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B Williams

Personal Training - running and general fitness

"Working with Wombat Fitness has honestly changed my life for the better.  I'm fitter than I have ever been and this has had a huge positive transformation in all areas of my life.

Brilliant training and diet guidance from a smart and dedicated trainer.

Ernie is head and shoulders above anyone else I've ever trained with.

I can't recommend Wombat Fitness more."

 B. Williams



Gayle

Gayle

Therapeutic Massage

"I had a 90 minute, divine hot stone massage to assist the release of tension in my body, but mainly the lower back. The mood of low lighting, soothing music and gentle fragrance helped me feel comfortable and at ease. His professionalism from the start was shown with Ernie's explanation of the process and aim of the treatment. He requested feedback on temperature, pressure and comfort to ensure a high quality experience. My back felt stronger and straighter afterwards. If I was a cat, I would have been purring. I am definitely going back for more."





Nick

Nick

Sports Massage/Sports Injury treatment/Personal Training

"After damaging my achilles in late 2017, I was recommended to see Ernie by the running coach at my club. To be honest I didn't hold out much hope for getting it sorted as I have a long history of running injuries. We started off with weekly exercises and a massage. He also made sure to explain the causes of injury and gave me weekly stretches to do at home. He made sure to equip me with the knowledge I needed to prevent future issues. Eventually we started training together. Very slow, short distances at first, eventually building up to ten mile runs. I continued training runs with Ernie for quite a while as he's good company and I felt better running with him. I then had about nine great months of running with my club before I was struck down with Plantar fasciitis. I have since been seeing Ernie to get a deep muscle massage on my calves which feels fantastic and helps reduce the pain. Ernie puts a lot of time and energy into his client's wellbeing. Both him and his wife Debbie are seasoned ultra runners and have a lot of knowledge and experience with running injuries. I can thoroughly recommend him."



Glynis

Glynis

Sports Massage (overall body massage)

"I wanted to give you some feedback on my massage and I would not mind at all if you want to use this as a reference.  I loved my 90 minutes on Friday and time flew by, nothing at all was painful but strong enough to enjoy.  I could not wait to book another session, I was 100% happier than I can remember feeling for a long while. I had not realised I was not feeling happy and relaxed until I actually had that feeling again. I am in a very stressful job and I think although I do lots of exercise, I do nothing to relax myself. I do think you are extremely talented and in addition you really love what you do which is very refreshing.  I cannot recommend you enough."



Darren

Darren

Personal Training - running and general fitness

"Today is a momentous day. In May 1996 I ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee, ending my involvement in impact sports for the rest of my life - that's what I thought and that's what the operating surgeon said at the time. It's weighed on my mind ever since. On January 24th 2015 I met an Aussie PT who said "I will have you running inside two months". Well, today is March 21st and today I RAN!!! Ten 30 second bursts, with 60 second rest periods between each, covering 1.25miles. I cannot tell you what it means to me to finally banish that demon, but let's just say "AMAZING" and it's a start... Massive thanks and respect to Ernie Jewson of Wombat Fitness, who has such belief in my ability."




Kate

Kate

Sports Massage

“As an Ultra Marathon runner having regular sports massage is an excellent treatment for muscle injuries, but more importantly is absolutely outstanding in terms of injury prevention and general physical wellbeing. Therefore I have used a number of talented Masseurs and Physiotherapists over the past few years, but I consider Ernie to be top of the league in terms of technique, ability to home in on problematic areas, work them effectively without causing too much pain, his general professionalism and ability to put you at ease. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ernie to anybody, male or female, sportsperson or those not so active.”

 Kate Hayden - Ultra Marathon Runner and female winner of the Thames Ring 250 2013 (England's Longest Race)



Jules

Personal Training, diet and general fitness

"Wombat Fitness personalised a programme to get me motivated and even provides workout sheets/information on nutrition so I don't fall off the wagon between sessions! Very committed and varies the workout sessions from studio based to gentle jog along the seafront. I've found Wombat Fitness to be very aware of my personal abilities and achievable challenges. I think whatever level you wanted to work at, from starting an exercise regime to training for a long haul run, Wombat Fitness would set a programme to personally suit you. Since starting my sessions, I am no longer a couch potato!"


