What our 1-to-1 online clients say
Six months after working with Larry & I’m at 9.5% body fat, energy levels through the roof, mental clarity is sharp as a knife and feeling super.
Back in 2017, after being diagnosed with testicular cancer and needing chemotherapy, I promised myself that I would bounce back and somehow achieve the best physical shape of my life after the treatment. I set that goal for 5 years post diagnosis as that’s generally considered officially in remission. I wanted a tangible goal and… date, so I set myself the challenge of committing to a photoshoot in December 2021. I knew that if I was going to achieve such a goal I would need the help of a coach. Larry’s approach to achieving high level fitness while also optimising general health was what appealed to me. I can safely say that 5 years on, and at the age of 34, I have achieved the best physical fitness of my life all thanks to Larry’s help and guidance. When I started his coaching, I was at 18% body fat, energy levels were ok, mental clarity was ok, sleep was average, morning alertness was mostly groggy. Six months after working with Larry & I’m at 9.5% body fat, energy levels through the roof, mental clarity is sharp as a knife, sleeping like a baby most nights, & I’m waking every morning without an alarm and feeling super. Working with Larry has felt as much like an apprenticeship as it has coaching. I have learned tonnes & developed my knowledge of training and nutrition immensely. If you are currently looking to take charge of your health then Larry is your guy. You’ve just got to commit, stay coachable, be willing to work hard, and prioritise recovery. And maybe don’t wait for a life threatening illness before you decide to fulfil your true potential! Thanks Larry, for all your coaching and support . Read more “Six months after working with Larry & I’m at 9.5% body fat, energy levels through the roof, mental clarity is sharp as a knife and feeling super.”
Larry was also very clear from the word go that he would get me in shoot shape but wouldn’t do anything to compromise my health in the process
The affiliate coaching is definitely the unintentionally best kept secret in the fitness industry. For €30 a month I had access to a new training program each month, tailored nutrition, a weekly accountability thread, a library full of training videos, video cookbooks and a online community that was so encouraging and helpful. – After my… 20 week cut that still had me eating every single day, I started into a maintenance/lean gain phase and chatted to Larry about my photoshoot goals and we made a plan. At 12 weeks out I switched to 1.1 coaching for the purpose of the photoshoot. There was no such thing as meal plans and this was one of the main reasons I chose Larry as I knew myself anything too restrictive would send me down a path I didn’t wish to revisit. Larry was also very clear from the word go that he would get me in shoot shape but wouldn’t do anything to compromise my health in the process for the sake of losing an extra lb or two. – My food didn’t really change at all in the lead up to the shoot, the quantity just got smaller. I was still having the likes of shepards pie and chicken and pasta bake the week before and of course my purple snack and kinder There was also no excessive cardio. 10/12 weeks were completed with only resistance bands and a 20kg bodypump bar with the roads being my own source of cardio due to gym closures. In making my weekly plan of action, Larry was very conscious of what I had on that week, work commitments, GAA training and matches, horse riding etc and make sure I was prioritising sleep, stress management, nutrition etc. He was also very good at talking me down from the “I won’t be lean enough” ledge when I was ready to throw the toys out of the pram The photoshoot experience has been immensely educational and I have learned so much about myself. Read more “Larry was also very clear from the word go that he would get me in shoot shape but wouldn’t do anything to compromise my health in the process”
I finished my 5 months having gone from 199lbs in jan to 173.2lbs and 12.1% body fat
I started with Larry in the start of the first lockdown last year after having a bad online coaching experience at the start of the year but wanting to find some accountability and structure in a mental time and it was one of the best decisions I made.
Larry & I set… the goal to fat loss & got to work. There was no massive calorie restrictions, no unrealistic exercise goals and most importantly no bull. As I was coaching classes on zoom my main resistance training was my 3 sessions a week, I had started running last year in lockdown and kept with it so I set a goal of 2 runs a week and to hit my steps goal of 10k a day. There was nothing sexy about it but if there is one thing I’ve learned from Larry above all is he has taught me the power of consistency! Ticking boxes day in day out and letting the weight look after itself.
After about 2 months in I got an offer to get some professional progress shots done at the beginning of June so after a chat with Larry I decided to go for it and we set our sites on getting in the best shape of my life and did we ever! I finished my 5 months having gone from 199lbs in jan to 173.2lbs and 12.1% body fat and while that’s amazing and I’m so proud the most important part I think is that from the start of Jan to 4th June when I got my pictures taken there is 24 weeks and in total I dropped 25.8lbs . In other words to get in the shape in my life I just had to consistently lose just over 1lb or 0.5kg a week, no massive drops or fads just long term sustainable fat loss where while I may not have always been able to eat everything I wanted there was nothing I couldn’t or didn’t eat. I had ice cream, I had cake, I had alcohol and yes bread! I couldn’t be more delighted with my results and more thankful to having the foresight to not hit the fuck it button and to stick with Larry, control the controllables and get shit done regardless of whether a room with 4 walls and weights was open or not. Thanks to Larry for making the process easier than I could have imagined. Read more “I finished my 5 months having gone from 199lbs in jan to 173.2lbs and 12.1% body fat”
My confidence and strength is in the best place they have ever been.
