I have been very fortunate to work with so many lovely clients since I started helping people attain their health and fitness goals. Here are a few of their comments.
"Jo is a wonderful therapist.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto 6 months ago and saw Jo for 4 months. In that time she expertly advised me on dietary changes (AIP) and some supportive supplements to help with nutritional deficiencies to boost my ability to detox and heal.
We carried out a number of tests to find out my root cause.
I feel so much better, physically and mentally and my antibodies have dropped from 1500 to 400! She explains that the way I eat will be a lifestyle for me and really helped me see it’s completely achievable.
I had some low cortisol and sleep issues
and she knew exactly how to help me with this.
She also has an impressive notebook of practitioners and
doctors who she recommends and they were all amazing.
She is always there when you need her, comes to you for most of the appointments in person and checks with you a few times a week!
Highly highly recommend!."
Gaby, One-on-One Health Coaching Jan to May 2023
"A few months ago my 14 year old daughter started developing some worrying health issues, that included anxiety, panic attacks, dizziness
and racing heart rates.
We found ourselves being passed on from doctor to doctor and test after test without anyone really showing a proper interest in my daughter or the source of her problems.
I contacted Jo to help us holistically and I must say that from the first day, we felt in good hands.
After a series of blood tests done by a functional doctor, Jo helped us to establish a healthy gut and better eating habits. Following a comprehensive gut analysis, we discovered several health issues in my daughter, such as Hashimoto’s disease.
I was initial panicking about having to go gluten and dairy free for my teen, but Jo inspired us with healthy alternative recipes, lots of reassurance and guidance. Jo has a wealth of knowledge and it helped me to know that she has children of her own, who have had health issues in the past.
The diet change wasn’t as hard as we thought and I am happy to say that my daughter is feeling much better, her symptoms almost completely resolved and she is much happier.
If you are looking to treat your child’s symptoms holistically, then Jo is the right person to help you"
Stephie, One-on-One Health Coaching March to June 2023
"I thoroughly enjoyed the body in balance course as it was very informative, fun, and rewarding! I lost nearly 4 kilos in 6 weeks which I have struggled to lose for a very long time. I now make my own kombucha and kefir, and have made some lovely friendships in the process. Jo is extremely knowledgeable in her field and her enthusiasm and positivity is infectious. The experience for me was quite life changing as I have a greater understanding of my body, have more energy, and also a healthier relationship with food. This in turn will help me to achieve my target weight, but also a healthier lifestyle in general. Thanks so much Jo."
Jayne, Body in Balance Group Program Feb 2023
"Jo’s Body in balance program is a wonderful path to health and wellness.
Whether you are new to eating healthily or well on your journey but still trying to figure out how to support your symptoms/ challenges,
Jo’s program will give you what you need and so much more!
It is pack full of not only delicious and healthy recipes, but information on the gut, self care, hormones, body mind balance all helping you to live your life in balance.
Jo’s functional background provides additional support if you need it, making it an ideal way of exploring any health challenges you may have, such as stubborn weight, not knowing what to eat and when, bloating, digestive issues etc.
I hope you take this next step to improve your health and wellness 💗"
Stacey, Body in Balance Group Program Feb 2023
"After putting on weight & neglecting myself throughout the Covid Years, I’d developed some bad eating habits & wasn’t feeling good in my body or mind !
Nothing worked – until I reached out to Jo and booked a series of Body Balance sessions. I learned immediately that – working with Jo was one of the smartest and best investments I’d made in a long while. Jo is patient, caring and above all knowledgeable. She customizes each session with suggestions specifically covering all aspects of health & wellbeing. Her program is not a magic wand – it’s a lifestyle change but a change for the better. I haven’t felt more energized and happy in a long time – I’ve lost some weight (gradually but have kept it off) and changed many bad habits. Jo teaches you nutrition, meal plans, with suggested recipes, stress relievers, exercise to best suit you & methods to enhance and improve sleep.
I highly recommend Jo – and I look forward to meeting with her again for follow ups on my progress."
