What is a personal trainer?
A personal trainer is a professional who will help you to reach your fitness targets by creating a safe and effective training programme tailored specifically to you. They will motivate you to help you fit training into your schedule.
What makes a good personal trainer?
Good personal trainers will be qualified, preferably with the NRPT (National Register of Personal Trainers) or REPS (the Register of Exercise Professionals). They need to be excellent motivators, good listeners and adaptable for clients with different goals and varying levels of ability. If you have a specific training goal, such as a future event or injury recovery, make sure they are experienced in that area.
How does personal training work?
Firstly, you complete a lifestyle and fitness assessment questionnaire to understand your current ability, your lifestyle and your goals. We then develop a bespoke fitness programme to suit your schedule and help you reach your goals.
How often and for how long?
Some people prefer to train with us every time they work out for the guidance and motivation we bring, others just see us once or twice a week. Most sessions last an hour, but we are flexible to your schedule. Double sessions are also popular. Some people engage a trainer for a period of time before an event, others like to keep an ongoing relationship for goals such as weight loss or gain or general overall fitness.
Do I already need to be fit or go to a gym?
Absolutely not. Whatever your age, sex or level of fitness, you can benefit from working with a personal trainer. People choose to have personal training for many reasons including:
- Weight loss
- Learning/improving skills
- Sports specific training
- Technique correction
- To avoid burnout or the gym 'plateau'
- To exercise where and when suits them
If I want to train at home, what equipment do I need?
None, we bring it all. We provide a range of equipment, such as:
- Focus pads & boxing gloves
- Medicine balls
- Resistance bands
- Skipping ropes
- Fitness testing equipment
How will I know if it's working?
You should start to feel if it's working soon after beginning training. Your body awareness, strength and energy levels should increase dramatically within a couple of months as you progress through your programme. We will also measure your actual fitness levels with measuring tape, skin-fold callipers, scales, peak flow and blood pressure monitors.
So what's the damage?
You can see our current fees, special offers and discount rates here.