Elevate your fitness journey by joining forces with our team of expert personal trainers. Whether you’re new to fitness and need a head-start in navigating the gym, are working towards a specific goal, or simply want to dial in a specific set of skills, Orwell Fitness has you covered. Our personal training sessions are tailored by fully qualified coaches to meet your precise level of ability, needs, timeframe and goals, delivering an entirely bespoke 1-1 experience at your pace.
Meet the Team
Orwell’s coaches, trainers, and fitness instructors are at hand to guide you through the ups and downs of your fitness journey. With over 45 years of combined experience in the gym, our hand-selected team of leaders, innovators, motivators, and game-changers find purpose in bringing out the best in each of our members, every session.
Each of our team member’s unique, inclusive training styles are flexible by nature – meaning they can be scaled up or down to meet any ability level – preventing injury, and driving progress.
Train for longer, and go the distance
Why Choose Personal Training?
Personal training offers our members the opportunity to work alongside our accredited coaches on a one-to-one basis, targeting their individual goals with a bespoke program. Whether you want to improve your stamina, perfect a specific exercise, beat your personal best, or train for an upcoming competition, this option is the perfect way to help ensure you meet and exceed your greatest ambitions.
A one-to-one training session is a perfect environment to detect and correct subtle technique and form issues that may be overlooked in group environments. Our expert personal trainers will work alongside you to ensure your approach to exercise is efficient, effective, and safe.
Completing exercises correctly and in line with your abilities is key to preventing common gym injuries. Orwell Fitness’ select team of expert personal trainers take the time to fully understand your abilities and health – working around existing strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, and injuries to develop safe programmes and techniques right for your unique circumstances.
Success begins with the right mentality. Throughout your bespoke personal training program, your coach will work alongside you to develop not only physical but mental strength – ensuring you feel confident in your technique and abilities. After all, the knowledge that you can go the distance is often what’s needed to reach the finish line.
Accountability is key to progress in any environment, and critical in meeting fitness goals – big or small. We know that success requires consistency, responsibility, and commitment. That’s why our personal trainers will be there to cheer you on, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable every step of the way.
Our personal trainers are fully accredited, highly experienced experts in their chosen fields. Whether you’re seeking a British Weightlifting qualified coach with international experience, a team GB representative, a CrossFit aficionado, or an accredited expert in strength and conditioning, you’ll find them (and their highly valuable knowledge) at Orwell Fitness.
We understand that prioritising fitness can be difficult amongst a busy schedule, awkward work shifts, or childcare. Personal training is the ideal solution. This flexible offering breaks the mould of timetabled classes, offering one-on-one time slots in line with your individual availability.
You don’t have to be fit to start your journey with us. Whether you’re an experienced athlete, complete beginner, or somewhere in between, we’ll work to ensure you become familiar with our facilities, classes, and community in no time.
Exercising in a positive group setting is proven to improve both physical and mental health. Whilst building noticeable strength and muscle may take time, the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get after a class with Orwell Fitness is immediate. Why not commit to both?
Orwell Fitness’ workout programs are constantly re-designed for variation, meaning that with us, you’ll never reach your plateau or get bored. Our expert trainers’ smart design work results in classes and routines that both entertain, and deliver results.
Our Ipswich gym is home to a friendly, growing community of like-minded members committed to support, empowerment, and positivity. Whatever your goals, our members, guests, trainers, and team will work alongside you to help you get across the finish line and beyond.
We put our coaches and personal trainers through their paces. Our hand-selected fitness team is composed of key members chosen for their extensive experience and qualifications, alongside their commitment to our values of positivity, inclusivity, and passion for fitness.
Our extensive gym space features all of the equipment you will ever need for continued variety in each class you attend - from Concept 2 Rowers, Rogue Echo Bikes and a 34ft rig to tyres weighing in at over 100kg.
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Hear from our Members
I absolutely love this place. The coaches are incredibly well trained to give interesting workouts that are fun and challenging. They also look after you individually if you’re carrying an injury and will tailor exercises around your needs. Highly recommend!