So here I am 7 months and 8 kilos later, something I never thought I’d be proud to say. I’d just about recovered from a lower body injury when I reached out to Larry back in August 2020. My lower half had vanished as you can see Between… lockdown, injury and lack of confidence after training and strenght went down hill I was feeling so down in myself and just lost, I needed someone to take over and guide me. And as a coach myself know exactly the positive outcomes that can bring. I think if Larry told me I’d be gaining 8 kilos and eating 3000 cals daily I would of ran a mile But here we are, confidence and strenght in the best place they have ever been. But its not just a matter of eating more, and that’s where I found the guidance fantastic. Digestion, rest, sleep, training with progressive overload always in mind, I could talk for days here. Its been far from an easy ride but its been worth it. Something I’m so passionate about myself is removing the fear of these phases away from females, the extra food, getting comfortable not been comfortable and stepping outside that safety net. Hoping these pictures can show and inspire others to do the same and remind people that constant dieting is not how you build strenght, “tone up”, build glutes and overall muscle mass. Weight will go on, fat will go on, the food must be ate, thats all part of it. Excited now to strip things back with a dieting phase over the next few weeks and see exactly what we have done. And I can confirm I am 100% in a far better place since starting this journey, thank you Larry. Read more “My confidence and strength is in the best place they have ever been.”
Larrys knowledge and guidance is second to none, and its clear if you want to be the best you can be, you should be working with the best there is out there.
I have always been a pretty lean build and quite an active individual (gym, running, GAA, cycling, crossfit) Thus always having a high energy output meant weight maintenance was never an issue for me. On the other hand getting calories in and being consistent was my weakness. I contacted Larry in May of this strange… year, and 31 weeks on we are still working together, gaining knowledge and insight, into what can now be described as a whole new appreciation for food, nutrition and lifestyle for me. His clear approach is what I admired the most along with the continuous learning as we progressed. We had weekly check in calls and frequent texts, and despite never meeting Larry and been over 7,000km apart it really has had no impact on the quality of the coaching. The process without doubt takes discipline, and personally having a busy schedule – a full time job, husband, a fitness coach, GAA football player and chairman, along with frequent running and cycling sessions in the mix, I really appreciated all the knowledge Larry had to offer to balance my busy lifestyle, all the while making significant progress with my lean gain. The journey so far has been superb and being accountable to an external source has been exactly what I needed to be consistent. This was what made my targets and goals become possible. Read more “Larrys knowledge and guidance is second to none, and its clear if you want to be the best you can be, you should be working with the best there is out there.”
Larry’s knowledge, guidance and support has been such an investment for not only myself but also for my business so that I can help clients who need my support just as much as I need his.
When I first started 1-1 coaching with Larry 18 months ago I wanted to get into better shape but he taught me something far more important than aesthetics – he taught me health!! We made simple changes to improve sleep, digestion, physical recovery and he brought my awareness to the importance of destressing daily which… all had such a positive impact on not only my physical health but my mental health also. Dieting for a photoshoot this year during lockdown was no easy task as I was transitioning to online coaching and also homeschooling. However, when Larry said we’ll have you ready I trusted that statement 100%!! We laid a solid foundation before starting so that I was in the best possible position starting the prep. Of course there were wobblers along the way and there were weeks where I had my doubts but with one sentence or question he had the ability to change my entire mindset to set me up for a more successful week. And he was true to his word- he got me there. Larry’s knowledge, guidance and support has been such an investment for not only myself but also for my business so that I can help clients who need my support just as much as I need his. I could not recommend him or the service he provides highly enough. His professionalism, consistency, knowledge and experience is second to none & I’m very grateful to be able learn from him both personally and professionally each week. Read more “Larry’s knowledge, guidance and support has been such an investment for not only myself but also for my business so that I can help clients who need my support just as much as I need his.”
With Larrys guidance I went from over 200lbs to now sitting at 165lbs, having completed my first marathon and photo shoot while following a vegan diet.
I met Larry first at 16, first person to show me around a Gym. After two years of training I went to college where fitness and health wasn’t a priority and for various reasons gained a lot of weight. 250lbs at my heaviest. I tried training on my own for 2 years to get back… in shape but I quickly realised I needed a helping hand which I more than found with Larry! Under Larrys guidance I learned more than I ever thought I would about Training, food, sleep, mobility, a balanced lifestyle amongst so many other things and with this guidance I am now sitting at 165lbs, having completed my first Marathon and photo shoot. I must add this was all done on a vegan diet (vegan since 15). I am not someone who pushes veganism, I only mention this for those who think it’s impossible to gain muscle, lose fat and run marathons on a vegan diet. It just takes a bit of research and willingness to learn a new way and I’d be lying if I said proving the people who said it’s impossible wrong, wasn’t a small driving force in this journey!. Thank you Larry, thank you Kate, you’ve done more for me than I can begin to express! I’m very happy to be able to call Larry a friend! Read more “With Larrys guidance I went from over 200lbs to now sitting at 165lbs, having completed my first marathon and photo shoot while following a vegan diet.”
In my opinion Larry sets the bar for everyone in the fitness industry
I’ve been an ongoing 1-1 client of Larrys for 9 months now & previous to that had been an Affiliate for about a year- it was definitely one of the best decisions I could have made. I see Larry as not just a coach but also a mentor & could not recommend him highly enough.… The level of detail/knowledge/education he can provide is second to none, and even though I may roll my eyes & throw a strop from time to time, I am very proud to be under his wing. I don’t only take his guidance on a personal development level but on a business level too, as a coach myself I have learned a lot from Larry & can not speak highly enough of the service he provides.
In my opinion Larry sets the bar for everyone in the fitness industry & unfortunately for him he won’t be getting rid of me any time soon Read more “In my opinion Larry sets the bar for everyone in the fitness industry”
“I came away with a great understanding of macro-tracking and general nutrition – much more valuable than cookie-cutter diet plans!”
