"I was climbing for several years, but my grades had plateaued, I was getting stale, and I had a real barrier to move out of the 5s. Morna has succeeded in giving me confidence, and coached me to improve my technique, so that I have now moved through that barrier.
More importantly, she has helped me to really enjoy my climbing. She is always cheerful and positive, an excellent coach, and a joy to climb with."
John C. Henley-on-Thames
"Morna is great! I booked a session with my son who feared overhangs and he went home feeling like a monkey! having done his first one very proud boy!
It's always nice to see Morna, a friendly smile and chat with great climbing knowledge and nice to leave a session with a sense of achievement, plus of course the obligatory 'project'!"
"One to one coaching sessions with Morna are a unique combination of technical challenge set within a relaxed framework, she manages to bring out the best in people by being both encouraging and inspiring.
In a group situation she has the ability to tailor the session to suit each person and their differing levels of climbing, her group sessions are great fun!!!"
"I took up rock climbing recently and, being a newbie, I really wanted to improve my fitness and technique. With Morna's guidance and coaching, I am now turning into a competent climber and enjoying scaling the heights indoors and outside. Morna is extremely knowledgeable and it comes across as soon as you meet her and in every lesson. She has the knack of motivating, encouraging, instructing and putting you at ease which makes you feel really comfortable and confident to try to push yourself.
She has the skill of gauging your level and tailoring the lesson specifically to you and your needs. Through Morna's coaching, you will achieve immediate improvements; I'm now climbing routes I'd never have dreamed of tackling."
"Since attending regular climbing sessions with Morna, each of our student's confidence and self-esteem has increased considerably. Under Morna's guidance, they are overcoming and rationalising their fears. They have also started to work together as a team; increasingly relying on and supporting each other.
Morna tailors every session to each student's very specific needs and abilities, as well as to the group as a whole. Morna provides a safe, encouraging and fun environment for each of them to reach their potential.
She is approachable, supportive and professional and our students are always enthusiastic and motivated to attend session with her."
Austism Spectrum Disorder Unit, Theale Green Community School
"I was apprehensive about having a personal training session. I have never had one before and was worried about being judged at my fitness level. Morna put me to ease right away. The initial assessment was relaxed and informative and I liked the fact that I didn't have to reveal personal details like my weight and could just concentrate on my own personal fitness goals.
Morna's friendly professional approach made the experience very enjoyable. The session was tough, but each exercise felt achievable and Morna's encouragement and knowledge made me feel safe, with regards to injury, and confident throughout the session.
I would thoroughly recommend Morna for anyone looking to add to their own personal training plans with a refreshing, fun and informative approach."
"Morna's experience and expertise in the field of autism and climbing made my sons introduction to this sport a happy and positive experience, one he is looking forward to repeating.
His smile and sense of achievement were a joy to see."
Parent of adult autistic son
"A huge thank you! Everybody was so appreciative and were full of admiration for how you managed us all so sensitively. We all had a great time and some of us would like to take it up!...
So a great success and we will definitely like to do it again."
Head of Secondary School department (Team building session)
"Can you please pass on our thanks to Morna for her excellent classes over the past few weeks when she has been providing cover. We’d love her to take classes on a regular basis.'Lisa
Senior Health & Fitness Instructor
"Thank you for supporting me in climbing. It has been awesome!"
Year 7 pupil with Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Morna has given me clear and useful technique tips which I have been able to implement into my climbing, to continue my progression.
By setting achievable but challenging goals between sessions she has given me the confidence to try and succeed to climb harder routes."
"Thank you again for all your help. G very much enjoyed himself on Tuesday and seems to be looking forward to going again."
"I really enjoyed today - you give such brilliant insight to the climbing process. I was a little deflated about the whole climbing thing before today but now feel really motivated again - you have an infectious enthusiasm!"
T Wright, Swindon
"My sister and I would like to thank you for an excellent introduction to climbing.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and thought you were a star!"
D.B & J.B, on an adult "taster" session