An Interview With Us
What are the common concerns your clients have about working with a personal trainer?
A lot of clients have the pre-conceptions that personal trainers all shout, make you do burpees until you pass out and force you to eat chicken and spinach for every meal for the rest of your life. There are some trainers that take that approach, but we are very different. I see your journey with us as a collaboration - we work together to build the self and the body you want into a lifestyle that you're happy with. We don't expect you to never eat a takeaway again, to go tea-total or to be at the gym every day. Instead, we find a way to help you achieve the goals you want to AND have the lifestyle that you're happy with. So it's sustainable and you can keep up the changes for good.
I'm afraid working with you will take up a lot of time - will it?
We're aware that you're very busy person and your free time is precious. It's likely that you're already trying to eat healthily and go to the gym occasionally, but you're just not getting the results you want, so that time is really being wasted at the moment.
To make it as easy as possible, we have a flexible schedule, with availability between 6am and 8pm (depending on your trainer). You can book your sessions online as far in advance as you want to and all we need is 48 hours' notice to change them. You can have a different session time every week so it fits into your schedule.
Becky Bengey had this concern when she started working with us and now she says: ‘TWP Is very accessible and so despite being busy with full time job and a toddler I can still fit in the 1hr session with Amy once a week on my way home from work and find the time to do the home program which can be done in my bedroom with no equipment required. I get excellent results for the time commitment '
I think I should go away and get a bit fitter first - am I right?
A lot of our clients have been worried about this, so rest assured that your concern is very normal! As you're already really busy, we want to get this sorted as quickly as possible, right? The less fit you are when we starting working together, the quicker you tend to see things change. Going away and trying again yourself will just result in more wasted time.
What if I'm different and it doesn't work for me?
Although we follow a tried and tested formula (both by ourselves and our clients), every programme is bespoke to you and your goals. A lot of clients have worried about this - nothing has worked for them before - so this is a very normal thing to be worried about. At the beginning of your Programme, we sit down together and work out your goals specifically - so we both know exactly what we're looking to achieve. Plus we offer a money back guarantee on all of our packages - if you follow all of our advice, and can prove you have, for the first 30 days and there is no progress towards your goals, we give you all of your money back.
Will I have to count calories, and be weighed and measured?
In short, no! We aren't like other personal trainers - we don't do 'body transformations', we won't force you to have awkward photos in your underwear to announce you've lost 3 inches around your waist!
If you have weight loss or appearance goals, tracking food and taking measurements can be helpful in terms of tracking your progress and accountability, but it is by no means compulsory and there are lots of other ways we can and do do it. Everything we do is personal - if you don't like something, we don't have to do it.
What is your gym like?
We're based in a private gym in the centre of Bristol with easy access and parking. Our training team is all female and 80% of our clients are female too. The gym is a mixed gym and is 95% clients with personal trainers. It's got great kit and we always have easy access to it, unlike big commercial gyms. You won't feel intimidated - it's a great community and everyone is very welcoming. You won't feel like you shouldn't be there or like you're the most unfit person in the room.
I've got a holiday or a work trip coming up - should I wait and get in touch when I get back?
Why delay? You're here now and we're guessing you want to do this, so act on your evident bravery and get booked in to come and have a chat with us. We can work sessions around your time away and we can give you things to work on whilst you're away. More time lost is more time in between you and the results you want.
*Results vary between clients and are dependent on many factors*
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