Testimonials

Read what our clients are saying about us


‘Super big thank you to James at Natural Form. I have had ongoing back problems and sciatica for over a year, which meant I was unable to teach dance, and do the things I love. Within only a few weeks of mastering the basic exercises (founders) I felt the difference and now several months on I’m feeling great! Foundation Training has done wonders and is now a way of life for me and I‘m back teaching dance again. I would highly recommend James and Natural Form to anyone. If you are suffering back pain (or other ailments) I would say that James should be your first point of call. There are several options. He offers one on one sessions that they are tailored specifically for you and your requirements, and he also runs regular friendly classes at Una (Carbis Bay) and in Redruth. Or do like I did – Have both!! - Emma Berwick


'I can’t praise Natural Form highly enough! As a runner who suffers from back pain James has worked wonders in putting together suitable exercises to alleviate my back pain. I would highly recommend James and Natural Form to anyone who is suffering with lower back pain.' Mickee Jelf


‘James is a fantastic trainer! I have found my love of fitness again. James is very patient and pushes you just enough. Very encouraging and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Natural Form!’ - Becky Simpson


'I am really happy with the Natural Form Foundation Training Program and genuinely feel that it has helped ease and improve my back pain issues. The more I do, the better it is! I can’t thank you enough!' - Andrew Robinson


'Heartfelt thanks for your expertise, encouragement and support over the past 12 months. Never did I imagine 12 months ago (when I would only exercise at home and in the garden ) that my fitness and confidence would improve to such a level that I would be running the Southampton half marathon!

The sessions and training schedule have been hard work but fun, with fitness now being an ongoing lifestyle change for myself and Shelley. Your approach and dedication is amazing! I was never made to feel awkward because of my age and that I should be at home knitting!  It is such a lovely atmosphere when training at the studio.

Look forward to  meeting up for coffee and more training when the half marathon is completed and I promise no naughty words!' - Helen Wilson


'I started training with James in May 2018 as I wanted to improve my surf fitness. By the end of the 6 week programme with James I was catching more waves surfing for longer and I was just generally feeling more confident in the water. Every training session with James is carefully planned to challenge me and tailored to specificially improve my surfing fitness. James always takes the time to explain how the exercises will help my surfing. This is key and a real motivator! I have continued to work with James, combining personal training sessions with Foundation Training classes and small group fitness sessions. He is forever helpful and kind, as well as a fountain of knowledge on all things health and exercise. I enjoy my time training with him and know that the training is making a real difference!' - Hilary Belcher


'I have been doing Foundation Training with James at Natural Form for almost 8 weeks now. I have experienced a significant reduction in back pain as well as improvements in my posture, flexibility and balance. I would recommend Natural Form and Foundation training to anyone that is experiencing back pain!' - Julie Thornhill


'Just wanted to say a big thanks to James at Natural Form and Foundation Training for the improvements to my health which are coming day on day. The training has brought an awareness to my movements and posture and is helping develop the muscles needed to improve it. The Foundation training classes at Una St Ives have been well run and friendly!' - Simon Rhodes


'Having worked with James for several months, his Foundation Training programme has eliminated my back pain and also been pivotal in allowing me to engage with life more actively. In the first instance, strengthening my core and re-learning how to move was life-changing!  My lower back pain used to wake me if I turned over during the night, and I had given up gardening; I had to be very careful doing yoga, and I lived with back discomfort daily. Before the six week programme was over, I took up an Intermediate Ballet class which I hadn't done since I was 19, started rock climbing again, and was happy to be pottering in the garden!  Other areas of pain from old injuries in my neck and shoulder started to heal as I learned to hold myself and move more sensibly. Since then I have given up yoga as some poses activated my back, and instead do my short routine of daily Foundation Training exercises which I know are fine-tuned to my back health.  Back pain affects all aspects of one's life, and to be free is liberating. In ignorance I had thought I would live with back pain for ever, so James' gift of back strengthening and lengthening education lives with me every day instead! Continually assessing the individual needs of his clients and working sensitively and carefully, James creates the path which you can follow towards your full potential.  He is clearly personally invested in each person's journey, and draws on his vast knowledge of how the musculoskeletal system works. It was great to be inspired by James' own motivation and positive energy, and I now count him as a friend!' - Jacqui Riordan


