Gabrielle Boyle

“I’m the fittest, strongest and leanest than I’ve been in years, and I always feel better when I’ve exercised!”

Gabrielle, Executive Fund Manager

Gary Howes

“Try it. Talented trainers who think very hard about the most appropriate programmes, keep it varied and help you have fun, between the pain, along the way.”
Gary, Property Partner

Zac Goodman

“A different level of personal training. You won’t have had anything to rival it. The quality of training, the facility, the education, the materials and resources you get. And the fact they genuinely care for you and results. It’s more than a job for them. Your results is their passion.”
Zac, Business Owner

Lori Woodhouse

“The best investment I’ve ever made. My back is now manageable and it doesn’t rule my life. I can see such a huge improvement in mobility and strength. I’ve lost over a stone and continue to get stronger”
Lori, Department Head at Estée Lauder

Gabrielle Boyle

“I’m the fittest, strongest and leanest than I’ve been in years, and I always feel better when I’ve exercised!”

Gabrielle, Executive Fund Manager
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Gabrielle Boyle

What's your name?

Gabrielle Boyle

What was the problem you were experiencing before you started training with Common Purpose?

I had spent some time investing a good amount of time into my training and a number of other Personal Trainers but not seeing any great results.

Had you previously tried anything else to achieve your goals? If so, what was this?

I used to run a lot as well as train in the gym but due to injuries, I can’t run anymore.

What results have you achieved working with Common Purpose?

I’m the fittest, strongest and leanest than I’ve been in years, and I always feel better when I’ve exercised! But like anything in life, it’s an ongoing battle though, you can never rest on your laurels.

What was the best thing about achieving this?

What I’ve achieved with the Common Purpose team has allowed me to manage a very active, busy and often stressful lifestyle much more effectively. I feel better for it, both physically and mentally.

What's your favourite exercise or workout and why?

Anything that gets my heart rate, works me hard and gives me a full-body workout. I love a good circuit.

What other benefits have you enjoyed as a result of working with Common Purpose?

I very much enjoy working with Tiago and more recently Sam too and feel extremely well looked after. The additional scheduling benefits allow me to continue training even when my trainer takes a very much deserved break from work.

What would you say to anyone considering working with Common Purpose and why?

I would highly recommend it but it is undoubtedly a very big financial and time commitment and therefore wouldn’t suit everyone. Personal Training is not cheap and is time-intensive. But personally, I’d highly recommend it! The ROI is there for sure.

Have you had to cut back on other costs to afford personal training? And was it worth it?

Yes and yes!

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Thanks so much for all your help and hard work. You’re doing a great job and please keep it up!

Gary Howes

“Try it. Talented trainers who think very hard about the most appropriate programmes, keep it varied and help you have fun, between the pain, along the way.”
Gary, Property Partner
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Gary Howes

What's your name?

Gary Howes

What was the problem you were experiencing before you started training with Common Purpose?

I suffer from ankylosing spondylitis. It’s basically the fusing of my spinal vertebrae. This has led lots of stiffness, poor mobility, flexibility and hence a lot of discomfort over the years.

Had you previously tried anything else to achieve your goals? If so, what was this?

Some physiotherapy and a number of personal trainers, but often training regimes were quite structured and inflexible with too much repetition. I would continue to suffer from episodes of discomfort.

What results have you achieved working with Common Purpose?

Significant improvement in flexibility and mobility from varied workouts and the first time I have undertaken training with weights, with the result of much improved stamina and ability to use weights I never thought I could ever manage! I’ve picked up as much as 140 Kg from the floor, Squatted 100 Kg and haven’t suffered from any back pain since 2017.

What was the best thing about achieving this?

Just feeling great and having no joint pain for once!

What's your favourite exercise or workout and why?

Most weight training as I just never thought I could do it. Feels great to achieve those occasional personal bests!

What's your least favourite exercise or workout and why?

Step ups with reverse lunges as it combines the two challenges I have most difficulty with and they're really tiring!

What other benefits have you enjoyed as a result of working with Common Purpose?

Recently with the help of the boys, I’ve been able to implement Intermittent Fasting and have since lost about 7 Kgs. But perhaps most importantly, just being able to do normal things and play sports with my children.

What do your friends and family think of your new lifestyle and your commitment to personal training?

Everyones been generally impressed with the fact that I keep going and just how much it’s helped me in managing my Ankylosing Spondylitis.

What would you say to anyone considering working with Common Purpose and why?

Try it! They’re talented trainers who think very hard about the most appropriate programmes, keep it varied and help you have fun, between the pain along the way.

