Adam changed his life training with Optimum3…

“I was unfit, puny, and seriously lacking motivation but finally decided to get my act together! Having never trained before, I felt slightly intimidated by the thought of finally getting myself in the gym. I met James for the first time and went through my goals, in this particular case to bulk up, tone up and generally increase my overall fitness. He understood exactly what I wanted and set up a personalised program for me, as well as giving me great nutritional advice that would help me reach my goals. Now about 9 months down the line, I’m in the gym four or five times a week, feeling great and really enjoying my training. James keeps the programs fresh so I don’t get bored of the same old exercises over and over, and really keeps me motivated if I’m having a tough week! Out of the gym, I get a post session review summarising the sessions and giving me areas of my technique that I need to work on, which really helps me get the most out of my training. James is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to fitness and health, if I have any queries he provides me with the answers. He also knows the topics I’m interested in and sends me articles which make for great lunch time reading! No matter what your goal, if you’re looking to get the most out of your training whilst enjoying it, James is the trainer for you.”

Adam Chatterton

Shanice lost 6 stone in 5 months training with James:

Shanice lost 6 stone in 5 months training with James, and her results were so amazing she was featured in the Hull Daily Mail & national Daily Mail! “At the moment, this is the best I’ve ever felt. Every day I wake up, I feel better than the day before. I even lost 1lb on holiday. You have to change your whole lifestyle. Now, I cook for myself all the time. Once I got my head around it, it’s the easiest thing I have ever done in my life. I feel like I have blinked and the six months has gone.

It’s changed my life completely. If I have children in the future, I will raise them to be active and healthy and cook meals from fresh. I don’t class myself as being on a diet any more. It’s my lifestyle and this is how I want to eat.”

“My trainer, James, has been amazing too and we have become good friends. I can’t thank him enough.”

Aaron’s success story after years of searching for results:

“Like many people, I had spent far too many years managing my own fitness on the information available in fits and starts and had almost come to accept that I just wasn’t the type of person to get real results. I didn’t want to accept that anymore and James took that spark of determination and set a real fire that is now going from strength to strength. He took time to understand my goals, lifestyle and limitations and worked with me to build a real foundation of core strength and a bulking programme that delivers in the limited time that I have available. His commitment isn’t limited to my sessions either – he’s always on hand for advice, support and will design me extra sessions to take away when I want to achieve something extra. James dismantled many nutrition myths that had held me back and consistently pushes me to my personal limits.  How he knows what I am capable of more than I do and that is his real talent.

James manages the programme for maximum impact, so that I can concentrate on the results and I only wish that I had started training with him sooner.”

Aaron Smith

Matthew’s success story:

“3 years living in hotels, working way too hard and not really interested in fitness had resulted in what I thought was an extra couple of pounds that I just couldn’t get rid of no matter what I tried. I realized it was time to really do something about it. James Brereton (Personal Trainer) was the answer. In 6 weeks James has improved my fitness no end and I am now looking forward to visiting the gym more regularly. The extra couple of pounds turned out to be 3 stone and the combination of core training and his food diaries has seen me dropping pounds by the day. It is the quickest, healthiest way I know of to guarantee the fitness you’ve always wanted.

The effects of training with James and the fitness improvement and continued weight loss that came with it have enhanced every aspect of my life…I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Not to mention he has you motivated 100% and his sessions are personally rewarding and fun.


Matthew Horrocks

Paula’s success story:

“When I started training with James my goal was to become healthier. I wanted to lose weight and James got me doing exactly that with the use of some enjoyable training programs and unique nutritional advice that was specific to me. I was new to training and going to the gym but through the support James has given me I now love it! In 3 weeks I lost a stone and a half and lost 3 inches off my waist. I feel great!”

Paula West

Shaun’s success story:

“Having used personal trainers for many years in an effort to maintain a good standard of health and fitness, I started using James during the past twelve months and have been delighted with his knowledge and practicle support. James is genuinely interested in helping to achieve his clients goals and is constantly looking to update his own offering whilst maintianing a competitive pricing structure for the services provided.”

