I worried if it would be different to what I’d done before? Would there be lots of different abilities attending and, if so, how would Tony meet everybody’s needs?
Tony focussed on each individual and always gave different levels for each exercise, so that the beginners are learning properly and the more advanced are still being pushed.
I now understand and listen to my body, knowing how and when to push myself, I now have good posture which helps with good running form.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every session Tony and I have learned such a lot. He really listens and understand everybody’s needs. Thank you for all your patience and support.
I didn’t know what to expect but Tony was very professional. He took it slowly to start with, he needed to know our limitations and how capable we were.
Working with Tony has been fun, and quite testing for him on occasions as he has had a mixed ability class, from complete beginners to people like me with a couple of years experience. Quite challenging to keep it interesting for us all.
The improvement I’ve had over this last year has been fantastic, I still can’t do press ups very well but that is never going to change! Tony has encouraged me to push myself further each week, always making class’s fun in the process. The back problems have eased and the running injuries have gone.
Before we started to work together I had lot’s of dreams and still do, I’m addicted to the whole thing. I had decided way before to do an Ironman, just something I had to do, just for me.
Unfortunately I was completely broken a few months after registering for the event. I had a terrible shoulder impingement and also a groin problem. I could neither run nor swim. Not Ideal
I discussed my situation at length with my hubby John and we decided it would be best I got myself a coach, one who knew me well, and wouldn’t over do it or give me false hope. Of course that was Tony, we had no reservations.
Working with Tony was really good (most of the time). You stripped me right back to basics and we began by trying to train with no end goal, just to get me back on it, but stronger.
Ok, so now I’m pretty broken again because I’ve changed my tactics now my end goal changed. At the end of our working together, not only had I become an Outlaw, but an Ironman. I put this down to having a coach who kept me mentally strong as well as taking care I didn’t break. Admittedly towards the end of my training I felt I needed to push it quite a bit harder, and did so…..but just for the last 6 weeks I would say. Other than that I followed the plan and got the result I wanted. I had actually wanted 15 hours and narrowly missed it, but that was due to my stomach problems, no one can help with that it would appear.
Thanks Tony X
I learnt about the existence of these when I called into Cantley Community Centre to get a copy of their spring programme. I was surprised to see how mixed up the make up of the group was. It demonstrated to me how simple the exercises were to do under control as explained by our tutor, Tony.
I now feel more mobile and able to extend further in several exercises when techniques of relaxing into a position were explained.