Testimonials & Transformations

Charbel Yazbeck

I used to always look at hiring a Personal trainer but never knew who to join or to get, so I kept delaying it. I used to always think it’s a waste of money I can just do it myself, but ever since I joined Dan I honestly haven’t doubted it after the first week. The improvement and progress he has made to both my gym life and my overall life is amazing, my sleep has gotten so much better since starting with him from a normal 6 hour sleep to a cool 8-9 hours now.
Honestly couldn’t recommend him more

Slava Borodin

I used to consider getting a personal trainer for a while however thought It would be a waste of money and would be able to achieve everything myself. However, after starting with Dan my opinion has totally changed. In just over three months Dan has helped me lose a serious chunk of weight and generally be more active. Not only has my training improved dramatically, Dan has helped me improve my nutrition, sleep and stress levels along with my general lifestyle. I would definitely recommend signing up to Dan if you’re looking to improve your lifestyle!

Aine Nevin

Working with dan the last while has been extremely motivating and the kick up the rare I needed! Dan literally looks at every thing, the goal he sets with every client is to have them feeling like the super human they are and to be honest working with Dan has made me feel just like that! It has made a great impact on my life. I can now fit in nights out, food I enjoy and consistent training! into my lifestyle!... I would say “into my diet” but that would be going against everything I have learned with Dan. Going on a diet is intending you’d come off a diet, but with Dan it has been a lifestyle change, making small improvements to better my fitness to reach my goals and to eat guilt free by making wise decisions. it’s a process that’s just as much mental as it is physical, and it takes time but it’s worth it, can’t wait for what’s to come!

Carl Sands

Meet Carl! I've been working with Carl for the last 6 months. Carl has showed up day in day out and given nothing but his all since day 1. Running 2 businesses that keep him extremely occupied, he doesn't let his busy lifestyle get in the way of the goals he's set himself! As you can see, Carl has put on some serious mass since we started working together! At the minute, we are currently dieting Carl down for a holiday in 5 weeks! Looking forward to seeing the outcome! Testimonial from Carl coming soon!

Eoghan Flanagan

Well where do I begin, first of all Thank You Dan, For everything I’m getting from your coaching and more is down to your dedication, passion and all round love and your exceptional professionalism as an online coach, It was fate we met through Instagram as I was following you for a while and loved all your content and website, thank god you messaged me on Instagram that day as my life has changed hugely since I started under your coaching guidance, Your coaching from the very beginning has been unbelievable to say the least from the consultation call that morning till now you have given me 110% commitment to help me smash my goals!


I’ve worked under another online coach/PT before and I tell you one thing you are mile ahead of them, you make it so much easier as you are more involved personally as I had to contact my previous Coach through email only and it could take 3-4 days for a reply, I’ve no meal plan which I love personally as I find them too restrictive and hard to maintain long term, with you setting out my macros and I using MyFitnessPal my enjoyment and love of food has grown again!

John Condren

I started working with Dan since the 11th of March. After many years of going to the gym and doing various different types of classes in the local gym I said it was finally time to get something that suited my goals. Although the classes were good it was more a general workout and not tailor made to what I wanted. Working with Dan has been great since our first call that we setup to talk about what I wanted to do and my goals you could sense the enthusiasm straight off the bat I was I signed up from the minute we started talking. The great thing about working with Dan is he doesn’t tell you what to eat he provides you with the information required to make your own choices on meals. In regards to the gym the daily check ins are great to give you feedback on the previous days nutrition and gym work with reviewing of the videos of gym work sent the day before. At the end of the week the weekly check in comes and like so many people I used to stand on the scales week in week out and see the same numbers looking back at me on the scales however since starting with Dan I have lost a total of 19 pounds and started to show real muscle definition which I never really had before. I even get other people noticing now. Dan is always able to challenge you in different ways whether it be increasing step counts, adding more weight to lifts, adjusting form while doing exercise. The knowledge the man has is great. There hasn’t been one day over the last 20 weeks where I have lost motivation to work out, this is testament to how Dan has the ability to keep you interested and also to keep on you wanting to do more than just show up at the gym and do a “workout” and go home. I would recommend COACHEDBYDAN 110% to anyone willing to achieve their training goals

