TESTIMONIALS

WHAT THE SPECIALISTS SAY

Alexander Montgomery (Orthopaedic Surgeon)

Jamie has been a brilliant strength and conditioning coach. As a Spine surgeon I was very careful about who I chose, but his excellent knowledge of the science behind it, and his emphasis on technique and careful loading put me very at much at ease. I’ve recommended him to all my patients who need or want personal training. The importance of the right strength and conditioning in maintaining a healthy back is increasingly being recognised as important in our everyday life, and Jamie has the expertise to deliver this.

Helen O’Leary (Clinical Pilates/Physiotherapist)

I met Jamie 3 years ago via an introduction from a leading spinal surgeon, trained with him and have been referring patients to him ever since.

Outside of elite sports it is rare to find someone who has the level of understanding and knowledge that Jamie has of anatomy, pathology and biomechanics. His ability to assess the person in front of him and tailor a programme to suit both their ability and goals is fantastic. He is a passionate strength and conditioner who is constantly looking to learn more and implements research in a practical way.

I am a huge believer in getting people into the gym and in Jamie have found someone who can take the most complex, or elite level cases and push them forwards. His level of communication when sharing clients is outstanding and I would trust him with my best friend.

I cannot recommend Jamie highly enough

Yosif Angelov (Fencing Coach, Dream Fencing Club)

Jamie provides S&C for our junior international athletes during our training camps. He combines his specialist knowledge with innovative techniques, that provide fencers of all ages and standards the appropriate methods to achieve optimal conditioning.

Chris Myers (Physiotherapist/Osteopath)

I am a physiotherapist and rely on a network of professionals to ensure my clients are treated as part of a team to ensure all their health care needs are met and all elements of their injury are addressed. I have been working with Jamie for many years and I trust him with my clients to ensure they achieve their goals. Jamie carries out a comprehensive assessment and implements a programme that works for that individual.

He gives 100% to all his clients whether they want to lose weight, train for a competition or wants to fully recover from injury. I highly recommend Jamie to all my clients.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Body Composition Training

I was introduced to Jamie when I was looking for some hep getting back to full fitness after a double hernia operation. He coached me through those tricky first few weeks back in the gym and when my fitness and confidence was back we embarked on a mission to get me into the best shape of my life.

I run a company, travel abroad frequently, eat out a lot and drink more than the recommended amount of alcohol.

I have made solid progress without having to make drastic changes to my lifestyle. No crazy diets, nothing completely cut out and training to suit my schedule.

The way I’ve achieved this is as follows:
– Working out 3-5 times per week with Jamie when I’m in the UK and following an easy travel schedule he sets for me (20-30 mins a day every other day)
– Eating well (most of the time). I track my food intake to make sure I stay on the plan Jamie gave me. I haven’t cut out anything that I really like, just been more selective about when I have certain foods or what I combine them with. Massively upped my veg intake and reduced how much alcohol I drink, but by no means cut it out. I still enjoy nights out and drink when I feel like it, I’m just much more aware of how much I’m drinking.
– Finding a training time to suit: for me that’s midday. I get my morning out the way so I have a clear mind when I hit the gym. I can fully focus while I’m there and have a healthy meal immediately after training. Others like mornings or evenings, for me that works perfectly. I make sure the time suits so i don’t have reasons to cancel sessions at short notice (which I used to do when I did mornings).
– Making health and fitness a part of my daily routine. Even if I’m not training I eat well, drink lots of water and make sure my veg intake is high. I don’t beat myself up when I have a glass of wine or something sweet, I just make sure I track it and don’t do it all the time.

To me the biggest barrier to full fitness is the view that you need to completely cut out alcohol or foods you enjoy. Just taking a sensible approach to daily diet accompanied with training has made a huge difference. I don’t go cold turkey all week and then have a “cheat day”. Every day is generally good and I try and make as many as possible spot on so that for those days when I want to eat or drink something that most diets don’t allow you to do I can without either feeling guilty or undoing my hard work in the gym. Having Jamie train me and hold me accountable to my diet and lifestyle has been a significant contributor in my journey to better fitness.