Fiona, Body in Balance Group Program Feb 2023
"I was a little apprehensive about joining Jo's "Body in Balance" programme, having never done anything similar before. However, by the end of one session, I felt determined enough to give it a real go. Jo's sessions were very informative, and her recipes brilliant. Having a whatsapp group to exchange recipes and ask questions was invaluable, and as the weeks went on, we did become close as a group. I was not expecting that! Jo's enthusiasm and kindness knew no bounds, any question was never too trivial to be answered by her. I really felt that I had her support throughout my change of food and drink mindset, and feel so much healthier and energetic as a result."
Sarah, Body in Balance Group Program Feb 2023
"I first approached Jo for help after moving to Singapore. My gut health has never been great but worsened with the stress and anxiety of a big move and change of diet and environment.
Jo was caring and empathetic from our first meeting. Her first hand experience and sharing of her personal experiences is so valuable in her teaching. She is non judgmental and total approachable. She creates a safe working relationship where you feel secure to share your own personal experience. Jo is encouraging, provides practical advice and support. She follows up to keep you in track which is so important when making significant lifestyle changes. I like Jo’s holistic approach to her work, she leaves no stone unturned in the journey to help! I have learnt so much from Jo but most importantly the brain gut connection!! I will be forever thankful for her help"
Amy, One-on-One Health Coaching
"Jo's bootcamp is an amazing way for me to keep my strength training and cardio on track. Her infectious energy and motivational spirit keep me pushing harder, all while understanding everyone's limits. The green Kent Ridge surroundings are a bonus, making every Tuesday and Thursday session an uplifting experience. If you're looking for a great bunch of people exercising together under a fantastic trainer in a twice-weekly morning exercise session, it's an excellent option."
Montse, Bootcamp attendee
"When I first contacted Jo, I was feeling quite desperate and my Gastroenterologist couldn't treat the cause of my Gastritis because I didn't have an acute issue such as an ulcer or cancer. He just gave me PPI medicine which relieved my symptoms initially but made me feel worse after a while. He didn't try and find out why or how my symptoms were persisting! So Jo helped me understand why my gastritis kept on reoccurring. She was really easy to get along with and she certainly knows her stuff! She was very patient and really listened.After an in-depth session about my medical history Jo came up with a treatment strategy that I fully bought into as she explained exactly what and why this course of treatment was recommended. I worked with Jo for 6 months and my symptoms have abated and I am pain free now! I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who may be in a similar position." Sarah-Jane,
One on One Health Coaching, Cookery Class & Bootcamp attendee
I was fortunate enough to come across Jo just at a point when I was struggling with low energy and incremental weight gain that I thought was just part of the ageing process. However Jo helped me to see that I was settling for feeling less than 100% when I didn’t need to be and a simple blood test revealed that I was very low on some of the vital vitamin and minerals that are essential to optimum health and vitality.
I’m so grateful to her for the invaluable help.
Cat, One-on-One Health Coaching Client
Having been a regular at Jo’s bootcamps pre covid, it was natural that when I started work, I would change to personal training sessions with her. I’m sure she despaired of how much time I spent talking and my continued failure to master a proper burpee, but I so valued her friendship and advice and understanding. We laughed a lot. Jo would always have so many random questions, like how I’m sleeping and how my poo is and whether I get enough selenium or B vitamins or eat enough sea vegetables, because she genuinely cares about your health and wellbeing. Around that time I also tore my Achilles and was in a boot for 5 months, not running for almost a year. I really struggled with being so inactive but Jo devised ways to work out without putting weight on my leg, and I genuinely believe she saved my sanity by doing that. I moaned to her a lot that year and occasionally cried but she was always so positive and utterly inspiring! Rebecca, Personal Training Client
"I met Jo just after being diagnosed with insulin resistance. I was doing exercise every day but to no effect. I attended her Family Friendly food cookery workshops, her bootcamp classes and her ‘Weigh Less, Live more’ sessions. I learnt a lot because the environments were always friendly and comfortable.It’s been 5 years since the classes and it has had the most lasting outcome to my weight and wellbeing. I’m able to understand my body and relationship with food more. Jo has a friendly and understanding personality and she was always on hand to help answer questions. I would recommend her as she explains the bigger picture and connects on a personal level, so you don’t feel like a number. Group sessions are always fun, not competitive or somewhere where you feel judged.It was a great experience for me and I loved every minute." Sarah, Cookery, Weigh less, Live more and Bootcamp Class attendee
"I was struggling with a number of health issues such as Hashimotos, pre-diabetes, and aching joints and limbs, when I first contacted Jo. I was feeling constantly tired and not in control of my life and my health. Jo was very patient with me and listened carefully, taking a full history of my medical concerns. We took a full set of blood tests to investigate my thyroid levels, hormones, blood sugar, magnesium, and other minerals. She immediately prescribed some supplements that made me feel a lot better and put me in touch with a doctor who could adjust my thyroid medication, which was definitely low.Jo certainly knows her stuff and knows how to tweak things to get optimal results. I feel in a much better place than I was 6 months ago and I know what to do to make myself feel even better. I would definitely recommend Jo if you are having any health concerns."
