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Liam O’Brien - Personal Trainer logo
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Liam O’Brien - Personal Trainer

Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

(23)
4 hires on Bark
Liam O’Brien - Personal Trainer logo
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Liam O’Brien - Personal Trainer

Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

(23)
4 hires on Bark

About

I’ve been a Personal Trainer for more than 10 years and am now based at Manor House Lindley where I have a private, fully equipped gym and studio. I provide personal training for individuals and small groups of friends who wish to train together.

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Reviews (23)

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R
21 September 2019

Really pleased, I have had three session of PT with Liam now and he will push me out of my comfort zone while also ensuring I enjoy the session. Would certainly recommend!

R
20 September 2019

Liam is a brilliant personal trainer who is incredibly inspiring. He really pushes you, makes you believe in yourself and brings fun into every workout. He is perfect for a beginner who has never stepped foot in a gym to someone more advanced looking to sharpen their workout techniques. He is a genuine soul, and booking Liam has been one of the best decisions I have made. More...

C
18 September 2019

Liam is amazing and inspiring at what he does. Every session is varied and suited to your needs. He pushes you whilst simultaneously keeps the training relaxed with his personality. Having seen a few trainers before requesting to work with Liam I am fortunate he had the time to to take me on as a client. More...

I
12 August 2019

Always manages to find my limits and work just under them. Hard work but rewarding when you see your weight and your fitness improve.

R
30 July 2019

Five star everytime . With my health issues Liam has been-very adaptable yet pushes you to try your best so you get better and walk away feeling like you have achieved something after each session . Liam is also a nice person and easy to chat to and puts you at ease with his laid back attitude . More...

M
12 July 2019

A fantastic session today on kettlebell technique and form. An amazing coach with a wealth of knowledge. Will definitely be back!

F
29 June 2019

Joined Liam's last bootcamp at manor house unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances could only do half of the sessions but in that time still got results! liam gets the best out of you in every session. I had 1001 questions about diet which i must of message him at least 10 times a day but no question was too small and always gave a fast response with some great advice! sessions were varied and really enjoyable.would reccomend Liam's bootcamp or personal training to anyone!great sessions great results and a great guy! More...

J
22 June 2019

My last week of my first ever bootcamp coming up - Liam is a fantastic trainer who has managed to motivate and encourage me. The early morning bootcamp at the Manor House Lindley has been the best experience for me, I never thought I would be able to achieve everything we have done in the past 5 weeks Thanks Liam More...

H
20 June 2019

Training with Liam is great, he gets everyone working hard and keeps us all motivated during the exercises. Would highly recommend one of his classes

E
20 June 2019

started training with Liam and absolutely loved each of my training sessions. I have a great trainer who truly understands my needs and knows how to motivate me.thanks Liam

D
20 June 2019

I've just finished a 6 week / 12 session bootcamp with Liam and the results are great. Lost some timber (1 stone) - tried to follow the meal plan Liam created for me (it would appear my will power also needs some training). Major changes have been fitness has increased loads and recovery times after sessions have come down significantly. Sessions are always varied, interesting and challenging...just signed on for the next 6 week bootcamp! More...

J
20 June 2019

I started with the early morning bootcamp for a few reasons - I'd got out of the habit of the gym or a run in an evening after a day's work and I knew I was also developing low self esteem, so bad eating & drinking habits followed - so that needed to change. Even though I wasn't totally unfit, I knew the sessions would be a challenge (but also knew that Liam could advise how to adapt some of the exercises too). I started the first few sessions with a bad back (poor core) and my knees have always been a weak point, but by session 4 the bad back had gone (replaced by the start of a 6 pack - hopefully)!!! The location and way the bootcamp works is great - everyone works on their own personal fitness, but supports each other too - along with great encouragement from Liam. It's still 2 sessions from the end so I've not done the final weigh-in or measurements yet - but I know I've lost nearly a stone and more importantly, my body shape is changing (dropped 2 belt holes) and now have a much stronger core. It's also helped me to think about what I eat and drink more, so my diet is more healthy too. I would definitely recommend training with Liam - sweating at 6:30am is almost fun!!! More...

