Testimonials

Here's what our client's say about their training and path to fitness with Infinite Balance.

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How would you describe your experience with Kirsty / Infinite Balance?
It has been fantastic! Kirsty has got me working with weights & doing exercises I have never done before. She has kept me sane through lockdown by providing workouts in the evening & first thing in the morning. It gave me a chance to keep fit, have a bit of time for me & a break from the homeschooling & multi tasking of the children. I have learnt so much about fitness, wellbeing & nutrition.
What made you choose Kirsty over other Personal Trainers / Nutrition Coaches?
I initially joined Kirsty because of the fitball classes she provided which were challenging but relaxing too. This developed into group training sessions before lockdown. I have for the past 2 years been participating in the zoom classes either in the evening or early morning. They have been great as they fitted in with my daily routine.
Kirsty has also offered resets which have been helpful to me understanding more about nutrition & wellbeing. She provides a very personal, tailored experience that you can mould to be what you want it to be. Doing as many workouts as you wish, with challenges set to participate in. Kirsty is very supportive & will answer questions or find out answers but it is also sociable on the group forums - sharing recipes, experiences & reality!
How would you describe your relationship with fitness / health / nutrition after working with Kirsty?
My understanding of the relationship between different food groups & nutrition is much improved. I have learnt alot about my fitness & I will definitely continue to use weights as part of my workout routine which I would have never done before.
Has working with Kirsty brought you closer to your goal? If so, what have you achieved.
I am much more aware of the importance of drinking water & balancing my meals & snacks than I was before I started training with Kirsty. I am much stronger & understand what I need to do to keep in balance.
What would you say to someone who is considering working with Kirsty?
Go for it! Kirsty is so approachable, nothing is too much trouble. Your requirements will be personalised and tailored to what you want to achieve in a welcoming environment where you will meet many like minded people. Kirsty looks at the whole person & not just the fitness aspect.
Kate Smith

What have you been doing to invest in your health and fitness with Infinite Balance?
I have loved taking part in a couple of The Reset programmes. I am a regular user of the Trainerize app which I absolutely love! I use what I have learnt via the reset programmes to inform my nutritional choices. I still have treats but in moderation. When I have a relaxed day with food I know to reset and move forward being more mindful of the choices that I make.
What are your results of investing in your health and fitness?
I feel strong physically and mentally when I am exercising regularly. Some days the workouts are lower in intensity, but the act of moving my body and doing something for me makes me feel good. Exercise gives me a focus and releases the endorphins, I never regret a workout but do regret the days I don’t move.
How has Kirsty / Infinite Balance helped you?
Kirsty armed me with the tools and motivation that I needed to get started. She motivates, encourages and inspires all those involved with infinite balance. She has created a community of like minded people who are there to support one another. This support has been invaluable.
Mari.

What have you been doing to invest in your health and fitness with Infinite Balance?
I have been attending the IB studio twice a week and one virtual session a week. I have been gently increasing the weights I use for each exercise and using resistance bands. I endeavour to drink two litres of water a day but I find that this is either really easy or a total non starter. I try to go to bed at 10pm to be settled by 1030pm.
What are your results of investing in your health and fitness?
Last week I volunteered on a stage crew for a panto production. I'm sure that at the start of the week the old hands, who were very happy to have me helping, thought that I wouldn't be able to lift the heavy scenery, me being a mid life woman! But by the end of the week I'd certainly proved to both then and to myself that am more than capable of turning my hand to any of these jobs. The 10 kg stage weights were no problem for me! I was picking up two at a time or managing one weight and a piece of scenery too! The day some of the others were complaining of aching I was feeling strong without any aches or pains that I would normally have expected doing that much physical effort. I even felt my core muscles engage on more than one occasion. A very new experience for me. This week has shown me that I am strong, I am capable and has demonstrated that all the hard work in the studio had given me strength and stamina I have never had before. Today I even feel as if I need slightly heavier weights again!
How has Kirsty / Infinite Balance helped you?
IB and Kirsty have made exercise a routine part of my weekly habit, it had shown me that regular exercise doesn't have to be a chore but can be enjoyable and that pushing yourself just a little bit every time rewards you in ways you can't imagine! Kirsty's positive influence has literally changed my life. Last month I got myself a new job and that wouldn't have happened without the IB family showing me that it's up to me but I can do it and I don't have to stick with the status quo.
Is there anything that Kirsty could help you more with?
Helping me to ensure that there is a session that fits with the new routine of my new job. I know she already got it covered 👍
Corinne.

