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About Gemma

I pride myself in being approachable and empathetic and care about the goals my clients are working towards.

I started off my career as a professional contemporary dancer and worked for dance companies around the UK. This sparked off a passion for health and fitness and in 2009 I decided to take a new career path and trained to be a personal trainer.

I started out in LA Fitness in the City of London, where I gained great reward from seeing clients always improving and quickly realised that I was really passionate about helping people to gain the results they wanted. I work together with my clients to make sure they feel supported at all times and programmes are tailored specifically to their wants and needs. 

I have always been described as a nice task master and pride myself on bringing the best out of my clients. 

Alongside fitness I also have a huge interest in nutrition. I felt that the knowledge I had gained during my Personal Training course was really too basic for my clients and didn't get them the results we desired. Therefore, I studied Nutritional Therapy to really enhance my knowledge, so that I could give all the right advice. This has been a massive benefit to the way I work with my clients and has generated great results. This is because I am able to really get to the bottom of potential physiological imbalances that may be affecting the results we are trying to gain. Then through tailored nutrition and exercise I can help work towards not onlymy clients fitness goals but optimum health. This really helps them to gain confidence and be proud of what they can change and achieve.

I am very supportive throughout their journey and really believe in making it a team effort. 

In addition to Personal Training and Nutrition for Gemma Fitness, I work with a company called in:spa. They run fitness holiday retreats, which transform your body and leave you feeling energised. We fly out to luxury locations with a team of personal trainers, yoga teacher, massage therapist, nutritional therapist and chef, and you will be supported through the week to achieve your personal goals. For  more info please visit: http://www.inspa-retreats.com. 

IBD- relief is another affiliate of mine. They are an online platform that supports sufferes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I am really lucky to work with the two founders Seb and Emily Tucknott. Seb is an IBD sufferer who through changing his diet, exercise and stress levels has managed to get his IBD under control and reduce his symptoms. I provide training and nutritional support to sufferers of IBD, showing them that you can do more than you think and you can use both exercise and nutrition to help reduce symptoms. For more info visit: http://www.ibdrelief.com.

A little more about my personal training: I always keep up-to-date with new training techniques to benefit my clients and I practice what I preach. I have a personal interest in running and regularly take part in half-marathons and am currently training for the Brighton Marathon 2016. Will keep you posted on my training via blog posts and social media!

Specialisms

Qualifications

  • REPS level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Advanced Personal trainer
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • ViPR certified trainer
  • Pre and Postnatal 
  • Spin Instructor
  • Insanity Instructor
  • PiYo Instructor
  • Boxercise and Kickboxercise Instructor
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) 
  • Kettle Bell 
  • First Aid