Specific Training

I am a non-athlete in my late 30s with a desk job, three slipped discs from years ago and no background in martial arts or athletics. I was referred to Jamie by my physiotherapist after putting my back out yet again and I came to him with an unusual request – to get me ready in three months to pursue a long held dream – completing a rigorous full-time one year martial arts training program in Japan (the same course done by the Tokyo Riot Police). To that end, I saw Jamie two or three times a week for three months and faithfully followed his advice and I am now in Japan on the course. I could not be happier with Jamie’s training and the results.

As Jamie will tell you himself, everything he knows is publicly available information. What makes his training special is not just his encyclopaedic knowledge about health, fitness and strength training, it is how he applies it and customises it to each individual’s goals. Jamie customised a program for my goals and began with basic strength training before moving on to specialised exercises designed to mimic my activities in Japan, as well as a home flexibility routine that made a significant difference to my spine. Jamie is clearly passionate about strength training and is very good at explaining and cueing not just exercises and how to do them, but why, and what the purpose of each exercise and each movement is. Perhaps the most important takeaway from my time with Jamie was the mental aspect of training and exercise, and the realisation that pain sometimes means injury but often does not, and the importance of distinguishing between the two. This particularly helped in resolving my anxiety about my back pain (even though my slipped discs healed years ago) and retraining my neural pathways to correct movement patterns.

Training with Jamie was a very valuable experience and I intend to continue working with him to get stronger when I return from Japan.

Training To Train

Not only is Jamie the best personal trainer I have ever had, but he is also one of the best practitioners of any profession I have dealt with. I first worked with Jamie to help rehab my dislocated shoulder and I found his knowledge and expertise to be first rate. Once that issue was resolved we moved onto body composition and strength, with his help I got down to 77kg from over 100kg while getting stronger. Jamie is diligent, hardworking and a credit to his industry. He has made an immeasurable improvement to my health and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Rehabilitation Training

“I was introduced to Jamie in summer 2016 after a herniated/ slipped disk caused by incorrect overload in my back. Jamie’s specialisation for back injuries made him a suitable trainer for my rehabilitation plan. One of his strong characteristics is his ability to listen and build a tailor made program around my goals and ambitions in sports. Within a short period of time we’ve upscaled my training plan to include strength and conditioning, including olympic lifting and heavy load to support my core strength in order to sustain a good posture under physical stress. Since 2017, Jamie helped me to train for 5k and 10k run race where my performance improved exponentially in every race. His commitment to support me not only physically but also mentally encouraged me to undertake difficult endeavours such as running 3 marathon run race since 2018 The success of that is I sustained an injury free lifestyle and support in the difficult parts of my preparation. Jamie is a special person in my life with significant importance in decision making as he empowers me to be a better version of myself. I’d totally recommend to anyone have a chat with Jamie and his passion and commitment will be instantly clear.”

Performance Training

Jamie is a fantastic personal trainer. I have reached out to him through my elite athletics coaches which know that Jamie was the best PT to help me achieve my athletics goals. Jamie Farrell takes the time to look at your own needed areas of improvement. Most of all he explains the reasons of every single movements you are doing which makes you a better athlete. And allows you to pursue your training in your own with the correct technique and mindset.

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Stephanie Ross
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“Whatever your reasons for seeking personal training, I highly recommend Jamie Farrell. I do many sports and fitness activities. As a former health service professional I like to train with experienced people who understand anatomy, physiology and sports psychology. I sustain regular injuries and can also be severely asthmatic. Jamie is one of a small group of my top favourite fitness and wellbeing professionals. He has extensive, deep rooted knowledge (his list of professional accreditations, sports achievements and academic qualifications gives you a snapshot), he also has incredibly broad experience along with care and passion for his work. He has trained me through life’s good times in strength, conditioning, flexibility, olympic lifting, injury recovery (shoulder surgery, ripped ankle ligaments and torn hamstring) and through life’s real bad times with exercises to cheer and motivate. I trust in him 100%. He has an informed, thoughtful, thorough approach and always makes sure you work to the best of your ability with correct technique.
Stephanie Ross, Barbican, London”

