What My Clients Think

Client Testimonials

Here a few thoughts from some of my clients regarding my services.

"I had known Manu for many years in her previous life as a photographic lab manager.

I knew of her passion for fitness but I had no idea how deeply committed and skilled she was in assisting people to begin to get a glimpse of their own potential.

A few years ago I went through a major emotional train wreck after my marriage broke down. My health, both mental and physical, took a severe battering. I bumped into Manu one afternoon and she offered me real encouragement to get my life back into focus.

I took up her offer of some one on one personal training and within weeks I was beginning to feel more optimistic.

Manu didn't push me unrealistically but with her support, encouragement and the occasional bit of cajoling I began to achieve more than I'd ever dreamed. The highlight for me was 12 months later running 16 kilometeres non stop cross country in Switzerland.

Manu is a unique person in the fitness industry. She has the professional skills and physical capacity to assist elite athletes, but also the ability to "sense" what us mere mortals need so we will at least attempt to reach our goals."

Jonathan Jones

Manu and I have been working together for almost a year now. She was recommended by a friend and I was looking for one on one training. We meet once a week at 6.45 in the morning for an hour. I love it! We have a program for cardio, core strength and endurance. Manu has gradually lifted my performance and the sessions are always different so it is never boring or repetitious. I’m in my mid 50s and feel strong, toned and fit. One of my goals was to improve my boxing and I’m a pretty hard hitter now. What I’m most proud of is that I wanted to train outdoors and we did this all through the Hobart winter! Right gear and right trainer and it was a breeze. Manu has been just the trainer I was looking for.

– Therese Taylor, CEO

I know which foods I should and should not be eating. I know how to live a well balanced and healthy lifestyle. I know that I feel so much better when I exercise. but sometimes I just don’t do it! Sometimes I need a bit of extra encouragement and support to help me make the right choices every day for a healthier lifestyle and a happier me. Manu is that little voice sitting on my shoulder. She keeps me on track, providing holistic support, realistic advice and a good laugh!

– Tracy Matthews (MI PT Tragic !!)

Manu is always genuinely interested in knowing how I am, what I’ve been doing, and in doing so created a positive emotional link between me and the gym experience (something I try hard to train others in). I'm an assessor for fitness trainers and I tend to be quite critical of some approaches when it comes to exercise choice and adaptability, plus the approach to facilitating a session. Manu was able to identify my preferences very quickly throughher genuine interest and questioning - and construct a workout that included many of the exercises I enjoy. I would certainly recommend Manu to anyone that wanted a PT that was genuinely interested in them and attaining their goals without the associated ‘fluff’ others tend to focus on.

–Nic Stephen, Director

Manu has been amazing at pushing this sedentary couch potato into physical activity. I started training with Manu around 4 months ago. She pushes me into more than I thought my body was capable of. Her holistic approach to my fitness has manifested in a marked improvement to my general health. She gives great tips on diet, exercise and lifestyle; tailoring everything we do into what is manageable on the day. Manu pushes me when I need to be pushed, and inspires me to work towards my fitness goals independent of her coaching. She is warm, generous and encouraging. Our sessions are always interesting and challenging. She also puts up with a great deal of whinging usually with a smile and some encouragement. She is an awesome personal trainer and I am really priveliged to have her as mine.

– Kate Nixon

Having not done any structured fitness/strength training for about 5 years I was finding it very hard to get motivated and into a regular workout routine. My goals were clear; I wanted to be in a position where I didn’t need a personal trainer but could train myself. Enter Manu. From the start I knew Manu was not about getting a client and keeping them as long as she could, but about what I wanted and how she could work her best to make my goals happen. Since we started training together I have lost weight, increased muscle mass, and improved my overall well being. Most importantly to me is that I am nearly at the stage where my fitness, strength, and motivation is at a level where I don’t need Manu’s assistance anymore…but the sessions are so good, and results so great I just don’t think I’ll stop!

– Simon Turk, Software Development Manager

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