I approached Dave for a summer of personal training primarily because of his rugby knowledge as I wanted to be in the best shape possible for the start of the new season. I wanted a personal trainer in Central London who understood the game, and was experienced in the kind of training methods needed for my playing position. Dave did not disappoint. After a series of assessments, I embarked on a programme that targeted a number of related areas – strength, speed, power, flexibility, stamina, etc. The training was never dull, comprising gym work, track sprints, and plenty of circuits. The results have been fantastic, and fully justified the personal and financial commitment needed for a 16-week programme.