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About Mark

Me at my heaviest

After losing 10 stone and completely transforming my physique, I am a personal trainer and life coach based in St Albans who assists others in achieving the fantastic results they always wanted.

Why should you train with me?

You will achieve your goals
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You will achieve your goals

Research shows 75% of people who try getting in shape without any support fail. Being accountable to me makes success almost certain. It's not just about the weekly exercise sessions – it's the ongoing support you'll receive that's going to ensure you get where you want to be.

Get maximum results in minimum time
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Get maximum results in minimum time

No time? No problem. My unique training style and nutritional advice will help tone every muscle and zap every ounce of unwanted fat without spending endless hours in the gym.

It will save you money
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It will save you money

On average Brits spend £25,000 during the course of their life trying to get in shape. Training with me will ensure you bypass the wasted memberships, gimmicky supplements and terrible diet plans and receive sound advice that really works.

It will be fun
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It will be fun

Whether it involves smashing seven bells out of a punch bag, playing your favourite music, pumping iron, being outdoors, playing a game or having lots of variety, each session will be enjoyable so you keep coming back for more.

I bridge the gap between personal trainers and normal people
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I bridge the gap between personal trainers and normal people

I have not always been in shape. I know what it is like to struggle with healthy eating and exercising, but now have the experience and expertise to give you the best chance of success.

Services

Personal Training

Personal
Training

One-to-One

Whatever your goals, my customised exercise programmes will ensure you reach the desired outcome.

Groups (2-4 people)

Is the price of one-to-one personal training over your budget? Why not share the cost and train with friends and family for extra fun and motivation.

Nutritional Advice

Nutritional
Advice

When it comes to achieving your physical aspirations, exercise is only part of the equation. My bespoke nutritional advice will reveal the truth about what you should and shouldn't be eating.

GP Referral Programme

GP Referral
Programme

As a GP referral instructor, I am able to provide exercise programmes that can assist in the effective management of medical conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, COPD, high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and different mental health conditions (low to moderate risk only).

Life Coaching

Life
Coaching

Do you find that no matter how hard you try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you keep regressing back to your old ways time and time again? As a life coach, I can help you break through the psychological barriers to ensure you incorporate health and fitness into your life for the long term.

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Success Stories

  • Kevin Clay
    "After working with Mark for only a short time my weight reduced dramatically.... I will never be able to tell you how Mark changed my life for the better and without question would strongly advise anybody to contact Mark immediately as I believe he will change your life forever in a constructive, positive way."
    Kevin Clay
  • Karen Hayward
    "Mark's coaching has really helped me change the way I eat. I am no longer obsessing about food and just eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full."
    Karen Haywood
  • Emilio
    "The one word I would use to describe training with Mark is FUN! It is like training with a best friend you have known for years. His sessions are challenging but incredibly varied. I can't begin to tell you how much happier I am being 25kg lighter. It has completely changed my life and I would never have been able to do it if it wasn't for Mark's encouragement and expertise. Thank you!"
    Emilio Cano
  • Aryan
    "Working with Mark will change your life. He isn’t a typical PT who’ll train you in your hourly sessions and be done there. He really cares and goes above and beyond to work out different training sessions each time and takes the time to work over nutritional guidance that works for you. He’s helped me gain more confidence and be happy with myself in a way I haven’t been before. He’s a great PT and a great guy who’ll get you results and keep you smiling along the way"
    Aryan Khanna
  • Sally
    "I’ve been training with Mark for about 7 months and have lost 20 kilos. When I first started seeing Mark, I was suffering with hip pain and insomnia, as well as being overweight. Within a month, I was sleeping so much better. Mark tailored the sessions around my ability and goals and helped me with nutrition plans and food advice. I have never felt better. Mark has quite literally helped change my life. I feel better, look better, sleep better and most importantly, I’m healthier. Mark’s personality is what made this possible. He keeps sessions fun, challenging and varied, as well as being a genuinely nice guy. He is amazing to work with. Email him... It will be one of the best things you ever do for yourself"
    Sally Lewis
  • Hannah
    "Working with Mark has been absolutely amazing. He's got the perfect balance of being supportive & encouraging whilst still pushing you to work hard & improve. I've always quite enjoyed exercising but he's helped me to fall in love with weight training. His food plans are really easy to follow too and he takes into account what you like and what will work for you. On top of all of the above he's also just a really lovely bloke who I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a PT!"
    Hannah Watson
  • Steve
    "I started my journey with Mark 8 months ago after being massively overweight for the last 10 years. Through Mark's nutrition plan and fitness sessions, I managed to drop 5 stone over 6 months and never felt better. This was during the National Lockdown when gyms were closed and we were all stuck indoors. I'm stronger, fitter and lighter than I ever have been before. If you're sitting there thinking, "I really should do something about my weight" or "I need to get fit" then just have a few sessions with Mark and you'll be thankful you did. I was that person who had lost confidence, was depressed about my weight and now I have turned that corner and I'm not looking back. All thanks to Mark!"
    Steve Gray
  • Curtis
    "My experience with Mark has been fantastic! I have lost 30 lbs but also got stronger. What is unique about Mark and his approach is his person centered approach, from a nutrition plan to the programming of workouts. He also knows how to push beyond what I think is possible but not push too far. He is focused on helping achieve results but in a friendly, supportive and non-judgmental manner."
    Curtis Irwin

Testimonials

  • 'Mark has helped me to lose 20kg over 6 months' "I've been working with Mark now for about 3 years. During that time we've covered a number of different programmes, including weight loss, hypertrophy and rehab after a shoulder injury.

    Mark has helped me to lose 20kg over 6 months and rehab my shoulder during the same period. He's been very reliable and good inspiration based on his own personal journey.

