What Our Customers Have To Say...
Onpoint is a great environment to get in shape.
Strongly recommend team training which is fantastic for everyone pushing each other on as well as being social.
They will teach you how to eat, train and sustain properly.
Best place I've ever trained and can't recommend enough!
I recently joined OnPoint training and am enjoying it so much.
I was new to team training and find that the classes are extremely motivating and always varied which keeps me interested.
I have already seen big improvements in my fitness and general feeling of well being and I put this down to the great work of the trainers who give really good personal advice and motivate me to keep improving and progressing.
I've already met some great people at the classes and I would thoroughly recommend OnPoint!!
I'm no fitness finatic. I'm a crazy busy mum who works full time and my own personal, general wellbeing always gets sidelined.
But because OnPoint offer such a flexible and varied timetable I've found a way to fit two sessions a week into my life.
For me it's about finding something sustainable that makes a difference.
Jay works us damn hard during those sessions but they are FUN and without a doubt I'm seeing a difference in my energy levels and fitness.
Go ooonnn....you know you want to! Do it!
The dedication to their business and customers, relaxed but vibrant and energised training sessions, coupled with Jay and Sian's professionalism and total understanding of everything 'fitness', for me, makes OnPoint Training the only Personal Training facility in Hertford worth considering.
I am loving the women only morning sessions at On Point.
I have never done this sort of strength and conditioning exercise before and Michelle and Sian have been so encouraging and patient.
Working in a small group is great fun so when it's tough that keeps me going!
I have been to many different gyms over the years.
On point stands out.
Mainly due to the knowledge, passion and experience of the PT's and instructors Jay, Sian and Michelle.
But also due to the friendless of the gym itself.
I have always felt welcome and comfortable despite some sessions being new to me.
Oh and also the sessions can be pretty tough. I always feel great after. I would highly recommend.
After a few years of bootcamp, I started strength training at Onpoint.
I wasn’t quite sure about it at first, as it was so different to what I was used to.
Not as many burpees and indoors!
Jay, Siân and Michelle are fab trainers who have a real passion for this sport and are truly dedicated to getting the best out of you.
They have helped me build up my confidence with weights and have pushed me out of my comfort zone too, as I am actually stronger than I think!
The ladies only morning sessions has a great atmosphere.
Every session is different and the trainers work hard behind the scenes to ensure the variety.
Now I really love going to a strength training session!
I was looking for a personal trainer that could help me build strength and tone up with the intention to look and feel my best at an awards night.
I've always done some sort of exercise but like many, I often struggle to find the time and motivation to do it myself. As a result, I made a few enquiries and Sian came highly recommended.
At the first meeting and session, we got on great. I was taken by Sian's professionalism and attention to detail, which made me feel very confident in her ability to help me. Sian is very easy to talk to and as a result, we have become good friends.
We trained 3 x a week at my home in Notting Hill and anytime I travel out of London or abroad, I always take Sian with me to keep my fitness on track.
We have worked closely to develop improved eating habits that compliment the training and I have to say the results have been fantastic!
This is the best I have ever looked but more importantly, the best I have ever felt. I'm healthy, happy and thanks to Sian, exercise is now an important part of my life.
If you're looking for a personal trainer that not only has the knowledge to help you but will go out of their way to make sure you reach your targets both in and out of the gym, I can't recommend Sian highly enough.
Thank you and good luck with everything in Hertfordshire!
Can't recommend more highly!
Personable, supportive personal trainers who make the experience of training both fun and rewarding.
Jay does a brilliant job of being sensitive to my needs and goals whilst pushing me to achieve my best.
I noticed the results in terms of body shape and levels of fitness really quickly and wish that I had journeyed down this path years ago!
It's made a huge difference.
Love both the PT sessions and the Women Only team sessions.
Friendly, warm environment with trainers who are true professionals.
I started training with Jay in a bid to lose some stomach weight and generally tone up.
With his help I have achieved beyond my expectation.
My overall fitness and strength have improved so much in a short space of time.
He is willing to share his expert knowledge and tailor your programme for what you want to achieve.
His tips on nutrition are excellent and his dedication is clear.
I couldn’t recommend OnPoint enough.
Back in January, I'd got to a point that I realised something needed to change!
My bad eating habits had spiralled out of control, I felt uncomfortable in my clothes and I really didn't feel great about how I looked. It was then that I was introduced to Onpoint by a friend.
Since then I have been attending ladies kickboxing and 1-2 team training sessions on a weekly basis and from day one I could see that Onpoint was different to anywhere I'd trained before.
Every year I've tried to adapt the "new year new me" attitude and failed miserably as I've found self motivation alone hasn't been enough.
Jay and Michelle at OnPoint really want to understand your goals, your strengths and weaknesses and work together with you on making you a better you. With their support and encouragement to push myself further each week, I can now notice a huge difference in my appearance and attitude to keeping fit.
