Transforming the health of 40-60 years suffering with bad backs, bad necks, diabetes, IBS & middle-aged bodies! 
 
JT Ethos has transformed the fortunes of hundreds of clients suffering from chronic health and fitness problems. 
 
Through Jim Thorp’s holistic approach to health and medicine he has given people a new lease of life and enabled them to be free of pain. 
 
Below is a selection of testimonials provided to us from our clients. 
 
 
 
Back Pain 
 
 
 
 
Diabetes, Weight Loss & IBS 
 
 
 
 
Personal Training 
 
 
 
 
Bootcamps 
 
 
 
 
Other Injuries 
 
 
 
 
Health Transformations 
 
 

Back Pain 

“Jim was the 11th person I had seen with my back pain when I started working with him in 2006. Due to his thoroughness he not only designed an exercise program that helped improve by posture, core function and flexibility but he also identified the key reason why I had never fully recovered with all my other treatments. Within 24 hours Jim had totally cleared 95 % of the pain that I had been living with for years. 
 
Although I naturally dislike exercise Jim has kept me motivated through a combination of structured programs with achievable goals, enjoyable on-to-one instruction and an attention to detail that ensures I exercise with good technique and do not get injured again.” 
 
Purdip Verma - Jeweller (39) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
I had been suffering from a recurring back complaint for a number of years. I had previously tried both physiotherapy and Pilates which although helpful had not solved the problem. 
 
The training I have done thus far has been very effective in improving the recurring back problem I have had in the past. I have found that Jim has taken the time to investigate the cause of the problem and has therefore been able to design an effective programme that is tailored to my individual needs – rather than other exercise regimes/programmes I have used in the past which I feel have been quite generic. 
 
I have found Jim to be approachable and friendly which makes the pain of exercising slightly easier to bear! 
 
Emma – Occupational Therapist (26) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
My main problem was my lower back which was causing me pain from an old injury and I had been going to a chiropractor but this was only a short term solution and wasn’t going to rectify the situation. I was also overweight and had struggled by myself at the gym to get motivated to train. 
 
My back has dramatically improved and therefore my lifestyle has as it is no longer constantly affecting my day as before. 
 
I have also lost weight and toned up which makes me feel fantastic. 
 
Louise – Account Manager (26) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
I started work with JT in November 2016 - I had suffered with lower back problems and sciatica for a number of years which led me to the operating theatre on 3 occasions, one of which was fairly intrusive disc surgery which kept me off my bike and the golf course for 6 months. Since November 2016 I have, with Jim, developed a daily stretch routine - I experienced immediate benefits, both on and off the golf course, my whole posture moved from crouching at address to standing up right - a quick and eay fix to my "power" fade! 
 
The strengtheing programme I have been on has also transformed my golf, I stay fresh, alert and focussed for the duration of the round now and suffer no pain or stiffness as the round develops - something I often suffered before. My iron play, particularly low irons - 3,4,5 have improved significantly. I plan to return to competition this summer and am confident the handicap will be coming down - much to the delight of my playing partners who have been losing some shillings recently! 
 
Nigel Barrett (45), Computer Software Executive 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
The whole experience has been an excellent one for me. Challenging both mentally and physically it has caused lasting change, not just in the target area of improving my back/neck but in the wider scope of my health, fitness, nutrition and thinking in these areas. 
 
Rob Bradley – Property Developer (30) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
I was recommended to see Jim as part of a wider programme to solve on-going issues with my back. I have been a regular sportsman for all of my life primarily playing basketball and cycling. I have always struggled with flexibility and had a number of back injuries in the past. I drive a lot for a living and it was becoming impossible to drive for more than two hours, I was in discomfort most of the time and generally my mobility was becoming a limiting factor. After a number of intensive sessions with an osteopath, I was advised to have some sports massages to free up the muscles around the lower back, hence my referral to Jim. 
 
What struck me straight away was that Jim was keen to understand what was going on in my life to understand all of the contributing factors to my situation, not just the physical ones, but the emotional ones too. He also focussed specifically on the areas of need. I have had sports massages before and they have been a total body massages. One of the first things Jim said was something along the lines of “I won’t have time to do a whole body massage in one hour and do it properly”. He focused on my almost solely on my lower back, hamstrings and IT bands. The questions, advice and opinions were very also different to what I had heard before but immediately made a lot of sense. 
 
