Before & After Testimonials
SK Fitness Wexford Personal Trainer Success Stories
“I decided to use a PT to loose weight, get fit and improve health. I suppose when you hear ‘personal trainer’ you can have a perception of the drill sergeant type from the TV shows screaming for one last rep! With that impression, I suppose I would’ve had reservations, both my ability to keep up and my staying power. However, I knew I needed assistance with routine, structure and motivation which I hoped a personal trainer would provide.
I realize now that personal training is much more tailored than I had expected. I never expected the the ease at which my ability matched the increases in workout intensity. I lost a perception that I wouldn’t be able for it or I would slip back to old habits. I started to see it as a lifestyle change rather than just a means to loose weight.
I found Sharon’s approach truly tailored, always challenging but never beyond my ability. With my job on the road, the food advise was excellent in allowing my to make the best possible choices on the fly. I never really expected the results I got, they far outweighed my expectations. And furthermore, I feel I have the skills to continue to set manageable goals and improve further. I feel I’ve learned the skills to properly take control of my health and fitness. I think the knowledge and the structure has provided me with confidence through knowing that I’m doing things the right way to achieve results.
I would Absolutely recommend. I found Sharon’s approach excellent. Workouts and nutrition tailored to me, and regular check ins to monitor progress. As I said already, I never felt it was too much yet always found it progressively challenging.
A big thank you!”
“I was very overweight and had no energy and I wanted to lose weight and tone up. I thought that personal training would be very challenging as it was pretty much 1 on 1 training. The difference I thought beforehand was that you can sign up to a gym programme, go in but do the minimum amount of work and no-one was the wiser. However, with a personal trainer I was nervous as there would be no ‘slacking off’ when things were getting tough!
My perception has completely changed as I felt I was pushed enough for me to get results but not too much so that I dreaded going in. I was always welcomed by my name when I arrived. I was asked how I was feeling. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere made it easier for me to do my workout. Also, the fact that when it was time for assessments if I was not losing/going in right direction then we sat down and went through what changes were needed.
I really didn’t believe I could ever get down to the weight that I finally achieved. I was over the moon as I was now fitting into clothes that I hadn’t worn in over 6 years! I felt so much better about myself and loved all the compliments that I was receiving from friends/family. To be honest changing my eating habits was the key and as you stated it was about everything in moderation once I achieved my goal. I didn’t mind too much the eating plans during my time as I was really focused on achieving my goal.
I feel so much better. I’ve loads of energy and I look so much better too! I would definitely recommend, I’ve already recommend SK Fitness to numerous people. I have huge confidence in recommending Sharon as I feel that all exercise/food plans are specifically tailored for individual people and not just a general programme for everyone. She is extremely approachable and have a wealth of knowledge which builds confidence.
To be honest I felt like a different person when my programme was finished. I was so much stronger, fitter and had so much more energy – I wasn’t falling asleep at 9pm anymore!! My time was made so much easier as even Hannah ‘the SK mascot’ was made to feel welcome everytime!!! This meant that I was able to do my workouts completely at ease. The best advice really every Monday was ‘get your butt back in gear’ as this helped reign me back in after the weekend. If I had events coming up I wasn’t feeling guilty for overindulging I just enjoyed myself and got right back into it once Monday came.
Finally, thank you so much for everything – all the advice, support and encouragement really helped me not only to achieve my goal but to exceed it.”
“I turned forty and realized that I had spent all my thirties overweight and unfit and was adamant that my forties were not going to be the same. I knew I had to give a grip and sort out my health and fitness before I got any older.
I had some sort of Sergeant Major scenario going on in my head with someone standing over me with one foot on my back, shouting at me to go faster.
My perception have certainly changed, Sharon has made exercise and fitness enjoyable and manageable. She gets you to reach and surpass you goals with so much positive re-enforcement and encouragement. She is a great one for starting up a conversation with you near the end of an exercise so you forget about counting and she gets a few more out of you without you realizing in…ha ha
Sharon’s positive attitude is addictive!!!
It was always a dream that I would eventually get back into nice clothes that I wasn’t squeezed into and to be fit and healthy, but I never thought I would have achieved it in such a short period of time. And not only that a year on from losing all my weight I am still maintaining my size and weight and enjoying exercising.
