I was ready to compete again after an 11 year absence from the body building scene. I wanted to find someone that knew their stuff and without the BS. In Feb 2015 I started with Jo as my coach after our paths crossed at Just Work Out Gym. Having done my homework I found out Jo’s achievements in the industry and on the circuit were impressive indeed. I was not disappointed in my choice. Jo provided solid programmes addressing my injuries, developing mass and regularly re-accessing my needs to improve. I had a plan for the year, and targets set. I had weekly one on one sessions. Yes, she made me work hard with her attention to detail and emphasis on form second to none. I thought I knew a lot, I learnt more, I learnt how to train smart. I posed and then posed some more. I swore at her under my breath. She made me do more!!! She worked on my imbalances, enhanced my strengths, and developed my stage presence. Jo did a great job with my routine. I won best female performance at one of my first comps. Her overall coaching style sat well with me. Her mind set and mentality similar to my own. Lastly, but not the least she believed in me when at times my confidence waned and the going got tough. She was genuine in her critiquing and openly answered my questions about what works for her etc, etc. Like someone once said to me “If you want to be the best you can, you need to surround yourself with people that are the best at what they do”. I am very pleased and grateful that Jo is still an important part of my journey.