‘I came to Larry wanting to get in shape for my upcoming wedding and to look as good as I possibly could in my wedding dress. I am incredibly happy with the results! Larry and Kate put such a huge emphasis on health and general well-being – I learned so much about the importance of… stress management, sleep, digestion and their effects on the body. Larry went above and beyond to assist me and help to educate me whenever I had any queries or questions along the way. I came away with a great understanding of macro-tracking and general nutrition – much more valuable than cookie-cutter diet plans! This form of learning has given me the confidence to be able to track food accurately and it is a great skill to have. If you are contemplating coaching, whether one-to-one or Affiliate, I would highly recommend Larry and Kate! Read more ““I came away with a great understanding of macro-tracking and general nutrition – much more valuable than cookie-cutter diet plans!””
Over the two years I have been working with Larry he has stayed true to this philosophy – HEALTH comes first ALWAYS!!
After my first season competing as a bikini athlete, I knew I needed to find myself a new coach. I wanted someone who would view me as an individual and not just a generic “bikini chick.” I had heard only positive reports about Larry and so I reached out for help. The first thing that… Larry made clear was that competing in a show would not happen, unless my body and mind was in a healthy place to do so. Larry is not just concerned with getting me lean for stage – anyone could do that. He sees the bigger picture and the coaching Larry provides goes way beyond nutritional and training advice. I don’t think I could ever fully put in to words what he has done for me. His knowledge and expertise is second to none but this is only complimented by the care and dedication Larry shows to each and every one of his clients. Under his guidance, in 2019 I became Miss Bikini Ireland and in 2020 will take to the International Stage. I am proud to be an athlete of Larry Doyle Coaching. Read more “Over the two years I have been working with Larry he has stayed true to this philosophy – HEALTH comes first ALWAYS!!”
What made the difference was how invested Larry was in me as his client.
From day 1 working with Larry and Kate it’s been a consistent flow of great programs, a professional set up and precise nutritional guidance. It’s not a one size fits all approach, Larry got to know my day to day life and made the process unique to me. It’s finding out what worked best for… me and making it as easy as possible to get amazing results consistently. No restrictions, no fads, just real life advice and an infectious love for what they both do! Thanks guys! Read more “What made the difference was how invested Larry was in me as his client.”
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Larry has instilled a belief that I can do whatever I set my mind to! Like all of his clients I am so lucky to have him!
When I made the decision to work with a coach there was no doubt in my mind who I wanted it to be. Larry’s expertise, experience and knowledge in the field drew me to him. Achieving incredible results while maintaining health and client focused values, in an industry where that is often neglected for the… sake of a before and after, shows just how incredible a coach he really is. When I decided to take the leap into competition last January I was initially scared but Larry made my first prep the most enjoyable and worthwhile experience I’ve ever had. The amount of guidance Larry provided throughout what can be a very stressful time made it far less daunting and his understanding of the human body and competitors mentality meant he could provide the best support. Larry got me into a condition and shape I never thought possible while helping me become the strongest I have ever been! Read more “Larry has instilled a belief that I can do whatever I set my mind to! Like all of his clients I am so lucky to have him!”
I’ve just finished my first 12 weeks with Larry, dropping 11kgs and to say I’m happy with the progress would be a massive understatement!
When I started with Larry in May 19 I was not in a good place with with my relationship with food and / or training. Training felt like a choir which I wasn’t enjoying at all. My food was repetitive & boring which led to many binges and creating a yo-yo relationship with my progress… with getting two steps forward and then 3 steps back! As a personal trainer, gen pop think we’re invincible & always in good shape. I was going through some very stressful times in work & I was looking after everyone and everything but myself . Business came first and my own health, mind & body was put on hold. I quickly packed on the body fat, stopped training & was eating thousands of calories per day, the worst rut I’ve ever been in. From the get go with Larry I felt so relieved & reassured that I had guidance for once. Everything was broken down so simple & easy to understand , the smallest changes Larry introduced me to made the biggest impact. I never knew stress, sleep, digestion all played such a massive part in ones progress! I was dropped Knowledge bombs on a daily basis & each check in every week things got so much easier & better. My training was going better than ever, my strength shot up & my meals were so much more satisfying and varied than before, it was like a whole new world. More importantly my sleep, stress management, energy & digestion was all on point which made a massive difference as opposed to when I was getting 4-5 hours of broken sleep per night. I’ve just finished my first 12 weeks with Larry, dropping 11kgs and to say I’m happy with the progress ( not results ) would be a massive understatement. It has been an investment in myself if anything & I cannot wait to continue under his guidance for the foreseeable future! Larry tough love approach really works wonders, just when you think you’re getting comfortable or start to slip into old habits you’ll soon get a slap of realisation to get you back on track, he is one of a kind! Read more “I’ve just finished my first 12 weeks with Larry, dropping 11kgs and to say I’m happy with the progress would be a massive understatement!”
I now feel like I can comfortably stay on track whatever my lifestyle throws at me.Counting macros gave me freedom to cook/eat/enjoy whatever foods I felt like.
