Category Archives: Exercise

Killer Bodyweight Leg Workout

Here’s my killer home workout for legs using no equipment except a bench, but a chair or steps will work just as well. One of my personal training clients in central London has a very small apartment and asked me what exercise homework he could do indoors. This one’s for you! Every personal trainer in […]

Can Personal Training Help Resolve Back Problems?

If you suffer from back pain, it would be a wise investment to hire a personal trainer. Back problems can be financially damaging (endless weeks off work won’t help your career) as well as physically painful. So its worth spending the money on a personal trainer who will help strengthen your back, correct any muscle […]

How to Train for Tough Mudder

As a personal trainer in London I get requests from clients who want to prepare for a specific event. One client wanted to go on a ski-instructor course, so I helped her get fit for that. Several clients wanted to get back into water-sports such as windsurfing and surfing, so I devised workouts to meet […]

London 2012 Olympic Legacy and Sports Participation

The government has announced a 9 week consultation period as part of its new initiative to get more people active. As a personal trainer in London I really wish the government had a genuine ambition to encourage the nation to exercise more and get involved in sport, but I don’t believe they are prepared to invest […]

Running in London

If you’re into running in London, this blog post is for you.  I’m a personal trainer in London, and often include 3k runs and 5k runs in my clients’ sessions. Running is a great way to get fit, but don’t rely on it exclusively for your fitness, make it part of a wider fitness regime. […]

Top 10 Gym Complaints

Are you a gym member? If so, you can probably relate to some of the most common complaints people have about their local gyms. As a London personal trainer I get a lot of business from dissatisfied gym-goers who have decided to ditch their memberships and train in their own home with me instead. Here […]

Top 6 Gym Injuries and How to Avoid Them

I’ve been working out at the gym for over 20 years now, and I’ve seen a lot of gym injuries in that time. None inflicted by me of course! As a personal trainer in London for over 10 years,  new clients invariably come to me with a history of training injuries. Here’s a list of […]

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

If you want to succeed at something, you have to give it 100%. As a personal trainer I know which of my London clients will achieve their goals: the ones who follow my advice 100%, simple as that. So it was with the “fight of the century” between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao […]

Thinking of Becoming a Personal Trainer in London? (Part 3)

If you want to earn a full-time income as a freelance personal trainer in London, you need to deliver outstanding professional client service, as you’ll be up against fierce competition. Here’s a run-down of the competition you’ll face: THE COMPETITION Big-chain commercial gyms in London The biggest players are Fitness First, Virgin Active, GymBox, and […]