FAQs

One-to-one personal training with Trevor will give you:

  • friendlyempathetic and motivational trainer who will give you a personally tailored training schedule that will be reviewed and updated as you progress.
  • an interesting and individually structured programme each and every session.
  • initial and regular health and fitness tests to monitor your progress.
  • advice and encouragement regarding your diet.
  • a variety of aerobic/cardiovascular and endurance exercises according to your aims.
  • different exercise environments to choose from – in your home, outdoors, in a gym, whichever you prefer.
  • varied selection of equipment to workout with.
  • support in and encouragement between sessions in order to keep you motivated and focussed.

There are a multitude of benefits that you can receive from entering into a Personal Training Plan with Trevor. These include:

Motivation
One of the main reasons people give up exercising is that they lose motivation. I can provide the necessary motivation as well as continual support through a structured programme.

Weight loss / body shape
This is probably the number one reason people decide to have a Personal Trainer and the reality is it works through individual advice, information, support and encouragement.

Lifestyle and well-being
I can advise you on diet/healthy eating, and other lifestyle issues to help you become healthier and reach your fitness and well-being goals.

Customised programme
An individually tailored programme will help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively whether these are fitness, weight loss, training for an event, wellbeing or general health goals.

For beginners
If you are new to exercising or a little rusty, I will introduce you to very simple, effective techniques and routines which will help build your confidence and knowledge.

Exercising safely – particularly if you have health or joint problems.
I will keep a close eye on your form and will monitor your condition during sessions. I will provide objective feedback about your strengths and limitations and this will help avoid unnecessary injury.

Effective results – more bang for your buck
I will help you focus on results and stop you wasting your time doing ineffective routines. I will help you get maximum results in minimum time.

Revitalise your tired old exercise routines
Although you might be reasonably fit I will move your training to a whole new plateau with modern updated techniques and routines. I will progress your training as you improve.

Postural analysis
I will analyse your posture at the beginning in order to see whether there are any muscle imbalances which might adversely affect your technique and possibly cause injury unless corrected. This is one area where a Personal Trainer has a distinct advantage over gym and exercise class instructors. They do not have the time to look at each individuals posture and technique and correct this properly.

Where can I do Personal Training?
I can provide a training programme in an environment that would suit you whether this is in your home, your garden, a park or other open space, in a local gym or, if practicable, at your place of work.

My home is quite small, will there be space to train?
You will not need a vast amount of space as long as there’s enough room for an exercise mat, that will be sufficient. About 6 square feet should do! Alternatively, we can train outdoors, in a gym, at your work etc. The world is our oyster.

Do I have to be fit to do Personal Training?
No. Whilst many sportsmen and women and keep fit enthusiasts use a Personal Trainer, many clients do so because they wish to become fit and healthier.  Also as I am qualified in exercise for different health conditions I can help your rehabilitation and return to health and fitness eg. heart disease, cancer.

How often should I train with you?
This will depend on your fitness and exercise history, what your goals are and how much you are motivated to train by yourself. To begin with it is usually beneficial to have more than one session a week as this will produce results quickly and will boost your confidence and give you great motivation to carry on.

Why should I spend money on a Personal Trainer when I can join a gym and exercise by myself or in group classes?
Of course you can train alone or in a class. But I believe that my main purpose is to motivate you and develop a customised training programme with you that correspond to your goals. I can advise if your posture or technique is not correct. The more you train and your body adapts to this I can help to progress your training programme so that you get the full benefits of each session.

Can I train with a friend or partner?
Yes. Training with someone else can be highly motivating and a lot of fun. It’s also an ideal way to share the cost of personal training sessions between you.

How is my progress measured?
At the outset, I will carry out a full health and fitness assessment which will include such measurements as body weight, body fat, BMI, circumference measurements, blood pressure, resting heart rate, postural analysis and flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength. These measurements will be monitored regularly at set stages throughout the course of your training programme in order to measure your progress.

How soon will I see results?
You will start to feel better, both mentally and physically, after the first 2 or 3 weeks. You will usually begin to tone and/or burn fat relatively quickly. The exact rate of improvement will vary from client to client as this is dependent upon your starting level of fitness, weight, gender, metabolism and the type of training programme you prefer.

What equipment and clothing do I need?
I will provide all the necessary equipment for your workouts. If you already have fitness equipment that you would specifically like to use, I can incorporate that into your sessions. You will need to provide yourself with good quality trainers and sensible clothing such as jogging bottoms and t-shirt. You should also have a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated and I also recommend that you bring a towel. If you wish to buy equipment to use at home between training sessions then I can advise on what type and where best to purchase it from.

What sort of exercises will I be doing?
Everyone’s programme is different. Your individual programme will be determined by you and I following your consultation and will be based upon your goals, interests, health history and physical abilities.

Are you a qualified professional Personal Trainer?
Yes. I am a qualified and registered REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer as well as a qualified and registered REPs Gym Instructor. I am also a qualified and registered REPs Indoor Precision Cycling Instructor.