Why do I need a Personal Trainer?

Personal Trainers can maximise the efficiency of your training sessions, to ensure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time). They keep you motivated to ensure that your workouts are always enjoyable and inspirational, so that the exercises you perform are progressive and developmental, but only to a level that is right for you during the training. This means that you do not waste time doing exercises that are not beneficial to you. You will be shown how to do exercises correctly, so you do not exert yourself too much and avoid injury.

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Why choose Body Professionals for Personal Training?

Training with Body Professionals' Personal Trainers is a unique experience. We ensure that your training development is enjoyable, but challenging, and provides underpinning knowledge about the training you are doing.

Body Professionals' Personal Trainers are fully qualified Advanced Personal Trainers through the prestigious Premier Training International, with the knowledge and training to offer nutritional advice to complement your training.

Body Professionals’ Training Director, Graeme Williams, has a BA Honours in Coaching Sports and Development, and has worked with people who have a wide variety of abilities, ranging from disabled people to elite athletes.

This knowledge combined with over 20 years training experience, and our commitment to your success will ensure that your training journey will be a unique and enjoyable experience through setting you realistic and achievable goals.

With thousands of "Personal Trainers" coming out of training academies every 6 weeks, the likelihood of you picking an inexperienced trainer is very high. The majority of these Personal Trainers not experienced or knowledgeable about different aspects of training methods and specific needs of an individual. This only comes with practical experience and extensive research gained over many years of training varied clientele.

So DO NOT substitute experience and knowledge for the cheap sessions, value yourself so value your quality of training sessions too!

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Does it matter how fit or what shape I am?

Not at all; size, shape and disability are not barriers to our helping you improve your health and fitness. We help train all kinds of people with different fitness levels, shapes and sizes. We have different development strategies for everyone, no matter what your fitness level, shape or size, we are here to help and encourage you. We monitor your development and assess for improvements during your training journey, which enables your Personal Trainer to progress your training accordingly.

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I have a high level of fitness and training knowledge why do I need a Personal Trainer?

Even if you are an elite athlete, sports man, or sports woman, there is ALWAYS room for improvements and development. We can help you if there are certain aspects of your training that you need assistance or advice with.

Some people may believe that they have all the underpinning knowledge and experience for training. As the renowned training instructor Charles Poliquin said at a recent Personal Training seminar “You don’t know everything, but you know something. In this seminar I learnt a lot about understanding the developments of training, and his quote accurately describes the difference that can exist between having an ‘understanding’ and actual detailed ‘knowledge’ of fitness and training. There will always be someone that can provide a different insight and useful advice to improve your fitness and enhance your performance. Body Professionals’ enhanced understanding and knowledge of fitness and training will enable us to provide the support and guidance to give you an edge in your sport.

So a quick summary, we can always improve you or your training regime in different aspects. Body Professionals’ development setup, ensures our Personal Trainers continue their learning and practical development to maintain knowledge and experience of state of the art training methods.

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How long before I start to see results?

There is no definitive answer, as everyone is an individual and people progress at different rates. Feedback from clients tells us they have found improvements in their energy levels, sleep patterns, fitness, or body shape within a few weeks.

Every individual’s developments and improvements are down to their own commitment and how often they train. Your commitment and focus on your training is the mainstay of your training and development. You will feel better and see improvements within two weeks, and achieve lasting fitness improvements within five weeks.

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What sort of results can I expect from the training?

With dedication and our help you can expect to get into the best shape of your life, feeling healthier, energised, stronger and more confident. You will become more relaxed and feel you are sleeping better. How quickly all of this is achieved and becomes apparent is down to each individual. It depends on how focused, motivated, and committed they are and their goal orientation. For example; some want to have bigger muscles, some want to lose weight, some want to look toned, or to reduce their body fat so that they can show off that six pack, some are recovering from injury, or some just want to feel healthier and more energetic.

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Can I have a one-off Personal Training session, or one Personal Training session a month to improve my training or to get a new training programme?

Body Professionals enables their clients the freedom of training. Monthly Personal Training sessions are subject to an agreement with the Personal Trainer and the individual client. These training sessions are mainly reserved for individuals who have a high knowledge and understanding of fitness and training. If the Personal Trainer does not believe that you are of a sufficient training standard, they will advise you about a more suitable training structure, e.g. Training with a Personal Trainer once every week or once every two weeks.

