MARK NEWTON - UKDFBA USN CLASSIC MASTERS CHAMP, NPA HOE CHAMP, BRITAIN FINALIST 2018
Last year I decided I wanted to fulfill my life’s dream of stepping on a natural Bodybuilding stage, I got in touch with Damian last August and it was definitely the best decision I could have made. The changes in my physique since then are huge!! Damian has been there in my corner every step of the way, he has passed on so much knowledge and wisdom and taught me loads.
In my opinion if you are looking to make some big changes, whether that’s losing body fat or wishing to compete you will not find anyone better. He is friendly, approachable, knowledgable and there to help every step of the way. Oh and he is also one of the best natural pro bodybuilders in the world.
If you want to be the best you can be then go to the best. Thanks Damian for everything mate. Can't wait to step onstage!
HASAN KHAN - 2019
I have been 'bodybuilding' or at least I thought I was since 2013. It was after meeting Damian personally, and since working with him I feel like I have just started bodybuilding and learning how it's supposed to be done!
I am now a man with a goal and I would not have anyone but Damian as my coach to guide me, simple as that.
I can go on and on but all I ray is to have him by my side in my bodybuilding journey as a mentor for many years to come! #teamlees
KASEY BIRTLEY - UKDFBA CLASSIC CHAMP, ICN CHAMP & OVERALL WINNER, UKDFBA FINALS 5TH 2018
Amazed at the results I've achieved with Damian within only 2 months to bring my best package to the UKDFBA Finals and definitely looking forward to working with him during my off season.
RYAN SMITH - 2018
Damian is a fantastic coach ultra professional and very friendly and always that if you have any questions or issues. he pushes you when you need to be pushed to get the most from your potential.
I have recently finished my cutting phase I lost 2 stone in 13 weeks and to be honest it wasn't as hard as people would think. the nutrition side wasn't a slog of plain chicken and rice with a few vegetables it was food I enjoyed eating with a few refeeds dotted about and also a few off track meals. it made the whole process so much easier. i can't rate damian high enough.
FINN MCNAMARA UKDFBA NORTHERN - UKDFBA, BNBF NORTHERN NOVICE RUNNER UP, 6TH PLACE UKDFBA FINALS 2018
Seriously not being biased with saying he's one of the best out there. Truly cares about each and every client and really makes you feel like you're the number one priority everytime you meet/interact.
It's not coincidence that he's regularly bringing home silverware at every show his clients take part in.
What I think is his greatest quality however is the personal connection he makes to all on his roster, I really feel part of the team and everyone is so so supportive of whatever endeavour you're doing, you'll not only become the best you can be but you'll make a good friend along the way!
RHIANNON LEES - 2018
I started with Damian around 7 months ago wanting to lose weight and shape up for my upcoming wedding, and to generally improve my overall fitness and diet long term.
It has honestly been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I can't recommend Damian highly enough!
He is so supportive and knowledgeable and has made the process enjoyable.
Damian has helped me with a flexible eating approach where I can still enjoy the foods I love, I am never hungry and for the first time ever I am enjoying workout sessions. Thank you so much to Damian, I can't to see what the next 7 months will bring.
HELENA WINTER - UKDFBA NORTHERN FIGURE CHAMPION - UK FINALS 5TH 2016
The best and most supportive coach around. Damians expertise and knowledge helped me to achieve my dream of stepping on the bodybuilding stage and getting the body I never thought would be possible. I would highly recommend Damian as both a prep coach or PT to anybody.
PHIL CROSS - UKDFBA USN CLASSIC 4TH PLACE JUNIORS 2018
Stepped on stage for the first time ever after losing 12kg and attained a physique that I always dreamed of. Would never have been possible the way I wanted without Damian.
MATTY YEOMAN 2017 & 2018
Started as a personal trainer 6 months ago, wanting to improve and learn. Was recommended Damian by some friends as I want to improve my physique even further.
Been working with Damian for 14 weeks now and the support he has given me has been great. He has given me a customised workout and diet plan to help me achieve my goals. Any advice I have needed he has always responded in great detail.
The dedication and support he has given has been amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress we continue to make over the next year.
TIA BLOWMAN - UKDFBA CALEDONIAN MISS PHYSIQUE 2ND, UK FINALS 4TH 2016
I used Damian last year for my prep for stage. He worked with me remotely due to my location but was always reliable and available to answer any queries. His aim is to keep things flexible as much as possible so you stay on track more easily. I came into my two shows looking the best condition yet. Down to earth guy friendly approachable. Able to assist with all aspects of prepping from nutrition, training, posing mindset etc. I had looked at several others before deciding on Damian. His own track record as well as many others he has coached speak volumes.
