I have been doing Shared Personal Training with Steve at The Fitting Rooms for about 2 months now. I am an avid runner, but prior to starting at TFR I had never done any weight training. Now, having done personal training for about 2 months, my only regret is not starting sooner! My programme is focused on Body Composition and core strength, as I wanted something to help me tone up while also strengthening my legs, back and core for those long runs. Within the first few weeks I began to see results in many ways: how I look; increased energy levels and better sleep. My running times also began to improve, even seeing some PBs after over a year of plateaus. I am now able to push myself harder and recover more quickly, and I am looking forward to incorporating work with TFR as part of my training plan… Read more “My only regret is not starting sooner!”
There’s a genuine warmth woven into the fabric of this gym…
What makes The Fitting Rooms great and draws me back time after time is quite simply the dedicated staff and welcoming environment. I was always quite apprehensive about joining a gym and felt a little intimidated about gym culture. However, The Fitting Rooms is unlike anything I’ve previously experienced. There’s a genuine warmth woven into the fabric of this gym, which helps to create a positive and friendly community. Since I’ve started training at The Fitting Rooms, I’ve felt an increased level of confidence and focus in my life. I always look forward to the next session, knowing it will be challenging and fun.
With the gyms still closed I was desperate to get back into some sort of weights routine and that’s when I saw The Fitting Rooms ad. I’ve really liked the small group sessions outside and the workouts are good mix of upper, lower or full body using weights and body weight. There’s never more than four people and a PT so you get a lot of guidance which after a long break of doing nothing has really helped me get back into the swing of things.
I was pretty nervous when I first walked through the door at the Fitting Rooms in February. I shouldn’t have been, the Fitting Rooms is a really welcoming place and Yasmin was lovely. I’m targeting three hilly ultra marathons this year and wanted to start doing some strength training. Yasmin has been working with me ever since, making sure I build strength where I need it and encouraging me to work hard. I’ve made far more progress than it ever would have done on my own or in a class (which are the other options I was looking into). I already feel so much stronger running on the hills and I wish I’d found the Fitting Rooms earlier!
I would recommend The Fitting Rooms to anyone. All the trainers are highly professional but also really personable which make the work outs fun! I appreciate the way they take their time with explaining each move so we have the correct form when performing each exercise. They have a caring attitude as well as working you hard! The gym has a really friendly atmosphere – it is not at all intimidating and good value for money. I do the shared PT sessions which are fun and supportive..
I’ve worked with James at The Fitting Rooms over the past eight months as part of my rehabilitation following major abdominal surgery. He has been outstanding. There was a proper handover sought from my physiotherapist and he has submitted his programme and report to my physio again for external review and she has noticed real gains. He and I feel that I am well on my way to pre-surgery levels. His approach has been planned throughout, always getting the right balance between ensuring safety and developing my core strength and general fitness. Significantly, he has identified the additional psychological components that led me to over-protect the surgery site and has used graded exposure to help me build my confidence when making certain movements. I cannot recommend him and The Fitting Rooms highly enough for this rehab-orientated approach.
I trained at The Fitting Rooms for 2.5 years on and off, it was the only real exercise regime I ever stuck to! Especially in the lead up to my wedding last year, I was religiously there twice a week in my shared training sessions with Toby, who helped me gain confidence and strength I didn’t know I had in me. I’m so thankful for the supportive group sessions as I couldn’t afford 1 on 1 and going to the gym by myself scared me so this was a perfect compromise. And I made great friends too.. what could go wrong? I just wish there were more sites as unfortunately now my work has taken me away from Southwark so I am unable to come to my regular slots. I hope to be back some time soon though. Thanks guys!
I have been training for around 10 years and have always been very comfortable pushing myself to achieve my fitness goals and as a result of this I had never considered using a personal trainer. This all changed when I developed a rotator cuff injury after overtraining. Dave was highly recommended to me, not only as an exceptional personal trainer who achieves fantastic results for his clients, but also for his knowledge of injury management and prevention. Through my training sessions with Dave I have not only overcome my rotator cuff injury but have also got myself into the best physical shape of my life and I now have a whole arsenal of exercises I hadn’t ever done before! Dave is not only ideal for reaching your fitness goals and injury management but he is also a great laugh which makes the training sessions something I would look forward to,… Read more “The best physical shape of my life…”