If you are someone who just wants some advice or further guidance with your training, or coaching on how to perform certain training techniques, then this service is available at the price of a single session.

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How long does a training session last?

In order to provide best results a training session normally runs for one hour, however if the client prefers, shorter 30 minutes sessions are available. You should always turn up on time for your training session and be ready to train at the agreed time in order to maximise your training session. Being late for a session reduces your training time.

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What should I wear to train in and do I need to bring anything?

You should wear suitable training attire, supported trainers, shorts or tight jog pants, weight lifting gloves if needed. If anything else is needed you will be advised by your Personal Trainer before your training session.

Always bring a bottle of still water with you, and make sure that you are well hydrated before the session starts as well.

Bring any medication if needed, e.g. Inhalers, Insulin injections, etc., and tell your Personal Trainer about any health problems.

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What does the fitness assessment session consist of?

This is both a fitness assessment and health check, consisting of specific non invasive functional tests, enabling the Personal Trainer to piece together a detailed understanding of your current fitness level and health circumstances.

There are some straightforward movements which the client will be asked to perform, enabling the Personal Trainer to assess the movement, flexibility and the individual’s postural structure.

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What if I feel unwell before a training session?

Always ring or get in contact with your Personal Trainer and check, discuss the problems. Don’t leave it to the last minute to tell your Personal Trainer. The general rule for training is safety first, so if you feel unwell let your Personal Trainer know.

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COVID-19 is a virus that has affected us all in some way or another, so we at Body Professionals want to ensure that the services we offer are provided in a safe way and reduce the risks of passing on the virus as best as we can.

This means that all risks must be taken into consideration and everything reasonably practicable done to minimise them, although it must be understood that we cannot totally eliminate the risk of COVID-19.

Several Risk Assessments have been carried out and control measures put in place to allow us to offer Personal Training services. These are measures that will be flexible over coming weeks/months, and we all need to understand that some will not be permanent and as the situation changes, so will our measures.

All the measures that have been put in place have been done so in accordance with government and UKActive guidelines and recommendations. These measures extend to all areas of the gyms, not just the gym floor, but also take into account the entrance pods, changing rooms, breakroom and any other back of house areas. These measures also include home based personal training sessions.

Please see control measures outlined below:

  • No sessions to be delivered if either the client and/or Personal Trainer are showing any symptoms, or if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days or a member of their household has tested positive within 14 days.
  • You must contact your Personal Trainer directly via phone call, text message, or email if you have any symptoms, or you or any family member have tested positive to COVID-19. And do not turn up to the training facilities, or hold a home based training session at the agreed training location.
  • Clients and Personal Trainers must wash or sanitise hands regularly and between every session.
  • Clients must clean down kit before and after use, to reduce the risks of contamination and the Personal Trainer touching equipment and areas that you are using.
  • Wipe down any equipment that you touch during the personal training session before putting it away.
  • Keep your safe distance following the government’s latest guidelines to ensure safety measures.
  • Verbal instructions of technique only to ensure social distancing, or your Personal Trainer will demonstrate the exercise on another piece of clean training equipment.
  • You will be required to wear a mask or face covering during your Personal Training sessions, to reduce down saliva and bodily fluids being ejected during working out.

Other diseases and Illnesses.

If at any point your medical health changes or you contract a disease or illness you must ensure that you contact your Personal Trainer directly via phone, text message, or email to inform them of your circumstances. Please do not turn up to a training session or visit your Personal Trainer before discussing the situation. Furthermore please do not leave it to the last minute before any appointment or training session to tell your Personal Trainer. The general rule for training is safety first, so if you feel unwell let your Personal Trainer know.

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Payment policy.

The payment policy for having Personal Training or any other services provided by Body Professionals must be paid in full at the time of the booking to confirm your purchase of the service, or for your time slot of the training session booking.

If you are block booking a package this also must be paid in full prior to pre-agreed 1st training session.

Any money owed will be paid in full if not already done so prior to the training session, or prior to late cancellation.