Jamie Kealy

I started working with Dan about 20 weeks ago and to this day, I can’t say i have any regrets about making that decision. Getting an online coach seemed like a bit of a daunting thing to me as I wasn’t sure if it’d be something that I could really commit to on a weekly basis. However, I cannot emphasize now, the impact that it has had on nearly every aspect of my life!
Before I started working with Dan I had zero direction in the gym and no knowledge of how to reach my goals. It would take me two months to gain even a kilo or two of muscle and I assumed that most of what goes into building muscle mass was done in the gym. I’ve learned through guidance from Dan that nutrition is just as important as training in the gym. As a result, I am 20 weeks in and have gained almost 6 kilograms, something I could never have envisioned before working with Dan!
This is incredible value for money and not only has my training and form improved in the gym but almost every other aspect of my wellbeing. What makes me really feel confident in the process is the accountability that Dan provides as daily check-ins allow me to easily track my sleep quality, daily steps and calorie intake etc. Being accountable for myself is something that I struggled with in the past so having someone there to ensure that you’re on track makes the process so much easier.
If you feel like you could use a hand in achieving a personal goal whether it be to do with training, sleep or nutrition, I would highly recommend taking Dan up as your coach because he really goes the distance to ensure you’re on track and feeling healthy! I’m looking forward to continue working with Dan and achieving even more personal goals.

Mark McCormack

What can I say about Dan, he’s a great PT pushes me way beyond my fitness capabilities and gets me right out of my comfort zone (which I love)…


I’ve noticed big improvements with my overall strength and I’m beginning to love my body and general physique more each day!


Not only is he a great PT but he’s a great guy, very funny and doesn’t take himself too seriously. 


I highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to get in shape and take their fitness to the next.

Aisling Murphy

I started working with Dan back in August, although I’ve always been into sport and have been active I had completely lost all motivation with looking after my self and my fitness at the time and had gained weight which had completely ruined my self confidence , I’ve known Dan for a good few years and always knew what a great guy he was but was very skeptical at how well online coaching would work for me. I can honestly say it has been the best decision I’ve made for myself in a long time. Dan is a credit to himself and the online coaching business, he is an outstanding coach who puts so much time and effort into every aspect of training including sleep nutrition and just over all wellbeing! Not once did I feel trapped or restricted and definitely had my fair share of nights out with a good few “cheat meals” thrown in. Not once did he judge me or make me feel bad for slipping up, he would just take it in his stride and help me to tweak things to get back on track! I genuinely couldn’t be happier I started this journey with him and I can not put into words how much he has helped with my self confidence and overall view on myself and my fitness, and can not wait for what’s to come!

Anonymous

It’s only been over a month since I’ve worked with Dan, but day by day I feel that extra push as he helps me to strive for the goals that we had set together. I wouldn’t have thought that the little things such as your sleep can have an effect on your physical performance in the gym and the results you get out of it, Dan only offers his clients the best service, nothing less. My goal was to build strength and mass without too much body fat, and as you can see he knows how it’s done. Just over the month I’ve been working with him, it was incredible to see the raw strength and layer of muscle built by perseverance and a big push by the coach himself, I wouldn’t recommend anybody else.

Jamie Colleran

Currently I stand about 3 months with Dan and this program and all I can say is I'm very pleased with everything that has happened so far! 


My initial goals with Dan were to lose weight and gain muscle which I did and am delighted with, but after about 5 - 6 weeks with Dan I realised that my goals were only a small number of things that would change for me and had no idea how great things would become for me. 

Before when I would wake up in the morning it was a hassle I wouldn't be fully awake until about 11 o clock and I felt really sluggish, work was hard and i was almost always tired and nearly never had energy. But thankfully that has all changed and I feel brand new I wake up really bright and am as energetic coming out of work! For me that's everything I can goto the gym in the evenings now which looked like an impossibility before.

I'm in the condition I'm in now from hard work and proper eating something I would never have a achieved on my own and that's where Dan comes in. For the money your paying he really goes above and beyond, hes taught me so many things about nutrition and just living a better life style. That some people think gets in the way of everything else your doing but it's actually the opposite it makes you better at those things because your mind is sharper and body healthier, I think you definitely start to become better at decision making and your mind starts to become more positive. Dan was there all the way through for me answering every question I had which all pays off. But you have to want it. Its not at all hard to do either! 