Emily

Emily

Personal Training - running and general fitness

"I have been training with Ernie for 6 months now and couldn't ever look back. I started training with a long term goal of completing a 100km trek across the Sahara, not only did Ernie give me the fitness to achieve my goal, he also gave me nutritional advice, safety information and wilderness training! Having completed my goal with moderate ease and in impeccable health we are now working towards the London marathon! As a girl who was fanatical about all things lazy, Ernie has completely changed my way of thinking and living.  He has a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge and is an expert in running, training, wilderness and trekking along side being a warm, spontaneous personality that makes workouts fun. He is the real deal in an industry full of wannabes and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured. In short he is an outstanding master of his craft."



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Mark

Personal Training, health and wellness and weight loss

"I have been with Ernie for 8 weeks now and the results have been amazing. He really is a true professional in this field. Not only have I lost weight but my blood pressure has gone down which was an issue for me. The exercises Ernie has shown me have been invaluable. He adapts the exercises to the client's needs. Ernie is a professional in this field and every week he gives me the confidence that I am on the right path. I cannot recommend Ernie enough."

Mark has lost a total of 5 stone 13 lbs in 5 months since coming to Wombat fitness.



Claire

Claire

Personal Training and weight loss

"I have been working with Debbie Jewson to improve my general levels of fitness and to lose weight.  I have now lost 3 stone!  I cannot rate Wombat Fitness highly enough.  Debbie is SO supportive and encouraging. 

I feel so much better in myself, have loads more energy and after 8 months with Wombat Fitness I took part in my first ever "Race for Life" where I achieved a personal best time.  I will continue to go to Wombat Fitness as my journey is not yet complete."






Ian

Ian

Primitive Firelighting

"Ernie's fire lighting course using a bow drill was a unique and rewarding experience. Ernie carefully explains and demonstrates each step of fire lighting. I found him to be very patient and helpful in understanding each step, especially the technique in using the bow. Ultimately you end up making a fire (providing all goes well) with Ernie providing suggestions along the way. Lighting a fire in this manner gives you a real sense of achievement and a heightened appreciation of ancient fire lighting skills."





Mark

Mark T

Personal Training - running and general fitness

"Having now arranged for a series of personal training sessions, I have found both Debbie and Ernie two really encouraging and supportive trainers who not only assist with PT sessions but also on the dietary and medical aspects of keeping fit and have inspired me to take on some physical challenges next year, something I wouldn't have done without their encouragement. Thanks very much to you both."






Allan

Allan

Trekking, survival techniques, health and fitness

"I am 66 years old and I was between the ages of 40-50 when Ernie introduced me to wilderness trekking. Having no knowledge of the bush and what it holds it was a new experience that has stayed with me ever since. Camping overnight in the snow on the summit of Mt Bogong 6000ft on my first trek was an experience I have never forgotten. With Ernie’s knowledge of bushcraft and  survival techniques he is the complete professional in every detail. Having completed these treks made me look at life in a completely new way, giving me confidence in what I had completed, the confidence that you are able to do whatever you want.  In 1993 Ernie planned a 12 day trek/fishing (Ernie is an excellent trout fisherman) through central Tasmania which involved gruelling 8 hours a day trekking because of snow. Without Ernie’s expertise we would not have completed such a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Now having a partner in Deb they have both found their love for ultra running.  With their inspiration in keeping healthy in mind and body they started Wombat Fitness. I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to their world of fitness and health."


Caroline

Personal Training, diet and general fitness

"I was at my wits end and at the point of admitting defeat with regard to my huge weight gain, lack of fitness and the aches and pains of arthritis that had come with turning 50. Thankfully I summoned the courage to sign up for personal training with Debbie and it was without doubt a game changing decision. I can't thank Debbie enough for the amazing difference she is making to my well being. She has been there and done it all herself as you will see on the Wombat Fitness website. For the first time ever I know I am working with someone who really understands! Debbie provides a huge variety within sessions and tracks progress and sets new challenges consistently. I have never been so motivated and I feel my level of fitness building with every session. I have a long way to go but have not the slightest doubt that I will finally be sticking with the programme!"