There was always the fear of failure but Sharon soon put a stop to that fear as soon as I started working with her.
While I probably never let my weight and size stop me from doing anything in life, I now approach everything I do in life with more energy and confidence. And, making healthy choices is not a chore or a sacrifice anymore but something I enjoy
I would 100% recommend. Working on a one on one or in a small group in SK Fitness gave me the boost I needed to get control of my life. Sharon has a great way of dealing with people and her encouragement and positivity is an important ingredient in my success.”
“I would Absolutely recommend. I found Sharon’s approach excellent. Workouts and nutrition tailored to me, and regular check ins to monitor progress. As I said already, I never felt it was too much yet always found it progressively challenging.”
“To be honest I felt like a different person when my programme was finished. I was so much stronger, fitter and had so much more energy – I wasn’t falling asleep at 9pm anymore!! My time was made so much easier…”
“Working on a one on one or in a small group in SK Fitness gave me the boost I needed to get control of my life. Sharon has a great way of dealing with people and her encouragement and positivity is an important ingredient in my success.”
“I joined SK Fitness in January 2014, very overweight and unfit. I had tried bootcamp, circuit training and had even had a year’s gym membership all to no avail. A friend recommended SK Fitness and from the moment I stepped through the door I knew this was something different not just a fitness plan but a diet and nutrition plan too.
Sharon’s interest in each person is immediately apparent, she is a skilled and dedicated trainer, she has a fantastic ability to motivate and her delight in each goal we achieve equals our own.
One year on I have lost 5 stone and so many inches to have completely changed my body shape, clothes shopping is a joy rather than a chore and my energy levels have improved dramatically, I love going to my training sessions every week, I feel I’ve been given a new lease of life, all thanks to Sharon, SK Fitness.”
“I always knew that I was overweight and that I need a change of lifestyle. I tried to lose weight before with no great success so I decided to use a personal trainer. At first I was nervous because I was worried about all of the exercises I felt I wouldn’t be able to do and just didn’t know what to expect.
My perception changed totally when I started with Sharon. She eased me into the training and quite easily and she put me onto a nutritional programme. Sharon put me onto a programme to help me achieve my goals.
The results I was achieving with Sharon were fantastic. Every week I was getting closer to achieving my initial goals and had never expected these results so fast.
My lifestyle had completely changed. I’m fitter and healthier than ever and my eating habits have completely changed for the better. I now do 5 and 10k runs at the weekends, which wouldn’t have been possible up to a year ago. My clothe size has also dropped all thanks to Sharon for helping me to reach my goals.
I enjoyed training at SK Fitness (Sharon’s personal training studio) every day. I found Sharon was a great help and would greatly recommend SK Fitness to anyone who wants to make the same healthy lifestyle changes that I have made.”
“The main reason why I choose SK Fitness was to lose weight, increase my fitness levels and adopt a healthy eating lifestyle. I thought I would never be good enough for a personal trainer. I thought I would have to be fitter and slimmer. But Sharon changed that outlook for me and thus I became more confident and positive in my outlook on everything.
I was so nervous and hesitant before starting of this journey. The first day after meeting Sharon I came home and cried that I wouldn’t be able to succeed, that I would fail and let my family and her down. I thought to myself how difficult it would be to change my eating habits and exercise due to a few operations over the past few years where I wasn’t able to do anything.
Sharon’s friendliness and encouraging nature and the way Sharon got the best out of me and to never judge was something I loved when been trained by Sharon. From the first day I walked in the door she has always been extremely supportive and encouraging. I didn’t expect to do near as well as or enjoy it so much.
My life has transformed since joining SK Fitness. It’s fantastic! I feel confident in every way and it’s great when people stop me and say “oh my god you look amazing”. And of course when I can fit into a jeans from 4 years ago, hooray!!!
I would greatly recommend SK Fitness because of Sharon’s professionalism, friendly personality, but yet you get the work done each time you go.”
“Sharon’s interest in each person is immediately apparent, she is a skilled and dedicated trainer, she has a fantastic ability to motivate and her delight in each goal we achieve equals our own.”
