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Denis McDonnell


I have really enjoyed training with Neil. Its transformed my attitude to health and fitness and I've lost over 35kgs so far. It's also been a great learning experience regarding strength training and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Neil has a great manner as well creating a really enjoyable and productive environment. Highly recommend.

Steve had 6 weeks before his holiday!

Virtual client

Neil helped me with a clean eating plan after a 'big eats'. Neil completely changed my training, nutrition and lifestyle. I'm mega chuffed with the results after 6 weeks, can't wait for another 6 weeks. Highly recommended, Cheers Neil.


Joe - Lost 25kg in 6 months

Virtual client

Neil is a brilliant trainer, with a deep understanding and commitment to correct form. After incurring several motivation-destroying injuries attempting barbell training before working with Neil, I bit the bullet and signed up for a one-to-one Virtual training plan. Neil immediately identified where I was going wrong with certain lifts and helped me put in place simple steps for each exercise to ensure I lift safely. My lifts now feel more natural and safer, I am enjoying training again and I feel much more confident. I'm already seeing big changes to my body and am excited to see how far I can go under his guidance. More generally, Neil offers great motivation and advice on diet, mobility and ways to train smarter. I cannot recommend him more highly.

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Dipti S


Dipti has been training 3 times a week with ETHOS and since March has lost 10kg and inches all over. Nutrition guidelines and one/one training is really helping her reach her goals.


“I got in touch with Neil as I wanted to lose weight but also improve my fitness levels after a very very long period of not doing much exercise. Personal training with Neil has been incredible. I’ve lost a stone in four weeks. He has a very holistic approach and has changed the way I eat and make better food choices but also seen an incredible change in my fitness levels. My sessions with Neil always fly by and not only does he push me to workout hard but the sessions are always varied and are great fun!! Neil is always available and flexible and happy to answer any questions. He is also all about educating you to make better choices. I still have a way to go in terms of where I would like to get to but know working with Neil I will definitely get there.”


Phil M


Being in a desk based job for the last 25 years, I was finding it increasingly more difficult to keep weight off despite regular gym visits and being on a perpetual ‘diet’. The results from The Ethos package speak for themselves: eleven pounds lost, two inches off the belly and three inches off the man boobs! The diet Neil introduced me to is brilliant – lots of great food so never hungry and he designed a personal gym programme, alongside our virtual sessions, that actually works. The key is really about lifestyle change – it’s not a temporary diet, more about how to eat and exercise properly, Neil is highly knowledgeable in both these areas. Very happy – I recommend Ethos highly.

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Dee has been using 1/1 Personal Training to suit her shift work. As a Pharmacist in a busy hospital she can need a little push to start lifting some days. 

'I strongly believe that the work I have done with Neil has protected me from a much worse case of Covid-19. Fit mind, body and lifestyle all go hand in hand. Thanks Neil.'  

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Elliot L 

Virtual client

“For the first time in my life I have actually reached a significant fitness goal. Since I have started training with Neil I have shed over 15kg in weight and put on a noticeable amount of muscle – all in less than a year of training. Neil has always been able to motivate me and provide guidance when I have hit the inevitable bumps on my journey. I can’t recommend Neil and ETHOS enough. Neil’s knowledge, hands on experience, enthusiasm and subtle motivation have helped me change my lifestyle and eating habits for good.

Neil’s main strength is the ability to listen to his clients and ensure that they can make changes to their lifestyle which they are happy with. I initially expressed a desire to not go to the gym and Neil sent a list of exercises which I could do at home using equipment that cost me less than £20.

Furthermore I feel that the changes Neil promotes can realistically be made for the long term. Rather than fad diets which make you lose weight which you immediately put back on again, this is a sustainable change which I actually enjoy. I particularly like the fact that he focuses on the concepts of what makes a good diet rather than mandating specific recipes (although excellent meals are available on request).

Quite simply, the training, diet and Neil’s guidance has changed my life.”


I had been training with Neil for around 18 months twice a week when lock down struck.

Neil informed me he would be training via Zoom to protect his family and other clients. Initially I was curious as to how this would work.

Our first Zoom session confirmed training would be very effective. Neil trained me during our initial on line session with no fitness equipment. It was a great work out - with as much laughter is normal - which for me is crucial.

I have a reasonable inventory of fitness equipment - Neil was able to utilise all of this and continually critique my form to ensure maximum results and reduce risk of injury.

Neil has an appealing straight forward approach to PT, nutrition and life style. To see results, you have to change. He continues to promote this online.

The sessions with Neil are a combination of being pushed to my limit under expert tuition and laughter.
I intend to continue training with Neil as my gains continue to grow with every week.

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