As a busy middle 30s guy who travels a lot for work, and has a young family – I was finding it hard to stay in good shape. I wasn’t totally unfit – playing football once or twice a week, but I was a long way from where I used to be and where I would have liked to be. Ideally I would lose a bit of weight from my belly, and finally gain some arm muscle and improve overall energy levels.
My wife knew that I had a fear and dislike of gyms and lacked the personal motivation to really commit to regular serious exercise – so she kindly bought me a personal trainer session after a recommendation.
After one session with Jimmy I knew that I could achieve all of my fitness goals and have some fun at the same time. His philosophy and exercises are a long way from the boring benchpressing and treadmill gym exercises that I was avoiding (even the notion of a ‘personal trainer’ did not appeal very much).
He very quickly understood my needs and my capabilities. We set up a plan to have sessions twice a week and after just 3 weeks I was able to feel a really big difference. My wife was so impressed with the results and my feedback that she decided to sign up with them too, having just had a baby and wanting to get back into pre- baby shape. A real bonus for us both is that Active-8 is able to travel and could come to our house to hold the sessions. This makes keeping the schedule just so much easier for us.
Each session with Jimmy is very intense phsyically – he will always push me a bit beyond my comfort zone, but at the same time, we chat throughout the session which makes the time fly past. I have lost all of my target weight and gained muscle in my arms and shoulders through elastic band, weights and free body exercises. He has also helped me work a lot on my posture and is very informative about what exercises we are doing and why. More than just the exercise – I have also learned some simple tricks on improving my nutrition daily without feeling a sacrifice.
For anyone unsure about personal trainers I can only say that they are definitely worth it, especially if you are honest with yourself and see that you lack the ability to push yourself regularly enough. And I cannot recommend Jimmy highly enough for his knowledge and motivational abilities. ” Tom Pugh (Sarria, Bcn)
“Best rejuvenation treatment ever”
When I started to wonder what would be the best anti aging technique in my case, I realized that although my body is far from perfect I could not aggress it with needles, injections or plastic surgery – at 40yrs old I realized that I may just wait a while before using them. So I too started with a personal trainer
and is has been the single best thing I have done for my health in the last 20yrs. In only 10 sessions I went from flab to firm, from exhausted to energetic, and from loser to winner. I absolutely recommend personal training to anybody who would like to get some control over this part of their life. It is the best rejuvenation treatment I ever had!” – Sylvie (Castelldefels)
I sincerely enjoyed working out
“I train with Sascha and Juliane and my goal was to strengthen my core and improve my health and wellbeing. As soon as I called Active-8 Sascha gave me an appointment to come in and discuss my goals, and we scheduled my first training session right away. This was my first experience with personal training, and over the last years I sincerely ENJOYED working out — I also feel stronger, and I know that I am working toward my goals. They are so positive and have such a variety of different exercises that I am constantly challenged and learning different things about my body and ways to strengthen it. I focus on pilates with Juliane, and her patience and attention to detail and correct form are impressive. I always feel comfortable but challenged, and Juliane is keenly aware of potential problems for my back and tailors the program to my particular need. Both Sascha and Juliane are so positive, flexible, and motivating that I feel stronger not only physically but also in my day to day life. When you do something as positive as personal training and improving your health, it affects your mood, outlook and approach to life!” – Sheila Wang, Barcelona
I feel very fortunate to have found Active-8
“I contacted Active-8 due to back and postural problems. Sascha and Sarah have been my personal trainers now for almost three years and their depth of knowledge, professionalism and ability to motivate have made them a valuable addition to my everyday quest for increased health and well being. We have become great friends and have a lot of laughs during our sessions. This fun attitude & the variations of our workouts really helps to keep the hard work interesting and achievable! I feel very fortunate to have found them and would recommend them in an instant to anyone interested in improving their health and fitness at any level. With Sascha and Sarah those levels can only get better.” – Emma Yates (Castelldefels)
I have regained movement & strength…
“On having suffered from severe muscle loss in my arms and shoulders I started to work with Sascha twice a week on a one to one basis. I have tried many treatments before and after working with him for only four months I have completely regained my movement & strength and would highly recommend him and his team to anyone in a similar situation.” – M.Dodds (Barcelona)
A very big THANK YOU
“One of my goals in life was to finish a marathon but I always suffered from muscle problems, preventing me from getting the kilometers and preparation you need. Multiple efforts with other trainers failed until I’ve found Sascha. He’s very knowledgeable, grounded, and tuned into his client. He continues to learn new training techniques that make him even more expert in his craft. Through my sessions with him I’ve come to trust in the healing power of sports massage, in my case especially for competition preparation. Together with his knowledge, experience and different kind of useful tips on nutrition, stretching, functional training as well as his motivation skills, he succeeded in preparing me for the Barcelona marathon in an extremely short period of time. A very big THANK YOU to Sascha.” – Jörg K. (Barcelona)