What does personal training mean for me?

Personal training is basically the fastest, safest and most effective way of reaching your health and fitness goals. A certified and insured trainer teaches and motivates you to follow a fitness and nutrition programme that has been specially designed with your individual needs and objectives in mind. The focus should be to educate you on all of the essential components of good health.

The trainer continuously monitors and reviews your progress and will make relevant changes and amendments to your programme with a view to you reaching your fitness objectives.

What kind of results can I expect?

This really depends on how quickly you want to achieve your goals and how hard you are willing to work. As an example most clients lose approximately 1-2 pounds of body fat per week and should be losing around 5-15 pounds over a period of 6 weeks.
Bearing all the above in mind, the onset of training is approximately 3 weeks. In other words, after about 3-4 weeks of training coupled with a healthy diet, the results of week one’s training will show. Everyone is different and some clients see immediate results. A physical and mental feeling of wellbeing is noticeable in the first week.

How often should I meet with a personal trainer?

This can be discussed in your initial consultation which is free but again it really depends on your own individual needs and circumstances. It is recommended that everyone should exercise for 30 minutes 5 times per week.
Generally speaking, most clients achieve better results when they have 2-3 hourly sessions per week. From experience, 1 weekly session never seems enough because the more time you train on your own the less motivated you become. Frequent, regular workouts with your trainer will help to keep you on track. You will work much harder with your trainer than on your own.
Once you start to make good steady progress and you are more confident about your training you can gradually decrease the frequency of sessions. It’s about changing your mind set and making staying fit and healthy a part of your life.

I have struggled with my weight and fitness for a long time and nothing seems to work. How will a personal trainer make a difference?

The main difference with one to one training is that you have the undivided attention of a qualified, skilled trainer who has your best interests at heart. You will be supplied with a specially tailored programme so even when your trainer isn’t working out with you, you still have the support and guidance to keep up your progress. You should be continuously adapting, improving and developing. Your workouts should be challenging to the point where you feel that you have made progress in each session. The continued commitment from yourself and the trainer should ensure that you reach all your objectives.

How much will it cost?

One to one hourly sessions cost approximately £50. Block bookings will cost less; therefore, the more sessions you book in one go the less you’ll pay for each session.
When working out the cost for yourself please consider what personal training could mean to you. In just a few sessions you can learn how to take control of your health and fitness. Try writing out your list of goals, visualise reaching these one at a time and then put a price next to each and every one. What would this amount to? Taking charge of your health should be regarded as an investment.