I have spent the past year working one to one with Larry and it has been absolutely amazing. I have advanced so far, not only physically and mentally – but in so many other aspects also. When I started with Larry I had just finished an extremely intense diet period. I was desperate to get… my body into ‘the best shape ever possible’. Literally only focusing on what I was seeing in the mirror. I was on really low calories and doing hours and hours of cardio. I was totally and utterly, fully absorbed and completely obsessed. I was seeing results (obviously). But I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t healthy. I had developed such a poor relationship with food. This lifestyle was having an impact on so many aspects of my life, my social life, my relationships, my relationship with myself and my relationship with food. Needless to say, following such a restrictive plan took its toll – I was no longer enjoying the process, enjoying my food or even appreciating my results. I felt like there had to be a better approach. Thats when I reached out to Larry. Larry understood where I was coming from when I filled him in on what was going on. I signed up and got started. Larry maintained consistent contact while I was starting off. Offering encouragement, advice, guidance and support. The focus of check ins quickly shifted from focusing on weight and measurements, to the main priorities being general health and well being, water intake, digestion, activity, stress levels as well as enjoyment in and out of the gym. Reminding me of the much bigger picture. I soon got to learn the importance of the foundations. Diet:
***I am using the above word for lack of better term! There is certainly no ‘diet’ when working with Larry. No food groups cut out, no foods off limits. The food side of it is so person specific. I had been following a meal plan previously. Which included maybe… ten foods… The same foods, every meal, every day. I felt, personally, that this really had an impact on my relationship with foods. I used to LOVE cooking and baking. I used to really enjoy my food, I was such a foodie. Over that restrictive period I genuinely found myself becoming somewhat afraid of foods. Larry thought me how to count my macro nutrients and I can safely say I have never looked back. During the initial period with Larry he helped me work on my relationship with food. Teaching me and encouraging me, that no foods were bad. I soon learned how important nutrition was, how important it was to fuel our bodies. And soon after that I rekindled that love I had for food and cooking. Counting macros gave me freedom to cook/eat/enjoy whatever foods I felt like. Now the most important thing I learned about diet with Larry was how to eat like an adult. How to fit in meals. How to actually fuel my body. How to enjoy a bit of whatever I liked. How to factor In whatever was going on in my life. How to eat out at social occasions, how to eat on the go in a busy lifestyle and how to manage when you get caught out. I now feel like I can comfortably stay on track whatever my lifestyle throws at me. Im not missing out, I’m managing things and being smart. Fitness:
As I mentioned earlier, when I started with Larry I had just finished an intense low calorie, high output phase. My energy levels were diminished and my strength was in my boots. A couple of weeks in and my energy levels were through the roof. My cardio was probably about a quarter what it used to be – HOWEVER, it was so much smarter. It was genuine cardio, focusing on heart rate and effort. Previously I was just looking at getting X amount of time done on cardio equipment. Thats when I realised I really wasn’t as fit as I thought! I was struggling to reach my target heart rate for the given time. Just last week I ran 8.5KM in a personal best time. Yesterday I was on the treadmill running and it just felt effortless – I couldn’t run fast enough to get my heart rate up into my heart rate zone! Such an opposite complaint to what I had starting off. My strength is also way up again, even beyond what it used to be. I am definitely the fittest and strongest I have ever been. Health:
Over the past couple of years my resting heart rate had always been on the higher end of normal. Maybe late seventy’s, early eighties. As I started to progress with Larry, making little wins in every aspect – I really noticed this starting to drop. It settled into the sixties and I was delighted, felt amazing. Lately, I’ve noticed it dropping down as far as fifty four. This is not only fitness and health related, there are so many other attributing factors that I learned about along the way. I have always had really poor gut health – I even have memories of it as a child. I had gotten used to it really and wasn’t taking any notice of it. Then I started with Larry and he immediately flagged it, highlighting it as a major priority. It needed to be sorted. As he said himself, I could be dieting all year round and doing excessive amounts of cardio – but when the foundations are off, you are swimming against the current. And it proved to be so true. I got medical advice and was put on a strict elimination diet. At the time I worried about how it would effect my work with Larry, or my progress. Needless to say it was not a problem. Larry was so supportive and a wealth of knowledge. The freedom of following a macro plan rather than a diet plan made it so possible. A year on and I don’t even know myself. I am now aware of what foods I need to avoid and why. In every check in Larry had focus on this aspect, because it was so specific to me. My plan was always tailored to suit me perfectly. Lifestyle:
Without a shadow of a doubt I’ve a hectic lifestyle. I work a full time job, forty hours a week, chaotic work conditions and high stress levels. I do shift work. Go from nights to days as required. Ive always loved fitness and exercise, its always been my outlet. So I have to say, I’ve always made time for it. Training with Larry, I was definitely spending less time in the gym, because I was training so much smarter than before. Quality over quantity. Larry is a big fan of stress management (I thought you were crazy when I started Lar, sorry lol). And I have to admit it took me awhile to see why. Larry was constantly encouraging me to do some ‘least mode’ every single day, preferably something outside the gym. I went with it (probably reluctantly at the start! Thinking I didn’t have time) I started factoring in short periods. Reading a few pages of a book. I downloaded the headspace app. Going for a light walk outside. I rated my stress on my tracker every day. I started to see patterns of when I was scoring my stress high, my weight would spike, my general health would suffer. Larry encouraged me to not take on too much. Less can be more. When my work schedule was hectic, or my shifts changed to nights, the first protocol was to pull back. Pull back from intense training. Increase least mode. Listen to my body, be kind to myself. I would have always just ploughed on and burnt myself out. But when I took a step back I soon came to realise that my results were so much more consistent and sustainable. It took me awhile to realise, but the likes of stress, mindset, lifestyle, water, digestion and general day to day activity – the foundations – are nearly more important than the training and the calories. You can’t build a house without foundations. Put in the ground work, give yourself the time, invest in yourself and you will reap the rewards. There is no need for hours upon hours in the gym, low calories, or any of the other mad measures. I spent years following the above and in one year training with Larry I’ve learned more, had better returns in every department and best of all discovered to manage it all. Read more “I now feel like I can comfortably stay on track whatever my lifestyle throws at me.Counting macros gave me freedom to cook/eat/enjoy whatever foods I felt like.”
Larry has helped bring the spark back into my life as I now have the confidence in my own body to be the best version of myself.
