Jonathan & Guenaelle Watson

Jonathan & Guenaelle Watson, St.Albans

Somewhere between the a few triathlons, plodding the streets of St Albans, the odd injury and work taking more time than it should, we’d both fallen out of love with sport. We needed to kick start things and try to do something that felt different.

Neither of us had tried personal training before and were a little wary, but from day one, Dennis got us – his passion for his job really shines through.
He builds us fun, varied programmes that we do with him, or on our own – they started by focusing on the basics, but quickly moved to improving our core stability. Over the last few months, we’ve steadily increased our flexibility, strength and stamina. Dennis pushes us and gets us out of his comfort zone, but doesn’t break us.
We sleep better, stand better, sit better, feel more alert at work and are far more conscious about what we eat (and drink) than ever before.
Overall we’ve never felt better, are totally injury free and are both getting nicely toned. All this on one or two sessions with Dennis a week. It really does make a difference and we couldn’t recommend him enough.

Kate Eldridge

Kate Eldridge, St.Albans

I first went to Dennis back in Summer 2018 riddled with injuries and post knee surgery. I needed help to get myself training in the way that it made my knees stronger, and to get my confidence back to step into the gym. Dennis has helped me with all of that. In a few short weeks, I was feeling stronger and most importantly, happier. I love lifting heavy weights, something I never thought I would do, and genuinely look forward to our weekly sessions. The hour always flies by and training is a pleasure. He’s a top man who really knows everything do with training, fitness and nutrition. He can answer all of my questions. and tailors all training sessions around me and what I need and what I want to gain in the future. Thank you SO much!

Chris Stark

Chris Stark, St.Albans

I started training with Dennis last summer and it has been my first experience of structured and tailored exercise. Dennis has provided me with achieveable goals, motivation and lifestyle changes along with a varied programme. We train either in the park or in the gym and the session variation ensures you are constantly challenged.

The sessions are hard but extremely rewarding. Dennis pays close attention to the areas where you need improvement and pushes you outside of your comfort zone. However, he doesn’t push you to the point of injury, with his knowledge/awareness of the various muscle groups and recovery periods always ensuring that you feel exhausted but not uncomfortable.

Dennis has given me great advice on diet and nutrition which has proved very beneficial. He has raised my awareness of food and the body which makes me think about what I do outside of the 2 sessions we do each week.With Dennis’s help I am on the road to where I want to be. The sessions are a very worthwhile investment of time and money and we actually have some fun along the way. Dennis is an extremely personable and nice guy, I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Kathryne Robinson

Kathryne Robinson, St.Albans

Dennis is a great PT. He has been able to pitch the training sessions I have had with him at exactly the right level. This sounds easy but actually is not. He is the first person I have found that has managed to achieve this. He assessed my specific needs and aims and pitched the sessions so I improved slowly and steadily. This has been the key to my,and his success, in training me so I can be fit for everyday life. I first started training with Dennis on walking sticks after many years of reduced mobility and following 2 hip replacements.

His knowledge of physiology and which parts of the body to focus on to get me walking again, as well as his focus on my goals to improve my fitness, has been fantastic and the key to success.I can highly recommend him as a PT.

My father now trains with him too. He also has seen results, has been encouraged to see the benefits of exercise, and is enjoying the training. Thanks Dennis, you’ve made a big difference to our lives!

Nick Hayhurst

Nick Hayhurst, St.Albans

Dennis has been my personal trainer for coming up to 8 months now, twice a week, prior to this I trained very inconsistently and consequently with very little progress. In addition, when it came to good nutrition, I realise now that I didn’t have a clue. From the first meeting with Dennis what struck me the most was his professionalism and his attention to detail and this has continued with every session. Be it cardio, weight training, nutrition or general wellbeing, Dennis has been able to bring a huge amount of experience and guidance. I thought I knew lots of stuff, but I really didn’t!

I have made more progress physically in the last 8 months than I have in the last 8 years, but also I have learnt so much about all aspects of fitness that I can take away with me.Yes he is professional, yes he is committed, but he is also fun to be around which makes the training sessions more enjoyable than they might be.

