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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a personal trainer do?
A personal trainer (PT) is a certified individual who has knowledge, skills and abilities to design safe and effective exercise programmes and deliver one-to-one training.
PTs have varying degrees of knowledge but must pass a level 3 certificate in personal training.
PTs help their clients to achieve their health and fitness goals, such as weight loss, fat loss and improved sports performance.
What are the benefits of a personal trainer?
There are several benefits of personal training. These include:
Teaching you the correct form: A personal trainer will guide you on how to perform exercises correctly and safely. If you're new to working out or new to lifting weights, getting the technique right is vital.
Hold an objective eye: When working out alone, you can't always tell if you need to adjust your posture, position, or range of movement. Personal trainers monitor your form during your training and correct you if necessary.
Knowledge and experience: PTs must stay up to date with industry trends and training methods, which will save you time from doing all the research yourself.
Push your limits: Personal trainers are passionate and supportive, but they'll also challenge and motivate you to push yourself further.
Hold you accountable: Sometimes, the toughest battle is getting to the gym. A personal trainer will hold you accountable; it's not so easy to cancel the gym if you have a personal training session.
Design a training programme: Personal trainers will create a tailored training programme to suit your needs, abilities and goals. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, your programme will include specific weight-loss exercises.Your personal trainer will monitor and adapt your plan based on your progress.
What can I expect at my first personal training session?
Fitness test: You might find your personal trainer will ask you to perform some exercises and body measurements to evaluate and record your fitness level. Don’t be worried about how well you do in these, just do your best. It’s about understanding your baseline, and a way to keep track of your progress.
What to wear and bring: Just as you would do training alone in the gym, make sure to wear proper attire so you’re geared up for your training session. Wear breathable and lightweight clothing and non-slip supportive trainers. Bring a towel and bottle of water with you, along with anything the personal trainer suggests you to bring. The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable or ill-prepared.
How long does a PT session usually last? A personal training session is an hour.
Are group personal training sessions available?
Yes, group personal training sessions are available for up to five people and are cost effective for the budget conscious.
We offer over 10 fitness classes every week so there's plenty of times you can get a workout in that is guided by a personal trainer. For more information about our exercise classes, check out our classes section which outlines the benefits, what to expect, and what you should bring to each of our classes.
How much is personal training?
£25 per session booked in bundles of six sessions.