Stories of Personal Training in Cornwall

Jeremy Squibb

Independent Financial Advisor

In July 2010, I approached Mike Casey of Optima Personal Training with a view to assisting me with weight-loss. Having tried various diets in the past : Atkins, Weight-watchers, Slimming World etc, all seemed to have worked temporarily, but after a period, the weight returned, and  frequently more than before. In addition to which, I was getting through each day on 10 – 12 cups of coffee, and not exactly eating healthily.

Mike’s initial meeting made it clear to me that not only had all my previous efforts been in vain (which was obvious since I was on the verge of having to buy a whole new wardrobe) but were also completely misguided. He even suggested that I would want to exercise in due course with my excess energy – I doubted this claim somewhat – especially with having to kick my coffee habit.

After a very enlightening meeting, and analysis of my metabolism – to ensure I was consuming the correct proportions, I went on my way, thrilled with my new nutritious eating plan, and looked forward to the results.

7 months later, I have lost over 2 stone in weight, reduced my waistline by 4 inches, have untold (and consistent) energy, and regularly run in excess of 15 miles a week – all things I could not have dreamt of achieving.

The keys to this success, are the simple way in which Mike explains the reasoning behind nutritious eating, gives constant weekly support to help stay on track, and ever improve the diet, as well of course, as helping me to always be prepared to prevent slipping back to old habits, and also to visualise a long term goal – not necessarily  being thin in 6 months time, but being able to feel good when I walk my daughter down the aisle (even though she is still only 2 years old).

Without a shadow of a doubt, Mike Casey has changed both my lifestyle and my life for the better, and the relatively small fee for this success pales into insignificance compared to the benefit I have, and continue to receive. I have recommended many of my close friends go and see Mike and I am sure this will benefit them as much as it has me.

As for having to buy a whole new wardrobe – well, that has still happened  – albeit with medium sizes, not extra large.

Mike, I cannot thank you enough, you have changed my life for the good.

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Mike Casey

Mike Casey

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences

C.H.E.K. Integrated Movement Specialist Level 4

C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3

BTEC Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition

About Us

Mike is a health and performance coach with 20 years of experience helping people from all walks of life achieve their goals. He set up Optima Health & Performance back in 2009 with the aim to provide truly holistic coaching programmes those individuals who are ready to make the necessary changes in their lives.