I joined Larry’s 1-1 coaching in October 2018 after getting myself in a long term rut of cutting calories during the week and then binging at weekends. I had previously worked with online coaches for 12 week periods before and although I got results – as in the scales went down, I never actually got… to the root of my problem. Larry’s coaching had come recommended by a friend who had used his programme before and had said that he was not like any other online coaches. I was a little apprehensive that I was going down the same 1-1 coaching root as before but I couldn’t have been further from the truth. Larry’s initial screening form was extremely in-depth, literally he wanted to know everything about my lifestyle, training routine, sleep and digestion – I knew from that point I was on to a winner. He wanted to know my long term goals, my aspirations working with him and from the outset I knew this time it wasn’t to lose weight it was to change my relationship with food and to fuel my performance in both Boxing and CrossFit. As the months ticked on my weight continued to creep down, my body shape was changing and my fitness was increasingly improving. I felt great! However my biggest change was in my mindset and this is where I literally owe everything to Larry. I had good days and I had bad days. Things happened in my life that didn’t go to plan. I had rough times in work, family sickness and a lot of other crazy things thrown in for good measure but through Larry’s coaching and supportive attitude I never let these negativity’s or challenge’s affect my eating habits which I would have done so before (Emotional eater). Larry over the last 10 months has become a confident to me and we have literally never met! Not only has he helped me achieve my goals but he has been an ear to my worries, my doubts and my bumps in the road. I feel absolutely great and I am extremely excited to move to the Affiliate. I have lost 6 kilos, 15 inches all over and all the while gaining muscle – my body is in the best shape it’s ever been and my training has never been better. I am fuelling my body correctly to move faster and lift heavier in workouts, I am continuously getting new PB’s or small wins in weaknesses and the best of all is, there is not one day that I feel I have been hard done by, by following a ‘diet’. I allow myself my treats, I go out for dinner and I occasionally drink! What more could you ask for!
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Larry and Kate and build up a rapport across the internet that feels like he’s right there with me as I check-in on a Tuesday morning. I believe I now have the knowledge and confidence to go it alone with the support of the Affiliate, knowing that if I have any issues I would have the support and guidance immediately if needed.
Thankyou so much for everything you have done for me! I will never be able to sing your praises high enough. Read more “Larry has helped bring the spark back into my life as I now have the confidence in my own body to be the best version of myself.”
After following Larry and seeing the attention and effort he puts into his coaching, I knew he was the coach I wanted to work with to get me in shape for my wedding day”
I started working with Larry on a 1 to 1 basis back in February 2019, ahead of my wedding which was in August. I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose, but wanted to ‘tone up’ especially around my mid-section as my wedding dress was very fitted, all whilst remaining primarily focused on my… overall health- something which Larry placed paramount importance on throughout. Throughout my 6 months of coaching with Larry, I learned the importance of consistency and that no drastic measures were needed to achieve the look that I had in mind. I enjoyed plenty of nights out and social occasions along the way and Larry was always there to reassure me and help work these events into my week when needed. Larry placed a huge emphasis on downtime, sleep and digestion- which for me is the most important thing I can take away from the entire coaching experience. Working long hours, getting in training sessions and planning a wedding at the same time came with its fair share of stress- and downtime is something which I have massively neglected in the past which in turn affected my digestion and caused all sorts of stomach issues. I worked with Larry to put measures in place to overcome those issues and after that everything else fell into place. I achieved the results I wanted whilst changing very little in terms of training and nutrition throughout the 6 month period, and improved the overall quality of my life in the process. I cannot thank Larry and Kate enough for their help and support throughout- they have simply been amazing! I am looking forward to continuing my Affiliate journey with them now that my goal has been met and the wedding is over and have learnt many life lessons that I will continue to implement for years to come. Read more “After following Larry and seeing the attention and effort he puts into his coaching, I knew he was the coach I wanted to work with to get me in shape for my wedding day””
“I have been most impressed by Larrys genuine care for the health of his clients and his no BS approach.”
In September 2018, I went to Lar with the goal of adding some lean mass along with improving things like digestion, training quality and my relationship with food. After spending 7/8 months in a surplus, we pushed calories to 800/1000 higher than I ever had before (something extremely difficult if you’ve ever been obese &… have had a fear of putting on the weight again). Alongside this, my digestion significantly improved with more awareness around meal timing and my food choices, as well as improving my lifestyle tenfold. I was able to enjoy more meals out & social events with those who mean most, increase my energy levels and improve work quality, along with having a higher life satisfaction. After getting to a stage where we were happy with the tissue added & with a summer holiday in mind, we began to put a plan in place entering a controlled deficit phase to tighten things up. As I write this I am now “finished” up working on a 1-1 basis with Lar and on my way to the sun for a well deserved break from work & life in general. One of the things I have been most impressed by Lar is his genuine care for the health of his clients and his no BS approach. I am a far more educated, aware and confident person than I was even 10 months ago. I can’t thank Lar enough for his alignment with my goals (these non sexy wins are often something which get kicked to the curb when people think about working with a “PT” or a “Coach”). Of course as a by product I am looking the leanest and fittest I have ever looked which is a “nice to have”. We’re down 10+ kg from March 2019 and I haven’t been this light (73.5kg) since I was 10 or 11 years old! Considering I’ve completely changed my lifestyle and body composition this is also a huge win for me. As I move forward I now better understand how my body functions, what my stress triggers are, why/when to train, how important rest is for me to be at my best, and how vital it is to make time to switch off from the world. After the 10 months on the 1-1 Programme, I’m very much looking forward to enjoying my holiday and progressing onwards with Lar on the Affiliate programme from September. Forever grateful to team LD! Larry & Kate – you’re awesome! Read more ““I have been most impressed by Larrys genuine care for the health of his clients and his no BS approach.””
