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A success for everyone?

Personal Training is of course our business, but the success stories belong to you and they make us so happy. Whilst delivery results is what we do, when you achieve them it literally makes our heart sings. We get to know our clients on such a personal level that when they succeed we really feel it with them. Read about some of our amazing clients and maybe you could become one.

Sophie Sykes

I am Autistic and have sensory processing disorder which impacts my ability to cope with new places, people and environments.  Having moved from full time dance into a teaching role I needed to maintain my fitness levels and health.  I decided Pilates could be perfect for me and could also help to reduce my stress and anxiety levels.

Having trained in Dance from 3 years old, I graduated with a level 6 diploma in professional dance at the age of 18.  Following my dance training I currently teach classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Contemporary at a local Dance school, this has been my life without change for 16 years.

I was incredibly nervous and worried at the prospect of starting Pilates however Starting with KT was very easy, her personality, style of teaching and the atmosphere of her studio were just right.

 It is very unusual for me to be able to start anything new without it having a major effect on my wellbeing , KT just has a really calming way of teaching, she listens and understands and ensures that I’m comfortable at all times, I train 4 times per week and have thoroughly enjoyed it from the first session.  

My training in dance, teaching experience and my Autistic brain have given me the ability to pick up Pilates very quickly however, in any other environment I wouldn’t  have come so far, or more likely I wouldn’t have walked through the studio door.

 KT has inspired (or pushed me?) me to become a qualified Pilates instructor myself.  Thanks KT

Mark Gould

When I was looking for a PT, I contacted several other local trainers and signed up with KTC as she was incredibly responsive and positive with my enquiries and I haven’t been disappointed since. I work with Sarah on a regular basis, it’s tough but fun and I’m enjoying the results. It’s a great studio, KT herself is lovely and it’s a friendly environment to get fitter.

Chris Lloyd

I can not speak highly enough of my experience of training with the KT, Sarah and the rest of the team at the studio. Firstly it’s a cool building with quirky bits of old meets new, there are some nice studio spaces and the equipment is perfect for 121 or small group sessions. There is always a welcoming vibe to the studio, but most importantly the teams knowledge is second to none. They they always provide a friendly yet challening environment to workout in whilst making it fun and helping me push to achieve my next goal. I have no hesitation in rating my experience 5 stars. Good work!

Gill Brailsford

I have been working with KT for just over a year. She helped me prepare my body for surgery in January, without her help, compassion and expertise I would not have recovered as quickly. After my surgery we started again on a 1:1 basis and re-built my strength, stamina and fitness. I have now lost the weight I put on during my recovery period and as well as doing the small group personal training sessions, I am rebuilding my core strength with KT using the pilates reformer and with Melody Dean in pilates classes. KT really pays attention to your individual needs and goals, I highly recommend her and her team

David Howarth

I came to KT after trying a couple of other personal trainers and have remained with KT for coming up to 4 years now. My knees have always been an issue and I am warding off replacements for as long as I can whilst maintaining a fun-filled life that includes lots of Skiing! Without KT’s knowledge I wouldn’t be able to maintain my fitness nor keep up my Skiing. She looks after my knee and her programmes keep me fit, sometimes to point of feeling like I am dying… but it’s what I asked for. She holds me back when needed and incorporates an amount of knee pre/rehabilitation into our sessions to keep the legs as strong as possible without irritating the joint further. She’s now a regular part of my Tuesday! 

Cathy Tripp

I’ve been working with KT now for 9 months in skinny jeans school and love it! I was a member of a local gym and thought I was relatively fit doing 2-3 spinning classes per week, 1 run and the odd weights class.

I thought the amount of exercise I was doing would surely give me the results I wanted, however, KT advised me to try a different way of training, strength training and working on toning up do a wide variety of exercises each session to keep me motivated.

I have to say she was right, she knows how hard to push me and the results I’ve had are amazing. I might not be the weight I want to be (yet…not far off) but the muscles are there ready underneath! Fabulous trainer who really knows her stuff!

Lisa Curran

Meeting KT has been life changing for me.

Before joining Skinny Jeans School I was regularly rowing and using the cross trainer without achieving results.  My aim was to tone up and lose a few pounds.  I am over the moon that I have consistently lost and my total loss is over a stone.  The classes have been fabulous for me and it has been so motivating to achieve weekly results.  My eating habits have changed for the better but I still (over) drink and indulge!

