Benefits of Using a Personal Trainer

Tired of going to the gym and not seeing the results you want? Need a little help with some motivation? We can help. Our personal trainers have years of experience in helping our clients achieve their fitness goals, below we explain how they can get you where you want to be.

One of the main benefits of working with a personal trainer is that they can provide guidance and support throughout the journey to achieving desired results. PTs can also tailor workouts to your specific needs, whether it be weight loss, muscle building, increased endurance or even rehabilitation.

PTs can offer motivation and accountability to those who may struggle with consistency in their fitness routine, sometimes all we need is someone cheering us on and reminding us of our progress to keep going! They can also teach proper form and technique during exercises, which helps prevent injury and ensures maximum effectiveness. Additionally, your trainer will stay up-to-date on the latest trends in health and fitness so they can incorporate new techniques into your workouts for optimal results.

Investing in a personal trainer is worthwhile for anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness level. With professional guidance from an expert in the field, achieving your goals becomes easier than ever before.

Accountability and Customisation

One of the main advantages of working with a personal trainer is accountability. You’ll have someone who will keep you accountable for your fitness goals, create a personalised plan that suits your needs and lifestyle, and help you stick to it. They will motivate and encourage you to push beyond your limits, making sure that you are on track towards achieving your targets.

Another significant advantage of having a PT is customisation. Everyone’s body is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. A personal trainer can tailor workouts specifically to meet your individual needs and preferences. Whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain or just general fitness, they can customise exercises based on any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries that may be present.


Woman working out with personal trainer

Education on Nutrition

Your PT can provide you with information on healthy eating habits, portion control, and how to properly fuel your bodies to get the most out of your workouts. They can also help you identify any nutritional deficiencies and recommend supplements or dietary changes.

With proper education in what you eat, you can improve your overall health and fitness levels. You’ll have a better understanding of what foods you should be consuming to reach your goals and how much you need to eat in order to maintain or lose weight or add muscle. Additionally, having a trained professional guide you through this process can provide accountability and support as you make lifestyle changes.

Incorporating nutrition education into personal training sessions can lead to long-term success by helping you make lasting changes in your diet and lifestyle habits. We have created a recipe library, meal plans, and a video-led nutritional education program on our website to get you started, but a PT can help create a personalised menu for your specific needs.

Life Long Benefits

When it comes to working out, hiring a personal trainer can seem like a costly extra to your workout budget. However, it’s important to do a cost comparison between hiring a personal trainer versus going at it alone, and consider the short and long-term benefits. A personal trainer can help you create a personalised workout plan that will maximise your time and effort in the gym, ultimately leading to faster and more effective results. Additionally, having someone hold you accountable for showing up to each session can help keep you on track.

The benefits of having a personal trainer extend far beyond just the immediate results you see in your fitness journey. One major benefit is injury prevention. A certified personal trainer will be able to identify any muscle imbalances or weaknesses and design workouts that address those issues, reducing the risk of injury during exercise or everyday activities. We have created a movement library that can help reduce the chances of doing exercises incorrectly but a PT can show you how and where you are going wrong.

Finally, having a personal trainer can help establish lifelong healthy habits. By teaching proper form and technique, providing guidance on nutrition, and encouraging consistency in your workouts, a PT can equip you with the tools needed to maintain an active lifestyle for years to come.

On the other hand, going without a personal trainer may result in wasted gym time and even potential injury from incorrect form or technique. Plus, without professional guidance, it can be difficult to know what exe

rcises are most beneficial for your specific body type and fitness goals. Ultimately, while there is certainly an investment involved with hiring a personal trainer, it’s one that could pay off when it comes to reaching your health and fitness objectives.

Woman working out with personal trainer

Invest in Yourself

Investing in yourself is one of the most important decisions you can make. This not only includes your education and career but also your physical and mental health. A personal trainer can offer numerous benefits to improve both aspects of your life.

A personal trainer will design a workout plan tailored specifically to your body type and fitness goals. They will ensure that you are performing exercises correctly to prevent injuries and maximise results. A PT will provide motivation and accountability which can be vital for those struggling to commit to a regular exercise routine on their own.

Working with a personal trainer can have significant impacts on mental health as well. Exercise has been shown to reduce stress levels, anxiety, depression symptoms, and increase overall mood. With all these benefits in mind, investing in a personal trainer could potentially be one of the best investments you make for yourself both physically and mentally.

If you think that having a personal trainer can benefit you, get in touch and we can connect you with one of our trainers to get you on the road to great physical and mental health.

Postpartum Workouts for Women

As a new mother, your body has gone through a lot of changes and achieved amazing things. You probably aren’t going to be back squatting your bodyweight anytime soon, (who is?) but postpartum workouts can help you get your strength back, increase your energy levels to take on the demands of motherhood, and make you feel like you.

