What our Clients say
I started at 110kg, now I’m 22 kgs down over 6 months
I started my journey with Larry and Kate on the “Affiliate” programme in August 2020. I was 20 years of age and 110kg. Prior to this programme it took me 12 months to lose 4kg and this was due to unsustainable “diets” which was just pure rabbit food and starvation which just ended in comfort… and binge eating. I’ll be honest before I got involved with the Affiliate I had lost hope in trying to lose weight as I felt my size was now controlling my life emotionally and physically and there was no return. I had no self confidence or belief. Larry replied to my initial message within an hour and we began conversing and Larry decided that the Affiliate is the best way forward for me. Larry gave me the tools and motivation to do the work for myself and stayed in contact with me each week for a general check in ,ensuring that I am on track and confident with the work I am doing. I found this programme so ideal as each workout is 40minutes to an hour long when following Larry’s tempos and rest time so there is no excuse anymore for me to say “I don’t have time”. I am currently 6 months with Affiliate and I now weigh 88kg. The physical difference is great I’m lighter, stronger, fitter and faster but mentally I feel I’ve achieved much more. I am much happier,confident and now love looking at myself in the mirror and actually feeling happy with how I look. To be honest I can’t wait till we are back to a normal way of living in so I can finally have a photo taken of myself without the mental worry of if I’ve a double chin, if look fat or “are my clothes too tight”. Lastly, Larry and Kate both care so much about each and everyone one of their clients and it shows. I can’t thank the guys enough for helping me improve myself in every way possible. I’ve only one regret and that is not growing a pair and joining the Affiliate sooner.(I have to start saving now for smaller fitting clothes )”. Read more “I started at 110kg, now I’m 22 kgs down over 6 months”
I’m 6kgs down so far and still going….
The Affiliate has been really good so far. I started in February at 104 kg, now down to 98 kg, so moving in the right direction. I can really notice the change in my body shape in comparison to my start out pictures.
This is far more sustainable and building a better more sustainable lifestyle rather than focussing on short term gains. Very happy!!
It’s approximately 10 weeks since I started the affiliate – 84kg and currently tracking at 75.4kg. Looking better, feeling better, sleeping better and have been able to maintain a consistency in a different way to what I have done before. MFP, macro cheat sheet have been game changers for me & being more balanced on… (a) food – allowing for ‘so called’ bad foods and working rest of cals/macros around it and (b) workouts – not always pushing myself to go balls to the wall. Read more “This is far more sustainable and building a better more sustainable lifestyle rather than focussing on short term gains. Very happy!! “
I find I have energy every day to deal with a young baby at home and get the 3-5 workouts in weekly so I’m delighted with my progress!
So I started around the end of January and have lost 3kg since. I started out on fat loss macro’s and still stick to them, however nowadays I find myself happy with the progress I’m making (muscle ‘definition’ is getting better each week) so I’ve tended not to even track my macros anymore. I solely… use MFP for tracking my protein intake just to make sure I hit that. I’m sure I could be more aggressive and rigid with my tracking and lose weight even faster, but the way I’m operating now feels much more relaxed to me and is much better for my adherence. I find I make the right choices daily when it comes to what I eat, and if I have a takeaway at the weekend I know how to pull back on some cals elsewhere to make up for this. Read more “I find I have energy every day to deal with a young baby at home and get the 3-5 workouts in weekly so I’m delighted with my progress!”
The Affiliate has given structure to my food and training, alongside further education to get the tools I need to make decisions on my own.
Super impressed by the infrastructure Larry and Kate have for all the education and info!
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.”
