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Cardiff, United Kingdom
“In late 2012, I suffered both a shoulder injury and a groin strain within 2 weeks of each other whilst playing rugby. I continued to train at the gym with my own modifications whilst undertaking extensive physiotherapy. When the physio didn’t improve the pain in my groin I was referred to a number of surgeons.
I had an MRI and a cortisone injection in my hip but to no avail. Surgery was discussed as an option. Then I reached out to Colin who said he may be able to save me from surgery!
Colin put me on a programme to correct those issues through stretching and strengthening. Within weeks my shoulder pain, which I had endured for 6-8 months had improved considerably and shortly after was gone completely. More remarkably, my core strength improved dramatically so that I was able to start running again without pain in my groin.
Michael DeCoutoSenior Vice President,
“I had been suffering with chronic vertigo for several years and despite many consultations with leading neurologists and other physicians at some of the world’s top New York medical facilities there was no relief in sight to what at the time was a truly debilitating illness.
My life consisted of an enormously stressful professional and personal lifestyle which included long hours at the office, meals filled with unhealthy fats and dinner parties into the night including copious amounts of alcohol.
It was time for me to re-evaluate my life’s priorities. Cholesterol and all other health indices were all out of normal levels. A new journey of “embracing life” was needed.
I found Colin after a great deal of research. He was very thorough and analyzed all aspects of my physical state including movement, posture, strength and other important aspects of overall wellness including diet and stress.
At 41, I have never looked or felt better. Family members and friends who I haven’t seen in many years are amazed at the results. I enjoy the glowing remarks and give credit to Colin for his personal commitment to making his clients healthy.
He not only has a passion for wellness but he also has a unique ability to bring like-minded people of varying degrees of physical ability together in environment where you feel completely comfortable.
Isabelle DurandIT Professional,
“I have been working out for many years, well I thought I had until I started Colin’s Personal Training, Spinning classes, and Beach Boot Camps. Colin is very knowledgeable and resourceful which shows in his structured, innovative and sustainable training sessions.
He has vastly improved my life by teaching me how to move better, eat better and became a healthier person. I now have more energy than I ever had and have never felt better!
I highly recommend Colin’s training program, it is tough but highly effective and truly essential to your life.
Maxine MajorsFull Time Mother,
“Colin approaches his training sessions with professionalism and dedication. He is genuinely concerned about the health and fitness of his clients and achieving both their short term and long term goals.
In addition to providing advice on general health and nutrition, he is extremely knowledgeable about anatomy and physiology and applies this knowledge to his sessions; he was of tremendous help in assisting my recuperation from a long-term shoulder injury.
He developed a personalized program that provided variety and was consistently attentive during the sessions, closely monitoring posture and form throughout. His easy-going personality ensured that the sessions were fun (despite being strenuous!) and kept me coming back.
Colin continues to invest in his own professional development by regularly attending training courses, thereby keeping up-to-date with the latest developments. I would not hesitate to recommend Colin and am pleased to say he would be an asset to any fitness program; he came highly recommended to me and managed to exceed all expectations.
Kay LopesInvestment Expert,
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Colin since 2009. I’ve been serious about exercising for most of my life and always had female trainers in the past, so I was a bit hesitant at first when I started with Colin. I’m extremely committed about my training so it was very important to me that I had a trainer who was just as committed.
Colin is full of knowledge in every aspect of Fitness, Health and Nutrition. His professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment as a Personal Trainer ultimately provides the perfect scenario for success!
As for my results in the first 2 years of training with Colin, I went from 14.7 to 9.4 body fat! I know that is what Colin wants to achieve with all of his clients…success in seeing us reach our goals!
“Colin is an amazing motivator and very sensitive to the individual needs of his clients – he actually cares, a quality rarely found in trainers – it’s not just a job.
In 2012 I had to have knee surgery and wanted to make sure that my recovery was going to be pain free and effective. I have the utmost respect for Colin and the training programs he has developed for me. Not only did the programs he created enable my recovery to be better than expected but he also conducted a total body assessment that identified imbalances that had been developed over the life of my athletic career. His focus on mobility, stabilization and strength has, in a year, transformed my total body fitness.
It has been a privilege and pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Colin and would without hesitation recommend him to anyone serious about improving their health and fitness.
Alastair MacDonaldSenior Executive,
London, United Kingdom
“Colin has been coaching me for several years. When I commenced Personal Training with him, I was scheduled for hip replacement surgery and Colin worked with me to strengthen the muscles around my hip.
Although I was in considerable pain at the time, he managed to really strengthen all of the muscles around my hip resulting in a much faster recuperation period. In fact the physiotherapist at the hospital was surprised at how strong my hip was a day after the surgery and had me doing advanced exercises straight away!
I have continued Personal Training with Colin and he has focused on my core muscles and hips. I had previous hip surgery 12 years ago and that hip is much weaker which I blame on the lack of exercise prior to and after the surgery.
Colin is extremely knowledgeable and careful to do no harm in situations such as mine. Having said that, he does constantly challenge you and I feel substantially better and stronger than two years ago. Colin comes very highly recommended.
Claudia PhilipszManagement Consultant and Mum,
“I started Personal Training with Colin as soon as I was cleared to do so after having my first child in 2011. From Day 1, I learned things about exercise, health and wellness that I had never heard before.
Colin is a wealth of information and he makes an effort to educate his clients so they have a better understanding about their training. I’ve never felt like just another one of Colin’s clients. I have always felt that he tailors his approach to my individual needs.
Colin offers a lot of encouragement but also recognizes when you might not be feeling 100% and ensures that the workout is still beneficial, but also respects how your body might be feeling that day.