Not only can these workouts help you physically, but they also have mental benefits too. Implementing an exercise routine into your daily life provides stress relief and helps improve cognitive function, allowing you to be more present with your baby. Exercise also releases endorphins that promote positive thinking and provide a natural boost of energy throughout the day.

Postpartum workouts are designed specifically for women who recently gave birth, so it’s important to start slowly with low intensity exercises and gradually build up as you gain strength and confidence. 

Adjusting to Motherhood

The adjustment to Motherhood can be a challenging and overwhelming experience, but with proper self-care, it can also be one of the most rewarding. After giving birth, many women feel unprepared for the physical and emotional changes that come with motherhood. One important step in adjusting to this new lifestyle is establishing a postpartum workout routine. With some simple tips and exercises, you can begin to regain your strength and confidence after childbirth – something that often gets lost amidst all the chaos of raising a newborn!

Finding time to achieve your goals

With all the new challenges ahead, finding time to do something for you can be difficult. To make it easier, try setting small goals that you can realistically achieve each week. Make sure your goals are focused on what you want to achieve, not how fast you can get there. Once you have your goals, work out the strategy to achieve them and then plan how you will put that strategy into place. Once you are ready to exercise, don’t push yourself too hard, start with manageable exercises like walking or stretching and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts over time as your strength returns.

Types of exercises that can help you achieve your goals

Before starting any exercise program, it is important to understand the different types of exercises. 

Cardiovascular exercises are essential for improving overall health and increasing endurance. This includes activities such as walking, running, cycling, or swimming. 

Strength training is also beneficial for re-building muscle mass and strength, while toning the body. Examples of these include weightlifting with free weights or resistance bands, push-ups, burpees, squats, lunges and crunches…they’re not as bad as they sound, promise!

Finally, flexibility exercises are great for improving posture and increasing your range of motion while decreasing risk of injury, which helps when carrying your baby around all day long.

Woman boxing in gym

Safety Tips

As you strive to achieve your goal, you should be aware that safety is key when beginning a new workout routine. It’s important to understand the changes that have occurred in your body and how to prevent any potential injuries.

Before starting any exercise program after birth, it’s essential to consult with your doctor and get cleared for physical activity. This will ensure you’re safe and healthy enough to start, as well as keep an eye out for any signs of complications from pregnancy or delivery. It’s also important to listen to your body during workouts, it will let you know if you are pushing too hard or you are not ready yet.

Eating Well

Your focus should not only be about physical activity to get your core strength back but also pay attention to your diet as well. Eating well postpartum can help your body heal and restore itself faster, prevent excess weight gain, give you more energy and help improve your overall mood. We know those hormones can be difficult to navigate.

A nutrition plan should include nutrient-dense foods like lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy products. It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day; this will help reduce fatigue and cravings for unhealthy snacks. Additionally, it’s best to limit processed food items since they don’t contain the same nutrients as whole foods. You can find a wide range of healthy dishes on our website, but remember it’s all about balance and treating yourself is good for the soul!

Conclusion: Back to Health & Fitness

Postpartum life can be difficult, but getting back to health and fitness doesn’t have to be. With appropriate modifications and careful considerations, you can get back into a regular workout routine safely.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different and progress should not be compared with anyone else. Listen to your body and allow it time to heal before trying any strenuous exercises or activities; give your core muscles time to strengthen as well since they are integral in providing stability during workouts. When ready, look into resources such as personal trainers or online programs specifically tailored for postpartum women who want to begin exercising again. Get in touch to speak to one of our personal trainers about our specially designed postnatal program.

By following the right guidelines and taking their time, you can make the transition back into health & fitness a successful one.

For more information on postpartum physical activity check out the government website.

How does what you eat affect your results at the gym?

The key to maintaining nutrition, healthy eating, and achieving your fitness goals is finding a meal and workout plan that works for you long term. But how do you keep consistent healthy eating from getting stale?

We know monotony is no fun, which is why the team at Green Gym have created 4 weeks worth of Meal Planning for you to choose from. They’ve even gone a step further and created more than 30 recipes in the Recipe Library, AND includes a shopping list to make it as easy for you as possible. Not only that, but they have created a series of free Nutrition Guide videos to pair with the complimentary GGG Work Out Plans, and Movement Library. Whether you are looking to simply get out of a food rut, or looking to make large steps to a healthier lifestyle, we are here to help you stay consistent and invigorated. 

Why is nutrition important?

