"I feel that Ben’s knowledge and
expertise in human movement is absolutely incredible."

“After suffering a torn rotator cuff tendon, unable to use my right arm I was desperate to get my mobility back. To be able to do daily functions seemed a long way off ie reaching into a cupboard, getting dressed etc.
I had been in pain for a year, even having a steroid injection did not help very much.
Enter Ben Colgate. I had been on one of Ben’s workshops in the past and I follow his Instagram account. I like the type of work he does so I decided to get in touch and talk about my shoulder pain / lack of mobility.
On our first meeting he asked me to grab onto a pair of gymnastic rings and keeping my feet on a block, I was to “hang”. I was quite petrified as I thought “no way - this will be excruciating“.
This proved not to be the case and after just 10 sessions I have full range of movement. I can raise both arms overhead and they are side by side (my right arm was 45° at the start).
I feel that Ben’s knowledge and
expertise in human movement is absolutely incredible. The trust I put in him and his weekly exercise plans was rewarded by me being able to return to my beloved Yoga practice and be able to do downward dog without any impingement in my shoulder.
Even if you are not injured I would recommend training with Ben because he instils in you a passion to “move your body freely and naturally“. There is no better feeling that having a fluid, supple spine and strong healthy joints which is definitely the outcome if you practice what he teaches you.
I’m 100% glad I got in touch with Ben and grateful that with his help and Personal Coaching, I’m back to being pain free.”

Pav (56yrs)


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“Since having my baby Ben has been just amazing slowly and carefully building my strength and fitness back up.”

"I have been training with Ben for the last 18 months. Within a couple of weeks of training with him I discovered I was pregnant. Ben has therefore had quite a task training me through pregnancy and then afterwards helping me regain my strength, fitness and general health.
As any woman who has been pregnant before will know you can feel very vulnerable physically when in the throws of pregnancy. At no time during my training with Ben did I feel in any way vulnerable. I felt in very safe hands and could clearly see he had researched and carefully considered every exercise he gave me. Due to Ben's training and care I had a good pregnancy and felt strong and full of energy. Ben trained me in such a way that I never felt limited or frustrated by all the things I couldn't do and instead introduced so many other appropriate ways to train which were equally challenging just in a different way. I also believe strongly that due to the nature of the training with Ben I was able to recover much quicker physically from the birth.
Since having my baby Ben has been just amazing slowly and carefully building my strength and fitness back up. Initially on returning all the training I did with him was again really carefully considered. He took a steady and sensitive approach always having my best interests at the fore front of his mind. Slowly but surely with lots of encouragement I am now 7 months postpartum and feel fitter, healthier and stronger than ever.
It's very easy to find personal trainers but not easy to find someone like Ben who is a true professional and very individual. He is incredibly good at what he does. He goes out of his way to help you and has a huge knowledge of many aspects of fitness and health and is always happy to impart that knowledge to help reach your goals. He is passionate about fitness and general well being and this shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His sessions are always varied and interesting in fact often really creative but also challenging always motivating me to push past my perceived limits to get results. He also places a high value on correct form and technique. He is very easy to be with. His friendly, calm and approachable nature makes him a total pleasure to work with. I can't recommend him more highly"


H. C