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Simon Barclay

I started boxing when I was 14 at Corby Amateur Boxing Club as a light hobby. I reached two national senior novice finals in 2007 and 2008. As my boxing was becoming more serious me and my coach decided it was time to go to www.fitness121.co.uk and see Micky for help.

simon_DSC4810 Micky designs workouts for me which are designed around boxing and motivates me in training to get the best out of me. Since training with Micky I have grown stronger and his training has helped me progress as a boxer. During the time I have trained with Micky I have moved up to the highest level amateur boxing where I reached the semi-finals of the Amateur Boxing Association of England National Championship in 2009 at the first attempt in this competition. In 2010 I went on to become English cruiserweight champion winning these championships.

Without Micky’s help I feel I would not have been able to come this far in the sport of boxing and with his help I am looking to move up to heavyweight in a bid to box for England and represent my country and possibly qualify for the Olympic games. Micky is also very easy to talk to and will try and give you the best advice on anything you ask him to do with exercise.

I started boxing when I was 14 at Corby Amateur Boxing Club as a light hobby. I reached two national senior novice finals in 2007 and 2008. As my boxing was becoming more serious me and my coach decided it was time to go to www.fitness121.co.uk and see Micky for help.

Micky designs workouts for me which are designed around boxing and motivates me in training to get the best out of me. Since training with Micky I have grown stronger and his training has helped me progress as a boxer. During the time I have trained with Micky I have moved up to the highest level amateur boxing where I reached the semi-finals of the Amateur Boxing Association of England National Championship in 2009 at the first attempt in this competition. In 2010 I went on to become English cruiserweight champion winning these championships.

Without Micky’s help I feel I would not have been able to come this far in the sport of boxing and with his help I am looking to move up to heavyweight in a bid to box for England and represent my country and possibly qualify for the Olympic games. Micky is also very easy to talk to and will try and give you the best advice on anything you ask him to do with exercise.

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Mel gets in shape for her Wedding

testimonials_clip_image002_0000When I started training with Micky my intention was purely to lose weight for my wedding. I had no understanding of weight training and didn’t think it was something I could do. My knowledge of losing weight was very limited. Micky has helped me understand the key points not only in losing weight but in keeping fit.

My interest has completely changed. Not only do I want to continue to lose weight but I have more of an interest in being fitter and a lot more toned. I have been training with Micky since 2007 and in total have managed to lose 3 stone which I am really pleased with. To get these results I weight train 3 times a week and join Micky for a 40 minute power walk at 6am, five times a week.

Along with the training Micky has taught me what a clean diet is and that my diet is the main factor in helping me achieve my results. Without this insight I wouldn’t be at the current stage I am. Weight training is not something I would have approached myself but Micky has managed to teach me how great and enjoyable it can be in getting the results most women want.

I would definitely recommend Fitness 121 if you want to make changes to your health, fitness or body shape.

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Sinead Long (30, Essex)

“I first sought Micky’s help when I reached a plateau with my weight loss. I had managed to lose a little on my own doing cardio but I hit a brick wall.

Micky listened to my needs and devised a fantastic free weights & cardio programme for me. He ensured I understood exactly what I was meant to be doing in my routine and ensured I was happy and comfortable with everything. I made fantastic progress, not only did I lose a load of fat but I also built a little muscle, giving me that elusive “ toned “ look. I went from a flabby size 12 to a very toned size 8.

Micky is a great motivator, keeps you battling when the going gets tough and pushes you further than you thought you could ever imagine! I’m so happy with my routine and the changes we have made, Micky is now training me to compete in a bodybuilding competition next year in the Miss Figure class.

Micky isn’t just someone with a load of qualifications on paper, he’s been there himself! He really cares for his clients and ensures you have his personal attention and focus. I would recommend Micky’s services to ANYONE who wants to make positive changes to their health, fitness and body shape.

If you can’t make it to his well-equipped gym he also has a brilliant online service, which I’ve found very helpful when I’ve been unable to train with Micky in person.”

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Naveed Muzaffar (28, Financial Adviser)

“I have been training with weights for the last 6 years but felt that I had never fulfilled the look that I wanted. I was becoming exceedingly confused and irritated after reading all the different fitness magazines and visiting fitness forums on the internet, I felt a little lost and needed direction. Having tried most of the routines that are branded around I never seemed to make any progress. I have also spent thousands of pounds on supplements over the years which have not helped me achieve my goal.

I decided to approach Micky in May 2009 after I had come across his name being mentioned on fitness forums, and I must admit I haven’t looked back since.
I was pleasantly surprised to see all the different kinds of people who Micky was helping, Ranging from rugby players, boxers, tennis players, weight lifters, runners, fitness enthusiasts and people who just wanted to meet a specific goal like lose weight and become more confident etc.

