I have been attending GOPT fitness sessions since May 2013 which I attend 5 sessions per week.
I remember receiving a leaflet in my letter box that a personal trainer was holding fitness sessions down at the tennis courts at our local club house. I was very interested in doing outdoor fitness as I felt very unfit. I had surgery on both of my knees a couple of years prior and had no strength to carry out much in the way of fitness. I wanted to be able to kneel down, run, skip, jump and even just simple things like gardening which I couldn’t do comfortably for a long time.
I called Matt and explained my situation about my knees and that I would love to get my knees working again and get fit. I immediately felt comfortable with Matt in just our first conversation on the phone. Matt said to try out his sessions and together we could work on strengthening my knees again. With Matt’s expert advice, patience and guidance both in getting my knees stronger and better eating habits I was off!! Yes, I was able to run again. In a few months I was running nonstop 5kms nearly every morning. It was like a dream come true for me. I was hooked and couldn’t stop running. If it wasn’t for Matt, I don’t think I could have achieved my result.
I’m 50 years old and I can honestly say I feel great and feel the fittest that I have been in a very long time.
I take Matt’s advice in nutrition and my eating habits have changed for the better.
In the time I’ve been attending I’ve seen many other members bodies transform and also become fitter. I can feel their satisfaction in their achievements as I went through it myself.
Matt is an awesome personal trainer, he cares about people’s individual needs, health, fitness and always has a positive attitude. He never makes anyone feel different or that they can’t do it.
Fitness at GOPT for me has become part of my weekly routine, it’s fun, it’s social, it’s outdoors and we all have a laugh.
As for Matt’s bad dad jokes, well that’s another story!!