Have you had to cut back on other costs to afford personal training? And was it worth it?

No, but even so, with the health benefits it has brought me, the cost isn't a consideration. It is worth every penny.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I'd wish Sam could learn to count!

Zac Goodman

“A different level of personal training. You won’t have had anything to rival it. The quality of training, the facility, the education, the materials and resources you get. And the fact they genuinely care for you and results. It’s more than a job for them. Your results is their passion.”
Zac, Business Owner
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Zac Goodman

What's your name?

Zac Goodman

What was the problem you were experiencing before you started training with Common Purpose?

I always knew what I wanted to achieve but lacked the motivation to follow through on a consistent basis. I think I also suffered from a lot of decision fatigue, just not really understanding what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my training and lifestyle.

Had you previously tried anything else to achieve your goals? If so, what was this?

Yes, I’ve had a number of PT’ s over the years.

What results have you achieved working with Common Purpose? (Don't worry if you can't remember specific numbers and figures, we have this all on record)

At my heaviest I was just over 90 kg. My lowest weigh in was 77.5 kg! I now sit c omfortably around 81 - 82 Kg. Through out this process I’m the strongest I’ve ever been! Deadlifting over 140 Kg, Bench Pressing my bodyweight and squatting over 120 Kg! I’m in the best shape I’ve been in during my adult life and am full of energy and vitali ty, happily walking all around town.

What was the best thing about achieving this?

The boys at Common Purpose of ensuring that there is always a tangible element of progress which makes the whole process so satisfying. If it’s not weight loss, it’s st rength gains. If it’s not strength gains it’s weight loss.

What's your favourite exercise or workout and why?

Overhead Barbell Shoulder Press. Because I’m sick at it

What's your least favourite exercise or workout and why?

Safety bar squats. If I have to do them one more time ..

What other benefits have you enjoyed as a result of working with Common Purpose?

24/7/365 Backup. If you’re willing to engage with the team, they’re really there for the whole time. It’s a holistic service that goes a bove and beyond the ‘session’.

What do your friends and family think of your new lifestyle and your commitment to personal training?

They’re amazed at the changes in my habits/ behaviours as well as the change in my physique. And of course, pleased tha t I may live for longer as a result. Some might even describe me as an inspiration ..

What would you say to anyone considering working with Common Purpose and why?

It’s a different level of personal training. You won’t have had anything to rival it. Th e quality of training, the facility, the education, the materials and resources you get. And the fact they genuinely care for you and results. It’s more than a job for them. Your results is their passion.

Lori Woodhouse

“The best investment I’ve ever made. My back is now manageable and it doesn’t rule my life. I can see such a huge improvement in mobility and strength. I’ve lost over a stone and continue to get stronger”
Lori, Department Head at Estée Lauder
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Lori Woodhouse

What’s your name?

Lori Woodhouse

What was the problem you were experiencing before you started training with Common Purpose?

Before Common Purpose, I suffered from a history of Chronic Back Pain and struggled to get by on a day to day basis without it affecting my quality of life.

Had you previously tried anything else to achieve your goals? if so, what was this?

I had tried traditional physiotherapy and also saw an osteopath.

What results have you achieved working with Common Purpose?

My training with Sam has been the best investment I have ever made. My back is now manageable, and it doesn’t rule my life. I can see such a huge improvement in the mobility and strength. I also have lost a stone and continue to get stronger. It’s mentally and physically the best thing I've done for myself.

What was the best thing about achieving this?

Probably being able to manage my back. It no longer dictates how I feel or what I can do. I’m in control.

What's your favourite exercise or workout and why?

I love sled pushes, leg presses, deadbugs and planks.

What's your least favourite exercise or workout and why?

Bulgarian split squats. Who invented this torture?!

What other benefits have you enjoyed as a result of working with Common Purpose?

I’d say that I now have more mental strength and as well as better energy levels. It’s the highlight of my Monday!

What do your friends and family think of your new lifestyle and your commitment to personal training?

They are so pleased my back is better and that I have such great fitness levels. They also say how great I look!

What would you say to anyone considering working with Common Purpose and why?

You won’t regret it. The Common Purpose team are super personable and make your program bespoke for your needs. They are always motivating and also super knowledgeable.

Have you had to cut back on other costs to afford personal training? And was it worth it?

Yes and it is so worth it. Every penny.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Just a big thank you for helping me to find the path to health and fitness. I never thought I would like the gym but I’ve now well and truly caught the bug. Thanks to you I love it. It’s changed my life.

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