"I was quite nervous when I first signed up with Dorian, I opted for online classes with him so I was in the comfort of my own home & more relaxed, half way through our first session I was totally relaxed and it was like I had known him for years!
He is hands down the best trainer I have ever ever had, he's down to earth, knowledgable & supportive.
I was super unfit when I joined and I've seen my fitness improve so much, my health is better & my strength is always improving. Dorian's sessions are always fun, comfortable, challenging & keep you focused. I've not once regretted a session or not looked forward to the next.
Without our workouts & nutrition my health wouldn't be what it is! Every session is achievable, week by week i was shocked at how far I'd come without even realising it in the previous session.
I 100% recommend Dorian, I look forward to our sessions, it's more than just a workout, if you've struggled to keep focus on a gym/fitness and get bored, I promise you working with Dorian will be the opposite!"
“I started my fitness journey before the first lockdown and hired Dorian as my PT as I felt I needed some structure with workouts as I had no clue what to do at the gym. We started training weekly at the gym and it really helped me having someone there to push me and show me how to really get good form and learn new exercises.
We then went into lockdown and moved to online workouts. I was nervous about this as I wasn’t sure I could continue to motivate myself on my own but this actually went the opposite way.
The online workouts were amazing for me to actually have a routine when I exercised and have everything structured. The videos of each exercise were so helpful to gain good form.
Hiring Dorian has honestly been the best decision I made to really kick start my fitness journey. I now view exercise as something I just need to include in my life rather than forcing myself to go the gym all the time.
The online workouts have also given me so much flexibility with when I want to do them and now don’t have to travel to the gym.
The workouts that Dorian gives me are different to what I expected but in a great way. I have been able to use muscles that I didn’t even think I had and gain strength in such different ways than the traditional strength training.
I am now looking forward to getting stronger, learning new things and continuing my journey to gain a more healthy lifestyle.”
"Having Dorian as my online coach over the last couple of months has been a real game changer.
II used to be really active but after 3 kids and then working from home I became really sedentary and just couldn’t seem to find the time to look after myself. Dorian came highly recommended and I thought why not give it a go? I certainly wasn’t getting anywhere on my own.
For me personally there are two real positives of the online coaching.
1. It’s online! Was I going to find time to trek across town at a certain time every week? What if the kids were ill or I had a work deadline looming? This programme was achievable because I could fit it into my life. Dorian was also great at being adaptable to my needs so if I needed shorter workouts for a particularly busy time that wasn’t a problem.
2. Dorian himself is an excellent coach. He was always available to guide and tailor things for me. Previously I was always a bit of an all or nothing person, so I would sign myself up to some crazy workout and diet schedule which would last approx 2 weeks. Dorian set me up with practices that were sustainable and just having him check in on me regularly kept me accountable in a totally supportive and non-judgemental way.
Dorian has helped me become fitter, stronger and just more active in general, which has also had a positive impact on the whole of the rest of my household plus they no longer call me jelly-woman.
Just go for it. You won’t regret it!"
"I first decided to try a personal trainer back in April. A friend/school mum had been going to one and looked fantastic. I had a holiday pending and knew I needed to do something about my current body shape before donning the bikini. Even though I run regularly and play netball I wasnt getting the results I craved, so decided to contact the PT my friend had been going to.
From the word go I felt at ease with Dorian. Working out in front of someone usually fills me with dread but Dorian doesn't judge, he adapts the workout to fit your abilities and properly coaches you through everything.
Alongside my PT sessions Dorian also signed me up for a nutritional coaching programme and 4 & a half months down the line I have fantastic results!
19 inches and 17lb in weight off and a completely different approach to nutrition. I wore my bikini with pride!
I never thought I would acheive what I have so far and I've loved every part of it. Dorian is great, he's patient, has a great sense of humour, knows his stuff and gets results. It's not just about the exercises with Dorian, he's genuinely interested in you as a person and wants to bring out the best in you.
I would recommend Dorian 100%!”
"The reason I decided to start with a Personal Trainer was a simple one: I wanted to lose weight. Little did I know that this would only be one element of my experience with Dorian (and actually one that would become less important as time moved on!)
