TESTIMONIALS

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Before I started with Mike, I was working out regularly but making little to no progress and was just repeating the same workouts with no variation each week. And although I was trying to eat well, I gave little thought to nutrition and did not monitor my nutrition. Resulting in an unsatisfying experience with minimal progression. After my time with Mike, I am now visibly leaner and feel stronger and fitter. Mike provides me with tailored workout programmes which change after each training block, I find this structured program a huge improvement on my previous workout routine, with the workouts having increased intensity and variety. Mike has also provided me with nutritional goals and provided me with the knowledge and tools to monitor these goals. The combination of these programmes and nutritional goals has led to visible results. I was very happy with the results from my first 12-week program with Mike, I was viably leaner and felt stronger. As a result, i decided to start a second plan with Mike shortly after focusing on strength and muscle gain. I also feel I have developed positive habits in terms of monitoring nutrition.
๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ-๐˜†๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€! Hugh came to me with a goal of losing the weight he put on over the lockdown. He was carrying more bodyfat than he ever had and wanted to improve his self esteem, energy and mood levels. ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ด๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ-๐˜†๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ. We created a goal of getting Hugh from 99.8KG to 94KG, with 3 days in the gym each week and a strong focus on making his plan sustainable and tailored to his lifestyle. Hugh surpassed his initial weight loss goal of 5KG, getting to 92.2KG! ๐Ÿš€๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฒ๐—ž๐—š ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€! Here's a little snipit of what Hugh had to say โฌ‡๏ธ "Feel leaner, happier as a result in my appearance It (Coaching Academy) has also helped me set future targets and goals and show me how to achieve them Great support throughout from Mike, i felt it was tailored to me and what i wanted to achieve and was flexible also if there were weeks i wasnt making progress there was no panic." Hugh is now more knowledgeable about nutrition and how to lose and maintain weight and the best thing is he can fit this new routine easily into his busy work and family life. Massive congratulations to Hugh he absolutely dominated his time with us!
๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐ŸŽฏ What made me decide to change? Honestly, I was just not happy with how I looked in the mirror. I didn't feel 100% confident in myself. I was also suffering from serious energy dips daily which meant a family day out was pretty much fueled by caffeine just so I didn't get tired. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€**๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ.... On top of this over the past 6 months, I've had so many amazing clients and seeing them transform their body's inspired me to up my game and do the same. So I set a goal to lose fat while maintaining as much muscle and strength as possible. ๐—œ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐Ÿด๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿต.๐Ÿฒ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐ŸŽฏ I maintained the majority of my strength which is a big priority for me my current ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น: 545kg ๐—ฆ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜: 190kg ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต: 130kg ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜: 225kg I implemented the basic principles I instil in all my clients that join our Academy while staying accountable. Wine, pizza, ice cream were all a part of this fatloss phase, anybody that follows my stories will know that's the truth.
๐Ÿด.๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป!!!! ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น! ๐Ÿ‘Š Before I started with Proaction Training I was in a rut when it came to my gym routine. I was uninspired and lacked motivation, I found myself doing the right exercises but wasn't completing my sets and not pushing myself. Because of this my diet was also inconsistent and found myself falling at the common hurdles. My diet was pretty good Monday through Thursday but come the weekend I really wasn't watching what I was eating and knowingly overindulging in the wrong foods. I knew I needed a kick in the arse and having known Mike since we were kids I knew he was the man for the job. He devised a workout plan that coincided with my work life, which didn't aggravate an ongoing lower back injury. As regards my diet it was kept simple breaking down my necessary macronutrients and calories which did not restrict any foods as long as they fit my calorie goals. At the end of my 12 weeks I have reduced body fat ,increased muscle mass, strength is increasing and my endurance regarding cardio is increasing almost daily. But more importantly I am now in a routine of measuring my macronutrients and have understand the importance of tracking (within reason). Going forward I now have the confidence to increase and decrease my calorie intake dependent on my fitness goals. This being said I am going to stick with Mike's fitness academy for inspiration, accountability and ongoing personally tailored workout plans.

