Why Choose BareBonesFitness?
I chose the name BareBonesFitness because I believe that getting active doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective, that you don’t need lots of expensive equipment and a multitude of different exercises to provide a complete fitness regime. I strive to ensure that sessions are varied, testing and importantly, fun without being prohibitively complex.
I know that Personal Training can be expensive so I try to furnish clients with enough knowledge about their fitness so that they can maintain an active lifestyle without incurring the continued expense of a trainer. However, one of the most important roles a personal trainer can fulfil is one of motivator. So, even though a client may know what they should be doing it is sometimes difficult to get motivated. That is where I can help. Just a quick call or text and I can come over, (or you to me), or maybe just a few words of encouragement and advice is all that’s needed to get you back on track.
Whether you are 16 or 60, whether you want a one-off session or a more comprehensive fitness plan I can design something unique for you.
Sessions can take place at your own home, my home, outside or where-ever you want them to be.
You can train on your own, or with a friend. The choice is yours.
Consultation is free with no obligation, so why not give it a try.
Why Choose a Personal Trainer?
A Personal Trainer does seem expensive!
Gym membership does seem to be the cheaper option!
Gyms are great. I use one myself. They are big. They have lots of equipment and you are surrounded by like-minded people.
The truth is though, that the majority of gym-memberships go unused and un-cancelled. Over the course of the contract this can mean hundreds of wasted pounds and at the end of it you are usually none the wiser about fitness. With a Personal Trainer, every minute is being utilised. Every minute is contributing to fitness and potential weight-loss. With a Personal Trainer you are far less likely to skip sessions. You won’t waste time talking or waiting to use equipment. Not only will you be physically active for the majority of the session, you will be being educated as well. No lifted weight, no running step, no exercise will be wasted. Long term, I believe, Personal Training is less expensive and far better value than gym-membership.
Some people starting out on a fitness regime may feel uncomfortable, even intimidated by walking into a gym or fitness class. This can mean that your attempt at exercise may end before it has started. With a Personal Trainer you don’t have to feel self conscious. You don’t have to compare yourself to other people and feel disheartened if you can’t keep up. This is the great value and benefit of a Personal Trainer.
Personal Training. It’s Personal.
I have been in the fitness industry since 1997. I have provided sports therapy at many different events including, the London Marathon, the Ultra-Fit challenge, London to Southend bike ride, the London Docklands Regatta and Ladies Henley. I have also provided therapy for members of the England kickboxing team and was massage therapist for the Scottish Ladies Lacrosse team.
As far as my own physical endeavours are concerned, I play football (badly), have run several half-marathons (slowly) and cycled the London to Brighton Bike Ride several times (wobbly).
I teach kickboxing and was British Champion for my category in 2003. This qualified me for the England team and enabled me to compete (and win a bronze medal) at the WPKA World Kickboxing championships in Corfu in 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to train alongside world champion fighters such as Master Curtis Page, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Wez Lucas, Angela Hebden, Natasha Walker, Darren Eli and many more.
I am not, however, a natural athlete and have no particular talent in any sport. I was diagnosed asthmatic at an early age and have had to deal with this condition whenever I train or compete. But with optimistic (yet stern) encouragement from Master Page and the good fortune to have been surrounded by the individuals mentioned above I have more than exceeded my expectations. This I believe indicates that you don’t have to be a “natural” to get fit or to achieve personal goals that may initially seem impossible. All that is required is a genuine desire from within to get active. Bring that desire with you to the sessions and I can provide you with empathy and support and a regime unique for you.
I have a REPS Level 3 certification.
Qualifications and insurance for:
- Sports Massage
- Gym Instruction
- Circuit Training
- Core Training
- Weight Management and Nutrition
- Advanced Gym Instruction
- Exercise Therapy (Rehabilitation)