Testimonial for Nick Berners-Price, Personal Trainer Putney SW15
Testimonial for Nick Berners-Price, Personal Trainer in Putney SW15, by David Massa
Nick Berners-Price has been my wife’s personal trainer for some years now, coming to the house 3 times a week. As a 77 year old, round-shoudered, retired lawyer I did not consider myself promising material for him. I was already doing some cycling and swimming, but had a vulnerable back and a recurrent shoulder problem which conventional medicine, including steroid injections, had failed to cure.
Reluctantly I agreed to give the 4D Fitness programme a try…and it has been fantastic for me! At no point does it push you beyond what is appropriate for your age, state of health and stamina. A gradual build up over about 18 months, including some use of specialist equipment like the ‘flexibar’, has led me to strengthened legs, an improved posture and generally improved fitness. No more aches or shoulder pain, and a lasting sense of well-being. whatever your age I cannot recommend 4D Fitness enough.
By David Massa, retired lawyer
Testimonial for 4D Personal Training in Clapham, London SW4
After years of suffering from terrible headaches that would put me out of action for 2 or 3 days a month, I decided to take an holistic approach and start working with a personal trainer who could teach me how to improve my posture and breathing. I had been doing Pilates for several years, and tried Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, but without result.
Working with 4D Fitness has been a complete success! It took 3-4 months to completely stop the headaches. We worked through a series of steps to correct my posture and movement patterns, and I began to understand that my fundamental faults in core function and biomechanics were simply not being addressed by Pilates. Once I had been assessed and understood what my body specifically was doing incorrectly, and the steps we had to go through to improve, it was obvious that Pilates would never have fixed the problem. Now that my fundamental function – breathing, core, posture, balance – is working correctly, Pilates is a fantastic part of my routine.
I cannot recommend 4D Fitness highly enough – not only in terms of removing pain or discomfort, but as a professional company with very high standards that could no doubt help any number of people to get fitter, healthier and happier!
When I first came across 4D Fitness I was recovering from chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery! I had also had chronic lower back pain for at least 20 years. It’s taken a while, but by tackling all the areas of my life that needed to change, and working together, things have changed. The postural work eventually solved the backpain and the nutrition and lifestyle work has boosted my immune system. I’d always wanted to run, but had never been able to. Currently I’m pain free, cancer free and last year ran the New York Marathon with my trainer!
I started training in January and have thoroughly enjoyed my training. I have found my trainer to be extremely knowledgeable and generous. Her knowledge of core training is second to none and the variety of exercises we get through always keeps things fresh and interesting. Coming from a sports background I really appreciate what I have learnt and the skill that goes into teaching and carrying out the exercises professionally. I have certainly felt the benefits of the training on the sports field, including helping me keep injury free. Without hesitation I would recommend 4D to anyone who wants to improve their core strength and overall fitness.
I started training with 4D 2 years ago. My primary goal was weight loss. By following the rules I was given, without changing anything radically, I went from 11½ stone to 8½ stone. My body fat percentage has gone from 35% to 25%. This has been consistent, gradual weight loss over 18 months that has now stabilised. I just haven’t had to work that hard to do it, and don’t have to work too hard at maintaining it. The rules are quite simple, but do require a change of psychology around food, exercise and lifestyle away from the things we think we know to be true! I also used to get a lot of colds, at least every 2 months, and I now haven’t had a cold for a year. I highly recommend the 4D approach.
Senior Consultant KPMG
Weight loss and lifestyle support
I have been training with 4D for over 2 years now. My primary goal was to ensure I put in place and maintained a lifestyle that supported my health and work -not easy to do in the NHS. My secondary goal was to lose some weight. 4D are reliable, professional and well informed. I highly recommend using them to improve your lifestyle and fitness.
NHS Consultant Psychiatrist
Improved performance and endurance
When searching for a coach/trainer you need an individual or a team that you can trust and 100% believe will get the best out of you as an athlete. These are the qualities I have found whilst working with 4D Fitness. They have improved my performance and function by developing my core, lactate threshold and endurance using methods that are unique to 4D Fitness. I would without doubt recommend them to anyone who wants a better quality of living and the opportunity to take their performance to the next level.
Team GB Triathlete – 15th, World Championships 2009
Post surgery strength and fitness
I am glad to provide a very strong recommendation for 4D. I am 67 and not at all fit, having suffered from arthritis for several years. I approached 4D Fitness in July of 2010 for advice about how to regain strength and fitness following knee surgery in February. I have found my trainer to have a deep knowledge and experience of all aspects of strength and fitness, as well as the ability to give clear and informative answers to questions I have raised. Their convincing emphasis on the importance of building up over-all body strength, balance and stamina to enable one to carry out all the ordinary tasks of life safely, as opposed to focusing more narrowly on specific weakness or injuries, has been very successful for me.