition, and a new found love for bikinis!

Whatever you do, book with Charlie, you won’t regret it!

Flo’s Before and After Transformation

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Flo Finch – Looking to loose fat

Charlie is amazing! I thought about doing the 12 week program for a while and finally got to the point where I just had to go for it and I’m so glad I did.

I literally knew nothing about nutrition or what to eat / what will help and what to do in the gym but it didn’t matter at all. Charlie makes everything so easy and clear and I actually started to enjoy going to the gym for once. I trained with her once a week and it turned in to the best part of the week, although I always ached the most after it, it was a very satisfying ache.

I struggled the most with my eating but Charlie was so supportive through out. She has loads of recipes on hand and really got to know me and what I like so it felt like a really specially tailored program. I learnt so much about how much to eat and when I can eat, which is ideal with hours I work as its not always easy to eat at normal times.

I would highly recommend Charlie to anyone, for the first time in years I started to actually like my body and how I looked in the mirror which is absolutely amazing as I have been so self conscious for so long. She is one of the loveliest and most intelligent people I know, her knowledge of all things gym and food is incredible and I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Aran’s Before and After Transformation

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Aran – Fitness Newbie

I really appreciate everything you have done for me. You have helped me so much, not only to lose weight, but to change my lifestyle.

From never exercising in my life to now coming in the gym at least 3 times a week, the experience has been life changing and what I have learnt will stay with me for life.

I feel much healthier than before because of the good habits you have taught me. I can now exercise happily.

Thank you Charlie for everything. You are the best!!

Tamsin’s Testimonal

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Tamsin Hoskins – Teacher

I highly recommend Charlie Francis as a personal trainer! Charlie first began working with me in May for a 10 week block as part of her final PT assessment leading up to my wedding. Following this, Charlie wrote me a programme to build on my strength, conditioning and cardio fitness which she checks with me every week, including progression pics and weight.

Every session has been well planned with specific details for anything that I might find difficult or complicated. Charlie went through all exercises with me on the Tuesday sessions, prior to any further gym sessions in the week where new exercises were introduced. Any evaluations that I gave from the previous weeks were taken into account when the next week was planned and any exercises that I particularly struggled with were adapted or removed to allow me to gain the most from each session. Every time we discussed how I was doing, with time commitments etc. Charlie adapted my programme to ensure that I made the best progress possible.

During every Tuesday session I was pushed hard and I loved every minute of training (even if my face didn’t always show it!). Charlie has been so supportive throughout my programme and encouraged me when I needed it. I always felt safe and that even if I was tired I wasn’t going to be pushed further than I could manage so had complete faith that I could do whatever Charlie asked me to do!

This has all been complemented by the diet plan that Charlie has written for me, and she checked regularly if I was having any issues with the diet plan. I particularly loved all of the extra recipes for healthy treats that have been given to me to stop me eating unhealthy sweet snacks. Protein pancakes were incredible! Being able to eat 5 meals a day and be constantly full, without feeling ill or gaining weight or fat has been amazing!

I would recommend Charlie to everyone as a fantastic personal trainer! Who can get the most out of everyone!