What have you been doing to invest in your health and fitness with Infinite Balance?
Regular shared PT sessions and online groups. It is the flexibility that keeps me motivated and positive.
Built my confidence in my own body despite a few problems with the back.
What are your results of investing in your health and fitness?
A lifesaver during lockdowns and covid restrictions. Kirsty kept up energy and enthusiasm despite her juggling so much.
Really built my confidence in my legs and I am back on the treadmill!
Sleep better, eating habits more under control but embracing the sense of being kind to yourself and treating/ looking after the whole body.
Not all about weight loss!
How has Kirsty / Infinite Balance helped you?
Tailored my workouts. Works me hard and has been very flexible . Time flies and makes it fun.
Ali.
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Ok , here goes...
I am determined to fight this and get fit (again)! 💪
I have thought long and hard about whether to post this and people may say it's oversharing but it proves I am only human at the end of the day 💜
I also feel I am ready to share this, as if you have not not been through this yourself it may make you understand more what it's like. I am not posting this for sympathy, instead I hope this post will inspire other people going through the same/something similar to me to know we are all in this together and we will get through it! 💪
Last year was one of the hardest for me. In January 2021 I got COVID really badly. Luckily I was not hospitalised but I was close to going in. As a result of having COVID, I have been left with symptoms of Long COVID and Severe Asthma 😔
Before having COVID I used to sing in my local choir, go to the gym, swim, run, enjoy going out with my family, meeting friends but all this had to take a back seat so that I have been able to keep myself safe, recover and rest properly.
So, why the picture of the trainers? 👟
I decided I needed to do everything I could to help myself whilst also being under my hospital consultants. That is why, at the beginning of January, I joined Kirsty Ellson Balance Reset group to help me get my health and fitness journey back on track. This has really spurred me on to do what I can to help and aid my own recovery.
Kirsty has been amazing and really supportive. I am in a group with a lovely bunch of ladies, where we are accountable to each other and catch up together regularly, which is lovely. I am also able to do the sessions online until I am ready to go back into a face to face environment.
I would definitely recommend Kirsty Ellson Infinite Balance - Fitness and Wellbeing business to everyone. It's given me further hope of fully recovering one day and a refreshed outlook.
Thank you for reading this and remember, 'Be Kind' you never know what someone else is going through! 💜
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Words from Elaine...

For a number of years I have felt the need to be fitter.  I did attempt to join a gym where a trainer went through various equipment and gave me generalised exercises but then left me to carry on. I would visit once a week with no particular plan and not remember what I had done the week before.  I was always afraid to speak with the trainer thinking I was a nuisance.

Last year after a minor medical procedure I found I was gradually putting on weight on top of the weight I’d been carrying over the years.  Coincidentally, a Facebook user asked for recommendations for a personal trainer in Cheltenham.  The majority of replies were recommending Kirsty who they couldn’t praise enough.  So, I started following Kirsty on Instagram.  Throughout the threads I felt she was talking to me and I related to so much of what she was saying.  I have a number of plans for 2022 and generally needed to be fitter and be able to move quicker so eventually I plucked up the courage to contact her.

 

For a number of years I have felt the need to be fitter.  I did attempt to join a gym where a trainer went through various equipment and gave me generalised exercises but then left me to carry on. I would visit once a week with no particular plan and not remember what I had done the week before.  I was always afraid to speak with the trainer thinking I was a nuisance.

Last year after a minor medical procedure I found I was gradually putting on weight on top of the weight I’d been carrying over the years.  Coincidentally, a Facebook user asked for recommendations for a personal trainer in Cheltenham.  The majority of replies were recommending Kirsty who they couldn’t praise enough.  So, I started following Kirsty on Instagram.  Throughout the threads I felt she was talking to me and I related to so much of what she was saying.  I have a number of plans for 2022 and generally needed to be fitter and be able to move quicker so eventually I plucked up the courage to contact her.

