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Personal Training

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NB: Sessions now take place online

Why Choose Personal Training?

Personal Training is the best option for you if you want to work closely with a coach who can teach you how to exercise with correct technique in a way that aligns with your goals. Enjoy a challenging and enjoyable workout that allows you to make the most efficient use of your time and effort whilst learning skills that last a lifetime.

With regular Personal Training sessions, you can work towards any health and fitness goal of your choosing. For example, you could:

  • Get fitter
  • Build strength
  • Be more flexible and mobile
  • Learn proper exercise technique
  • Prepare for an amateur race or competition
  • Improve your posture
  • Manage aches and pains
  • Come back from an injury
  • Lose weight
  • Build healthy muscle
  • Improve your appearance
  • Avoid health problems
  • Build confidence
  • Feel energised
  • Boost mental focus
  • Reduce stress
  • Focus more on yourself
  • Develop a positive mental attitude

An Important Note About Body Project Personal Training

I’ve been running my Personal Training business since 2011, and have trained all sorts of people. My experience has taught me that many trainers are missing valuable opportunities to teach their clients essential life lessons. For that reason, my services look a little different from what you might expect.

I prefer to take an holistic approach with each of my clients, making Personal Training more bespoke than ever. I'll help you take responsibility for your health and fitness outside of our sessions.

That means teaching you how to build better habits, tuning up your mindset for success, and focussing on other important (often overlooked) elements of health and wellbeing, including:

  • Mental and emotional health
  • Mindfulness
  • Establishing healthy sleep routines
  • Building a healthy understanding of nutrition.

My ultimate aim is for you to know enough about health and fitness to not need my services any more!

Personal Training is not just about the hour we spend together. It’s about learning skills to become fit and healthy for life.

Who Is It For?

Personal Training is for you if you want to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing in a sustainable manner. It’s important that you understand that you don’t have to deprive yourself of food or batter your bodies with punishing workouts to achieve your goals. You can work towards any goal in a way that’s enjoyable and fulfilling.

"After nine months of weekly sessions I am measurably stronger and I am getting increased mobility in my joints. For example I have gone from doing a few squats with no weight at all, increasing progressively to my current level of 95kg.

I am no fitness bunny, historically I’ve disliked going to the gym, but working with Mel has been a very positive experience.

Her focus is on technique and steady progression. Her attitude is to get the technique right to gain the maximum benefit from the activity. Breathing, posture, and movement are all equally important. If this all sounds too serious it’s fair to say that Mel also injects a sense of fun into the sessions. If you want to improve your health and fitness but the thought of having a trainer fills you with horror give Mel a try."

- John B

"I have seen results in the past two months that I never could have achieved on my own. It is without a doubt the best value fitness-related purchase I have ever made!"

- Jack B

"Mel is simply AWESOME! Unlike a lot of personal trainers she's neither into showing off or bullying her clients: instead she works with you to ensure you feel amazing after every session 🙂 She's also a phenomenal swim coach (she taught me how to swim from scratch when I was in my 30s - something most people tell you is impossible). If you're wanting to get fit, train for an event or just feel better in your own skin Mel's your lady!

Update: Two years later I'm still seeing her regularly and it's made the world of difference to my training. I'm fitter and leaner than I've been in years and am able to do this despite the very limited time available to me after work. "

- Emma W

"Around 1.5 years ago I was determined to get fitter and stronger as this was one way to move on from a tough period. I wanted fast results and joining the gym was the first step. Meeting Mel at that point was the best thing that happened. She not only made a personalised workout, she really made it good fun and she also taught me an overall fitness attitude especially to be grateful to my body and look after it in a very healthy way. Now, I just gave birth to a big healthy boy and because of the strength I built up with the training, I was able to avoid -a very likely to happen- C-section. And not only that, the recovery after birth was pretty fast and only after 3 weeks I was back in my pre-pregnancy clothes! If you want to get fit, learn and enjoy while training, I recommend without any doubt to invest your time in such a great personal trainer. Mel is not only extremely good at it, she is also a great company and her positive attitude is contagious. She really makes you believe you can do it.. and you can! Always grateful!!!"

- Sandra G

"As a regular gym goer, I had found that my results had started to plateau. The Body Project introduced me to a new exercise regime and overall lifestyle that enabled me to reach goals that would have been impossible with my previous training. The sessions were always fun and fresh to the extent that it did not feel like training at all. I strongly recommend The Body Project. Hard training with a smile!"

- Damien R

"Working with Mel has given me a real dedication to fitness I didn’t have before. It’s only been a few months but already I look back and am excited by my progress. Having Mel there makes me push myself further, the gym less daunting and helps to keep me focused on my goals; it’s more fun too, like we’re in it together!"

- Luke B

"I trained with Mel for about a year and in that time lost 2 stone and really increased my strength and muscle tone plus all the additional benefits that came with that – self confidence, feeling/looking younger, so much energy, liking how I look and wanting to make an effort to look nice – just generally a much happier person who also had gained a good friend in Mel."

- Juliette O

"After a year’s worth of training sessions I can honestly say I am now in the best shape I’ve ever been, which, for someone over 40, is no small accomplishment. The additional higher level of fitness and strength I have now is something I sense every day."

- Christopher D

"I am very happy with the results! On top of losing a dress size, surprisingly my energy levels are a lot better than before! This really helps as I can work longer and harder at my job during the day without feeling so tired afterwards. I could have never achieved my current level of fitness without a PT."

- Olivia H

"Melody took the time to understand my goals, how I like to workout, what type of exercises would interest me and help me work on my diet. Most importantly, my sessions have been difficult but fun so I've always enjoyed them."

- Meera P

"We achieved more than what we were expecting through our training sessions with Melody. Besides the obvious strength and cardio benefits we also gained huge amounts of confidence in ourselves and we were inspired by Melody to try new things and throw ourselves into challenges."

- Julie & Cindy

Some of my lovely clients

How Does It Work?

Before starting personal training, you’ll need to schedule in a consultation where we can discuss your goals and current situation and put an appropriate plan in place.

Expect to arrive at each of your Personal Training sessions with a workout plan already in place. We’ll take all the time we need to learn new techniques before challenging you with progressively bigger challenges over time. All of your sessions will be designed for your needs and current fitness level, so you don’t need to worry about being pushed too hard or too little. If you trust the process and follow the instructions you can be sure that you’re doing the right thing for your body and mind.

The clients who see the greatest success begin with regular sessions for around 3-12 months before I recommend that they see me less frequently for top-up sessions to hash out any issues, tidy up their technique, and give them tips for faster progression. It’s also nice to have semi-regular sessions to keep motivation at its peak!

You can take PT sessions for as long or short a time as you like. Even a single session will provide you with tools and challenges to help you achieve your goals. Always remember that this is an investment in yourself and your body, so be sure to make use of the information provided!

Please note that all sessions must be paid for in advance and are subject to a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Bonuses

When you become a Body Project Personal Training client, you’ll have access to exclusive offers, including discounted/free tickets to any workshops and events I run. If you’re willing to put in the work outside of our sessions then I’m always happy to provide advice and answer any questions you might have about training, nutrition and lifestyle.