Working out isn't a chore anymore, I love it!
I've learned how to eat well without depriving myself of the foods that I enjoy. I've realised eating healthy doesn't need to be bland or boring and having Jay and Michelle always happy to offer nutritional advice has been invaluable. The Onpoint Facebook community group really helps with this too.
At every team training session there is a real "team" spirit. Everyone is out to better themselves and not eachother. We encourage and support one another which makes it a happy place to be.
I would definitely recommend Onpoint and look forward to seeing how I can progress even further.
Sunday 14 May marked an important moment for me – via Jay’s whizzy scales it was confirmed that I had passed the 2 stone loss mark (13.3 kg to be accurate). Meeting this first (of many, many) targets has been quite a moment for me and it has caused me to reflect on the past few months and what has led to this achievement.
Like so many others I reached the point about 6 months ago that I wanted to change and I was becoming seriously worried about me – not just weight loss, but to improve my strength, resilience and be in general, fitter. I knew that it was utterly useless for me to do this on my own and so in a move from London to Hertford I decided this was the time to do it. With a bit of research I came across OnPoint, contacted Sian, met Jay and the rest is history.
Through trial and many errors on my part I have found that training three times a week, a couple of extra classes when I can, step counting via Fitbit and following OnPoint’s food plan I have found that I am becoming fitter than I’ve ever probably been, losing weight sensibly and for the first time absolutely loving sport.
Except this isn’t really history, it is absolutely present. This is one target met but there are more. What it has done is to spur me on – I am no different to anyone else and the rule of expending more energy than intaking is the same for me as it is for others. I want to achieve more and for the first time I am convinced that this is the long term solution. Whilst I have broken commitments made to myself so often I now believe I have the resilience to keep going, because losing weight is both very easy and very hard, and I am living proof of that. All these journeys are deeply personal and finding what works for you is part of that. It took about 3 months for me to start loving training, but with a click it did, and for anyone starting out, please, please keep at it – it will fall into place for you as it did for me. For everyone else, keep going and I look forward to sharing more of my personal successes and hearing about yours. I will be forever grateful to Jay, Sian and Michelle for their belief in me when I had little in myself and for sticking with me as my attitude was changing in fits and starts. It is going to be a long journey but I am well on the way to getting there.
"OnPoint isn't a normal gym- it's so much more than that.
It's a community of people who want to improve their fitness and wellbeing, whilst having fun and enjoying working out as a team. Every session combines achievable strength and conditioning exercises that will challenge and motivate every team member regardless of ability. If you're not experienced with lifting weights then it's a brilliant place to learn, and if you are then you can improve both your form and your strength with expert coaching and support. The trainers are fantastic and Jay and the team are always there if you need advice or just motivation - they really care and want to see all of their clients do well.
The support extends beyond the sessions - with a Facebook group, team challenges, and social events, this level of support will make the difference in helping you to achieve your goals.
Over the last three months I've lost 1.5 stone, improved my fitness, flexibility and strength, and my confidence.
I've signed up for a 10k obstacle race and a fitness retreat in Ibiza - two things I wouldn't have even considered six months ago. I've definitely caught the OnPoint bug!"
I was looking for a personal trainer to help me get in shape for my first topless role. After asking around, Jays name started to come up a few times so I contacted him through Twitter.
We met in a local Costa for Coffee and had a good chat about what I was hoping to achieve. Jay is really down to earth which helped because I was nervous, I've never really been to the gym before but we got on great and I was really looking forward to starting.
Well! What can I say! The next 12 weeks were hell! :) Jokes aside, it was tough but amazing. What I learnt along the way about exercise and food has stuck with me and for that I am very grateful.
Jay is a great personal trainer. He's a great laugh and he's always there for you, whatever time of the day.
The time to film finally came and we smashed it. The shot was great. I looked great and I now surprisingly enjoy going to the gym on my own.
If you're looking for a personal trainer and I mean a GOOD personal trainer, contact Jay.
Thanks for everything buddy!
"I was looking for a PT after having had over a year off exercise after braking my leg and ankle in a skiing accident. I had got back into Yoga which had really helped but I was yet to get back to the gym and was relatively nervous about doing so. Despite not being “overweight” I had lost a lot of muscle and strength and wanted a kick start to get me back into the gym, as well as guidance and advice on what exercises I should be doing. After meeting with Jay and Sian at their private gym I really liked the set-up and their approach to fitness and to their clients and subsequently signed up with Jay for PT sessions 3 days a week. I’ve always been quite active but I’ve never done proper weight training, I always thought I was reasonably strong until Jay had me lifting and squatting and I was struggling with the lightest of weights!! It also became very apparent that my left leg really needed building up after my accident as it affected the way I could squat. Jay then helped me by researching how we could build it up with other exercises and develop my squats, which I can now say was a big success.
