When I first met Paul, I was immediately put at ease by his calm and gentle manner. He went to great lengths to explain his core philosophy that this was not a short term fix but a more permanent lifestyle change and that none of it would happen without the combination of diet, exercise and drinking water! It was that simple - no add ons!! That immediately struck a chord with me as I had been a veteran of many "faddy" diets in the past but a more recent illness followed by a... post op back injury had given me a much needed wake up call.
My energy levels were at an all time low and my fitness was severely curtailed as a result of my back. I was fed up and wanted change. I left Paul excited to get started as I had already seen at first hand what he could do. A colleague of mine had been going to him and in a very short space of time she had transformed.
Paul Taylor is the sum of many parts. I'm in awe of how knowledgeable he is. Not just about resistance training in the gym but also nutrition, psychology and the physiology of the body.
The beginning was brutally tough. Those early workouts laid the foundation of what was to come. He invested time into showing me what to do, explaining the mechanics and benefits of each exercise. He gave me not an inch as I struggled to complete each workout. He had heard me loud and clear in my desire to change and every possible part of my body was being put to the test. No doubt about it, I was pushed to my limits both physically and mentally but his support and encouragement always kept me going. The surprising thing about him is he always knows when to push and pull back, that's just one of his many talents as a personal trainer.
Before too long I started to seek out more ways to exercise - daily mile, cycling, walking and swimming. The addition of a fit-bit made complete sense as I transitioned from novice to athlete. My increased levels of energy and fitness were observable to others. I started to slide back into old clothes again. Not only was I lighter but I felt lighter within myself. This is all down to him.
12 months into my journey with Paul and I'm excited to progress forward from here. Honestly I look forward to every session with him and smashing those workouts. Paul has given me the two C's - Control and Confidence in managing my health and well being into the future. I could not recommend Paul Taylor highly enough.
Before I met Paul I had several failed attempts to get in shape over the years with various crash dieting and fad exercise regimes. I was fed up of these approaches so I decided to seek out the help of a personal trainer to help me with a more permanent solution to get into (and stay) in great shape!
Upon doing some research I discovered Paul. He seemed like an excellent, likeable PT with good experience training women so I decided to get in touch with him – I am delighted I did!
When we first I felt a rapport with him straight away. Paul is incredibly knowledgeable in terms of diet and exercise but also came across as a very personable trainer which appealed to me. I was highly motivated and excited to get started with his training / nutrition program!
Initially Paul meets you at the level you are at and then gradually but steadfastly pushes you to your limits to reach and improve on your personal bests. He is professional and patient but tough - no easy workouts!
He places great emphasis on the importance of nutrition and he was incredibly supportive in helping me improve my diet. He would always take time to analyse my weekly food diary in detail and he would provide consistent feedback and guidance to make sure I stay on track with the diet plan.
I am now finally seeing and feeling the results I was always trying to achieve as a result of working with Paul - I weigh less then I have done in years, my body has a much better shape to it, I have way more energy than I used to have and I am also the strongest and fittest I have ever been. I would highly recommend Paul to any woman who is serious about permanently improving their figure and their health.
Before I started training with Paul I was stuck in a rut, my gym had just closed down and I didn’t know what to do next. Two of my colleagues had been training with Paul and they were making great progress following his program so I decided to join up with him.
I was a bit nervous before I started as my eating habits weren’t too good and I wasn’t sure if I would be able for the group sessions!
However, Paul put me at ease right away. He ensured me that training would be catered to my ability in order for me to get the best out of the workouts and he was true to his word. He assessed where I was initially and he worked with me from there. He always knew the days to push me to lift heavier weights or when to pull back slightly and the sessions were always designed to reap maximum benefit with minimal risk of injury.
The adjustment in my diet was the hardest aspect for me but Paul couldn't have been more helpful in this regard. He guided me along the way and checked in with me regularly to make sure I was hitting my targets. This support really helped and kept me on track to reach my goals.
After just a few weeks of Pauls resistance training and nutrition program I was reaping the benefits. I lost weight on the scales, my clothes felt much looser and I felt much stronger and fitter. Also I noticed a big improvement in my mood and energy levels.
