Over the last 10 years, we’ve helped 100’s of clients achieve amazing results with weight/fat loss, health and fitness and performances for sport. Check out some of our best testimonials below.
"My wedding day was March 21st and not only did folks compliment me on how great I looked, they pointed out how amazing my arms looked too!
I’d never had toned arms before and my bingo wings were finally gone! Instead of hiding from the camera on my wedding day, I never once thought about my weight or how I looked.
This peace of mind was the greatest gift Gavin could have given me."
"Six months on, here I am feeling in the BEST shape of my adult life.
Although I have only lost about 6kg in weight, my body shape is completely transformed and the clothes that had become uncomfortably tight / unwearable are now all hanging off me / in the bin (I shall be sending Gav the bill for the entire new wardrobe I have had to buy!).
I have now made a genuine and permanent change to the way I eat and think about food, gained a real commitment out working out and feeling healthy and I’m determined not to slip back into my old ways.
Most importantly I feel really HEALTHY and full of energy, rather than being constantly tired."
"Last summer a good friend of mine decided he wanted to climb Kilimanjaro and my siblings decided they wanted us all to run the London Marathon.
I told Gav all of this and we started on a proper training plan.
I definitely enjoyed both Kilimanjaro and the marathon a lot more because of Gavin’s training and tips along the way.
The goals were achievable but because I was prepared for them properly I had the energy and belief in myself thanks to Gavin."
"I’m very happy with the results that I achieved when training with Gav.
His knowledge about nutrition and training is second to none and I think my pictures speak for themselves.
I never imagined I could achieve this type of condition. For anyone looking to compete in a fitness/bodybuilding show, please contact Gav as he seriously knows what he is doing.
I used to be in the gym 5-6 times a week working my bum off at gym classes, constantly on the treadmill/cross-trainer and eating what I thought was healthy but never got the results I wanted, until I started training with Gav.
Gav taught me more about getting in shape in the past few months, than years of going to the gym. His passion for health and fitness is contagious, and the results are obvious!
My body has never looked better, and I have Gav to thank for it!
"I signed up to the competition with hopes it would give me the extra pressure I needed to make significant changes in my fitness and shape… and it did!
I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive or knowledgeable PT than Gav, he was there all the way encouraging me on.
Gav has such a passion and it is contagious, not only that, the amount I have learnt both about training and health is almost overwhelming. The competition was worth every penny, the effort and training has really paid off."
"I was hoping for a good result in the competition but I never thought I would end up winning it. I am really proud and I will continue working with Eighty20Lifestyle to get myself to the next level. Without them it would not have been possible!
After the 6 week competition I flew straight to the Maldives and posted my first beach picture on Facebook. The replies I got from people were amazing! People were asking me if I had a personal trainer and where I had been hiding my body for the last years. They just could not believe it and to be honest neither could I.
I felt great, looked great and was really happy with myself."
"I lost 13 kg in 4 months and it was great to go back home for Christmas and see everyone’s reaction. They were amazed to see what I achieved in such a short amount of time and they were even more amazed when I told them that all I did was weight-lifting once a week combined with tabatas and sprints.
The moment I started training with Eighty20Lifestyle my life has changed and it is not only about the lost kilograms but also about the gained confidence and respect for myself
I never looked so good in my life and it is because I learned so much about healthy dieting and exercising."
"So I woke up one day and realised that despite the fact that I cycled 80-90 miles a week to and from work I didn’t really like what I saw – I was middle aged and really looked it!
I started training with Eighty20Lifestyle, listened and absorbed what they had to say – I took it all on board and have acted on most of it but not necessarily all at the same time.
I’m loving the “journey” and do see it very much as that. I don’t usually do this type of testimonial but Eighty20 is more than just a Personal Training. Lifestyle coaching and fitness guru is a better description and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants to make a change to their life."
"I have always struggled with my weight since I was a teenager, never really knowing how to shift it effectively. I discovered Eighty20Lifestyle and started training with Gavin twice a week.
