I started training with Aimee at Body Temple almost 3 years ago, In my mind, gym sessions was more of a necessary chore rather than one pleasant option chosen for fun.
I soon realised that having a trainer that understood my needs, along with my reticence, was a life-changing addition to my schedule that I never, ever want to stop.
Firstly, the sessions are designed to help me tone up, shape up, and increase my fitness - all of which are great and wonderful in themselves. The added bonus, however, was the reduction in stress that I experienced through my workouts: it has becomes such a balm to my soul to leave the office and to spend an hour in a nurturing, inviting, and encouraging environment, where all the attention is focused on my welfare.
In addition, I've also experienced a complete reduction in the migraine attacks that I used to suffer: the headaches have gone from a weekly occurrence to only once in the last 2 years!
Thirdly, alongside the physical benefits that I received from the gym sessions, I knew that I always had a partner that would be walking with me all the way: my trainer. Aimee has been my trainer and so much more - she constantly checks that I am achieving my personal goals, encouraging me periodically to aim higher and further than I ever imagined possible. At times, when the very last thing I feel like doing is a training session, her words of encouragement are what drove me to work out and to strive for more.
But, more importantly, we achieved all these without any physical pain or risk of injury. Her safety-first work ethic ensures that all my workouts are safe, and that time is reserved at the end of each session for a full stretching out of the muscles. This has also resulted in me never having any soreness in the days that follow my sessions. I have also found Aimee to be very accommodating towards my busy schedule: even when I arrive at the gym feeling frazzled, I always leave feeling completely relaxed and empowered. Most importantly, I look so much better and feel so much stronger and vital! If I could bottle Aimee and take her home with me - or on my holidays - I certainly would!
I will strongly recommend Aimee and Body Temple to anyone who wants to get into shape but require the guidance, expertise, and encouragement of a professional. Just like what I've experienced at Body Temple, having a partner who is with you every step of the way can turn two hours a week into the beginning of a new, sustainable way of life.
It has become a part of my lifestyle that I would never want to be without.
- Wendy Smith
I started going to Body Temple because my daughter told me it was very different from other gyms and had no airs about it. I started with Core Essentials but I lacked strength and stamina.
My daughters encouraged me and, with their support, I started personal training once a week in addition (to Core Essentials). My trainers were full of warmth, energy, and patience. My sessions were lively and never boring.
Initially, the gym was a culture shock for me as I am reserved and shy. But my trainers and group made me feel safe and secure to overcome my challenges. Now, at 67, I have lost 20 pounds and am in good health.
Thank you to Karine for taking me in and to my trainers who put their heart and soul into what they do, which inspired me to work harder to achieve my goals.
- Shanti Francis
I wanted to write to say what a great program the Body Blitz Challenge is. I lost 7kg and gained a whole lot of knowledge about better nutrition and I'm still working on incorporating more exercise into my routine. The team are all great and very motivating.
- Lavinia Thanapathy
It's my second week at Body Temple so far and I'd just like to express my thanks in signing me up with trainers Diana & Clare, they are indeed lovely! Not only are they knowledgeable, which of course is a given, but they are patient, encouraging, positive and understanding as trainers. This is not my first time attending personal training therefore it is common to tend to make comparisons with past experiences. I'm so happy & grateful that it's been positive so far and my best experience yet out of the other 3. I look forward to my sessions with them every week.
- Anonymous 2
I’m 31 years old and a mother of three children. A few months ago, I couldn’t see me in the mirror. After each pregnancy, I held on to an extra 4-5 kg. I had to do something because I didn’t feel good about myself. One day, a friend told me that she had started exercising with “Body Temple”. I checked on the website and found that Body Temple was a good solution for me: an individual coach who understands my needs, who gives me nutritional advice and who helps me to push myself. Now after 3 months of exercise and diet, I have lost 12 kg and many cm everywhere. I have rediscovered my self-image and I feel more confident. I have more energy to do things for my family and for myself. I do activities that I haven’t done in a long time (running and cycling). I can wear my old clothes and I’m just waiting to lose the last few kg before I change my wardrobe. I’m really excited about this idea. At the end, I can say that I’m really proud of myself because with the help of Tessa, I was successful in changing my situation and looking after myself, which I hadn’t done in awhile.
- Sévrine Ledent
Ladies, it's my birthday today and at 44, I woke up for the first time in years on my birthday enthusiastic and happy to be going to do personal training with Jimmie at 8am! I was thrilled to nourish my body with a healthy breakfast after and have all three of you (Karine, Karin and Jimmie) to thank so much for this huge shift in me! Thank you all for inspiring me so much to be the best version of myself that I can be right now! I am deeply grateful to all of you. I looked at myself this morning and thought, "you're looking and feeling good girl!
I'm really happy with my results. They've been slower than when I do crazy things like cutting out all carbs, but I feel fine about it since that has never been sustainable for me over time and this way of life is definitely proving to be. I'm so excited that my clothes are bigger on me and my measurements have gone down. I have a long way to go, I'm definitely still in the "Active" stage, but I feel like you've given me the tools I need to reach my goals and that I can get there eventually.
- Toni Sanchez Benoit
After I finished high school and travelling for a while, I came home and found myself constantly sitting on the sofa and finding no need to be active. My mum introduced me to Body Temple where I worked with Aimee twice a week for about two months before university. I had never done personal training before and was afraid I’d be too unfit and never saw working out as a fun experience, but working with Aimee at Body Temple really changed my view on this. Not only did the workouts help me get fitter and stronger, but they also helped increase my confidence massively. I was never one to be able to go to public gyms or run outside, but after my training sessions, I’ve found myself being able to use the university gyms and workout alongside my fellow students.
Before training at Body Temple, I had experienced constant migraines, occurring maybe twice a week every other month or so. After working out and building my stamina up, I found that my migraines had reduced and even disappeared. Working out helped me reduce my stress levels and have a more positive energy.
I want to thank Aimee for her motivation and support during our months at Body Temple together, she would always keep the classes fun and interesting and if I was given the chance, I would definitely go back for more sessions!