I really enjoyed Paul’s style of coaching. He is truly inspiring. Thanks to him I began to embrace eating well and training hard to the point where it has now become an essential part of my life. Paul is exceptional at what he does and I’m delighted I got the opportunity to work with him. My advice to anyone contemplating it is just start – you won’t regret it!!! See Full Testimonials
Before I met Paul my health was at the worst it had ever been. I didn’t recognise the person I had become with fibromyalgia, advanced adrenal fatigue and other physical ailments. I was sleeping between 13-15 hours a day because I was so weak and drained all the time. In short, my body wasn’t operating the way it was meant to and I felt crap, physically and mentally about myself. I then found Paul and started to make progress and the journey to putting all that behind me.
The night before my first session with Paul, I contemplated cancelling. I had only ever done the odd class in gyms before, or join a gym, get given a program and then been left to fend for myself. I didn't really know what I was doing and with not getting supervised, I’d just abandon the gym. I was petrified of what I was getting myself in to. I was embarrassed of the state of my health and felt very self-conscious. I reminded myself how crap I felt before and didn’t want to ever feel like that again. I owed it to myself to at least give it a try.
Within minutes of meeting with Paul, I felt at ease. He’s personable, down to earth and humble for all his knowledge and experience which is very reassuring!
He has been fantastic since we started working together, he goes above and beyond expectations for his clients. There was a point, about 4 months in to training I needed to take a break because the adrenal fatigue had come back with a vengeance (My own fault, I was only getting 1 day off every 14 days and working myself into the ground!).
Paul went and did extensive research about adrenal fatigue in order to help.
In the first 6 months of training with Paul, there were quite few times I’ve turned up to the gym aching with fibromyalgia, particularly in my knees or ankles, yet with Paul’s expansive knowledge he has been able to adapt any session swiftly and easily to ensure I still work the muscles without causing any aggravation.
Its 9 months now I have been training with Paul, I haven’t experienced any fibromyalgia in the past few months, my energy levels have definitely increased, I’m lifting weights I could never imagined I would and my muscles have completely firmed up - it’s great when your noticing changes in the mirror! I have also learnt a lot from Paul, about the body, the muscles and why certain training methods are more beneficial than others depending on the end goal.
I believe because of Paul’s passion for what he does, his expansive knowledge and experience, his ability to work with people from all different ages and variety fitness levels, it’s easy to see why he is an extremely popular Personal Trainer.
From my own personal experience with Paul, his sessions have helped my immensely from physical to health improvements. I without a doubt would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is considering investing in themselves to lose fat and firm up or to increase strength and fitness because I know they are in the very best of hands regardless of their age, fitness level or physical ailments!See Full Testimonials
I was recommended Paul as a trainer by one of the mum’s in my son’s school. I had been complaining to her about how much weight I had put on over the summer due to over indulgence during summer holidays and had not been able to shift it as the winter months approached. I just did not have the motivation to stick to an eating plan and I was doing no exercise. My clothes were not fitting me and I felt miserable so I decided to contact Paul.
When I first met Paul he put me at ease straight away. I thought I might feel a bit intimidated especially as I was so insecure about my weight. Paul was so approachable and friendly that I was able to open up to him without feeling self-conscious. We discussed goals and diet plans and commenced a training program.
Paul gave me great guidance and took the time to analyse my weekly diet records, providing feedback and advice. He never berated me if I fell off the wagon, instead he would provide me with constructive solutions that would help me get back on track and achieve my goals moving forward.
From a training perspective, I used to find the gym a total chore. Paul has changed this for me and I love training with him. I feel such a sense of achievement after our workouts together. He pushes me extremely hard but also knows when to reel it in slightly, usually just the right amount to feel sore muscles for a couple of days afterwards but looking forward to going back for more! We usually have some chats and share a few jokes during our sessions together, although I would never dare slack!
He has also provided me with my own training program to compliment the work we do together during our personal training sessions. If he sees me in the gym on my own he is always very attentive. He will always come over to me and ask if I need any help or give me that extra bit of encouragement when I am training.
As a result of working with Paul I am so much stronger and fitter than I was before I met him. I have lost weight, I am leaner and my clothes fit me much better. In turn, I am far more confident than I was about my appearance and feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I would highly recommend Paul to any of my friends.
