I’ve always been lean, but I wanted to build muscle and tone my body not just for aesthetic reasons, but for my health, as I heard reistsenace training is good for your metabolism, as well as over all health.
What I didn’t expect was how greatly i improvement in my mental health and to find a friend. The most beneficial thing about having a personal trainer, is that you are pushed to/beyond limits you never thought you had and that is the only way I saw results.
Bella’s mix of positive friendly vibes as well as her abilty to tap into both your weaknesses and strengths is what made me consistently keep her as my PT. I never realised how important it was for your mind and body to have a great PT until I met Bella.
- Sadaf Razi, Nov 2017
Isabella Hakin, is the third personal trainer i have tried. I remember when she first interviewed me about my goal; i told her that i wanted a 160kg deadlift by the end of June 2017. She did not only help me reach my goal of 160kg but also guided me to successfully completing a lift of 162.5kg with considerably good form for a heavy single!
She is a force to be reckoned with, who’s training programs and protocols suit me well. She makes me understand that commitment is paramount for everything and that a journey to have a good strong body or to reach any goal (strength or aesthetic) is never linear.
I can see myself growing constantly; mentally and physically. Dont judge the book by its cover. For this young lady may have a small body but her brain is big and knowledge vast.
- Jerry Besuki, Nov 2017
I have always had issues with my self-image, weight and food. I have lost weight plenty of times before when doing yoyo style dieting and seriously undereating but I always gained it back, giving me a very bad relationship with food and hence various health issues. Just over a year ago I joined a gym and decided I wanted to do this correctly and the healthy way, I had also plateau’d for about a year!!! 7 weeks ago I asked Isabella from B.fitness Personal training to get on her nutrition plan as I was determined to do it correctly and wanted better results and I know she would have my best interests and health at heart. I have done every plan you can think of including nutrition and training plans from big Instagram fitness icons and I have to say- I have NEVER had the results with any of them that I have gotten in these past 7 weeks with Bella. I am amazed!
I have lost 5kg and my arms and waist are tiny! This has given me the motivation to keep on pushing myself to do better. Bella has also helped me look at food differently “food is fuel“, “consistency is key“, “nutrition and balance is everything” and it feels great. It is amazing how far I’ve come in such a short time I don’t crave junk food, I’m eating the right foods and enough of it and the best part is I’m not starving myself or hurting my body and Im getting amazing results!
Another 6 weeks with Bella and I cannot wait to see these results!!! I highly recommend contacting Bella as a coach, check out her website, insta etc. to see if this is something that could help you, it has truly changed my mental and physical health!
- Meghan Dobson, Sept 2018
I stared with Bella 8 weeks ago, I felt demotivated in the gym which is strange for me because I love training. I somehow managed to get stuck in a cardio cycle that did nothing and just loved the wrong foods Monday to Sunday.
The first week was hell and I really doubted if it was worth it, if I should accept my body as it was. Bella gave me such confidence and each session was fun and challenging.
I feel closer to myself again and love the changes I am seeing with my mental health and my physical health. Bella has taught me so much across nutrition and training and I am so excited to see what the next 8 weeks bring.
I have learnt so much in such a short amount of time and cannot wait to continue to grow with her support and guidance in the gym and out!
- Isabel Casey, Sept 2018
I’ve never been so confident in how my body looks as I’m small and have no body definition. I previously gymed for 2 years but have always found myself running on the treadmill and doing cardio on the machine without any profound effect. I stopped going to the gym after a while and started to feel I was getting chubbier on my face, arms and stomach.
I started training with Bella 3 months ago to get my fitness level back up and was hoping to get some results for that ‘summer body’. The programs I took on were challenging and intense, but I succeeded through Bella's support and drive in every session. I started to see real results in just 6 weeks. Without having to be on a strict diet, I’m amazed with the results I’m achieving in such a short amount of time!
I’ve successfully become stronger, developed tone in my upper body and most importantly I have ABS!!! Bella has taught me so much and has motivated me to go above and beyond. I am so excited and curious at the results I can achieve in the next couple of weeks leading up to summer.
- Queenie Zhang, Oct 2018
I’ve been training with Bella for about 6 weeks now and I’m already so stoked with my results. My goal is to not just lose weight but to create a body that’s healthy, lean and, most importantly, sustainable. I knew I needed to change things up to achieve this but I wasn’t sure how and what I was doing at the gym just wasn’t cutting it. I wanted a trainer who practices what they preach, has the education to back them up and encourages a healthy/balanced diet (something I struggled with in the past). Bella ticked all the boxes and more! She pushes me to finish what I started even when I complain and she never makes me do something she doesn’t already do herself. The workouts are super challenging and I always walk out feeling accomplished. The best part is I’m eating more than ever while getting leaner and stronger and it’s so satisfying to look in the mirror and love what I see. I can’t wait to see how my body will continue to transform with Bella’s guidance ❤️
- Deanna Katsoulas, Dec 2018
My client and friend Jerry Besuki has seriously achieved some amazing goals throughout the 2+ years we have worked together. See above for his testimonial^
He has achieved his strength goals of a 130kg back squat, a 160kg conventional deadlift (he beat this and pulled 162.5 nicely!), then and more so now, for some time we have been working on correcting imbalances and addressing his aesthetic goals.