My back is now at the point where I don’t think of it as a problem anymore. I am having regular monthly sessions to keep me flexible and I will soon look to progress this into a wider programme of maintenance and strengthening to keep me mobile and playing the sports that I love. 
 
Jim is approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and honest; I look forward to working with him for a many years to come. 
 
David – Software Consultant (44) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
Prior to my injury I was very active, I played rugby 5-6 times per weeks for school and at county as well as regularly partaking in various other sports. 
 
I had a back injury whilst playing rugby which left me unable to sit down and I was in chronic pain. I had seen numerous health professionals over many months who, at best, only gave me strategies to deal with or manage the pain. I was close to losing hope, so seeing Jim was a last resort before I finally came to terms with the fact I may never be able to exercise again. Not only did Jim restore my hope but he took a truly holistic approach which covered all aspects of my health. His support helped me stay motivated and stick with my programme through all the lows. 
 
I’m proud to say that having been supported by Jim for a number of years, I am now pain free and have no trouble sitting. Not only am I back to playing rugby, I regularly partake in: gymnastics, parkour, Olympic weight lifting, cycling, and running. I’m fitter and stronger than I have ever been which is far more than I could have wished for. 
 
It has been a long process, but I now feel I have been given the tools to never be in a similar position ever again. Jim has been an inspiration and helped me become a far greater health care practitioner as I aspire to do the same for other as Jim has done for me. 
 
Jake Ainsworth – Student 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 

Personal Training 

Having entered a few 10ks, half marathons and mountain marathons I regarded myself as fairly fit. 
 
In reality, Jim’s training has made me realise it was selective fitness and my core strength was ignored (or not understood). 
 
The programmes are varied and enjoyable (not withstanding the pain!) and have definitely helped me through a tough physical and emotional period in my life. 
 
Jon – Independent Financial Advisor (42) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
Working with Jim is physically testing. The outcome of training sessions is a higher level of fitness and feeling of wellbeing. 
 
Sheila – Chartered Accountant 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
I had been very immobile for years owing to being overweight, having flat feet and a lack of exercise. You name it – I’d tried it (other therapists/approaches). Since working with Jim my mobility has improved immensely and my stamina and strength have greatly improved. 
 
Pam – Retired (62) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
You are a no messing bloke who knows his stuff. You have sorted me out and have helped me so much I now feel ready to face the world and manage my life. Keep up the good work! 
 
Ellen 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
When I started with Jim my training had stagnated, my diet was awful and although I’d tried lots of other programmes I was going nowhere. 
 
I can’t believe how different I am now. I am fully focussed on my goals and way more knowledgeable about all aspects of health & exercise but specifically diet, which for me was the worst area at the start. 
 
I’ve enjoyed to the identification of my health and exercise goals, the focus on how to achieve those and how they relate to my other goals in life. 
 
Working with Jim has been an excellent means of getting focused on personal specific goals. Achieving things that I had previously discounted as impossible/unattainable. Jim is excellent and changing the “impossible” to the “I’m Possible” 
 
Carl Bedward 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 

Other Injuries 

I came to JT Ethos to recover from an achilles tendon injury and to deal with the general issues of getting older. 
 
The whole programme has gone extremely well, I am back to running regularly and pain free and have completed my first half marathon since the injury. 
 
It feels great to be fitter and injury free but more than that psychologically it feels a lot better and more positive. 
 
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work with JT Ethos and will continue to set further goals. I have also referred friends to them who have also benefited hugely. 
 
Gary Cowdrill - Director (60) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
I like your approachability – I feel confident in what you prescribe in both exercise and diet. I always feel as if I am achieving something following focused sessions. 
 
I am always impressed that whenever I have a minor injury Jim works with me to identify what caused it, how to recover from it and how to prevent it in the future, this is something that requires time outside of our sessions and something that is much appreciated. 
 
Rob – Recruitment Consultant (26) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
When I started with Jim I was unable to run through “plantar fascia-itis” and pregnant. I was unsure about what exercise to do within these constraints. I wanted to run. I had tried various other personal trainers, medical advisors and got no-where. 
 
This was my last chance if you like – I was ready to give up hope of being able to run again. I am now running!!!! (within guidelines managed by Jim) And continually improving. (Stef has recently completed a 10km run and is about to do another in April 08 and is currently working up for her first triathlon) 
 
Due to your careful management of me I have achieved my initial goals. I trust your judgement and do try to do what I am told. You also understand external pressures and allow for this. Overall the goals and workload are realistic and therefore manageable – and effective. 
 