Patrick

Body Blast
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฒ.๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ๐—ž๐—š ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป!!!๐ŸŽฏ Here is what Patrick had to say "Before I started with Proaction training I still enjoyed my workouts but did not follow a structure to deliver noticeable results. When I wasnโ€™t see the transformation I was hoping for, I increased the number of workouts per week and this ended up draining my energy. I was frustrated by putting in the work without getting the results I wanted.The structure I got from Proactiontraining and Mike meant that I could workout less and see results in a much shorter time frame. My fitness improved massively and I saw a big drop in body fat and also stopped over consuming food. Even now, I find that I am able to maintain my goal weight without overdoing it on calorie consumption. Proaction training assisted greatly with my direction and self control. I feel much healthier and happier, my clothes fit better and am much more positive and confident. The drop in weight and body fat was brilliant to see, I was happy to be under 80kg for the first time in years. It is great to see that I could work towards this goal in a few weeks and improve my fitness. I was also delighted with the improved discipline that got brought into my diet and exercise schedule".
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐Ÿ‘‰๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘‰๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ต ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. ๐—›๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽฏ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜†๐Ÿ‘‡ "Before starting with the academy, I was being relatively consistent with training - often training up to 7 days a week and not seeing a whole lot of progress in terms of muscle growth. After seeing some members of the Proaction Training academy make incredible progress in what I seen as an incredibly short amount of time, I decided to reach out to Mike to see if the program would suit me - which turned out to be a no-brainer for me. I not only feel much stronger and fitter than before, but I also have such a better understanding on the importance of proper nutrition and training to complement your fitness goals. I had previously thought that the key to achieving my fitness goals were overly strict diets and 7 days a week in the gym. The Academy has allowed me to be flexible with what I eat, while cutting my training to 4 days a week - all while achieving much better results than before. I found that I struggled to add muscle mass to my legs, which was an insecurity of mine. Since adhering to my tailor-made program, I began to see results almost straight away which was a massive win for me. I was also able to pack on muscle while keeping fat gain to a minimum, which I previously had never been able to do."
๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€!!! Here is what he had to say "Mike has been absolutely incredible as a coach. I came to Mike for a training plan that would allow me to hit some personal goals around weight training and muscle gain. I didn't expect to have his service cover areas such as accountability, nutritional advice & mindset advice. I got much more than I bargained for with Mike as my coach. I've learned so much about training, nutrition, staying consistent and mindset. All tied in together this is what helped me to smash my goals. The professional set up with Proaction Training is exactly what you would expect and the system in place for training, logging progress and keeping in touch with your coach made the whole process so easy that it fit perfectly into my work schedule which is what I was worried about. I couldn't recommend Proaction more"
๐Ÿฐ.๐Ÿฎ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ!!! Before I joined the academy; I had trained regularly for years, but my progress had plateaued. I had reached a certain level but didnโ€™t know how to progress. I was unhappy with the way I looked. I have always struggled with my weight and been conscious about what I eat, however I clearly needed structure and guidance on nutrition in order to achieve my body goals. Since joining the academy Mike has given me that structure and guidance . He listened to what my goals were and helped me realise what my priority was. Based on this he wrote me a plan that helped me achieve my fat loss goals whilst maintaining my strength which was so important to me. Not only that but he has analysed my core lifts and has coached me on where I need to make adjustments in order to progress. Mike seems to have a sixth sense for when I may be going off track. He sends perfectly timed messages of encouragement that keep me on track and really motivate me to push harder. My biggest win during the academy was reaching my fat loss goal. I have always been so self-conscious about my weight and have tried different diets for years with only short-term success. With Mikeโ€™s help I have reached my fat-loss goal but more importantly he has taught me how to maintain it and manage it around my normal life. Another huge win was hitting a squat PB. I cannot wait to keep progressing with Mikeโ€™s help.
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€!!! "Before I started with my programme with Proaction training my eating habits were terrible and had no training regime.ย Iโ€™ve always been carrying more than a few pounds extra nearly my entire late teens and most of my 20โ€™s I didnโ€™t know what a calorie was and just shoved everything and anything into my gob without realising the consequences.ย Mike has shown me how to counteract this with portion control, counting calories and weighing my food. This played a pivotal role in my success in the last 12 weeks. Biggest wins for me is that Iโ€™m 10kg lighter and have built a lot of muscle on my body. Ive actually come out of the last 12 weeks fitter, happier and with more confidence in my body than Iโ€™ve ever had before. And the fact that I now for the first time hold myself accountable in terms of my nutrition and training. Life is different because an obsession has formed in the last 12 weeks for me. An obsession to train and better myself, obsession to lift heavier weights and educate myself on nutritional values but also an obsession to better myself in life. Proaction training has not only changed my body but changed my mindset and given me discipline where that skill will be taken with me inside and outside of the gym. I would personally like to thank Mike for all his help and efforts and would 10/10 recommend him to anyone to is thinking of changing their lifestyle and habits.
๐Ÿต๐Ÿฌ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐Ÿฒ๐—ž๐—š ๐——๐—ข๐—ช๐—ก "Mikes knowledge of both nutrition and exercise options are numerous and he works with you to help you achieve your end goal. Ultimately you become more flexible in trying new foods and understanding how important the correct foods are to your well-being" "Mikes commitment to fitness is both informative and educational. Mike combines genuine interest with support which gives you a sense of your own accountability."
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฐ.๐Ÿฎ๐—ž๐—š ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป surpassing her weight loss target. ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜†, "I was gradually putting on weight since lockdown 1. Basically I was doing less and eating more! I managed to lose some weight in the summer but put it all back on after Xmas, so I went to Mike for help with getting some sort of routine back and help with losing the weight I'd put on. Mike laid out a solid 12 week plan and his support and motivation pushed me to achieve the goal I set myself. It wasn't always easy and I did find myself still going off track at weekends but Mike taught me how to balance extra food/the odd takeaway and wine and still achieve my goals which was a huge thing for me. The time in the Academy has taught me that it is consistency over perfection and I no longer feel guilty after having a takeaway or a couple glasses of wine! His knowledge, support and motivation has gotten me into the best shape I've been in a few years and I've learnt how to balance my nutrition with my lifestyle. I can't wait to move into the next phase."
So i have just finished up an 8 week programme with Michael Crowley @proactiontraining and what can i say i enjoyed every minute of it even the tough days. I came to mike to tone up and maintain my weight. Mike thought me a lot though the programme and gave me the direction and guidance i needed. As a PT he kept in touch weekly re progress... The workouts were tough but mike was there to push me to achieve the results and was always a text away for motivation. As a coach the level of knowledge and professionalism shown throughout the programme was second to none... Thank you mike i am so grateful for all your help achieving my results i really appreciate it.
Would 100% recommend Mike. I have had the best year learning how to make a healthy lifestyle change and transforming how I think about food and exercise. Not only have dramatically changed my body image and confidence, I now love weight training as a hobby. I wouldnโ€™t be here without all his help
Mike is a very caring and attentive trainer. His enthusiasm for health and fitness is contagious. Each session is adjusted to you and your body and progresses at your own pace. He teaches skills and techniques that get the most out of each workout while preventing injury and fatigue. Thanks to Mike I have grown in strength and confidence that I wouldn't have thought possible.
โ€œThe knowledge Michael has makes it not only fun, but really interesting to train with him. Iโ€™ve learned so much about how and why the body moves and grows the way it does, what we need to put into our bodies to get what we want out of them and how to maintain a work life balance that works for me whilst avoiding injury. I couldnโ€™t recommend him moreโ€

