What exactly does a personal trainer do?

Your personal trainer will be your coach, teacher and motivator. It is your personal trainer’s job to assess your current physical and mental state, establish very specific goals, design an individualised program, and do whatever it takes to keep you on track towards getting results.

Can a personal trainer help me lose weight fast?

Yes. A trainer can help you to lose weight, and manage your weight.  However, personal training is about a lot more than just weight loss. Our trainers work with you to improve your overall fitness, flexibility, strength and stability.

How will I know that my programme is right for me?

Prior to starting your training, we will do a detailed health, lifestyle and goals assessment with you.  We’ll also get to know what you like (and dislike) and what motivates you to succeed.  Your programme will reflect your needs and will evolve overtime as you reach various milestones.

What can I do to increase my cardio without having to go to a crowded gym or use a boring piece of cardio equipment?

We understand that a big hurdle for a lot of people is overcoming boredom while doing cardio. We recommend doing a combination of activities such as running, cycling and swimming (all of which can be done either indoor or outdoor).  We also find circuit training to be very effective and as its high intensity, it’s a great way to increase your overall fitness.

What about nutrition?

Nutrition cannot be ignored and a balanced diet plays an important role in your fitness programme. Our nutritionists offer guidance and can provide you with a tailored plan to compliment your training.

Will eating past 7pm, especially carbohydrates, result in weight gain?

The body doesn’t have a pre-set watch that says that anything eaten after 7pm will be converted into fat. However, ideally, you should ensure that you eat regularly throughout the day to prevent hunger and fluctuations in blood sugar levels, which can sap your energy.

When will I see results from my personal training?

As everyone is different – results will vary.  However, generally after six weeks, you will start to notice a change. To maximise on results a healthy eating plan must be followed.

How should I dress for a training session?

It is essential to wear clothing that you are comfortable in (ideally specialist gym clothing), running shoes and a sports bra (for the ladies).  You should also remove jewellery.

Do I need to bring anything with me to a training session?

A bottle of water and a towel and the determination to work hard!

How many sessions do I need to book?

The number of sessions you book initially will depend on your individual programme. However, we recommend that our clients book a minimum of 10 sessions. Our costs vary dependent on how we structure our sessions, for example a block of ten 90 minute sessions will obviously be more expensive than a block of 10 one hour sessions.  Following your consultation, we will work with you to devise your programme and the associated costing structure.

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