Stef – Part-Time Lecturer & Full-Time Mum (40) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
Problem: Overweight, not very mobile and pretty demotivated regarding dealing with the situation of having arthritis in knees which prevented me from pursuing my sports as actively as I had been able to all my life. 
 
Situation Now: Exercising daily, committed to an active fitness programme, improved sleep patterns, healthier diet and significantly happier. 
 
Specific Benefits: Re motivated to take personal responsibility for my own health and well-being. Helped me focus on what I could do rather than lament what I could no longer do. 
 
Summary: Turned a lot of the myths and nonsense into practical common sense approach to looking after yourself. Very knowledgeable and communicated clearly and precisely. Made it easy to understand what was needed to succeed. Happy and healthier than I have been for 10 years. 
 
Mark Tonks - Business Owner, Training & Personal Development (54) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 

Diabetes, Weight Loss & IBS 

When I started with Jim I was unable to run through “plantar fascia-itis” and pregnant. I was unsure about what exercise to do within these constraints. I wanted to run. I had tried various other personal trainers, medical advisors and got no-where. 
 
This was my last chance if you like – I was ready to give up hope of being able to run again. I am now running!!!! (within guidelines managed by Jim) And continually improving. (Stef has recently completed a 10km run and is about to do another in April 08 and is currently working up for her first triathlon) 
 
Due to your careful management of me I have achieved my initial goals. I trust your judgement and do try to do what I am told. You also understand external pressures and allow for this. Overall the goals and workload are realistic and therefore manageable – and effective. 
 
Stef – Part-Time Lecturer & Full-Time Mum (40) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
When I started with Jim my health was declining, my back was bad I was overweight and had just gone from pre-diabetic to diabetic and the doctors were starting to say that I would need to start injecting insulin. 
 
After a few months on my JT Ethos plan I am moving better, have loads more energy and have been able to get back to hill walking which I have previously been unable to do due to too many aches, pains and an overall lack of strength & fitness 
 
This has been a well thought out and structured plan to look at my needs and tailored to me and my goals. 
 
My main aim for all of this was to reverse the effects of my type II diabetes and despite some wrangling with the doctors I have successfully reversed my diabetes and am now no longer on any medication. 
 
Ken Lowe - Business Owner (49) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
In January this year whilst at a ‘Goal Setting’ training event, I sat with Jim and talked about my goals for fitness, family and my future. Having had some time where my aches and ails kept building the final straw was when my latest love - running - was no longer an option because of an injured ankle. 
 
I met with Jim in February and embarked on what can only be described as a journey of self discovery; commencing with a questionnaire and an examination, followed by the provision of a programme os stretching and low impact exercises. We talked about diet, nutrition and work/life balance amongst other things. 
 
I am now in a position where I am three stone lighter, my injured ankle is completely pain free, feel much fitter and recently completed a 5k run in which I recorded a personal best time. 
 
Jim has given me support, knowledge and belief to achieve several goals that I wrote back in January. The diet has become a way of life not only for me but for my wife Sharon who has also embraced the changes, losing weight herself. I am no longer suffering with long term injuries and health issues, and no longer on the cusp of diabetes. 
 
When I started with Jim I didn’t believe that would achieve the results that I have. Thank you for your help and your patience; it shows that you can teach an old dog new tricks! 
 
So if you are feeling lethargic, suffering from aches and pains and want to get fitter, speak to Jim, even if you are over 60, it definitely works. 
 
Barrie - Company Director (63) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
“I had suffered from severe IBS for almost a year which affected my personal life and business hugely. I lack energy and found it difficult to keep focus on anything for very long. My sleep was suffering, I was over weight and becoming more and more miserable. 
 
Doctors had basically told me that I’d have to live with it. Thankfully Jim is a client of mine and following some assessments he suggested a few easy changes. 
 
I’m pleased to say that I am now much happier and healthier AND symptom-free. Whilst the dietary changes were responsible for most of it the whole person approach has really helped to maximise the benefits beyond what I really expected. 
 
