I started training with Ashley about 4 months ago having tried one other trainer for the prior month and various failed experiments with gym memberships. I went into it with the aims of losing fat and building strength, both for health and cosmetic reasons. While I am already achieving both of those, the biggest benefit has come from Ashley’s work on my back and ankles – longstanding problems for me which have (fingers crossed) been solved. By building strength in these areas, Ashley has ensured I no longer suffer regular sprains and my back pain has entirely disappeared – something for which I am really grateful and is a tangible improvement in my quality of life. Aside from that, I really enjoy the sessions with Ashley. He is committed, thoughtful and focussed on my improvement (even at 6am!) and it really has an effect. Although they are the most painful, the morning sessions I do are brilliant – I get a huge energy buzz throughout the rest of the day which you just can’t buy. In addition, Ashley looks at my diet and makes an effort to create exercise plans for me when he is not around – I really feel I am learning about diet and exercise in my sessions, and he manages to do the whole thing while maintaining a sense of humour.