Reviews and testimonials (Luke)
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Here's what some of Luke's clients have said:
Andrea Gardner, Apple
"I've dipped in and out of being active over the years and was in a bit of a lull heading towards my big 4-0. Something had to change. A friend recommended I get in touch with Luke at SWEAT Southsea and I haven't looked back! I'm the fittest I've ever been, Luke pushes me to my limits but in a fun way with my PT sessions being varied so I'm never bored and I've even grown to not hate the rower and Watt Bike - something I never thought would happen!
I feel stronger, happier and more motivated - I've been a member of many gyms but using SWEAT Southsea, I'm seeing the biggest differences! I can't recommend Luke and SWEAT enough!"
Tom Barrett, CFO Just Develop It
“I had previously employed Luke for 7 weeks before a holiday back in 2013 and my goals in that time were to reduce body fat and tone up. It was my first time using a personal trainer and I wanted a tailored personalised regime. We trained outside and each session really pushed me! The sessions were varied; HIIT, core strength, distance running, and more. After the 7 weeks I could see the improvements physically and felt them mentally. I was stronger and much more confident.
When Luke opened SWEAT Southsea, I trained with him for 12 weeks. I learnt how to train effectively using free weights. I reduced my body fat, gained strength and significantly improved my fitness levels in that time. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Luke as a personal trainer.”
Keris Evans, British Army
"I trained with Luke regularly for 18 months and during that time he always found new ways to push me and keep training fun. I couldn’t be happier with my progress and all round fitness levels. I joined the military in the best possible frame of mind and fully confident in my physical abilities. Luke has helped me understand the importance of a balanced diet and exercise and healthy living has become a really big part of my life. When I first started, I was uncomfortable with my body and found exercising quite difficult. After meeting with Luke, we discussed what I wanted and how we would achieve that. I quickly gained confidence and started to feel healthier. My mile and a half time was ten seconds short of the fastest time ever by a woman at selection. I feel well balanced and strong knowing that we trained hard but smart. For example, front loaded deadlifts were always a problem for me but Luke taught me awesome alternatives. Luke is very motivating, kept me focused, gives great nutritional advice and always has new creative workouts.”
Emma Michou, School Teacher
“I employed Luke at a point when I had become quite disillusioned with training. I wasn’t enjoying exercise. I had heard good things and liked the thought of training at SWEAT in an environment without distractions or crowds. The initial few weeks got me really buzzing. I had previously enjoyed boxing workouts and discovered Luke was really skilled with pads. I also learnt how to deadlift and squat properly. I started wanting to go to classes alongside the weekly personal training because I was starting to see physical results. I also had more energy, felt less stressed and started sleeping better. I am now at a point where I really enjoy exercise. I cycle to work, eat much better than I ever used to and have even been to Parkrun! I really recommend Luke as a personal trainer. Sessions are varied and we continually assess my progress and goals.”
Tim Evans, Recruitment Consultant
"I contacted Luke ten weeks before my second attempt at The Lakeland 100 – a gruelling 100 mile + race across The Lake District. I had attempted it two years previous and had to stop at 86 miles due to fatigue and problems with navigation. I have trained and completed a number of races including six marathons in six days in The Sahara Desert. Luke supported me with a mileage plan, nutritional and preparation advice. In the gym, I was pushed to my physical and mental limit, with excellent results. As advised, I took eight days of complete rest before the event and at that point, I had never felt fitter in my life and had every confidence I could complete The Lakeland 100, which is known to have a 50-65% failure rate! Luke was tracking my progress throughout the race and I managed to complete the 105 miles in 38 hours and 15 minutes. The race was beyond what I could have expected – it pushed me to my absolute limit mentally, and physically was the biggest challenge of my Ultra-running career to date. The race takes place in the Lake District and is obviously incredibly hilly. The extensive work we had done on core and leg strengthening and conditioning helped me no-end and I was able to negotiate the hills with a lot more ease than my previous attempt. I would highly recommend Luke and SWEAT Southsea to anyone looking to complete their next challenge; the training techniques and nutritional information I learnt were invaluable. Thanks to Luke and SWEAT Southsea.
Caroline O'Mara, Professional singer
“I sought Luke’s help for two reasons. Firstly, I was taking part in The Great South Run for the first time and having never run this far before I needed to get my fitness and endurance levels up. Secondly, two months after the race I was getting married and wanted to look and feel my best! Luke totally delivered on all points. His sessions were always varied and fun which made me really look forward to training, and as someone who usually finds exercise quite dull, this was no mean feat! I began to notice results very quickly and his great motivational encouragement really made me want to fight hard, dig in and improve more. Luke was always friendly, reliable and flexible to my needs. If I was injured he was happy to adapt his schedule so as not to aggravate the problem. I would thoroughly recommend Luke to anyone who is finding getting fit and healthy a struggle – he really will make you feel great about yourself and start you on a path to a healthier lifestyle.”