Personal training and assessments
Our services will help you get the most out of your time at the Recreation Centre. Our friendly staff are highly qualified and always willing to help.
Our personal trainers will help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively by providing motivation, direction and exercise structure. They can also help you with nutrition, fitness testing and body composition analysis.
Meet our personal trainers
Price and contact information
- For prices, contact the individual personal trainer
- For other personal training equiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer small group training through our Premium Programmes.
Initial Consultation and Programmes
New to the gym? Working towards a specific goal? Just looking for some added motivation? Our in-house trainers can take you through an initial consultation, assessment and programme package to kick start your training. Whether your goals include general health, muscular development, fat-loss, sports performance, cardiovascular training or injury rehabilitation we have trainers that can work with you to achieve your goals.
You will get:
- Consultation and goal setting
- Fit3D body composition scan
- Fitness assessment
- Personalised online programme
The initial package will include two sessions, the first is for your consultation and assessments and the next is to take you through your personalised online programme.
Fit3D Body Scanner
The Fit3D scanner is a new tool to measure your body composition, anthropometrics and posture. This is done via scanning your body using state of the art infrared cameras and providing you with a 360-degree view of yourself. It can also be useful to gauge longer-term change in your body composition.
How accurate is the scanner?
It is likely your results will be slightly higher than previous measures such as the ISAK body fat test. This primarily due to the Fit3D test conducting a scan of the entire body while other measures only assess a specific site (for example the bicep and triceps).
Research has found that the Fit3D scanner to produce valid and reliable
results when compared to gold standard measures such as DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scans. However, factors such as time of day (morning and
night), food consumption and hydration status can affect results. To reduce
errors in future tests, we recommend you consume foods and fluids that are
closely related to any previous assessments.
What else do I need to know?
Scans need to be done in your underwear. While scans can be complete in clothing, please know that this will not produce valid result. This is because the
scanners will mould to the contours of your clothing rather than your
skin. If you do not wish to be scanned in your underwear, please wear tight fitting ‘skins’ for the test. There is a private area in the fitness testing room where you can change and complete the scan on your own. The scan itself will only take a few minutes. Shortly after the scan you will receive a report by email which, if you are happy to share on your phone or webmail, your trainer will be able to help you to interpret. You will receive another email within 48 hours with your postural report. If you would like help interpreting this, please let us know and we can make another appointment to help you understand the postural results and to generate a training plan to help address any imbalances if present.
Once you have completed your initial consultation and followed your programme for a number of weeks, you will be ready for an updated programme. We always recommend pairing a programme with a consultation and scan so your trainer can tailor the programme to reflect your progress.
We recommend updating your training programme every 6-8 weeks. Your trainer can then design you a new programme that will challenge you to achieve more.
Bookings and payments
If you would like to make a booking for a consultation, scan or programme head to main reception on Level 3 of the Recreation Centre. The reception staff will take your payment and you will then be able to head to the trainers desk on Level 1 to book your appointment.
Payment needs to be made prior to any bookings.
Credits can be used to purchase a single Fit3D scan, a consultation and fitness assessment or a programme update.
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For more information, please as at the main reception on Level 3 of the Recreation Centre, 17 Symonds Street.