want to get stronger, move better and lose weight in the process?
Do you feel anxious about exercise because you haven't done any activity for a long time? Or are you intimidated by the exercises fearing you may not be able to do them? Are you worried that exercise could make your existing aches and pains worse? Exercise doesn't have to be confusing or anxiety inducing. I can help you find what works for you.
My programmes consist mainly of body weight exercises which can be developed to suit any level and ability, so if you struggled in the past, you have nothing to fear.
Want to look and feel great?
Your training will comprise of several circuits, aimed at improving your cardio fitness whilst building strength to improve your posture, toning and burning fat.
Most exercises are incredibly functional in that they mimic movements that you perform in your daily routine. This means you will improve the way your body moves and feels.
Your sessions will vary leaving you no time for boredom. If you hate the monotony of treadmills, cross-trainers and stationery cycling then this could be for you.
Want to improve your confidence?
I show you how to do exercises you once thought impossible. I provide coaching, motivation and accountability to help you achieve your goals, so you can feel confident and believe in yourself.
Want to make more of your everyday?
You'll be able to go for long walks without needing to rest every 10 minutes. Walking to and from the shops will be a breeze. The stairs will no longer leave you breathless or feeling like your heart is going to jump out. You'll be able to run for the bus and not feel like you're about to die. You'll be able to work in the garden for as long as you like without suffering from it later. You'll be able to move heavy items without having to wait for a strapping young lad to do it for you (although you might want to do that anyway). You'll be able to enjoy and make more of your days out.
SQ Active Personal Training can benefit you in the following ways
Achieve your goals – being clear on what you want to achieve ensures a focused approach. Many of us find committing to a training programme difficult; a personal trainer will hold you accountable whilst also providing the support and motivation you might need.
Time saver – if you’re serious about achieving your goals, working with a personal trainer will mean more time efficient workouts. No more slogging away on the treadmill for hours on end or doing exercises that don't help you meet your goals. Workout smarter, rather than longer.
Safe workouts – if you don’t know your dumbbell from your barbell, working with a personal trainer will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to work out on your own. You'll learn how to do exercises correctly, and be provided with modifications and progressions.
Varied and fun – if you’re bored of your usual routine, and fancy something a bit different, a personal trainer will design varied and fun workouts to challenge and develop your whole body.
Diet advice – there are no fad diets when you work with SQ Active. You will however be requested to provide details on your eating habits and you will receive nutritional advice and tips in line with your goals.
Confidence boost - you'll feel good, look amazing and be ready to take on new challenges.
Personal training is not a quick fix programme. Forget the fad diets, this is about developing life long habits to help you move and feel better.
How is my programme designed?
Everyone who wants to work with me will have a free consultation. During the consultation we will discuss:
- exercise history - likes and dislikes
- goals and timescales.
We will also discuss what your struggles are and what you feel is holding you back.
Before the programme starts, you will also be required to undergo some fitness testing so we can track your progress.
Your programme will take into account what you like and dislike but will be designed to challenge you. Sometimes a bit of what you don't like is actually just what you need.
You will learn about the exercises you are doing and the benefits they bring and more importantly, how they will help you achieve your goal.
As nutrition plays a huge role in a weight loss programme and training performance, advice and recommendation can be provided to help you in this area. Fear not, you will not be required to live off lettuce for the foreseeable future. You can find out more on the nutrition and diet page.
Before we begin, you should think about:
- what you like and dislike about exercising
- what you want to achieve and why
- how you approached your goal in the past and why it's failed you.
Where will I train?
If you find the gym intimidating, then you'll be relieved to know your personal training sessions are conducted in your own home/garden or in a local park if you live in the borough of Kingston upon Thames; you will not need to step foot into a gym.
Training sessions are designed to fit around your life, so you decide when and where works for you.
I currently deliver personal training in Kingston upon Thames and upto 7 mile radius. Please drop me a line if your query is regarding other locations.