'I turned to Zac for help when I was in marathon training and I'm so glad I chose him as my PT! Having done a lot of running he not only trained me to be physically fitter and stronger to take on my 26 mile endurance challenge but also helped me get into a good mental state of mind. He gave me great nutrition advice, words of encouragement and lots of handy tips for me to take away and use on marathon day.
In the gym he pushed me to my limit and I always came away feeling like I'd given it my all. He mixed up the exercises each session which I enjoyed and I came away having learnt a lot of new techniques to do in my own time.
As well as all of this Zac is a great guy, friendly and a pleasure to train with. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!'
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'Zac’s trademark challenge is "make it count" - and he does. He appreciates that time and energy may be limited, and makes the most of what you have varying the routine, pushing the boundaries and guaranteeing you’ll be fitter and stronger.
I recently completed the 22 day push up challenge. Pre-Zac I could barely manage 2!'
FORMER PICTURE LIBRARIAN,
'In the summer of 2008 I enlisted Zac's help to prepare for the Berlin Marathon. It was my third race over the distance and my previous efforts in Dublin and Belfast, were in 2001 and 2002 respectively. I was 6 years older and 10kgs heavier, so I needed some guidance.
I'd known Zac for a year having frequented the gym at News International. I'd always found him personable and informed in sporting and health matters. So we embarked on 10 x 1 hour sessions to whip me into shape. I'd had doubts about spending the money for a personal trainer, and I was surprised by how much weight training we did (especially leg exercises), but this proved to be vital as I was 90kg on race day. I finished in 3:56, which exceeded my goal, and in the final week of training, I felt so ready to run that Zac had to insist that I take things easy. Job done.
Six months later I embarked upon a shorter training programme for the Berlin Half Marathon. This was my fourth consecutive race there, and this time the programme centred on boxing training (6 x half hour sessions). We'd incorporated boxing into the previous schedule, but only over 15 minute periods. I can honestly say that Zac worked me harder than I've ever worked before in those sessions. He knows how to draw the best out of people, and again he got me to the start line in good shape. I managed a personal best over that course of 1:48 and, if the opportunity came to be coached by Zac again, I'd take it. He works you hard, but that's mixed with the right degree of fun and you always come away with a sense of achievement.
When Zac dispenses advice you always know that he practises what he preaches. He's played professional cricket and run a sub 3 hour debut marathon in London. 'Finish strong' as he always said to me.'
STYLE THE SUNDAY TIMES
'I first started working with Zac two years ago. He gave me the kick start I needed to help self motivate myself.
He was very encouraging, following up sessions with encouraging emails. The sessions were hard work but brilliant as it got me doing things I would never do in the gym on my own. He also recommended other training I could be doing outside of the sessions which was great.
The sessions are the perfect length and I would highly recommend him, he is personable, makes you work very hard and ultimately helps change your body and fitness.'
FASHION AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
STYLE THE SUNDAY TIMES
"Let's mix it up!" My favourite phrase training with Zac, who turned the flab into less flab then into muscle. Exercise is quite boring - well, it is for me - and it's fair to say that Zac has changed my mind about that. Oh, and that friendly banter keeps the exercise funny too. Exercise that makes you laugh? Dream scenario.'
DEPUTY DESIGN EDITOR,
THE SUNDAY TIMES
'I got married in September 2016 and turned to Zac a few months beforehand to try to get my body a bit more 'suit-ready'. Our sessions together were the perfect length and Zac was really flexible around my work schedule. No session was ever the same and, although exhausting, they were always interesting, fun and enjoyable. I don't really remember ever dreading an upcoming session, which is something considering how hard Zac makes you work! Zac got me leaner, stronger, much fitter and raised my awareness of other areas of my body I needed to concentrate more on.'
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST
DALEY THOMPSON FITNESS
'I've known Zac a long time now, he has great enthusiasm and throughout the years he has developed into an accomplished and brilliant personal trainer (mainly because he listens to me).'
SMART ON SUNDAY,
'Zac refers to our training as ''damage'', which is a fair description of what it feels like. We've been training together for ten years. A few triathlons and some mad experiences along the way, he's great company and a brilliant motivator.'
THE TODAY PROGRAM, BBC
'Zac has made me stronger and fitter - and I'm standing straighter. That's a nice feeling!'
US BUSINESS EDITOR,
'Zac liked to describe pain as "weakness leaving the body". If that's true, then a lot of weakness left my body in the two and a half years I trained with him. He'd often warm me up for circuit training with high-intensity intervals on a rowing machine. And in the intervals, he'd make me do press-ups. It was hard but rewarding work. My fitness level rose higher than it had ever been. I've brought a lot of what he taught me to New York.'