Dorian has sparked an enjoyment of the gym and different exercises that I'd never experienced before. He's given me some "time out" where I can think, breathe, and get stronger! I'm also pushing my body to achieve things I've always wanted too, but never managed!
Nutritionally, I think better, understand more, and make better choices. I haven't just felt the benefit of this programme but my family has too. Exercising is now part of my life in a sensible, realistic and achievable way (Not my previous all-or-nothing mentality) Now my daughters get to watch a mum enjoy exercise, eat better, and most importantly they do it with me.
Dorian's style of coaching is fantastic - we laugh, we joke, and occasionally I cry (in a good way!). He's knowledgeable and achieves results because he works hard to get the experience right for you!"
"I decided to work with Dorian on a fitness and nutrition plan to keep me active and improve my overall fitness. I am a keen runner, so one of my wants was to ‘injury proof’ my legs and improve my upper body strength, we runners aren’t renowned for that!
Dorian devised a strengthening plan to be done twice a week as a minimum and complimented by a healthy eating plan, NOT a diet!
I spend a lot of time driving and away so getting healthy food isn’t always the easiest of things to do!
Dorian, has taught me how to put together a balanced meal and has advised on choices and tips for a healthy breakfast and packed lunches. Dorian is not judgemental or an evangelist, he quietly encourages, understands the need or unavoidability of the odd blow out. His attitude is OK, that’s done, now let’s get back on plan.
Dorian is there when you need him but never in your face, is available for an impromptu chat or a scheduled weekly call, whatever works for you. No matter what or how insignificant the issue, he always listens, absorbs what is said, questions and then guides you to your own conclusion.
Since working with Dorian, I have lost weight, toned up and stayed predominantly injury free. I feel better in myself, sleep better and have even achieved a 5 Km personal best, the last one being 3 years ago!
Above all, Dorian is professional, knowledgeable, encouraging and just a good guy.”
"On my first meeting with Dorian we sat down and started chatting and instantly he made me feel relaxed. He listened to my goals and from then I knew he would be the right trainer for me. I was nervous for my first session but that quickly went away. Now every session is something to look forward to and really fun. I get a great workout, feel so much stronger and really am happy with my progression. He really listens and takes on board what you say. He's always got an open ear to listen as well which makes him very approachable. I love going my sessions each week and couldn't have chosen a better person.”
"I believe that Dorian treats his clients as individuals and is genuinely passionate about helping them to progress - this isn't someone who will simply hand you a workout sheet with no real interest in what you may do with it. Indeed, I am impressed by his readiness to go above and beyond for his clients. His wealth of knowledge about diet and fitness (and confidence-boosting) comes wrapped in a friendly, down-to-earth and humorous approach. This has put me at my ease and inspired me to make the most of the programme. I wholeheartedly recommend Dorian as a trainer who really knows his stuff, and knows how to impart said stuff in a clear and inspiring manner.”
"Since training with Dorian, it’s the first time I’ve really ever enjoyed exercise of any form (I was always the one who hated PE at school!). The sessions are fun, varied and full of ideas for things I can practice in my own time too. Dorian is very understanding and reassuring and listens to what you want out of a personal training experience - I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.”
“Before I started working with Dorian, I’ll admit that I had some concerns about spending money on something that wouldn’t work for me. However, he is always checking in and has always been available whenever I’ve needed to ask him something, which has helped a lot.
I’ve learnt a great deal about mindset, training and how to eat well. My portion sizes have gotten smaller and I now know which foods to eat more of, and which to eat less of (some surprised me!).
It’s been a great experience and the way Dorian explains things is extremely helpful. I’d definitely recommend working with him if you want to get in shape!"
“After an initial meeting with Dorian, I came away feeling positive that his approach was exactly what I was looking for.
Man was I right. Since I started working with him, I’ve seen improvements in eating habits, consistency and overall health. I’ve put on some muscle mass and, though they weren’t problem areas for me before, my levels positivity and self-esteem have increased too.
Dorian makes the process fun - his positivity and non judgemental attitude has made a huge difference in helping me learn how to be strong and healthy.”