    Always reliable and trustworthy and a great bloke, which is pretty important considering the amount of time you spend in the gym/working out."
    Jay Patel
  • 'I can definitely say that Mark has helped me achieve my goals' "About 6 months ago, I needed to lose weight and wanted to improve my body shape. I had never worked out in a gym environment before, so I looked at a number of PT's for guidance. Mark's profile stood out - I instantly related to his own amazing transformation and realised that he had all the experiences to understand my own journey. After taking the time to understand my motivations, general health, diet and activity levels, Mark tailored a program to suit my individual requirements.

    Having lost 16kg (2.5 stone), toned up and improved my health and general well-being dramatically, I can definitely say that Mark has helped me achieve my goals. From understanding gym equipment, the right exercise and the correct form, to the importance of diet, discipline and understanding your body - my own knowledge has increased exponentially.

    Couple all of the above with an easy-going nature and a 'firm but fair & fun' attitude, Mark is a great guy to train with.

    Let's put it this way - if you fail with Mark, it won't be down to him!"
    Graham Anderson
  • 'Great PT and great guy – highly recommended' "It’s been awesome working with Mark over the last couple of years. Mark took time to understand what I wanted to achieve, and provided a tailored workout and meal plan to complement this. He updated these regularly as we continued the journey and when I met mini-goals along the way. One great thing about the meal plans was that Mark made them realistic and do-able, contrary to many of the recommended plans you see on the internet – all down to Mark taking the time to understand my work timetable, availability, dietary restrictions and lifestyle.

    Mark makes sessions fun, mixing around workouts regularly, bringing in new ideas and exercises. If an exercise didn’t work for me, he took the time to plan something else which suited me better. Mark comes prepared to each session, with a tailored work-out and details of previous PBs to ensure I push myself that little bit further each time.

    Great PT and great guy – highly recommended. Cheers Mark!"
    Ali Datoo
  • 'I am so pleased with my results' "Mark has been a committed, encouraging and great personal trainer throughout. He is responsive to my individual abilities and totally understands what I want to achieve. Mark has helped me improve my overall strength, endurance and muscle tone and I am so pleased with my results. He has a varied and individually written plan for every session and imparts lots of valuable knowledge about the body, health, nutrition and as life coach is very positive and supportive.

    Mark is focused, respectful and a very approachable PT who I would highly recommend on your health and fitness journey because he genuinely understands having been through his own experiences. He understands the obstacles, barriers everyone can face and provides the motivation and support needed. Thanks Mark!"
    Manju Anand
  • 'I felt a noticeable improvement in my health and fitness' "I started working with Mark after several years of not having done any exercise. I was also at the tail end of recovering from a post viral infection, which resulted in fatigue and dizziness. After just a few weeks, I felt a noticeable improvement in my health and fitness. Mark had the perfect balance of understanding my situation, but equally not treating me like someone who was 'unwell' or 'unfit' and still pushing me to achieve what I am capable of.

    In the initial taster session, Mark spent a lot of time and effort to fully understand my specific goals. I am really pleased with the changes that I can see in my physique in line with these goals and am excited to see how I develop with more training.

    Thanks to Mark, I have gone from someone who did not particularly enjoy exercise to someone who has bought a home gym so that I could continue training during the national lockdown."
    Olivia Hinman
  • 'I can't recommend Mark highly enough! ' "I can't recommend Mark highly enough! If you're looking for a PT who focuses a programme designed specifically for your needs then he is your man.

    I was dubious about getting a personal trainer, as I was worried I was too unfit or would find it too difficult, but Mark gave me encouragement from day one. I am now confident in the gym and have a much better understanding of how to work my body.

    He gradually got me into different strength training exercises, focusing on doing the technique right and learning the machines thoroughly and how to use them most effectively.

    Mark's knowledge is not only around exercise, it's also around different areas such as diet and nutrition. He's also a great character, lovely guy to chat to, fun but serious at the same time.

    Really highly recommend. 6 stars if I could!"
    Dev Day
  • 'I enjoyed his training sessions so much' "I’ve been training with Mark for 2 years now, originally to help me get in shape for my wedding. After achieving my goals, I enjoyed his training sessions so much that I continued training with him after my wedding!

    Mark makes the workouts we do varied each time and really pushes me and encourages me during each session. He also provides nutritional advice to supplement the training we do. If you’re looking for a trainer he’s your man!"
    Joyeta Das
  • 'I would highly recommend Mark for whatever your fitness needs are' "What I like most about Mark is his ability to think on his feet. I am slightly disabled which means that I am not able to do all the exercises that Mark suggests, so it is good to see how quickly Mark stops me if something isn’t working, and finds an alternative. He is also very good at breaking down the movement, for example I wanted to be lighter on my feet for jumping so we worked on the take-off, stretch in the middle of the jump and landing.

    I am an actor and for a particular part, I had to carry a large man off stage. So for the last three months I have been doing resistance training and Mark set up a very good program that built up the weight I could lift and the length of time I could carry it for without stopping. In short, I would highly recommend Mark for whatever your fitness needs are."
    Jeremy Lowe
  • 'Working with Mark has completely changed my life for the better' "Working with Mark has completely changed my life for the better. Mark helped me with nutrition plans and tailored training sessions to my ability. His approach to living a healthy lifestyle is truly inspiring. His sessions are challenging, varied and fun. Mark has helped me gain confidence and I now feel good about myself. He is genuinely a nice guy who has his clients best interest at heart."
    Ingrida Allen

Contact

Make an Enquiry Today and Book Your Free Taster Session and Consultation

 

Clients come from all over Hertfordshire to train with me, including St Albans, Harpenden, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Hertford. 

Call: 07949 219 537
Email: markludlowpt@gmail.com

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