Katie Lees

Katie Lees, Welwyn

I have always been fit and healthy and when I was younger played a range of competitive sports many times a week.  Several years ago I underwent an operation on my foot which had a recovery period of a full year.  Following my year off exercise of any kind, I attempted to get back to my old fitness levels.  However, no matter what I tried, I seemed to pick up niggling injuries which would put me out of action for anywhere between two weeks and three months.  Fed up of having my return to fitness continually stalling I decided to commit to having a personal trainer.

First, and most importantly, Dennis took the time to listen to my fitness history as well as my goals for training.  Whilst my main concern was returning to fitness whilst avoiding injury I also wanted to get to a good enough level to be able to compete in triathlons.  Following this Dennis put together a comprehensive programme which would first strengthen muscle groups to ensure injury was avoided and then focus on improving the endurance and speed required to complete triathlons.

During sessions Dennis explains clearly the exercises he is asking you to perform to ensure that you get the most from every movement.  In addition, he explains the benefits of each exercise to help build the picture of how it fits into your overall training.  The sessions are challenging but fun – you are pushed further than you would push yourself.  The result is that the improvements in muscle tone, stamina and speed are rapid.  I now feel fitter and stronger than ever and, most importantly, am injury free.I have no hesitation in recommending Dennis as a personal trainer.  He is fun to work with and helps you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Paul Newland

Paul Newland, Welwyn

In December 2014 I was enjoying a first outing at the Olympic Velodrome until the inevitable happened and I ended up falling off at high speed and finding myself with a dislocated shoulder. Following a few months of physiotherapy, I was looking for a personal trainer who could get me back up to strength but without the risk of causing further damage. Dennis has been training me for several weeks now and we are starting to move on to more exerting training and I will continue to use him to maintain my (somewhat low) levels of fitness. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Karen Molloy

Karen Molloy, St. Albans

I have been training with Dennis for over a year now and it’s my first experience of working with a PT. I had put on weight and was feeling generally unfit and unhealthy. I was quite nervous to start with but Dennis has been fantastic! He is highly professional, very knowledgable and extremely motivating. I am now lifting weights which I never would have done myself and my confidence has really grown. I’ve lost the weight I needed to and I am fitter and stronger than ever. I feel so much healthier and completely hooked on exercise! No two sessions are the same and I always feel challenged by the varied training sessions. The nutrition and diet advice from Dennis has been invaluable and really made a difference to my health and well being.

Peter Lees

Peter Lees, St.Albans

Dennis is a brilliant Personal Trainer. He specialises in: helping individuals with orthopaedic and muscular problems; stretching tendons to their natural absolute limit; restoring muscle mass and strength; making people in adverse circumstances feel good; appreciating and tolerating his clients’ foibles and twisted senses of humour; and doing his very best for them. His excellence is exceeded only by his excellence.

Hayley Bilantz

Hayley Bilantz, St. Albans

Dennis has been great.  The eating plan he prepared for me felt fairly easy to follow and was personal to me.  He is a great personal trainer, very supportive, encouraging and challenging.  However, I think what really sets Dennis apart is his depth of expertise and knowledge around the human body, and his ability to observe, calibrate and correct posture and movement. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Elizabeth Chandler

Elizabeth Chandler, St. Albans

Dennis is an incredible personal trainer. I have always been into keeping fit and healthy but Dennis has helped me to break boundaries and complete exercises and programmes, I didn’t know I was capable of.

After a scary rare episode of inflammation on my spinal cord, just over a year ago, I wasn’t sure I would every get full use of my hand back. I could not exercise for months and after my Physio finished and I was able to use my hand again I signed up to train with Dennis, to help build up my fitness. Now 6 months later, I have gone from strength to strength and I am easily the strongest and fittest I have ever been.

Dennis has taught me that exercise isn’t just a session in the gym, it is a lifestyle change and a life time commitment. It is about getting the best out of yourself and always pushing yourself to the limit. I am now training for my first ever sprint triatholon in October, something I can say I never thought I would do.
Thank you Dennis you have been a great PT and an inspiration and I look forward to continuing to work with you.