I first started training with George a little over 7 months ago. As a trainer myself, I was extremely happy to have found George as it was important to learn from the best. I’ve had a back injury, which had put me out of action for over 12 months, so after my initial assessment with George, the first 12 weeks was mostly rehab. I found George extremely inspiring with his no excuse approach towards his clients and also his own training, which has really changed and continues to change my mindset. What he didn’t know was that he inspired me so much that I was itching to get into Powerlifting, but I kept it to myself as I was unable to do 2 of the 3 lifts. I asked to squat and deadlift on a few occasions, but George asked me stick to the plan and only let me perform these exercises when he felt I was ready. So when George asked me if I was interested in doing Powerlifting, I didn’t have to think twice. I did doubt my abilities though, as I had always been naturally better with endurance than strength, but George made me believe I could do it. Well he was certainly right, and after 5 months of competition preparation, we were able to break all the national masters records like he had planned for me. What impressed me was that my whole 5 months of programming was laid out in front of me before we even started training and we never deviated from the plan. Although it was hard work, I looked forward to every training session with George. Each session we pushed harder and harder, but in a safe manner, as he totally understood my injury. The great thing about being coached by George is that he has a way of getting the best out of you, and you never want to let him down. During training he is extremely professional and it’s all business but after training he takes the time to also be a great friend in which I can’t thank him enoug. I’m looking to what the future brings as I have just received my next 8 week training block in preparation for the nationals. I know I’m in the best possible hands so with confidence I can say we’ll be smashing some bigger numbers. Thanks again George for sharing your great knowledge and being the most incredible coach.