Late payments will incur a late payment charge of an additional £15 on top of the money owed to cover fees.

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What is the cancellation procedure?

As a professional service your Personal Trainer asks that cancellation is made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the pre-agreed session start time, or the session will be forfeited at full price. Exceptional circumstances will be at the discretion of the Personal Trainer. If your Personal Trainer cancels a session within 8 hours of the pre-agreed time, a replacement session will be offered for NO charge, unless it can be rearranged within 48 hours of the original session time, with consent of both parties.

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What happens if I turn up late to a training session?

Failure to show up on time will result in either; the session running for the time left in the hour e.g. 15 minutes late = 45 minutes of training (sessions of 30 minutes duration any later than 10 minutes late will result in a missed session, at the cost of the price of the session), or a missed session (sessions of 1 hour duration any later than 20 minutes late will result in a missed session, at the cost of the price of the session).

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I am satisfied with my own training, but I would like advice and help with my nutrition can Body Professionals help me?

The Personal Trainers at Body Professionals all are qualified as Advanced Personal Trainers. Having studied Level 4 nutrition we can offer advice on the correct nutrition to ensure your whole training approach is in order to achieve your goals.

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What nutritional advice can you offer to me?

As all the Personal Trainers at Body Professionals are qualified as Advanced Personal Trainers with Level 4 Nutrition, we are able to give to the correct guidance on the best nutrition for your goals.

A consultation between the Personal Trainer and client will provide a detailed understanding of which course of nutrition will be best for the client. A diary log of daily eating will help get you into a good nutritional routine, and regular reviews and changes will take place.

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What are Macronutrients?

These are the large nutrients which are needed by the body to function on a daily basis. This consist of protein, which good sources come from turkey, streak, chicken, tuna, mackerel, nut, to name a few.

Carbohydrates are another nutrient, which good sources come from whole-grains, pulses, sweat potato, pasta and rice.

Healthy fats, which good sources come from most meats, nuts, coconut oil, avocado, to name a few.

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What are Micronutrients?

These are the smaller nutrients which compliment the macronutrients needed by the body. This consists of vitamins C, B and E, which are found in vegetables and fruit.

Minerals are also identified as nutrients needed by the body to protect and function properly and to fight off illness. Mineral s like Zinc, Magnesium, and Iron, which can be found in meats, fish, vegetables, and fruit.

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Calculating Macronutrients and Calories.

When working out intakes of macronutrients it can be a complex process due to macronutrients are metabolised differently and provide different amounts of calories. Average 1gram of Protein provides around 4 calories. Average 1gram of Carbohydrates provides around 4 calories. Average 1gram of Fat provides around 9 calories.

Calculating macronutrients enables you to hit your daily calorie intake within these correct values. Thus preventing macronutrient deficits, furthermore reducing the risk of ill-health or muscle-wastage.

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What is Live Online Personal Training Sessions?

Live online personal training sessions are a great way to keep up with your training goals when you are away from the gym, either at home, on holiday, or working away with just a click of a button. The benefits of live online personal training sessions are that you can speak and train with your Personal Trainer in real time, and get that great workout directly from wherever you are in the world, and get that motivation to reach your training goals.

Are you struggling with your training and not achieving your goals, or do you not even know where to start with training. Or do you enjoy training, but lack the motivation when you cannot get to the gym?

Wondering how live online training sessions can help you? You will receive the same expert training and advice from the Personal Trainers at Body Professionals as you would do in a gym environment. We will advise you which is the best way to achieve your goals, and design a tailor-made training session for you to workout and enjoy.

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What is Online Tailor-made Training Programmes and Coaching?

Online tailor-made training programmes is a great way to help you achieve your training goals without having to have 1-2-1 training interaction. No matter where you are in the World you can still achieve your training goals with expert advice and knowledge with just a touch of a button.

Wondering how online tailor-made training programmes can help you? Well for a fraction of the price of 1-2-1 or group training, you will receive the same expert training and nutritional advice from the Personal Trainers at Body Professionals. We will advise you which is the best way to achieve your goals, and then design tailor-made training programmes and nutritional advice for you to follow.

Regular contact will be made via e-mails or phone calls to ensure that you are following the programmes correctly to maximise your training results.

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