With me being vegetarian it has always been difficult trying to make my suggested daily protein intake that Gavin suggested but by having two protein shakes EVERY day I can do that and easily.
Losing this weight has made a massive positive impact on my life and I just went out and bought new gym clothes 2 sizes smaller than before. Thank you Gav, you are fantastic."
"Over the years I’ve found that its getting harder and harder to shed that winter coat. I knew that my cavalier attitude to my friend beer was going to have to change.
We progressed steadily over the weeks, the body fat dropped off and the muscle appeared. So I think I can pat myself on the back for working hard during my sessions but I have still enjoyed myself at the same time.
I’ve seen my strength increase significantly and achieved my body fat goal in time for my trip. I dropped over 3 inches from my waist line which was a real shocker as I slipped into a pair of 32” waist trousers for the first time in… well a lot of years!"
"I exercised regularly but the Pump classes weren’t making much headway against the gin & tonics I knew I was drinking too often.
Gav got me moving, kept me motivated and gave us a gym programme to follow 2-3 times a week in my own time.
I worked hard but it was worth it. After four months working out with Gav, I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve lost weight, gained strength and muscle, and feel great."
"I wanted real muscle definition and a change of shape. Gavin very quickly discovered what I needed. Because of my body type I tend to gain muscle very quickly so to achieve my goal, we had to adapt my training.
Gavin has focused my journey through fitness and body sculpting and I know what I need to get results! Right now I can safely say I am in the best shape of my life!
Body fat is down, shape is much trimmer and I have more energy than I know what to do with. I feel great."
"A high blood pressure diagnosis and a trip to Australia in November where swimsuits would be involved, were the prompts for ‘something’s got to change’.
After some research I met Gav from Eighty20Lifestyle and decided I’d ask him to help me to get back on track in the four months until the trip.
I liked his approach. I said ‘Don’t tell me to join the steamed broccoli and chicken brigade – I like food with flavour’. He assured me I’d have plenty to eat but that I’d earn it – and I did.
I followed the eating plan to the letter and it was so satisfying to see the kilos starting to drop off within days. It’s true – abs really are made in the kitchen as much as they are in the gym."
"I’ve worked with Gav for a few years now but this pic was taken after 6 months. Before that I was the typical guy in the city, smoking, drinking too much and eating crap food. Gav changed all that and I’ve never looked back.
I dropped over 2 stone in 6 months and regained my health, energy and I just feel fantastic.
"Wow. I’ve never expected to have such dramatic before and after photos. I’m extremely pleased with the results.
His format of training, two half hour sessions a week, is perfect to combine with two workouts on your own, with one rest day. It really helps to keep your motivation up, week-on-week.
Along with high intensity training, Gav helps you tweak your diet to ratchet up the results. He knows when to push and when to lay off and always does it with his trademark sense of humour.
If you’re umming and ahing about whether or not to have a trainer and just go for it, follow his advice and watch the results start to happen from the outset".
"Gav took me from being underweight, unhealthy and feeling like sh*t to be honest, to feeling confident and happy about my body.
I gained 8kg of lean body mass in just over 5 months. I was more than impressed with this and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and his services to anyone."
"Like many thirty-something year-olds in the City, over the last fifteen years exercise has taken an unintentional back seat in favour of the ‘City life’: sedentary work life followed by overindulgence of foodstuffs which, when combined with a lack of exercise, results in an undesirable level of fitness and deteriorating body shape.
Gav has provided me with a diet plan which I have not really followed in the first three months, but he has chipped away at me and cordially explained: “What is the point of doing half of it? You’re just spending money on PT sessions and wine / beer now!
So, the next three months is about really trying to change my lifestyle and adopt and eighty20 way of living. That’s not to say one cannot enjoy oneself, but to know one’s limits.
What Gav doesn’t know about PT and nutrition, in my opinion, is not worth knowing and I look forward to the challenge of the next three months."
"I first noticed Gav's postings on Linkedin a few months ago. I knew I needed to get fitter and become healthier and was looking for a more enjoyable way to do it than simply joining a gym. I also loved the daily emails, all positive stuff and loads of advice for free.
