Frequently Asked Questions

What would you like to know?

  • How much does it cost?

    The price depends on how many sessions you pay for up front and whether you opt for one-to-one training or small group training.  Training in small groups works out cheaper per person, but of course you do not get the completely personal attention which comes with one-to-one training

    All price options are listed on the prices page or you can contact me to discuss.

  • How many sessions should I have each week?

    This is completely dependent on you, your budget, your goals and your personal motivation.  Some people want to only train with me as they do not have the motivation to do training sessions on their own, so they may train 3 – 4 times per week with me; other people have great motivation and are happy to train on their own once they know what to do and we may only meet once every 2 or 3 weeks.

    All of these options can be discussed during a no-obligation free chat.

  • Is there a minimum contract?

    There is no minimum contract and you can stop at any time.

  • Is there an expiry date on the paid upfront sessions?

    There is an expiry date of 1 year if you pay for 10 or 20 sessions upfront or 2 years if you pay for 40 sessions upfront.

  • Can I take a training ``holiday`` if I am ill or injured and have paid upfront for a series of sessions?

    Absolutely, we can discuss this on a case-by-case basis, but if you are ill, injured, have just given birth etc. and need to take a break from the trainings I am happy to put your sessions on hold and extend the expiry date.

  • I need to rearrange my session this week, what should I do?

    If you need to rearrange the time of your session please contact me as soon as possible.  Sessions may be cancelled up to 24 hours ahead of time free of charge; after this the session will be charged in full.  You can also arrange for a friend or spouse etc. to attend the session instead of you.

  • How much space do we need to train?

    If you have a space around 6′ x 6′ (1.8m x 1.8m) this will be enough to do a training session.  Obviously the more space we have the more varied the workouts can be.

    When I train at home I just move the coffee table out the way and train in the living room 

  • What equipment do I need?

    You don’t need any equipment at all.  If you have a yoga/exercise mat this is an advantage, but not a necessity.  I will bring all of the equipment needed for your workout.  If you have anything at home (e.g. dumb bells, skipping rope, Swiss ball etc.) then that is great and we can definitely make use of it, but if you don’t have anything then that’s no problem at all!

  • I am pregnant, can I still exercise?

    Absolutely!  In fact it is advisable to be active during pregnancy as it helps with the stamina you will need during labour and can significantly improve your recovery time after the birth.

    I am a qualified pre- and postnatal personal trainer, so I can develop a safe and effective training programme for you both whilst you are pregnant and once you have had the baby.  For more details please see the pregnancy training page or contact me for more information.

  • I have recently had a baby, when can I start training?

    First of all congratulations!  I hope that everything went well with the birth and that you are settling into life with your new baby (or babies!).

    Regarding training – if you had a vaginal birth you can usually start to train around 6 weeks after the birth (after you are given the all clear from the doctor).  After a caesarean section it is usually 8-10 weeks after the birth.  For more details please see the postnatal training page or contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions.

    I am a qualified pre- and postnatal personal trainer, so I can develop a safe and effective training programme for you both whilst you are pregnant and once you have had the baby.

  • I have a baby / child at home, can they be there during the training?

    Absolutely, it is not a problem for me if your baby / child is with us during the training.  However you may find it too distracting and are not able to focus on getting the best from your workout.

    I leave the decision to you – if there is no other option then it is definitely better to train with your child around than not to train at all!

  • Do you work with men and women?

    Absolutely!  I am happy to work with men or women.  In the end you need to choose a personal trainer that you are most comfortable with – some people prefer working with a trainer of the same sex, some of the opposite sex.  The best way to figure out your preference is to schedule a no-obligation chat and see if our personalities match!

  • What language will the training be in?

    I am native English, but also speak German, so am happy to offer trainings in either of these languages.

  • I am taking prescription medicine, can I still exercise?

    This is something you will need to discuss with your doctor as there are many medications which alter the way our bodies respond to exercise.

  • Does nutrition advice mean I have to start taking supplements or only eat vegetables?

    No and no!  I am not a believer in supplements (unless perhaps you are a body builder).  If your goal is to lose fat or gain a bit of muscle this is possible with a healthy, balanced diet, which will include a lot more than just vegetables!

    I am very much a believer that if you ask someone to abstain from everything they love (maybe for you that’s chocolate, cheese or wine) then this may be sustainable in the short term, but eventually they will get so fed up that they will fall back into their old ways and will put on all the weight they have worked hard to lose (and probably even more).  My nutritional advice is designed to be sustainable in the long run – a change in your way of thinking about food, rather than a short term quick win.

  • Where does the travel up to 5km start from, which is included in the price of the training?

    If you use a route planner (for example Google maps) you can work out if you fall within 5km by looking up the directions from 8047, Zürich to the location you would like to train.

    If in doubt, just give me a call or drop me an e-mail to check.  See the Contact Me page for contact details.

  • Do you guarantee results?

    Unfortunately nobody can guarantee specific results – the results will vary from person to person depending on many things: some which you have control over, such as your diet and the exercise you do; some which you have no control over, such as your body type & genetics.

    Individual results will therefore vary and time taken to achieve those results will also vary.


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