Lyndsay Jardine

After having my second baby, I felt like I needed some professional help to put my body back together. I found my second pregnancy more difficult than my first and had to stop any really strenuous activity much earlier than I had to during my first pregnancy. That, coupled with an unexpected caesarean section meant that my body really didn’t feel like mine anymore. I consider myself to be an active person, but my abdominal muscles and back were a mess and I didn’t know where to begin to safely start putting it back together. Having regularly attended Box Circuits and Bootcamp prior to falling pregnant, I got in touch with Mark and asked his advice. He recommended a block of ten sessions with Lindsey.

When all was said and done, I did twenty sessions over a period of about 5 months, starting when my GP gave me the go ahead to start exercising at around 6 weeks post-partum. Lindsey was able to work around my schedule, coming out to my house two mornings a week. She was a wonderful trainer to work with, with a great personality and a real knack for motivating and encouraging me to push harder as my core muscles started to tighten back up. I needed someone who knew what a post-partum, post-section body needed to knit itself back together and I needed to see some results even when I was up all night with a new baby and I couldn’t reliably carve out any more than two hours a week for myself. I found Lindsey to be well informed and I appreciated the way that she was able to explain what exercises she wanted me to do, which muscles they would target, and why that was important for my fitness goals. At the end of the day, I lost about 16 pounds and could see a real, visible difference as my stomach and waistline tightened up from one week to the next. I could also feel my back and pelvis knit back together and grow stronger – I found it easier to lift my toddler and growing baby and didn’t feel like everything was going to fly apart when I moved any faster than a slow shuffle!

I would wholeheartedly recommend personal training from New Life without any reservations. In my experience, they are a great bunch of people, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about health and fitness, and they will help you achieve the fitness results that you are looking for.

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