Over my time at Onpoint I also got engaged which focused my training efforts even more, wanting to look as good as possible for the big day. Jay helped me work towards this goal through a combination of weight training, HIIT sessions and diet and I felt amazing when the day finally came around.
One of the things I have found difficult during this process is my weight, as a female your used to just thinking you want to be as light as possible, however, this doesn’t necessarily mean you look better. Jay asked me to weigh myself every day for a week to understand the fluctuations that happen with everyone’s weight. I did this and my weight went up and down by between 2 – 6 lbs each day. These days I try not to focus on my weight but how I feel, how I look and how my clothes fit. I probably weigh the same if not slightly more that when I started but my body shape has changed completely, I’m stronger and more toned than I’ve ever been.
I’ve learnt so much about how to train with Jay and I have really enjoyed learning about weight training. It’s toned up my entire body and I feel really strong. This has become a journey for me now, the more I’ve trained the more I’ve realised there is no overnight fix, or even a couple of months fix for anyone, my health and fitness is something I care about very much and something I want to continue to invest time into every day. I miss the gym when I’m not able to make it, but I’ve learnt not to beat myself up about it, sometimes I have time to train more, sometimes I don’t, but I always eat well and try to stay onpoint as much as possible. Life is a balance.
Having now been at Onpoint just coming up to a year, I can think of many things I class as achievements over this time;
Overall I cannot recommend Onpoint enough, I’ve really enjoyed my time so far with Jay and I am now taking part in the team training sessions and supplementing this with training outside of Onpoint. I feel that Jay has given me much knowledge to build off and I am confident going into 2017 that I can once again take my training to another level. Jay cares about his clients and makes time to understand their lifestyle and how he can help make whatever goals they are after a success, but, he is also honest about what can realistically be achieved and what people need to change in order to do so, as their motto goes…you can have results, or excuses, not both.
On point has literally changed my life, I was one of those who used to look at the ads with the before and after pics and think that's either rubbish or hard work, but with Jay's help, guidance and support he has shown me how to eat healthy and train hard and most importantly get results!
Amazing place, Amazing couple! If you are willing to put in the hard work, Jay and Sian will literally perform miracles with you! I have enjoyed every single month I have had training with Onpoint, with brilliant results! Everyone's so friendly! Never had so much fun working out with such a crazy bunch of people in the group morning training sessions Would recommend to anyone!!
I can honestly say that being at Onpoint helps you with every aspect of your life. I feel stronger, more positive, happier with where I am now, rather than where I was before. This in turn has made my family life better and my work ethic clearer. I am cooking 10 times more than I ever have and I have more energy to be a better husband and father. My wife said to me literally last week that Onpoint was the best thing to happen to us. Thank you to Jay and Sian for everything, I thought this was a good time to say how much I love being part of the Onpoint family.
I joined OnPoint 3 months ago with the intention of toning up, dropping dress sizes and just generally wanting to be a stronger, fitter version of myself. All my stats are moving in the right direction and I'm feeling great! I'm down a dress size (and down 2 bra sizes!!) which I'm over the moon with. One thing I didn't expect was to enjoy it so much! Thanks for helping me achieve all my results so far Jay! Let's crack on with losing another dress size!
I joined at the start of September with the goal of getting into shape and gaining confidence. Jay has taught me the importance of consistency and setting small achievable goals that ultimately will lead you to your goal. The sessions are great fun, hard work of course but seeing my progress over the past couple of months has made the effort totally worth while.
I met Sian 7 months before my wedding with an aim to lose weight, tone up and generally get fit. All of my goals were achieved and I felt lovely on my big day. After initially just having personal sessions I moved on to the team training with Jay which was great. My confidence in the gym has greatly improved and boxing has become a favourite work out. As well as all the benefits of the gym I made some lovely new friends. The whole OnPoint community is very encouraging and supportive and they always gave me a boost when I needed it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend OnPoint!
I came across OnPoint via Facebook where I noticed the great workouts and fun environment they have in Hertford.
I’ve been training with Jay and the team for over a year now and have been involved in both PT and Group Training. This has been the first form of activity I’ve been able to commit to and enjoy since when I played football regularly. The day came a couple of years ago where I had to give up football due to injury and working commitments and I never found anything to keep me active. This unfortunately resulted in reduced fitness and not being in the shape I once was.
What’s resulted from my time with OnPoint has been far more than getting in shape and improving my fitness. I’m now eating far better than ever before with total awareness of the decisions I’m making, which is having a great impact on my lifestyle over all. The results in these better decisions have meant smaller jeans, new belts and just feeling better about myself overall.
I’m really excited about the next chapter of my time with OnPoint and getting ready for Summer 2017.
