v Do I have to wear special clothing?
No. Coordinated lycra clothing is only necessary for the most fashionable gyms where outfits are more important than exercise. You’ll need to wear something loose that you’ll feel comfortable in and be able to move in, like joggers and an old T-shirt. A well supporting bra is a good idea for ladies. Trainers or other flat supportive shoes are a must! You will also want to bring a sweater or top for when you leave, as you can cool down quite quickly after training.
v Will I bulk up?
No. Women who lift weights do not develop bulky muscles or resemble Russian weightlifters. Muscle growth is largely dependent on the male growth hormone, testosterone, so men are much more likely to bulk up than women. In women, resistance training will simply enhance muscle tone, giving a firmer, shapelier figure
v Am I to old?
No, you are never too old to make a difference to your life. Feel Great clients range in age from 14 to 84, and everybody works at their own pace and to their own abilities.
v I’ve never done any exercise before. Will I be able to train?
Yes, of course you will – it’s never too late to start. We’ll take it easy to begin with, and you will soon make really big strides and quickly feel the benefit.
v I have a bad back. Can you help?
Yes. Most low back pain is the result of postural imbalances and weak abdominal muscles, so training can really help to sort these out. Nearly all back problems benefit from improved core strength and mobility
v I have an injury. Can I still train?
Yes, provided you have not been advised to immobilise the joint. Resistance exercises help towards the rehabilitation of most injuries and, by taking it slowly, you can build the strength back up in the injured area until you are back to normal.
v I need to lose weight and tone up for my wedding. Can you help?
Yes. Depending on how soon your wedding is and how much hard work you are prepared to put in, you can achieve your dream look
v How often should I train?
A good question, and it depends what you are trying to achieve. As often as possible is the ideal answer but in more quantitative terms, once or twice a week will improve you fitness considerably, but three times or more would be better if, for example, you were trying to lose weight for a wedding in 2-3 months time. Your trainer will advise you for your own specific situation.
v When will I see results?
This depends on how often you train, but in general, you will start to feel stronger within a few weeks of starting to train.
v I’ve got high blood pressure. Can I still train?
Yes, provided your blood pressure is being controlled. Your trainer will be able to select the safest exercises for you, and one of the added benefits of training is that it helps to reduce both blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
v How do I know you’re qualified?
All personal trainers should be registered at level 3 or higher on the Register of Exercise Profesionals (REPs), the industry body that oversees all fitness qualifications. In addition, it is a requirement of REPs that personal trainers have suitable insurance and a first aid qualification. You can check your trainers registration and qualifications here.
v Can you come to my home?
Yes, provided you have a clear space to exercise in. However, this will incur an additional charge to cover travelling costs. Bear in mind that much of the equipment is not portable, so your exercise session will be less varied than if you come to the gym
v I work during the day. What times can I train?
Feel Great Personal Training provides personal training sessions from 8 am to 8pm Monday to Friday and also on Saturday mornings. If you need to train outside of these times, then please contact me to discuss your requirements.