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messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by Johnandjane 27 January, 2013 12:33

My wife and I decided a year ago to take the plunge and get a personal trainer as we are both in our 50's and losing fitness. After a bit of searching we decided on Giulio (Scala Personal Training) who managed to find us a weekly slot and we haven't looked back since. I have lost one and a half stone (which was needed) and am now so much fitter. My wife likewise. Giulio is simply marvellous. He doesn't come out with any mumbo jumbo (which is a relief as we are both doctors) but just provides a common sense approach. He pushes you hard but in a very scientific way so as not to overstretch and injure oneself. Everything is done with great humour and charm. Both my wife and I believe that you simply couldn't find a better personal trainer than Giulio and recommend him without reservation. He is simply brilliant.
John and Jane

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by Johnandjane 27 January, 2013 12:34

Yes it is.

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by Suziwong 28 March, 2013 11:35

This man is a genius! Myself and my boyfriend have just finished personal training with Gulio. His way of getting us to change our mind set to exercising and healthy eating was astonishing! We were not the healthiest of people – eating out, going out, drinking and gaining weight continuously without knowing. But he changed all that; its amazing how much he can teach you in an hour long session about nutrition which really hits home and makes sense all the while giving you a damn good work. I found muscles I never knew I had before! I’m not suggesting for one second that we don’t go out and have a good time but we have learned to have a balance between having a good time and exercise. And I really thank him for that. Between my partner and me we lost 3st 8lbs over all. Highly recommend!

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by cmacnew 02 May, 2013 20:05

Another recommendation for Guilio....
I trained with him for 8 months after my son was born to try and get my motivation back and started to notice results after just a few weeks (2 sessions per week). I found I just didn't have enough time to dedicate to the long road back to fitness and wanted a "quick fix". Guilio pushed me much harder than I would have pushed myself and kept me motivated each week. I originally intended to train with Guilio for 6-8 weeks and ended up booking weekly sessions for 10 months (until the morning sickness with baby #2 got too much!) I will definitely be getting back in touch with Guilio in 6 months!

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by MDL 19 June, 2013 15:00

Reaches the parts I never thought I had. Standing taller, running stronger, faster, longer ...!

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by MDL 19 June, 2013 23:58

Reaches the parts I never thought I had. Standing taller, running stronger, faster, longer ...! Challenging, effective, enjoyable - Giulio is a great motivator and every session bar none has been the real deal.

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by Bella123 22 June, 2013 18:33

We have a celebrity trainer! Giulio gets a mention in Hello! Magazine.

[www.hellomagazine.com]

Says Linda Barker...
"What do your gym workouts involve?
"I have a trainer and he's very punishing. He's a really nice guy called Giulio Scala and he does 20 minutes cardio with me so that I get my heart rate up and I get very hot and sweaty. Then we do a mixture of upper body, lower body, abs and core strength exercises. I think the thing is with having a trainer is that you just work out to your maximum all the time. He really pushes me to a limit that I certainly wouldn't push myself. I basically get punished for an hour but in the best possible way. He doesn't let me let up at all and it really works for me." "

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Posted by decords 29 July, 2013 16:17

Giulio is amazing. I've been working with him since April and he helped with my challenges - to get rid of the baby weight and get a figure fit for a wedding dress...in three months. Tick. I'm so pleased I met him as he's worked me hard twice a week but with a sense of humour, which is vital for me. He makes each session varied from before so I never get bored and pushes me much harder than I'd ever push myself. I planned to stop when I hit my goal but have decided to carry on. That says it all!

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by IvanaG 03 September, 2013 12:10

I had never set foot in a gym before, but signing up for sessions with Giulio was the best decision I made in 2012! He's helped me get fitter, I have much more energy, I now get excited about exercise and generally eating well, my posture has improved and I've made a good friend. Each session is different and pushes you to your limit and you feel great afterwards. I couldn't recommend him more - do it, give him a call!

messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by Giulio Scala 24 September, 2013 20:42

Scala Personal Training is growing! As we continue to be inundated with new enquiries and there are only so many hours in the week, we are very pleased to announce that we have a new trainer on the team.