J
5 June 2019

having struggled with weight gain and tone and having a extremely busy work life and family 4 weeks into training one to one with Liam the results are amazing my fitness level is great and the confidence you get training with Liam and also enjoyable and I hate gyms totally recommend 5 stars

L
23 May 2019

I trained with Liam some years ago, his teaching and coaching were informative, encouraging and fun. The work outs were challenging with lots of technical moves which Liam would dissect to ensure I got each move right. Apparently Liam has been heavy swinging for a fair few years now. More...

C
10 May 2019

Easy going good fun works you hard Not for the faint hearted

L
8 May 2019

Liam is hardworking with a personality that allows him to push you to your limits without putting you off. He gets the results you're looking and is friendly too. Highly recommend.

L
26 March 2019

Liam is a top bloke. His PT sessions are both challenging and well designed. I’d highly recommend Liam as an instructor to any one. Be prepared to work hard; if you do the results come quickly. Sessions are enjoyable too! Something you can’t often say about PT and gym work! Cheers Liam More...

C
19 March 2019

Great PT sessions with Liam. Tough but motivating, pushes you to achieve more. Sessions well planned and lots of variety to keep you on your toes! Can really notice a difference in a short space of time. Actually now enjoy the gym! More...

A
19 March 2019

The best thing I did was start PT with Liam. He encourages to do better and better and since I started training with him I am stronger and a lot more confident in what I can achieve - which I thought was impossible ! Liam’s support motivation and encouragement is exceptional and I highly recommend him as a personal trainer. More...

S
19 March 2019

No room for cheating with Liam. Focussed & targeted plans that push you further with each session. Motivational, fun & highly effective. Highly recommended!

L
9 October 2018

Really positive attitude and helping me achieve my goals.

Z
20 July 2018

1. He was very accommodating in terms of timings. He came to my home at 6am in the morning
2. He asked about exercise and body goals from day 1
3. Good at dietary advise as well
4. Plans sessions according to ability and will push you as far as can go
5. I definitely reached my exercise goals and didn’t give up as the sessions were challenging but not overly tasking
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M
24 June 2018

Liam is brilliant. I'm new to kettlebells and needed some tuition and guidance. 3 months later I'm fitter and stronger, moving up the kettlebell weight range, and comfortable with a variety of different exercises. As well as being a really nice guy, Liam has the background, training and experience you need, irrespective of your training and fitness background. More...

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For me the relationship I have with my clients is the key to success. I need to understand them completely, what they are hoping to achieve, what their current lifestyle is like, their likes, dislikes and what motivates them. Every plan or program I create is specific to the client and is constantly evolving. Each training session is planned around a clients performance at previous sessions and will always take into account any injuries or dangers whilst still pushing them to perform at their absolute best and to get the most out of each session.

Consistency is the not very well hidden secret to getting the body of your dreams! Whether it be with your diet or training (neither will get you the body of your dreams alone) you need to be consistent in every aspect of your life. Training needs to be scheduled in with the high importance you’d give to a meeting with a big client at work, whatever happens you need to train at the planned, scheduled time if at all possible. Stick to the program and listen to your trainer, some days you’ll be more enthusiastic than on others and that is absolutely normal, just get your head down and get it done!

Your diet and eating should be planned in advance, ideally negating the need to ever grab something on the go. Plan or pre prepare the meals you’re intending on having at home or have the ingredients in stock and ready to go. Lunches for work should be pre prepared the evening before or as many people do, prepared in large batches on a Sunday evening in quantities to cover the full week. Keep hydrated, make sure there’s a bottle of water to hand wherever you may be sat, in your car, at your desk, next to the sofa etc and get into the habit of taking a drink periodically whatever you’re doing.