‘James has already changed so much of what I believed. The fitness training is working so well it's empowering and more importantly my entire relationship to my body has changed, cannot recommend him more highly.’ - Cindy Dalgleish


'I first discovered Foundation Training a year ago, in part because it had been conceived by an American chiropractor, but also the science and physiology that he refers to which I have seen in my practise over the past 20 years. Since January with the help of James and learning Foundation Training I have transformed my lower back. No longer plagued with end of day back ache, I feel more resilient and stronger in those all-important posterior muscles. My posture generally is better as well as my breathing and fitness. I’m very impressed with James’s knowledge and expertise and I am always very happy to refer my patients to him, so they too can benefit from this amazing system. Yoga and Pilates have their place, but I believe Foundation Training really gets to the crux of the problem, and offers those of us with back problems lasting self-help. Starting every day with a 15 minute Foundation Training workout, that one can do at home, just makes perfect sense.' - John Tillyard Registered Chiropractor


'I was advised to see James at Natural Form by my chiropractor John Tillyard at Cornwall Chiropractic. I am less than young and have a range of injuries and issues affecting my back and shoulders. Several weeks on, working James and learning Foundation Training I have achieved things I would never have thought possible including kayaking! James is attentive, kind and encouraging and the plan he teaches has the advantage of being able to be followed anywhere, with minimal equipment. I would recommend James unreservedly, my various aches and pains are improving significantly but, almost more importantly, I feel stronger, more confident and much more positive about my future health. You could not ask for a better teacher and mentor!'Jill Lethbridge


‘The Natural Form Program has been life changing. I am not only feeling healthier, fitter and stronger. I feel motivated and inspired to continue on this journey!’ - Huw Williams


‘After just six sessions with James, my pain associated with sciatica began to improve! I was visiting Hayle for just two weeks, so James sent me home with exercises and a plan for increasing intensity of the work out as my back improved. It worked! I highly recommend James. He expertly assesses your particular needs and carefully customizes an exercise routine and some "dos and don'ts" for back care, that work very well with steady practice. This is not easy, but neither is back pain! Go to James and get to work. You won't regret it!’ - Chrisanne Mitchell


‘I've been doing the natural form program with James for almost 2 months now...the benefits and knowledge I have gained, not only from the program, but from James himself are massive! I love incorporating it into my daily routine and always look forward to my next session where we can push the boundaries! Make me stronger! And Wiser! He is the most dedicated and honest person I have ever met! Without him, his words and his guidance I'm 100% certain I would not be where I am today!!’ - Benjamin Johns


‘I have a long history of injuries to my spine, none requiring hospitalisation but most have had a detrimental impact on my well being and lifestyle. The complex nature of my issues combined with a recent severe episode made building a program for me quite a challenge for James, one which he has met with aplomb! I couldn't be happier with my progress, not that it has been easy. This program requires effort and commitment; if you are not motivated to work towards your own health then you should probably just stick with the limited range of help available through the NHS. I am doing both, as well as my own research on diet, sleep, and breath work. I consider the Natural Form training regimes I use to be the centre piece of my recovery. And I must say that my recovery, though ongoing, is very encouraging. Several months ago I was spending most of my time lying down, trying to sleep (my night time sleep was always interrupted by my back discomfort) or just resting. I had given up surfing, my primary form of exercise, due to acute and severe spasms in my back. I was using strong prescription muscle relaxers and large doses of OTC pain meds to manage the situation and allow me to have any sort of limited normal life. After regular and committed application of the Natural Form program I am almost entirely drug free, I sleep through the night, and best of all am back in the waves. James Gorman possesses a friendly, attentive, and caring manner which he applies with great focus to his clients, my wife agrees with this assessment as she is a client as well. We can't recommend him highly enough!’ - C Robb Worthington


‘I felt very relaxed and confident from the start. I know that I am in good hands! It really makes such a difference when you do get the right professional support especially when you suffer with health issues.’ - Jasmin pope