Meet Our Personal Trainers – Advice for Gym Beginners – Nuffield Health


My name is Uliana I’m a personal trader, Personal
Trainer… My name is Uliana I work for Nuffield Health in Shoreditch. Hi I’m Dave, I’m a Wellbeing
Personal Trainer at Leatherhead. Hi my name is Rupi I’m from Leeds (The Light) club. Can’t
remember that far back. I was fourteen the first time I ever set foot in the gym. I remember
my rugby coach telling me “you have to get bigger”. You know people wearing the nice lycra
and there’s guys working in the weights area and there’s kettlebells being used and I had
no idea what I was doing and I was scared. Difficult initially, trying to learn different
movements, trying to understand how all this technology worked and how it was going to
help me. My body was sore for about two to three days. Ah this is really cool, I have
no idea what I’m doing and I put all the weight down to the top and couldn’t move any of it.
Overall, after all the soreness was finished, I did actually feel quite good. I found that
I loved it, I got some really good advice from a trainer at the gym, showed me how to use
everything and from then on felt a bit more comfortable, made me come back more and helped
me long-term. One time I was running on a treadmill. I was instructing a class. Playing
around with a friend in the gym. I looked, turned to the side and as I’ve looked I started
to drift. I literally shuffled forward and as I went back I slammed right back into the
mirror and knocked my head and fell flat on my face and it was on camera. Decides to try
and pull my trousers down. Unfortunately boxers come down at the same point, ummm… My foot’s
obviously caught the stead bit on the side and luckily as I’ve gone down, I managed to
catch on to the bars. Probably one of the most embarrassing points of being in the gym
but, I can look back and laugh at it. At the end of the day it’s just a little bit of fun.
Yeah, that wasn’t, that wasn’t funny at all. When you’re having that feeling of like there’s a big label
on you saying ‘this is my first time’, just try and remember that everyone had their first
time some time, so everyone understands how it feels and probably felt like that at some
point themselves. There’s no easy answer for people who are taking their first step into
the gym. Never feel self-conscious about being in the gym. It’s just your own self-conscious
amplifying a lot of things that aren’t really there. Speak to people. If you’re really nervous
don’t try and go it alone. I was petrified of the gym floor myself. It was only from the help
of a Personal Trainer that got me comfortable on the gym floor that I managed to transition.
Best thing to do would be try things, just try things. Always seek help, if you find
it so nerve wracking going into the gym, a class or whatever, seek help. Just try and
do it with people because if you are nervous, doing it alone doesn’t always work. Talk to
one of the staff, straight away. They’re there to help, they’re there to advise, give you
the best knowledge you can get to get you where you need to be. You can start getting
motivation and tips of them and it makes it a lot more enjoyable experience at that point.
Don’t be scared to ask people, people will always be happy to help. You’d probably be
surprised that the ones that look the stoniest faced, if you actually went up to them and
said “do you mind showing me how to use this machine because it’s my first time?” That
they would probably be more than happy to because they are probably remembering their
first time when they didn’t know how to use the machine and how awful it was. The more
advice you get, the better off you are. Knowledge is power. In reality all you’re trying to
do is better yourself, so you shouldn’t be nervous about trying to improve your own wellbeing
at the end of the day. Don’t be afraid to ask for some help. Personal Trainers aren’t
scary, they’re normal. If you want more health and wellbeing advice, subscribe to our YouTube
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11 thoughts on “Meet Our Personal Trainers – Advice for Gym Beginners – Nuffield Health

  1. They really need to change the way they do things in the physical fitness world how are you going to be a personal trainer if you look like the people that need the personal trainer lol

  2. They really need to change the way they do things in the physical fitness world how are you going to be a personal trainer if you look like the people that need the personal trainer lol

  3. If you want to learn how to build your business… hands down, I recommend Stu at www.TheSixFigureTrainer.com. I took his e-class and he is the real deal. It’s some of the best information I’ve gotten on marketing, lead generating, how to approach new clients and how to keep clients so you don’t have a lot of turnover. He talks about getting started as a trainer at ground zero too and it would have been really helpful if I was just starting out.

    Stu also has a lot of free articles that are extremely (like extremely extremely) helpful… but I would do his e-class if he still offers it.

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