And finally, sleep! Again you need consistent, undisturbed sleep. Create the habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time every day and make sure your bedroom is conducive to good sleep. Is the temperature right, not too warm or cold? Is the room dark and will it stop unexpected light getting in? Are you really ready for sleep, not still playing on your phone or scrolling through pages of mindless posts? Getting into the habit of getting a good nights sleep will show much greater benefits and do more towards getting the body of your dreams than you’d ever imagine.

There’s many things I love about my job, but the main and I imagine obvious one is the huge pride and satisfaction I get from seeing the achievements of my clients. Seeing their confidence soar and watching them achieve things they never thought possible, listening as they tell me how their increased health and fitness has impacted on every aspect of their and their families lives. That’s what really makes it all worthwhile.

I was inspired to start my own business after spending a lot of time training in mainstream gyms and speaking to people in gyms or at sporting events. By listening to their stories I learnt to understand their motivations as well as some of the things which they see as barriers or obstructions to achieving their goals. I then realised that there was an opportunity for someone with a lot of years fitness training experience behind them and who had already faced and overcome most of the hurdles that people were facing, to use that knowledge and experience to help others. It was a bit cliched admittedly but I believed that if I could overcome the obstacles that life throws our way and still train for, complete or compete in the many events I have so far then I could also pass that knowledge onto others.

My training and coaching style is very different to many other personal trainers and for that I make no apologies! All personal trainers have to complete the same basic academic training regardless of their fitness history, ability or experience however what makes me different to the majority is my life experience, achievements and success as a participant and competitor in multiple, wildly varying disciplines of fitness competition and training. Of course with over ten years of personal training behind me already I also have a wealth of experience of training people from all walks of life, of all ages and with differing levels of fitness and goals.

Personally I believe that although all personal trainers will have (or should have) completed a recognised PT qualification with a reputable training provider including at least the Level Two Gym Instructor and the Level Three Personal Trainer certifications, clients will always get the most from training with a coach that they feel comfortable with or that they can relate to. The vast majority of personal trainers however are quite young and many go into it straight from school or college, or after working a short time as a gym assistant in one of the big brand gyms. Although they may have the technical know how gained from completing their fitness certifications, they will of course be limited as to the breadth of their knowledge and experience by their age.

For info I first qualified with The Australian Institute of Fitness (now The European Institute of Fitness) in 2007. My course was split between classroom study in the UK and a practical study week/workshop in Javea, Spain.

My clients come to me because they feel comfortable, and as I am a little older (m43) than most other trainers they feel that I can empathise with the difficulties that may come up with embarking on a fitness or training regime, both in terms of the physical demands on the body as well as the inescapable time pressures that come with a modern day family and working life. Clients appreciate my personal fitness and sporting achievements and can therefore see that anything is achievable if you really put your mind to it.

Training with me is a long way from easy and I will push you close to your limit in every session, I believe in always giving 100% and getting the most out of every time we train. Yes it’s hard going but eventually you’ll get used to the aches and pains that’ll creep up on you! Most importantly though you’ll quickly see and feel progress, you’ll notice how every day life and moving around starts getting a little easier day by day, you’ll wake up every morning with increased energy and if your goal is to lose weight you’ll quickly see and feel the difference in the way your clothes fit! People will comment on how healthy, motivated and energized you look.

As your fitness level and ability improves we may introduce different forms and styles of training yet you can always be assured that every set or exercise we do, although sometimes exceedingly difficult or strenuous, will have been planned to a level that is right and most importantly safe for you.

Whatever your goals are relating to your health and fitness, whether it’s simply to get fitter and lose a bit of weight, to train for a specific sporting event maybe race for life, tough mudder or other charity event, then I have the expertise, knowledge and experience to get you there!

Maybe you’re wanting to get into shape and look your best for a special event, a holiday, wedding, or family or school reunion? Whatever your goal I can get you there! All it takes is consistency and dedication....