I've been working with James for 6 months and he's a fantastic trainer. I've been weightlifting on and off for a long time but James has helped me completely rethink my technique and now I'm making strength gains I never thought I could. Each time I think I'm going to plateau, he provides a new piece of insight for me to think about and I keep moving up. He's also a great guy to just chat with and isn't one of those annoyingly over the top personalities trainers tend to have. Would highly recommend working with him if you can!
About me: When I started I was hardly able to do one proper push up, hadn't ever even touched a barbell and wouldn't have known what bulgarian split squats are.
Now I deadlift roughly 155 lbs (I don't even know what my one rep max is, this weight is for 5 x 7), I do proper push ups and have a love hate relationship with bulgarian split squats.
About him: He's few in words, kind, smart and has this unmistakable ability to know what your body is capable of - even when you yourself think there's no way you'd be able to do that (whatever "that" might be). He pushes you to challenge yourself and suddenly you just notice "Goodness, look how far I've come!".
Unfortunately I couldn't keep having him as my face-to-face PT, as now I live on the other side of this wee planet. Shucks, as I do miss training with him.
James is the only thing preventing my complete moral degradation. Great value as my 2 hours/week trainer. I've definitely been getting stronger. Very gentle and sweet fellow with considerable experience in physical training. I recommend him.
James is a great trainer and exactly what I was looking for.
I had been looking for a personal trainer for some time. I wanted to get back into shape and learn a martial art or regain some of my old boxing skills. I tried crossfit a year ago, but it seemed like they were trying to kill me. I went to a boxing gym 2 years ago, but the trainer acted like I didn't exist.
James has put together a customized routine for me that he adjusts as I improve. I can actually see an increase in stamina and strength every couple weeks or so. This beats every alternative I've tried and can think of. There is no reason not to at least give James a call. He'll give you a free consultation.
Give James a try. You will not regret it.
Well well well...what can we say about Sir James Pitts other than are you ready for Pittsanity? Actually James is not an in your face yell at you trainer by any means. If you are looking for that then he is not your man. But if you are looking for a partner on your journey to a better body, more balanced life, and better life then he is your man. You bring the desire and he brings the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals...oh yeah and he also brings the weights too. How cool is that, wherever you are he comes to you and charges you what he would have to pay if he ubered to you and back. I keep telling him he needs to up his rates as he is so worth it. The other part about his program is his moderate progression. You always leave wanting to do a bit more (well maybe not always) but most times. That means you don't burn out and you don't get injured. Smart! He was also an extra in a movie in LA once. I wont reveal the movie but if you work with him make sure to ask him about his mad actor creds. In the meantime what are you waiting for? Get off your butt and give James a call. Are you read for Pittsanity? :)