I have been with Onpoint for 11 months. I am nearing 40 and I am in the best condition of my adult life. In that time I have become leaner, healthier and significantly more toned. I have also become knowledgable on how to train properly and effectively, including lifting weights, as well as what to eat to best support my training and my goals. I have lost weight, about three quarters of a stone, and body fat too. I can do so much more in that time than I thought I would ever be able to, including chin ups. Jay and Sian have fully supported me every step of the way - their personal dedication has made a huge difference. My gains are not only physical but mental too. The best version of myself emerges on the days I train - at home and at work. Those around me have noticed a huge difference in my general mental wellbeing. My family eats healthier as a result of what I have learnt at Onpoint. My work has also benefitted. When I train it clears my mind and sets me up for the day. Plus the focus and drive I now apply to training and nutrition extend into my work life as well. Onpoint have created an inclusive community full of like minded people of all ages and all walks of life. We support each other and we laugh together, both in and out of the gym. It should feel like really hard work but somehow they make the impossible possible. It has been a massively rewarding journey with Jay and Sian so far and one I plan to continue on for years to come.
I contacted OnPoint at the start of February 2016 as I wanted to lose weight and tone up for my wedding at the end of May. Having had my little boy two years ago I had struggled to loose the weight I gained when pregnant and had fallen into the trap of crash dieting for a week or so then falling off the waggon. In the four months I trained with Sian before my wedding she completely re-educated me on eating correctly - I was surprised how much food I was eating whilst loosing weight and I also felt so much better in myself and had more energy. I really enjoyed my workout sessions with Sian and she was so helpful with advice and support whenever I had questions. By my wedding day I had lost over a stone and a half, toned up all over and felt fantastic in my dress. I have also learnt how to eat properly and workout effectively and honestly feel better than I have in years. Thank you Sian and OnPoint!
My body has changed so much since I have been with Onpoint, I started with Sian on a Female Weights Course which then led me to weight train 3 nights a week with Jay.
I started out at 10s 5lbs and a size 12, one year later I am 10s 3lbs and a size 8 with a completely different body and mind.
I have learnt I can do it, even though I am 44 years old and work full time with 4 children. Onpoint has given me these new skills. I am now strong, I struggled to lift any weight at all but I can now lift 73kg, I am now an organised chef who prepares my food in advance, I organise my evening meals which are healthy, I am focused as I want to lift heavier and improve my body more, I am happy because I feel great and I love how my body looks and it looks better than it did in my twenties, I am not guilty if I have the odd glass of wine or the odd cheat meal, I am at ease with myself, I can see the change physically and my clothes tell me a different story to the scales. I am now confident to go at it alone and hit the free weight section in the gym.
It's not just about the exercise and this is where Onpoint are so very different from everyone else, it is mind, body and soul changing.
Thanks for everything, Mrs G xx
I joined Onpoint training in August 2015. My intention was to participate in their group training for one month, learn a bit about weight training, and then transfer that knowledge back to my regular gym. Nine months later I am still training with Onpoint three times a week and have no plans to leave.
For most of my adult life I have done some form of training/exercise. Lots of running, cycling, various aerobic & cardio classes, boot camps and many more but I had never tried weight training.
At the beginning of 2015 I was feeling frustrated about my current training regime and decided to attend a Women on Weights workshop run by Sian. I enjoyed the workshop so much that I was curious to know more about the benefits of weight training, particularly for me as a woman. One of my fears was that weights would make me look too muscular & unfeminine. In fact, after nine months of training, the opposite has happened!
Yes, my body shape has changed, but only for the better. I can honestly say that no other form of exercise has ever given me the adjustment in body shape that I have so far achieved and had been striving for previously. I am leaner, stronger, fitter, more toned and have muscle definition which I'm very happy with but those are just the physical benefits.
Training with Onpoint has also helped me mentally and for me, this is the greatest reward. When I joined I was having a crisis of confidence & suffered from low self esteem. I wasn't happy with the way I looked but being a woman in her forties I was beginning to believe that it was too late to do anything about it.
With careful guidance from Jay & Sian my mentality has changed.
Training with Onpoint has given back my confidence. It has taught me discipline, positive thinking and believing in myself. This comes from being amongst people who have pushed me beyond my comfort zone, provided training which is tough but fun and achievable, set goals and targets which are personal to me and produced results for me which are real and noticeable.
So what makes Onpoint unique?
There are lots of reasons but the two that are most important to me are Jay and Sian. I have never met trainers within this huge industry who are more committed, dedicated and professional with their clients.
They provide a service to me which is above and beyond the 3 hours a week I spend with them in the gym. They are on call 24/7 to discuss my issues, struggles with diet, training plan or whatever else I feel I need help with. I have learnt so much from them about diet & nutrition and how the combination of food, nutrition and training will achieve better results. They have been supportive and patient during the times I have lacked motivation and got me back on track and where I want to be.