Sandhosh Kumar
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“Been training with Jamie for a few months now. I am a climber and have been stuck with a lower back issue for over 2 years. After multiple physio sessions and seeing multiple doctors, I was finally referred to Jamie and training with him finally meant that I could run again. He is super dedicated, very educated about the body, physical fitness and very diligent about training you. Highly recommend the man – sadly there can be only one of him.”

George P
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“I play competitive rugby and was severely injured during a game. I was initially referred to Jamie post treatment to re-strengthen my effected area, Jamie not only got me back to full working order, but since then has boosted my performance on the field and helped me attain a better quality of life off of it. I am very grateful for Jamie’s continued practical advice and professional approach.”

Nikita
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“Jamie is a knowledgeable and motivated personal trainer who will help you achieve your fitness goals with rigour and enthusiasm. Jamie will design a programme suited specifically to what your aims are and explain each workout plan and how it fits in with your goals. In my case I went to Jamie with the aim of wanting to tone up with attention to strengthening my core in order to improve my posture as I, like many have a desk based job which has not done my posture any favours over the years. I spent six months training with Jamie on a one session a week basis, however by the end of month three I was comfortably dead lifting more than my weight due to a vastly strengthened core. Before you put this down as sheer craziness, let me clarify that lifting this amount of weight took gradual muscle building with special attention to technique under Jamie’s guidance. I feel stronger and stand taller after the six months of following Jamie’s personally designed routine for me. I would highly recommend Jamie as a personal trainer.”

Rob Russell
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“I worked with Jamie for 5 weeks and found the sessions good and very challenging. Jamie is very knowledgeable when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and can explain what the body is doing when put in certain situations – I gained a lot of information from these sessions which in turn have helped me to progress my training. Jamie helped to guide me into a healthier lifestyle in terms of diet in which he gave me nutritional advice and also in terms of exercise in which he tailored our sessions in order to help me meet my personal goals. I would highly recommend Jamie to anybody who is looking for a personal trainer that is extremely friendly and will motivate you to to reach your goals!”

Pallavi
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“Jamie is a truly excellent trainer. He is the perfect combination of tough (“Jamie, you are KILLING me!”) and warm (“Pallavi, you are doing SO well”), and he works with the whole person — mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of his efforts, I am stronger and more flexible and most importantly, working out has become fun. I recommend him without reservation.”

Alex
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“Started training with Jamie after a year out of the gym. I’d recently had a neck operation so was wary of training too hard so Jamie designed a personal programme to help me get back into enjoying training and after only 5 sessions, my back, legs and glutes feel stronger and the results are excellent. Highly recommend.”

Josh Green
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“Jamie came very highly recommended from physio specialists as someone who could help with my rehab from a long term rib injury. From the very start the extent of the questions and information Jamie asked about my fitness history illustrated the diligent and tailored approach he planned to take to get me back to fitness. He was able to demonstrate exercises and explain proper techniques in our sessions in a way which really helped me understand the importance of the quality of every movement. He was very responsive whenever I asked follow up questions over email between sessions, and continues to provide guidance and suggestions now as I look to progress my fitness beyond the sessions we had. Having been prone to regular niggles and injuries from following workout plans from magazines, using the incredibly simple yet still stretching fundamentals Jamie has set out for me I’ve been able to fully recover from my injury and feel stronger and fitter than ever.”

Daniel Murray
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“Been training with Jamie for years now and best I’ve ever had. Takes it really seriously, cares about his clients and educates you along the way. Shame about his dress sense but no ones perfect.”

