What People Say

I wish to thank my clients for their permission to use their testimonials.  


Deep tissue:
I've just had an amazing deep tissue massage with Mike and highly recommend him. I'm booked in again.

Felt at ease:
I've been seeing Mike for a series of massages. Very professional and knowledgeable. On the first session  he went through every step of my treatment with me and put me at ease. He's also given me some helpful  lifestyle advice  for maintaining my health outside of our sessions. I highly recommend Mike.

Completely transformed:
Mike you have the touch and presence! Massage with you is always such a great experience, I leave in a completely transformed state every time which lasts. Whether I've been busy at work or my body is needing some recovery you seem to be able to intuitively tap into it and sort out whatever is going on. Thanks so much and I can't recommend you enough!

Tension gone:
I just wanted to say a big thank you Mike. I'm so glad a found you, my tension has melted away and I'm in a new space altogether. You're amazing.


Spinal Injury Rehab... 
I started working with Mike after a major spinal injury. When I first started I was at a stage of basically just walking. By the end I was performing burpees and surfing pop-ups. Before I knew it I was back gardening and back surfing in the waves. The things I love.
I was delighted with the progress made with Mike. Mike's focus on functional movement patterns was really effective for me. I really enjoyed the sessions which were fun, and targeted at my relevant level. Mike is really positive and cool to work with. I totally recommend Truelife Bodywork. It's been  a big part of my rehabilitation. 
Kia kaha

Life changes:
Mike, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed the experience of training with you. You are such a cool, relatable guy and have really changed my life in that respect - I never thought I would do any kind of  exercise training, ever!! So, thank you so much Mike, you are AWESOME and I am referring you to heaps of people I know that are looking to make changes.

Whole person, sustainable change:
It has been a pleasure to work with Mike as a personal trainer. The traditional die-hard fitness approach is not always the answer. Mike's approach allows for identifying the person's current needs based on where they are at as a whole, considering physical and non-physical aspects. He is calm and has great perception of what dose of challenge one's body needs and is capable to handle at a given stage. This has made the process realistic, fluid and effective, and going at a sustainable pace.

Energy/wellbeing improvements:
I met Mike through a referral from a friend and found him to be a great guy who really knows his stuff. I've had big improvements in overall well-being and my energy feels really stable and more balanced, everything from work to playing with the kids is easier and more enjoyable. I've tried a lot of different things over the years and found Mikes holistic training approach to be really effective with long-term change.

Confidence gain:
Signing up with Mike was one of the best spontaneous decisions I’ve done! He made each of our training sessions challenging, yet rewarding but also ensured that were enjoyable and you could have a laugh. The continuous motivation and encouragement helped me gain the confidence I was lacking. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as your personal trainer.

Weight loss:
I actually got started with Mike after a family member pulled me aside and said I had to make some major changes or I'd be facing some serious health consequences.  We met twice a week and I completed 30 days of whole food eating over this time. To be honest I can't believe the results, I lost a lot of weight which was my main concern.  I have completely changed the way I've been eating (a 40 year habit), and a few weeks ago I climbed and cut down a large tree in our back yard (something I wouldn't have considered a few months ago). I really appreciate Mike's real life approach to coaching and guidance through all the challenges that crop up. Our regular sessions keep me motivated to continue doing what I'm doing and feeling great.


Mike's workshop was the nudge I needed to re-enquire into the communities that surround me in my town. The conversations produced some super simple tools for me to reach out and start different sorts of connections which have lifted me up.

The 'Be Here Now' workshop was a total surprise for me at  Splore Festival. The pace, the interaction, and the tools had us in the zone from start to end and it was all simple stuff. I'm a 'one thing at a time' addict now. Thanks Mike for your knowledge and delivery, I can't recommend this enough.

Our team recently went through the Wellbeing By Design workshop, Rest and Re-set. After meeting Mike at a community event and seeing how passionate he was about these workshops I had to get us along! It was one of the best things I've done for our staff. It was so much more than a staff wellness program. The workshop was interactive and experiential at every step with plenty of space for reflection. The learning really came from everyone there which made it a fantastic bonding experience at the same time. The workshop was very organic and Mike facilitated it in a way that kept things flowing. We learnt loads of great tools and have been keeping each other in check ever since. In terms of culture building and team health this has been 10 out of 10. Cheers Mike.

Using Format