“The results I was achieving with Sharon were fantastic. Every week I was getting closer to achieving my initial goals and had never expected these results so fast. I enjoyed training at SK Fitness (Sharon’s personal training studio) every day.”
“My life has transformed since joining SK Fitness. It’s fantastic! I feel confident in every way and it’s great when people stop me and say “oh my god you look amazing”. And of course when I can fit into a jeans from 4 years ago, hooray!!!”
“I lacked the motivation on my own, to lose weight and get fit. Had tried slimming clubs and regular gyms and then spotted SK fitness advert.
To be honest I thought Personal trainer = fitness fanatic wasn’t sure if personal trainer was for someone like me – overweight and unfit. Thought personal trainer was for people aiming to get fitter and who didn’t have a weight issue.
SK Fitness program is aimed for all fitness levels and for losing weight as well. Sharon definitely put ‘Personal’ into Personal trainer, You know my routine/strengths weaknesses. You tailor and change the program to suit my needs.
I Did not expect the results so quick. Before program I was concerned with losing weight, put on on your program I realized that toning up and losing inches is just as important. This has helped me focus on the program as the weeks I don’t lose weight I don’t feel as dejected as I would have in the beginning. I Had no hesitations following the initial consultation with Sharon.
Fitter, happier, broke! Enjoying the compliments and actually enjoy buying clothes for a change!
Yes I would recommend, and yes I have. Sharon is easy to work with, and the program works. It is her words of encouragement and support and your belief in me that I can do this, that has kept me focused on losing and keeping the weight off and adjusting to the lifestyle change.”
“I knew I needed the extra “help” and I felt that a one on one basis would help me achieve my goal.
?I had no real perceived notions but I expected it to be basically what it turned out to be, i.e. one on one contact with my trainer and a more specialized, personalized programme.
The encouragement and positive help is what I liked most about working with Sharon. She never made me feel like I was a lost cause but ?you also never let me slack!?
I would have liked to have lost a bit more weight but that was my own fault, not Sharon’s. Having said that, I was thrilled with the results and I was very proud of how I looked the night of my 50th birthday.
I had no hesitations whatsoever, I just knew I was in the right frame of mind to start a programme like this…the time was right.
I’m not sure that my life has changed per se but I certainly have more confidence in how I look and I was happy that I was able for the programme and not too old!
I would and I have. I know a few people have joined your programme on my recommendation and the reason I recommended them is because I knew, like me, it would make all the difference to them…and it did.
Thank you Sharon for your encouragement and positivity. You helped me achieve my goal not to be 50 and fat and I think you are just perfect for the role/career you have chosen. I wish you the best always and hope that you and your business continue to have great success. “
“I felt I just wasn’t getting any results on my own and wanted to try something that I felt had guaranteed results. I thought personal trainers were expensive and quite “gym” like, not really for “regular” people!
I feel that everyone can benefit from such programs and the cost is not really expensive when you see what you are getting and the results that you want.
It was a very comfortable environment and Sharon was very friendly and made me feel at ease, I felt like She wanted me to succeed and that made me want to work harder. The results were the results I wanted, I wasn’t really sure at first if I would get there, but once I got started it was what I expected.
I had joined a gym before and really didn’t like it so I was a bit hesitant that it would feel similar but it didn’t at all. I was also hesitant that I might fail, so didn’t tell anyone I was there for a couple of weeks!
I now have the knowledge behind me to know how to eat and exercise well. It’s more of a life lesson than a quick fix. I’m much happier in myself being more confident now. I would recommend personal training and Sharon. I feel that everyone could benefit from it and get the results they are looking for if they put the effort in.
I had tried many diets over the years and went up and down a half a stone quite regularly. I was never happy with my size after having two babies close together and found it difficult to get clothes to fit. I decided that if I couldn’t do it on my own one more time I would get help. I never liked the gym, but a lady I knew had gone to Sharon and got fantastic results so I gave Sharon a call and met for a consultation. Straight away I felt this was something that I could benefit from and signed up for the 12 weeks. The results were almost instant. I had been eating the wrong foods but also the right foods at the wrong time etc. It was a total mind overhaul on food, yet still all nutritious food that is also tasty. The training is only 3 times a week for 30 minutes and yet so effective. Combined with the weight loss I can see real shape and definition coming into my shoulders and arms and legs.