My first assessment gave Micky a good idea of my current health and physical activity levels including weight and blood pressure. He then set out a detailed individual training programme to help develop my fitness and ultimately allow me to achieve my goal – to lose body fat and gain muscle. I have made outstanding progress in the last 6 months, more than I did in the six years I have been going to the gym.

During my first 6 months my programme has changed to add variety that meets my goals. Throughout this period Micky has ensured my technique is spot on in order to avoid injury and allow the muscles to be worked 100%. He constantly keeps a record of all my sessions to evaluate my progress. He can also tell when the pressures of life are brought into the gym and he is always willing to listen!

Micky is very helpful during and away from training, he has allowed me to borrow his books and dvd’s on fitness. He keeps in contact with me and is always asking about how I feel about my progress. To date my progress has been… starting weight was 14st 4lbs and after 6 months my weight is down by 18lbs, I look leaner and feel so much more confident.

I do a round trip of 80 miles to train with Micky at least 3 times a week, and the knowledge and progress I have achieved has made every mile of this journey worth it.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Micky to anyone that has a goal they wish to achieve, whether it be losing weight, toning your muscles, regaining confidence, he’s the man to contact. I hope to continue using Micky throughout 2010.”


Graham Sibbertoft

“I started training with Micky in April 2004. When I first went to an assessment, he conducted a full review of my current health and physical activity levels including weight and blood pressure. He then set out a detailed training and dietary regime and started developing my fitness.

During a period of 3 months, the programme was changed on several occasions to maintain interest, variety and to meet my goals. Throughout this period, Micky sought to ensure my techniques and breathing were always correct and that I pushed myself to new levels of fitness. As part of this he was always willing to spend time explaining something and why it should be done a certain way.

I found his approach caring, thoughtful and always considerate. He makes training hard work but fun and I totally enjoyed my sessions with him.

During this period I lost neatly 10 kilos and I would not have achieved this and increase my fitness levels without his support and guidance.

He is, in my opinion, outstanding at his job and he really cares for his clients.”


David Donnelly (24, ex-para – now top coach at A.B.C)

He planned to run from John O’Groats to Lands End, his target is to do this within 25 days. This has only ever been completed as a run by a handful of people. Starting date: 1st October 2005. Mr. Donnelly is doing this challenge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Research.

“I have been trained by Micky McKay for 15 weeks in preparation for this challenge. He has worked out a training cycle for my running, nutrition and weight management needs. All of this has helped me greatly. I feel Micky’s training knowledge is second to none. He has given me the focus, drive and determination to complete my sessions, even through the difficult times. I would highly recommend Micky McKay for anybody’s personal training because I believe he is outstanding at his job.”

Micky McKay, friends and family wish David all the best of luck on his Challenge from John O’Groats to Lands End.


Adrian Smith (former Britain’s Strongest Man, Competitor in The World’s Strongest Man)

“Having 121 training sessions with Micky has really helped my overall training and fitness. His knowledge is second to none and I would highly recommend his training skills to anyone who would like to enhance their training capabilities.”


Vanessa Ainsworth

“I found Micky through the Internet when I was looking for a personal trainer, and after giving him a call decided to go along for an initial assessment. I had no personal recommendations from anyone so did not know what to expect from Micky and his facilities. My first impression was of how professional the assessment was and how well he explained what he was looking to find out from the questions and basic test that we went through.

After discussing what I wanted to achieve from visiting him, he was able to design a training programme to suit my needs. I have now been training with Micky for 8 months and have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying myself. When I started I gave myself 12 months to get into shape, so that by that time I reached my 40th birthday, I would be fit, healthy and in shape. My objective was not really to lose weight, but to shape and tone so that I looked and felt better.

In the 8 months that I have been working out, I have lost about 6lbs (which is an added bonus) – but more importantly I have improved what I looked like by losing a total of 18 inches from various places. Another great benefit has also been the shifting of the dreaded cellulite from around my bum and thigh due to the leg work we have done. We have worked through 3 different training programmes in my time so far, and are just about to start a 4th one next week.

Micky has made a conscious effort to make sure that the exercises are those that will benefit me most, and have the best effect on what we are trying to achieve. He has listened to any concerns I have had about various body parts and has always explained why we are doing something and what the exercise will do. I have also seen Micky interact with some of his other clients and he has the same professional friendly manner with everyone.

From the average person who wants to lose weight and just get a bit fitter, right the way through to the person that wants to push their body to the extreme and take part in bodybuilding or other competitive sports – then Micky has the experience and knowledge to work with them. He will ensure that you get all the benefits from your exercise routine, create a nutritional programme for you to follow if you want it, and generally encourage you to achieve your goals.