I dropped Gav an email and we had a chat about what I wanted to achieve. We started training for half hour, 3 times a week and Gav gave me a diet sheet and told me to cut down on the drinking.
I stuck to the plan and within a couple of weeks I started to notice the difference. More energy, looking far healthier, even the soda and limes in the pub were tasting better.
I'm 7 weeks into our first 12 week block and I've lost 5kg, which is all body fat."
"I’ve lost 15kg of body fat training with Gav in just 6 months and we’ve only just started.
Gav gave me a plan to follow and I did just that – every day. I was hungry for this as I knew I had to change my weight and my health.
We are now into the second phase and I cant wait to see the results."
Ibiza Retreat, 2016
Ibiza Retreat, 2016
Susanne & Giles
I really wanted to start with a massive thank you for an amazing week.
I feel like I have had my reset button pushed and really do feel like a new person which is never something I thought I would say. Before I came away I was stuck in a bit of a rut, making excuses for why I couldn’t make time for exercise, eating pretty poorly and letting lots of things get on top of me. Having the week away with you guys gave me exactly what I needed in terms of the kick start. I may not be getting up at 5am but I am getting up at 6am which is 45 minutes earlier than I used to.I am using that time to do some exercise- so far this week I went for a run Tuesday and Thursday, 15 mins of tabata on Monday and Wednesday and half an hour of Yoga today.
I have so much more energy for the day and I am using the rest of the extra time in the morning to be in less of a rush. It’s amazing how having a leisurely breakfast and a drive in to work where I am not rushing sets me off on the right track rather than getting stressed and frustrated! I have also been loving the Yoga. I have bought myself a mat and now when I am home alone instead of watching some crap on TV between 9 &10pm and messing on my phone at the same time I follow a Yoga video. This has been perfect for relaxation and I feel great after it and ready to head straight to bed for a good sleep. I have also been looking at some evening classes nearby so will try to persuade Susanne to join me!
In terms of the eating I have been cutting a lot of the rubbish out. Always difficult when you work in a Chocolate factory but making sure I have healthy snacks on my desk instead is working.
I am also trying to bring a few of the ideas and ingredients from the Ibiza kitchen into mine and we are definitely eating more fish and less red meat. The most important change I have seen is in my own positivity and outlook. I look at challenges differently and more positively and I am actively making time for myself and setting objectives for what I want to do. I am not yet keeping up with the journaling but as my attitude is changing I can see that I may take it up.
It has been amazing the changes people have seen in me.
My work colleagues keep on referring to me as the ‘new Giles’ as I am much more relaxed and positive and outside of work my friends keep saying how well I look. I do feel a lot leaner and stronger which is exactly what I wanted as had felt this slip over the last few years.
Again a massive thanks to you both. Not only did I have a fantastic time whilst out in Ibiza with lots of laughs, relaxation and fun, I also go so much more out of the week that will hopefully stay with me for a long time to come.
I do feel incredibly lucky to have got the opportunity to come on the trip so have a massive thanks for Susanne for booking in the first place and Andy for giving me the chance to take his place. It would never have been the type of thing I would have signed up for myself but am so glad the opportunity came along and I would definitely do it again.
Thanks again and hopefully see you again soon”
The retreat was thoroughly executed.
Owen and I throughly enjoyed it – fantastic accommodation, great food, great workouts and great activities. If it could have been better we can’t imagine how. I hope you’ve given yourself a great big pat on the back for a job well done.
Thanks for the memories. Hugs and mush,
Melanie & Owen
Dear Gav & Tom
Thanks so much for a truly wonderful week in Ibiza. I loved every moment, even the 5am club. It was a fantastic experience and one I will never forget. You did a fantastic job and out such a great effort into it all. I hope you both enjoyed it too? I miss everyone and I miss Bootcamp. Pete and I are trying to carry on with some the good habits and new ideas we learnt last week. The whole trip was such a positive one and I smile every time I think of it. A thousand thank you’s and I hope to see you again soon.
Lois & Pete