I work hard to connect with my clients, listening to their
needs and expectations. I assess and develop sustainable
exercise routines and where requested, health and nutrition
advice. Below you'll find genuine testimonials from just some of
I have really enjoyed our 1-2-1 fitness sessions ... fun and interesting
Jurga is a great trainer, I have really enjoyed our 1-2-1 fitness sessions
together. She also has a vast knowledge about nutrition and healthy living - she
is supportive and understanding. Most of all she keeps it fun and interesting! I
highly recommend her services if you are looking to start, re-start or boost
your fitness journey!
Sarah G. (Nottingham)
We have progressed a lot and can see visible results in our shape and
My Husband & I have been training with Jurga for 3 months. She has tailored a
variety of workouts to accommodate each of our preferences. Because we have two
small children, we have been able to fit in the sessions in our back garden once
a week. We have looked forward to it every week and feel like we have gotten to
know Jurga who is a lovely, friendly, supportive and encouraging coach. We have
progressed a lot and can see visible results in our shape and fitness, plus it's
been really nice to have that time together as a couple without thinking about
chores or work etc! We would highly recommend Jurga. She knows her stuff and
gets the best from you with a very positive approach. Thank you Jurga for your
time, help and lovely smiley face!
Fiona & Ben (Ravenshead,
I was amazed at the results I was able to achieve.
“I started training with Jurga whilst shredding my post baby weight ready for
a friends beach wedding in South Africa. I was amazed at the results I was able
to achieve. Jurga has a a wonderful way of encouraging you to give more than you
thought was possible through excellent mentoring and motivational skills.. Focus
is balanced between good form whilst training and healthy eating regimes whilst
between sessions. Thanks Jurga for all your effort and support.”
Kate K. (Nottingham)
We trained together outdoors … I gained the confidence to join a gym and
haven’t looked back since
“I started Personal Training with Jurga following putting on a scary amount
of weight during a low point in my life. We trained together outdoors at a local
park. After working with Jurga and losing a considerable amount of weight by
both training and following her nutritional advice I gained the confidence to
join a gym and haven’t looked back since. Jurga still checks in with me and
keeps me on the straight and narrow. I highly recommend her….”
I took on board your advice … have lost 3 st
“I took on board your advice and carried on thinking about positive things
every morning and stopped drinking so tea-total now and eating healthily and
doing yoga. Have lost 3 st – I’m so proud, one more hurdle then I will carry on
and get to my goal. Thank you – you are an inspiration!”
Mrs Ann S.
Jurga was much more interested in what was the root cause and helping me
solve my weight problem permanently
“I never tire of telling this story. Jurga was the person that really
kick-started my weight loss journey. When I first met Jurga in May 2012, I was
20 stones – now in Jan 2014 I weigh 16 stones 10 pounds, and I’m well on my way
to my target of 14 stones.
I met Jurga at a business networking event. I
dreaded meeting fitness experts at these events because I always had the same
Me: “So what do you do”
Them: “I’m a fitness instructor /
Me: (nervous defence laughter) “Oh right, I probably
shouldn’t talk to you then!!”
Them: “Yes, I can tell your fat, get to my
gym / class”
Now, I’m overly dramatic with the paraphrasing, but in my mind
it’s what I heard. I then stood back and listened to a spiel about the types of
classes they did / gym equipment they had. Having been a serial fatty for about
15 years, there was nothing that turned me off more.
Until I met Jurga…we
had the same exchange but her response to my defence laughter was “OK, so at
least you’ve recognised you’ve got a problem – how do you think you got here?”
That one question got me thinking and is the best example I can give of what
separates Jurga from everyone else I’ve met in this field – she wasn’t a fitness
“doctor”, looking to prescribe me their “medicine”. Jurga was much more
interested in what was the root cause and helping me solve my weight problem
Over time we met for coffee occasionally and we talked about
(without me realising it) me taking ownership of my weight issue. Slowly but
surely I added in small but permanent changes that on their own were not
immense, but collectively added up.
What’s more, because I had decided on
the small changes, to me they were achievable and could fit into my lifestyle –
so the change stuck and became habits.