what our clients say


"I started training with Mike without any history of sports or exercising in general. I started with a knee injury and Mike helped me get more comfortable with training in the gym while working with my injury and imbalances. He's a really sound guy and explains everything you need to do in order to achieve your goals. I've learned the science behind weight loss and muscle gain and have gone from not being able to do bodyweight movements to being confident doing compound movements. Couldn't recommend him enough!"
Emily

" I would highly recommend Mike from ย Proactiontraining to anyone who needs professional guidance and expertise to ย increase their fitness or strength performance. Mike completely tailored my program to my specific needs, always came to the session with a positive attitude, and lightheartedness into my sessions.
Jenny

"Before training with Mike I had experience with weight lifting, but I did not have a proper training structure that was aligned with my goals, which made me feel demotivated. What I love about Mike is that he manages to keep the perfect balance between pushing me to keep on track while listening to me when i feel like something is not working and caters the program to suit my likes and dislikes. He truly cares about helping clients to achieve their goals and checks in constantly to monitor their progress. Now I can't imagine going to the gym with another trainer."
Maria

Was with Mike for 12 weeks couldn't recommend him more he took time to discuss my goals and diet and developed a personalized program that was catered to suit my schedule. The program adjusted my diet so I gained weight increased strength and perfected my form. Mike's passion and genuine interest in my development kept me motivated and focused throughout the program leading to gained weight and nearly doubling of my 1-rep max. His expertise also help me overcome an injured shoulder through rehab workouts and consistent encouragement. For anyone like me who had no knowledge of weight training and struggled with gaining weight for years Mike's your man. ย It was an intense 12 weeks made enjoyable and has now given me the confidence and motivation to continue on my own.
Paul