U-Shape personal trainers London
U-Shape is a dynamic, individualised personal training company that provides personal trainers to London clients of all fitness levels, ages and genders. Our service is private, affordable and exceptional.
At U-Shape, each session is personalised to and motivated by our clients - we work with you to shape fulfilling and attainable healthy lifestyle programmes. Discover the benefits of training outdoors in London’s green spaces, or work with us in the comfort of your home or office. Our trainers are discreet professionals who inspire rather than intimidate and who will keep you motivated and on target to achieve all of your fitness goals.
We believe that training in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional well-being is a partnership. U-Shape trainers offer the best support and guidance available to help you achieve your best shape.
Personal Trainer - Nadya Fairweather Nadya founded U-Shape in 2006 to provide her clientele with personally tailored and holistic personal health training. She has 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, holds a Premier International Training Diploma, a certificate in exercise to music, is a BarreConcept certified instructor and is qualified to Level 3 with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). Nadya specializes in boxing training, stability ball and nutrition counseling. She is particularly passionate about pre and post-natal fitness, having experienced the unique challenges of these stages herself.
Personal Trainer - Angela Davies Angela Davies Angela maintains a high level of fitness in her own life, and actively promotes the benefits of health training. She has completed several half marathons and recently summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. In training, Angela creates an environment that encourages individuals to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way. She works closely with clients to inspire, motivate, and support them, helping them to achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health & well-being. Angela’s qualifications include Active IQ Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (GYM), Premier Training International Certificates in Gym Instruction and Advanced Personal Training, and First Aid Certification.
Personal Trainer - Sian Cross Sian prides herself on getting results. She loves nothing more than to witness first hand what a dramatic effect exercise has on her clients both mentally and physically. Whether it be weight loss, sport specific, injury rehabilitation or simply training for a special occasion such as a wedding or holiday; she loves it all! Sian will always go the extra mile for her clients; from monitoring their diet, weight and measurements each week/as required, to giving up a sunday afternoon to run alongside her client in a half-marathon. Sian always maintains a great rapport with her clients which helps her to keep them motivated and push them beyond their perceived limitations. The number one rule Sian has for all her Personal Training sessions is the client must always leave smiling.... and of course sweating!
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Sports Coach - Eva Schroeder Eva has always loved being very active in sports ranging from gymnastics, volleyball, climbing, skiing, hiking and running. She completed several marathons and also started venturing into the world of ultra marathons last year, braving another couple of Ultras as well as the Berlin marathon this year. Her regular yoga practice has played an important role in cultivating her strong ability to focus on her goals whilst letting go of some of the limiting beliefs we so often hold about what we are able to achieve or not. Her Yoga Teacher Training, her studies with Yoga Sports Science as well as her Running Technique Coach training led her to work with a lot of clients who aim to enhance their performance in their chosen sports as well as find strength and an improved sense of well-being and quality of life. She delivers tailored sessions to all her clients and is enthusiastic about encouraging them to tap into their own power and strength through looking at the core as multiple head-to-toe interconnecting lines that make up our innermost support system, leaving them feeling exercised, re-energized and maybe even a little bit taller.
Personal Trainer - Anya Anya developed a passion for sport and fitness whilst studying for a degree at the University of Bath, which has a strong reputation in elite sports performance and student sport. During her time there she represented the University in lacrosse, as well as regularly training at the university fitness suite. Specialising in weight loss management, Anya is extremely driven and focused in helping her clients reach their goals. Her caring, encouraging and positive attitude coupled with her careful planning and preparation of training programmes, tailored to her individual clients' needs, makes her an in demand trainer, with many of her clients regularly achieving and exceeding their own expectations. She is passionate about nutrition, and spends time furthering her knowledge by reading up on latest research. She is constantly striving to be the best trainer she can, by completing numerous courses. Anya's exercise prescription for pre and post natal clients is particularly relevant since having her own child. She is empathetic to the training difficulties new mum's face having experienced them first hand.
Yoga teacher - Tal Zelal Yoga Instructor and BANT registered Nutritional Therapist – Tal Zalel decided to leave her career in Education in order to pursue her passion for helping others in becoming healthier and as a result happier. Tal helps individuals achieve greater health and well being by using a range of yoga practices including vinyasa, yin and restorative. She is also fully qualified in pre and post natal yoga and understands the physiological changes and challenges which occur during this time. Whether it’s a one to one or group session, Tal believes that creating greater health and wellbeing shouldn’t involve drastic, unmanageable changes (that can create greater stress!). It should be a fun and enjoyable part of our journey into creating greater fulfilment in our lives.
Personal Trainer - Veronica Vrettos has always been inspired by the capability of the human body, developing a strong interest in dance, sports and exercise. After specialising in dance, and training in performing arts she went on to study aerobic instructing, Power Plate training and personal training. For over ten years Veronica has combined creative work and fitness training. Veronica's aim is to help the individual achieve their goals and maintain a positive drive towards them. Everyone's body is unique and capable of achieving great things, progressive training and aspiration development help the body to continue to adapt. Veronica's style is firm and friendly ensuring you feel your work or as Veronica calls it "happy pain”.
Yoga Instructor - Lauren Brady Having grown up swimming and dancing her way through her childhood years, then cheerleading through her teens, Lauren fell in love with sport not only for the physical benefits but for the connection it brought about with others. After a year living in Sydney, running along the Bondi coastal paths and training at the gym where she worked, Lauren found moving to London in 2010 a lonely and stressful experience. Until she discovered yoga.
After just one Bikram class, Lauren was hooked and spent the next couple of years practicing both Bikram and various other styles of yoga across London. It was on a work trip to France, where she decided to round up the troops for a yoga class by the pool that she discovered her love of teaching and went on to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training. Now she loves nothing more than bringing some sunshine to her classes here in London with a fiery, breath-synchronised Vinyasa practice that will not only work the whole body but will also help to calm down the constantly chattering 'monkey mind'.
Having suffered with back pain for several years, Lauren is particularly interested in maintaining correct alignment and encouraging her students to listen to their bodies and adapt the postures to suit their individual capabilities. To paraphrase one of her teachers, “Let the pose work for the body, rather than the body work for the pose”.
"I have been training regularly with U-Shape since early summer this year and quickly noticed a palpable improvement in my overall level of physical fitness, well-being and muscle tone. All of U-Shape’s trainers completely align with my desire to achieve a high standard of long-term health, based on an appropriate level of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle, and have a very good understanding of how to help me achieve this goal."
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