I used to always go to the gym more because I “should” than actually enjoying the experience but Orwell Fitness has changed this completely. They are so friendly and inclusive, all work outs are flexed to your specific level so everyone finishes together and gets a great workout. Couldn’t recommend them more.
Fantastic training facility, great coaching, quality classes. Just a really friendly place to work out, doesn’t matter if you’re super competitive or just getting fit. Always great fun. Every session.
This is the best gym by far I’ve ever been a member of and has really changed my attitudes towards exercise, I finally no longer dread workouts! I was worried when I joined I’d be completely out of my depth but I was made to feel so welcome by everyone from day one.
Orwell Fitness is the friendliest gym I have personally been a member of or visited. The members are welcoming and encouraging regardless of experience and everybody just wants to see each other doing well.
I’m honestly blown away by the friendliness, support and knowledge of all the trainers. The other people in the class are also so friendly and I’ve felt so welcome in the classes. The gym membership seemed expensive to me before I joined but actually, it’s incredibly good value.
I can highly recommend both this gym & the CrossFit programme to anyone looking for a lifestyle change, this comes from someone who at 51 had never stepped into a gym! I have found the coaches to be very professional and welcoming and existing members really friendly.
Darren & Kirsty have created a fabulous environment for all ages & abilities to train and get fit. They go above and beyond to support the fitness goals of all their members. The gym is friendly, well equipped and incredibly clean! You feel welcomed as soon as you step into the gym.
I have been a member of this gym since 2018 and can easily say it has the best community I have come across. Every class has a great atmosphere and the coaching quality is excellent, often accessing and adapting to everyone’s ability to get the best out of everyone.
This gym is just fantastic! Accommodates all abilities & ages with a great range of classes; Conditioning, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Gymnastics & Strongman. The fitness coaches are super attentive and will adapt workouts to suit you.
I used to always go to the gym more because I “should” than actually enjoying it but Orwell Fitness has changed this completely. They are so friendly and inclusive, all workouts are flexed to your specific level so everyone finishes together and gets a great workout. Couldn’t recommend them more.
Orwell Fitness is by far the best gym I have ever trained. I’ve trained in so many gyms but Orwell blows them all out of the water. The facility is insane, the equipment is perfect, the coaches are brilliant and the programme is perfect.
Exceptional gym! I would give it 100 stars if I could! This welcoming, supportive gym caters for everybody, whatever your fitness levels and training goals. Along with amazing coaching, programming and facilities – they have created a great community!
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Personal training is typically defined as a 1-1 training session in which an individual is coached towards their personal fitness goals by an accredited fitness professional – but may also be conducted in small groups. Training sessions of this nature should be tailored by the trainer to meet your precise level of ability, needs, timeframe and goals, delivering an entirely bespoke experience at your pace.
A highly popular option across all ability and experience levels, personal training is often considered particularly useful to those brand new to the gym or requiring guidance regarding their exercise program, goals, or equipment use, those requiring motivation and accountability, or those training hard towards a particular goal – e.g. a marathon.
Orwell Fitness are proud to offer a hand-selected roster of highly experienced and accredited personal trainers. To discover more about them, or to make an inquiry, read above.
Whether you want to improve your stamina, practice a specific exercise, beat your personal best, or train for an upcoming competition, personal training is the perfect training format to help ensure you meet and exceed your greatest ambitions. Its benefits include:
A one-to-one training session is a perfect environment to detect and correct subtle technique and form issues that may be overlooked in group environments.
Your personal trainer should take the time to fully understand your abilities and health – working around existing strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, and injuries to develop safe programmes and techniques right for your unique circumstances.
Your personal trainer should work alongside you to not only physical but mental strength – ensuring you feel confident in your technique and abilities.
Accountability is key to progress in any environment, and critical in meeting fitness goals. A good personal trainer should be there to cheer you on, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable.
Personal training is the ideal solution to a full schedule, offering one-on-one time slots in line with your individual availability.
Whether or not personal training is worth it depends on a number of factors, including your goals, to what extend you’re willing to commit, and how much you’re paying for your sessions.