I have made many lovely friends through the group training sessions and although we may have different goals and reasons for being there, we help and support each other and this is something which Jay and Sian encourage whole heartedly.
Unlike other gyms I have been to I never get dissatisfied with the training routine at Onpoint. This is because Jay and Sian are consistently looking at ways to improve and move forward. Each month the programme is adjusted to ensure we are using different muscles, increasing intensity of training, and provides variety with different methods and equipment. It never gets boring!
I am so happy I made the decision the join Onpoint training in Hertford, I have achieved goals I didn't think were possible and yet I can still achieve more. For me, there is no other training company like it if you want great results.
I began training with Onpoint in September 2015, when I was overweight and lacking in confidence. I was sold straight away on Onpoint training when I visited the private training facility to meet Jay and have my initial consultation. It was obvious when I met Jay, that he wasn't your average personal trainer, just intent on giving me workouts and being there to spot me. He cared about the reasons why I'd decided to make a lifestyle change, and took time to understand me as a person, not just as a client. Jay is a really likeable, honest individual and for me - choosing a personal trainer was all about the person.
The Onpoint gym itself has an awesome feeling to it. Some of the gyms I went to look around prior to Onpoint had an intimidating feel to them, especially to someone who has never lifted weights before. But Onpoint is a welcoming place, and Jay's experience helped me to feel at ease using the equipment in a safe and effective way. It's got a great atmosphere, great equipment and at Onpoint you never have to queue for a piece of kit!
Once joined up, Jay sat down with me to explain my first 3 months training & nutrition plan. Initially it was a shock to the system, because my exercise & eating habits were so poor prior to joining, but Jay guided me through the first month (which was definitely the toughest for me), and from then on I began to see the results. Jay was available 24/7 to answer any questions I had, either via phone or the private Onpoint Facebook group. Jay always demands hard work in every session, as he was as driven as me to see me reach my goals & rebuild my confidence.
In Jay & Sian's words - you can have results or excuses, not both.
I recommend Onpoint to anyone looking to get in shape, but more importantly - stay in shape. Jay and Sian give you the guidance and education you need to sustain the Onpoint lifestyle outside of the gym. I achieved my results by following my bespoke training and nutrition plan, not by putting myself on a ridiculous diet or shelling out on expensive pills. By the end of 6 months training I had lost over a stone in weight and dropped over 10% of body fat but more importantly I have started to feel a lot happier in myself.
When I made the initial inquiry, promptly replied by Sian, and met with Jay on our first free consultation, I was struck by their calm empathy; they sincerely cared. This approach, truly personalized and professional for clients, is consistent throughout the training sessions. My wife who later joined Onpoint felt the same.
Before I started, I had ideas about health improvements, mainly through regular exercise and improving diet. Jay and Sian have a unique approach in supporting us through this journey. Concurrent with the physical exercises, catered for us, they provide sensible, simple, and effective nutritional guidance, to match with our exercise and life routines. Their approach is with compassion, understanding, and never intimidating. Their ethos is unique and one of a kind; it provides a structured (yet, informal) and an eclectic guidance on exercise and nutrition. They provide simple and powerful recommendations which are not overwhelming or confusing, again, catered to clients.
For me, they put an end to the bombardments of misleading and confusing information available in the public domain about health and nutrition.
Like most, I returned to regular exercise with some expectation, but unlike any other service provider in health and nutrition, Jay and Sian gave us so much more, an exponential and better understanding about how to carry out the inseparable relations between exercise and nutrition in real life, outside the gym. This result was not without self-discipline and with this, what you benefit from their unique approach is a positive mindset, easily transferable to one's life. As I come near the end of my time with Onpoint, I am already and will be walking away with ‘life-long tools’ to utilize in the future for better physical and mental health. These tools are now incorporated into my life routine with amazing ease. I feel healthier, physically, and in mind. Compared to what I expected at the start with Onpoint, I ended up with so much more! Words are never enough, but thank you, Sian and Jay, and I wish you both the best for your future endeavors to better others!
Dr Yvain Rumalean
NHS and the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine.
I had the biggest event of my life coming up, that I wanted to get in shape for and look my best.
I had known Sian from the days at Fitness First Gracechurch Street and seen her progress with her new studio at Onpoint and other clients success stories. So I approached her back in August 2013 to find out what she could offer me and how she could help me achieve my goal for my Wedding in March 2014.
I had shown her a picture of my dress and we discussed how I wanted to look on the day, my training went on from there. I had the motivation to train but didn’t have the knowledge about diet and weight training.
I used to do a lot of gym classes, combat, pump, attack; I have learnt through Sian that weight training is very beneficial for weight loss. I was training less and eating more, which didn’t make sense to start with, but I trusted that Sian had the experience, so I committed to my diet plan that I was given.
