Before we started working together I had no confidence in myself. You could see from my posture, I had put on 3 1/2 stone in a year and I was very uncomfortable in my skin. I had thought that it would be too hard to recover from and that I should just give up, be what I was, fat and unhealthy.
I thought getting fit again would be too hard for me, that I would fail. It was a big step to admit that I was needing help with my fitness but it was always a major part of my recovery from illness so investing time with Personal Training seemed a logical step.
Working with Steve was like counselling sometimes. He varied the sessions based on my ability and interest. He took me out running and the most important session was walking up Moncrieffe Hill. I said to Steve I feel like myself again during that session. He gave me a couple of tools to use when I was struggling with exercise and motivation. I found the sessions hard at times but never out with my ability, just pushing at my ability. He’s not one of these trainers who’ll shout or belittle you, not at all.
The one greatest result from working with Steve was the increase in my confidence, I hadn’t realised how low it was but having achieved so much with him, I felt mentally lighter and proud of myself. It wasn’t a goal we were working on but it made the biggest difference to me.