For more information please get in touch. Our website will also be updated in the very near future.

www.scalapersonaltraining.com

You can still book in the usual ways, ideally via email - giulio@scalapersonaltraining.com or on 07968 187 688.
New clients will of course be offered a free consultation session as usual.



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messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by deanstoft 27 September, 2013 19:51

Tired of my old routine and bored of the gym in general, I booked a few sessions with Giulio at Scala Training at the beginning of the year. It was the best New Years Resolution I made and I have to say, it has paid off. We did about 4 sessions and it set me up for a few months. I now do a refresher session every few months to reinvigorate my routine.
I'd highly recommend Giulio as you'll really enjoy working out with him - he's smart, he listens and is totally focused on your session and what you want to achieve. Yes, he is tough, he works you hard and I admire his attention to posture and technique. He's very positive and upbeat, and doesn't take himself too seriously.

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Posted by andrewpines 13 October, 2013 09:59

From fat (118kg) and 44cm waist at 45 to fit (82kg) and 32cm waist and 47. In less than two years I've lost 36kg and got fit. That's all down to Giulio. Thank you!

Giulio put me at ease from our first session - he's a very good people person. Giulio knows what he's doing and is very good at it.

I've had trainers in the past and Giulio is in a league of his own. He makes me want to work hard. No two sessions are the same. Without realising it very quickly I was doing things I didn't think were possible - like pull-ups.

I have great respect for Giulio. He's a lovely bloke. He a great encourager. He gets results - look what he's done to me. Best way of spending time and money - if you measure that by how you look and feel. I've never had such great compliments from friends, family and colleagues - that's all down to the fab Giulio.

Great job - thank you!

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Posted by Hellas111 19 November, 2013 15:56

Having used trainers for the last 15 years in various gyms Giulio beats them all. Despite being 40 something I've become the fittest I've ever been. There are times when I don't feel like exercising but Giulio keeps me motivated. I'm actually surprised how much I can do and yes I got a six pack for the first time in my life. There are many cut backs I could make in my life but Giulio would not be one of them. His knowledge, professionalism and motivational skills make my sessions mean something rather than just another gym visit lifting weights.

Brian

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Posted by lucie1979 30 December, 2013 12:36

Just wanted to add my endorsement for Giulio! I've been training with him since summer 2012 aftere having my first baby and he got be back in shape quicker than I imagined would be possible. He gets more out of you than you'll ever think possible and is super motivating without being remotely bossy! I really enjoy the sessions and wouldn't be without them. Highly recommended.

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Posted by arthurthecat 31 December, 2013 16:24

Just wanted to add a recommendation for Giulio, he is a super nice guy and very efficient at getting results as many of the testimonials have mentioned but the best thing for me is that each week is different. He's got an In depth knowledge of a variety of training techniques, from weights to TRX to kettle bells and even getting me sprinting faster than I ever could.... For me having lots of these little challenges to tackle and master keeps it interesting both body and mind. Who'd have ever thought I'd look forward to Tuesday PT sessions! Highly recommended and someone I trust to keep me in shape for the foreseeable!
Jen

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Posted by llama999 02 January, 2014 23:21

I started training with Giulio after doing ZERO exercise for about 15 years because I could never stick with anything. Two years later I'm still going every week without fail and still enjoying it (despite all the moaning and grief I give the poor man!). The results were so good that my husband soon signed on with Giulio too, and is transformed!!!
Giulio's such a super-nice guy with a great sense of humour so even when he's really pushing me and making me suffer, we somehow still have a laugh. Last year I managed to do a 10k run, something I never thought I would manage in a million years. Best money I've spent - I can't recommend him highly enough.

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Posted by Chirpie 07 January, 2014 15:41

Just wanted to add a recommendation for Giulio. I started training with him when I was 10 weeks pregnant in a bid to safely keep fit and avoid too much weight gain. I trained with him until 37 weeks pregnant- I have since had the baby and was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within 3 weeks. I am sure the training really helped and it certainly helped me mentally particularly in the later weeks. I would definitely recommend training with Giulio to anyone who is pregnant or trying to get back into shape after a baby.

