"I had been an active sportswoman for most of my adult life but after retiring from team sport I had struggled to maintain regular physical activity. As a consequence I had steadily gained weight to the point where I was at the heaviest I had ever been. I had tried a number of diets with little or no success and I had built up a reasonable library of “self-help” books – most are still unread!!! I read about Fiona in the Halswell Newsletter and emailed her about her one-on-one sessions. Initially there were no vacancies for these so I attended some circuits. I was quite apprehensive due to the fact that my exercise programme had been almost non-existent for some time. Fiona made me feel at home straight away and encouraged me to challenge myself without making me feel uncomfortable or unable to meet the standard. After a few weeks I was able to begin the one-on-one sessions and I have continued with these and the circuit for the last 8 months. The one-on-one sessions have enabled me to keep on track with my eating – we discuss this each week and I have a weigh in. It was also great in that it allowed me to work on some of my techniques for the circuit exercises – in the past when I had joined gyms I had felt isolated so it was great to have that individual time with Fiona. At this stage I have lost a total of 19kgs and I now look forward to my exercise sessions rather than putting it off for another day! Fiona is amazingly positive and helps you to believe you can do it!!! I know I would not have achieved the results I have without this support and positivity. Fiona is my point of difference with all the other attempts I have made to become more active, eat healthier and lose weight. I cannot recommend Fiona and the programmes she offers more highly – you won’t regret it."
"It’s only 8 weeks ago since I first met Fiona and enjoyed my first personal training session with her. It was hard work but she chatted, laughed, demonstrated, guided gently and told me I was “awesome”, and I believed her! She motivated me to put in the work between sessions and I diligently logged what I did. I was probably leaving it a bit late to decide to get some help to strengthen my core for a walking holiday starting in 9 weeks, but we carried on and then I started to notice some changes. My walks uphill started getting easier, my exercise gear was a bit looser, my balance and even memory seemed better. Next week, this 60-something lady heads off to Spain to walk the Camino, now feeling confident about the 780km ahead of me. Thanks Fiona for all your tips, encouragements and the inspiration to stay fit and healthy into my future."
"I have been attending Fi’s Group Circuits for 18 months, but decided to step it up a few notches by seeking her Personal Training assistance.…online….Through emails, texts and weekly chats at Group Circuit sessions Fi has helped me to make changes that are sustainable and that get results. After just 3 months I now feel much fitter and stronger than I have for a long time – it’s still a work in progress, but at last count I have lost 7 kilo’s, including several centimetres especially from my waistline, thighs and upper arms. Through guidance on being more aware of what I put in my body, and why, making healthy food choices (most of the time!), along with regular exercise using Fi’s personalised fitness programs, I have felt motivated and inspired to be awesome (as Fi is often heard to say ). Fi has the experience and knowledge, along with good humour, to get the best out of you and a wonderful friendly and supportive attitude. I have already achieved far better results than I had expected and really look forward to continuing to improve with Fi’s help."
"Being closer to 60 than 50 I was looking for a long term plan to get and keep me fit, healthy and active into ‘old age’. It wasn’t as easy to find the perfect person to help me as you might think. My research led me to Fiona – well qualified, experienced, mature, time flexible and affordable were my criteria. From the moment I met Fiona I knew I’d found “the one”. To begin with I had one simple measure of success that I shared with her. I ride horses but couldn’t get on my horse from the ground – once I could do that I knew I was making progress. She didn’t flinch at my strange goal – we just go to it. Then I set my boundaries higher. I committed to an expedition to walk 350kms over 23 days carrying a full backpack of between 15 and 20 kgs, at altitudes that equaled or exceeded Mt Cook. Fiona got me fit and ready to meet the challenge and to prove it there’s a photo of me at the highest peak. Without her help I would never have been able to make that epic journey. I will be forever grateful to her for making that possible for me."
"When you have found a great service or product , I want share it with others – so that’s what I’m doing! I really wanted to improve my fitness and regain my strength but had no a clue where to start? At 45 with four children, life is a tad hectic. I found Fiona Myers who offered a 40 minute mini group workout which was awesome. Fiona is welcoming and approachable, she checks in during the week to see if we are still alive, and is full on tips and tricks about nutrition, in-fact keeping a food diary was key for me over the first few weeks – I learnt so much about better options of food choices that were sustainable– a good eye opener! In my first term ( 10 weeks) I lost 11 cm around my waist, my body shape was better and lost over 8kg. Today I’m so much stronger- I have muscles that I didn’t know I had and had, and an overall feeling of having more energy. The mini groups are perfect for me as I’m time bound and don’t have a large amount of time put aside to exercise. It get you going and a great way to have some focused me-time."
"I joined the mini groups as I like working closely with a trainer, but I also like the ‘push’ of working in a group. I loved the idea of the mini groups as I have a few injuries and knew that Fi would be able to keep a close eye on my technique etc. I have found the group very motivating, and I always look forward to my session. Our sessions are always varied, but Fi always takes time to explain/show us the exercises as we go and will help me scale exercises to suit, but also pushes me when needed. I feel like my fitness has achieved, and I am defintely feeling better about myself physically and mentally. Id highly recommened the mini sessions (or anything of Fi’s for that matter) to any woman wanting to better themselves."
"I have been going to the mini groups for a year. They are an awesome way to exercise in a fun and friendly environment. Each week the exercises are different and Fiona is a great motivator. Highly recommend!!"