Our clients testimonials give a true insight into life at the fitness locker

What do our clients say about us…?

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At The Fitness Locker we pride ourselves on our client testimonials.

Dave Sweet

When I first walked through the door at The Fitness Locker it wasn’t by choice. Two friends who were worried about my weight, which had increased significantly in the previous year, staged an intervention. They found Lee and The Fitness Locker and after making some initial enquiries, an initial consultation was set. My lovely friends, unknown to me, also paid for 10 personal training sessions with Lee.

The thing I remember most about my initial consultation with Lee was there was no judgement. It didn’t matter that my diet was awful or that I hadn’t been to the gym in years, He just took it all in. It was all part of the process of breaking down my diet and lifestyle and putting it all back together to build an active lifestyle and healthy diet for the long term. We did some basic exercises to establish my base fitness level (which was nearly zero!) and chatted about my goals (which were more like dreams at that stage!), in the short, medium and long term. I left feeling positive and a diet plan followed a day or two later, and an appointment was set for my first PT session. Since that initial consultation I’ve had many personal training sessions with Lee and also joined the group PT classes with Joe & Amy.

I’m 5 months into my journey with Lee and The Fitness Locker and I’m over three stone lighter than the first day I walked into the gym. I eat better and I’m more active. I’ve got a long way to go to reach my ultimate goals but the team culture at The Fitness Locker gives me the confidence to know that we’ll reach them together.

If you’re considering joining The Fitness Locker, no matter your weight or fitness level, take advantage of the free first session and give Lee and the team the chance to explain how they’ll change your life like they’re changing mine.

The Fitness Locker - Client Testimonials

Sara Jones

My journey with the Fitness Locker and Lee started in January this year. I’d been off work for a few months with stress and anxiety and some other health issues, I hadn’t exercised for a few months and wasn’t feeling myself.

I had toyed with the idea of having 1 to 1 PT sessions for a while but for one reason or another had never got round to it. I then decided enough was enough and arranged a meeting with Lee. I had met him a few months earlier and realised that he would be the perfect fit for me.

In our first meeting my body composition was checked, we discussed my diet and what type of exercises I enjoyed, and what my goals were. I wanted to increase my strength and fitness and improve my general health.

I was made to feel welcome and at ease the minute I stepped through the door and I haven’t looked back since. I have had 2 PT sessions a week and attended bootcamps. Lee has tailored my training to my goals and constantly pushes me to achieve them.

I have fallen in love with training for the first time in my life; my physical and mental health have improved immensely. I can’t thank Lee enough and would recommend him and the Fitness Locker to anyone wanting to improve their physical and mental health and fitness. I’m now having group PT sessions and look forward to where this journey takes me. 

Jon Browne

January 1st 2019 weight 86kg - June 28th 2019 weight 74kg. Loss of 12kg or 26.4lbs

As a 50 year old man with 3 kids, two dogs, working long hours, drinking excessive alcohol and eating at a pace and scale to match, the gym or exercising were so far back in my mind. “Where the hell did I have time for the gym!” “Exercise is for those with too much time on their hands!” commonly came to mind.

Besides, I had so many pre-conceived ideas of what a “gym” was. Treadmills, people doing repeated movements on machines I didn’t understand, it just all seemed so monotonous and meaningless! Am I going to be wasting my precious time? I am too old for this! I don’t expect too much – these were all the thoughts and questions in my mind.

Little did I realise that I was about to begin life-changing and probably life-saving habits under Lee’s coaching and guidance.

I initially invested in ten PT sessions, once a week for ten weeks. The first thing to note is the training environment is not intimidating at all. There are not 25 people who have just entered Mr Universe and making you look or feel small. This is deliberate and part of Lee’s coaching ethos about making the training environment personal and meaningful for you. This translates in Lee’s approach which is impartial, gentle, encouraging, and tailored to your own individual capability. The sessions are not just about physical training – the psychological element is hugely influential. The music, quotations on the walls, just talking with Lee, advising on nutrition, physical assessments on body mass. All of these factors make you feel motivated and allow you to take self-responsibility for your PT session.

This just doesn’t feel like a “gym”, it’s a lot more than that. Every week is different and not monotonous, the exercise routines are varied and tailored to your own capability (and boy will your capability improve!).

Lee will coach you to ensure that at each session you push a little bit harder, do one more movement, a little bit more of this and a little of that – you will NEVER do this with the same effectiveness under your own esteem. This is one of the biggest benefits of PT under Lee.


"If you don’t enjoy it the chances are you’ll give up on it. Results come from hard work thats for sure but that doesn’t mean you can’t train with a smile on your face"

Lee Idzi

Personal Trainer and Owner

Leanne Greenway

I am proud to say I have been a long term client at The Fitness Locker. It's only taken me 7 years to write a review... as they soon celebrate their 7th year I can honestly say I have loved being on their journey so here it is ...

It's been great to see the gym constantly develop, grow and improve their high standards, whilst always maintaining a professional and personal approach.

Training at the locker you are guaranteed a great atmosphere matched with dedicated coaches.

Every day the varied sessions are planned to suit your individual needs whilst always encouraging. As a client FL had ensured I have maintained focus, as I continue to become stronger. I can't recommend the FL highly enough.... it's been a pleasure to train there and that's why it's been a lucky 7.. So thanks FL.

Zoe Kent

Sounds cliche because everyone that attends the FL says it but I could genuinely never go to another gym. I have tried many gyms but never had the motivation to go regularly and actually enjoy it! As much as I moan during the sessions, I do really enjoy the gym and feel a million times better physically and mentally since returning to the FL. All coaches have a fountain of knowledge and make sure everybody is gaining the most from every session. The facilities are fantastic, the atmosphere is great and I get motivated by just turning up (usually late but I’m there 🙈🤣) which is unusual for me because I give up easily in any other gym!

Melanie Jenkins

he hook that got me to sign up to FL was the Menopause advert. I was really impressed that there was an understanding and recognition for women of a certain age and what they go through. I thought it was progressive and very relevant and wanted to know more. From my initial meeting that feeling just continued to be reinforced.The professionalism of the app, recording of the stats, the nutritional advice and the community support is fantastic - throw in the coaches encouragement, the variation of workouts and the one to one support - you have a perfect training environment. I knew instantly that I wanted to become a member. The flexibility of times means that you can get your training out of the way in the morning before work which sets you up nicely. I’m getting stronger and really feel like my confidence is building. It’s quite daunting going to the gym for the first time with already established groups, I was immediately at ease with the welcome and all new members are embraced into the FL Team. Really looking forward to being a member in 2023 and beyond!

Claire Davies

I reached a stage in my life where my diet was poor. I was either eating too much or fasting to compensate the overindulgence. I would also throw some kettlebells around 3/4 times a week, but it didn’t seem to be making any difference whatsoever. I came the fitness locker on a recommendation from a friend. I initially wanted a personal trainer to push me back into a routine, but the small group training sounded perfect to me. It has now become a completely enjoyable part of my life. I use to dread walking into the gym before, but now I get excited to start as every time I go we do something different and also have a laugh. The coaches are just fabulous, so helpful, personal and encouraging. I have followed the nutrition guidance, upped my protein and I am actually eating more than I was before I started the program, (and I still enjoy a few Proseccos or gins on the weekend!) I’m so grateful for the professional and friendly support of the staff at the fitness locker and am looking forward to the next stage of my progress.