We know that in order for you to make the changes to your health, fitness and wellbeing, the relationship we build with you is of vital importance. We place great value on feedback so that we can continually improve what we offer.

We think we have what you need to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing for the long term. We hope these testimonials help persuade you to take that first step in choosing Project Active.

Ben has worked miracles over the past few months really helping me get back to fitness after a broken knee cap.  I’ve always been pretty fit enjoying endurance sport and assumed I would get back to fitness quickly after my injury but 12 months on I was still in pain and unable run or train properly.  Ben came to the rescue and got me back to basics, building up my strength and mobility before working on my overall fitness.  Being an impatient kind of person I’d been trying to run before I could walk and was getting so frustrated that I couldn’t do what I had been previously been fit enough to do before the accident. He was amazing at understanding what bits of the body were not functioning properly and devising exercises and drills to rectify any imbalances.  I saw the difference within just a few weeks and about 6 weeks on I was back to full strength – in fact my core strength has improved significantly!  Having spent a year undergoing physio with limited results I wished I had started seeing Ben sooner.   I am now totally pain free and pretty much back to original fitness and most importantly enjoying all kind of sports again.”

 – Vicky H, (Programme Manager & Team Leader), Bladon


“Ben has helped me to get my work-life balance better, before I started having PT sessions I was working all hours then sleeping, but now I have a lot more energy due to the twice weekly PT sessions. The content is varied, and Ben is very encouraging. My physical and mental health is much better. Project Active has made me almost enjoy physical exercise, as the sessions are varied and hard enough work to make big improvements in my fitness levels. If you want to kick start an exercise plan, whether to shift pounds or to feel stronger and healthier then Project Active is ideal, I have been using a range of the classes and PT lessons, and all have been great. I’m considerable fitter and all-round healthier than I was a year ago. I’m very proud of my new biceps.” (Summer 2009)

“I have been using Project Active for PT sessions for about 4 years now.  I am far too lazy to exercise off my own bat, and so I need the discipline that Ben provides. My goal is as simple as all-round health and keeping trim, and by doing these sessions, I have, almost without realising it, become fit enough to complete a 90 mile bike ride for charity which I actually thoroughly enjoyed. As a desk-based worker I also find the sessions very good for ensuring I remain mobile. Thoroughly recommended!” (Spring 2013)

 – Carolyn F, (Programme Manager & Team Leader), Witney

“I have never really been into fitness, even at school I would avoid doing anything more than the bare minimum.  I was lucky enough to enjoy a naturally slim figure right through to my mid thirties without doing any proper exercise.  Since then the pounds have slowly crept on and earlier this year I decided it was time to do something physical.  By chance I heard about Ben’s spinning classes which were being held quite close to where I live.  I emailed to check that they were suitable for beginners and attended a trial session.  I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was hard!  I’ve been attending for about eight weeks now and it’s still hard but with Ben’s encouraging banter I am persevering and getting stronger.  In fact I am about to sign up for next season’s sessions so it must be good!”

Sam D (Accountant) Spring 2013


“I have known Ben personally for 23 years, having attended secondary school together.  In 2010 Ben brought Project Active’s Spinning Classes to Stonesfield (Village Hall, Monday evenings, 7.30 and 8.30pm).  I had never attended a Spinning Class before but from the first session, I have really enjoyed it.  It’s hard work but very satisfying and definitely worthwhile!  Not only is it good exercise but it’s also an opportunity to meet other people from the village and surrounding area – it’s great to have a Spinning class on your doorstep.  Ben’s also very good at passing on information about local and national challenges that members of the Spinning group may be interested in taking part in, encouraging us to individually, or in teams, take on challenges such as the Three Peaks Challenge, the Blenheim Triathlon or the Great North Run – all with support, advice (and training, if required) from Ben and Project Active.  If you’ve not tried Spinning before, then give it a go!”

Jess H, Marketing Manager. (Spring 2013)


“We think that you make the spinning sessions fun while challenging ourselves to work harder! Good variety of music-still waiting for the sixties! Always look forward to the next session. Good social group. Although not always able to attend it is nice to have the option of the extra challenges and boot camps. – Keep it up.”

Brian & Cilla C – Senior Member (Autumn 2012)

“I attend lunchtime fitness sessions held by Ben from Project Active with a number of my colleagues. They are a great way to train, adding variety, encouragement and planning to a session, sometimes with a bit of healthy competition and always conducted in a good spirit. As an F1 engineer working with the race and test teams I don’t have a lot of time, but I really enjoy the sessions which fit well around work and always feel well thought out. Normally a runner, it’s been a plus for me to include other activities in my routine and I always feel I’ve had a workout.”

Dom H, Wiliams F1 (Autumn 2012)

 “I had completely underestimated the difference a personal trainer could make! I would never push myself as much working alone or even in a class. He is understanding of the fact that I have a small child and often have disturbed sleep and he might arrive with me feeling very tired but we work through the session at a pace that is tough but manageable. It is a real luxury to have a personal trainer come to the house but it is now the last luxury I would give up as it is such a positive in my life!!”

– Carole W, Events Management, (Swinbrook), Spring 2012 

“I’ve been training with Ben up to twice a week for about 9 years and in that time my core stability has vastly improved such that I no longer get the lower back pain that I used to and my posture, particularly in running, is much improved. Ben takes into account my specific needs and goals for training and tailors each session depending on how I’m feeling. Ben is always up to date on new techniques so that it’s impossible to get bored or complacent as he’s often trying new things. I always feel like I’ve worked hard even if, at the start of a session, I didn’t feel like doing anything at all! – Great value for money.”