I cannot recommend him highly enough” 
 
Maribel - Business Director (40) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
My objective with Jim at the beginning was to reduce my ‘large stomach’ (Jim pointed out to me at the time, it was not about weight, but about objectives which I have now begun to understand’) I had only five sessions’ with Jim. In March I weighed 17 Stone The widest part of my Stomach was 49” ‘At my ‘belly button’ the measurement was 48” whilst my waist was 43” 
 
Today ( 20 05 2011) My weight is 15 stone 10 pounds, The widest part of my stomach is 46.5” At my belly button’ the measurement was 44” whilst my waist is 40.5” 
 
I am pleased to have met with Jim, with the guidance he has given me and the knowledge/confidence that I now have. I am confident that I have only just started my physical improvement, however the replacement wardrobe is becoming expensive! 
 
Set your objectives and don’t get deflected by other factors. 
 
Thanks Jim, I look forward to reporting further improvements! 
 
Keith – Director (61) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
When I first met Jim I was overweight, unhappy and unfit, eating a terrible diet and not realising what was going in my mouth and most of the time not caring. My goal was just to attend a gym as I was scared of the place full stop, thinking that I could never use any of the equipment there. I had tried endless diets but never sticking to them as I found RABBIT FOOD sooo boring and not at all edible. 
 
I have now lost nearly three stone by working hard on the program that has been set for me and trying hard to maintain a diet that includes proper food and sometimes things as a treat. My situation has changed dramatically due to the perseverance of Jim and the upbeat tempo and laughter along the way. I am much fitter and stronger both in strength and in mind knowing that I can actually achieve my goal. 
 
My experience of working with Jim is that it is a completely mad experience but completely enjoyable to see the difference in body shape and the way it has changed my life in a good way, from everything to eating, sleeping and my BIG clothes no longer fitting, my knowledge about the body has stepped up a level and I am more aware of what I am putting into my body. I am still working with Jim as I have not reached my goal yet but am determined to get there and, with his help and sense of humour, I know I will.” 
 
Jody Danbury - House Wife (32) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
The past 3 months have been a very positive experience and have greatly changed my life for the better. I have have dropped 2 dress sizes and learnt things about eating healthily and what my body needs that I have never considered before. I feel motivated because of the results and the support that Jim has given me and am excited about where the next few months of this process might take me with him. Ultimately though I feel that I can take the things that I have learnt about diet, exercise, relaxation with me and utilise them for the rest of my life. 
 
Helen, Recruitment Consultant (34) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 

Bootcamps 

Jim announced he was doing a January fitness course for BNI members, at first I thought what a load of rubbish and I wouldn't do that! Jim would say in denial........ 
 
But I thought about it and more people put their names down; so, I thought why not give it a go and I am glad that I did. 
 
We met at Moor Hall for our first session, this is where I started to buy in and get motivated. it helped that 2 people in ithe room had already made such improvements to their weight that gave me the motivation to give it a proper go. 
 
I followed the 2 week detox diet, well almost, and lost nearly a sone in 2 weeks. 
 
After 4 weeks i have now lost 1stone and 4lbs. now it is time to lose even more lbs and buy some new clothes. 
 
A massive thanks to Jim and JT Ethos for helping me to lose weight and get more energy back. 
 
For more information on Tim's story check out his video on out You Tube channel. 
 
Tim Hammond – Managing Director 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
 

Health Transformations 

ORIGINAL TESTIMONIAL 
 
After being hit from behind in a road accident in November and a same again subsequent one in June, 18 months later my neck, shoulder, back and leg problems were getting worse and not better. These had caused serious problems at work and I was unable to complete simple chores around the house. I was at an all time personal low. I had been passed around by the NHS and discharged from physiotherapists despite my problems remaining unfixed. 
 
I had been sent to a pain management centre who instead of trying to fix my problems, were merely trying to get me to accept the pain I was enduring daily. A hospital specialist was set to operate on my shoulder. When I met Jim I told him my goals were simply to return to work (I was on unpaid sickness at the time) and return to the normal life of a 27 year old, as I was so limited with my mobility my 80 year old grandparents were more active than me. To be honest I was very sceptical when I met Jim, I didn’t see how he could succeed where the other medical opinions had failed. 
 
I started seeing Jim in November and now, May I feel a complete different person. Jim fixed my neck, shoulder, back and leg problems. My shoulder that was due to be operated on, no longer required surgery. My surgeon said “you are very lucky to find this man, ’ when I showed him my movement following the Atlas correction Jim had performed. He got the MRI scans out, looked at them and laughed, saying the MRI’s don’t lie. He said lets see if you still feel like that in two months, my next appointment he was astounded with my progress and discharged me again reiterating I had been very lucky finding this therapy. 
 