First, I emailed Kirsty with a little information about myself, particularly how old I was at 67 years, very unfit and hardly undertake any exercise.  I thought she could then let me down gently; that it was too late for me to start exercising.  But she immediately contacted me by mobile and we had a lovely chat.  Her positivity and passion was inspiring and so we arranged to meet for a consultation.  Straight away I felt she was confident in helping me.  I decided that I wanted personal training each week and thought that would be it, but Kirsty gives me exercises to do during the week on an ‘app’ and there’s always exercises to do ‘on demand’.  She also contacts me through email to see how I am getting on and particularly how I am feeling after my workout.

I also have a problem with my knees and Kirsty has given me specific exercises to strengthen the muscles in the legs and around the knees.  We also talk about nutrition because although I was completing all the exercises and only eating a certain number of calories I wasn’t losing any weight.  Kirsty made some suggestions and I try to adhere to them.  I await the results!!  I love all the exercises and I now find myself doing some of the exercises when I’m waiting at work.

If you have doubts and insecurities regarding your fitness, then I thoroughly recommend Kirsty’s training and guidance.  She has inspired and encouraged me to believe in myself and that even at 67 with no proper gym experience, I am able to embark on a fitness journey and with dedication, I will succeed my goals.

 

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I have been wanting/not wanting to do @infinite_balance_x HITT for ages.

Kirsty reminds me that I am alive!

I needed Kirsty to kick me into gear to stop eating the stodgy junk that is in my diet at the moment.

This morning after another bad nights sleep I lay there with my eyes shut thinking, ‘it’s light, if I keep my eyes shut longer I might miss it because sleep is so important! My alarm then went off in the kitchen...that meant it was 7am and I had missed diddly squat!!!! Did I join Martin for my safe and steady arms or did I go for it and kick my arse with Kirsty! I determine the quality of my life. No one else.

I signed in and went to the class. I sweated and I wanted to give up. The burpee to sit up 5mins AMRAP did not go down well and made me glad I was on mute! I wanted to strop and cry but I didn’t.

I finished the class and I feel like I climbed a mountain.

You choose. Feel rubbish or feel good!

As always, you know the score #moveeveryday wherever, however with whoever. You will be grateful!

Lise

 

Being part of Infinite Balance has transformed my approach to fitness; it’s really flexible so means that I can always find time to exercise, even with a fulltime job and two young children to look after.

The people are friendly and down to earth, and non-intimidating. Everyone encourages each other and it’s motivating to be part of a community of like-minded people.

Trainerize, our app, has a huge variety of workouts and activities so I can always find something to do, whatever my mood or how much time I have available, and I never get bored with doing the same workouts over and over again.

Kirsty is brilliant at keeping it interesting and fun. She knows what I’m capable of and encourages me to push myself, so that I’m continuously improving.

The Infinite Balance facebook group and the various challenges like the January 30 day reset and the February 28 days of movement keep me motivated.

I’m the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been and feel so much more positive about my body.

Sarah

In the first lockdown, Laura's focus was on her homeschooling her children and temporarily stopped actively exercising and eating a balanced diet.

However, September 1st 2020 she was back ...with a mission. Laura wanted to feel fit, strong and healthy again. Over the past six months, Laura has established her pre lockdown routines, lost 2.5 stones, but as well as the weight loss, she is feeling great in her clothes, with energy and feeling happy in her body. Listen to Laura's story here....it is inspiring!

Kirsty is that fabulous balance, inspiring and motivational and down to earth and funny.

She manages to challenge me and find the tiny shifts that move me forward. Taking time to adapt to me personally and understanding what is hard or new for my body even during lockdown.
Thank you Kirsty I’m enjoying my fitness journey. Mel xxx

‘I joined Kirsty in July 2019, since then I have dropped 2 dress sizes and gained a whole load of confidence.

I now exercise 3 to 4 times a week with Kirsty, and it’s become such a routine that it feels odd to miss a session. It’s always fun to be in the gym, or on zoom. Regardless, each workout is made personal to everyone in the session, as Kirsty takes the time to know what each individual needs and wants to succeed.
Kirsty has not only helped me lose weight, but she has helped me to rebalance my goals and build a good relationship with food.
Thank you Kirsty for all your hard work and patience!x’
Bethany

I am so pleased that Chris picked up my leaflet in Havanas Coffee, Pittville, Cheltenham

Chris, aged 59, wanted to make a change.
He wanted to feel fitter, stronger and improve his ‘cricket’ fitness.
We started nice and steady and week by week he got stronger and was aerobically ‘fitter’. Little did he know, how much fitness would improve his mental health as well as his physical fitness.

