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5* RATED PERSONAL TRAINING & LIFESTYLE TRANSFORMATION SPECIALIST IN MILTON KEYNES
I'm Lloyd, your personal coach
and the proud owner of
Lean Living Personal Training.
Born into a large family of six older sisters and now a father to five, I've always had a passion for staying active. My goal is to inspire others to adopt a health and fitness routine that aligns with their unique lifestyle.
With over 20 years of training experience, I aim to guide my clients in setting realistic and achievable goals, letting go of the unrealistic standards often seen in the fitness industry, gym culture, and social media.
You deserve to enjoy meals with your family and friends without guilt. You deserve to feel confident and proud of your fitness efforts, even in the face of life's challenges and setbacks. I'm here to support you and help you make sustainable progress in your journey to optimal shape and fitness.
"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." - Jim Rohn
"Lloyd's expertise as a personal trainer has been transformative for me. Despite my busy lifestyle, he keeps my training engaging and challenging. With his support, I've discovered a passion for fitness and made great progress towards my goals. I'm grateful for his dedication and understanding as a trainer."
Mo - LEAN LIVING CLIENT
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What Qualifications Do You Have?Level 2 Gym Instructor: This qualification certifies that I have the knowledge and skills to work as a gym instructor. I am proficient in guiding individuals in a gym environment, providing exercise demonstrations, assisting with equipment usage, and ensuring the safety and effectiveness of workouts. Level 3 Personal Training: With this certification, I am qualified to work as a personal trainer. I have a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, and exercise programming, allowing me to design personalized training plans, provide coaching and support, and help clients achieve their fitness goals. CPD Gym Based Boxing: This Continued Professional Development (CPD) qualification focuses on incorporating boxing techniques and training methods into fitness programs. It equips me with the skills to integrate boxing workouts, enhancing cardiovascular fitness, coordination, and overall strength. CPD Kettlebell: This CPD qualification focuses on utilizing kettlebells as a versatile training tool. I am trained in teaching proper kettlebell techniques and incorporating them into workouts, promoting strength, power, and overall conditioning. CPD Nutritional Strategy: With this CPD qualification, I have expanded my knowledge of nutrition and developed strategies to guide clients in making healthier dietary choices. I can provide valuable advice on meal planning, balanced nutrition, and strategies to support their fitness goals. CPD Metafit Instructor: This CPD qualification focuses on delivering high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts based on the Metafit method. I am skilled in leading intense and effective workouts that boost metabolism, improve cardiovascular fitness, and burn calories efficiently. CPD Hatton Boxing Instructor: This CPD qualification specializes in teaching boxing-inspired workouts based on the Hatton Boxing method. I am trained in delivering sessions that enhance boxing skills, cardiovascular fitness, and overall body conditioning. These qualifications reflect my expertise in various areas of fitness training, allowing me to offer a diverse range of training approaches and techniques to meet the specific needs and goals of my clients.
What Areas Do You Specialise in?I specialize in Lifestyle Transformation Coaching, particularly for mid-aged professionals who are seeking to adopt sustainable healthy behaviors, overcome obstacles, and break free from unhealthy habits. My focus goes beyond simply providing exercise routines; I aim to guide my clients in making lasting lifestyle changes that support their overall well-being. One area I excel in is helping individuals establish healthy habits that are maintainable in the long run. I understand the challenges faced by busy professionals and work with them to implement practical strategies that fit seamlessly into their lives. I address nutrition, stress management, and behavior modification, ensuring a well-rounded approach to health and wellness. As a personal trainer, I take pride in my ability to debunk fitness myths and provide accurate information to my clients. I am committed to ensuring that they have a clear understanding of what works and what doesn't when it comes to achieving their fitness goals. I am not afraid to challenge mistaken beliefs and provide evidence-based guidance to help my clients make informed decisions. Additionally, I specialize in functional fitness and strength training. I believe that a strong and functional body is essential for overall well-being. By incorporating these elements into my training programs, I help my clients not only improve their physical fitness but also enhance their functional movement patterns and overall strength. In summary, my specialization lies in Lifestyle Transformation Coaching for mid-aged professionals who aspire to lead healthy, sustainable lifestyles. I am dedicated to empowering my clients to make positive changes, debunking fitness myths, and guiding them towards improved physical and mental well-being.