If you’re new to the gym, booking a block with a personal trainer can be highly useful in mapping out your goals, establishing a gym plan, learning how to exercise and use the equipment correctly, and refining your form. In addition, if you require some extra motivation and accountability to get into the gym, simply paying for and having contact/a pre-booked session with a personal trainer can assist greatly.
Even if you’re an experienced gym-goer or athlete, a specialised personal trainer can be highly useful in beating plateaus, learning new techniques, and pushing forward to meet a goal.
If you’re unsure as to whether personal training is for you, our coaches highly recommend arranging a short consultation or free trial with a trainer.
The exact frequency at which you should train with a personal trainer ultimately comes down to your individual plan, goals, fitness levels, schedule, and budget. With this being said, to see any worthwhile progress, our coaches highly recommend attending at least one session per week with some added solo training. Attending two to three sessions per week will certainly assist in learning and perfecting exercises faster – but that’s not to say you can’t spend some extra time at home or in the gym by yourself polishing off what you learn in one session.
Your personal trainer should be able to help establish your idea frequency and gym plan after a quick consultation.
You should train with your personal trainer a minimum of one time per week in order to work effectively towards achieving your goals and to maintain your results. Attending two to three sessions per week will certainly assist in learning and perfecting exercises faster – but that’s not to say you can’t spend some extra time at home or in the gym by yourself polishing off what you learn in one session.
Of course, how often you can arrange personal training sessions depends on a wide number of factors, including your schedule and budget. If you’re unsure as to your ideal training frequency, your personal trainer should be able to help establish your idea frequency and gym plan after a quick consultation.
What your personal training session includes depends on the provider you select, and your individual requirements. Whilst some personal trainers offer all-around exercise training in a set location, some may specialise in a specific sport or discipline, and offer mobile services.
In general, an average personal trainer will be able to develop a bespoke exercise plan including aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, resistance training, and flexibility training where required, determining the exercise type, duration, and frequency in line with an individual client’s needs and abilities. They should also be able to demonstrate and correct exercise techniques where required.
Some personal trainers may offer nutritional guidance if qualified.
Orwell Fitness are proud to offer a hand-selected roster of highly experienced and accredited personal trainers, some of which specialise in specific disciplines including Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit. To discover more about them, or to make an inquiry, read above.
How much your personal training costs is highly dependent on your chosen provider or trainer. Whilst some personal trainers offer payment per session options, many require their clients to complete a ‘block booking’ – e.g. 5 sessions.
The cost of your booking may also be influenced by your location (city locations such as London tend to be pricier), the experience level of the coach you hire (e.g. a new personal trainer looking to gain experience vs a team GB athlete with years of expert experience in your sport), and the format of your training (e.g. in gym or at home vs ZOOM sessions).
At Orwell Fitness, we aim to keep our personal training prices accessible, fair, and consistent. To further discuss our session options and prices, feel free to fill in the contact form above to get in touch with our team.
An average PT training session can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, however, depending on your unique training style, goals, schedule, and budget, you may be able to book in for shorter or longer sessions.
Before selecting a session length, our coaches recommend either attending a trial session, or booking in for a consultation in order to allow for your trainer to properly gauge your preferences, fitness level, and ability.
If you’d like to start personal training sessions with an Orwell Fitness coach but are unsure as to how long your session should be, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to offer advice and get you started.
Personal trainers will generally be able to make recommendations in line with optimal levels of rest, hydration, and basic workout-related food intake. A number of specialised personal trainers in the UK will have completed sports and nutrition-based certifications and training, qualifying them to make more complex or in-depth suggestions surrounding nutrition and diet.
If you’re unsure as to whether your prospective perusal trainer is qualified to make diet-related suggestions or assist with nutrition, be sure to reach out to them.
Though you by no means need a personal trainer to lose weight, they can often be critical to helping establish and maintain the levels of motivation, accountability, and activity needed to do so.
Sustainable, effective, and safe weight loss requires a long term and well-thought-out plan. A personal trainer can often assist in both assembling this, and ensuring you’re able to work through it – offering the company and motivation you may need.
Orwell Fitness are proud to offer a hand-selected roster of highly experienced and accredited personal trainers, all of whom are more than able to compose brilliant weight loss and wellness programmes. To discover more about them, or to make an inquiry, read above.