In a few short months I’m 6kgs down and looking much better in the mirror
Before I started the affiliate I was frustrated and not confident in the way I looked , I was pushing and pulling weight getting stronger but it didn’t look like that in the mirror I had no shape or definition, then I started the Affiliate I was given a really detailed workout plan complete with… a library of videos and alternative exercises aswell made workouts interesting. The diet and nutrition info I was sent was excellent so much information and very flexible allowing for treats and chocolate etc , very useful tracker , info on improving lifestyle and so much info on larry’s facebook and instagram and quick replies if I had any queries. I am hoping to do larry’s workshops in future and continue to improve and get better and look better and feel better”. Read more “In a few short months I’m 6kgs down and looking much better in the mirror”
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.”
“The takeaway so far wasn’t actually the 11kg I’ve lost but the knowledge I’ve gained around my food and lifestyle”
Joining the Affiliate programme, I was looking for a bit of guidance and structure to my training and nutrition and I think I got that and more. I’ve been delighted with the process so far, I took it slow to begin with and Larry & Kate just make the process easy – giving you the tools… and resources to use/take on at your own pace. I’m really enjoying my food and training at the moment and I think I would’ve been a completely lost with my training going into lockdown without the Affiliate.
The recipe ideas are fantastic and there’s loads to learn in the Macro Management course! Can’t recommend it enough and looking forward to pushing on with my next phase. Read more ““The takeaway so far wasn’t actually the 11kg I’ve lost but the knowledge I’ve gained around my food and lifestyle””
“You learn that the gym isn’t everything that you have to adapt your mindset to a healthy approach to the everyday and that’s more critical than how much you can bench.”
Larry and Kate are fantastic and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I’ve been with Larry now for just over a year and I’ve learnt a lot about myself, nutrition and training (I’ve lost weight and gained muscle but that’s the least important bits) that I am able to apply to every day life.… Larry and Kate are a fantastic team and if you have any doubts or second thoughts about going to them, don’t! Read more ““You learn that the gym isn’t everything that you have to adapt your mindset to a healthy approach to the everyday and that’s more critical than how much you can bench.””
Since starting the Affiliate I have become far more efficient in the gym
I find I am far less stressed in the gym because the workouts are clearly laid out and I don’t have think about what to to next. Paying close attention to rest periods and tempo makes a huge difference when it comes to the weight being lifted and also feeling more satisfied after completing an… exercise/workout. Read more “Since starting the Affiliate I have become far more efficient in the gym”
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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Working with Larry and Kate and joining the affiliate has been the best decision of my life!
For me this isn’t just a physique transformation, it’s a mental one also. I’ve always been very self conscious of how I looked and what people thought of me since been over 20 stone at 18 and up until recently even been fit. Working with Larry and Kate and joining the affiliate has been the… best decision of my life as not only have I got into the best shape of my life so far but my relationship with food and the scales has 100% improved. With the affiliate it’s not just about the food or training side of it but the support and the fact they actually care about you is what makes them by far the best in the business. Read more “Working with Larry and Kate and joining the affiliate has been the best decision of my life!”
Over 4 months I lost 30lbs, my energy levels went up, my quality of life and outlook vastly improved. I feel a lot more like my old self!
I have known Larry for several years (2013). I have seen him in action many many times on the gym floor but this was my first experience of working with him (via the Affiliate). I reached out to him at the end of July 2019 – just back from a family holiday. I have 2… young (active) kids (3&7), work as a Project Manager for a large IT / Pharma company and travel quite a bit (from time to time). I have always been very active and lifted in the gym 3-4 times a week. Generally would eat well (generally) but the last 6-12 months, no real structure in terms of training or food. I also for the first time in my life didn’t have the energy I once had. With turning 40 in Feb 2020 – I decided to use this as a ‘kick in the @rse’ to myself to get myself back on track. The affiliate makes things easy. They (Larry & Kate) give you the support to start your journey but also to maintain. It is easy information to absorb, little by little – never over complicated. I really enjoy the conditioning that is part of the plan. Now, I prioritize my 4 sessions per wk and I do meal prep again (btw no food plans are given, just high level macro breakdown, so YOU eat foods YOU enjoy – make it work for you). The guy’s also share tonnes of food ideas on a daily basis. Nothing is off the table, it is up to you to mange how & what you eat. The next stage for myself is to go into an ‘improvement cycle’ which will also see me eating a LOT more food ……I cannot wait for this!! Read more “Over 4 months I lost 30lbs, my energy levels went up, my quality of life and outlook vastly improved. I feel a lot more like my old self!”
