I first started working with Mary whilst recovering from a broken ankle. Mary helped me to improve my overall fitness and health and most crucially to regain my strength, stability and balance - not just in the areas affected by my injury but throughout my whole body. Mary is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field and this shows in her training sessions which are individually tailored, concentrated, varied and thorough. I achieved so much from working with her and would not hesitate to recommend her; she is very skilled.
The first time I sign up with a trainer, I pick Mary...very lucky. She is a great trainer, technical and knowledgeable. I trained with her for almost a year in Aberdeen, and I feel a million times better than when I started. I am stronger and have better balance and about 15 pounds lighter. Eventually I stopped losing weight and started gaining muscle. I just trained with my nephew over the holidays, who is 20 years younger than me and trains all the time. I had no problem keeping up!
After losing 20kg myself, I hit a brick wall losing the next 10kg, Mary helped to focus my goals by keeping my workouts focused on both fat loss and muscle building and setting achievable goals. Mary ensures she keeps my sessions varied and includes stretching. She is as enthused by my achievements as I am!
Thank you for keeping us fit!
I will miss your encouragement at Boot camp. In the short time I?ve been attending I have enjoyed the varied exercises each week and appreciated your attention to good form (sloppy form being something I?m guilty of?). I?ve been incorporating your many core stabilising tips into the numerous stomach crunches I do every boxing session already!
Thanks for your inspiring bootcamp in sunshine and rain!
I have had the pleasure of participating in Mary?s bootcamps for the last 18 months. Mary has been a fantastic bootcamp instructor, motivating me to work harder and helping me to improve my technique. Mary is a master of diversity, ensuring that we work all of our muscles every week, and catering to a wide range of age and fitness levels.
I truly admired your level of enthusiasm and passion for people and healthy life style. Keep it that way! Many thanks also for your physiotherapy sessions. You have got iron hands, they can do magic things.
Excellent bootcamps and really helpful physio - even though it hurt at the time, it was worth it. Mary is motivational and inspirational, always pushing me to go that little bit further or harder. We'll sorely miss her in Paris!
First day when pain in my knee is almost gone!! We need to do more physio sessions! Thank you so so much!!!
Mary, I've just seen the surgeon and he was very, very happy with my knee! He said you'd done a great job with my rehab and he'd like to thank you for that! I'll tell you more tonight but thank you so much, I couldn't have done this without you!!!
Mary is so much more than a personal trainer, she is the expert you want to have beside you when you realize that training means so much more than push ups/squats and crunches. So, if you need someone that can make a special training program designed for you, help you with recovery and nutrition and really take care of your overall health, then train with Mary, she knows her thing :) !
Despite me not keeping up very religiously with the combined exercise regimes (just bits and pieces each day or two), neither my knees or my arms/torso have given me any more pain. Well done and thanks. You are a miracle worker. I've given your contact info to a number of people, including my friends.
I have really been noticing the difference with my fitness and health with the bootcamping! It has been great! I will definitely miss it! And miss you pushing me for a bit more (I do need it most of the time! haha!).
Regarding my experiences with Mary, I am very happy I met her. She is very professional and she truly cares about her patients. I always had the idea that I got the special treatment from her with full determination to get me patched up again asap. I'm sure that's how she treats all her patients and I will always recommend her to people who are in need of some very, very strong fingers.
After hurting my hand climbing, Mary was really helpful and worked well on the pain. Very comprehensive, very listening. I recommend her without hesitation !
Mary is an excellent physiotherapist. I had twisted my ankle playing football and it was very swollen and painful. Fortunately, I had met Mary and she was able to start treatment in the first week. Mary knows exactly what she is doing and was able to identify the strained ligaments and get to work on reducing the scar tissue. She also devised tailor made training programs for me to follow in between physiotherapy sessions. Without Mary's help, I am sure my ankle would have taken much longer to heal and would not be as strong as it is now. I can thoroughly recommend Mary's services.
Monday was great. It definitely woke up a few sleepy muscles! See you Thursday. P.S. Loved the photos too. Although there is one which will sit next to my gym bag as motivation!!
Many thanks for yesterday's bootcamp. It was really great and I enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to next sporty Monday with you.
Another good session - enjoyed it lots. Both Elaine and I will be there on Monday. Looking forward to those abs of steel!
Elaine and Alan G.
Mary really helped me to get rid of old pain in my shoulder. I have been suffering for 2 years, trying other traditional medical treatment without any improvement. Mary has 'golden hands' and gave me a program to follow to feel better. I recommend her if you need somebody who is very pleasant, very helpful and very efficient !!
Over the years I have had many trainers, but not as motivating, and relentless in the nicest way, as Mary. She made sure that she varied every session with her, so you never got bored. We have lost the Best Trainer I ever had, which is very much your Gain. She will whip you into shape, smiling all the time, miss you Mary.
Mary is the most technically proficient trainer I have ever met. She knows the body, how to train ANY body and could change literally anyone's life. Mary is your trainer. If you are super motivated and 100% committed to excellence, Mary will make you better.
Mary is a miracle worker! She took a couch potato who never stepped foot in a gym and made her a marathon runner (okay, walk/running, but still, I did a race!) She taught me about whole body workouts, good vs. bad calories, and how to work out independently. I am attempting to load a picture with my testimonial. You can also view it here: http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/juliaaja/Makeover/testimonial.jpg