Helen Steinway Bailey
Stunt Performer (Stunt Double for Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Noomi Repace & Rachel Macadams)
"I went to see Steve with what I thought was an impossible task... Not only to lose weight but to lose muscles too. For my work as a Stunt Performer I have to look as similar to the actress I am doubling as possible, and as I have done sports my whole life trying to look super skinny just isn't what my body is supposed to look like. I tend to gain muscle easily because of my background in sports such as gymnastics and as Steve mentioned in part my genetics. I thought the only way to do it was by starving myself, but apart from being impossible and very unhealthy it was counter-productive as I need lots of energy for my job which is very physically demanding.
Steve pointed out things that were leading to fat gain in my diet and lifestyle that I would never have known about or considered in a million years, things not even related to food which surprised me. By following the nutrition and training plan Steve set out for me which was very specific to my goals and body type, I was able to lose body fat and even muscles (which I honestly thought was impossible) all while having enough energy to work. He is so supportive and encouraging. He is like an encyclopaedia of weight loss and healthy living. I have gained so much knowledge about food and diets from him as any questions I have however random he can always answer them."
Stunt Performer (Stunt Doubled for Christian Bale, Daniel Craig, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth)
"When i got in touch with Steve about a training and nutrition programme I really did not realise how intense and important it was to stick to the programme minute by minute to achieve your goals, but if you do with the skills and knowledge Steve has, you will see the most amazing results, and by eating more than I thought you actually could....
I lost 4% body fat in 3 weeks thanks to Steve and I am in the best shape of my life! I won't go to anyone else now. I feel so confident that with Steve's help and hard work i can achieve any body shape I need to for work."
Stunt Performer (Stunt Doubled for Sam Worthington, Joey Ansah and Dominic West)
"As a stunt performer for film and television, I was also very fortunate to play for the NEC Harlequins and England U-19’s which made me think i had quite a good understanding of nutrition. During filming on Snow White and the Huntsman I was told all about Steve and how this diet was making such a big difference to so many not only physically but especially mentally. I was immediately interested as i thought i could do with the extra energy boost to help with the long hours and the run of the film. It was amazing to hear just how knowledgeable Steve was. What I thought were unimportant symptoms were major signs of Gluten and Dairy intolerance which were addressed.
It was then that I realised how little I knew about nutrition and how grateful I was to have been put in touch with Steve. After only a couple of weeks the difference was INCREDIBLE, not only was I feeling a lot more energised, my mood had completely changed giving the feeling that nothing was too much to handle and as a bonus I dropped 4kgs of body fat within the 3rd week. I started the diet at 87kgs with an approx body fat of 14% and am now a much leaner 83kgs with a 10% body fat. If you are after “healthy” fast results and care about your health I honestly don’t have enough good to say about my experience with Steve."
"I started working with Steve , because I was experiencing inconsistent energy levels at during our long days in the film and TV industry, I was also putting on fat very quickly and not being able to lose it. My first session with Steve I weighed 89.4kg and my overall body fat percentage was 20.2%. Steve helped me completely change my eating and training patterns, and accommodated the nature of my work in his recommendations.
Within 12 weeks I lost 6kg, gained 2.5kg of muscle mass and my body fat had dropped to 11.2%. My energy is now very consistent and my mental focus has improved. He also gave me a food protocol and supplement protocol to help me recover after training sessions. Working with Steve has definitely been the best decision I have made all year, and it made me understand how important nutrition is both towards my health and achieving training goals."
"At my heaviest in April 2010 I was 88.3kg and by the summer 2010 I had dropped to 81.9kg and put on over 6kg of muscle mass. In total I lost 12.4kg of just fat that’s 27lbs and as a consequence had a physique that I felt happy with.
I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to lose weight/fat or who may be suffering with other various symptoms that have not been successfully dealt with by conventional approaches. Or just to anyone who has an interest in their own health. His help and advice has been invaluable and I’m certain that I will enjoy the benefits for many years to come."
"After quitting smoking, like most, I started to put on weight. I was overeating to curb my cravings, this coupled with a lack of motivation with my training (which ultimately meant I had stopped going) led to me putting on 2 stone in weight. When I saw a picture of myself on holiday, I knew I had to act, as I 6 months to get in shape for my wedding day. Not only did I not look how I wanted, but I felt tired and run down, which was adding to my wedding stress.
Nikki set about correcting my nutrition and gave me a plan that was workable into my daily routine. I enjoyed preparing food, whilst eating healthily meant I started to feel better, as well as look better. The exercise regime was tough (in particular the 8-8-16 squat routine!), but I always left feeling as though I had accomplished something. The weight began to fall off me and I started to look forward to training, something that I’d never really done before. When my wedding day came I was in the best shape of my life."
“I’ve always exercised, but more recently I found it hard to motivate myself to train as I found I was doing the same run of the mill training sessions each week. Being on a budget I knew Personal Training was out of the question, however a friend recommended the Distance Training package that Body Solutions London offer, which suited my price range better. Within the first few minutes of talking to Nikki it was clear to see why Body Solutions London is so highly regarded and I instantly signed up to a 3 month training package.
