January 2019. I was 42, single, overweight, eating and drinking far too much. I wasn’t happy. My clothes didn’t fit, I was working long hours and I was shattered. Traveling around the UK and away from home 2/3 nights a week. I was in fact. Miserable. Would anyone have noticed or realised? Probably not as I hid it well. I eventually found KT and fast forward by 9 months...
My body shape has changed, my outlook has changed, I am happier in myself, I have lost weight slowly and consistently for the last 9 months. My weight, body fat and BMI all reduced significantly over the last 12 months. I still have the occasional excuse but now if I have a bad meal - that doesn’t turn into a bad day and therefore does not turn into a bad week.
I still have work to do and I am on a journey (with KT) and I know I can still push myself. I don’t feel the pressure though from KT to obsess with my diet / lifestyle. I put that responsibility onto myself as I can see how far I have come. Is it easy? No. But with the right support network and the right trainer, it is achievable.
Thanks to KT I am a better version of me and I know my worth. I am fitter, healthier and happier. The secret to the last year has to be having a good friend to support you and the right PT like KT Chaloner by your side.
If you are looking for a PT who understands you, will work with you and ensure you push yourself to achieve your goals – it has to be KT.
If I can do it anyone can.
Until a few years ago the idea of me working with a PT was a distant dream. Chronic back pain since childhood and crunchy knees were really the least of my worries. I was overweight, very overweight. A massive 6 stone loss has put me where I continue to maintain today. The pain in my back continued and I was advised to seek 1-2-1 pilates. I had often driven past KT’s studio and always thought what a cool place it looked to work out. But more so, no mass classes and nobody to stand and judge. Following consultation with KT I remember her telling me that she thought I was capable of doing more than I thought I was! I committed to 12 weeks of 1-2-1 PT twice a week. Some 16 months later I am still here. Back pain is something that no longer features in my daily routine and at 51 years old I am delighted that I am the healthiest and fittest that I have EVER been in my life. KT changes my sessions regularly and I never know what’s coming next!
In March Covid was upon us, KT had to close the studio. Seamlessly my PT sessions moved online to the comfort of my lounge but not only that I was able to increase my exercise by taking part in KT’s online weekday bootcamp sessions. There has been a welcome change in my fitness yet again and the online sessions are so convenient - I am up and live on zoom at 7am and getting ready for work at 8am without even leaving the house! The added convenience is being able to watch the classes back at a later time.
I am so glad I chased that distant dream and without KT’s motivation and passion I wouldn't be where I am today!
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!