I lost 2 stone and 31 inches and gained so much confidence and a new wardrobe (or the ability to get back into my old wardrobe at least!) I lost a lot of inches from my top half which was my problem area and I was never quite able to shift that weight in the past. I am so happy that I decided to do it, it was worth every penny and I would recommend Sharon to anyone! 12 weeks only equals 18 hours of training, not even a day of my life and yet life changing. I’m so much happier in myself now and I won’t be going back to my old bad habits now that I’ve educated myself on healthy living. It’s more of a lifestyle change than a quick fix and that’s what I really needed.”
“Fitter, happier, broke! Enjoying the compliments and actually enjoy buying clothes for a change! Yes I would recommend, and yes I have. Sharon is easy to work with, and the program works.”
“Thank you Sharon for your encouragement and positivity. You helped me achieve my goal not to be 50 and fat and I think you are just perfect for the role/career you have chosen. I recommended them because I knew, like me, it would make all the difference to them…and it did.”
“I’m so much happier in myself now and I won’t be going back to my old bad habits now that I’ve educated myself on healthy living. It’s more of a lifestyle change than a quick fix and that’s what I really needed. I would recommend Sharon to anyone!”
“Sharon understands my personal needs/limits, & how she can get me to the next level by simply tweaking each exercise. I did not expect the results I got as I now have more strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness that I thought possible at my age.” – SheilaRead More
“My perception would have been that it was out of my league. I liked the idea of the training regime being tailor made for my specific needs. I now know that it is attainable for all. Sharon understands my personal needs/limits, & how she can get me to the next level by simply tweaking each exercise. I did not expect the results I got as I now have more strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness that I thought possible at my age. I am a much happier & confident person now. I certainly would recommend Sharon and have done to lots of people. I have found Sharon to be an excellent motivator and extremely knowledgeable in her profession.”
“Each exercise is carefully explained so that u get the maximum benefits. Nutrition plays a major part in achieving your goals which is carefully monitored at SK Fitness. Sharon will lead you every step of the way.” – EilishRead More
“I worked with Sharon for 6wks & have seen great results. 30minutes three times a week is all it takes to see those changes. Sharon is passionate about fitness & it shows through the energy & enthusiasm she brings to each session. Each exercise is carefully explained so that u get the maximum benefits. Nutrition plays a major part in achieving your goals which is carefully monitored at SK Fitness . Sharon’s friendly personality creates a relaxed & comfortable atmosphere. If you are serious about changing your lifestyle for the better, Sharon will lead you every step of the way.”
“Without a doubt, YES! Sharon has been instrumental in my success and I am 100% sure that I could have not done it without her. She is motivating, educated and caring. Just a huge thank you for all of your support during the beginning of my transformation. I really count Sharon as one of the main reasons I have done so well.” – – BethRead More
“I had come to a point where I was overweight, unhealthy and unhappy. I had tried a personal trainer a year before in a gym and I hated it. The training took too long and it wasn’t motivating or enjoyable. I ended the sessions after about a month.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect after my first experience. I was a bit hesitant but needed a change. My working with Sharon changed everything. She was amazing and really took interest in me and pushed me to meet and exceed my potential.
I could relax and still know I was going to get an excellent training session, we grew to know what to expect from each other and I was very comfortable with Sharon. I knew I could ask questions and they would be answered.
I was optimistic but not sure at all, the beginning was a bit scary but straight away Sharon made me feel comfortable and wouldn’t let me get away with anything! Sharon knew my potential before I knew it and she was there for me 110% along the way.
I was nervous and unsure because I had worked different program before (trainer at a big gym and Weight Watchers) and my results weren’t even close to where I am now.
I feel much better about myself, I am more able to run around and play with my children. Strangers stop me in shops to compliment me on my transformation and it’s a great feeling. I would not have come this far without the hard work and dedication of Sharon.
Without a doubt, YES! Sharon has been instrumental in my success and I am 100% sure that I could have not done it without her. She is motivating, educated and caring.
Just a huge thank you for all of your support during the beginning of my transformation. I really count Sharon as one of the main reasons I have done so well.”