These being; improve his symmetry & proportions, get leaner whilst maintaining as much muscle mass as possible, pumping the areas we really don’t want to loose too much from.
From these images we can see we are well and truely achieving these! One week at a time!
BELL HAKIN, on Jerry Besukis' 2019 Transformation
Completing 6 weeks and adhering to her personalised training program, following a flexible dieting approach with weekly personalised meal plans from @simplyizz_ , balancing life, social events, and work... we are consistently dropping measurements! 🙌🏼
I say it all the time but....YOU CAN LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, BE SOCIAL & ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS👏🏼
BELL HAKIN, On Caitlin M. transformation, Oct 2019
The last 7 months of having my butt kicked by Bella have been insane – in the best possible way. After struggling for 4.5 years with different training techniques, diets, and eventually deciding nothing would ever work for my body, I started training with Bella. I have learnt and changed so much in the last 7 months not only physically but also in knowledge about nutrition, my mental strength and simply being surprised by what my body can DO!
It’s so exciting to see how much I have changed inside and out. I’m learning it’s all about sustained lifestyle changes, not about instant transformations. I’m finally seeing tangible results thanks to my hard work, and Bella pushing me to be the best I can. Here’s to the next 7 months! ❤️
- Ellise Jones, July 2019
Only used to come to your sessions for the bants, but now I’m actually starting to notice the weight loss. What a deal I’m getting! 😂🙌🏻 Nah, but in all seriousness... thanks for putting up with me these last few months. All the days when I just don’t feel motivated and you’re positive attitude cheers me up, the days when I say “I can’t lift that” and you make me do it anyway and lastly, always being able to move sessions last minute to suit me!
Down 6kg and still going thanks to you! Finally starting to see some definition 💛 Looking forward to smashing more fitness goals with you and seeing what another 3months can do!
- Shanin Leitch, Nov 2019
I started PT with Bella initially for my mental health but boy has she changed me forever (and in all aspects)!!! Before meeting this bundle of joy I dreaded the gym, now I look forward to my next workout. She has made me love exercising not for the way it makes me look, but the way I feel.
I am so so happy with my progress and I can’t thank this gem enough for helping me get here. Thank you for always pushing me passed what I could never imagine doing and always keeping me motivated to keep going. Can’t wait to smash new fitness goals with you for 2021😊️
- Client A.B, Dec 2020
A lot of you will recognise Deanna, as we’ve been working together for 2 years now! She came to me with the goal to shred drown gradually before her wedding, stay fit & fine for her honeymoon and hope to maintain her progress and improved physique from there! This comparison post is to give everyone a slice of the bigger picture. Prior to starting up with myself at #BfitnessPersonalTraining Deanna yo-yo dieted, suffered from stress, had a bad relationship with food.
➡️ We started off with some general preparation work, basic training fundamentals and began her wedding prep putting her into a calorie deficit based off a % of her TDEE/ how much she should actually be eating.
➡️ Adjusting her training along the way, a few diet breaks, and calorie cuts Deanna was wedding ready! 🔥
➡️ After the cut, ‼️ The important part ‼️ After all the yo-yo dieting we really wanted to make sure we took good care in increasing calories back slowly whilst not being too strict. REVERSE DIETING enabled Deanna to keep her lean physique & progress she’d worked so hard for, whilst increasing her calories higher post deficit.
➡️ Deanna has always lived her BEST life and I am so proud of the work she has put in as her maintenance is true #GOALS! 👏🏼❤️
We have been working consistently hard, focusing on each goal at hand, sticking to functional progressive programming, keeping the bigger picture in mind and always encouraging balance in life. Deanna is a hard worker and I am extremely proud of her success! 🙌🏽💫
Before seeing Bella I had been going to the gym regularly for years doing my own workouts and participating in group classes. I was active and felt fit but I wanted to build muscle, become more confident in the gym and learn more exercises with proper technique.
Bella’s programs are great! They’re easy to follow and vary so I never get bored. This makes working out hassle free and a lot more enjoyable as you can walk into the gym and know exactly what you are doing.
I quickly noticed a change both physically and mentally as Bella helped me push my body more than I had ever done alone. She has also taught me so much and improved my confidence in the gym.
The best part of working out with Bella is that she isn’t just a personal trainer but she is a great support system and a friend. I’m so excited for the months ahead and to continue becoming the best version of myself!
- Mariandrea, Feb 2021