Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a personal trainer in Brighton & Hove cost?

A personal trainer in Brighton & Hove generally costs between £15 and £50 per session, depending on the type and location of training, experience of the trainer, the amount of sessions bought in one go, and whether sessions come with any additional benefits such as nutritional guidance. Why not head over to my prices page to see how much I charge for sessions.

Do personal trainers give nutritional advice?

Yes, more often than not personal trainers give nutritional advice. A qualified personal trainer is required to study nutrition as part of their diploma. However, they may charge for this as an additional benefit on top of their training packages, so always check whether nutritional guidance is included before you agree to any costs. I offer nutritional guidance for free with all of my block packages. Visit my packages page to learn more.

How many times per week should I train to see results?

If you are new to fitness then you should train between 2 - 3 times per week to see results. However, it can take up to three months of consistent training for those results to be noticeable (such as a change in body composition), so patience is key! Once your body can tolerate more intensive training, upping sessions to 4 - 6 times per week is perfectly fine if you want to push it even further. My clients have had amazing results with the programmes that I have created for them. Head over to my gallery to see their transformation pictures.

What qualifications does a personal trainer have?

The minimum qualifications a personal trainer should have are:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
These cover a broad range of topics, including:
  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise and health (L2 & L3)
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
A personal trainer may undergo further training to improve their knowledge and skills (such as pre & post-natal training), so always remember to ask your personal trainer what additional qualifications they might have.

Is personal training worth the money?

Whether personal training is worth the money is dependent on you and your goals. Do you have trouble motivating yourself to go to the gym? Have you stopped seeing results with your current training regime? Are you struggling to lose that last layer of belly fat? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then personal training might just be for you. A personal trainer can help you overcome your hurdles and get you on the right track. They will be your motivator and support network that will guide you towards your set goals. Personal training also makes you accountable - you've spent the money and set out what you want to achieve, which will make you more inclined to do it. I have had a huge success rate with my clients. Head over to my gallery to see their transformation stories.

What is the best way to lose fat?

The best way to lose fat is to have your nutrition in check. To put it simply: you need to burn more calories than you consume. A training programme can aid this as it increases the amount of calories that you are allowed to eat on a daily basis, and helps to build muscle and improve body composition. When you balance your diet with the right training programme, you'll soon see that fat loss is much more manageable than many people assume it to be. Don't think of dieting as a temporary fix, but rather a lifestyle change for the better. I offer fat loss guidance with all of my block packages. Visit my packages page to learn more.

Does a personal trainer need to be certified?

A personal trainer needs to be certified in order to be elligible to join an industry recognised organisation such as REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) or NRPT (National Register of Personal Trainers). These organisations provide personal trainers with insurance, which is a requirement for all personal trainers working in gyms across the UK. Please remember to ask your personal trainer whether they are apart of such an organisation and if they have up-to-date personal training insurance.

How do I get a flat stomach?

Nutrition is key if your goal is to have a flat stomach. Contrary to popular belief, doing hundreds of sit-ups everyday will not lead to a flatter stomach. We all have abs - you just need to lose the layer of fat on top of them to see them! My fitness and nutrition plans are tailor-made for each individual, so if a flat stomach is your goal we can work together to get you there! Check out my packages page to find out more.


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