Personal Training FAQ

What personal training equipment do I need?

You don’t need any personal training equipment, as your personal trainer I’ll bring everything you need. My fully mobile personal training equipment includes dumbbells, kettlebells 6kg, 8kg, 10kg, 12kg and 14 kg sizes, a range of resistance bands and 15-metre battle ropes, plus exercise mats, skipping ropes, in-fact everything you’ll need for your bespoke training programme. You just need to wear appropriate gym kit and comfortable trainers.

Is my home or office large enough for a personal training session?

If you can clear a space of around two square metres (approximately seven square feet) , then your home or office will be suitable for personal training. This small space is ideal for a high intensity interval training workout, perhaps with kettlebells, dumbbells. If you have a large patio or garden then you may have the space for battle ropes, these aren’t suitable for indoor use.


How do I book and pay for a personal training session with you?

To book my taster introductory personal training offer, a one 2 one session or block of 10 or 20 one 2 one personal training sessions please call or text me on 07730 038830. You need to pay in advance for your taster introductory personal training offer, a one 2 one personal training session or block of 10 or 20 one 2 one personal training sessions. I accept cash, personal cheque or bank transfer.


What if I can’t make the personal training session?

As your personal trainer I like to be flexible when at all possible. If you give me at least 24-hour’s notice either to cancel your personal training session or to rearrange it, then I will cancel without penalty or rebook you to a mutually convenient date and time. If you cancel with less than 24-hour’s notice, I’ll let you off the first time this happens as a goodwill gesture but thereafter you will forfeit that session. At my discretion and in extenuating circumstances I may waive this.


Are you a qualified personal trainer?

Yes, I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training through YMCAfit in London, one of the UK’s leading providers. In addition to this, I have a further qualification with YMCAfit; Exercise for Older Adults, a specialism as an older adult personal trainer that I’m developing both within 3Fs Personal Training and through the Young At Heart Keep Fit Club, group fitness classes for people aged 60 and above.


Do you run fitness classes?

Yes, as one of the co-founders of the Young At Heart Keep Fir Club, I run weekly exercise classes for people aged 60 and above in South Portslade Community Century every Monday starting at 12.45pm, St. Helens Church Hall, Hangleton, Hove every Friday starting at 1.30pm, and from the 25th April at Lancing Parish Council Jubilee Hall every Thursday starting at 10.15am. Classes cost £5 including after class refreshments.


Do you offer an introductory offer?

Yes! I offer a free 60-minute health and fitness consultation as a starting point when we first meet. You can then take advantage of my introductory offer; two 1-hour personal training sessions for just £45 where you can get a flavour for the way I work as a personal trainer with my clients and the value I bring in terms of expertise, inspiration, education and motivation. You can choose the venue, your home, office, outdoors or private studio. An inexpensive way to try my personal training.


Can you recommend a suitable outdoor venue for our personal training session?

Yes. If you live in or around Brighton and Hove, then we are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor locations. Hove Lawns is a perennial favourite but there are other beach areas that make for an exhilarating workout. Brighton and Hove has a wide range of Parks and Gardens suitable for a variety of workouts including battle ropes, high intensity interval training and circuit training. I regularly use Hove Park.


Are there any hidden costs?

No. There are no hidden costs in any of the personal training services I offer. My standard personal training rate is £35 per hour, and there’s a small discount if you book a block of 20 for £660 (equivalent to £33 per hour). If you elect to train in a private studio or hall a supplement of £10 per hour applies. I offer a free 60-minute health and fitness consultation, and an introductory offer of two 1-hour personal training sessions for just £45.


Can our personal training session take place in my local gym?

No. Most gyms will only allow personal trainers employed by them to train clients. Therefore, as a self-employed personal trainer it is unlikely that they will permit me to train you. However, my fully mobile exercise equipment can give you a full body workout and offers you a more interesting workout than simply jumping on the bog-standard cardio and resistance machines that your gym has to offer.


Are you insured?

Yes. I have a specialist personal trainer’s Public Liability Insurance Policy the limit of which is £10,000,000 for any one event. The personal trainer policy is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited. I am happy to show you my current personal trainer insurance certificate. In addition to my public liability insurance, I also have a current clean CRB check certificate also available for inspection, I take my duty of care and safeguarding as a personal trainer very seriously indeed.


Am I too old to have a personal trainer?

No, you’re never too old to benefit from taking up exercise with a personal trainer. And there’s a wealth of scientific research to that show no matter what your age 50, 60, 70 and above, regular exercise will stop and even reverse many age-related conditions. I have a personal trainer qualification in Exercise for Older Adults, and I’m a recommended personal trainer for the over 60s. Let me train you!

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Gav O’Brien 3Fs Personal Training

Telephone: 07730 038830