Testimonials

"Ron Smith is an exceptional personal trainer and boxing coach. Ron’s remarkable history of success across a number of sports, combined with his evidence-based approach to strength and fitness coaching, have placed Ron in a unique position to offer wellness coaching of an unusually high standard.

As a chiropractor in private practice, I have referred both adults and children to Ron for coaching, and feedback has been universally positive. In addition to recognising Ron’s obvious expertise, my patients have valued his remarkable ability to make training an enjoyable experience. Ron is encouraging, affirming, and is sensitive to his clients’ varying needs as determined by their age, level of fitness, and , of course, their personal goals. I have no hesitation in recommending Ron as a personal trainer and boxing coach."

Dr Jonathan Saville BAppSc (Chiro) Grad Dip(Psych)

"Both Sharyn & Ron are fantastic at motivating you to achieve your goals. They promote a positive attitude to better health and provide all the support you could ever need.."

Brittany

“My teenage son and I have been clients of Ron’s for over 6 years. Our objectives in the beginning were similar, with fitness top of our agenda. My son’s development has been fantastic. His balance, coordination and strength have improved out of sight. Dad suffers from a few middle aged injuries – despite that, I have been able to improve my fitness and heart rate considerably. Not knowing what to expect in the beginning it’s been a fantastic experience and a great father/son activity. We both really look forward to our weekly sessions and would recommend Ron to anyone wanting to improve their fitness or boxing skill.”

Mark

“Ron has been my trainer for approximately 9 years. I cannot speak highly enough of his professionalism and courtesy. Ron has helped me achieve improvement in my fitness, muscle tone, flexibility etc. It is fun as well as being challenging. Ron’s advice re nutrition and lifestyle is invaluable. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of fitness, always keeping abreast of new and current trends in the industry. He inspires confidence, not just in my training, but in my day to day life as well.”

Elizabeth ...age 65

“I have been part of the Lifelong Health & Fitness family for many years. I can’t recommend them highly enough. With the support, encouragement, guidance & friendship of Sharyn Smith, I have been able to completely turn my life around. Not only have I lost a lot of weight, but most importantly I have become healthy & strong & learnt to do it the correct & most sustainable way possible. Sharyn has created a safe & nurturing environment to exercise in, whereby I know I can share anything with her. Sharyn has seen me at my very best & at my very worst & has always inspired me to be positive, set goals & successfully reach them with ease. I am forever thankful. ”

Robyn

"Sharyn & Ron are a fantastic team and make you feel part of the family.
I have been training with Sharyn for 2 ½ years now and not once have I ever felt like I am just another client.
She provides you with so much support in not only fitness but with your health and everyday life.
When I was originally looking around for a PT, there were many businesses where I felt judged and they had very unrealistic expectations, but Sharyn took the time to get to know me and to tailor all of my sessions to suit me personally.
I have also participated in many boxing sessions with Ron and not only do they provide a great workout, but are a lot of fun as well.
All of his group sessions are done at a pace that everyone can keep up with and Ron provides a wealth of technique and knowledge..”

Sarah

"Thank you for the enjoyment as well as the improvement you have made to our fitness over the past months. We have been delighted that not only has our fitness changed significantly, but we have been lucky enough to meet and become friends with such a nice person.”

Helen and Doug

“I have been attending weekly fitness sessions with Ron, along with two friends, for a number of years now and I find it is one of the best things I do for myself all week. Ron gives us a complete fitness workout, but the real highlight of attending his sessions is Ron’s inspiring attitude. He is constantly supportive, encouraging, and a wonderfully positive influence in our lives.”

Clare

“Eight years ago I began my fitness program with Ron’s Lifelong Fitness. This is one of the best decisions I have made as it has ensured that my health remains at its optimal and my confidence has never been better. I am looking forward to many more years of fitness and fun at Ron’s Lifelong Fitness.”

Ruth

"At the recommendation of my GP, I have attended two 30 minute training sessions each week with Ron since May 2008. I find that Ron's understanding of fitness and training methods are well-researched, thorough, and based on extensive knowledge and experience.

He has a gentle but firm manner and the words “no”, “never” and “cannot” are not part of his vocabulary! With his help I have made considerable progress in the major areas of deficit and, while there is always more to be done, I have more confidence in my ability to undertake future work.

In particular, as an older person, I feel Ron’s philosophy of working to maintain a certain level of fitness over time to be a sensible and logical approach to the inevitability of the aging process."

Judy ...age 73