– Dr A.S, (West Witney), Summer 2012

“When I first considered personal training I did see it as a solution to my motivation problem, i.e. getting someone to force you to exercise regularly. Since starting I have realised that while it does make sure that you don’t miss training sessions, it is much more than that. It ensures that you do one hour of highly focused training including the right quantity and difficulty of each of the weight and aerobic exercises that you need to achieve your objectives. This in itself is very motivating because at the end of the sessions you feel confident that you have made the most of every minute. This is not a feeling I used to get after an hour in the gym, where I would generally make it up as I went along.”

– Craig B, MD (Oxford) Winter 2011

“I was vastly overweight when I first went to see Jo. I signed up for the six session weight loss programme and she helped me understand my eating habits and helped me to deal with the anxiety of letting those habits go. I was nervous of hypnotherapy at first but it helped me to stay focused and motivated on the goals I had set for myself. I am still losing weight, but that’s the point, I haven’t given up and can’t imagine going back to my old way of life.”

Mr H of Kirtlington, Spring 2011

“Ben has been working with me for the past 18 months and I have seen a significant improvement in my fitness level, the tone and shape of my body and also body strength. Even my posture has improved. It is always a pleasure to have Ben as a trainer; he is encouraging without being oppressive and challenges my strength and ability each week. His sessions are varied with different elements being added each time and he seems to always know when to push me that little bit harder. He is flexible with his appointments and I would highly recommend him to anyone that would be interested in improving their fitness.”

– Katrina D, (Freeland) Summer 2011


“Ben is an excellent personal trainer and the ultimate professional. He tailors every session to each individual’s needs and no two days will be the same which avoids boredom and fatigue. His knowledge of the human body is extensive and he is governed by what a client’s body language tells him rather than what they say in person! He is always positive, never impatient and, most of all, motivates you every time you train with him. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and colleagues.”

– Lou P, Sales (Witney)

“I started P.T just after I had an operation on my knee. Without the intensive re-hab work that we did together I am convinced I would not have made a full and strong recovery. A few months after the operation I was back doing all my usual Gym classes.I even started jogging and completed the Reading half marathon! I continue to train once a week as I realise the importance of working on my core strength, which I had sadly neglected due to my mistaken believe that ‘hard CV and lots of sweating’ were the most important things.
The sessions are by no means easy but they have taken my training to a different level and have helped me build a much stronger foundation on which to base my other fitness activities”

– Sally C, (Witney)

“Being so tired has rarely made me feel so good!”

– Mark H, Head of Sales (Witney)

“My main aim was to try and improve my core stability as I have a weak lower back, as well as to tone up for my wedding! I have really enjoyed all the different types of exercises and have noticed real improvements in my core stability, and my back doesn’t tend to ‘give up’ so much now which makes life a lot easier. I have learnt a lot along the way too and understand why and how the corrective exercises work. I always feel really good after a PT session and it’s something I am continuing to do every week in my continued goal to get a stronger back. I would highly recommend Ben; it was no mean feat to ensure I felt great in my wedding dress and that my back survived my heels!

Excellent, professional first class service”

– Mrs Sarah G, Primary School Teacher (Bicester)

“Personal training sessions have provided me with with the technique and knowledge of how I can get the most out of my gym sessions and improve in the certain areas I am working on. As I play hockey on a regular basis, we focus on the techniques and areas of my body that I use most frequently and I have certainly seen a vast improvement – not only on the pitch but also in energy levels both at work and throughout the day.

– Richard D, (Chipping Norton)

“Since joining Project Active I have been training with Ben once a week I feel so much better for doing it. Ben is incredibly motivating not only through fitness but on a personal level too. Every week I feel better for doing the training and I think it’s the best money I spend a week, Ben is extremely good at setting you goals to achieve throughout the week. I only wish I had more money so that I could do training more often.”

Hannah J, (Witney)

“I have been training with Ben for 2 years now. I usually don’t enjoy exercizing very much but I do two sessions a week with a friend and I am now seeing results and feel better and stronger. The sessions are challenging but we have fun. Ben is patient but gets us to do the work! We definately have to work harder than we would at the gym without his supervision and knowledge.”

Anne Marie S, (Weston on the Green)

“We at the Oxford Sport & Traditional Martial Arts School have enjoyed a healthy professional relationship with Ben at Project Active for many years now. Ben has been a consistent source of support and advice with the aim of maximizing our student’s potential. Project Active has assisted our school in areas of nutrition, growth development, Human performance/ conditioning and injury rehabilitation.”

Chief Instructor Paul Wood (3rd Dan Karate & Black Belt Filipino Martial Arts Instructor)

“Our Sixth Form students looked forward to their weekly spin class with Ben who was able to make exercise enjoyable, fun, motivating yet punishing at the same time! Their fitness levels over the weeks increased as they were took through a paced routine enhancing their cardiovascular performance over and beyond their previous levels. Ben made the students feel at ease (or lulled them into a false sense of security!) and ensured each and everyone got the most out of the class; Ben’s drive, enthusiasm, professionalism and not to mention great music! all contributed to the success of his classes.”

Jennifer Holmes -Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon

“I have known and worked with Project Active for 6 years and have found them to be professional, courteous and honest.I have no concerns recommending my clients with not only postural and muscular imbalances but also clients who want to improve their health, fitness and sporting performance to seek help from Project Active.”

Colin Martin, C.Ped – Solutions 4 Feet, Bicester, Oxon


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