I have since joined KT’s Bootcamp and love it. The structure of training three times a week at 6.30am is exactly what I need to maintain my weighI am confident that I will maintain my new weight and shape.  I can’t speak highly enough of SJS.

Alison Johnson

Granted I am biased as KT is my daughter, but when she returned to Chester from overseas I was a size 16-18, eating way too much sugar and not taking any exercise. I was miserable, hated shopping and had no body confidence anymore. Having always been fit and active, I was blaming my weight gain on my under-active thyroid and had basically given up.

After relentless tutting each time I tried to eat cake and deny it, I started to eat healthier. I also started to train with KT three times a week either in personal training or joining her classes. The weight dropped off, my muscles became defined and my confidence started to come back. I started to enjoy shopping and didn’t hate looking in the mirror anymore.

At 63 I am fitter than I was at 33. I attend KT’s Bootcamp and do my best to keep up, but regardless I love to lift weights and squat jump with a great group of people at a wonderful studio!

Elle Woodyer-Bower

Normal gyms never appealed much to me. Even the one at my school. I knew I wanted to get fitter but, as a bit of a beginner, I found the atmosphere of exercising in large groups a bit off-putting. It was also always difficult to find the time to fit in around my studies and A level revision timetable.

So I signed up with KT for a flexible programme of one to one sessions which went on throughout my last few months of sixth form at school and over the subsequent summer holidays.

It worked out really well. I could learn to exercise properly in a safe professional environment and quickly gained in strength, fitness and confidence. KT was brilliant at designing a personalised programme for me and kept my motivation high with frequent changes of routine and her infectious and unyielding enthusiasm. She was also a great source of help on the dietary front providing lots of tips, hints and support as to what to eat to underpin the exercise programme (not always the easiest thing to do when you’re a constantly ravenous teenager, stressed by A levels and with a profound love of pizza).

I’m at university now on the south coast and have joined the gym on campus (something I would probably not have done before) but am looking forward to catching up with KT in my holidays to get a top up of her expertise and enthusiasm.

Andy Foley-Jones

KT is a pocket dynamo. She pushes you to your limits and beyond but manages to do this with humour and encouragement, even when your coordination sometimes fails you, The sessions are a blast and despite moments of despair (burpees, please no more), I really love training with KT. Recommend completely, without reservation. She’s also managed to improve my nutrition and take aways are a thing of the past (almost).

Steve Harris

I started personal training to get fitter and lose some weight – before long I was encouraged to enter my first triathlon!! A very daunting though for me. Kt carried out specifically triathlon training research and created a training plan very specific to my needs. The whole plan fit in with my work and home life, so the training didn’t interfere too much. I was able to cycle to work, run with the dog and take my boys swimming. This was all complimented with two strength training sessions a week, with absolutely kicked my butt! I’d been a member of a gym for 10 years and didn’t realise I didn’t know how to train until I started working with KT.

I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon in a time I could truly be proud of and I simply could not have done it without KT’s knowledge, help and encouragement. I also know that other personal trainers frequently ask KT for help with their clients and look to KT for advice on all things personal training.

Gus Tomlinson

I have been working with KT for a few months and plan to continue. She tailors every workout to my personal needs and mixes them up so that each one is different. I approached KT with what some girls would consider a strange goal, but a bigger and more pert bottom was what I wanted!

She made me hit the weights and I started to see results within a few months. I’ve taken pictures each month and am really pleased with the restyles. Not only does KT train me in the hour I spend with her, but she gives me a range of exercises that I can easily do at the gym or at home. For a ‘cardio person’ she has really introduced me to weight training and I love it.

Phil Carson

I first trained with KT 18 months ago to help me rehab my knee after a difficult couple of operations. I got so frustrated with katie! On and on and on with static excercises till I had almost had enough – but she knew best, wouldnt let me move on until all the strength and stability necessary to support a return to sport was in place. I never looked back after that and have enjoyed a fantastic year being one of her clients. Her classes are tough but fulfilling – nothing ever seems to repeat itself and she motivates like no other.

Im as fit at 58 as I felt at 38 plus my strength and flexibility has surprised me. Now my other knee has gone ive got all that rehab to look forward to!
Katie engenders a great sense of cameraderie among her clients and her joint classes are superb theres a kind of club atmosphere without the negative overtones that the chains bring to fitness establishments. She really cares about her clients
. Top trainer!

