Personal Training Testimonials
See what my clients have to say about working with me. For in person personal training, online personal training and 1:1 calls.
Jessica O' Leary
November 7, 2023.
It’s unusual to review something that is only just getting started but if the story so far is anything to go by it is safe to say Paul Dermody is exceptional at what he does. I came to Paul for one last attempt at losing weight following years of struggles, some success and ultimately failure with various diets. Little did I know before our first call that I would never again be on/off a diet. Paul has expertly guided me to a greater understanding of nutrition, exercise and the psychology of eating. From the very beginning, Paul tailored his coaching to suit me, my history and my lifestyle. He has held me accountable week on week, challenged my flawed beliefs about nutrition, celebrated my changing behaviours with me but more importantly, provided non-judgemental support and constant encouragement as the various hurdles emerge. Paul genuinely cares about his clients, their stories and their lives. His passion for his work is evident at all times. More than any coach I have ever worked with before. He listens, ask questions and brings a wealth of wisdom, knowledge and joy into our conversations helping to educate along the way. Paul has helped me turn my chaotic, emotionally driven eating patterns into a calm, value based approach to not only food but my overall well-being. I am truly excited to see where the coming months lead.
April 9, 2023.
April 9, 2023.
I worked with Paul for over a year and it was the best Decision I ever made. Paul has a very personable and reflective approach. He’s not just interested in getting a short term result. Paul helped me to identify multiple different areas to improve on but helped me to identify them as opposed to just telling me. Working with Paul was so much more than just personal training. Be willing to reflect and open to critiquing yourself.
Angela Cote Daza
January 4, 2023.
Paul is the most patient and professional PT I've ever known. I learned and trained with him for over a year. He inspired me to reach my goals and be consistent. Moreover, he helped me understand the basic principles of movements and rethink the unhealthy nutritional and fitness myths I had followed for over 30 years. Paul is an experienced and charismatic coach. He was always approachable and completely changed my mind about life, well-being, and business. His ethic and passion made every session a wonderful experience and inspired me to make life-changing decisions. I cannot recommend him enough.
January 3, 2023.
Paul really got me out of my funk after the pandemic. After working out with him for about 2 months, I was able to do my first pull-up ever from a dead hang. Now I'm back into a regular workout routine thanks to him!
January 2, 2023.
I cannot speak highly enough about Paul. He is such a kind, educated,funny pt. He can never do enough and did so much beyond what I expected. He was always offering advice and very reassuring when I felt lost or unsure about my fitness or nutrition. Forever grateful to him.
November 2, 2022.
Paul’s approach to training is truly personalised. There are no cookie cutter diet sheets (and no arbitrary ban on cookies come to think of it). Workouts, nutrition and all advice is based on listening to what I’ve said. Paul listens, questions, prompts and challenges, all in a calm and highly informed way. I’ve learned a huge amount, and totally changed my relationship with food in a way I didn’t think was possible. In an industry full of BS Paul bucks the trend with his honesty and integrity.
August 4, 2022.
A nutritional Life Coach!! I was very lucky to work with Paul for nearly a year, I have learnt so much in this time. My confidence around food and other areas of my life has grown. Paul approaches his practice from a holistic view point; it's not just about weight & exercise. He provides supports in all aspects of life - physical health & wellness, mental well-being, mindful practice, nutrition & exercise - he is like a nutritional life coach. Paul is very supportive & gives a lot of thought to his clients individual needs. I would highly recommend him if you have a goal in mind or like me unsure of where to begin. My attitude towards food has changed for the better & I feel like I have reconnected with myself. Thank you Paul for your support & wisdom - much appreciated!
Grainne Ni Dhuinnin
July 10, 2022.
Paul was the person I NEEDED to meet in life! He helped me shift my mentality and improve my mindset! I entered my 30s feeling like I was the person I always wanted to be. I appreciate and love myself now. Paul helped me make sense of all that the dieting industry had shoved in my face until I was 28. Paul doesn’t tell you what to do, he guides and supports you. He helps you figure out what you need to know. He doesn’t tell you what to eat or what way to lead your life. He provides strategies to help you take charge of your life. I will forever be thankful to Paul for all the support he gave me, he may never truly understand how much he helped improve my life. Míle buíochas 🙂
July 8, 2022.
I couldn’t recommend Paul enough. He tailors everything so individually to suit you as a person. I went to him with a certain goal in mind but he challenged me to question my goals, always having my health and wellbeing as a priority. He is ethical and his ethos is based on long-term health and sustainability, not just a quick-fix. He will call you out on your BS and challenge your beliefs. He gave me nuggets of wisdom that I needed not only for my health but also for getting the most out of life in general. His outlook on nutrition and movement is refreshing. His replies are prompt and you never feel like you are getting a generic, “one size fits all” response to your needs. He goes above and beyond to make sure you understand your training programme and gives excellent feedback allowing you to progress. I was lucky enough to have had Paul as my coach during a very turbulent time in my life and the support he gave me went far beyond the call of duty. He helped me become a healthier, stronger, fitter person, not only physically, but mentally also. I know I’ll be working with him again, as there is so much to learn from him.