Induction and Personal Training

Our fitness instructors and personal trainers will support you on your fitness journey to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Achieve Your Goals With Personal Training 

Our personal trainers are here to support you on your fitness journey to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're just getting started or are an experienced gym user, personal training can support you with setting goals, creating session plans and improving technique to help you get the most out of your workouts. Through our 1:1 PT sessions our experienced personal trainers will work with you and provide knowledge, motivation and support to help you every step of the way.

Get in touch today to find out how personal training can transform your workouts. 


Meet Our Fitness Team

Josh - Oriam Fitness

Josh

Josh is a Fitness Instructor at Oriam who enjoys helping people to achieve their fitness goals. Having studied Physical Activity and Health at university he can provide support and guidance to help you get the most out your workouts. 

Qualifications

BSc Physical Activity & Health

L2 Fitness Instructor

About Me

I’ve been active in the gym since my time at university. Keeping a consistent and progressive routine has not only improved my athletic performance but helped boost my mood, deal with the many stresses of university and more recently - working life.

Keeping this schedule has allowed me to make improvements in my strength, agility, and endurance, and these advancements have directly translated into world class footballing performances that Lionel Messi would be proud of.

The mental health benefits have been crucial too. Maintaining this routine has continued to decrease my stress and boost my motivation.

Everyone has their own goal, let us know if we can help with yours!

Email: Josh.Stevenson@hw.ac.uk

Tom - Fitness Team

Tom

Tom has been a Fitness Instructor at Oriam for over 4 years and has supported many members in gaining greater confidence in a gym environment. he can support you in getting the most out of your workouts.

Qualifications

L2 Fitness Instructor

Mental Health First Aid

About Me

I love exercise to help keep the monkey off my back.

There are so many reasons to exercise, the most viable to me personally is to keep yourself in check mentally.

Pushing yourself through mental and physical barriers maintains a level of discipline that is essential in everyday life.

Some days, you can give yourself plenty of excuses and even plausible reasons to skip the gym and just go home. However, those days can be the most important to push yourself and train all the same.

 Doesn’t have to be too intense, just get in and get it done. The more you can push yourself, the more you can achieve.

This discipline can be said for studying, chores or anything you could put off in your life.

If you are looking for support on your Health and Fitness journey, feel free to contact me today.

Email: T.Scott@hw.ac.uk

Jamie  - Oriam Fitness Team

Jamie

Jamie is a Fitness Instructors at Oriam who studied Sport and Exercise at University and regularly competes at jiu-jitsu. He employs a holistic approach working with people to help them achieve lasting results.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise

HND Fitness, Health & Exercise

L2 Fitness Instructor

About Me

Embarking on my Fitness journey in my late teens, I initially hit the gym solely for aesthetic goals (we’ve all been there). However, over the years, my passion for exercise deepened, leading me to pursue further education in the field.

Studying at College and Universtiy exposed me to a healthier goal-setting, and more effective approach to achieving fitness objectives.

Today, in my early 30s, having shed 15kg, I find myself the healthiest, fittest, and strongest version of myself. I’ve transitioned from a personal focus to sharing my knowledge, teaching others, and training with top athletes in grappling/jiu-jitsu, where I regularly compete.

The turning point? Being more compassionate with myself by not demanding too much and setting realistic SMART goals alongside cultivating healthier ideals. Not every workout needs to resemble a Rocky montage in order for you to achieve progress. Consistent efforts in training, listening to your body, staying hydrated, and making mindful food choices propel you much closer to your goals. It’s about sustainability and smart choices. As they say; the people that enjoy walking will walk further than those who love the destination.

In my fitness journey, I find joy in taking classes, doing inductions, chatting with members, creating programmes, and writing fitness articles. Now, as I continue evolving in the fitness realm, I bring this holistic perspective to my coaching and training, aiming for lasting results.

For support on your fitness journey, feel free to contact me today.

Email: J.Foxton@hw.ac.uk

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Mandy - Gym and Fitness manager

Mandy

Mandy is our Fitness Manager at Oriam and has a background in Olympic Weightlifting. She is passionate about supporting people on their fitness journey and helping them realise their potential.

Qualifications

L3 Assessor in Vocationally Related Achievement

L3 Qualified Personal Trainer

L1 British Weightlifting Coach

Indoor Cycling Instructor

Specialist Areas

Olympic Weightlifting

Strength and Conditioning

Body Confidence

Fat Loss

About Me

Everyone has a story. Mine started with little enthusiasm for exercise.

My wakeup call came whilst looking at myself in the mirror of a changing room during a shopping trip and facing a body I didn’t recognise or like. Rather than aiming for the health benefits that exercise and a healthy diet could bring, my goals were aesthetic, resulting in my being underweight, lethargic and unhappy.

It wasn’t until I decided to do sessions with a Personal Trainer that things changed for the better.

My Personal Trainer not only helped me to change physically, but mentally also. What I once dreaded was now exciting. I started doing things I never thought were possible and pushing my body to limits I never thought I’d reach.

This set me on a path to achieve my own Personal Training qualification so that I could offer the support and knowledge to people who are in the same position I once was.

I have a background in Olympic Weightlifting, having competed for 4 years, and became extremely passionate about helping others realise their potential.

Training is not always easy, but it is always worth it.

Remember, consistency beats motivation and answering to someone always helps.

If you think Personal Training could help you on your fitness journey, then please feel free to contact me today.

Email: M.Stott@hw.ac.uk

Stuart - Oriam Fitness Team

Stuart

Stuart is a Personal Trainer at Oriam and has a wealth of experience supporting people with their fitness and wellbeing. He enjoys working with people to help them achieve their fitness goals. 

