I have been using Caroll for a number of years now on a personal basis and can highly recommend her.
Caroll is extremely friendly and always makes me feel comfortable and at ease. My safety with the use of an effective posture is always prioritised. She is highly knowledgeable and with her experience and professional demeanour , I could not recommend her enough!
Training with Caroll changed my life. She really understands fitness and is passionate about helping people like me. I started putting on weight in my thirties and couldn’t figure out how to lose it. I had given up on ever being slim again when I met Caroll. She told me I was not doing the right type of exercise and needed to do weight training. At first I was a bit intimidated by training in a gym of bodybuilders but Caroll made me feel completely at ease and taught me how to lift weights correctly and safely.
I started seeing results within weeks and lost all the weight I had gained over the years, nearly two stone or 12kg, within couple of months. I continue to train with her to maintain my body shape and keep progressing, and at nearly 40 now I am fitter than ever and I look younger than I did before!
When I met Caroll my weight was increasing and fitness plateaued despite various attempts at diet and exercise. I had become very demotivated with trying to improve either. Caroll took me in hand! She was realistic, measured and totally evidence based in her approach. She didn’t promise instant changes and didn’t say it would be easy. However with her skill and knowledge, she made it very enjoyable and a lot faster that I would have thought possible!
Caroll also made significant efforts to tailor her advice and session to what would work sustainably around my work and other key commitments: it’s all very well when people say “If you want it you will prioritise it”, but Caroll understands that these sorts of statements are pretty empty when parents need visiting and work needs doing! She personally tailored our programme to allow me to view fitness activities with her as a joy rather than another obligation.
Her dietary advice was absolutely spot on and I have kept with it, losing weight, getting stronger, less ill and not feeling hungry or having food fomo! Caroll does not peddle pseudoscience and hollow motivational statements – she is the solid real deal with a wealth of knowledge, experience and practical, useable know how. Just ask her adventures around the world! I would recommend Caroll whole heartedly.
Caroll worked with me on developing my core body stability. This was a particular concern of mine as my mother, who had recently died, suffered from severe osteoporosis. I was keen to avoid this. Caroll therefore concentrated on a combination of aerobic exercise, pulleys and exercises using the stability balls.
The second period was triggered when, after a long break from personal training, I met Caroll at my gym. She noticed that I was hobbling and asked what the problem was. I booked a session with her and that was a springboard for my improved mobility! At that first session, Caroll immediately diagnosed that I had excessive pronation in my right ankle. She identified my footwear as exacerbating the problem and advised me on a suitable running shop at which to buy a new and more supportive pair of trainers. By the very next day, I was already walking more easily.
From there, Caroll went on to devise a programme of exercise specific to my personal needs. We worked on strengthening my lower leg and ankle muscles, firming up my abdominals and worked further on my core body muscles. We did a lot of work with free weights and pulleys, as well as floor exercises. This complemented the treatment I was having with my podiatrist.
I really enjoy training sessions with Caroll. I find her style very engaging and motivating. She builds up my confidence and stretches me to do my best. On top of that, she is a very warm and friendly person. The time flies by when we are training together!
Caroll Kerner is professional, proficient and personable. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a personal trainer.