Nikki gave me the necessary tools and advice to transform my body into the best shape it’s ever been in. If you are thinking about hiring these guys then go for it, you won’t regret it”.
"I initially hired a Personal Trainer as I wanted to not only tone up but also learn how to eat better and have a greater knowledge of training. I was finding that working out alone was not optimal as I didn’t have enough knowledge about training and because of this I was not progressing, I was simply going through the motions. Getting a PT was a way to learn more, and gain that extra bit of motivation to understand how to train properly and make the most of my time in the gym. I went to see a few PTs who had been advised to me by friends; but Nikki was the only one who really impressed me in terms of really stretching me to my upmost ability, his courtesy and professionalism.
Initially I wanted more strength and toning up. I wanted to understand how to train and what to eat and why. In the first weeks, all of my body was aching constantly, Nikki made me do some workouts which really pushed me; but in the limits of what I could achieve. After 16 weeks of training with Nikki I feel fitter, I know about how to exercise and what to eat and I feel my body looks much fitter and toned now. I am very happy with the results and would recommend Nikki to anyone that is looking for a great trainer that gets results."
"After training by myself for years I decided I need to get more focused and Nikki had been highly recommended as a results driven Personal trainer in Central London. I achieved more in 2 months of training with Nikki than I would have done in 2 years of training by myself.
The biggest change was in my diet which in turn combined with the training programs created by Nikki resulted in a large decrease in body fat and increased lean mass in a matter of weeks.."
"I started Personal Training with Steve about 18 month's ago. I have long been into trekking and scrambling but, working in an office as a solicitor all day, I was conscious that I lacked some of the upper body strength needed for some scrambling and climbing. I also had a trip up Kilimanjaro planned which needed lower body strength for a long climb and cardiovascular training for the altitude. Steve designed an all round program which worked on these things and combined it with dietary advice to achieve my goals. When it came to it I found Kilimanjaro relatively easy thanks to Steve's training.
Spurred on, this year I climbed Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains in the winter. The combination of deep snow, low temperatures and big altitude gains (1500 m in a day) made this a much more challenging endeavour. Thanks again to my on-going personal training with Steve I was able to achieve my goals. Steve's program fit around my work demands and he provided an encouraging and supportive atmosphere for me. I have no doubt that without Steve's help I would have been unable to manage my recent treks."
"I met Steve just over a year ago and it's really since that I got really healthy. Before that I did train but my diet was poor. Like many others i was trying fad diets and believed that ‘low fat’ foods were good for me. He taught me a lot about nutrition and it helped me to be consistent with my food and control my cravings. As for training, Steve develops exercise programme tailored for my needs. Each programme changes every 4 weeks which makes training more effective and fun.
I am also a mother of two small children (aged two and four) and sometimes it is difficult to find time to train. So Steve gives me exercise programmes that can be done in 20-30 minutes at home, when it is the most convenient for me. Thanks to all these my body fat has decreased dramatically and I feel much stronger."
"I have been training with Steve for 14 months now and although I originally signed up primarily for training sessions, I can highly recommend Steve in his capacity of both Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. It is evident that Steve is a consummate professional and puts an awful lot of thought and preparation into his work so that my training sessions are always well-structured but are also varied. Steve also has excellent depth of knowledge on all aspects of health and nutrition and has taught me so much about how to adjust my own eating habits to great effect.
Steve has a natural talent for explaining the logic behind all of his suggestions and recommendations, making it that much easier to understand and follow, is completely dedicated and certainly practices what he preaches. Steve is truly my role model and I am really grateful for all the help and encouragement he has given me over the last year."
"After eating certain types of foods I would become very lethargic, I knew that my gut health and diet needed some attention. I went to see Steve after a conversation with a friend who went to see him also. I discovered that I had some of the same symptoms as her and therefore should invest some time into exploring my gut health. Steve was very professional and succinct. I found that I had hypoglycaemia tendencies, which resulted in a total change into the way I ate and thought about food. He helped me plan meals, gave me ideas for meals and educated me into what types of foods would maintain my blood sugar levels and would be complimentary to my condition.
Since the meeting, it has revolutionised how I think about food. My Symptoms have been controlled just by now knowing what I can or can't eat and gaining an understanding to why I feel the way I did after eating certain foods, this is something I doubt I would've found on the GP conveyor belt! Thanks Steve, it has been life changing!"
"I have been personal training with Nikki in Central London for some time and although his methods are tough, you never get bored and you certainly get results. His holistic approach tackling, not just training but also diet and general life style issues collectively encourage greater knowledge and self awareness but most importantly weight loss, not just on the scales but dramatic body fat loss. Personal training schedules are hard and vary on a regular basis keeping you inspired, motivated and much more committed to training both with him and on your own.
I would not hesitate in recommending Nikki to anyone as long as they don't mind a forthright approach and working hard."
"I did a 3 month course with Steve and could not believe the results. The fat was literally dropping off within weeks and within a couple of months the muscle was piling on.
I was away for a lot of the time so Steve got in touch with me over Skype and we changed my diet and training program every month. I have never had better results from any program in the past and I could not recommend Steve more highly."
