“Oscar is wholly dedicated to seeing his lifters be the best, most well rounded version of themselves possible through training.
He expects you to work as hard at your training as he does, and demands you be both physically and mentally engaged in sessions, often having you reflect on your own technique immediately after a set so that he can adapt his cues and programming to suit you as an individual. Equally, to ensure that you understand your own body and how it responds to your training. He is coach and you lifter, but you are very much a team.
Always patient and understanding, he is so good at knowing exactly what you need at any given moment in a session, often even before you do.”
“Oscar is a patient and attentive coach with a keen eye for detail, who places particular focus on the individual needs of those he trains.
I have benefited considerably from training with Oscar, who through diligent assessment, has devised training plans that have addressed my weaknesses and provided measurable and sustained progress.
Oscar recently guided me through my first powerlifting competition, providing invaluable support during the weeks leading up to the competition and on the day. His guidance and calming influence were pivotal in ensuring I was able to set new personal bests.
In Oscar, I have a coach I can trust, who has not only improved my strength and mobility, but also my attitude, motivation and outlook towards training. He also has a sick Pog collection, can do ‘around the world’ on the yo-yo and knows all the words to the Fresh Prince theme, including the secret verse that you don’t normally hear.”
“I started training with Oscar three and a half years ago while trying to gain strength to run a tough mudder. I was completely new to strength training and did not know how to train or to get stronger. Oscar provided me with a training program tailored to help develop the skills that would carry over to an obstacle race. Oscar is a patient and knowledgeable coach who takes a personal interest in his clients. Over the years he has adapted my training to suit my needs, including injury rehab, stress management, and hectic work schedules. He always makes sure that my training is fun as well as effective.”
“I started training with Oscar just under a year ago, in a bid to fix my form and technique on the three power – lifts. What I have achieved with Oscar’s help is far more than this! I learnt to use training as an effective form of therapy to manage my low moods and mental health issues, something I previously managed with destructive habits. My sessions are always challenging but always with an element of fun and enjoyment. When I thought I couldn’t do something I was never allowed to give in, which always meant that without realising it, I would achieve what I thought was impossible. Oscar is very patient with me and always helps me remain positive in difficult situations and training sessions.”
“For those on the hunt for a highly knowledgeable personal trainer that cares about wellbeing as well as helping his clients reach their goals, whether they be aesthetic, ability or wellbeing driven, I can’t recommend Oscar enough. I have had long term back problems, probably spanning nearly a decade. The training and programs that Oscar has provided have taken this into account, along with my personal goals, to help me achieve things I didn’t think were possible.
Prior to Oscar’s guidance, whatever the type of exercise within weeks or months I would experience an injury or my back problems would be exacerbated. With Oscar’s help, my back issues have steadily declined and I feel safe working out without the fear of injury that could put me out of action for weeks or even months.
My posture is finally correcting itself, my back problems are minimal, and after training at his Powerlifting classes, my general wellbeing is boosted for at least a week! Again, I very much recommend Oscar whether you want to come to his classes, hire him for one-to-one training or both!”
“I have been training for powerlifting for a few years now, with some coaching along the way and followed several different programs, but stalled with injuries and not really progressed for the last two years. For the last six months I have been training with Oscar and increased all three lifts, getting a qualifying total for the nationals this year, whilst staying injury free. He has a great knowledge of mobility and has worked around previous injuries, giving me specific mobility work to avoid set backs. He also puts together detailed training programs,that have been around what specifically works for me, this has been far better than all of the many different programs I have tried over the years. He looks at what works over time, adjusting as needed, and making sure improvements are steady without overtraining or picking up injuries. Along with coaching sessions to work on technique, Oscar has put my training back on track, where I look forward to what training will bring each week and each month.”