Give it a go! You have nothing to loose and everything to gain – hope to see you there.”


Darren Young

“Back in October 2006 I spoke to Micky about coming down to see what he could do for me with reference to getting fit and putting some size on, following our chat I started training in the November of 2006.

His sessions are tailor made, very rewarding and with a gentleman’s professional approach.

Several months on – my sessions have got harder and heavier ‘especially my weaknesses’ which was my legs (through a bad knee injury as I was always to scared to train them) and my back (because I hated the exercise and my technique was all wrong) – Now they are both part of my strengths set up as part of my routine – this resulted in giving my sessions far more balance and discipline.

I would recommend Micky McKay to any person looking to improve their health, size or well-being no matter what level you want to achieve – thanks mate.”


Jayne Tibbs

“After years of struggling with my weight and yo-yo dieting I came to the conclusion I couldn’t do it by myself and therefore decided to enlist the help of Micky McKay. Micky set up a programme of weight training and cardiovascular training and I am currently training with him 3 times a week.

Micky has also been helping me to try and understand food and lose weight. Since I started training my fitness has increased and I have noticed a difference in my body shape. Micky is constantly pushing me with my training and is always motivating me to go that little bit further. Something I definitely didn’t do when I was training on my own in the gym. He also changes my programme on a regular basis so I don’t get bored.

I have recently started a new diet devised by Micky that has shown positive results. I definitely feel that my life has improved since I have been training with Micky – he is dedicated to getting you where you want to be.”


Craig Hold (29, Barrister)

“I have been training with Micky for over a year now. My gains during this year have far exceeded the total of my gains during my previous decade of gym going! What separates Micky from most personal trainers is he has his own personal experience of bodybuilding to draw from. I wasn’t prepared to be told how to train and eat by someone who looked like they spent less time in a gym than I did. Micky on the other hand is a successful competitive bodybuilder and can pass on the knowledge he has gained through this to his trainees. My training has gone from strength to strength. Not only is he knowledgeable but he is a great motivator and a friendly guy.

I look forward to my training sessions at his well-equipped gym and would have no hesitation in recommending him. Whether your goals are to become a bodybuilder yourself or just to get in better shape and drop some fat, Micky is an infinitely better option than your run of the mill, gym-employed personal trainer.”


L. Madden

I am very pleased and proud to give you a reference concerning Mick McKay and the eighteen months I have been training with him, which must speak highly of his professional standards, manner and attention to detail with your individual programme.

I was put on to Mick McKay just over eighteen months ago by a friend who happens to be a boxing instructor, we were having a discussion about losing weight and getting fit. I had to hold my hand up and admit to him that I was too lazy to go to the gym, would say I would do it tomorrow which never comes. He then told me about Mick’s qualifications and his one to one sessions in his own purpose built gym.

I took the bull by the horns and phoned Mick and am extremely pleased I did! At the first meeting he conducted a thorough check of my fitness levels and revealed to me the full extent of how unfit I was but in a quiet supportive manner which struck a cord with me. When I started my waist was a tight thirty eight inches with a fat gut ,no upper body strength to talk of and when I looked in the mirror I did not like what I saw.

Today eighteen months later it is a different me, my waist is now thirty three, I have lost weight, the fat gut has gone, my body has shape and definition but most importantly when I look in the mirror I feel good about what I see and recommend Mick McKay to you with no hesitation at all.”


Alan Bowater

Hello Micky,
I thought I would put pen to paper and thank you for all the help I have received off you over the last 6 months with the preparation for my bodybuilding show. I, like many countless others, have dabbled with entering competition previously and missed the mark by a long way, but the information and diet plans I received from you made my difficult journey from a 16 stone bulky person into a 12 stone 3lb bodybuilder.

At times the diet was hard and I nearly packed it in but the encouraging texts and conversation keep me focused through the difficult times of which there were many. The meals plans were easy to understand and the meals varied, enjoyable and palatable which can not always be said for some diets I have been on.

I would have no hesitation in using the service again in the future and would recommend you to anybody who is considering entering a show or general weight loss and general fitness regime.

Thanks, Alan Bowater

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We are an independent gym that is committed to working with you to gain the results you want. Whether your aim is to loose weight, tone up, build bulk or gain weight we can put together a gym programme or recommend the right classes for you to attend in our studios.

Our members benefit from a free gym programme and review every month, free studio classes and price reductions on our personal training sessions. As a member you can also access our pool and tennis courts for free and have priority for booking any of the pre-book activities, classes or sessions that we run.

If you dont want to commit to being a member you can still use all of our facilities but you will need to have an induction session before using the facilities to ensure that Health and Safety requirements are met you dont want to injure yourself on your first visit and ruin all your good intentions!



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