Luisa Epps, digital engagement assistant for beauty brand, London

Since sending my first email to Aylia I truly believe my life has significantly changed in the best possible way. Aylia has opened my eyes to an entirely different, better and happier way of living. I finally understand the true meaning of a healthy diet that doesn't feel like a diet in the true sense of the word and my relationship with food is so much better. Having Aylia as my trainer has not only been the key to achieving physical gains she has also given me a level of confidence I never thought possible.

Jules Mc Nally Norman, teacher, Blackheath, London

I hired Aylia hoping to get myself in good enough shape to wear a bikini on holiday. Like many women I have spent my life dieting and exercising short term to achieve something, only to spend the rest of the year un-doing all the gains. I wanted to break this cycle and find a sustainable way forward for life.

Aylia understood right away what I wanted and needed and took me through a health and fitness assessment so that we had starting points to measure against later on.

I started with three one hour sessions per week and what I enjoyed most in the early days was seeing how quickly my fitness level improved, not to mention losing 6.5 cm from my waist and 6.3cm from my hips in the first three weeks.

I am now at my fittest and strongest I have ever been and my shape and weight has changed dramatically, along with my confidence. My attitude to exercise has also completely changed because training with Aylia is fun and doesn't feel like a chore.

Every session is different and I have yet to repeat anything with Aylia, I know that's not true of every personal trainer, but if I'm paying for one-to-one training I like know that every session has been planned for me, with my ability, experience, interests and aims in mind - otherwise I might as well be still be jumping around to my Davina McCall DVD for the 80th time! It now feels great to be fit and doing things like sit-ups, planks, press-ups etc (things I couldn't do at 30) as 41-year-old mother of two.

Laura Luckhurst, council manager, Lee, London


I approached Aylia for help regaining my general fitness after breaking my leg. I was having physio but feeling frustrated with my progress and had lost a lot of confidence,. From the start I realised Aylia was taking a whole different approach to what I had expected - in that she was working with me as a whole person, not jut a body to be trained. She planned a really personally-tailored series of enjoyable sessions for me which challenged me whilst taking into account my limitations - for e.g she used chair-based exercise at first when I was still on crutches.

Aylia is extremely creative in the way she will adapt exercises to different levels of ability. In fact my partner was so impressed with how I had improved under Aylia that he asked for some sessions to help him with his dodgy knees.

I started out fearing I might never regain my former level of fitness given that I sustained my injury in my late 50's. I finished after six months with Aylia actually fitter than before and with a new level of knowledge and confidence in how to train in the f


Peter Ramrayka, healthcare management consultant, Lewisham, London

Aylia is full of energy and enthusiasm which rubs off on you. Before I met her I disliked working out and now I look forward to it. Not only has my fitness improved, my health has too - not to mention my sense of well-being.

Aylia is very knowledgeable about all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition  and she is happy to pass on that knowledge. She also keeps up to date with industry trends and incorporates them into workouts when suitable.

 She is patient and always willing to listen but can see through excuses and will push you long after you've stopped pushing yourself.

Anne Siobhan Walsh, former deputy head teacher, Blackheath Standard, London

Aylia is an excellent personal trainer for many reasons. One of them is because every session is compiled just for you and each session builds on the previous one to ensure you make progress. I have been training with Aylia for over two years and there is no doubt she has a genuine interest in your personal development and is totally focussed on you while she's with you, Unlike other personal trainers I've seen with their phones out, I have never seen Aylia's phone and she is always on time. She's nice and she's kind but don't be fooled - she will push you and although she injects some fun and humour into the sessions, they are serious and so is she. I know for sure i would never have sustained an exercise regime without Aylla.