Personal training

Whether you want to lose weight, change your body shape or prepare for a specific sport or event, your trainer will guide you every step of the way.

We have recruited some of the best Personal Trainers from across Glasgow to enhance your personal training sessions. Standard sessions last 60 minutes and are tailor-made to ensure that you maximise your potential whilst enjoying yourself and having fun as you exercise.

Your Personal Trainer works with you throughout each session, improving your techniques, recording your progress and developing and enhancing your training programme. They provide the key motivation and encouragement during the hard times and give you the confidence to succeed as you achieve your predetermined goals.

Personal Training is available, to all our members, at both the Stevenson building and Garscube Sports Complex.

Chris Barr

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Chris Barr 

 

Biography

Having worked in the Health and Fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for over 8 years, I have an in-depth knowledge of effective training techniques that I can utilise to help you reach your goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle or improve your performance in a sport, I’m here to help.

Throughout my career, I have successfully worked with a range of clients of differing fitness levels and abilities. To ensure I meet the needs of each individual client, I place great importance in getting to know you and understanding what the key drivers are behind your goals. This enables me to fully customise all aspects of the process from training and nutrition programs to how we will approach the training sessions themselves in the gym.

I am incredibly passionate about what I do and enjoy working with my clients to develop their fitness and strength. Having trained other athletes and competed myself in Powerlifting competitions, I understand the importance of improving essential exercises, techniques, mental fitness and nutrition to achieve a complete health package.

Qualifications

  • Reps Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Reps Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • UKAD Anti-Doping Advisor
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Studio Spin Instructor
  • TRX Instructor

 

Areas of specialty

  • Strength Training
  • Boxing and Pad Work
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Functional Training
  • Nutrition Support
  • Online Programming for Strength Training

 

 

*External members need to pay a £8.00 facility entry charge. If you like the facilities membership can be arranged for you.


Adam Reid

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Biography

"I have been a Personal Trainer since 2010. During that time I have continuously improved my skills to the benefit of my clients.

I believe a good nutrition plan and activity programme are essential to hitting your targets. Whether your aim is to lose fat, gain muscle or improve performance, I can help you reach your goal.

Throughout my fitness career I have worked with clients of all abilities. From promising young athletes to people who are just getting into training or are recovering from injury.
My specialist areas include a wide range of functional kit including Kettlebells, TRX, Bulgarian Bags along with traditional strength training and High Intensity Interval Training. As a former Mixed Martial Arts Fighter I like to use boxing and martial arts training to keep workouts challenging but fun!".

 Qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Studio Cycling Instructor
  • Level 2 Circuit Training Instructor
  • TRX Instructor
  • ZUU/Ankorr Level 1 Trainer

 

 Areas of specialty

  • Boxing and Martial Arts Training
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Functional Training
  • Strength Training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Mobility 

Professional Membership

REPs R0101878

 

*External members need to pay a £8.00 facility entry charge. If you like the facilities membership can be arranged for you.


Iona Bruce

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'I want to lose weight but I don't know how'
'I want to get fit but I don't know which exercises work best'
'I'm trying to eat better but I love chocolate too much'
'I want to get better at my sport but don't know how'

Does any of the above sound familiar?
I can help you with all of these and much more! My focus is on helping you achieve your goals, develop and change the way you feel, the way you think, and the way you train.
I use strength and conditioning methods to train and want to show you that it’s not only guys who lift weights. Having been a coach for eight years I am very good at motivating people and I'll definitely be with you all the way!

I love lifting weights as it helps you achieve the body you want, whether you're male or female. Lifting weights results in fat loss, strength gain, an improvement in everyday life and sporting performance. It can also help your body image, both physically and mentally, and increased your confidence in general.

Qualifications

  • Reps Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Reps Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • UKCC Level 3 Trampoline Gymnastics Coach
  • Post Grad Diploma in Sports Performance Coaching (ongoing)
  • Functional Performance Instructor

Areas of specialty

  • Bespoke plan for your natural shape and lifestyle
  • Body confidence
  • Body fat reduction
  • Muscle tone and development
  • Sport specific training
  • Weight loss

Professional Membership

YMCA 500/8259/0

 

 

*External members need to pay a £8.00 facility entry charge. If you like the facilities membership can be arranged for you.