I’ve always believe the fastest way to success is to learn from the best. Working with Larry I got to work with one of the best.
It’s been 12 years since I first entered the fitness industry as a personal trainer but it had been a few since I’d had a consistent gym routine of my own. I’d grown tired of weights and a crazy travel schedule had left me slack on my food, unprepared and eating on the go. My… main hobby now is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training 5-6 times a week and so my motivation for coming to Larry was to add some gym work to compliment that training and to get into much better patterns with my food on the go. I was delighted with the progress we made over 12 weeks. Larry got me back into 3-4 regular gym sessions a week that complimented my martial arts training and didn’t drain my energy. He also made me much more aware of the foods I was consuming and helped me stay accountable to changes with my nutrition. I’ve always believed the fastest way to success with anything is to go learn from the best. Working with Larry I got to work with one of the best. Thank you! Read more “I’ve always believe the fastest way to success is to learn from the best. Working with Larry I got to work with one of the best.”
They made the whole experience of “cutting calories” enjoyable.
As a coach myself I began 1-1 online coaching with Larry in hope to learn as much as I could while stepping into the shoes of a client for once. I had a goal to get as lean as possible in 6 months but slow and steady for a holiday. No question was too big… for Larry and his knowledge is second to none. I went to Larry to learn about nutrition yet I have been opened up to so much more, the importance of sleep, stress management etc. and have realised how much they play a role in “getting lean”. I encountered a back injury and was frustrated for many weeks yet not once did Larry seem worried, it was all worked around and we made constant progress.
I ate more like an adult with no restrictions and consistently trained and the results came. Little does Kate know she is also a fantastic role model and together they make a solid team! They made the whole experience of “cutting calories” enjoyable. I didn’t even know that could be possible and I can’t thank them enough. Read more “They made the whole experience of “cutting calories” enjoyable.”
I lost over 10kg, got way leaner but my main thing was my attitude toward food became normal.
Before Larry, I had a terrible binge eating problem, where I would indulge in 10,000 calories at least daily through chocolate and sweets easily and then I would feel awful for days but the cycle continued binge, say that’s it no more then repeat. Literally had no control! Over the 30 weeks, I ended up… achieving my goals and more. I feel myself again and rediscovered my love for training. I enjoyed eating out and more normal food whilst achieving goals. Larry enabled me to gain a healthy relationship with food which was the ultimate goal! I do not have any will to binge anymore and I can understand my body more and now can understand what is hunger and what is emotional/ boredom eating. Alongside helping me create a long term healthier relationship with food I also achieved a lot of fitness goals. I ran a Spartan race, Tough Mudder and did a fitness competition whilst losing weight/ bodyfat and feeling awesome. I also work part-time and have college full time so Larry has been very accommodative and worked with me to help me manage life with all training and food! Despite my v busy life, we still hit PRs nearly weekly. Larry has been such a major help in 2018 to me, guided me through the struggles and coached me to reach all my goals. Read more “I lost over 10kg, got way leaner but my main thing was my attitude toward food became normal.”
I lost 12 kilos and I am now eating 2,500+ cals per day.
I reached out to Larry in March 2018. I had been with a PT for over a year, tried every diet there was. I thought being with a PT I would achieve results I wanted. I was paying through the roof, they didn’t show up for sessions, and didn’t give me tools I needed, so… I basically threw my money away. When I got in touch with Lar, there was no harsh sale. He asked me what my goals were, fat loss of course. Not only have I lost 12 kilos, I have learned so much more. I sleep at least 8-9 hours per night, I learned to chew my food, resulting in better digestion. My stress levels are very low, I very rarely stress. I learned to take time out for myself and took up reading to now I cannot put a book down. My training has improved so much better, I am stronger than ever. I became an adult about food choices, I made myself accountable for every choice I made weather it was good or bad! At 1st I was afraid to eat all the food but I had to trust Lar. I have had holidays, night out, big events, and Christmas. I used the tools Lar gave me to be adult about it so I made the better choices. I have had bad days but I didn’t beat myself up as I would have before, I take responsibility for my actions and move on. As everyone I’m very busy I’m a mother of 2 and I also work. The choices I make now are life long for myself and my family. Last week Lar recommended I move to affiliate coaching as he thought that was best for me, as he always does puts his clients 1st and not his pocket! I’ve enjoyed every minute with Lar and Kate, I love watching their posts especially Kate as a girl it’s easy to relate to her stories! They are both an awesome, honest and hardworking team and deserve all the success in the future! Would I recommend this team absolutely! I’m a hairdresser who builds relationships with their clients on a daily basis just like Lar and Kate and I’m telling the 40+ clients a week about them along with everyone I know! Thank you both for everything. I look forward to continuing to work with you, and wish you both all the success you deserve! Read more “I lost 12 kilos and I am now eating 2,500+ cals per day.”
Working with Larry has been a life changing 6 months, looking forward to continuing this journey with him.
I can’t speak of or recommend Larry highly enough. He provides the tools to achieve a balanced healthy lifestyle; suitable exercises and training plans, better understanding of nutrition and its benefits and the ability to learn how to handle life stresses and strains. Often going above and beyond helping me with any issues.