Understanding how nutrition impacts your fitness routine could be the difference between achieving excellent results or struggling to make progress at all. Eating carbs before a workout can give you that extra burst of energy, while protein helps rebuild muscles after a tough session. Knowing which foods will best fuel your body before, during, and after workouts is essential for optimising performance and achieving those desired results in the gym.To help take out the guesswork, the team at Green Gym have created a diverse and exciting selection of rainbow meals in their Meal Planner and Recipe Library to give you plenty of options that will help you feel great and stay enthusiastic about nutritional eating.

Diet and Exercise: The Interconnectedness

When it comes to achieving our health and fitness goals, there is no denying the interconnectedness between diet and exercise. A healthy diet fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its best during a workout, and helps your body perform at its best level. To help you build that interconnectedness we’ve created a Free Nutrition Guide to help you make the connection last.

Protein: Fuel for Strength Gains

Protein is one of the most important elements of nutrition to ensure successful results at the gym. It’s essential for muscle growth and repair, providing a fuel source for strength gains that can be seen in as little as four weeks. Without adequate dietary protein, it’s almost impossible to reach your fitness goals and build healthy muscle. 

Carbs: The Energy Source

Carbs are the main source of energy for human bodies and provide you with fuel to stay active. Most people don’t realise how important carbs are for an active lifestyle, especially when it comes to having successful gym sessions.. The key is to avoid refined carbs that can be packed with sugar, like desserts and white bread, and aim instead for complex carbs like oatmeal, quinoa, and brown rice in measured portions. 

Fat: Not All Bad!

It’s time to challenge the notion that fat is bad for us! Fats provide essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals our bodies need to function properly and perform at their best. Healthy fats are great for energy production during exercise as well as aiding in muscle recovery afterwards. Additionally, some healthy fatty acids like omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation which can help improve performance and reduce fatigue after a workout session. Plus healthy fats improve hair, nails, and skin, which help boost confidence. 

Hydration: Key to Performance

Did you know that when you wee, you are helping your body get rid of fat? It’s true! Also by staying hydrated your body is able to differentiate hunger from thirst, which means you stay full longer. Keeping the body hydrated helps improve physical performance by providing energy, aiding in recovery, and improving cognitive function. Without proper hydration levels, you are at risk of experiencing decreased performance due to dehydration-related issues such as fatigue, cramping, headaches, and dizziness. Drinking water also improves digestion, clears your skin, and helps your body clear out any unwanted fats and minerals.

How we can help!

We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat” but this isn’t just about making healthy choices. The type of food you eat can help boost energy levels, improve performance, increase muscle growth and reduce recovery time, as well as limiting the risks from injuries. Eating the right food and understanding nutrition is key to reaching your goals in the gym and getting the most out of every workout, and our Free Nutrition Guide is here to help you do just that! 

Click the links to read more about our Free Fitness Nutrition Guide and get started now!

The Importance of Inclusivity & Accessibility at the Green Gym Group

At the Green Gym Group we pride ourselves on creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of our members, regardless of their physical needs, gender, age, size or lifestyle. By ensuring our space is accessible and inclusive, we hope to create a more enjoyable experience for everyone. At Green Gym Group we have a zero tolerance policy for hate speech, bullying, or discrimination of any kind. 

Physical Accessibility

Many of our members have limited mobility, and although our current gym is not wheelchair accessible, our plans for future sites will have wheelchair access. To help overcome this barrier for our less abled members, we work with the individual to create a realistic plan on how we can help them enter and exit the building safely, with support, and in a way that makes them comfortable and confident. We prearrange arrival times, have a team member available for support, and always treat them with the care and respect that they deserve. 

Our newest PT Katy (playfitnessandcoaching) is a rehab and lifestyle trainer who specialises in working with clients with chronic illness, disabilities, and in recovery, With the help of Katy and our other PT’s we can create a unique plan for each and every member who requires additional support. Physical health is a right that everyone should enjoy and we will do our best to accommodate this in every way we can for our members. 

Transitioning and Inclusivity

We are Brightonians, and we are proud of our Kemptown community. We believe love is love, and that differences make our city more colourful and vibrant. Inclusivity is at the heart of our ethos and we want our LGBTQIA+2 members to feel welcome, accommodated, and comfortable. 

By seeking guidance from our LGBT+ and transitioning clients we have created private changing spaces within the gendered changing rooms. These spaces allow members to enter the changing room of their gender identity without the pressure of changing in a shared space unless they would like to. We also have gender neutral toilets for all members to use. 

To help all of our members feel safe we have a locked entrance, so noone can enter unannounced, as we want to ensure our gym is a private sanctuary for our members to enjoy. Green Gym is a community of unique individuals who share a safe and welcoming space, where they can work on their personal goals, and be themselves without judgement.

