Bleinheim triathalon 2017- Thank you Dan !
Thank you Dan for training me for this event . it was really great and i am so happy that i have done it. Thank you for being so dedicated to my 3 months of training and i could not have done it without you.
Oxford half marathon 2016- Thank you Dan !
We trained with personal trainer Dan Buda with a specific target in mind, the Oxford Half Marathon! It seemed a long shot as none of us had done more than 5k before and the race was only ten weeks away. Dan designed a training programme that was tough but fun. After lots of core training, intervals and hill training, we all completed the run, had a fantastic day and felt a real sense of achievement. He has achieved the impossible and turned us into runners, so thanks Dan you are the best!
Brilliant personal trainer !
Dan has literally changed my body shape. I have never been fitter or stronger and am now totally convinced there is no reason to go into middle age looking any worse than you did when you were 20. Dan is a kind, caring, inspirational trainer who makes me work hard and also keeps me thinking about the progress we have made over the past few months so keeps me on the straight and narrow. Dan has contributed massively to my health and fitness and I am forever indebted to him for showing me how to stay strong, fit, healthy not to mention slimmer as the years go on!
Helena Frith Powell , Writer and Editor
Knowledgable , patient and dedicated personal trainer !
I first met Dan in his Bootcamp classes in Oxford and completed a set of personal trainer sessions with him. Through his carefully selected exercises using free-weights and bodyweight, and HIIT style routines, I not only lost weight and toned up, but developed an enjoyment for exercise. He is very knowledgable, patient with a lovely gentle manner and humour, and knows what it takes to get the physique you are hoping for. I can highly recommend him.
Vanessa Good, GP
A Lot of Fun
I first met Dan at one of his boot camp sessions , I enjoyed them so much I decided that I wanted Dan to be my personal trainer. Our sessions are varied and demanding. He is great at encouraging and motivating me, but isn’t a loud in your face type of trainer.
Since using Dan I have lost weight, toned up, and I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in. Oh, and also running 10k and half marathons faster than ever before.
Ian Lillistone, Age 38.
Director, Belstone Associates (Oxford) Ltd.
Life changing experience
I never thought that working with a personal trainer would be a life changing experience.
Following an operation on my foot at the end of 2010, I joined a gym in May 2011 feeling a little apprehensive. I was worried about pushing myself too much and impacting on a full recovery.
After a little research I contacted Dan because he specialises in sports injuries and rehabilitation. In early August I met with him for a free assessment. The assessment took 90 minutes. Dan weighed and measured me and I undertook a variety of exercises that tested my abilities and stamina.
I was asked to consider my goals and to explain my motivations for working with a personal trainer.
Dan ran through the different options that he could offer and I decided to sign up to a six week programme of exercise. I met him weekly for about an hour and the time was spent focusing on core body exercises. Dan also advised me on exercises to do on my own and when I went away on holiday for a week in early September. Within 3 weeks I noticed a change in my body shape.
At the end of the 6 week programme I completed another assessment with Dan. I was amazed that in such a short period how my stamina and abilities had improved. We discussed again the options available going forward. I had no hesitations in agreeing to an annual training programme as Dan is brilliant! He is encouraging, supportive and fun to work with. He explains the benefits of each exercise and ensures my technique is correct. Every session is interesting and enjoyable as he is always finding new exercises to challenge me.
At one of our sessions I proudly showed Dan a dress tag as proof that I am now a size 12. I have dropped 2 dress sizes and lost 10kg (22lbs) within 12 weeks.
By making this investment in myself, I believe I am in the best shape of my life. By the way I am 56!
Helen Scragg, Age 56.