FROM OUR CLIENTS
Everyone comes in for a different reason. And because every body is different, every program is customised. This means that each person gets the approach that will work for them, guaranteed. Read what clients have to say below.
I have worked with Tristan for two years. When I started I was out of shape, as I had been most of my adult life. More than that, I was becoming desperate and demoralized. Each morning I would hobble out of my bed, my back aching horribly. I was beginning to feel that this was my lot and more a feature of aging than anything else, or at least that was my excuse. While I knew I had to do something, I was at a complete loss to know what to do. And more importantly, I didn’t believe it was really possible to change. It’s such a cliché but training is as much about the head as the muscles.
My goals were simply to feel better physically and mentally and not to ache all over.
Because of my lack of belief I needed someone to believe for me.
That’s exactly what I got. Even more importantly I liked and respected Tristan’s personality and approach from the beginning. I was impressed by his mild manner - completely the opposite of the stereotypical trainer. I had faith in Tristan and trusted him. This faith grew slowly but constantly and continues to do so.
I've worked with Tristan for the past 14 months and have achieved, and now exceeded, all of my weight loss, body fat percentage and muscle build targets, to such an extent that I'm now lighter, fitter and stronger than any time in the past 20 years. Tristan has immense technical and nutritional knowledge, delivered in a very calm, intelligent yet motivating way. He has helped me build consistency and quality into all aspects of my training and diet through his training methods and App. His taste in music is spot on as well! I'd highly recommend working with Tristan to achieve your long term training and physical goals.
Tristan has tailor-made my sessions to meet my own targets. The progression achieved in the first eight months has been superb. Tristan gave me an excellent weekly training program that fits perfectly into my week. He also really helped me to acquire the equipment I need so that I can continue my training at home.
I find his online monitoring to be really helpful - I can view my workouts, ask questions etc - basically I'm not alone between sessions and I can make sure that I'm really using my time correctly and effectively.
I am delighted to provide a testimonial for a great Personal Trainer and all round nice guy, Tristan Hand. I originally started training with him in June 2016 with the intention of sticking around for a few weeks to get in shape before my summer holidays. I ended up staying for 8 months.
We all set out with goals for our personal training - lose weight, gain muscle etc. but what I’ve learned it that it’s equally important to know why you’re doing what you're doing. It’s all good and well doing what you’re told to get results, what sets Tristan apart as a trainer is his ability as a teacher as well. It’s a willingness to share knowledge, an approach and principles with clients that separates Tristan from the rest.
In my experience many trainers out there are focused on short term strategies that will ensure you reach a goal rapidly, all the while creating an unsustainable approach to diet or training that is only building you up to come crashing down. Not Tristan! Tristan’s approach is firmly focused on the systems and processes you need to create a sustainable lifelong habit that you can continue to build. Tristan’s approach has fostered an interest in health in me that I will carry through life.
To sum up, for Tristan, personal training is not a job, it's a passion. I highly recommend Tristan if you want someone knowledgeable, interested, motivational and pleasant to help you work out your goals and make steady progress that can transform your life.
In January I walked into Tristan's studio, not quite sure what I was searching for, and was stopped in my tracks in thirty seconds when Tristan asked about my lifestyle choices, and why I embraced them. At the time, this included poor eating, drinking too much, working all hours and not spending enough time with my family. With no good answer to Tristan's questions I agreed to think, and over the course of a few weeks I did, and I could not come up with any good rationalization for the activities that Tristan challenged me on.
I was in his studio by the end of January 2015, and the journey continues - 16 kilos lighter and stronger in every way. The feeling that I am approaching balance, and enjoying the journey towards it, has changed every aspect of my life.
No matter where life may find you today, if you find yourself stuck, and perhaps not even aware that you are, and would like a guide and coach to work alongside you as you pursue balance, strength and peace, then have a conversation first with yourself, and then with Tristan.
I found Tristan's company while searching online for a personal trainer. We met and he discussed his methods, and after a session or two he recommended a physical routine and diet target. I attended Tristan's gym twice a week for 6 months.
I would have no reservations in recommending his company to any potential client.
I went from 117kg to 97kg, and this continues to reduce.
I now can stop taking my daily blood pressure tablets.
I cannot remember the last time I felt or looked this good (so my friends and work associates who have not seen me in a while tell me) and I can honestly say my mental outlook and attitude to life has changed. My wife recently commented to a friend that she wondered if I was the same man!
What I would say is forget the cost, as when it's weighed against the benefits it's really only cents over the years of good health and habits you will enjoy. Please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for verification if required.
Thank you Tristan
I had two goals in mind, fat loss and muscle gain.
Tristan started teaching me how to change my diet and set goals for the calories I could eat every day (we used MyFitnessPal).
In the meantime, he created and executed a plan that suited me, so we could maximize results, training one day with him and 2 days at home, using the equipment he has advised me to get.
Every month he would take measurements, which I could also see online, and results were noticeable after the third month.
It's not easy for someone like me who wasn't used to training, but Tristan always supports and gives you the required tools so you don't give up.
I have achieved both goals and now I know how to eat better, I'm healthier, and am able to see training as a way of improving my life, not as a sacrifice that has to be made.