Shaun Chatterton

Jess’s success story:

“I am a runner, I am completely addicted to it but what I had found, after 3 years that I had reached a plateau and having been able to eat whatever I liked was no longer an option and the weight was creeping on.

When I first started with James he showed me his kick start nutritional plan known as the elimination plan. This basically knocks out all of the starchy refined carbs, caffeine and alcohol for 1 month and provides an energy efficient eating programme which brings you back to life.

I now see James twice per month and he gives me a new programme every two weeks so it never gets boring. I didn’t want to join a gym and wanted a fitness programme which I could do at home which I could incorporate with my running. James offers a huge variety of exercises to strengthen, tone and slim the body down.

My body now feels and looks completely different. My shape is changing and even certain parts of me that I had resigned to needing surgery one day have lifted and improved.

James himself is a really nice guy. There is none of the army major stuff with him. Instead he offers support and encouragement and I get the impression he is genuinely interested in my wellbeing.

If you are sat here now thinking, ok I will do something about my weight and un-healthy lifestyle some day, don’t wait. Do it now, I can promise you your life will be improved with James Brereton.”

Jess Clark

Jackie’s success story:

“I had 2 reasons for starting to train with James. The first was I returned from a holiday feeling heavy and uncomfortable and needed to do something about it! The second was I knew I needed to get stronger. My mom narrowly avoided back surgery for a disc prolapse and I knew the only way to protect myself from the same fate was to develop strong muscles to protect my spine. I trained twice a week and followed James’ nutritional advice. I shed the pounds I wanted to and then just carried on getting stronger and stronger till I could squat my own body weight! James told me I would but I never believed him and would never have done it without him. He motivates and encourages you and most of all… makes it fun!”

Jackie Cowie

Chris’ success story:

“I was 28 years old when i decided to take up fitness training. I gave myself a target of two years to get into the best shape of my life, initially I started to train on my own in my garage but soon realised that I was getting nowhere, a friend of mine had recommended using a personal trainer and suggested James at Optimum3 as they’d had good success with him in the past. I called James and he was very positive about my plans and welcoming upon meeting him. After the consultation, which was free I might add, James promised me that if I stuck to the plan my goals would be achieved not in 2 years but in a matter of weeks…….and I did it! James uses innovative training techniques alongside his superb nutritional knowledge to get you results fast, it was the best thing I ever did and would recommend him to anyone that is looking to get in shape.”

Chris Burling

Steph’s success story:

“A love of good food and wine and a sedentary job led me to James, and thank goodness it did. I started by having 2 sessions each week. Boredom and lack of variety is where I always failed at the gym previously but James keeps your interest by mixing up the sessions, so you’re always doing something new and it doesn’t get repetitive.

We talked a lot about nutrition and I started the elimination diet, although I have a good understanding of what’s good for you  and what isn’t, it helped reiterate what I needed to be fuelling my body with. Within the first 6 weeks I had lost 6 pounds, was terrifically toned and had comfortably dropped a dress size.

Inspired by the sessions I have changed my lifestyle and I am a lot more active in general, but I still visit James once a week, lifting weights helps keep me fit, strong and toned.”

Steph Taylor

Ben’s success story:

“Training with James was great, I didn’t know what to expect and had all kinds of stereotypes of personal trainers in my head. James was nothing like any of them, sessions were geared around my fitness and improving it, everything was manageable – it felt like hard work but it was all achievable, after a couple of weeks I really noticed my general fitness improving, and when we checked the weight was falling off too. All I can say is that if you’ve not tried training with James then give it a go. It absolutely works!”

Ben O’Leary

Rob’s success story:

“James has not only helped me achieve results, his advice and support has provided me with an all round service that I would not hesitate in recommending to anybody motivated in reaching their goals. His friendly approach provides an excellent environment alongside his extensive knowledge it really is a pleasure to spend time in the gym, words I honestly thought would never leave my mouth!”

Rob Daysley