What can I say as cheesy as it sounds Damian changed my life. Growing up I was always the skinny/Lanky kid who was tall and good at basketball. Didn't really have much self confidence and was always shy to take my shirt off on holiday. About 5 years ago I decided to make a change and reached out to Damian. He completely overhauled my diet and training and I've come on leaps and bounds since. Ive now got a physique I'm proud of and a never quit mentality Damian instills in all his clients. I've now got aspirations of changing my line of work to a more labour intensive job and wouldn't have been able to do that without the hard work and guidance of Damian.
DANNY SLONIOWSKI - UKDFBA USN CLASSIC OVER 50'S CHAMPION 2015, NORTHERN RUNNER UP, UK FINALS 5TH 2016
I've been a client of Damian's for a few years now and he has supported me through a transformation of being a typical overweight and unhealthy man of middling years to someone who has drastically improved his health, got much fitter, competed in Bodybuilding competitions and become a PT in my own right. None of this would have happened without Damian's guidance and support. You will not find a much better coach than this guy. You can quote me on that!
LAUREN STANDBRIDGE - UKDFBA NORTHERN BIKINI 4TH, UK FINALIST 2016
Been training with Damian for several years now, and I've had several different goals throughout my time from general fat loss, to bikini competitions and now hoping to build muscle and bring a better physique next year. Damian has always been supportive of my goals and been there through the ups and downs, but has always pushed me to keep going, be my best and achieve my goal. Top coach!
DEISHA BOYLE 2016
I first approached Damian to loose weight. My training was very cardio based beforehand but overtime I was weight training with very little cardio. Damian helped with my nutrition also. This was based on flexible eating which I found easy to follow and was still able to have a treat and go out.
Then I competed for 2 years with the guidance of Damian. I really enjoyed the experience of competing which was made easier with Damian’s help.
I carried on training with Damian whilst pregnant, he read up on Training during pregnancy and altered every exercise for my comfort. Now I am back after having a baby. He is very knowledgeable and passes on this knowledge at every training session.
MARK PARKES - NPA WESTMIDLANDS - LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP 2015
Used Damian's services for two contest prep seasons and achieved 1st and second placing a highest to date along with qualification to nationals. His "slow and steady state " approach and philosophy that it's a marathon not a sprint means you reach your goals with consistency and changes the whole culture of dieting v's a healthy balanced eating approach with flexibility to plan meals around a busy schedule . Have total trust over Damian's ability due to his credentials as a coach and his achievements on / off the stage.
YIKAI SHAO - UKDFBA USN CLASSIC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION & OVERALL WINNER, NORTHERN 4TH PLACE & UK FINALIST 2016
After joined Damian's team, I have became so much better not only in physique but also healthy.
EDDY WILLIAMS - UKDFBA CALEDONIAN NOVICES 2ND PLACE 2017
I have been a client of Damians for a few years, and I have achieved so many goals as well improving my physique every year climbing up the ladder to now winning trophies and getting invite to my first UK finals. Damian offers fantastic support and motivation through comp prep and off season his knowledge and expertise is outstanding, I would always recommend his services as he is a no1 coach and I wouldn't have achieved my goals without him, he is one in a million.
JASON MCEWAN - BNBF & UKDFBA SCOTTISH JUNIOR CHAMPION 2016
Damian helped prep me to compete on several bodybuilding stages with his support and knowledge I managed to get into 2 British final stages. Would definitely recommend if you want a friendly coach that's supportive through the process of it all and would like to learn a few things along the way.
JAMES SANDERS 2017
I have been training for 12 years and a trainer for about 8. Over the years I'd come across so much conflicting information I ended up completely confused and struggling to help myself and my clients. Damian was recommended by a friend. I was intrigued how body builders are able to so precisely control their weight. Damian asked me to complete a food diary for a week. He set my goals from there and helped me sort out my macros (my quasi paleo diet had put my fat consumption through the roof).
After a few months hard slog I managed to get myself in the best shape I have ever been, for the FIRST time in my life I had abs. I was still able to go out and have the odd drink and I didn't have to cut anything out completely. We are now working on building muscle and Damian is always careful to balance my goals against what I can achieve and what he knows is possible. He always pushes you but never too much.
He's also helped me improve my form on my major lifts and introduced me to some interesting but useful contraptions!
I can't recommend Damian enough. Usually I would have stopped after my first fat strip as I was in such amazing shape but I know given the results we have already achieved and his amazing mentoring and coaching I will be able to keep on making improvements. I am not planning to compete but Damian treats all of his clients with the same dedication, support and focus whether their goal is winning a trophy or getting a body to show off on the beach.
