Real People: Real Stories

This is the page our site where real people tell real stories of how Hour of Power® has impacted their life. More than just testimonials about the effectiveness of the workout or how many inches a person has lost from their waistline, this is a place where you will hear just how and why the Hour of Power® class manages to reach people and communities in ways that most other fitness classes do not. Click on the latest post below, or check out the archive to read previous stories.

Rich Smith“The Hour of Power class was a great asset to the Loughborough Athletic Union. Adding a new dimension to sport at Loughborough is always a tough challenge, and yet this is exactly what the HOP® class did for almost a decade. The class really made a big impact on the students and each year memberships sold out quickly, making it obvious that HOP® reaches an audience that perhaps other fitness classes do not.”

Rich Smith, Athletic Union President 2009/10, Loughborough university


The HOP® truly is the toughest training both physically and mentally that I have encountered

“The HOP® truly is the toughest training both physically and mentally that I have encountered. I have played premier club rugby in New Zealand, the training was intense and my level of fitness had to be what I thought was near peak for me to remain competitive. However, since I have been doing the HOP® on a regular basis, my physical condition has improved dramatically. After the first couple of sessions, the body can recover without feeling aches and pains which allows you to train more frequently. I recommend it to anyone who desires better physical condition, and can guarantee that it will test anyone in ways that no other training method can.” (Jack Hoskyn, Rugby Player)


HOP® is by far the best exercise class I have ever been to

“I have tried Pilates, circuit training etc…but I can honestly say HOP® is by far the best exercise class I have ever been to. I rode horses as my job for 10 years and in all that time I never had any definition in my upper arms, in just a few weeks of HOP® I can already see my arms have toned it is an amazing class and is completely addictive.” (Carol Casey, Recruitment Coordinator, The British Racing School)


HOP® reaches an audience that other fitness classes do not

“The Hour of Power class was a great asset to the Loughborough Athletic Union. Adding a new dimension to sport at Loughborough is always a tough challenge, and yet this is exactly what the HOP® class did for almost a decade. The class really made a big impact on the students and each year memberships sold out quickly, making it obvious that HOP® reaches an audience that perhaps other fitness classes do not.” (Rich Smith, Athletic Union President 2009/10, Loughborough university)


Julie Liggins HOP® – the first class I’d ever done & made me love exercise!

HOP® Droitwich

I went to my first HOP® class about 18 months ago, having never used weights before, I used the lightest weights and still could barely walk the next day, but I loved it! The thing I love most about the


A brilliant workout, anybody can do it

Kathryn Watts

My HOP® journey started a year ago and I had heard so many good things about this workout via FB that I knew I had to try it. For someone that doesn’t like exercise after my first class with Aimee


Total body workout that brings fast results

HOP® Isleham & Soham

I love the Isleham HOP because not only does the instructor, Nick support you every step of the way and push you to achieve your goals but also it is a real team atmosphere and we all work together during


My lifestyle has completely changed as a result of the HOP® Workout

Henni Hingston

Last April I decided I wanted to make lifestyle changes to be fitter and change my diet. My self esteem had been low after going through the body changes of having my son. I had tried slimming world and some workout


Never thought I’d ever go to an exercise class but since starting HOP® I’ve never looked back

Craig Wilson

As someone who hated gyms and has tried every exercise fad going, the only thing I have ever stuck with is Hour of Power® with Michelle knight. I’ve been attending classes for almost a year now and still get a