Things like swapping out my hourly
coffee at work for a glass of water; running upstairs to the loo not strolling;
walking to the shop 3-4 times a week for small shops, rather than take the car
once a week for a big family shop all became a part of my daily routine.
the start I felt like I couldn’t quit because I’d be letting Jurga down. Over
time you become more self-aware and look at things you do with you own diet and
exercise. I still integrate the “small steps” philosophy Jurga taught me from
the outset. I’m now motivated by my own personal goals and being fit for my wife
and 2 kids.
Am I perfect – no. Have I achieved my goals yet – no. But I had
no hope and no idea where to start; without a chance meeting with Jurga who
knows where I’d be now?
The fact is that after that chance meeting I’m over
3 stone lighter, I’m more active now than I’ve been in years and that goal
weight is just a matter of time.
I would highly recommend that anyone with
long-term weight issues like I had pick up the phone or email Jurga and meet up
either in person or go to one of her classes. It is the best thing I ever did
and I am happy to class Jurga as a friend.”
Marcus H. (Nottingham)
I have had many comments from friends and family about how much more toned I
“I originally contacted Jurga as I felt that I need personal guidance to my
fitness regime and somebody to help motivate me which I wasn’t able to do when I
was at the gym on my own.
Jurga has got results quickly and I have had many
comments from friends and family about how much more toned I look. Jurga has
introduced me to new exercises I had never tried before and I am probably in my
best shape ever.
I look forward to my workouts with Jurga!”
Ann L. (Nottingham)
I began to feel an increased sense of achievement. I noticed a marked
increase in both my strength and my stamina
“I looked for a PT as I wanted to feel better about myself. I found it much
better to work one-to-one than to go to the gym as I have more confidence in
performing exercises properly if I work alongside an instructor.
the sessions to be stimulating as the exercises were varied per session which
kept things interesting. The exercises were tailored to my specific needs and
goals. I found Jurga to be highly motivating and encouraging and easy to follow.
Jurga didn’t just concentrate on physical activity, she gave me lots of advice
and guidance on diet and approaching general fitness. After several sessions my
confidence levels rose and I began to feel an increased sense of achievement –
after just a few sessions I noticed a marked increase in both my strength and my
Mrs Louise C. (Guiltbrook, Nottingham)
Steady weight loss and improved fitness. No fads or fancy diets, just
“I had tried everything , from hypnotherapy to boot camp to gyms to exercise
DVDs. I ultimately realised that I needed the one to one interaction only a
personal trainer can deliver.
I have achieved steady weight loss and
improved fitness. No fads or fancy diets , just sensible eating and I don’t go
hungry. I look forward to our training sessions – Jurga is like a ray of
sunshine – and she leaves me with a real buzz and a ‘can do ‘ attitude. Before I
met Jurga , I never realised I was eating the wrong foods and the wrong portion
sizes. That was one of the first things that Jurga looked into and changed my
whole attitude to food.
She is always accessible for advice – at any time
of the day and always encouraging . I have a busy job and I would not have
managed to regularly exercise but for the flexibility that she offers. I have
had a personal trainer before some years ago who never listened to clients .
Jurga listens and adapts. Each session is completely different and tailor made
to the individual. Personal Training is not cheap but she is more that worth it
and I wish I had found her earlier. I would have loved to have continued with
her but due to family reasons we are moving 80 miles away from Nottinghamshire
and I will miss her friendly patter and the invigorating training sessions.
I would highly recommend Jurga to anyone who is looking for a friendly and
dedicated personal trainer.”
Mrs S. H. (Radcliffe-on-Trent)
From injury back to fitness
“I have used Jurga’s PT services for over a year now. At first I started
using her because I had no confidence and was very unfit due to doing no
exercise because I had suffered a brain injury caused in a car crash. Seeing
Jurga has not only helped with my balance and coordination, but she has also
improved my fitness, toned my body and massively helped with my confidence.
Jurga is always positive and upbeat and really helps you to want to keep fit.