Sian was very supportive, as I progressed through my various diet phases; she ensured my food plan changed every few weeks as my body adjusted to what I was doing. I consistently weighed myself and would worry if I did not see any movement, but with Sian’s encouragement, motivation and the comments rolling in, it kept me going.
The big day finally arrived and I felt great and looked awesome, I feel I can now take away everything I have learnt from Sian and continue on my journey to staying healthy and keeping fit with my new lifestyle change.
*please note results may vary from person to person
I had never really worked out with any amount of commitment before beginning my training at OnPoint. However, after working as a model for a number of years, my body shape was important to me and I was becoming more and more unhappy about what I saw in the mirror (and in my pictures). I had a very busy and demanding work schedule and would always eat whatever I could grab in between jobs, meaning lots of sandwiches, fast food and take outs.
When I first met Jay, I was dubious about weight training; quite honestly I had imagined that I would be spending my sessions on the treadmill or on a bike. I was adamant that I wanted to slim down and I thought that lifting weights would bulk me up. When he showed me how much I would be eating each day, I was unconvinced that I was on the right programme and certainly had second thoughts about beginning my training.
In the past I had achieved a skinny frame through starving myself for work and the idea that eating more would slim me down was totally alien to me. However, I am so glad that I trusted his advice and expertise; in only 4 months I have seen a massive difference in my body! And, more importantly, my whole relationship with food has been completely transformed. It is no longer something I am scared of; now I love to eat and I don't feel guilty afterwards.
My skin is also so much better than before, when I was constantly eating the wrong foods (and smoking, which I stopped with the help of Jay's encouragement). With OnPoint, the nutritional support is amazing and Jay is always making sure that I stay on track with eating the right things (and the right amounts).
As for the training itself, it has been, and continues to be, a challenge for me. It is not easy but with Jay's support and good humour, I have been able to push myself far harder than I thought possible. The more I do, the more I want to do.
Seeing people like Sian (who also runs OnPoint with Jay) in the studio is so inspiring; I see what is possible and, although I am a long long way from it yet, I know I am heading in the right direction.
I am eternally grateful to the team at OnPoint for showing me the way!
*please note results may vary from person to person
I have been working out since my early 20’s and during that time my tried and tested 4-6 workouts a week routine has generally served me well. Fast forward to spring 2013 and after several months of back and forth transition from New York to London I found myself at 42 and in the worst shape of my life. And it wasn’t getting better. With long days getting settled into a new job, the excitement of exploring a new city and plenty of post work pint opportunities my drive to self-motivate simply wasn’t what it used to be. One day while sharing my frustration and displeasure with my good friend Matt, who happened to be going through his own 12 week body transformation, he recommended that I consider Jay and spend a few minutes getting to know him and his philosophy. Meeting up that first day at the gym three things became apparent within the first few minutes: Jay would only be the right trainer for me if I was really willing to commit to an objective and stick with it. Jay wasn’t just going to take me through a workout a few days a week but was going to fully invest in my overall lifestyle to ensure we achieved the best results possible. Jay was going to make sure that if we took this journey together it would be a collaborative dialogue allowing him to custom tailor as needed along the way. It was exactly what I needed to hear and by the time I left that first day we had already started to outline a set of goals. As for the gym itself; I immediately could tell it had a clear focus and purpose, with a sense of camaraderie, support, and encouragement amongst the trainers and clients. To top it off there was plenty of space and equipment to ensure you were able to do what you needed to when you needed to do it. During the next 12 weeks Jay didn’t allow me to simply fall into a routine; keeping our sessions varied and fresh. The focus was on form and balancing out my entire physique instead of simply my favorite areas and historic fallback chest workout. Jay also didn’t let me get away with less than I was capable of, somehow sensing when to pipe in with words of encouragement to get me to go just that little bit extra. Finally Jay constantly monitored my progress and inquired on how I was doing; adjusting if it was needed to ensure I kept optimal progress going. It wasn’t just our gym sessions though; Jay crafted a personalized meal plan and over the next few weeks I went from someone whose friends joked about my takeout habits and only having protein shakes, mixers, and vodka in the fridge to someone who was cooking his own meals on a daily basis. I had more energy, improved focus and I was even sleeping better. I went into my 12 week body transformation looking for a little motivation to get myself back into shape and 12 weeks later I found myself in possibly the best shape of my life, with a whole new outlook on working out and a completely enhanced appreciation of the role nutrition plays. When a few days later I headed off on vacation to meet up with friends from the states, they were amazed by my results. Needless to say I couldn’t stop there and am proud to say that I am still working with Jay and my next set of goals.
*please note results may vary from person to person
I knew going through a body transformation would mean making changes to my eating and training habits - but what I learnt is that making these change was so much more than just training and food. It's learning about new healthier routines and committing to something you promised yourself to do when the motivation may have past.
Anyone can give you a meal plan and tell you what exercises to do, but I found that Sian understood the up and downs I experienced, which meant she saw the world through my eyes and could help and support me every step of the way.