I remember my initial consultation with Paul was based around what my goals were (not to be skinny but to be fit/healthy and yes, lose a few pounds that I was still carrying post-baby).
My first resistance training session with Paul was a much needed wake-up call as I realized afterwards I hadn’t been using my muscles properly in an eternity. Paul's exceptional coaching skills helped me to lift weights and complete circuits I wouldn't have dreamed of before I met him. From a nutritional perspective, it was the first time in a long time that I wasn't watching what I ate like a hawk but rather making the right choices and combining it with a totally new fitness program.
With Paul's encouraging but also determined coaching, I was seeing results in a matter of weeks - I dropped a dress size in my jeans which has LITERALLY never happened!! From that point on the progress has only continued, both in the weights room and within myself.
Apart from being a great trainer, Paul is a really friendly & personable guy who takes a genuine interest in his client’s health and fitness. I would have absolutely no hesitations in recommending him to anyone who is willing to make the effort to achieve their health and fitness goals!
Before I started working with Paul I was overworked, I didn't have a regular exercise regime and my diet was poor so I was feeling constantly tired, out of shape, bloated and very unfit!
Initially I found the idea of working out with a trainer very intimidating. I was so nervous and scared of being too unfit, too weak, and the worst client ever etc. After my first session with Paul I soon realised there was absolutely no need for me to feel like this.
Paul is so down to earth and friendly and not one-bit intimidating that I was very comfortable from day one. This was key for me and hence I kept coming back!
The results I have experienced as a result of working with Paul have been nothing short of amazing. Every aspect of my life has improved – I feel much fitter, stronger, more toned, healthier and happier than I did before I started training with him. The whole process has been a life changing experience and it is definitely the best investment that I have ever made in myself. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
Before I did PT I was at an all-time low as I had just gotten engaged and piled on the lbs with all the celebration. I'd changed jobs from an active one to a sedentary one so I was tired, bloated, unfit and had poor sleep and generally felt bad about myself.
Before I started working with Paul I was scared of failure in the gym, of being so bad that people would stare! Of being so unfit that I wouldn't be able to work out and of going once and never going back. As it turned out all of my fears were totally unjustified.
During my first PT session Paul he completely put me at ease and talked me through the plan. I felt extremely confident in him because he was so knowledgeable and had all the facts to backup how his plan works. The exercises were tough but manageable. Paul helped me understand how the different muscles work and why I was doing what I was doing. Paul has such a high level of knowledge and the right balance of patience and ability to motivate!
The first result I began to experience from personal training was how good I began to feel despite initial withdrawal symptoms from sugary foods. From then on I began to experience a list of benefits a mile long. I became stronger quickly under Pauls attentive coaching. My clothes were much looser and more comfortable as my body became tighter. I felt generally well balanced emotionally and physically. My sleep patterns and energy levels were at an all time high. As a result of working with Paul my life has improved in literally every sense.
On top of all this, I also had a great laugh with Paul when he wasn’t putting me through my paces which really added to the enjoyment factor of the personal training experience!
Before I started training with Paul I was exercising pretty regularly. Mainly doing just classes. Although I felt fit, I didn't feel like my problem areas were being targeted. I was lacking a bit of motivation and energy and felt like I had hit a bit of a wall.
My fear with having a personal trainer has always been that I wouldn't be able for one on one training because there was no where to hide! In a class I could hide in the back and no one would notice if I was not able to keep up! This ended up being one of the biggest benefits of working out with Paul as my trainer. When I feel like I can do no more he is always encouraging me to push myself further and it's a great sense of achievement when I've completed a full work out!
I can't believe how much stronger and fitter I feel. It was daunting the first day arriving into the gym and looking around at very fit people but now I feel I've achieved my goals of losing inches and toning up! I'm so proud of what Paul has helped me achieve, I feel slimmer and more toned than I ever have and after having 2 kids I didn't think it could happen!
I would highly recommend working out with Paul. You will always walk out of the gym feeling motivated and positive and looking forward to your next session! If you listen to this advice you will see and feel results quickly! It's been one of the best things I've ever done for myself!