I’m down from 84kg to 81kg and with better shape and feel a lot stronger.
The Affiliate gives you great insight into food ideas for cooking and gaining knowledge of healthier food choices. Understanding the micros/macros etc. Being able to have any question answered while being able to get views and opinions from all people involved which gives a access to large amount of knowledge. Genius! The monthly change to… program keeps it fresh love it. ? Read more “I’m down from 84kg to 81kg and with better shape and feel a lot stronger.”
The Affiliate a perfect mix of detailed programming with the flexibility needed for adherence.
In the gym I have shifted my focus to, in equal parts, weight, tempo, and technique. Where previously all I concentrated on was lifting as heavy as possible.While on the Affiliate I have developed a better relationship with food which not only results in better body composition but also a more mature and less guilty… mentality when it comes to food. I have also really enjoyed tracking and making improvements in the gym. Read more “The Affiliate a perfect mix of detailed programming with the flexibility needed for adherence.”
To say I’m happy with my results is an understatement… a huge 20kg off in 8 months!!
So nearing the end of my cut phase while on the Affiliate and to say I’m happy with my results is an understatement. With just little over a kg to go before I start a lean gain phase and a huge 20kg off I would just like to say a huge thank you to Kate… and larry for all their support during these last 8 months! Never leading me astray and keeping things simple.
No magic wonds just consistency and adherence. ? Can’t wait to see what this time next year will look like and maybe a little goal for 2021 to tick of the bucket list ? Thanks a mill guys.. foundation laid let’s get building!! Read more “To say I’m happy with my results is an understatement… a huge 20kg off in 8 months!!”
To date I’m down 13kg and my outlook on training and diet has completely changed, for the better!
I started on the Affiliate in February with a goal to lose body fat and improve my diet in general, to date I’m down 13kg. Reached a point where I’m pretty ready for lean bulk,couldn’t be happier with the progress pics from the start to now. It’s so good to see the hard work that’s… been put in has paid off in this first phase. Feel so much better in myself, sleeping better, less stress, eating soooo much better and my relationship with food is night and day from what it was the past few years. I’ve also learned to REST, before the Affiliate I was training as much as I could sometimes 7 day’s a week but just wasn’t getting results, now I take my rest days and enjoy my down time just as much as training! Just want to say thanks so much to both of you for the time and effort you put in to all this it’s helped me along no end!! Read more “To date I’m down 13kg and my outlook on training and diet has completely changed, for the better!”
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 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.””
“Best decision I’ve made in years, I’ve lost a huge 9kg in 10 weeks”
After competing in powerlifting for the past 5 years or so I told my self I had to put on weight to get strong which resulted in some strength gains and a whole lot of fat gains…after a chat with Larry about my health I decided to jump on the Affiliate “team”. I say team… because there is so much support from Larry Kate and the rest of the Affiliates.
Just from learning about foods rather than being told don’t eat certain foods I’ve lost a huge 9kg in 10 weeks but push the weight loss to one side my over all health is vastly improving, sleeping better and I have much more energy. Driving for a living I was only doing 2-4k steps a day I now hit 10 -14k a day not because I have to but because I want too. If any one is on the side line it will be the best decision you will make,Larry and Kate give you the tools and allow you to progress at your own pace,no pressure just help. For me my over all experience so far has been great. I love the fact if I ask a question it doesn’t just get answered your self and Kate go in to great detail with everything. I have also learned more about building a healthy relationship with food carbs especially. I think the Insta page is brilliant, seeing everyone’s results keeps me motivated!! Read more ““Best decision I’ve made in years, I’ve lost a huge 9kg in 10 weeks””
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”