Success Stories

Here are some testimonials and reviews from my healthier, happier clients.

Whilst everyone’s challenges, specific goals, commitment and motivation are different, I hope that these testimonials help to inspire you to see what is possible with the right coach helping you along the way. 

Nigel Whittle
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Without exaggeration Katie has saved me from a degenerative slide into high blood pressure, low self esteem and an expanding waistline! Running has always been a passion, but years of training incorrectly left my posture and legs in a poor state resulting in extreme muscular pain if I tried to run even short distances. De-motivated and unable to train properly, my health deteriorated to a worrying level which Katie brought to my attention during a health check. From my symptoms she could tell immediately what the problem was and knew how to fix it. Over the past five months with a mixture of massage therapy, bespoke training programmes and a lot of encouragement she has targeted and corrected multiple problems and has vastly improved my physical fitness and health. I am now running 12 miles pain free and have entered the Wilmslow half marathon... a mere dream six months ago! She continually monitors and records change making progress clearly measurable. Her method of coaching is highly motivating and sessions are always very rewarding. I would strongly recommend Katie to anyone in need of rehabilitation or who is serious about self improvement.
Abigail Holt
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I have been training with Katie for over a year whilst I am waiting for a total hip replacement operation. My treating surgeon has advised that, given that I’m only 40, I have to put it off for as long as possible. Katie has devised sessions aimed at strengthening the muscles and structures supporting my hip joint. The coaching has increased my strength and helped me retain as much flexibility as possible, which has maximized my already limited walking distance. It has also helped me lose a little weight, which has further eased my joint pain. I am confident that I will be in the best shape possible when I undergo my operation. I also hope to recover from the surgery and get back to work faster as a result of being fit. Katie is knowledgeable and sensible, listens to feed back, is pleasant and reliable. She has always been flexible to accommodate my changing professional commitments and, given some notice, will always try to re-arrange sessions if asked.
Terry Norman
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I have recently had a major orthopaedic operation involving the total replacement of both knees. In preparation for this, I took up the coaching services of Re-activ8, for three to four months prior to the operation, and for around six months through the recovery period following the operation. The programme involved a supervised and targeted exercise regime designed to strengthen the leg muscles, which is essential to enable a full recovery from total knee replacement. The programme also included supervised and assisted stretching exercises and targeted massage. This was supplemented by a special diet throughout the pre and post operation period. The diet included special organic health food supplements, vitamin, mineral and enzyme supplements, plus a detoxification regime. The results have been nothing less than astonishing. The benefits were clearly apparent from the speed and the quality of my recovery immediately following the operation, and in the speed of rehabilitation since. Six months after the knee replacement I am able to conduct a full range of activities including swimming, cycling, bowling, normal day-to-day activities and walking good distances with confidence and strength. On the basis of my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Re-activ8 for high quality targeted coaching services and advice.
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Justine Williams
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I decided to have personal training after struggling to get back in shape after the birth of my second child and I have to say that it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am thoroughly enjoying my coaching sessions and I am losing weight in a safe and sustainable way and receiving sound nutritional advice. Katie makes each workout challenging, creative and enjoyable. She is a great motivator constantly encouraging me to push beyond my perceived limits to get results, correcting my form, giving alternative exercises, explaining how muscles work, and why each exercise is used. Katie’s experience and knowledge regarding health, fitness and nutrition is first class and I appreciate all that she has done for me so far as I strive to achieve my fitness goals.
Anil Ghelani
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I suffered multiple strokes, which left me paralysed down my left side, and as a result I gained a lot of weight. Since training with Katie I have lost 28lbs of fat and have greatly improved mobility and confidence. The sessions are always varied so that I don’t get bored, I have a lot of fun with the boxing and I am getting stronger all the time.
Mandy Whittaker
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I've always been large and after having my daughter I had lots of baby weight to loose, but I was very self conscious and felt I needed a coach I could be 100% comfortable with. When I first met Katie I couldn't even lift my legs off the floor, now I’m stronger, fitter, healthier, 2 stone lighter and counting and have found muscles I didn't even know existed! Because Katie listens to what you want and need, it means you actually achieve the results you want and need. She really has made an amazing positive impact on my life. I have a first class coach but have also gained a new friend. I don't know what I’d do without her.
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Maureen O'brien
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I would highly recommend Re-activ8. . Katie is highly knowledgeable about health and passionate about encouraging and supporting all aspects of health : the physical, mental health and wellbeing. The commitment to her clients and the unique delivery of a programme tailor made to address individual concerns is 1st rate. I have just completed a 40 day wholefood programme and with Katie’s expertise and support have reaped the benefits in terms of increased physical energy, improved skin tone, better gut health and well-being. Katie is committed to improving all aspects of clients health and her approach is invaluable. As someone who would not feel comfortable seeking input from the health industry I am pleased I reached out to Katie and delighted with the results.
Emma Dawson
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I have just completed a Whole Food course with Kate. I thought the course was really informative. I learnt a lot about food and how it makes you feel which I never really thought about before. I was always an emotional eater and I have felt so much better since eating whole foods. My skin,mood and fittness has improved loads. Kate is fantastic and really knowledgeable and has helped me to change my relationship with food. Would highly recommend. Thank you for all your help x
Elsa Little
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Katie has tremendously helped me over the past year with an ongoing shoulder injury. She is very thorough in her analysis and gave me a comprehensive plan to not just get better, but to get stronger. She is focused on getting to the root of the problem and gave me sound advice about my posture and gave me multiple stretches and exercises I could do from home. I continue going to Katie even though I am now injury free! She is a very talented massage therapist and I continue to see her to prevent injuries in the future. Highly recommend!
Karen Keighley
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I have learnt so much from Katie this year, the water month was probably the one that has really stayed with me and I always drink my 2 bottles full while I'm at work.. it's become a habit!! Love how all the lessons are delivered with humour and a sense that Katie practices what she preaches!! Really focusing on my sleep at the moment and feel so much better! 🖤🖤🖤
Richard Brindley
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5star service that I would recommend to anyone with an injury or recurring problem. Katie was great with my shoulder injury and through a combination of her initial assessment, targeted massage and being taught some specific stretches that I could do quickly at home my problem went away after a small number of sessions. This experience differs considerably from another physio in didsbury which made my problem at the time worse and was very much focused on paid treatment and getting me to come back again and again. The key thing I found with Katie was she explained and justified everything and has given me the tools to solve as much as I can myself and hopefully not need paid treatment again which is very admirable.
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Paula Berry
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I first began attending Relaxation and stretch sessions with Katie at the beginning of lock down. As a mental health nurse I was increasingly aware of my own anxieties and wasn’t doing much about it. Katie’s approach is different from many personal trainers and coaches. She focussed on what is important to you..not what’s on her agenda. She uses and eclectic approach and reminds you that life is for living! If you want an innovative, friendly, useful and practical way to improve your diet, sleep, mood and general well-being then this is for you.
Andrea Higgins
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I'm really pleased with my recent exercise programs with Katie. She listened intently to my issues and goals and adapted the routines to suit my needs; it's reassuring knowing she's there for support whenever I need it!
Ben Thorp
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What a great way for me start my day. I've been training with Katie 2-3 times a week for sometime now and can confidently say that without having her there to motivate me and push me through new PB's week to week I would've given up and probably be trying some new fad diet no doubt! Katie not only motivates me but builds bespoke routines to strengthen needed areas and improve flexibility. Would massively recommend for anyone!!!!
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