Your little black book of the best personal trainers in London

One of the most effective ways to start an exercise routine is to schedule a block of sessions with a qualified personal trainer.

Not everyone has the money to spare for a PT, but upping the initial investment—even just two to four sessions—to put together an exercise program that works for your body, goals, and fitness levels will get you on your way. . for success. Mastering technique is first and foremost and that is best done under the watchful eye of an experienced trainer.

Want to learn how to lift heavy weights, do cardio, or maybe you’re planning a total lifestyle reboot? The capital is full of trainers who can help you achieve your goals.

Here’s who to call, and if you can’t hit their hourly rates, follow them on the ‘gram for endless #fitspo on demand.

USP: Former Olympic speed skater Sarah Lindsay is the founder of Roar Fitness, a boutique strength training center and celebrity hangout that specializes in PT programs. Her two-pronged attack consists of weight training along with a nutritional overhaul, and it delivers quick results.

Clientele: Nick Grimshaw, Professor Green, Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott and Henry Holland are all on the list.

Where: Roar Bank, Liverpool Street and High Street Kensington.

Cost: Eight-week transformation packages start from £2,200.

Lucas Worthington

Lucas Worthington

USP: A qualified sports scientist and Nike trainer, Luke is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things fitness and nutrition. Having worked with Hollywood stars and elite athletes, his sessions focus on five pillars of wellness: muscular strength, aerobic conditioning, mobility, body composition, and emotional well-being.

Clientele: Forest Whitaker, Jodie Comer, Winnie Harlow and Sabrina Elba, to name a few.

Where: AMP Athletic, a personal training gym in Marylebone.

Cost: from £110/session.

USP: Celebrity trainer and online trainer Aimee Long counts Ashley James and Leigh-Anne Pinnock among her clients. She is the founder of the Body Beautiful Method, which combines Pilates, barbell strength and conditioning, and bodyweight, to perfect strong and flexible limbs.

Clientele: Beauty editors and celebrities have Aimee on speed dial to help nourish their bodies and minds.

Where: FaceTime, Zoom or face-to-face.

Cost: From £75/PT session, BBM classes from £5.99.

USP: Dalton is the owner of TwentyTwo in West London. His training plans focus on exercise, nutrition, recovery and lifestyle. Their signature Pussycat Doll-approved band and glider workouts are famous for working hard-to-reach muscles—expect to feel the burn.

Clientele: Vogue Williams and Ashley Roberts are faithful disciples of his method.

Where: Twenty Two in South Kensington, also via Zoom.

Price: £200/session in studio or £100/session on Zoom.

USP: With a background in professional rugby, Mark takes an athletic approach to coaching. His goal is to teach him to move better, without pain, while he makes great strides. A typical session includes mobility work, plyometrics, and strength and conditioning, and you’ll have fun with medballs, assault bikes, and ski ergs while you’re at it.

Clientele: Creatives and executives who want to become stronger.

Where: Outrivals, a private PT space in Moorgate.

Cost: from £80/session.

USP: Louisa Drake’s eponymous LDM Method combines elements of yoga, barre, Pilates, light resistance, conditioning, and cardio to improve fitness and sculpt strong, lean physiques. An initial PT session includes an in-depth holistic assessment, which takes into account stress levels as well as eating and sleeping habits, to help you develop a sustainable fitness regimen that fits her lifestyle. .

Clientele: Gwyneth Paltrow and Felicity Jones are former clients, as are members of the royal family.

Where: LDM Studio in Fitzrovia, outdoors and on Zoom.

Cost: from £150/session.

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USP: Hollie Grant is the founder of Pilates PT and The Bump Plan. As an expert in prenatal and postnatal fitness, Hollie is on a mission to encourage more women to feel strong and empowered during pregnancy and to educate moms-to-be and new moms on how to exercise during and after pregnancy.

Clientele: Hollie’s client list includes Jourdan Dunn, Melissa Hemsley, and Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella).

Where: Live and on-demand classes through The Pilates PT and The Bump Plan memberships.

Cost: £35 per month (all memberships)

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(Ollie Thompson SIX3NINE)

USP: Ollie teaches private sessions and small group physiotherapy classes at SIX3NINE, a physiotherapy focused center with two locations in London. She’ll have her form and posture on point in no time with her strategic yet relaxed approach to strength training.

Clientele: Professionals looking to achieve their fitness goals through a personalized program.

Where: Zoom, Covent Garden and The City.

Cost: Ask online for PT packages.

USP: Lyanne (@just__tig) and Sam (@samprynn) opened the capital’s first women-only strength training unit in 2020, offering personal strength and conditioning training and Olympic lifting, as well as group classes.

Clientele: Women of all ages, with zero to professional lifting experience.

Where: StrongHer Space, Bethnal Green.

Cost: £55-£70/session.

USP: Founder of The Lottie Method, Lottie’s training style combines nutrition, fitness, and a refreshing, uplifting approach to building a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Her sessions will give you a rock hard core in no time.

Clientele: Women of all ages with all kinds of personal goals.

Where: Virtual sessions.

Cost: from £35/30 minutes.

USP: Laura’s contagious energy and carefully thought out progressive strength training programs will have you in shape in no time – expect plenty of tire flipping and sled pushing.

Clientele: Author and racing enthusiast Bella Mackie is one of his heavy-duty converts.

Where: The Foundry gym in London, where he also offers semi-private and online physical therapy classes (through his Team LIFTED community of trainers).

Price: for private sessions check through their website.

USP: Ciara’s vibe is all about female empowerment and body positivity. Her workouts celebrate the female body in all its glory – expect lots of glute band workouts. Her disciples are evangelical about the Body By Ciara community and Ciara recently opened her first gym in Muswell Hill.

Clientele: Rita Ora, Mabel, Neelam Gill and Maya Jama are all dedicated fans.

Where: Online and at your Muswell Hill gym.

Cost: £90/session or £15/month to be a member of the IG squad.

USP: Nike trainer Nesrine, founder of Health Hub London, specializes in strength and conditioning, and corrective exercise. She also trains and competes in Muay Thai in which she offers private and group sessions.

Clientele: A mix of athletes, marathon runners, new moms, and people who are completely new to exercise.

Where: Zoom and face-to-face.

Cost: check through their website for PT sessions, online group classes start from £5/session.

USP: In East London, Maiken’s good vibes and inspiring training technique will have you mastering one-handed burpees in no time. She specializes in training women to lift heavy objects and look badass while doing it. As a former athlete from Norway, she is also very into cardio: she expects many athletic-inspired exercises in one session.

Clientele: Mostly creative young women.

Where: Third Space and Athletic Fitness London.

Cost: £65/session.

USP: Jermaine Johnson, based in Hackney, is now a Peloton instructor, as well as a boxing and strength and conditioning coach. His PT sessions include weightlifting, TRX, and bodyweight work. He takes a look at his hypnotic synchronized kettlebell workouts with clients on the ‘gram’.

Clientele: Laura Mvula has trained with him, as have several bloggers.

Where: Online and at Millfields Park in Clapton (weather permitting).

Cost: price on demand.

USP: Matt Roberts is the one celebs call to get ready for major shoots and filming. Based in his posh Mayfair gym, he and his team of experts combine science, technology and high-intensity training to ensure clients achieve their goals in a sustainable way.

Where: Matt Roberts Evolution in Grosvenor Square.

Clientele: High-flying business moguls and a roster of celebrities, including Naomi Campbell and John Galliano.

Cost: £200-£300/session

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