Sian is professional, knowledgeable, experienced, trustworthy, motivating and at the same time a calm and understanding person - I found this to be very important to me when things got though, she understood what I was going through - she acknowledged how I felt - and kept me focused and helped me moving forward. Which is something I have struggled with in the past, to keep moving forward no matter how big or small the steps.
Everyone has a different starting point, and she manage to support me in the way that I needed. After the body transformation program with Sian I have not only got a new body, I have completely transformed and re-shaped my body! I have never had these curves at the right places before! I am amazed by the results!
There is no better feeling than feeling stronger and noticing the new things your body couldn't do only a couple of weeks ago. My skin, hair and nails got healthier as well and I am still getting complements for my glowing skin!
Another few things I learnt through my body transformation is commitment, to trust yourself and realising that you are stronger than you think , which has helped me at work and in life overall. There are no magic tricks or wonder formulas to a better and healthier body, it’s about staying true to yourself and keeping consistent in your new routines.
If you are looking to change for the better this year, I would recommend to go and meet Sian to see how she can help. This was be the best journey I have ever been on and there is no better person to help you than Sian.
*please note results may vary from person to person
"I have always been active. Active enough to trek in the Himalaya, climb mountains, enjoy white water rafting, go paragliding…
For most of my life I was a dancer and yet, I have aways been overweight and unhappy with my size.
I called on Sian to help me prepare for the biggest day of my life: my Wedding Day!
I didn't want to feel as I always had done throughout my teens and twenties. I wanted to feel confident in my own skin and my beautiful dress.
In addition to an exercise plan, Sian gave me the key to my transformation, help with my nutrition. My eating habits have always been terrible but following expert guidance, instruction and tips from Sian allowed me to manage a nutrition plan that has been the bedrock of my success.
I am not finished with my body transformation but I have started well, lost 2 1/2 stone, learnt a lot about sustainable eating habits, and I mean to continue to a happier, healthier me."
*please note results may vary from person to person
I had reached my highest weight ever, over 16 and a half stone and found it really hard to move, even to the point of struggling to tie my own shoes and thats when I thought it was time to sort it out, that’s when I contacted Onpoint training.
My journey began in April 2015, I contacted Onpoint through their website and quickly received an invite to come in and meet their team.
We discussed my current situation and I had to admit to some of my drastic attempts to lose weight, like juice fating but director Jay kindly let me know the health risks involved and how he planned to help me get back to my best in a much more healthy and sustainable way, so I began to feel really confident in their knowledge.
We began training that week, I also received a personalised nutrition plan and Jay was always ion the end of the phone to help me along the way.
These guys really go out of their way, we actually met up on a regular basis for a coffee to discuss my programme and how I was feeling.
I've never experienced this before!
So I stuck to it, I promised myself and my Chrissie that I wasn't going to stop until I reach my goal and the team at Onpoint done everything they could to make sure it happened.
I am now at 13 10lbs and recently signed up for my first ever obstacle event 'Rat race Man VS Mountain' on September 5th 2015.
I never dreamed I would be able to do something like this.
As has you can see by the pictures, I have had amazing results all thanks to Jay & Sian, they are amazing personal trainers and really look after their clients, my journey with them still goes on today.
A big big thank you... amazing!
*please note results may vary from person to person
At the end of 2012 I weighed the most I have in my entire life - 220 lbs (100 kilos). I felt bad, stressed, and anxious. My waistline was ever increasing and none of my clothes fit properly. I wasn't happy and I knew I needed a change.
I have gone through this before like many of us have. It is the holidays and you have put on some extra pounds. You have the new year resolution to get back to the gym and get back into shape. So I vowed that once I got back to the UK from our annual trip back to the US for the holidays I was going to get back to the gym.
As a 47 year old, financial services executive who travels extensively I knew I was going to need some help. My inspiration was my friend Steven who had just completed a 12 week body transformation with Jay. He looked great and I wanted to look like him. The only problem is Steven is a model and for me to look anything thing like him was going to take a lot of effort - a lot.
Within a day of returning to the UK I went in for my OnPoint consultation with Jay. From the moment I walked in I knew this place was going to be different. This place is a proper training gym not your run of the mill "fitness centre" with all the trainers running around in matching uniforms and the clients looking pretty. I knew this was a place to come and work hard.
Jay takes is role as a trainer seriously - it's personal for him. He wants to make sure that you succeed in your goal. His entire programme is molded to your specific needs - from the exercises you do to the food you eat it's about what is right for you. Jay is also in constant contact with you before and after your sessions. He will text or email you to see how you are after a hard workout. And for that little extra motivational kick he will tweet your job well done (If you approve that of course).