Larry guided me through prep for a holiday, where I hit the beach feeling & looking good but most importantly, feeling confident in my own skin
I had been following Larry on Social Media for a while & loved reading his content. It was factual & straight to the point, hitting some home truths! In November 2017, I contacted Larry to enquire about online coaching but at the time, he had no spaces available, which I think speaks for itself. A… spot on his programme became available early 2018 & I began 1:1 online coaching with him from January. Larry has years of experience in the fitness industry & is a wealth of knowledge so I was excited to get started. Over the last 6 months, I have learnt so much from Larry & he guided me through prep for a holiday, where I hit the beach feeling & looking good but most importantly, I felt confident in my own skin. Programmes are set, check ins done, responses are quick & adjustments made where necessary. He is fantastic & I feel lucky & privileged to be working with him as a coach. I am really looking forward to working with him in the future & seeing what can be achieved! Read more “Larry guided me through prep for a holiday, where I hit the beach feeling & looking good but most importantly, feeling confident in my own skin”
4 months With Larry totally changed how I perceive the world of training and nutrition, more than any degree or PT course has done in the past.
I was receiving coaching from Larry for a little over 4 months and I can’t speak highly enough of him and the service he provides. I was fairly happy with my start physique as I’ve always tried to stay in good shape due to Rugby, and coming from a strength and conditioning background I thought… had good knowledge of how to get into shape. However Larry’s knowledge and experience is just phenomenal, and totally changed my way of thinking and how to approach diet and training, which I will now have with me forever. He blew my perspective on ‘cutting’ out the water. The methods he uses makes the whole process so achievable, and at times easy. My past experience of cutting/ dieting has been very restrictive, extremely low calories and very difficult to adhere to. However with Larry, (excluding the last couple weeks) I was eating more than I ever had before and was still loosing body fat, and didn’t feel restricted at all. By the end I had a physique I was delighted with, and was able to hold onto muscle, which ordinarily I would lose whilst cutting. Above all else he gives you the best no BS advice, doesn’t sugar coat and was correct with his forecasting every step of the way (including my estimated finish weight to the exact kg). Any hiccups or worries I had, he would immediately eliminate and be able to tell me exactly what was happening and how to fix it. The confidence that gives you is priceless, and meant I never questioned anything. As I said before, I cannot recommend highly enough. Read more “4 months With Larry totally changed how I perceive the world of training and nutrition, more than any degree or PT course has done in the past.”
I really cannot recommend Larry highly enough as he is an absolute knowledge bomb and is a true professional in his field.
I am so grateful I was in such good hands for my first bikini competition. For me, a coach isn’t someone who sends you diet plans but is someone who supports and looks after you. I can honestly say Larry did just that and more. He has taught me how to eat to properly fuel… my body and never once starved me! Larry kept a very close eye on me throughout and only made
tiny adjustments when necessary. Everything from the training and nutrition was tailored for my own personal needs and what worked best for me. There really is no one size fits all.
I was also never told to do hours of cardio which I was kind of afraid of, it was kept pretty tight for the most part, even as a 9-5 desk worker. Larry was literally there every step of the way.
He was able to answer any questions I had and was always just a text away if I needed him.
On the day of the show I was lucky enough to have Larry there to have a look over me and keep me calm. I couldn’t have been happier with my stage physique and I also managed to take 3rd place in a class of over 20 competitors. For me that’s a massive achievement and could not be happier considering it was my first time on stage. I am now a few weeks post show and I’m feeling so good in myself. Larry got me straight back on track with a new programme and is still keeping a close eye on me. I’m so excited for the next few months to see what progress we can make. Read more “I really cannot recommend Larry highly enough as he is an absolute knowledge bomb and is a true professional in his field.”
Larry has an unmatched ability to draw motivation and to instil belief.
I was lucky enough to have Larry prep me for two shows as well as develop into a close friend and mentor. To say that the service and dedication that he provides to his clients goes above and beyond would be an understatement. He can not only help you follow the path to your goals… but he can map out the way – predicting elements as he goes (with almost scary precision). With an uncontested level of knowledge and experience it is genuinely a gift to have him as a coach. This man has an undying love for what he does and the strongest self-imposed duty of care for his clients. With his help I managed to pull back 19kg/41lbs to achieve a stage-ready physique and in the process find my true passion – It is safe to say that without Larry’s guidance I would not have achieved what I did and I would not have found something I truly love. Read more “Larry has an unmatched ability to draw motivation and to instil belief.”
Signing up to be coached by Larry has probably been one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far
Most people will look at the difference between the two pictures and notice the obvious weight loss. But what they cannot see, is the improvement in sleep quality, digestion, training knowledge and overall mindfulness when it comes to approaching nutrition. So far I have completed 20 weeks under the guidance of Larry and at no… stage throughout that time, did it ever feel like a burden. I still managed to work my training and nutrition around my schedule and enjoy socializing multiple times per week, all whilst still staying on track. If anything, working with Larry has improved my social life, as it has given me the confidence to actually approach these situations like an adult and be mindful of my own actions. My training has reached new levels in both strength and in execution. I do not approach training with the mindset of a 300lb mass monster, performing every set to failure and killing myself in the gym for 2 hours everyday. Instead I focus on quality over quantity, contracting muscles instead of shifting weights and it shows. What I have gained over the past 20 weeks will influence my actions for the rest of my life and help me in becoming the best version of myself. Signing up to be coached by Larry has probably been one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far, in terms of personal development and I look forward to continuing my work with Larry as we push forward to crush even more goals. Read more “Signing up to be coached by Larry has probably been one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far”
Working with Larry has been the best investment I have ever made for myself and is so much more to me than any before and after transformation photo.