Laura Wright

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Biography

"I believe that exercise should work for you. It should fit into your daily life, around studying, work and exams. It should be fun and not a form of punishment!

Moving is one of the simplest joys and I’m here to give you the confidence and tools to get you started. That could be help in running your first marathon, climbing a Munro, learning how to weightlift, losing weight, or maybe it's about finding your confidence, knowing a friendly face in the dreaded weights room, working out what you enjoy and what keeps you motivated, I’m happy to help!

I’m an advocate of exercise in promoting positive mental wellbeing: for me exercise, specifically yoga and weightlifting, have been invaluable for my own mental health. I lead an active life and enjoy many sports such as mountaineering, triathlons, open water swimming and ski touring.

I’m willing to take the time to talk to you if personal training is something that sparks your interest. Maybe you would like 1 session to get you started or regular appointments to keep you motivated, just send me an email or catch me in the gym and we can figure out a plan".

 Qualifications

  • M.A Glasgow University
  • Level 3 Personal Training (QCF)
  • 200 hour YTT - RYS Yoga Alliance taught by Meghan Currie 
  • Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Exercise (QCF)
  • Level 3 Sports Massage (QCF)
  • Level 3 Freestyle Fitness Yoga 
  • Level 2 ETM (QCF)
  • Level 2 Freestyle Fitness Yoga
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (QCF)
  • Level 2 Kettlebells (QCF)
  • Level 2 Studio Cycling (QCF)
  • Level 2 Instructing Circuit Sessions (QCF)
  • Level 2 Emergency First Aid (QCF)
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid instructor

 Areas of specialty

  • Yoga
  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise
  • Mental Health 

Professional Membership

REPs R0090839 

*External members need to pay a £8.00 facility entry charge. If you like the facilities membership can be arranged for you.


Simone Do Carmo

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Biography

After a five-year MSci, studying the complexities of human physiology and nutrition in sports labs, I couldn’t wait to put all I’d learnt into practice and work one-on-one with clients. Fast forward a few years, and this has developed into a passion for my work as a Personal Trainer alongside my practice as a registered Sports & Exercise Nutritionist.

I believe in the power of exercise and food to achieve optimal health, fitness, performance and wellbeing. And I can help you achieve your personal best, regardless of your level of fitness. Make no mistake: my evidence-based, personalised and wholesome food approach requires time and effort, but it’s also fun, motivating and will reap rewards.

My approach to working with any client focuses on three key aspects:

  1. Individuality: we are all genetically unique and should be treated that way. Everyone responds differently to training and I always tailor it according to your goals, preferences, lifestyle and health history.
  2. Integrative approach: it’s not all about training. Lifestyle factors such as stress levels, sleep and diet all affect your different body systems. If you’re not sleeping well, how do you expect to recover and give it your best at training? I look at the bigger picture and adapt your training accordingly.
  3. Quality over quantity: it doesn’t matter how many reps you do in the gym, without a good foundation of health and proper technique, you simply cannot achieve and maintain optimal fitness and performance.

So call, text or email me, let’s arrange a no-obligation chat and discuss what I can do for you!

 Qualifications

  • MSci Physiology, Sport Science & Nutrition (University of Glasgow)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 in Exercise Referral
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Training
  • Level 2 Suspension Training
  • Level 2 Emergency First Aid
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • ISAK Level 1 (Kinanthropometry)
  • UKAD Anti-doping Advisor

 

 Areas of specialty

  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Body Recomposition
  • Functional Training
  • Resistance Training
  • Powerlifting
  • Olympic Weightlifting

 

Professional Membership

  • UK REPs R0174244
  • EREPs 59351
  • SENr (BDA) 18813
  • UKSCA 31366

*External members need to pay a £8.00 facility entry charge. If you like the facilities membership can be arranged for you.