"Nikki is a true professional. He approaches training with a determination to see you succeed- from helping to set goals, to reviewing food diaries, providing meal and supplement suggestions, to the design of the training programs and his focus on technique. For me, training involved working through 5 different programs, which would introduce new exercises, develop supporting muscles and build strength. Nikki taught me that the key to successful training was focus, technique, and diet. I was amazed to see myself doing sets of pull-ups, and being able squat my own body weight after a few weeks.
Every time I see halfhearted trainer at my local gym I'm reminded of the benefits of having a focused, and truly personal trainer."
"What's great about Nikki is that he is entirely focused on getting you the results you want, in a time frame you want, supporting you with a personalised exercise and nutrition plan. I had a 3 month window to lose 5% body fat for a friend's wedding in Ibiza and despite my previous injuries he not only helped me reach my goal but also helped improve my fitness and mobility.
Nikki has a great manner with clients and he knows how to push you to get the results you want. It's no surprise that many of my friends now train with him!"
"I started personal training with Nikki unfit, overweight and with a bad back after six months of no exercise following the birth of my son. That was three and a half years ago. In that time I've become so much stronger, leaner and fitter, and have had almost no issues with my back.
The training regimes change every few weeks and there are new exercises even after all this time. I also started on the Biosignature Modulation course and related diet about 8 months ago, and the results have been incredible. I was pretty sceptical but I've been proven completely wrong. To be clear I've changed my diet, I'm not on one - but I've lost about 6kg and about 7 percent body fat I didn't know I had to lose. I couldn't recommend Nikki more - there is no way I could have done this on my own. I certainly didn't in all the years I've been to the gym."
"I have been personal training with Nikki for 3 years now. He has an excellent approach to training which is defined by a disciplined no nonsense style. Whilst he has had a great impact on my strength and fitness he has also offered hugely beneficial nutritional advice which has helped me massively in dealing with fat loss and managing my diabetes type 1. Being diabetic, I have to be extra careful about what I eat and Nikki’s advice was literally life changing - allowing me to sustain better blood sugar levels and inject about 70% less.
In turn I have dropped over 6% body fat and a stone in weight! An excellent personal trainer with whom you will get results providing you apply yourself!"
"I’d been a regular gym user for many years but had become increasingly bored & frustrated with the lack of effect this training was having. A friend recommended Nikki and the effect has been immense. After just two months I lost nearly 4%.
The personal training programs with Nikk change every couple of weeks so there’s no routine to get bored with. This, coupled with the dietary advice gets results that are noticeable very quickly which is a great incentive. I’d recommend Nikki to anyone who’s serious about making a difference to their overall health & fitness."
"After several years of personal training in other gyms, I had yet to see sufficient results that warranted the outlay and I was really starting to question whether it was worth the time and money. However, my attitude soon shifted once I began a personal training program with Nikki. I had often struggled to put on lean muscle but I started to see results in a short space of time, and this gave me the motivation to stick it out. Not only does Nikki devise intensive training programmes that push you hard, he couples this with expert diet advice which is crucial in getting you to the shape you really want to be. This has really helped me to actually gain the illusive lean muscle mass, and maintain my ideal weight and body shape.
His professionalism and commitment to helping you achieve your goals is incredible and he really doesn’t take any prisoners when it comes to pushing you to the limit. There will be times when you will want to tell him to shove the dumb-bells where the sun doesn’t shine, but trust me because the results will be more than worth it."
"I have been working with Nikki for over 3 years. I have a long history of working with personal trainers spanning a decade or more. Nikki is the best one I have worked with. He is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and articulate. A genuine motivationalist, he brings a down to earth approach that maximizes my time with him. This is important with time limitations in my busy schedule. I have no problem commending him."
"I've been training with Nikki for 7 months and am thrilled not only with the results, but also with the fact that Nikki pushes me past mental hurdles. Nikki never let's me give up which is exactly what I need since I need to be pushed in my workouts. He listened to my goals and developed a personal training and food program which has delivered results.
From someone who doesn't love to workout, I now really look forward to my personal training sessions with Nikki. He has also made me rethink how and what I eat which has also significantly changed my body for the better."
"I first went to Body Solutions Personal Training When I had torn my calf muscle after a Zumba Class. Up to then I had concentrated on mainly aerobic exercise – running on a treadmill four days a week. However, no matter how far or often I ran, I couldn’t seem to shift any weight.
Their team explained to me in one session the importance of varying my exercise and after a Biosignature Modulation Assessment made some subtle changers to my eating habits. I have found a new lease of life with my varied fitness exercises. I think that is the secret to success – keep you gym sessions varied and set yourself goals – but know your limitations. I genuinely love going to the gym now and get withdrawal symptoms if I miss a session – whereas before I made excuses not to go!"
"The impact Body Solutions Personal Training has had in my life since I met them, I can only say is very positive. They have a no nonsense approach which I find very helpful in motivating me.
I now see my exercise regime differently as well as other aspects of my life thanks to their help and support. I would recommend them to anyone who is serious about achieving physical/fitness targets."