"I am a 46 year old Professor at the University of Bristol, where I run a biomedical research lab. I'm father to two young kids, who certainly constitute the most demanding and important experiments I've ever done. Also important in this context, I have Type 1 diabetes - so I need to look after myself. I'd used a Personal Trainer before, but the past few years saw me coasting at the gym - I was spending time there, but not achieving much and my weight was beginning to creep up. Given how busy I am with work and family, I was keen to boost the efficiency of my workouts, cut some fat and generally combat the effects of middle age. Tom was recommended rather indirectly - my wife overheard one of her pilates partners singing his praises. However, Tom's personable and informed approach made it immediately apparent that he could help me achieve my goals - and that I would enjoy the process. I think it's the personal approach that's key: Tom knows it's not "one size fits all", and always finds a way to motivate without berating, both in the gym and in relation to diet. Tom is also extremely knowledgeable, often naming muscles I've never heard of before introducing a new exercise to target them. My goals are on track: I lost around 5kg of fat over a year, un-froze my frozen shoulders and improved my blood sugar control. As important, I now look forward to going to the gym. I now feel stronger, more flexible and thinner - and happier for it. I would recommend Tom without hesitation. Tom is extremely easy to get along with, and uses the perfect combination of scientific method and human touch to make workouts interesting, enjoyable and effective. I've never had a bad personal trainer, but I know for sure that Tom is a superb one."