I began training with Laura Hewitt just after becoming engaged, a mere 8-months before Jonathan’s and my wedding day. I’ve been a regular gym goer from the age of 29 and wasn’t it bad shape, but I needed Laura’s help to get in fabulous shape for my special day.

My sister was married on 31st December 2013, and her couture gown was the most beautiful wedding dress that I had ever seen. She knew how much I loved it, and when I told her of our engagement she suggested that it should be my wedding dress too. I was thrilled!

My sister was tiny on her wedding day, and had had her gown taken in two times in the last few weeks before her wedding. As I was borrowing it from her I was very reluctant to alter it. If I couldn’t alter the dress to fit my body, I had to sculpt my body to fit the dress!

Laura was such a pleasure to train with. We trained together once a week and Laura designed written programmes (complete with stick figure diagrams) for me to perform by myself in the gym to supplement. I have some foot and ankle injures which can make weight training particularly challenging, but Laura always found a way to adapt my training accordingly. Laura also counselled me regarding calorie intake and dietary composition with solid, sensible and healthy advice.

My wedding day to my gorgeous husband Jonathan was the best day of my life so far! I felt strong, healthy and beautiful. My sister’s gown fit me like a glove, my shoulders were square, my waist nipped in, and my arms looked toned. I can’t imagine that there have been very many 43-year-old brides in better shape!

I wholeheartedly recommend Laura as a fantastic personal trainer, and consider her contribution in that capacity to be as important to the success of my wedding day as that of the florist, hair and make-up artist, and wedding planner. It was a lot of hard work, and we had lots of fun doing it together!

“8-months before my wedding day I needed Laura’s help to get in fabulous shape” – Emma Cockcroft

January 19, 2019


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