Its definitely worth it

Kuba kolodziejczyk

Before I started with Dan, I used to go to the gym but couldn't see any change which put me down a lot and turned me off the gym completely. Investing in an online coach was the best decision I’ve ever made. From the moment I got in touch with Dan, I knew that he was the right man to go to. I came to Dan with an initial goal of putting on mass. At the start, I was still a little skeptical, not because of Dan but myself. I didnt think I could stay consistent and motivated but Dan made it so much easier for me by pushing me to reach my goals. Not only did he help me out in the gym but my life in general has been so much better. I’ve been taught so much about nutrition which had a huge impact on my everyday life. Before I wasn’t eating right which resulted in me being constantly exhausted and I never wanted to do anything. Right now I can come home from work and sill be full of energy. If anybody has any interest in getting a PT and changing your life for the better I would recommned Dan 100%

Annalena Dressler

I've always been very skeptical of personal trainers; I'm too anxious to get help in the gym, and I never saw the point of an online coach - I know how to eat right and how to use the equipment at the gym, so why would I pay someone? I was quite fit (albeit unhealthy) when I started college, but over the next 4 years I saw myself gain almost 22kg and I began to feel miserable. I knew why I was putting on the weight (bad eating habits and not enough exercise), but I didn't seem to have the willpower to change. I started following Dan on Instagram at some point during my 3rd year of college and really liked his no-bullshit approach to fitness. When reading his content I didn't feel like he was an influencer just trying to sell me something. It took another few months for me to work up the courage to actually sign up for his coaching, and I was still a little skeptical during our first consultation call. But ever since that first call I haven't looked back. I found Dan's coaching to be surprisingly affordable for what you get (this was really important to me as I am a poor student). I won't lie and say that change happened overnight, but suddenly I had someone holding me accountable on days where I wasn't in the mood to workout and just wanted to eat my body weight in food. You get out of coaching what you put into it; there were definitely weeks where I completely fell off the wagon and ordered takeaway three days in a row, but Dan was always there to help me get back on track. Dan adapted his coaching to my hectic lifestyle and made me look at my whole lifestyle differently. I love that we worked on so much more than just exercise and food; we looked at my stress levels, my digestion, my sleep, and I learned not to stay on my phone until way past midnight. Not only do I love what I see when I look in the mirror now, but I also feel in control of my lifestyle, and I no longer spiral and panic when I miss a day of training or eat an "unhealthy" meal. My relationship with food and fitness has changed completely, and I know that I wouldn't have gotten this far without Dan's help.

Neil Curran

Margaret Forbes

I came to Dan with the goal of losing body fat and becoming happier and just healthier overall. Initially it seemed daunting but Dan made it seem very approachable and was there to answer any question. 

Working with Dan for the last couple of months has been the best decision I made. The support and encouragement (even mid pandemic) has made my goals seem achievable and “easy”. Something I hadn’t thought weightloss could be. 

Dans taught me to enjoy and embrace the process, celebrating all the small achievements on the way to the major goal. I couldn’t recommend him enough!

Jack Kinsella

I think every one has that moment where they know they need help but are too afraid to seek it, I was always the guy who loved going to the gym however my nutrition was holding me back.

I think I just never committed to doing what I needed to do because i didn't have anyone to back me up and keep me accountable. 

My goal starting with Dan was to improve my overall health and fitness and just be a healthier person

Since starting with Dan I've lost just over 20 pounds and I'm feeling great both physically and mentally, everything has improved from my training, eating habits, sleep schedule and stress.

Ive learned lots while working with Dan, but one of the main things has been just because I don't have access to a gym that doesn't mean I cant make progress. Dan sent me a new home workout plan and its been tough but really fun and challenging.

Most of my progress has happened over lock down so if you're interested in improving yourself but are waiting for gyms to open I'd say do yourself a solid and start now because I couldn't recommend Dan enough.