Clayton Bush
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“I suffered a serious back injury in 2012 and have been limited in what I could do since then…until I met Jamie. I started seeing Jamie over a year ago and his scientific approach to training, innovative regimes to keep things interesting and patient but progressive approach to helping someone achieve their goals has really helped me and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Marina Gibbs
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“I have been training with Jamie for around 4 years now. Jamie has tremendous qualifications and is excellent at focusing on rehabilitation. He has helped me correct my posture and the way I generally carry out day to day activities. He strikes the right balance between challenge but also making sure I carry out my exercises correctly. He is very motivating and thanks to him I now make sure I exercise at least 3 times a week..”

Jennifer
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“My work schedule is insanely busy and I didn’t think I had any time for my health. Jamie has worked with me to find options I can work with to accommodate my hectic lifestyle and provided me with information so that I understand better what I should be doing. He has a very individual approach that makes me feel comfortable and confident in his abilities.”

Yvonne
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“I started training with Jamie in a bid to get stronger and fitter to run the London Marathon. What I achieved with Jamie’s knowledge and experience was far more than this. Each workout was tailored to me and where I was with my marathon training. My overall strength and fitness improved so much in a short space of time that I was able to perform exercises I would never have attempted on my own. As a result, Jamie helped me achieve my goal in completing the London Marathon in the time I wanted and helped prevent any possible injuries. It is clear Jamie has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of personal fitness, sports physiology and sports psychology and is always willing to share that expert knowledge and answer any questions I have. His tips on nutrition are excellent and his dedication is clear. Our training was only supposed to be for the training time of the marathon but I enjoyed our sessions so much I have continued to use Jamie, but now with different goals in mind! I can’t recommend him enough.”

Sanam Bajwa
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“Jamie is a great trainer with an incredible level of knowledge. He genuinely cares about his clients and is clearly passionate about his work. He puts in a lot time outside of sessions to develop bespoke programmes and make sure you’re working towards your goals. During training, he always took the time to educate me and explain the whys and hows of every exercise/movement.”

Daniel Hitchens
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“I have been training with Jamie for a little more than two years, I chose to start using a personal trainer after suffering a badly dislocated shoulder that lead to surgery following repeated relapses. Jamie’s patience and exceptional knowledge of sports rehab have allowed me to develop my confidence in the gym and, most importantly, has meant no further trouble with my shoulder. I am happier and healthier than ever and so couldn’t recommend his treatment plan and fitness programme any more highly.”

Terry O’Dwyer
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“Jamie is an exceptional trainer with an incredible depth of knowledge and expertise in strength and conditioning training. He is also a gifted teacher – making sure you learn how to execute exercises with perfect form. I would recommend him to anyone who takes their training or rehab seriously, is motivated and wants to work with a pro a cut above the rest.”

Alex Gilbert
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“I would highly recommend Jamie as he takes a rigorous, scientific approach to your training regime. He was recommended to me by an osteopath with the phrase, “Jamie is one of the very few PTs I would trust to focus on both health and exercise”. Jamie isn’t cheap, but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for!”

K.T.
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“Jamie is somebody I have worked with during tough times in life. I have days in which I do not feel able to come and see Jamie, yet he still finds a way to keep me healthy via the telephone! He has greatly changed the way I eat, workout and live my life and am very thankful my friend referred me to him. My anxiety is better controlled and my confidence is stronger, thank you Jamie.”

Valeria Kashirska
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“Jamie is the best PT I’ve known in years. He really knows what he is doing. He has a personal approach to a client, updates my training according to all the changes in my health. My body feels and looks so much better, after I’ve started training with him.”

Moswen B
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“I have been working with Jamie for a year now and he has been awesome. He is great at listening to your goals, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses (not always what you think they are) and designing a program tailored to your specific needs. He has been able to design programs that give me a full work out despite my challenging work schedule, which is key. He’s a great motivator and really cares about his clients – not just that they get stronger but that they get healthier. The training sessions are always pretty tough, but Jamie’s a great motivator and there is a real sense of satisfaction when you can see the progress you are making week to week.”