Jurga’s friendly demeanour and positive attitude leads to a great teacher. I
would recommend Jurga’s services to anyone. I haven’t been to the Kettlercise
class, but because of Jurga, I now love kettlebells, and would attend the class
Thank you Jurga!”
Miss Lauren H. (Nottingham)
You got me motivated
“I’ll stand by my statement – your class is hard work, and so it should be.
But you make it fun, and I’m sure I’m not just speaking for myself when I say
the benefit I feel for the rest of the week far outweighs the short-term aching
You’re a brilliant trainer Jurga and you get the balance of fun and
hard work right. More importantly for me, you got me motivated by getting me
thinking about how my weight increased, what I wanted to achieve and gave me
simple everyday steps to improve my health and wellbeing.
I may have a
different mindset but I go to your class because I know I will work hard and the
results will be worth it.
If anyone reading this is thinking about getting
fit but doesn’t know where to start, you should definitely contact Jurga as a
Marcus H. (Nottingham)
It’s been hard work, but life changing!
“It’s been hard work, but life changing. The nutritional, fitness and
metabolic advice has certainly improved my overall lifestyle.
varied with new exercises and different techniques.
friendliness and constant support helps make it enjoyable. Always motivating …
I have no hesitation in recommending Jurga as a personal
Mrs B.H. (West Bridgford, Nottingham)
“I am loving the Kettlercise class Jurga takes, she makes a point of learning
everyone’s name so it feels personal and you’re not just another face in the
class. It’s a great workout for all over toning and fitness which is a lot of
fun, but also makes you sweat :) I’m so glad I came across this class – I have
just 1 session a week and already the difference in my body shape and fitness is
noticeable; definitely a class I will keep attending and would recommend to
anyone! Keep up the great work, Jurga!”
Mrs S. Edensor (Nottingham)
“I had been planning my wedding for a while, everything was sorted except me!
I had the perfect dress but felt I could look better in it. Having tried (and
failed) at many diets in the past and feeling too self conscious to use the gym
I began to look for other options and came across Jurga :) She was able to come
to my house and carry out personal training sessions, this was invaluable, as a
nurse my shift patterns change from week to week but we were always able to find
a day to train. The exercises, the diet advice and someone on the end of the
phone/internet was just what I needed! I recently went for my dress fitting and
it felt perfect!! (even needs taking in now :) ) I now feel confident enough to
attend my local gym classes. I feel like I have a new lease of life! I cannot
thank Jurga enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her service.”
Hutchinson (Mansfield) – March 2012
“I want to thank you from the bottom of
my heart for all the help and support you have given me to get on the right
path. I would like to thank you so much for your time, effort and encouragement-
you truly are an inspiration and I wouldn’t think twice about recommending you
to friends, family and colleagues, you are great at what you do.”
“I am really enjoying your kettlercise class. You lead and motivate the class
well by your self motivation, participation and encouragement. You ensure
everyone is doing the exercises correctly and getting the best benefit without
causing injury. Although we are in a class of people it does feel like you
connect and treat us all as individuals and ensure people are working and
pushing themselves to their appropriate level.”
Miss Sarah H.
Training for London marathon
“I was in the process of training for the London Marathon 2011 earlier this
year and was a little lost in my training and needed a bit more direction. I
felt I needed to give serious thought to my diet and other types of exercise
apart from running. I was looking to seek advice from a personal trainer and
Jurga was recommended to me. I firstly met with Jurga to discuss my diet, this
was then followed by a gym session where we specifically worked on the areas
that I wanted to target i.e. core strength, stability and stretching as I was
concerned about getting injured. I received honest and practical advice from
Jurga – as a working mum I haven’t got a lot of time. I received advice on how
to improve my diet to benefit my training and to keep my energy levels up which
has been of great help and benefit to me. The gym session was also invaluable to
me and the exercises I was shown were 100% geared towards my requirements. Since
meeting with Jurga, I have successfully completed the London Marathon, have lost
a few pounds in weight and am now looking to run my next marathon in Sept. My
eating habits have improved immensely and I feel much happier for it. I would
definitely recommend Jurga’s services for sports nutrition and exercise.”
Mrs Sarah Prior, PA (Nottingham)