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Posted by ChesneyChrist 23 April, 2014 10:11

I've been training with Giulio for about a year and a half now and can't recommend him highly enough. It's my first experience with personal training - and has to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm a 47 year old man and thanks to Giulio am now fitter and in better shape than I have been for 25 years, it really has been life changing. Sessions are always varied, meticulously planned and perfectly pitched. Absolutely brilliant trainer and really nice guy.



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messageRe: Scala Personal Training at Fusion, East Dulwich.
Posted by alandunnett 03 May, 2014 23:23

consistently strong, varied and essential training over the years, which is adjusted to just taking me beyond my level. And Giulio is always up to speed with contextual concerns, e.g. nutritional.

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Posted by Ryegirl 08 August, 2014 12:46

I have been training with Guilio for the last 7 months, and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it, even when I am red in the face and think I can't run anymore. Guilio is very motivating, has a great knowledge of personal training and understand what you want to achieve and gets you there, with humour and and understanding of how much he can push you. I had a lower back problem, which was a barrier for me, that has gone!!!! (Kings college hospital take note) .I have achieved the fitness level I was hoping for and will continue as the energy i have now has enabled me to train on my own every week day for a year, and incorporating running, weights, resistance training, body conditioning, pilate and yoga into my weekly regime. Oh and I have lost nearly 2 stone which was a major goal. If you are looking for a trainer Guilio is your man. (Hopefully I can still get my weekly slot in his diary after this recommendation.)

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Posted by amydown 24 October, 2014 14:22

Just bumping this thread to recommend Giulio Scala. I trained with Giulio to recover after having baby number 2 and would thoroughly recommend him.

Very friendly, helpful, motivational and I was very happy with the result.

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Posted by FionaO 18 November, 2014 21:26

After a sparkly ring being placed on my finger, the pressure was on to do something about the bingo-bongo wings and the not so J-Lo curves. All I can say is that Giulio gets results. I do not naturally warm to the ‘language of gym’ so his patience and humour have been vital! He has educated me about nutrition, and his encouragement has resulted in a gym-shy person actually enjoying the challenge. Through his varied programs I am always pushed past what I considered to be my limit, and am never bored. I can’t recommend him enough, he is brilliant!

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Posted by Neg 04 February, 2015 16:41

10 years of drastic yoyo dieting, long hours on cardio machines and a pregnancy had left me with a rather slim but PUFFY body. I had no muscle mass, lots of handles, dangles and belly bangles!

Giulio knew exactly what I needed and introduced me to WEIGHT LIFTING. I had never had the courage to do nor thought strength training was for women, it was a shock to my flabby system and it completely changed my training psychology!

He was absolutely amazing and conscientious; I couldn’t afford regular session but when I saw him he made an incredible effort to try and teach me as much as an hour can allow, without compromising safety. He taught me all about the different muscles in the body and the many exercises that target each muscle group and their variations to prevent plateaus, muscle adaption, boredom and know what to do when there is a queue for the squat rack!

Despite the challenging routines and friction burns working out with Giulio was a lot of fun! He is such a great trainer, so professional, genuine and most importantly gets RESULTS!! 2 years of training with him and I can now do chin ups, pull ups, push ups and squat like a man without looking like one! It has completely reshaped my body (without exaggeration… a non-surgical body lift!) and I have developed strong lean feminine curves!

I highly highly highly recommend him!!!

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Posted by Curmudgeon 02 May, 2015 14:29

I am coming up to my 1 year anniversary of training with Giulio and would strongly recommend him.

When I first got in touch with him I was overweight, mildly asthmatic and chronically lazy.

In the last 11 months I have lost almost 4 stone, dropped from bursting out of a size 16 to a size 10, haven't needed my asthma medication in 6 months and am the fittest and strongest I have ever been in my entire life. I look and feel 20 years younger.

Giulio helps and motivates me and pushes me harder than I ever thought I'd allow someone to push me. I look forward to every session, and we laugh so much whilst training, I feel invigorated when I leave.

