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Personal Training

We consider your whole lifestyle and environment before agreeing a personal training strategy for positive change. Your health and fitness aspirations are well within your reach.

“Fitness” only means the suitability or capability of your body for the job you are asking it to do. If you find the task at hand easy, then you are fit for that task!

Whether you’re looking for long-term healthy lifestyle change, guidance to keep you on track to your goals or if you need to intensify your personal training regime for a deadline – a wedding, holiday or reunion perhaps – Healthy Ambitions can help you get there at your peak physical and mental wellbeing!

As with all our services, we employ simple flat rate pricing.  For advice or to arrange an appointment, just get in touch.

Why Personal Training?

Improve your cardiovascular fitness

Improving the efficiency of your heart & lungs means you’ll be able to do all the things you enjoy for longer and sail through your daily commitments with ease! Any kind of training or exercise that raises your heart-rate and makes you breathe harder will do the job, from vigorous walking, swimming or cycling all the way up to high impact activities.

The health benefits are widespread, including protection against cardiovascular disease, stroke, age-related disease, obesity and obesity-related diseases just to mention a few! Not to mention the Number One goal of most recreational exercisers – good, old-fashioned body fat reduction! Losing excess body fat means you’ll be able to show off the shape of your beautifully toned muscles underneath!

Fat loss

Everybody wants to feel and look their best! At Healthy Ambitions we focus on positive lifestyle change to help you get the most from your body and your mind. Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you’ll ever have on your road to a happy, healthy body – believe in yourself and you will succeed!

Whether this means fine-tuning your way of life to suit your fitness regime or increasing your exercise intensity to suit your lifestyle our personal training service can help you get where you want to be! We want to encourage you to be able to see the best in yourself in every life situation.

Pre and post-natal training

Whether this is your first pregnancy or if you’re an old hand, Healthy Ambitions can help keep your body moving so you can enjoy all the fun of expecting! Your usual exercise/training routine may need to be modified as the trimesters progress, perhaps changing the style of your workout from strenuous to invigorating, then focusing on the muscles you’ll need for late pregnancy and the birth.

After the big day – assuming you’re cleared to do so by your doctor – the best thing you can do for your body is to keep up all the good work you’ve been accomplished by continuing your third trimester personal training programme, gradually phasing back in your favourite activities and bringing your fitness back to pre-pregnancy levels.

Training for a special event or occasion

Having a time-dependent goal ahead of you is a brilliant incentive for you to stick to your personal training programme – you’ll find you like the results so much you’ll want to keep on coming back for more!

Perhaps you’ve got a special occasion coming up where you want to look and feel your very best – a holiday, big presentation at work, a job interview or even a wedding or civil partnership? Are your friends or family in the same position? Bikini, BodyWorks, Bridal, or Sprucing Up the Groom (and Best Man!) bootcamp sessions could be the answer for you.

Challenge your fitness for a great cause by entering a 5k or 10k charity run, or why not even a marathon?! How would it feel to raise money for charity and get fitter and healthier at the same time?

If training on your own helps you to focus on your goals, or if you prefer some healthy competition, we can train you and your friends for a specific event no matter what your current fitness levels.

What have you got to lose?!

Body sculpting: inch loss or inch gain

What shape do you want to be? We all have at least one part of our body that we would like to transform – whether that be reducing it or expanding it! We can help you target specific areas with a tailored fitness program to make the most of what you’ve got. If you’re looking for overall body toning, look no further! We can help you work towards the shape you’ve always dreamed of.

Improved agility and balance

Developing your ability to change direction quickly needn’t be limited to sports-specific training programs – agility training can be fun as well as fantastic work-out! We can all benefit from being in more control of our bodies and our minds. A well-toned musculature (and brain!) is able to adapt quickly to whatever the situation demands. You’ll work on your speed, strength and co-ordination to develop agility and balance through movement and stillness – even if all you want to use it for is to chase the children around the garden and to sneak up on the cat!

Flexibility and relaxation

Regular effective training of any sort is quite simply one of the best stress-reduction techniques you can use. Exercise allows you to use your time and resources in a positive way – giving you the chance to focus on yourself for a change! You’ll feel you have more positive energy as your body becomes accustomed to new demands.

Whether you love to go for the burn or if you prefer a quiet run to get away from it all, you’ll need to give your body the chance to recover, repair and adapt to the training. Developmental flexibility work, both dynamic and static will allow you get the most from your lifestyle fitness programme.

Relaxation is a skill that can be learned like any other! Simply taking the time to slow your body and mind down, even just for 10 minutes a day can make an enormous difference to your stress levels throughout your week.

If you feel you are suffering unduly from stress, check out our Stress Management service – we may be able to do something to help!

Achieve your physical activity targets

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the worldwide respected authority on exercise, has developed and periodically updates weekly activity recommendations for adults. Think of these as basic maintenance for your heart, lungs, joints and muscles. However, if you want to get even fitter, you’ll need to do more!

Minimum recommendations for adults under 65:

  • Moderately intense aerobic exercise thirty minutes a day, five times a week
    OR
    Vigourously intense aerobic exercise twenty minutes a day, three times a week
  • Eight to ten strength-training exercises, with eight to twelve repetitions of each exercise, twice a week

For over-65s:

  • Moderately intense aerobic exercise thirty minutes a day, five times a week
    OR
    Vigourously intense aerobic exercise twenty minutes a day, three times a week
  • Eight to ten strength-training exercises, with ten to fifteen repetitions of each exercise, two or three times a week
  • If you are at risk of falling, additional balance exercises
  • Have a physical activity plan