I returned to work in March, went on holiday in May and went walking, swimming and cycling. Unimaginable at the end of last year. Had I not been introduced to Jim I dread to think where I would be now pain, mentally or financially. Had I lost my job, then house and car etc would have been lost adding further pressures to my fragile state. 
 
UPDATE JUNE 2017 
 
A bit of an update with me, really happy, I'm 15st 13 this morning and that's a lot healthier than when I was just under that weight when was struggling after the cancer. This time it's having cut out a lot of the crap. So your flyer is out of date I make it 1 maybe 2lb off 4 stone!??? 
 
Food and drink - I've rarely drank over last 3 months... feel so better for it. Eating wise - probably been never so on it. No gluten/ dairy - it's a way of life now AND I've cut out a lot of the naughty snacks!! 
 
Exercise-wise - cut down on the running, not everyday! I still go 2 times a week 3 tops, less distance. I play squash again!!!!! Ok this one I think you're have alarm bells about but I hadn't played since the crashes and for the first time it felt right! First time I played ... it didn't feel right after- I could barely walk but I've made a few changes and now it's all cool ! - for me this is quite an achievement- I really didn't think I'd ever play again. I play table tennis at work every day... didn't think I'd play that like I used to with all the reactive moves and forehand smashes, this has been really good for me. I do a bit of swimming and I've started popping to the gym a bit again too in the last few weeks - and this is what I need to do more of! 
 
All in all ... I've tried to carry on all the good I've learnt and basically I've got my life back!! I still have niggles, I don't get worried by them and have confidence the body now fixes itself and when it doesn't I know who to call!! What I'm doing and done I really wouldn't have dreamed of! 
 
Andy – Online Executive (27) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
 
I came to Jim in 2014 after becoming dispirited with mainstream personal training and nursing lower back pain. Very quickly the pain was dealt with, followed by restored faith that there are practitioners out there that treat the whole person. What has followed is a long standing unexpected relationship that has focussed as much on personal growth as fitness and weight loss goals. 
 
In the last four years I have dipped in and out of JT Ethos and used the services in a variety of ways. Currently we are working on a knee injury to rehabilitate me back to running - but as is often the case it is not limited to just that. I’ve found myself wanting to learn more about core conditioning and am learning as well as doing - whilst being coached by Jim also. 
 
It’s very hard to explain what Jim does as it does not lend itself to a particular title. I would certainly direct anyone struggling with injury or fitness goals. The great thing about Jim is that whilst having an immense knowledge he also knows his limits and so will signpost elsewhere if he cannot meet your needs. He’s interested in making things better - and running a business, but the second doesn’t come at the expense of the first. 
 
But I would also send anyone looking for more help with other goals. He has a capacity for breaking down the information you give him and very simply stating why things might not be happening for you. He is challenging, but in the right way and should I ever finally be published his name should probably be at the top of the credits! There is an honesty and integrity that allows for some very difficult things to be addressed and whilst he often could, he does resist the urge to wear a t shirt saying ‘I told you so’. 
 
We’ve tried things that haven’t worked. I have to say I have learnt that’s because I haven’t been ready for them. We’ve then scaled things back and found other solutions. 
 
Jim is not a quick fix - because they never work. Jim is about long term sustainable solutions that improve your life. 
 
Amanda (46) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
Today I found myself dancing around the kitchen, alone. It has been a long time since I have done this. 
 
I’ve been working with Jim for almost 3 months and can feel myself returning to ‘normal’. After years of battling with constant tiredness and a general feeling of “bleugh”, I am starting to feel the clouds lifting. 
 
I was hesitant to work with Jim, he looks so sporty and I am allergic to exercise, but it has been an education. Jim has made me step out of my comfort zone, and noe of it involved exercise! (so far). 
 
A regular phrase in my house is “Jim says I have to…”. I need to be pushed when it comes to looking after myself. Jim uses just the right amount of encouragement to motivate me. 
 
Jim’s holistic approach to the human body is a breath of fresh air. I know that I have a long way to go untilI am completely better, but the first stage has been great and I recommend anyone to speak to Jim and let him create a programme around you. 
 
Vicki - Company Director (46) 
** Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another. 
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