Meet the Irish fitness guru who whipped Robbie Williams into shape
SINGER Robbie Williams has turned to an Irish trainer to get him back in shape ahead of his new comeback tour, which kicks off in Madrid this week.
The former Take That singer is being put through his paces by Jamie Myerscough of Educogym, who helped golfer Darren Clarke shed 4.5 stone.
Myerscough said the star has lost several inches off his waist and gained a lot of muscle since beginning the programme in December.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, the trainer revealed Robbie's agent got in touch with him at the end of last year after the singer saw the results Clarke achieved.
"I still wasn't quite sure whether this was real. I was sitting watching TV with my fiancee, and next minute I get a call, private number, and it was Robbie Williams. So I got a bit of a shock," he said. "He was over in London for a week just before Christmas doing various promotional things.
"I met up with him in his hotel and we spent maybe about two or three hours going through the programme. I trained him in the hotel. Next minute I knew, we were over in LA with him."
Myerscough is the grandson of renowned horse trainer, the late Vincent O'Brien. He is also the chief executive of Educogym, the brainchild of businessman and controversial mind guru Tony Quinn.
Myerscough said: "The mental side, I find from working with people, is everything."
The fitness company carried out a study that showed results depended on the level of intensity a person trained with.
"It's easier to do it with someone who's maybe as successful as [Williams and Clarke]. They have that capacity to really focus and concentrate. They're going to know what they want, and if you can convince them that it's going to happen, they follow everything you say to the letter. I think that's why they both got such great results."
He added: "What we were trying to test was could you give a person a very clear mental blueprint about the type of results they could achieve."