"I first met Laura in 2011 when she became a Personal Trainer at Matt Roberts gym in Chelsea. Her approach to training is calm, measured and always tailored to the client, rather than being a one-size-fits-all method. When I started training with Laura, I was shedding the last pounds of baby weight following the birth of my twins 18 months previously: Laura soon dispatched the excess and focussed her efforts on building muscle mass to improve metabolism. Thanks to her not only making me understand the importance of weight training, but also imparting so much of her nutritional expertise, I've managed to maintain a pretty much constant weight ever since. I have nothing but good things to say about Laura, both professionally and as a delightful person to know."
Kate Slesinger - Publishing Director, House & Garden magazine
"Laura has been my personal trainer for almost two years in London, and I could not have been more pleased with her guidance and the results. She has the secret sauce for what good personal training is all about. Laura has good discipline and method, is personable and easy to work with. She consistently pushes you to test your physical boundaries, while making you want to come back for more."
Alberto de Benedictus - CEO, Aerospace company
"David is an excellent personal trainer, I know David as both a friend and a trainer, and although close friends he always maintains his professionalism and work ethic. I trained under David's instruction for 3 months before I was due to go travelling. Needless to say if I were staying I would still be training with him.
The differences I noticed in the 3 months were significant and impressive. With David's knowledge he can devise great plans not just for working out but for general lifestyle advice like diet. He tailored a workout and diet plan specific to my needs, and I was very happy with the outcome. I will not hesitate in contacting David when I decide to train again. He was knowledgeable about both training and nutrition, and gave me the motivation I needed to train as hard as I could and he pushed me to reach my potential."
"Laura is an all-rounded personal trainer. She worked on my physical side as well as adivising me on nutrition, well being and developing a strong, positive attitude. Laura is an accomplished sportswoman herself who keeps on progressing herself, which is very admirable and motivational. "
"Laura is an excellent trainer. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient and supportive, she gives you the help and encouragement to move from one level of fitness to another. I first started working with Laura after a couple of slipped discs and some day surgery and her approach was sensitive, smart and, most importantly, has got my confidence, flexibility and basic fitness back again.
Even now we have stopped sessions with her move north again, I still have a routine of stretches and exercises that serve me well on transatlantic flights to New York or in hotel rooms in Asia. I would recommend her wholeheartedly not just for what she does but also how she does it."
Julian Mylchreest - Global Head of Oil, Gas and Power Client Coverage, Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London
"Laura has not only been inspirational as a trainer, but has encouraged me to reach a level of fitness I have not had for years. I first saw Laura to increase my general level of fitness, but she quickly realised that my fear of being breathless was holding me back (I am asthmatic with a family history of breathing problems). With her help and encouragement I have managed to be able to control my breathing, so that running, cycling & rowing now form a natural part of my exercise routine - although I still prefer weights (sorry Laura!).
Additionally, Laura's ability to tailor my sessions around my broken foot - which happened only months after she started training me - meant that I missed only one week’s training and was able to maintain and indeed increase the level of fitness I had attained before my accident. Her unflagging enthusiasm has - most definitely in spite of myself (I speak as a confirmed exercise-phobic) - set me on the road to a whole new, more energetic me as she has encouraged me to incorporate exercise into my daily life, away from the gym - and the results are plain to see. Thanks a million Laura."
"My husband and I have trained with Laura since 2012 and during that time she has been a constant source of encouragement and inspiration regarding exercise and nutrition. Her calm approach coupled with a friendly but firm "you can do it" has turned our training sessions into an enjoyable experience. In particular her stretching exercises are to be particularly commended and we wish her every success in her new venture"
"David is a very motivational and encouraging personal trainer. Before I met David I had a personal trainer who didn't cater the sessions to what I wanted. David takes all of my personal goals into account when he writes my workout plan. I find my workout sessions with David very enjoyable and visit the gym more regularly because of his motivation"
"Working with David and Laura has proven to be hugely rewarding for me. They have developed both personal training regimes and diet advice that has allowed me to meet and exceed all the goals I have set myself. From the initial consultation onwards they have been incredibly easy to work with and talk to about what I wanted to achieve in terms of fitness levels, physique and weight. Always able to motivate me, they get the very best out of me in every session. Professional, yet friendly and approachable, with exceptional facilities in the very heart of Knutsford, I can't recommend Nxtep highly enough."
"Since coming to Nxtep I have actually started to enjoy training and I now love to see how far I can push myself. The session plans and diet tips that David has prepared for me have helped me lose 17kg, this has helped to further motivate me in my training. It has been great to have fun while achieving my goals and I look forward to progress further in my training. David has motivated me the whole time helping me to achieve my goals in a non-pressured and fun-filled environment."
“Laura is a lovely kind trainer, she quickly learns your strengths and weakness and pushes you enough for you to see results quickly but without pushing you over the edge. She also gives great nutritional advise and the studio is top notch. I would certainly recommend her to my friends and family.”
"In years gone by I used to have gym memberships…I dutifully paid my subs and then found every excuse under the sun to avoid going, so ended up eventually cancelling. As the years went by and my fitness levels declined, I found myself intimidated by the whole idea of attending a gym. But after seeing wise words and fitness advice from Laura in local publications I decided to be brave and venture in to Nxtep – it was the best decision ever.
The one to one sessions ensure things are focused on your goals, they devise programmes that challenge and constantly encourage you to strive for that last bit of energy to complete the set of reps. The fact that you know David or Laura are there waiting for you to turn up focuses the mind and helps avoid those all too common excuses of ‘I haven’t got the time’, or ‘I am too tired’.
Whilst I frequently complain as I toil away at my programme, the team at Nxtep have managed to keep me going back week after week and I am amazed that I can actually say I am enjoying it! I still have a long way to go but I am getting there with their help, the benefits to my fitness and general wellbeing have been immense.
As I say, crossing their threshold was the best decision I made in 2016!"