What is a Personal Trainer and how can using a Personal Trainer achieve your goal?
A qualified Personal Trainer works with you on a 1:1 basis and will help you meet your fitness goals without causing pain or potential injury. A good Personal Trainer has a background in Sports Science and more often than not has specialised in one or two areas within sport. In addition, they will be a good listener, a great motivator and someone the client can build a trusting relationship with.
How do your training plans work?
After an initial consultation, we arrange a first sessions where we assess your fitness, taking measurements for muscle mass, fat percentage, bone mass, metabolic age, blood pressure and relaxing heart rate. We look at your posture and discuss your general nutrition, then follow this with an hour's tailored personal training. We find our what are your like and dislikes - if you want to run we run with you, if you want to involve boxing we'll devise sparring routine. Following this, we go away and tailor-make a programme to fit your needs and budget.
I work out but I'm not getting results! Why?
Perhaps you are over-exerting yourself without knowing your own body. If your body and mind are not ready for the result, you won't get one. People often go to the gym and do fast running or short training, without considering training intensity, repetition and body positioning. Our personal trainers will do this with you, guiding you through your workout.
Often people workout but don't adjust their diet. Our personal trainer can advise on the best foods to eat to stay healthy and lose weight.
It's also important to be mindful of your posture in your daily routine. When you're walking, sitting or standing take care to consider how your body is working. Our personal trainers can get check your posture and advise on how to move your body outside of the workout. It all helps to achieve results!
I want to lose weight but don't want big muscles, is that possible?
This question is generally asked by women and the answer is yes, you can lose weight and tone up at the same time without turning into Schwarzenegger. Women have a different reaction to a workout than men. As you start exercising you tend not to get muscles straight away, this happens over time with a more focussed training. If you want quick weight loss aerobic and repetitive work outs will do the job - just make sure you are working all the body. Lifting some small dumbbells 15-30 times and doing 1-2 sets will be enough for you, don't forget to take your heart rate into the equation and vary your training. Our personal trainers have lots of experience and advise to help you achieve weight loss without huge muscles
I recently gave birth, am I ok to begin Personal Training?
MG Fit in Fitness are qualified in pre- and post-natal fitness training. Do get advice from your GP both before and following the birth, then call us to arrange a consultation with a personal trainer. Normally, there is no risk taking low level exercises and then gradually building on this. We would prepare an easy workout to ensure an all over fitness, focusing especially on hip and lower back areas which support your body and improve your posture. Through pregnancy, women's bodies changes and can take time to recover. Our personal trainers can guide you through this recovery.
Why should I hire a Personal Trainer?
Some people are happy to follow their own programme in their own time and place; for those who lack the time, or the motivation, or the energy to train effectively on their own, a Personal Trainer can be the answer. The support, advice and encouragement comes with safe exercise technique to help you avoid injuries.
When do I need a Personal Trainer?
When you are overweight, when you are underweight, when you are unfit, when you want to get fitter, when you have just had a baby, when you are in training, when you are bored with training, when the kids have left home, when the jeans don't fit, when you are too busy to keep fit, when you are going skiing, when Christmas has happened, when summer is about to happen, when aerobics has got boring, when you can't avoid the mirror, when you always avoid the scales, when you want to!
How often should I train?
Three times each week should be sufficient for you to start feeling and seeing results.
Where should I train?
At our Studio with all the equipments you need.
Will my Trainer put me on a diet? Stop me smoking/make me stop drinking?
Most Personal Trainers are fully aware that in order to change an unhealthy lifestyle you have to work within it. Our Personal Trainers will give you nutritional and lifestyle advice. We are only with you a few hours a week, but the fitter you become, the better you will treat your body as a natural consequence.
What's the cost of hiring Personal Trainer?
Our 3 Hours Kick-Start Package (with 30 minutes fitness consultation) is Â£150.
After that, there's Initial 12 Sessions Package for Â£630 and then following 12 Sessions Package will be for Â£660.
Although any fees may seem quite high, we are professionals, properly qualified, and fully insured. You are imparted with our knowledge of our 3+ years Sports Science Degree and experience of what works and what doesn't.
Can I set the time I work out?
You are the Client and so should be able to train when you want. However, do remember our Personal Trainers will have existing Clients and so your first choice may not be available so it's best to be flexible. If you're changing your training time, always give at least 24 hours notice - otherwise you'll be charged.
What happens during a Personal Training session?
A Personal Training session will last for one hour. This will follow along the lines of a brief warm-up followed by your main training programme where you will focus on your goals using cardiovascular, strength or flexibility exercises. Finally there will be a cool down or relaxation period. Any programme may vary from one session to the next according to the Clients' needs and progress.
Does a Personal Trainer ask questions about your lifestyle?
The nature of Personal Training is such that it incorporates your needs, goals and preferences. The Personal Trainer will need to ask some initial questions during the consultation, which probe the demands that are placed on you from your job or lifestyle. Typically the first session will include questions about:
Basic personal details
Lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking or drinking)
Nutritional habits (you may be asked to keep a diary)
Personal goals and objectives in relation to fitness
So as you can see a trainer looks at more than just the fitness or exercise component of your life. Any professional trainer should be able to provide information and advice about nutrition, stress management, motivational techniques and then be able to refer you on to others where the need may arise (Sports Massage Therapy)
Does a Personal Trainer require a doctor's certificate?
Depending on your recent fitness and exercise programmes (or lack of) they may ask you for a certificate if they believe that medical conditions and/or past injuries will affect your participation in a training session.
How difficult are HI-FIT Boot Camp and will I manage in my first few weeks?
The sessions are challenging, designed to get you fit in a fun environment and cater for all fitness levels. We do appreciate that starting a new fitness regime can be daunting, however, our Instructors and existing members are supportive and motivating. We aim to introduce new members gradually and increase the intensity as the level of fitness improves.
Do you train in the dark/snow/rain?
We train in all weather conditions, so wrap up warm in the winter and wear waterproofs if it's raining. If the ground at HI-FIT Boot Camp Shoreditch Park is too wet, it will be take place inside our Studio. If the ground at HI-FIT Boot Camp London Fields is too wet, it will be cancelled.
Will I get shouted at?
Absolutely not! There are only shouts of encouragement at our sessions!
How long is a HI-FIT Boot Camp?
All HI-FIT Boot Camp lasts 45-60 minutes and incorporate a variety of different exercises, circuits & team games. Each session varies from week to week.
What shall I bring to a session?
Please bring water and suitable clothing. Please ensure you make the Instructor aware if this your HI-FIT Boot Camp.
Where do I leave my valuables?
You have to look after your own valuables. MG Fit in Fitness do not take any liability if valuables goes missing.
What should I wear for training?
Anything comfortable and something that you don't mind getting muddy. Supportive footwear and layers are recommended for the winter months. Gloves and hats may be needed if it's cold.
How do I book my first session?
Click on the link below to sign up for our Buy One / Get Two Free Offer for New Members (Â£15) offer.
How much does it cost for the monthly membership?
Your First Month Membership will be Â£55. Following Monthly Membership (no contract, one month notice) will be Â£84.
How do I cancel my membership?
If you wish to cancel your Monthly Membership and you have given us for a one month notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a joining fee?
There is no joining fee for single HI-FIT Boot Camp or HI-FIT Boot Camp Monthly Membership.