Troy Lake is a personal trainer based in Cleveland, North East England and has worked with clients all around the world, helping them achieve some incredible body transformations!

He talks to True Health Diary about what motivates him to live a healthy lifestyle and the positive effect it has on all areas of his life.

His results speak volumes, and the success of his clients are down to Troy’s unorthodox methods; he makes sure his workouts are varied, intense, and focuses on having fun!

Troy has a wide range of expertise, whether your goals are fat loss, muscle building, cardiovascular fitness, sport specific training, or if you’re looking for a diet plan, Troy has something for you!

Troy understands that different people have different needs and training preferences, and his services help cater to this, offering ‘Fit Farm’ outdoor group sessions, ‘Shred 7’ 7 week training program, hardcore ab classes or 1-2-1 personal training at the Troy Lake Personal Training HQ.

What motivated you to become a personal trainer?

TL: I was motivated to become a Personal Trainer because I wanted a career where I could help as many people as possible achieve their health and fitness goals.

In your opinion, what is the key to living a healthy lifestyle?

TL: A key to living a healthy lifestyle is balance. You need regular exercise, but you also need your ‘down time’.

What effect does keeping fit and a healthy lifestyle have on your personal life?

TL: Keeping fit and exercising has a positive effect on my personal life. When I’m exercising, I look better which in turn makes me feel better and I have a better relationship with the people around me.

What advice do you have for people looking to make a positive change to their life and become healthier?

TL: My advice to people looking to make a change to their life is DO IT. Do it now before it’s too late. When you don’t want to take the stairs and would rather take the lift, someday you may not have that choice.

What are your favourite methods for losing body fat?

TL: My favourite method for losing body fat is variety. Our bodies are designed to adapt very quickly. If you do the same thing week in and week out, your body will get used to this very quickly and not show the same results you noticed in the onset. Keep your body guessing!

How can people reach you?

TL: People can reach me on:

Twitter – @TroyLakePT

Instagram – @troylakepersonaltraining

Website –

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