THERE is no better time than January to get into shape. So, we asked our Worcester News readers which personal trainers they would recommend and why.

Here is what they said:

Carla Williams said: “Be Military Fit. It’s an outdoor bootcamp at County Hall. It’s brilliant, with great people and different session every time.”

James Taplin said: "Craig Johnson and Damo Price at Matrix Fitness. I've been going there for several years now and couldn't recommend the place enough. They're both knowledgeable and will offer good advise whatever your goal is."

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Helen Gagen said: “If you want amazing results and great support look no further than Craig Johnson at Matrix Fitness in Malvern.”

John Littlechild said: “Actively Stronger - great one to one support.”

Erica Brotherton said: "Actively Stronger with Fran Merrell. Friendly classes, any shapes, sizes, ages and abilities welcome. No judgement and everything at your own pace."

Phil Goodall said: “No question. Luke Evans at Luke Evans Fitness Worcester will ensure you get into your best shape in no time at all.”

Chandan Babra said: “Just go to Fit3sixty in Malvern or Worcester. Not only are the coaches ace, you train with people who lift you up, every time.”

Steve Jones said: "Another Fit3sixty recommendation here, more than a gym."

Dan Powell said: “Definitely try Leighton Bentley. I was a complete novice and Leighton has helped with my fitness and improved a small injury I had through a tailored weekly training programme.”

Leandra Joy Smith said: “Trent Smith (Trent Smith Coaching) is truly a remarkable, talented coach who is enthusiastic and passionate about his work and it shows in the results he gets and his work ethics. He has a good friendly caring approach and adjusts to different levels of fitness and physical abilities. He goes the extra mile for his clients and works around their schedules."

Chel Nairnia said: "Kelly Phasey Fitness, she’s qualified to the HILT, seriously - multiple university achievements, because she doesn’t do anything half hearted. She’s an international competitor and medalist and has the best sense of humour/character ever known. Every session is a productive session filled with fun, laughs and never dull."

Beccy O'Donnell said: "Amazing results and tailored programmes to suit your individual goals with Tim Lynch Personal Training @ Perdiswell Leisure Centre enthusiastic and motivating PT."

Lesley Harper said: "Sanders Fitness - a great team of personal trainers. Offering both PT and group training. Based at the fantastic Gaudet Luce Leisure Complex in Droitwich."

Emma Henning said: "Meg Jean Judge is a fantastic and enthusiastic running coach and enabled me to progress from a couch potato to being able to run 10k. She is also brilliant at teaching classes including Omnia, Body Balance and Body Pump."

Barbie Webster said: "Sam Noble - approachable and knowledgeable with a genuine passion to drive results through not only coaching but also in educating clients in fitness and nutrition @ Freedom Leisure."