Qualifications

MSc Physiotherapy (Current Student)

BSc Physics

L3 Personal Training (1k+ Coaching Hours)

L3 Award in Supporting Pre & Postnatal Clients with Exercise & Nutrition

L3 Indoor Cycling Instructor

L3 Sports Massage

L2 Kinesiology Taping

NCFE Certificate in Understanding Nutrition & Health

Specialist Areas

Muscle Gain

Strength Training

Fat Loss

Sports Massage

 

About Me

About me?

Your fitness journey isn’t about me. Nor should it be.

I’m far more interested in you. Who are you? Why are you here and what’s brought you to this profile (other than those dreamy eyes and dazzling smile)?

Looking to trim up a bit for summer? Improve your sport performance? Work with that niggling shoulder injury or just get into exercise for the first time.

My time as both a practising Personal Trainer and Physiotherapy Student has afforded me the opportunity to work with hundreds of individuals, all with their own unique targets and personal challenges. So, whatever your goals may be, I’m your guy!

Book your free consultation with me today.

Email: S.Nethercote@hw.ac.uk

Laura - Personal Trainer

Laura

Laura is a Personal Trainer who has a background in Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Running and Gymnastics. Laura works closely with her clients to encourage and support them to achieve their goals. 

Qualifications

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Bachelor of Science: Paediatric Nursing

Dietician Course on the role of female hormones in fitness and nutrition.

 

Specialist Areas

Strength & Conditioning

Muscle Gain

Body Confidence

HIIT

Fat Loss

 

About Me

At a young age, fitness has always been a passion of mine. I was a netball coach and a member of the athletic team at Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh. However, it wasn’t until I was 17 that I started attending a gym. In fact, the first ever gym I trained at was here at Oriam! I struggled massively with gym anxiety and body confidence. During this time, I was also at university studying to become a paediatric nurse. Being so time consuming, this made it difficult to maintain a good routine.

Because of the challenges I faced, I decided to attend gym sessions with a personal trainer. My personal trainer helped me find confidence in my body, maintain a healthy lifestyle and find a passion for fitness.

Now, as a personal trainer myself, I want to offer the same support to people to help them get strong, lose weight, feel confident in their skin and help as many people as possible enjoy fitness as much as I now do!

I have a background in Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit training and running and do gymnastics in my spare time. I’m always actively preparing for a range of fitness events & competitions after completing my first Hyrox competition in 2022.

Continuous development is important to me, so I’m currently completing my Level 4 Nutrition and Level 4 GP referral courses to broaden my experience and knowledge.

If you’re interested in competing, need that extra push to reach your specialised goals, or require motivation, time management, or general fitness guidance, then let’s work together to achieve your own objectives!

Frances Personal Trainer

Frances

Frances is a Personal Trainer and our resident Zumba teacher. She also has a background in nutritional therapy and strives to help people gain confidence in the gym and make healthy living a baseline in their lives.

Qualifications

Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer

Level 2 Group Exercise Instructor

Zumba & Zumba Gold Instructor

Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from CNM

Specialist Areas

Women’s health 

Nutrition

Gut Health

Stress management

Healthy lifestyle and habit forming

About Me

My love of health and fitness started with my own health issues in my 20s following a party lifestyle that finally took it’s toll. I saw a nutritional therapist and took up ashtanga yoga and salsa dancing (because ‘typical exercise’ didn’t interest me at all!). Feeling like a new woman I decided to retrain as a nutritional therapist so I could help others and practiced this for 8 years until I had children. I also became a Zumba instructor in 2010.

Since then I feel like I’ve gone through another huge transition. This time, becoming a ‘geriatric’ mother who has been through IVF and straight into peri menopause. Exercise and a healthy diet have now become absolute essentials for me. I am determined to keep myself well for myself and my kids and to thrive, not just survive, and have a particular interest in women’s health from pregnancy and in later years.

As a PT I want to help people work out how they can fit exercise into their schedules, show them it can be enjoyable and help them set and achieve their goals. I also look at all factors that effect health – stress, sleep, mindset and diet. I aim to provide knowledge, support, accountability and a personalised program for every client.


8 Non-Physical Benefits of Personal Training

Obviously personal training will help you increase your fitness, strength and endurance; or whatever other physical goals you have! But personal training can help you develop much more than just your fitness and physical abilities.

  • Accountability
  • Improved Technique
  • Personalised Training Programme
  • Increased Gym Confidence
  • Structured Sessions
  • Can Be Adapted To Pain/Injuries
  • Lifestyle Guidance
  • Motivation
Personal Training Session - Oriam, Edinburgh, Gym

I Don't Know If Personal Training is Right For Me...

If you've ever had any of the below thoughts, personal training might be EXACTLY what you need

  • "I'd love to get in better shape... I just don't know where to start"
  • "I want to get stronger but I'm worried I'll get hurt doing weight training"
  • "Working out alone is boring, I need someone to come along with me"
Personal Training Session - Oriam, Edinburgh, Gym

Explore Our Gyms and Fitness Spaces

Gym - and Fitness Suite - Oriam - Edinburgh

Fitness Suite and S&C Gym

  • Fully equipped with the latest Technogym equipment 
  • Dumbbells up to 50kg 
  • Functional zone including kettlebells, suspension trainer and plyo boxes 
  • Weightlifting platforms built for strength and conditioning.
  • Cardio zone complete with X-trainers, Treadmills, Bikes and Stairmasters

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