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Personal Trainer Oldbury
My name is Bal and with 6 years experience in personal training, I have a wealth of experience of training different level of clients from beginners to international athletes. I also have a great experience of training different age groups ranging from 14 to 75 years old. I am very results driven so your goals mean a lot to me. I look after my clients training them at a realistic pace, making them feel comfortable in what they are doing and achieving, without any shortcuts or unrealistic fad diets.
Whether it be weight loss or packing on lean muscle, I have worked with various clients and help them reach their target goals.
I am very diverse with my training and am qualified in various fields to ensure your training is never boring.
An Interview with Personal Trainer Bal
How long have you been doing personal training and what first made you want to be a personal trainer? I’ve been a personal trainer for 6 years now and absolutely love my job. I wanted to become a personal trainer due to my passion for fitness. From a young age, I have always been into sports and when old enough going to the gym. For the past 17years, I’ve trained at lots of different gyms from your commercial fitness first and Nuffield health clubs to your local independent bodybuilder type units. I’ve found that training at different types of gyms enabled me to train with a multitude of people who all contributed to the wealth of knowledge I have today. Having my own personal trainer in the past helped me make the decision of sharing my knowledge with others to help them attain their personal fitness goals.
Whats your favourite part of the job? My favourite part of being a personal trainer is reaching my client’s goals and expectations. I am a very results driven person, when my clients talk to me about their goals I make them my goals and take them very seriously. I love my job and find it very rewarding especially when clients work hard and take their goals as seriously as I do. If getting in shape was easy I think everyone in the world would be walking around with their idea of a perfect body.
And any bits that are not so great? The part of my job that’s not so easy is changing mindsets of people to break the bad habits. You cannot control peoples mind, you have to adapt to every individual client’s thought process to help them change their mindset to aid the results. You cant be in this job with a one style fits all attitude as everyone is individual. I do feel that social and public media and quick fix diet companies can have a negative effect on people nowadays. I feel it can pressure people into thinking they need to look a certain way and expect overnight results without health considerations.
What question do you get asked the most by clients? How much weight can I lose within 4 weeks or a certain time frame? Whats the best exercise to make my stomach flatter? Can I eat chocolate and sweets with my diet?
Which type of exercise do you think is the best for all-round fitness? I think using different types of interval training is key for all-round fitness. I find by using variations of HIIT with clients they benefit from it a lot. This can be things like Tabata training, Regular Interval training, AMRAPS (As Many Rounds As Possible), Fartlek (Irregular intervals). You have to find ways to keep the body guessing and out of its comfort zone, again otherwise if it was easy then everyone would be walking around with perfect bodies.
If you could have three wishes what would they be? To be a recognised brand within the fitness industry within the UK, to walk around with perfect abs all year round and world peace
Ab Blast Workout is an intense, fat-burning, abdominal workout routine that employs a unique blend of cardio and ab-sculpting exercises to boost metabolism, blast away calories, and tone the abs, obliques, chest, butt, legs
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A fitness boot camp is a type of group physical training program conducted by gyms, personal trainers, and former military personnel. These programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 1-hour period of time.
Boxing is fantastic for achieving enhanced Cardiovascular Health, total body strength, better hand-eye coordination, developing a nice strong core, weight loss or better body composition and also a great stress reliever!
Boxercise is an exercise class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. he aerobic nature of many of boxing’s exercises leads to a
Circuit training is a combination of six or more exercises performed with short rest periods between them for either a set number of repetitions or a prescribed amount of time. One circuit is when all of the chosen exercises have been completed. Multiple circuits can be performed in one training session.
High-intensity interval training is a training technique in which you give maxiumum effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. High-intensity interval training raises and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.
Kettlebells are cast iron weights ranging from 5 lbs to over 100 lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle for easy gripping. Kettlebells are great at increasing strength by using full-body functional movements that incorporate several muscle groups for each exercise.
Legs Bums and Tums is an exercise class that will tone and sculpt key body areas using specific exercises. It is a low impact class that focuses on bums, legs and tums. Helps to tone these major muscle groups and streamline problem areas. A great class if you are aiming for leaner looking legs, a firmer bum and a flatter stomach.
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility.
Total Body Resistance Exercise. TRX was invented by a Navy Seal. He needed a way to keep himself and his fellow SEALS in top shape no matter where they were in the world, whether conducting a mission or standing by. It can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s overall health.
Only been having pt sessions for over a week. I can already see and feel my body changing. Bal makes you feel really comfortable and pushes you to get the best out of your training. He has provided me with a nutritional plan that is easy to follow and
Cant wait to see my results
We have been training with Bal for just under a month and are already starting to see a big difference. He is very knowledgeable, not just about exercise but also about nutrition and general body health. He is very motivational and we feel like we have worked every muscle in our bodies after a session with him. We love the PT studio and love that every session is different but always very hard!
Bal and Lucie are both so professional and offer exceptional service !!! Highly recommended! X
on a one to one level with my personal trainer
Great place to workout in a friendly environment. Well done Bal and Lucie keep up the good work.