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Choosing the right personal trainer

The right advice from a qualified healthcare professional or personal trainer is essential when embarking on a successful and long-lasting exercise regime and lifestyle change.

However, choosing a personal trainer can be an overwhelming task. Over the years, we have treated many injuries caused by poor training techniques, taught or supervised by poor quality personal trainers.

Are you new to exercise?

Achieving the right balance of cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, and strength training can help to prevent aches and pains, as well as many health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, and mental health problems.

However, people can often start working out enthusiastically without the knowledge required to exercise safely. This can lead to fatigue or injury and often means they can give up and return to their sedentary lifestyles.

Additionally, although people often have the desire to improve their fitness, they often lack the motivation or confidence to get started.

No matter what your current level of fitness is, we can help you to gain confidence in exercise, to become fitter, and to reach your goals.

If you have aches and pains, current injuries, or are just unsure of what level of activity or type of exercise is suitable for you, then please contact our clinic, and one of our physiotherapy team will happily have a free telephone consultation with you.

If you are new to exercise, or if you take regular prescribed medication, we also advise that you consult with your GP before starting a new exercise regime.

Why choose VIDE Fitness?

Olly Freeman, from VIDE Fitness, is an experienced Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC).

Olly specialises in training people with musculoskeletal issues – working safely alongside their physiotherapist.

VIDE Fitness

Olly Freeman, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

After initially studying physics at Salford University, Olly ventured into a career in fitness and qualified as a Personal Trainer. His knowledge of biomechanics, functional anatomy, and exercise science allows him to responsibly support clients who may have joint or muscle issues, need nutritional guidance, or are wanting to lose-weight and gain strength, mobility and fitness.

Olly is empathetic and offers pragmatic advice to clients with their personal goals, circumstances, and abilities in mind. He understands that overcoming psychological barriers can be as important as physical ones, and works hard to ensure a positive and trusting relationship with his clients.

Testimonial from Liz….

“After undergoing an operation to stabilise my injured ankle six months ago, I was keen to return to my pre-injury fitness as quickly as possible. I have been training with VIDE Fitness for three months now and I am delighted with the progress I have made.

I am very impressed by the emphasis Olly places on correct technique when exercising, especially when weight lifting, as this is vital to prevent injuries. My workouts have always been perfectly tailored to my fitness level and optimised to make sure I achieve the most out of every session.

I am amazed by the progress I have made; not only am I fitter and stronger than I have been for years, I am also more motivated now than at the start of my training in the knowledge I can achieve all my fitness goals. I am eating more food without gaining weight and my mood and energy levels are better than ever. I cannot recommend Olly enough.”

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To book your consultation please complete our online booking form*.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your needs, without obligation.

* Please note: If your treatment costs are to be paid directly by your health insurance company, we kindly ask that you contact us by phone or email to arrange your appointment.

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Here's what our clients say.

Ellie R. ★★★★★ I booked in for a sports massage after struggling with neck and shoulder pain. Nadia was absolutely amazing throughout, I’m now feeling so much better and I’m able to turn my neck again. Thank you so much Nadia!M. G. ★★★★★ My son and I have both had physio treatment from Liz, who has been brilliant in helping us quickly improve our symptoms. She has gone out of her way to help us, and is a thoroughly kind and highly knowledgeable professional. Thank you so much!Alan W. ★★★★★ I have used Marple Physio several times for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. They have always been very accessible, efficient and effective in treating me. They are my first port of call for anything of this kind.Lara D. ★★★★★ I've had a few sports related injuries over the past few years and have seen both Nicky and Liz at Marple Physio. Both were super knowledgeable, understood the issue, and provided practical advice and exercises to help me quickly get back up and running (literally). I really recommend Marple Physio and have had nothing but good experiences. Thanks so much for all your help!Paul M. ★★★★★ My 13 year old son was suffering from a lower back issue that was stopping him football training and playing for over 4 weeks and it was really getting him down. A single appointment at Marple physio did the trick. The issue was quickly diagnosed, treated and he was left feeling much better with some exercises that have completed his recovery. I would highly recommend Marple Physio.G B ★★★★★ I went to Marple Physio during pregnancy as I was having problems with pelvic girdle pain and hypermobility. Before I started, I was struggling to walk up stairs without being in a lot of pain, had disturbed sleep from it and was dreading things getting worse in my final few months of pregnancy.Over my sessions Nicky gave me exercises that were manageable and safe, but still felt like they were making a big difference to my pain and also building up my strength. Pretty quickly I found my pain easing up and by my final session at 36 weeks, I felt in so much better shape than when I first started!I’d recommend Nicky to anyone needing support, but especially when pregnant. She was very approachable and really listened to what I needed and what I felt I could do as my pregnancy progressed.Amy W. ★★★★★ Brilliant service. Helped me so much with my low back pain. Saw a couple of other people at other clinics before working with Liz and she was hands down the best!Rose-Marie W. ★★★★★ I saw Nicky for pain in my c section scar which was affecting me on a daily basis. She was great at coming up with different treatments (exercises, physical manipulation and a cream) which have improved the pain I was experiencing.Helen Q. ★★★★★ Liz and colleagues have been treating my son for many years and are fantastic with him. Although his condition will never change keeping him free from discomfort and moving the muscles he can’t use are invaluable to his quality of life. We can’t thank and praise them enough not only for their knowledge but for their care, commitment and respect shown to us alljs_loader

At Marple Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation. We therefore highly value the patient feedback we receive as we continually strive to improve our services.

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