I have really enjoyed the customized food plans which are very specific. A lot of trainers will just want you to keep a food diary and then they comment on what you eat and maybe make some suggestions. Jay actually works out what specifically you should be eating and optimizing your macronutrients to maximize your results. Workouts are not about a general full body workout but rather a targeted workout to hit the areas that need the most attention. Whether that is losing fat in those hard areas or building muscle in specific areas for the best look. Jay really has an eye for what is needed most.
In the 12 week body transformation programme I lost over 30 lbs and looked and felt the best I have in my entire life.
I didn't have a specific competition or photo shoot but that wasn't a problem for Jay. My family, friends and coworkers have been impressed at the results Jay has helped me achieve and some of them have been so inspired to sign up and try it themselves.
I have been so pleased that I signed up for another 12-week programme.
I had 2 reasons to start training.
Firstly I have arthritis in my knees & have had replacement joints in both in recent years. I need to do the right sort of exercise to mobilise & strengthen the joints.
Secondly I'm middle aged & inclined to be overweight since I was a child. Looking at my mother I could see my future which quite frankly scared me.
I've worked with trainers on & off for over 10 years so completely understood the value of exercise. However I'm basically lazy & understood that I lack the necessary motivation to exercise by myself. I needed someone who would make it interesting enough to make me want to exercise. Thats when I came across Onpoint Training
Once I'd set my mind to it I needed to see results quickly in order to keep me on track. I exercised on average 3 times a week & followed a very new approach to eating plan for about 12 months. In that time I dropped 4 dress sizes.
*I lost more than 20 kilos & over 15% of my body fat.
I was slimmer, lighter & fitter than I'd ever been. My posture improved so that I had fewer problems with my back. I felt fantastic & everyone I saw commented on how much better I looked.
There was, however a downside. It wasn't easy & required a level of commitment that I didn't know I possessed.
I also had to replace my entire wardrobe which didn't come cheap.
It was worth every penny!!
In retrospect that was the easy bit.
I've now worked with Jay and Sian for 5 years & have kept the weight off by continuing with the diet & exercise regime. This is something I had never previously managed to do.
If I've been on a journey, they've been with me every step of the way. Jay and Sian quickly understood which buttons to press - what motivates me & what switches me off.
It's all done with a mixture of encouragement, humour & at times, quite frankly, bullying.
I've achieved something I never believed possible, but I could not have done it alone.
*please note results may vary from person to person
I look at both pictures of myself and one on the left reminds me of where I came from, a young man looking to get fitter, get in better shape and gain more knowledge. The picture on the right is to motivate me to keep the physique and body that I worked hard for. My mother originally pointed me to OnPoint Training (forgive the choice of words). Admittedly I was sceptical at first due to the fact for previous years I had gone through many personal trainers my mother has recommended and then after a few months the trainers would move on or they wouldn’t be able to give me the goals I desired.
Walking into the gym and seeing all the trophies for body building and other body competitions, I knew that Jay and Sian knew what they were doing. I sat down with them both and we discussed my goals and what I wanted from the training, they gave me some advice and then we began. I was given a diet plan that worked with foods I enjoyed, after a few months of training I was noticing changes in my body and more importantly other people were noticing them too. Then came the time in which I said to Jay that I wanted to do a photo shoot due to the fact that I’m trying to break into the acting world and I had no topless photos in my portfolio, and who better to ask than the man who has been a fitness cover model.
That’s when the training and diet really amped up, I had to take in more meals and weigh my food. That was probably the most difficult part of the process weighing my food to make sure I was taking in the right amount of protein and carbs. Most people would see me and think “my god he must have a boring life, he has to work out, he then has to weigh his food, he has to go running, he can only eat chicken and vegetables, he must have no friends or social life to get that body.” The reality though is I have always lived by the philosophy that whilst I enjoy being healthy and having a good body I will never let it control me or my life. If my friends invite me out for a drink and meal I will go and drink and have burgers and ice cream believe me when I cheat I cheat heavy, It becomes a man vs. food challenge with me. I work hard to maintain the body I have so why not treat myself and eat what I want. Let your body be a temple for most of the time and let it be a theme park for a small time. Some people may also think I have loads of free time on my hands and no job, again far from it I work for my parents company helping them manage the business which can include long hours but also very different pattern shifts. For example one day I can be in work for 8:00am and leave at 4/5pm and then the very next day I have to be in work for 4:30am which means I’m waking up at 3:30am to get into work. If you want your goals only you can reach them, be your own motivation. Now for the main part of this is to really sing the song and dance of Jay and Sian at OnPoint training. Hand on heart without their knowledge, training but also their kind and friendly nature I would never be in the shape I am now. I’m currently in the best shape I have ever been and I’m only 23 I can’t wait to see where I can keep making improvements. I only hope that my story and journey does them justice in the amount of hard work that they put in, in order to make sure their clients are happy and reach their goals.
*please note results may vary from person to person