Natasha, One on One Health Coaching client
"I first attended Jo’s boot camps as I was struggling to motivate myself to get fit. After 4 children and years of stagnating in my exercise, Jo’s classes were a breath of fresh air. The classes were a perfect balance of fun but firm- enough so to keep me coming back 2-3 times a week.
When I badly injured my foot playing netball, Jo made the necessary adjustments so that I was able to remain attending class throughout my recovery.
Since then, Jo has been inspirational in changing my diet for good. This was not something I had actively considered previously, but Jo’s encouraging nature meant it was an easy and natural progression from the exercise classes. She has the near encyclopedic knowledge to put you on the right path, but is realistic and practical in her approach. The recipes, advice and programs imparted to me by Jo remain in use to this day.
I would urge anyone thinking about embarking on a health journey with Jo to just go for it- you will be in safe hands."
Adj, Bootcamp & Cookery Class attendee
"I have known Jo for 6 years and have seen first-hand how she has adapted her own lifestyle and diet to achieve optimal health. As a regular attender to her boot camp workouts, I have really benefitted from her personalised approach to supporting my fitness. Always going above and beyond, she really cares about her clients' holistic health. She advises on more than just training technique, encouraging you to think about sleep, lifestyle routines, stress and diet. She is fantastic at helping you make sense of bloodwork data and hospital feedback. You feel like you are in really safe hands when working with Jo. I really cannot recommend her highly enough."
Amy, Bootcamp attendee
"I met Jo over 7 years ago and she has been part of my physical, emotional, and healthy lifestyle ever since. Her bootcamps are great if you are a beginner or more advanced as the stronger you get the more challenging it can be. I never felt so fit and strong as when I was doing Jo's bootcamps. I also learned how to make more exciting and healthy snacks with Jo which even my kids love to eat. Jo's ability to inspire and encourage you with her caring nature, knowledge, and emotional support is second to none." Karran, Bootcamp attendee
Jo’s Bootcamp sessions have become an integral part of my weekly routine where I find myself planning life to fit around her sessions. It’s 45 minutes of cardio & strength training where no two sessions are the same. Jo’s Bootcamp has a lovely group of women who support and encourage each other, whilst Jo puts us through our paces.
Jo is one of the best fitness instructors I’ve had the pleasure to exercise with, she is kind but firm, energetic & fun plus a good listener to all. I’d highly recommend giving one of Jo’s Bootcamp sessions a go. Sarah, Bootcamp attendee
"I was so lucky to have met Jo and join her bootcamp classes. She was very professional and a caring person, a coach that motivates you and brings the best out of you. I also learnt amazing life changing recipes from Jo, the nut bars are my favourite!
When I mentioned to Jo that I had a problem with my thyroid, she helped me to understand my blood test results and recommended vitamins I could take along with my medication to help me boost my thyroid."
Karla, Weigh Less ,Live More Attendee, Bootcamp class attendee