When I started coaching with Larry I was at a very low point in my life. I had done my research and knew this was an investment I needed to make for me, and my mental health and I haven’t looked back since. Quite simply working with Larry has changed my life ten fold. When… I reached out to him, I had lost all love and motivation for training, had developed a severe bad relationship with food and comfort eating and a strong sense of disgust for myself and my body and couldn’t see a way out of it. If you are looking for a quick fix however, Larry is not your man. Instead, we addressed all possible issues and factors that would contribute to giving me the best quality of life and health benefits possible and ensure that the results would be long term and more beneficial to me than just a quick before and after transformation photo. His support is second to none, period. From the very get go he made it extremely clear to me that he cared very much about me and taking interest in every little detail I would tell him or concern I had. A few months later I genuinely can’t quite believe how far I have came under Larry’s guidance, and just how much my confidence, quality of life, health, attitude, mindset, relationship with food and passion for training have all improved since we began together. It’s the after, after photo that best sums up Larry’s work. All you got to do is follow the plan, it’s as simple as that! Read more “Working with Larry has been the best investment I have ever made for myself and is so much more to me than any before and after transformation photo.”
I now have more energy for life and along with all of that I’m more positive and happier too.
I have been working with Larry the past 15 weeks and I honestly couldn’t be happier with my results so far – I was going through a stressful time in my life and felt I needed a bit of help with my nutrition and training – my goal was to drop some body fat and… get leaner, which I did but also along the way Larry helped me work on my mindset, my sleep, my daily habits and basically my outlook on life, along with my fitness and eating habits. With weekly check ins with Larry, he was also always on hand with any questions or dilemmas I had throughout the weeks and I always got a prompt reply – I got stronger, got leaner, never ever felt deprived of anything, I was actually eating more food which meant I felt I could socialise more without sacrificing my goals. The best thing I did last year was put my trust in Larry, I couldn’t recommend him enough as a coach if your looking to get in shape, want somebody that has all the knowledge and is genuinely interested in your goals and wants to help you reach them in the best possible way! Read more “I now have more energy for life and along with all of that I’m more positive and happier too.”
I can weigh myself and it doesn’t bother me its just a number not my value as a person.
Before I started training under Larry I was lacking in confidence both inside and outside of the gym, restrictive around certain food groups and terrified by the number on the scales. I wanted an online coach as I felt I wasn’t getting the most out of my training and at times a little lost From… the get go Larry has continued to encourage me to challenge myself. Any goals I had he helped me break down exactly how I was going to achieve them. He has not only helped me to increase my physical strength/ appearance but he has helped me mentally. I now realise no one-food group is the enemy . If you are looking for short term fixes/ crash diets and extreme training plans, Larry is not the right coach for you. If you are looking for a coach who is invested in giving you the time and helping you achieve long term sustainable lifestyle changes I couldn’t recommend Larry enough. Read more “I can weigh myself and it doesn’t bother me its just a number not my value as a person.”
Larry’s knowledge and experience are why I chose him as a coach. He has walked the walk as well as talked the talk over the last number of years.
As an owner of 2 PT studios I have always worked long hours but always managed to fit my training in somehow. However, after the birth of my daughter I found it extremely difficult to get motivated with lack of sleep, trying to juggle everything. When I finally decided to pull myself out of a… rut that had lasted 5 months I made the choice that, for the first time in my life, I was going to get a coach to help me get my mojo back for training. I sought out Larry because I really enjoyed his content, especially his Snapchat and Instagram content. Larry is a no nonsense straight talker who consistently puts out excellent content on social media. I have really enjoyed outsourcing my training and nutrition strategies to Larry. It has been refreshing. It is important for fellow PT’s to understand the importance of having their own coach. It can give you a new direction. Being accountable to somebody for the first time in my life helped massively with my compliance, both from a training, and a nutritional point of view. If somebody is looking for a knowledgeable coach I would recommend Larry in a heartbeat.Read more “Larry’s knowledge and experience are why I chose him as a coach. He has walked the walk as well as talked the talk over the last number of years.”
I would highly recommend working with this man to get you in the best shape of your life as he is like a book of knowledge.
I went to Larry with one simple plan to get me in the best condition possible in 16 weeks. I have known Larry’s work for some time now and knew he was the man to help me achieve my goals through his training and nutrition plans and he did not disappoint. I knew it would… be hard running 2 business’s and having a new born child to boot but was willing to do what it took under Larry’s guidance and motivation to get me through the hardest days when I did not feel like getting up early for cardio or when lacking in energy to hit the gym hard. His training programs are all designed around each individual progressing week to week and seeing massive change physically to drive you on to do better each and every week in and out of the gym. Nutrition was pretty much plain sailing not having to go too low calories at all over the 16 weeks which was great to keep me full and still keeping some of my favourite foods in to make the whole process much easier to handle while getting leaner each week too. Read more “I would highly recommend working with this man to get you in the best shape of your life as he is like a book of knowledge.”
He’s a top class coach and goes above and beyond for his clients.
I approached Larry for the typical lose body fat and to ‘tone’ etc but what I got in return was so much more, yes my body composition changed dramatically. Could I be happier with my appearance…of course us ladies are never happy with some body part!! Coming from a powerlifting background my training changed and… I loved it, a tailored programme to suit me and my needs. Larry shared his expert tips and advice made it life long coaching instead of short quick fixes like I see with many ‘PT’s’ . Especially with nutrition he has taught me its not a diet, its a lifestyle and how to include everything into my eating so I didn’t end up binging. I have never ate as much especially CARBS haha! Larry has taught me so many things on a different level mentally and physically. I have become a lot more confident in myself. He has helped me out with his words of wisdom on how to deal with day to day stresses and has shown me how these affect my body. Read more “He’s a top class coach and goes above and beyond for his clients.”