“I initially started seeing Claire for help with training for my first marathon. The sessions included intervals, sprints, hills and strength training. Her additional advice on nutrition and race prep really made me confident I could do it. She even came to watch me on race day to shout some support! I enjoyed the training so much that I carried on after the marathon. We now do a mixture of cardio and strength training and the sessions are always so varied. Each is varied in terms of exercises, routines and equipment used, which means I never get bored of doing the same things and they are always challenging. Claire knows when I’m slacking and will encourage me to increase the intensity or add an extra set to keep me on track! Training with Claire has made me fitter and leaner than I have ever been and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her” – Katie, St Albans
“Claire is an exceptionally motivational and supportive trainer who has really helped me focus on my fitness and tone. Her nutritionalist knowledge is excellent and really practical which goes hand in hand with the training we have done. Claire has also helped me recover post an injury I had by focussing on the right strengthening exercises, which definitely speeded up my recovery. We have always done workouts and meetings virtually and not face to face which has been even better through lock down. Thanks Claire for bringing the full holistic approach of health and fitness right to my doorstep!” – Jo, Shropshire
“I started having personal training sessions with Claire at a time when I most needed it. I was doing a really intensive full-time MSc, which meant sitting in front of my PC for up to 60 hours per week. As a result, my overall health had deteriorated, and my weight had increased considerably. The first session served as a useful reality check, which made me realise how much I needed to improve my fitness level. Additionally, I was really impressed with the customised monthly plan Claire developed for me, which fitted my busy schedule and helped reinforce the results of our weekly outdoor training sessions. From then on, I was looking forward to the sessions, as they were not only challenging, varied and fun, but they also helped me manage stress and anxiety in a positive way. Moreover, I had initially envisioned doing only cardio; but Claire suggested adding strength and core exercises. The positive impact this combination had on my well-being was a complete revelation. Thus, I recommend Claire highly!” Carolina – PhD Student, UoH.
“We have been pleased to work with Claire at CK Fitness as part of a Corporate Wellbeing programme for our people at Grant Thornton Milton Keynes. Claire has delivered sessions focussed around Fitness, Nutrition and Stress Management which provided our people with the knowledge and tools to help them consider, and take care of their own wellbeing both inside and outside of the workplace. The programmes have included practical and interactive group sessions, along with information resources that we have been able to share with our wider departments online. Content for our ‘Digital Wellbeing’ project was developed by Claire in line with our business strategy and our people in mind. We have been extremely happy with the programme and delivery and would not hesitate in recommending CK Fitness for a similar initiative in the future. Feedback has been very positive and we are looking forward to extending delivery of the sessions to other offices in our network in due course” Jo McBride – Business Support, Grant Thornton LLP
“Claire has an excellent knowledge of effective strategies to achieve optimum health and has a delivery style that engaged with my whole team. Stress is a big problem in our field of work and particularly with senior managers. The workshop was informative at the right level, with lots of participation. Feedback from management was excellent on delivery and content. They now have resources to identify, manage and prevent stress, and solutions or techniques that they will be applying to their personal lives. I am confident my team and the business will benefit from these sessions and I would most certainly work with Claire and CK Fitness in the future – highly recommended!” Brian Brooks – Director, PEP Civil and Structures Ltd
“As a busy director of a sports event company I know how important it is to be active and to maintain a level of fitness for myself. The demands of running a company, coupled with a sporting injury have meant that my own health and fitness had been neglected for some time. I needed to get back on track with my training, with the aim of reaching a level of fitness to return to racing. Sessions with Claire are varied and challenging, helping me to get the most out of the limited time that I have available to invest in myself. Claire is flexible in her approach to training and continually challenges me with new exercises for strength and conditioning to support the higher intensity exercise. I have seen a vast improvement in my fitness levels and flexibility over a number of regular sessions, and I am making good progress to getting ‘race fit’ for the New Year” James Shipley – Director, Active Training World
“Claire has an amazing ability to help guide people towards making healthy improvements to their lives. As a founder of a small startup, often spending weeks at a time on the road, I had somewhat failed to notice the day-to-day toll this puts on the mind and body! During an initial session, Claire was able to draw out of me just how stressed I was; and then laid out a path to how this could change. Additionally and to my astonishment, Claire managed to get me to try a breathing exercise without my brain wandering to the day’s agenda. Within a few weeks of working with Claire, I was less stressed, able to concentrate better and importantly I felt much more relaxed. Claire’s method of mixing cardio, yoga and breathing exercises were tremendously effective!” Joe Atkinson – Founder and Director, Mine Tech Services