Personal Training FAQs

How will having a personal trainer make a difference?

A Personal Trainer is not just there to deliver physical training sessions, instilling a CAN DO mind set, keeping you motivated along with guidance to enable you to stay on track, nutritional guidance, general health and wellbeing advise or just being there when needed are just part of why you take on the job.

How does it work?

You will have an initial consultation, were your current training is assessed, along with your current daily diet. Training targets which are measureable and achievable are identified and you will have your body composition analysed. Then if you decide to start a training programme your first session will entail a fitness assessment to ascertain your starting point. A bespoke training plan backed by underpinning scientific knowledge is then devised for you to follow when you are not conducting a personal training session. Records are then kept in order to monitor your progression.

How long will it be before i see the effects of training

Everyone is different and the type of training undertaken will also have an effect as to when you will see a difference. As a general rule noticeable physiological adaptations (weight loss, definition) will be seen around week four. Many people will start to lose inches before they see a change on the scales

I’ve been training for some time but have reached a plateau and cant progress. Can you make a difference?

Yes, by looking at your current training programme whether it is predominantly Cardio Vascular (Running) or strength (weight training) based and nutritional diet we can identify the changes to be made and implement them. This may just mean making fine adjustments to your diet ensuring you are correctly fuelled for your training and refuelled post training. Or it may require amending your training programme in order to stimulate physiological adaptations and thus progressions in your training.

How hard are the sessions?

“If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you”, this does not mean however that you will be asked to do something you are not ready or physically ready or able to do. All training needs to be progressive but most importantly enjoyable.

How often should I exercise?

The general recommendation is for everyone exercise for 30 - 45minutes 3 times a week to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are serious and dedicated you could expect to be exercising for 30 – 60 minutes 4 -5 times a week with it recommended that at least 1 – 2 hours of this be with a personal trainer, this will enable you to keep on track and ensure continued development and to monitor progress.

I don't like working out in the gym, as I feel uncomfortable. What alternative do I have?

A lot of people don’t like working out in the gym for varying reasons. If this is the case training session can be easily adapted to the comfort of your home. Or within your local outdoor environment; sessions may take place in the local park for example.

What equipment do I need?

The only equipment you need is suitable clothing, footwear and a full water bottle. Clothes that restrict movement may not be suitable for the range of activity within a session. I provide all the other training equipment for the session.

How will progress be monitored?

An individual training log and chart progress is kept, detailing each training session, and a client’s progression, which will be shown to the client monthly or at their request. You will also be asked to maintain a food diary – which if purchased, may be used in conjunction with a guidance nutrition plan.

What happens if I can't make an appointment?

It is standard to give 24 hours’ notice of a cancellation so as to enable the session to be reallocated; failure to give notice would incur the cost of the session.

How do I book?

For a consultation and subsequent session please either use the contact form found on this site or contact me direct. Jay: 07968 481198

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