I've been working with Dan for sometime but things took a turn for the better when lockdown started as I signed up for his online coaching. It was an intensive affair between the training plan and nutrition. My goal is to get muscle and increase size. Dan is very much hands on and a great motivator. There's no airy fairy talk with him and his approach is practical and manageable. His expertise is wide spread and he brings a very holistic approach to training and fitness. Now that I've trimmed off the excess fat and developed more muscle definition, I'm looking forward to moving to the next phase of just bulking up! I had my doubts that I wouldn't achieve anything like this but Dan has proved that even for someone like me its all within our grasp

Anonymous

I was never sporty or athletic growing up, and never saw the allure of it; but as I got older, I started to realise and value the benefits that a regular exercise and fitness routine bring to the mind and the body.  Cue me properly joining a gym, for the first time, a couple of years ago!  I was moderately active, getting my daily steps in and cycling to work every day, so of course I just assumed that joining the gym would be enough to lose the extra few pounds gained over the years – this was not to be so!   

 

It wasn’t until I started working with Dan during the 2020 lock down, that, for the first time ever, I saw the weight drop off and actually noticed my physique change (for the better)!  What Dan offers through online coaching, that I could not achieve alone, is broad range of constant supports and encouragement, that you can only get from having a coach. An assumption I had about Online Coaching, was that things might get lost in translation – but as soon as I started with Dan I knew this wasn’t going to be a factor. 

 

Dan is an incredible communicator, he asks effective questions, helps you work through solutions in a flexible and pragmatic way, and engages a constant feedback cycle (e.g. through daily and weekly check ins, technique tips and clips) with me to help me keep on track and focused on what I need to do to smash my short, medium and long term goals.

 

Dan works incredibly hard to ensure that every single client maximizes their potential; working through the process of initial goal setting, to then stretching those goals and ultimately helping you convert aspirations to achievements.  For example, I have never, in my life ‘identified’ as a runner, and have always had a mental block about it.  Dan has incorporated run days into my plan and his encouragement and support is helping me to change the mind-set I had, and challenge the long held belief that running was not for me or that I was simply not good at it.  Now I have found a new and totally unexpected love of running, with my first 10 km run scheduled for October this year.

 

So, I am just a short 12 weeks into this fitness journey with Dan, and whilst I might be 20 lbs down from the outset, the most important change for me is a massive increase in confidence – both in the way I look and the way that I feel. Dan is helping me focus on what is important for achieving sustainable results; such as getting the balance (activity, nutrition and free-time or nights out) just right, so that I still get the results for the work I am putting in.  Dan has an extensive knowledge base from which he constantly shares his expertise and it clear to me that Dan truly loves what he does and is a dedicated coach to his clients.

 

I’m really looking forward to continuing this journey with Dan and seeing what amazing things I can achieve in my future!    For anyone who truly wants to make a change, I cannot recommend Dan highly enough…  You never know what you might achieve until you get started!

Gavin Hodgins

I first met Dan little over a year and a half ago. I’d been going to Westwood a few years at that stage and was slowly seeing results. Around Christmas time after a conversation with Dan I decided to invest in personal training sessions with him. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. Dan has been great and has kept me motivated throughout these one to one training sessions. I’m moving quickly towards my target weight and achieving my goal of possibility of reversing type 2 diabetes. I’ve lost 5.5 stone since joining Westwood and with the PT sessions with Dan I’ve learnt a lot about nutrition as well as getting maximum enjoyment out of a more active lifestyle. He’s become a great pal and I can’t recommend him enough.

With 5.5 stone lost between those 2 photo's, you know there's going to be a lot more to come from Gav!

Elaine Pierce

I've been going to the gym for about a year and a half now and felt I wasn’t getting much benefit from just doing classes. I wanted to start using the machines and get onto the gym floor which I had no clue how they worked. Eventually that led me to hiring a PT in August 2019. And so, I began my fitness journey right up until March 2020. Lockdown had just started and had little to do at home even though I have some gym equipment. I felt like I was losing all the hard work I put in, which is when I discovered online coaching. I had been following Dan's Instagram for a while now and out of the blue I decided to inquire about his coaching. I began working with Dan over lockdown and I haven’t regretted a second of it! Just over 4 months later, I am feeling stronger and leaner and happy to say a lot of my clothes don't fit anymore! I'm slowly starting to feel more confident in my own skin. it’s a work in progress but I couldn’t be more certain that every goal will be achieved! I couldn’t recommend Dan enough!

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