If you commit to getting fitter and stronger I can think of nobody better to help you.

One word of advice though...never tell him you want to achieve something specific because he will not rest until you do...enough with the pull-ups G smiling smiley

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Posted by KatDew 17 July, 2015 07:38

I have trained with Guilio for two years. I started because I was trying to get in shape for a charity run.... I carried on because I managed to get more exercise done in an hour, than I would manage in two left to my own devices!
Guilio plans the sessions, so you get a very systematic organised work out.... I certainly don't have the ability to plan that, whilst also doing the actual exercise. After two years I have decent abs (no mean feat after 2 c-sections) toned arms and I have good fitness levels, which helps when keeping up with three small people.
Guilio manages to plan a work out that whilst it 'just' about, stays within my capabilities, proves that I can always achieve more than I think I can.
.... And during all that, he manages to keep up the chat and make sure that a visit to a professional 'torturer' is actually really good fun.
I moving out of the area this summer so am having to stop my sessions with Guilio but I would highly recommend him and he must have at least one spare session a week right now!

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Posted by sajco 10 December, 2015 11:49

Almost trained for 2 years with Giulio I have never seem my body in better shape. All I initially wanted was to tone up and have a good body definition for those holidays reached that goal and kept in shape ever since. The workouts are tailored to you and your ability to keep on improving. Plus the nutritional advice makes a big difference. I would highly recommend Giulio training programme for fast effective and lasting results.

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Posted by blakejo 20 March, 2016 12:03

I have been trading in with Giulio for over three years and my sessions have made a huge difference. My fitness has increased a lot. I definitely recommend training with Giulio!

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Posted by HReid1301 11 May, 2016 15:57

I have trained with Giulio for two years now. I began training with him when I was 15 weeks pregnant. I had always been a runner and enjoyed going to the gym to do circuits and weights, but didn't know how far to push myself during pregnancy. What's safe? There is so much varied advice, I decided to have a few sessions with Giulio (He trained a good friend of mine when she was pregnant, and she recommended him). A few sessions turned into months and before I knew it i was 37 weeks and feeling in great shape and still enjoying working out. I was full of energy the whole way through my pregnancy. I have no doubt that the help Giulio gave me during my pregnancy made the birth and recovery so much easier.

I've been training with him every since and couldn't be happier with the results (well i could, but that's my red wine and malteser addiction, not his training!!) He's great at keeping you motivated and to steal from someone else's post, be careful what you tell him your goals are. He won't let up until you'll achieved them! He keeps the sessions varied, so you never get bored and more importantly the hour flies by. It also helps that he's a genuinely nice guy.

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Posted by BeckyH 24 May, 2016 11:57

I have used Giulio (Scala Personal Training) for 2.5 years and I can officially say he's amazing! I first went to see him because I was unfit and overweight. I remember losing 3 lbs in my first week and then I was hooked. He showed me that I had to change the way I ate (and drank) as well as exercising me hard. I would never had found the motivation to get fitter and lose weight without him and will be eternally grateful as he has transformed my life. I felt consigned to my podgy appearance but he has transformed that. I've lost 2st 9lbs and gone from a size 16 to an 8/10 and most importantly I am more confident and happy with how I look. My fitness has improved no end I can can out-hike most of my friends. He made every training session hard but fun, always changing it up so I was never bored and for a guy he has great small talk so I was distracted from sprinting! I managed to convince my boyfriend to use him too and we ended up having joint sessions. We just got married and I'm so proud of our wedding photos - I never imagined that either of us would look like that a couple of years ago. If you're umming and ahhing about a personal trainer - don't - book a session with Giulio and you won't look back. He's worth every penny, can't reccommend him enough smiling smiley

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Posted by Giulio Scala 10 September, 2016 15:00

Hi everyone, thank you all for taking the time to write all the above posts, it's much appreciated.

Just wanted to pop in and say that things are going well since Everyone Active have taken over East Dulwich Leisure Centre. I'm sure lots of you have already seen all the great changes that have been made but if you haven't please do go and check it out. Scala PT continues as usual, now into our 15th year!

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