At the age of 66 I was feeling overweight and unfit and knew I had to do something about it.

I feel fit, more confident and happier with the way I look. I have dropped 1-2 dress sizes and have lots more energy.
Then 19 months ago I had an opportunity to attend a trial session with my daughter. With trepidation I went along.
I immediately felt at ease, supported and treated as an individual.
Now 19 months on my body is much, much stronger.
I look forward to my workouts which challenge my whole body. Each workout is tailored to my needs.
My running ability has increased from a minute on the treadmill to 5km out on my own. I hope to continue with Kirsty and infinite balance for as long as possible.
Pirjo, 68

 

For me, Infinite Balance has become a way of life.

I have always found sticking to a fitness regime hard. That’s because I have got bored and never really considered what makes me tick, and what would work for me.

I always wanted the quick fix.
Kirsty challenges you physically, and encourages you to take the time to think about your relationship with food, and your goals.
When you are able to understand this for yourself, she has the tools and ability to enable these goals to become a reality.
Infinite Balance is an amazing community of like minded people, bought together by Kirsty who is a pro at what she does. We are all supportive of one another and celebrate each others successes. I am proud to be a part of infinite balance and to have met a great group of people in the process is a real bonus.
👍💕🙏
Mari,

Kirsty Ellson is amazing! Having known her for almost 24 years I can vouch that she is a highly skilled and passionate PT who is all about getting your physical, mental and nutritional health in balance. Highly recommended if you want to get healthy and strong in a super friendly environment. Physical and virtual classes or individual, pairs or group PT, there really is something for everyone. Kirsty is always available for an informal chat to explain all. Highly recommended on all levels!

Nathalie, 41

Jemma has been coming to Infinite Balance sessions for nearly a year - Jemma trains at least three times a week and loves it! She is feeling strong and happy - and loving feel body confident in her shorts!

Jemma

Infinite Balance is brilliant. As a working Mum of three fitting exercise into my weekly routine sometimes seems impossible.
With the help and support of Kirsty the impossible is made possible! She knows what you are capable of and always makes sure you push yourself safely. I would highly recommend Kirsty to anyone out there looking to improve their health and fitness.
Nathalie.

Kirsty is that fabulous balance, inspiring and motivational and down to earth and funny.

She manages to challenge me and find the tiny shifts that move me forward. Taking time to adapt to me personally and understanding what is hard or new for my body even during lockdown.
Thank you Kirsty I’m enjoying my fitness journey. Mel xxx

Kirsty has been the highlight of lockdown for me. Her sessions are fun but challenging and being able to attend such a varied and dynamic session with her bubbly voice of encouragement in the background as I push myself to new limits but in the comfort of my own home has been fabulous!
Thank you Kirsty!
Jennifer

I love Fitball with Infinite Balance. Somehow Kirsty is managing to create a fantastic atmosphere even though we’re all at the end of the Zoom link!
Honestly, these classes are helping me get through the lockdown, they give me something to look forward to each week and help me unwind after working from home scrunched over the laptop!

Highly recommended!

Kate

Kirsty is a fab trainer. I started to have sessions with her five months ago when I was feeling unfit and out of condition. She has helped me to really enjoy exercise again and has gently increased the intensity of my workouts as I get fitter.
At 54 I thought my running and jogging days were over, but I completed a 5k run in December with other infinite balance clients and am running a 10k next month.
I work away quite a lot and Kirsty has been brilliant at setting up programmes So I can workout in the gym when I’m away.
That said, I love the small group PT sessions at Kirsty’s studio and always come away feeling I’ve worked hard and had some laughter with the other ladies.
Thank you Kirsty for helping me feel better physically and mentally and for helping me to shed some pounds!

Linda

Kirsty is a fantastic trainer. I had not exercised properly for years, due to the demanding nature of my job, yet within a few training sessions Kirsty had given me the confidence to. Not only did she teach me how to correctly position my body, while exercising, she managed to lift me mentally from my doldrums. I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you Kirsty.🌼🌞

Nikki

 

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