Home Fit and Healthy
Personal Trainer in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth
As of 12th April 2021, personal training sessions have resumed. Get in touch now to book before all spaces are filled.
Training in a one-on-one environment, free of other gym users, provides much greater safety than training in a gym environment.
To ensure the greatest saftey possible, the following precautions are being taken:
All equipment is cleaned with disinfectant before each session.
In each session I will be wearing a protective face mask and rubber gloves. Clients are also asked to do the same. Gloves are provided for clients, but where possible clients are asked to provide their own face masks. A back up supply exists for forgotten masks.
On the 1st March 2021 I received my first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, allowing maximum immunity by the time of reopening.
While safer, training in a face mask is not always the most pleasant experience! An outside area, next to the gym, is available for the client to de-mask in isolation to catch their breath as and when required.
There are no fixed contracts, just pay-as-you-go, so you needn't worry about being locked into a membership should another lockdown happen (all we're all hoping it doesn't!).
There are three big advantages over a commercial gym:
Firstly, all of the equipment is at your disposal.
There are some great routines that allow you to perform cardio and build muscle or tone up at the same time, or just to burn the fat in a more varied way than with a treadmill or exercise bike, but these require a high tempo to your work out.
This means hogging many pieces of equipment to yourself so that you can hop straight from one to the next. That's not a great way to make friends at a gym!
However, at a gym that's all yours for the session you can do these great fat burner and muscle building routines.
Secondly, it's just you! No super toned gym fanatics bouncing around, no hulking brutes lurking in the weights section. If you've always wanted to try a gym but are put off by the thought of other gym goers then this is the option for you. With the addition of the new gym facilities shown in the video 'Welcome to Home Fit and Healthy' at the top of the page and in images across the site, there are more training options than ever.
Thirdly, all of the equipment can be fully disinfected before each session, giving you peace of mind during the coronavirus pandemic.
To see where abouts in Sutton Coldfield I'm based, see 'Area Covered' below for more information. Being just off the A38 makes it easy for anyone from Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth to get here.
Learn As You Go
With all the information (and misinformation) out there about fitness it can be hard to know what will get results from what won't. Even once you've started it can be easy to pick up injuries through poor technique, overtraining, or just sticking on the same routine for too long. And, while fitness classes offer a lot in terms of exercise, they give very little in terms of training knowledge and information, leaving you forever dependent on others for exercise routines.
With personal training there's a professional set of eyes on hand at all times to teach the correct form and technique, preventing injuries before they have a chance to happen. Also, unlike classes, you learn as you go. The methods and theory behind the routines and work outs are taught and explained, teaching you to ultimately be able to train yourself, making personal training a great investment for life in your health and fitness.
For a taste of the kind of information you learn by working with a personal trainer check out the Home Fit and Healthy Info Vids. The posts and videos are full of useful tips on training and nutrition.
Motivation and Support
Fitness can be rewarding, but it isn't always easy. Having had cancer, (more about that in 'About Me') and having battled to regain my fitness, I know what it's like to feel like you're fighting an uphill struggle.
A personal trainer isn't just there to tell you to do a few press ups and run around a bit. A personal trainer is someone who's faced the same obstacles and found a way through, both physically and mentally, and can help you know that it can be done.
While exercise creates a firm, toned body and helps to burn fat, the food you eat is crucial, whether you're looking to drop a dress size or add some muscle.
Alongside exercise training, clients are also given nutritional advice and personalised plans depending on their goals. For some this entails a specific breakdown of macronutrients and a detailed meal plan, and for others general guidance on healthy eating geared towards creating long term, sustainable eating habits with tasty and enjoyable foods and recipes.
More Than Just A Work Out
For exercise to be effective there has to be more to it than just a one off routine. There's a saying in fitness; 'anything works - for about six weeks'. The body is great at adapting to new challenges, but after a few weeks of the same routine it will have adapted as much as it can, and progress will stop.
Personal training takes a longer term view to fitness. Training is changed and adapted as the body becomes accustomed to it, ensuring progress continues and a frustrating plateau never happens.
Personalised and Convenient
Everyone has different fitness goals. For some it's weight loss, for some it's building muscle, and for others it's just to get fit and healthy. Personal training is not only tailored specifically to your fitness goals, providing training that works towards what you want, but works around your lifestyle too.
Need someone that can come to you? Only have an hour or two per week to train? Already going to fitness classes, but want something to improve different areas of your fitness too? These are the kind of things that personal training caters to. Work outs and programmes are designed not just around the fitness aspect, but what works with your current lifestyle.
Better Value Than a Gym
As a freelance personal trainer, there's no additional cost for gym membership - you only pay for the trainer, the gym comes free!
What To Expect
The first step is a consulation. This is a friendly chat where we discuss what you hope to get out of training, what your preferences and dislikes are. We also discuss your past history of exercise, any injuries or prior commitments that may prevent certain things, and agree upon the best course of action. A consultation is completely free, and can be conducted anywhere, even over the phone. There's a taster consultation form on the 'Get In Touch' page where you can receive a quick, free consultation to get an idea of what kind of training would work best for you.
Sessions begin with a weigh in and review of how you're getting on with the dietary aspects. If the weight is coming off then great! If not, we look at what we can alter to keep the scales moving.
After that is a warm up to get the blood flowing and the muscles and joints loosened up.
Then the main session itself. This can be any one of a variety of training styles and methods geared around your particular fitness goals, using either the portable equipment which I bring to your home, garden or local park, or the full home gym availble here.
Finally there's a cool down and stretches.
I operate out of Bassetts Pole, on the A453 between Sutton and Tamworth, near to Sutton Crematorium, as shown on the map below. I provide personal training in Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Lichfield, Walmley, Middleton and surrounding areas.
There is a £5 call out fee for sessions where I come to you.
8am - 9pm .................... Mon - Sun