Frequently Asked Questions + Terms and Conditions

Why should I use Fit + Fabulous?

Some people are happy to follow their own programme, in their own time and place. For those who lack the time, motivation or energy to train effectively on their own, Fit + Fabulous can be the answer. The support, advice and encouragement comes with safe exercise technique to help you avoid injuries.

When do I need a Personal?

When you are overweight, when you are underweight, when you are unfit, when you want to get fitter, when you have just had a baby, when you are in training, when you are bored with training, when the kids have left home, when the jeans don’t fit, when you are too busy to keep fit, when you are going skiing, when Christmas has happened, when summer is about to happen, when aerobics has got boring, when you can’t avoid the mirror, when you always avoid the scales, when YOU want to!

How often should I train?

Three times each week should be sufficient for you to start feeling and seeing results. Although, like anything, you will get more out of it if you put more in. How often you train with Fit + Fabulous is up to you. Ask yourself; How motivated am I? How often can I afford to train? What does my diary look like most weeks?

Where can I train?

You can achieve results working out in a gym, in the park, in the office or at home. It is more a matter of availability and of convenience for you. Fit + Fabulous provides exercises than can easily be replicated in all environments to help you maximise your potential.

Do I need equipment?

No. Fit + Fabulous prides itself with being innovative with items available in your home or using your own body weight.  The only requirement is that for a home-based client they have a certain amount of space to move freely. Ask yourself two questions; Can I lie on the ground and do a snow angel without touching anything? Can you reach up with your arms stretched above your head without touching anything? If not then maybe an outdoor space is more suitable for you.

Fit + Fabulous has a range of portable equipment which can be used during the one to one sessions with adaptations and alternative exercises to do in your own time. Additional equipment including kettle bells, free weights, suspension bands, resistance bands, focus pads, agility hoops and skipping ropes can also be used during the sessions.

Will Fit + Fabulous put me on a diet/stop me smoking/stop me drinking?

You have to take control of your destiny. Fit + Fabulous will provide you with the best nutrition and lifestyle advice – whether you take it is up to you. The fitter you become the better you will treat your body as a natural consequence.

What is the typical cost for a Personal Training session?

Unfortunately there is no typical cost, although the range is between £20 and £100 per hour dependent on your location, time for training and their experience and client list. If you spend £500 a year on gym fees and use the facility once or twice, with no results as a consequence, that is expensive.
The price is influenced by the length of each session, skills required, gym fees which may be payable, travel costs and any other number of contributing factors. Block bookings and joint sessions with a friend are available at a reduced price. Please see our Packages for current prices.

Can I set the time I work out?

You are the client and so should be able to train when you want. Booking an appointment is easy and can be done by telephone, email or Facebook. Please give plenty prior notice in booking an appointment to avoid disappointment.  If you’re changing your training time, always give at least 24 hours’ notice – otherwise you’ll be charged.

What happens during a face to face Fit + Fabulous session?

A face to face personal training session will normally last for one hour. This will follow along the lines of a brief warm-up followed by your main training programme where you will focus on your goals using cardiovascular, strength or flexibility exercises. Finally there will be a cool down or relaxation period. Any programme may vary from one session to the next according to the clients’ needs and progress.

Does Fit + Fabulous ask questions about your lifestyle?

The nature of personal training is such that it incorporates your needs, goals and preferences. Fit + Fabulous will need to ask some initial questions during the consultation which probe the demands that are placed on you from your job or lifestyle. Typically the first session will include questions about:

  • Basic personal details
  • Medical background
  • Fitness background
  • Lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking or drinking)
  • Nutritional habits (you may be asked to keep a diary)
  • Personal goals and objectives in relation to fitness

So as you can see Fit + Fabulous looks at more than just the fitness or exercise component of your life. We are qualified in providing information and advice about nutrition, stress management, motivational techniques and then be able to refer you on to others where the need may arise (chiropractors or physiotherapists.)

Does Fit + Fabulous require a doctor’s certificate?

Depending on your recent fitness and exercise programmes (or lack thereof) we may ask you for a certificate if we believe that medical conditions and/or past injuries will affect your participation in a training session. If you are under the care of a doctor for any reason or if you are over 50, and starting exercise for the first time, you will be asked to see your doctor to obtain their clearance first.

What if I am recovering from injury?

Fit + Fabulous has experience in assisting those recovering from injury into a regressed training plan provided you have the all clear from your physiotherapist, General Practitioner or other health professional.

What if I don’t know how to do the exercise within the plan?

All fitness design plans are demonstrated and discussed in detail during your one to one sessions. We strongly advise getting in touch at any time if you are unsure of any of the exercises provided to ensure correct posture and technique is used to avoid injury.

How do I pay for my sessions and what is the cancellation policy?

Upfront payment is the only option available via bank transfer and Paypal. Further information can be provided during your consolation.  Please give 24hrs notice for all cancellations. Fit + Fabulous hold all rights to still charge for the session however discretion will be applied.  A maximum of two PT sessions can be carried forward per booking to allow for illness, holidays and other unforeseen circumstances. Thereafter the client will be charged for any further cancellation.

Purchasing gift certificates?

Please email or telephone Fit + Fabulous for further information on the purchase of certificates. Please note that all certificates have to be used within three months of purchase. Gift certificates can not be exchanged for cash. Fit + fabulous is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates and they can only be used by the names individual.

Can I train with a friend?

It maybe that you prefer company when training. A training buddy can aid motivation and increase results for some clients. Fit + Fabulous is delighted to offer personal training packages for two people.

If I lift weights will I bulk up?

In short, not always. Weights are used for endurance and strength training.  Endurance weight training involves high repetition at a lighter weights which reduce body fat and tones muscle, strength training involves low repetition and heavy weights which will sculpt and increase muscle tone.  Diet also plays a vital role in gaining muscle mass which Fit + Fabulous can assist you with if this is a goal.