Barbara

Coached by Alex Manos

Barbara

I contacted Alex last autumn, in the hope that he could help me where others had failed. I had suffered from insomnia for 15 years, had poor energy levels which frequently dropped off the cliff and almost constant sinus headaches. Despite eating well and training regularly, I felt far from awesome. I was also finding it incredibly difficult to drop any bodyfat.

From the start, Alex impressed me with the very friendly and individualised approach he takes. After completing and returning the initial questionnaires we had a full 70 minute conversation during which Alex said he suspected I was suffering with leaky gut - which I found very interesting as I didn't have any obvious gut symptoms. Having recently taken redundancy, I was keen to keep the cost of tests as low as possible and Alex was extremely understanding, eventually suggesting a stool microbiology test and a saliva cortisol test.

The results, when they arrived, confirmed Alex's suspicion of leaky gut and I was provided with a comprehensive, 2 stage supplement plan as well as a number of lifestyle and dietary suggestions. Several months on and I'm feeling so much better. My sleep, although still not perfect, has improved massively and certainly this has a positive impact on so many areas of my life. Energy levels are also vastly improved and I have fairly even energy throughout the day - no more feeling shattered by the time I go to train in the evenings. I'm also finally, very slowly, losing bodyfat at a much higher calorie level than before. The improvements weren't linear - there were peaks and troughs - but Alex was always on hand to answer queries and provide insight when the going was rough.

I really can't recommend Alex highly enough - his knowledge, dedication and empathy impressed me from the outset and the service he provided was more than good value for money. It was clear from our first communication that Alex is passionate about what he does, and really cares about helping people. I certainly won't hesitate to contact him again in the future as and when the need arises, but for now I'm happy to be sleeping better than in a long time and having the energy to get through the day with a smile on my face. And for that, I'm extremely grateful to Alex.