How Long Will it Take Me To Achieve My Goals?"When it comes to the timeline for achieving your goals, it's important to understand that each individual's fitness journey is unique. While I cannot provide an exact timeframe for reaching your specific goals, I can certainly give you an estimation based on my experience and expertise. It's crucial to set realistic expectations and avoid falling for misleading promises. For example, if your goal is to build muscle, it's important to recognize that this process takes time. On average, men can expect to gain around 0.25-0.5 pounds of muscle per week, while women can expect around 0.12-0.25 pounds. These figures are based on regular workouts, typically 3-4 sessions per week. However, it's important to emphasize that achieving your goals goes beyond short-term results. It's about adopting a balanced and sustainable lifestyle for long-term wellness. Exercise and self-care should become an integral part of your life, and the journey toward your goals should be viewed as a continuous process. At Lean Living Personal Training, we prioritize the longevity of your fitness journey and focus on helping you develop a balanced and sustainable approach. Together, we'll work towards your goals while promoting overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to achieve your specific goals may vary. It's important to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals and approach your fitness journey with patience, commitment, and consistency. We're here to guide and support you every step of the way, ensuring that your goals are within reach and aligned with your individual needs. Let's embark on this transformative journey together."
How Do You Assess New Clients?When assessing new clients, I take a comprehensive approach to understand their unique needs and goals. I begin with an in-depth consultation where we discuss their medical history, exercise preferences, and what they hope to achieve through personal training. This helps me gain valuable insights into their background and sets the foundation for a personalized program. During the assessment, I conduct fitness tests and measurements to evaluate their current fitness level, body composition, flexibility, and strength. I also pay close attention to their movement patterns and technique to identify any imbalances or areas that require attention. This allows me to design a tailored training program that addresses their individual needs and helps them progress safely and effectively. In addition to the physical aspects, I also delve into their mindset, motivation, and lifestyle factors. Understanding their challenges, habits, and beliefs around fitness enables me to provide the right support and guidance to help them overcome obstacles and develop sustainable healthy behaviors. Ultimately, my goal is to establish a strong foundation of trust, communication, and understanding with my clients. By assessing their overall health, fitness level, goals, and mindset, I can create a personalized training experience that empowers them to achieve their desired results and transform their lives.
How Will You Hold Me Accountable?As a personal trainer, I prioritize accountability to help you stay on track with your fitness journey. While I will provide you with the necessary tools and guidance, I believe in fostering a sense of responsibility and ownership in my clients. To hold you accountable, I will incorporate regular accountability sessions into our training program. These sessions will provide an opportunity for us to review your progress, discuss any challenges you may be facing, and set goals for the upcoming weeks. By consistently evaluating your progress and addressing any obstacles, we can make necessary adjustments to keep you motivated and focused on achieving your goals. In addition to in-person accountability sessions, I may utilize online accountability platforms or forums where you can share your progress, challenges, and achievements. These platforms create a supportive community environment, allowing you to connect with other like-minded individuals and gain inspiration from their journeys. Furthermore, I believe in open and honest communication. If I notice any patterns of excuses or lack of commitment, I will address them with you in a constructive and supportive manner. By gently calling you out and helping you recognize any barriers or limiting beliefs, we can work together to overcome them and keep you on track. Ultimately, my approach to accountability is centered around empowering you to take ownership of your fitness journey. I will be there to guide, support, and challenge you, but ultimately, it is your commitment and dedication that will drive your success.
What’s Your Coaching Style?When it comes to my coaching style, I believe in combining elements of different coaching styles to best serve my clients and help them achieve their fitness goals. I understand that each individual is unique and may respond differently to various approaches, so I adapt my style accordingly. I incorporate aspects of autocratic coaching, where I provide clear guidance and direction based on my expertise and experience. I have a vision for success and results, and I am committed to pushing my clients to reach their full potential. However, I also value client input and strive to create a collaborative and democratic environment. I believe in listening to my clients' needs, preferences, and goals, and incorporating their feedback into their training program whenever possible. Furthermore, I embrace a holistic coaching approach, also known as "Laissez-Faire." I recognize that success is not just about the physical aspects but also about overall well-being and happiness. I aim to foster a positive and encouraging environment where clients feel supported and motivated. Building a friendly and trust-based relationship is important to me, as it helps create a comfortable space for clients to thrive. I understand that different clients have different preferences when it comes to coaching styles. Some may appreciate a more direct and results-oriented approach, while others may prefer a more flexible and collaborative style. By blending these coaching styles, I strive to meet the individual needs of my clients and create a personalized training experience that aligns with their learning style and helps them achieve the best possible results. Ultimately, my goal is to empower and guide my clients while creating an enjoyable and effective training journey. I believe in tailoring my coaching style to each client's unique needs, ensuring they feel motivated, supported, and excited to work towards their fitness goals.
