"I have been doing boxing training with Tim since January 2005, when I
decided I needed to do some cross-training in conjunction with my
running. Since then, Tim's weekly boxing sessions have become a key -
and really enjoyable - part of my exercise routine. Through his
tireless enthusiasm and good humour, Tim has been great at motivating me
to put my best into every session, so that I really get the most out of
my work-out. I'm really pleased with the results I have been getting
from training with him."
Lucinda, [solicitor] age 32
At age 68 it was getting late
Although I had 8 City-to-Surf medals
my times were getting slower
I needed pushing like an old lawn mower
I wanted to feel a positive get-up and-go;
rid myself of any negative lazy and slow.
A friend said “Tim’s your man –
he will coax you into being the best you can.”
So one cold June dawn
I stifled a yawn
and went forth to meet my maker.
Tim, patient and reassuring, said,
“There’s nothing to it—
I can show you how,
but YOU have to do it.
So without further ado
let’s start anew.”
Twice weekly for eight weeks
We took to the hills,
ran the leafy lengths of the park.
I did warm–ups, stretching, pacing,
intervals, distance, breathing,
posture, speed laps.
I learnt to run with my legs,
lead with my head.
He’ll turn up the heat
Give you happy feet,
strengthen muscle, steady nerve
slowly wind up Heartbreak Hill
you’ll find the will to go until you stop
under the banner that says “Finish”
and only then may you drop.
If you want this rush of pleasure
Tim’s your man on the beat ---
a personal trainer like no other.
Dot age 69, Vauclause