I have an existing medical condition; is it safe for me to exercise?
During our initial consultation, we discuss any medical conditions and contraindications to exercise and every client fills out a pre-exercise questionnaire. Any medical conditions will be taken into account when designing your exercise program and, if deemed necessary, a doctor’s approval and advice will be sought before commencing your personal training.
How long are the sessions?
Typically sessions are 60 minutes but can be tailored to any length of time to suit you.
Can I share the training session with someone?
Yes. Small group sessions are a cost-effective way of getting the benefits of personal training whilst having fun along the way. There is no limit to the number of people in a session but the smaller the group the more individual attention you will receive.
Where does the training take place?
Training sessions can take place wherever suits you best. This can be at your home, in a local park or at my central London studio, Drakes Gym in Farringdon, which is fully equipped with the latest fitness equipment and has changing rooms, towels and shower facilities on site.
What’s your cancellation policy?
If sessions are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged for the appointment in full.
Can I exercise whilst pregnant?
Yes – the stronger and fitter you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth. There is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour. I’m experienced in working with pregnant clients to ensure their exercise program is both safe and effective. The frequency, intensity, duration and type of exercise prescribed will vary depending on your exercise history and which trimester you are in.
How soon can I exercise after giving birth?
Again this will vary largely between individuals and your doctor will be able to advise when the time is right for you. Gentle exercises such as pelvic floor strengthening, core strengthening, stretching and walking can be started as soon as you feel up to it, but it’s a good idea to wait until your 6-week postnatal check-up before undertaking any high-impact exercise such as running.