Do You Offer Nutritional Advice?As a personal trainer, I believe in the importance of nutrition and its role in supporting your fitness goals. While I have a basic understanding of nutrition and how it can complement your workouts, it's essential to clarify that I am not qualified to provide in-depth nutritional advice. I can offer some general guidance and recommendations based on your goals. For instance, if your aim is weight loss, I can advise on maintaining a calorie deficit. If muscle gain is your objective, I can provide guidance on achieving a calorie surplus with an emphasis on protein intake. However, it's important to note that if you require more detailed or specialized nutrition advice, it is best to consult a qualified dietician or nutritionist. They possess the expertise and knowledge to develop personalized nutrition plans based on your specific needs and goals. If you have any specific questions or concerns about nutrition, I'm more than happy to discuss them with you and provide general guidelines. Additionally, if you require more comprehensive support, I can help direct you to reputable nutrition professionals who can offer the expertise you need.
What Types of Exercises Will I Be Doing?Perfect Form and Movement: I prioritize proper form and technique in all exercises, ensuring that my clients move well during their workouts. Attention to detail is key to promote safe and effective training. Strength Building: I focus on compound movements like chest press, shoulder press, deadlifts, squats, and rows to build overall strength. These exercises engage multiple muscle groups and improve functional movement. Addressing Weaknesses: I specifically target common areas of weakness, such as the pelvic floor, lower back, hip flexors, core, and glutes. By addressing these areas, we work on improving stability and preventing injuries. Mobility and Stability Movements: I incorporate exercises that enhance mobility, flexibility, and stability. This includes holistic approaches, stretching techniques, massage, and movements that promote control and coordination. Aerobic Capacity: If necessary and aligned with your goals, I can incorporate exercises that challenge and improve your aerobic capacity. This may involve cardio-focused workouts or interval training to enhance your overall fitness level. Boxing Training: I specialize in teaching my clients the fundamentals of boxing, focusing on building their confidence and skill level. I emphasize correct form and technique, ensuring they are comfortable and able to defend themselves if required. I'm also willing to engage in sparing sessions with clients who want to experience a more realistic scenario. Boxing training provides an incredible stress and tension release. CrossFit Influence: I have a passion for CrossFit and enjoy integrating its principles into training. For clients who thrive on a challenging and intense approach, I can provide a military-inspired training style that pushes them to work hard and achieve their goals. By incorporating these training elements, including boxing, I aim to ensure that my clients achieve perfect form, build strength, address weaknesses, improve mobility and stability, enhance aerobic capacity, experience the benefits of self-defense training, and enjoy a challenging and intense workout regimen inspired by CrossFit principles.
How Much Does Your Programme Cost?Thank you for considering me as your personal trainer. I understand that pricing is an important factor in your decision-making process, and I'm happy to discuss it with you. I offer different training packages tailored to meet the diverse needs of my clients. The cost of my services depends on factors such as the duration and frequency of sessions, the level of personalized attention required, and any additional services included. To provide you with an accurate quote and discuss pricing in more detail, I recommend scheduling a consultation with me. During our consultation, we can discuss your specific goals, preferences, and any budget considerations you may have. This will allow me to create a customized training program that aligns with your needs while staying within your financial means. As a dedicated personal trainer, I believe in the value of investing in your health and well-being. I strive to deliver exceptional service and provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve your fitness goals. Please feel free to contact me directly to schedule a consultation or ask any additional questions you may have regarding pricing or my training services. I'm here to help and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Do You Provide All of My Exercise Needs or Do I Need to Train Alone?"When it comes to accountability and support, it's essential to have clarity on what is expected of you as a client and the level of assistance I provide. I believe in fostering a strong partnership where we work together to achieve your goals. During our sessions, I will provide dedicated attention and guidance to ensure proper form and technique in exercises, address weaknesses, and focus on building strength and mobility. However, it's important to note that additional support, such as personalized workout plans, nutritional guidance, or extended accountability outside of our sessions, may involve an additional cost. I understand that each client's needs are unique, and I strive to offer flexible options that align with your requirements and budget. Any fees associated with additional services will be clearly communicated and discussed upfront, ensuring transparency in our partnership. Moreover, I encourage open communication about when you'll be working with me and when you might need to train independently. I will provide examples and guidance on how to stay active and maintain progress on your own, ensuring you feel prepared and confident during both our supervised sessions and your individual workouts. Ultimately, my goal is to support you in achieving your fitness goals and provide you with the necessary tools and guidance to succeed, both during our sessions and beyond."
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