He is an amazing person with a genuine care, extensive professional knowledge. (His taste in music is questionable but he even downloaded some disco for me!)
If your looking to get the best from your physique... Damian is the go to guy. Taking a structured approach that fits with your life and goals he will engineer your plan to get you there... and beyond.... plus he is a good guy to boot!
I have been training with Damian for almost 6 years now having never done any consistent form of exercise in my life. I went to Damian at age 45 and 6 stone overweight. My initial goal was to lose weight which Damian helped me achieve. Over the years I have changed my goal a number of times and every time Damian works with me changing my nutrition and training to help me achieve everything I want to do, even stepping on stage for the first time at the age of 47!
You will not get a more experienced or supportive coach anywhere. I would highly recommend Damian as a coach and trainer.
I needed to loose about 3st and asked Damian to help me with my diet and exercise, Damian made a food plan around the foods which I like to eat and exercises that I could do at home, I lost 2 stone in 4 months and felt fantastic, if I was having a bad week I would speak to him and he would get me back on track.Damian is very passionate about health and fitness and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone. Thanks again for all your help xx
CHRIS SAUNDERS - NPA SOUTHWEST MIDDLEWEIGHT & OVERALL CHAMPION 2014
I partnered up with Damian in the lead up to the NPA South West 2014 where I won the middleweight and overall title unanimously (every first place given by the judges). Whilst I couldn't have achieved this without Damian's expertise, what was more impressive was the way in which Damian handled and engaged with me online over the 10 week period. Damian offered a fully tailored nutrition and training programme, entirely bespoke to my needs. This included weekly/fortnightly check ins and adjustments where required. As a professional natural bodybuilder, Damian was able to easily recommend alterations to my posing, offer assurance when I needed it and advice on the execution of lifts. If you're looking for a prep coach, look no further - this guy is the real deal!
Absolutely great guy! I was with Damian for about 8 months and he made a diet tailored to the foods I can(and can't) handle, and made me a customised workout plan, both of which were regularly tinkered with based on where I was at. Under Damian's guidance i was easily in the best shape of my life after being stuck in a plateau for a good few years. As well as being a great, and extremely human and understanding coach Damian is also a genuine, great person;He really really cares about his clients, more than anyone I've ever known and is always there if you need any training advice or a bit of a pep talk when things are getting hard and the calories are getting fewer! I genuinely couldn't recommend him enough!
GARETH WILSON - IBFA MR PENNINE ATHLETIC CLASS RUNNER UP 2017
Best prep coach around, helped me in my first year of bodybuilding to achieve more than I could believe possible. highly recommended him.
I was unsure about using weights as a fat loss program as I was all about the cardio. I now absolutely love lifting weights and I also asked Damian to help me with my food as I was getting very complacent with weight watchers. I now eat better than before and he is very approachable when I need to ask about my food and if I am having a 'blip'. Fantastic trainer.
I was only a client for a short period of time, However I would recommend Damian to anyone who had a personal fitness goal and needed help reaching them.
Damian offers a very professional, and personalised experience and is one also one of the friendliest and most knowledgable people I know when it comes to personal training.
I have worked with Damian for nearly 2 years now and would highly recommend him to anyone. For several reasons. First off he knows what he’s looking for in a client which I think is an amazing position to be in. Secondly he walks the talk which for me was a massive selling point from him.
The value he brings to not only helping me achieve what I want to look like when on stage but the knowledge he provides for me as a PT that I can then use within my own business has helped me grow.
If you are looking to step on stage, lose weight, look and feel better or even just be part of an ever growing TEAM then Damo is the coach for you.
- Chris Saunders
I partnered up with Damian in the lead up to the NPA South West 2014 where I won the middleweight and overall title unanimously (every first place given by the judges). Whilst I couldn't have achieved this without Damian's expertise, what was more impressive was the way in which Damian handled and engaged with me online over the 10 week period.
Damian offered a fully tailored nutrition and training programme, entirely bespoke to my needs. This included weekly/fortnightly check ins and adjustments where required. As a professional natural bodybuilder, Damian was able to easily recommend alterations to my posing, offer assurance when I needed it and advice on the execution of lifts. If you're looking for a prep coach, look no further - this guy is the real deal!
- Lee Bushell
Seriously not being biased with saying he’s one of the best out there. Truly cares about each and every client and really makes you feel like you’re the number one priority everytime you meet/interact.
It’s not coincidence that he’s regularly bringing home silverware at every show his clients take part in. What I think is his greatest quality however is the personal connection he makes to all on his roster, I really feel part of the team and everyone is so so supportive of whatever endeavour you’re doing, you’ll not only become the best you can be but you’ll make a good friend along the way!