But he also knows when to push you! The obstacle of losing the post baby weight and recovering after a C-Section seemed very big when I started but Colin had a personalized plan and that plan has paid dividends. Not only am I back to a healthy weight, I have more energy than ever and feel great! I highly recommend Colin.
“My active lifestyle (including swimming, triathlon and downhill skiing) came to a grinding halt in 2009 due to a serious back injury. I had scoliosis and degenerative spondylosis in my lower spine. I was in pain and struggled to know how to regain and maintain fitness. For the first time in my life, I considered seeking help from a Personal Trainer.
I read Colin’s profile and was impressed with his professional credentials; and his existing clients confirmed he was a great trainer. From the start, Colin was encouraging and supportive during my rehabilitation from back injury.
Colin’s in-depth knowledge of sport science coupled with his holistic approach means I get great personalized and challenging workouts to support my active lifestyle.
Lisa BaumgartnerEntrepreneur and Mum,
“Having trained with a multitude of trainers during the past 20 years, I feel enormously lucky to have found Colin! We started my training program 18 months ago, and I can honestly say I’ve never felt better.
Colin’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience has helped me to rehabilitate an ankle injury, recover from 3 consecutive pregnancies, and to avoid common gym injuries I experienced with other trainers.
Additionally, Colin has helped to develop a neuromuscular strengthening program for my son who has sensory integration dysfunction as well as a disability that affects his coordination and balance. The results have been both immediate and amazing. My son now can throw and hit baseballs, run further and with greater ease, and his overall gross and fine motor skills have improved measurably in a short time.
I am truly grateful for Colin’s experience and I can say, without reservation, that his programs and advice are truly beneficial for all age groups and ability levels.
Iain MacLeodManaging Director,
Tanglin Hill, Singapore
“Colin quickly outlined my many body imbalances from years of abuse as a high level rugby player. We worked on an intensive strength and conditioning program focusing on realignment, muscular imbalances, core stability and mobility. I now no longer have back pain and have become far stronger than ever before.
Every workout session Colin prescribes is challenging and he is an inspirational Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach. Despite weight training for decades he also introduced me to new techniques and ideas from High Intensity Interval training to Olympic lifting. I highly recommend Colin.
Great coach, great guy!
“When I met Colin in 2010 I had been working out sporadically and failing spectacularly at achieving my fitness goals for 10 years. I had resigned myself to obesity and ill-health and weighed 318 pounds. I began Personal Training with Colin as a last attempt to reverse the course I was on and the results, three years later, have been nothing short of miraculous. I have lost almost 60 pounds and achieved 12.4 percent body fat.
I owe that success to Colin. He created a individualized program that addressed every factor holding me back, both in and out of the gym. Nutrition is as important as squats which is as important as sleep. He literally dragged me to one of his spinning classes on Christmas Eve of 2010 and that has proven a transformative event in my life. Colin provided endless encouragement and enthusiasm and most of all he made it fun and enjoyable!
So for succeeding where everybody failed, for the extra years with my wife and kids and for the joy I get in kicking the asses of people 20 years younger in my daily spinning classes.
Eternal thanks and gratitude.
“Working with Colin enabled me to develop a professional workout program that combined a clear understanding of how to perform exercises with a detailed knowledge of why the exercise was important and the benefits it would deliver.
Colin ensured that I got the very best out of every workout, he is an excellent motivator whilst also a source of wider lifestyle advice including how to achieve the benefits of healthy eating as part of a busy modern lifestyle.
With his blend of professional sports expertise and holistic approach, I achieved a level of personal fitness that resulted in me being fitter than I had ever been in my life, built on a solid foundation to enable me to maintain it.
John DoranSenior Vice President,
Dun Laoghaire Co, Ireland
“I suffered a severe spinal cord injury in February 2008 that left me originally in a Quadriplegic state. For the first year post injury there was a lot of rehabilitation in hospital clinics.
In February 2009, I engaged Colin to work with me as a Personal Trainer.I have special needs and Colin has risen to the challenge. Colin’s knowledge of the physical body is second to none and I am now following programs that some people would not be able to perform even though they are in good physical shape. Through Colin’s perseverance and encouragement I am close to being able to run again – one of my goals.
To this day, I am still working with Colin and although I will probably not make a 100% recovery I have made tremendous strides under Colin’s tutelage.
He has helped me change my life and for that I would highly recommend Colin to anyone!
Ellen BrookeFull Time Mum,
East London, South Africa
“Having never set foot in a gym before, I have nothing but great things to say about Colin.
From our first consultation to my latest workout, I have absolutely loved every minute of my exercise routine. The first few sessions were hard but with Colin at the helm I slowly got more confident with my workouts and using other equipment besides the machines.
Colin is extremely professional and dedicated and only wants the best results for his clients. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the human body and what needs to be done in order achieve great fitness and health. He also gave me great advice on food choices which has made a dramatic change. I can honestly say that it’s thanks to Colin that I now have a love for exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Thank you Colin!
“I began Personal Training with Colin Ayliffe in September 2009. During this time I have never met someone so dedicated, so knowledgeable, and so able to produce incredible results in his clients. I recommend Colin to anybody looking to transform their body; he will absolutely blow you away with his commitment to see you succeed.
Within a year, I dropped 75 pounds, lost 23% body fat and lowered by blood pressure from dangerously high to the healthy range. It has been an amazing journey and Colin was there with me every step of the way.
His extensive knowledge on both nutrition and exercise was essential in my own personal transformation. I am now leaner and stronger than I have ever been and I have more energy then when I was a teenager. Those who decide to train with Colin will only meet with a success uncommon to most and will be head and shoulders above the rest.