Before clients start on a training programme at Scott’s Personal Training, we begin with a consultation that can last up to 3 hours. In this consultation, we will go through all the relevant details – personal, health, structural health, corrective exercise, exercise history and goals. We get to know our clients, we listen to and understand their specific needs and advise and educate on training and nutrition, devise nutritional programmes and do the required body composition analysis.
Many people like to believe that as long as they exercise, they can eat anything they like. Others think that supplements alone will keep them healthy and achieve results. The truth is that supplements or exercise alone cannot be relied upon to stay healthy and get results!
You cannot out-train a bad diet!
Some people may be eating healthily with a good diet but are still not getting the results. This is because it needs fine tuning and understanding all three elements for eating correctly for sports nutritional programmes: frequency & timing, quality and quantity.
Nowadays, most people use apps on phones and watches to count calories when trying to change their diet to achieve their health and fitness goals. These apps only cover the quantity – and even then, the quantity must be broken down into the correct ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fat. If you’re aiming for a healthy body, a change in body composition or performing better in training or sport, it’s a lot more complex than just counting calories.
Most clients’ primary goal is to lose weight. Losing weight is not always a good thing; most people going on weight-loss diets lose muscle tissue, which is very damaging to the body and usually unsustainable – and most put weight back on after. Fat loss should be your goal, not weight loss. Fat loss is very complex; it’s not as simple as just doing exercises and cutting calories. If you want to do it the correct way, keeping your body healthy without the expense of losing muscle tissue, then it’s important you really understand the process, which you will learn in the consultation.
Scientific research confirms that diet affects performance. There is no one-size-fits-all diet: everyone has different nutritional needs. Some athletes/exercisers require more calories, proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins or rehydrating than others, and each sport or type of training has its unique nutritional demands. A personalised nutritional strategy can help support any training programme, whether you’re training to alter body composition, for fitness or competition, it can promote efficient recovery between workouts, reduce the risk of illness or overtraining or help achieve peak performance.
To ensure results for all our clients, it’s essential that we educate about nutrition and devise the appropriate nutritional programme to suit the individual’s specific goals. Although our coaches monitor our clients’ nutrition, it’s crucial that clients have a good understanding of nutrition, as it’s something that they need to be implementing themselves every day. Once educated, it’s easier to follow their personalised nutritional programme, the key to their health and vitality, and to achieve their specific goals.
The consultation also consists of the required body composition analysis which might involve weighing, skinfold measurements, tape-measuring and photos. These can help monitor progress and help with devising food programmes.
Clients always feel well educated and motivated once the consultation has finished, and ready and inspired to start their new training programme.
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When I started training at Scott’s gym I didn’t expect to progress as much as I did. In 5 months I was able to gain almost 5kg of muscle, growing my arms by 6.5cm, while losing 1kg of fat. My clothes fit much better and T-shirts that used to be loose on me are now tighter, especially at my sleeves.
I could not have achieved this without the support of Scott and my coach Patrick. I used to skip breakfast and go through most of the day without eating but Scott explained in my consultation how this would cause my body to burn muscle for energy. It wasn’t easy making changes, but Patrick always encouraged me to improve...
After the first lockdown I wanted to get fit for my sport of Gaelic Football. I felt I wasn’t as strong as I should be and needed some specialist Strength and Conditioning to take me to the next level.
My initial consultation with Scott was very beneficial in terms of information on nutrition. My coach Patrick was very friendly and knowledgeable and without doubt helped improve my strength, power, and cardio aspects of my fitness. All sessions were tailored around my specific goals which Patrick helped me achieve.
Within 5 months I gained 5kg, all of it muscle. My chest, arms, shoulders and legs were measured regularly and...
My coach Patrick helped transform me within 7 months of training.
I wanted to get back in shape after neglecting my health and fitness during the first UK lockdown and I made rapid progress to become the strongest and most muscular I have ever been.
Patrick has great knowledge and motivational skills which helped me to reach my goals. He taught me new exercises and to analyse my lifting technique in a deeper way so my form was as efficient as possible and I could make the best progress.
I particularly enjoyed deadlifting and within a few weeks Patrick guaranteed that he would get me to 200kg before Christmas...
I have now been training at Scott’s for 11 weeks. I had put on a lot of weight during lockdown and had lost confidence. Scott takes a lot of time at consultation to set your goals and impart his knowledge about nutrition and put a great plan into place.
He understood that I have a busy job but set me a very precise schedule and nutrition plan. I have lost weight, my body shape has changed and I have adapted a far healthier lifestyle. I have dropped 3 dress sizes and feel amazing!
I’ve been training with Scott since January 2019 and initially started seeing him to get into shape for my wedding. Everything is completely tailored to your wants and abilities and I’ve felt myself get stronger week by week, whilst actually enjoying training at the same time.
For the wedding, I really wanted to loose fat from the back of my arms. When I started with Scott my skin fold measurements measured 28mm on the back of my arm, but was down to just 7mm before the wedding...
I had just left an awful job and wearing this hospital gown realised I not only looked like Homer Simpson in a mumu, I had allowed work and other negative things to take over. Having decided to make a long term change I worked on diet, exercise and attitude.
Scott understood what I needed and works with his clients as individuals, regularly adapting his approach and programmes to reflect this. Scott is an expert in his profession of exercise and nutrition and isn’t a generic ‘great job’ trainer, but genuinely understands his clients and what drives them - I never, ever, thought I would be asked to be in a before and after shot - but here we are!
I first went to see Scott as I had no motivation to try and diet although I really wanted to lose weight.
Scott explained that to lose weight it’s not just about exercising; it is a life style change. It is about giving your body the right type of nutrition and eating the right foods at the right time as well as training regularly.
II had a three hour consultation with Scott. He weighed me and I was 11.5 stone, my measurements were almost 100mm. I knew at this point it was time to make a change. Scott went through what foods are high in protein and which foods contained good fats and what were high in sugar content...
I’ve always wanted to get into great shape with a low body fat and muscular physique but I didn’t even think it was possible for me to do so.
I had been living an unhealthy lifestyle all my life so I decided to do something about it and join a gym.
I was training for about a year with another personal trainer but I wasn’t getting results. I was watching Scott for a while and was liking what he was doing so I asked him to train me.
Scott made me realise it was about the diet and carefully planned training methods....
Scott is the most knowledgeable PT that I have had the pleasure of training with. This combined with his passion for health and fitness has seriously upped my game over the past 2.5 years.
I have significantly increased my strength and muscle mass, reduced body fat, and even reversed my osteoporosis diagnosis to achieve normal bone density. Scott's determined focus...
After the new year I decided to get down the gym and start working out to improve my physique. Having been down the gym a couple of times I just didn’t know what to do, where to start or if I was doing anything correctly etc etc, so I decided to get a Personal Trainer and started training with Scott in February.
At the time I weighed 82.1kg, 15.2kg of fat and 66.9kg of lean mass. These measurements were taken during my consultation with Scott which I thought was a massive eye opener. Not only did he work out my body fat and lean mass, he also educated me on nutrition and explained how eating certain types of foods at the right intervals with the adequate amounts would help me achieve my goals of building muscle and losing fat...
I started training with Scott because I needed to get my weight down and improve my health. I knew Scott was the right person to help me as I have known him for many years and seen what he does to himself and his clients.
Scott explained exactly what I needed to do in the consultation which lasted about 3 hours. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but...
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