Sam MacDonald

KT has been more than just a Personal Trainer for me. She has helped to transform my life; after years of illness I had many issues not only physical but mental: from anxiety, lack of confidence and fear through to no stamina and general physical weakness.

KT tailored her approach to suit my needs. She was patient, empathic and very encouraging. This has enabled me to feel much stronger and fitter and more importantly I have gained confidence and have the energy to re-embark on a life that had been on hold for many years! I will be forever grateful to KT and her belief in me; as I am convinced if she had not had the ability to be an all round effective coach as well as trainer I would have quit after a couple of sessions.

Victoria Marshall

2 years ago I was a size 22 unfit and unhappy.
Katie has motivated and helped me sustain a size 12 much fitter body for the last 18 months. Awesome!

Hannah Middleton

A friend recommended KT Chaloner to me and I haven’t looked back. She’s not only a trainer, but also now a friend. I’ve lost 2 stone along the way and intend to lose another 2. KT is someone I look forward to seeing, which makes training so much easier to do at 7am at the start and end of a week.

The sessions are varied, but always with my goal in mind. I leave feeling thoroughly worked out and drive to work like I’ve been through the wringer, but it’s so worth it. She kept me on track with my eating and nights out in a healthy way. I’m allowed treats without feeling guilt, but know we still have a goal to achieve.

Chris Williams

I didn’t realise trainers like KT existed. I’ve been training with KT now for over 2 yeas and have gone from an unfocused gym goer to a focused guy who now competes in various racing events. What you get with KT is a personal touch that focusses on what you want to achieve as a person.

I have been taught many training techniques that have dramatically improved my fitness, strength and flexibility. I used to run along the streets, but now I run muddy events, go mountain biking and have completed in adventure races – and yes, all with KT as she supports not only training, but runs right along side you in the events. She event invites you to her weekends at Llandegla, so I’ve not only found a trainer, I’ve gained a friend.  Highly recommends. It’s not only great, it’s great fun.

Phillippa Stubbs

I started working with KT because I had piled on the pounds after having my baby. I’d set myself a goal to lose one dress size before my birthday, which was in 6 months so I felt it was completely realistic. I had no idea I’d look better than I did before I had my baby. After just 12 with with KT I started to notice the difference, which really motivated me to continue. I trained with KT twice a week and by the. time my birthday rolled around I’d from an uncomfortable size 12 to a size 8. Its not just the exercise sessions, its the home workouts and nutritional advice that has made the difference.

KT is an excellent motivator and has encouraged me to continue the hard work because it’s so worth it.

Laura Bretnall

KT was great with my teenage daughter!

She worked 4 sessions a week with Laura over the summer and not only did she lose a stone in weight, she got significantly fitter. KT built up a close trusting relationship with my daughter and improved her confidence and self belief both of which were low after problems with bullying at high school.

Carole Oldham

After a terrible operation I’d gained weight. I’m now slimmer, fitter and stronger than ever. I’m also a healthy size 10!

It had been about 12 months since my operation and I’d not only piled on the pounds, but become unfit and felt really down about myself. KT put me on a 12-week progressive programme that incorporated our 1 PT session each week, but also included workouts I was to do at the gym or home. KT also sent over recipes, meal plans and constantly monitored my food diary. In short, KT’s support has transformed my life over the last 12 months. Yes, through all the training, but more than that, through the education. I constantly look to KT for support, but the way she provides it means I have a much better idea of how to workout and eat properly.  I am fitter, stronger, leaner and happier with my body than ever before. I even went Windsurfing this year and can honestly say… I absolutely smashed it!!!!

I would highly recommend working with KT either through personal training, attending her workshops or just becoming a friend. She’s been excellent.

Janine Worthington

I’ve been working with KT now for 9 months in skinny jeans school and love it! I was a member of a local gym and thought I was relatively fit doing 2-3 spinning classes per week, 1 run and the odd weights class.

I thought the amount of exercise I was doing would surely give me the results I wanted, however, KT advised me to try a different way of training, strength training and working on toning up do a wide variety of exercises each session to keep me motivated.

I have to say she was right, she knows how hard to push me and the results I’ve had are amazing. I might not be the weight I want to be (yet…not far off) but the muscles are there ready underneath! Fabulous trainer who really knows her stuff!

Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person


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