Benefits of an inclusive environment

We recognise the importance of making sure that everyone’s individual needs are met when they visit us. Our Team Members are available to help anyone who may require modifications or assistance in order to make use of our equipment, we can also create unique PT sessions,  and are able to modify our online Work Out Plans and Movement Library.

In addition to creating an environment in which everyone feels welcome, there are numerous benefits to being a member of an inclusive and accessible gym. For starters, it increases overall diversity within the facility which can lead to increased creativity as well as improved safety for all members. It also helps create a stronger sense of community as individuals from different backgrounds come together over a common goal to pursue better health.

Challenges to implementing an inclusive approach

In this age of inclusivity and accessibility, it is essential that gyms create a space where everyone feels welcome, but creating an environment free from discrimination and prejudice is often easier said than done. Additionally, making sure financial cost does not limit access for certain individuals can be another hurdle of inclusivity. 

With the help of feedback from our members, and outreach to local small businesses we do our best to make our membership fees as affordable as possible. We offer group and business rates to help give employees inexpensive access to a members only gym. At GGG, we want to make sure that regardless of your fitness level, age, weight, size or shape, or economic states, we are able to create a space where our members can move their body, get stronger, and feel confident at a price they can afford.

Educating Staff

Our team members are like family and all of our staff have been trained on the importance of positive words, and building training programs designed around the individual. Our team is here to bolster confidence, and build connection with our members regardless of their fitness. It’s our job to help members find joy in moving their body, free from judgement or discrimination based on race, gender identity, size, age or physical abilities. In addition, we help educate members on accessibility friendly equipment to promote a more inclusive experience for everyone who visits our gym.

Embracing Inclusivity

Whether you are a new Mum, a retiree, someone who has never stepped foot in a gym, or an aspiring bodybuilder, Green Gym is for you. We have built our gym around a community of differences with a common desire to feel safe, get healthy, and stay consistent. Our team is here to help you reach your goals, set aspirations, and give you support in whatever way you may need. We want to help you create positive change, improve your wellbeing and build self-confidence in an inclusive sanctuary where you can be yourself.

Ready to start your journey with us? Get in touch with our team to book your first session.

If you have suggestions on ways to help us improve our gym and make it even more inclusive, please email us on Or speak to one of our team and we can set up a private meeting over the phone or in person. 

Be sustainable, use your energy to create electricity

The Green Gym Group is leading the way in green energy initiatives. We use your energy to create electricity while you work out, making it a more sustainable way to keep fit and reduce our carbon footprint. As an innovative gym, we are not only focused on helping people stay healthy, but also on reducing our environmental impact.

Unlike traditional gyms, we have created a unique system that captures the kinetic energy generated by our members as they use our equipment and convert it into clean electrical power. This creative approach to sustainability helps reduce demand for electricity from traditional sources while keeping members motivated throughout their workouts.

In addition to using green energy practices, we are committed to helping members of all levels reach their fitness goals. Offering a range of services from personal training and tailored support to a library of accessible features for users to utilise on their journey to better health.

Benefits of Generating Electricity

Making sure electricity usage is eco-friendly has become increasingly popular as an option for powering our homes and businesses. The most obvious benefit of generating power from exercise equipment is that it helps to reduce costs associated with traditional sources of energy such as coal, oil or gas. By harnessing the energy created while exercising, we can generate energy to help power the lighting and sound systems along with other daily operational functions. Additionally, because no fossil fuels are burnt in the process, there is less air pollution created as a result.

Technologies Used

We are using state-of-the-art technology to make our gym use your energy. Our innovative approach to producing electricity is changing the way we view renewable energy sources. Along with implementing technologies that enable us to generate electricity from your workouts., we partner with suppliers that also help us on our journey to reducing our waste. Whether it’s requesting products that use less plastic or using products that don’t harm marine life. We work with our suppliers to allow us to make impactful changes to our daily operations.

Success Stories

Our members have been thrilled with the results they are seeing physically and mentally, while benefiting the environment at the same time. One of our members says “Love the sustainability aspect of this gym, powering the gym with energy you create is very motivating! The staff are all incredible and friendly. The gym is clean and well equipped!”  Another member reports “Very friendly gym with welcoming staff members. Good equipment that is self powered so, excellent for the environment. No ego heads, just people wanting to better themselves and make new friends”

Conclusion: A Brighter Future

In conclusion, the use of sustainable energy sources such as those generated by our gym members has literally allowed us to create a brighter future. Not only have we decreased our reliance on traditional sources of electricity, but we’ve also helped to reduce harmful emissions that contribute to global warming. We look forward to continuing our efforts in finding new ways to lead the fight against climate change while providing cost-effective ways to keep our facilities running effectively whilst keeping them affordable for our members.