All of our London based personal training sessions are delivered in the parks across the city, every personal training session we deliver is based on two simple principles:
Starting on the 13th October we're going to be putting you through your paces to get you in prime condition to take on the challenging course of the Men's Health race, Survival Of The Fittest which takes place on Saturday November 17th.
Group sizes are limited to 6 people and the whole 5 week programme comes to just £75 total. Open to newcomers and Freedom2Train regulars, all fitness levels are welcome.
Starting again in April 2013 we’ll be FLIPPING tyres, SWINGING kettlebells, SLAMMING slam balls and SPRINTING on WANDSWORTH COMMON and CLAPHAM COMMON! The full body workouts are designed to strip fat, tone muscle and get you super fit, the perfect recipe for feeling good and looking great throughout the Summer.
Our Harley Street based Nutritionists can shape your nutrition plan to ensure you achieve your weight loss, lean muscle gain, improved health or sports performance. This is all achieved whilst improving your daily energy levels, productivity and alertness which lead to a healthier way of living. What we eat is integral to our health and daily life and at Freedom2Train we provide our clients with the key ingredients to make a positive change to their life. All of our nutrition plans come with easy to cook yet delightfully tasty recipes, with all instructions, shopping lists and an optional food delivery service for your convenience.
Crew: L to R: Hugo Turner and twin brother Ross Turner, Greg Symondsen, Adam Wolley Race: The Woodvale Transatlantic Rowing Race 2011 World Record Attempt: Breaking two world records for the youngest four man crew to row across any ocean in the world and first twins to row across any ocean Departure: 4th December 2011 Inspired by the life changing work of Spinal Research, this December four young men will race over 3,000 miles in a 29-foot boat across the Atlantic Ocean in a world record beating charity challenge. Adam, Greg, Ross and Hugo are that winning team and the aim to raise £150,000 of clear funds for Spinal Research. Freedom2Train are 100% behind the teams’ preparations, providing them with specific personal training and nutrition plans in the lead up to the event in December. The Woodvale Transatlantic Rowing Race has been voted the Toughest Race in the World and over the coming months the crew are being put through their paces every day, in order to prepare them for the upcoming 3000 miles. As part of the Atlantic 4’s preparation, Freedom2Train will be testing the crew both mentally and physically in various Team Challenges. The next challenge “Tour of the Parks” is in London and will give some indication of how their personal training sessions have improved their fitness and strength. “Tour of the Parks” involves the crew working together to complete a city wide challenge. Starting on the top of Hampstead Heath, looking out over London, the crew will be given their challenge that will take them through Regents Park, St James Park then into Mayfair with Green Park featuring on their list. They will then make their way through Hyde Park over to Kensington and Holland Park before heading south to Hurlingham Park, via Chelsea. They will then, cross the river to tick off Wandsworth Common finally reaching Clapham Common to complete a gruelling day. The boys really love these challenges and the team are working well together. You can keep up to date with the crew through the Team Challenges and training via Freedom2Train on Twitter. Freedom2Train will also be responsible for packing the crew off with the right nutrition to will keep them going for roughly 50 days of continuous rowing. They will have absolutely no nutrition drops during the race, what they set off with in December is all that they will have to eat. The big challenge is that they don’t want any extra weight on board because it will slow them down. To keep up to date with The Atlantic 4 follow this link to their website
Race: The Global Race World Record Attempt: Fastest person to cycle around the world Departure: 18th February 2012 Seano set out of his epic adventure on 18th February this year and is currently pedaling is way through Australia as he attempts to clinch the World Record for the fastest man to cycle around the world. Since his departure things have been a real rollercoaster ride for Sean. After a fantastic start to his race (despite Iberia airlines leaving his bike in Madrid on a flight to Santiago) Seano was well ahead of his targets and setting the sort of pace we knew he was capable of. However, whilst travelling through the USA Seano suffered a crash in Arkansas. Travelling at around 55mph a truck struck from behind, flinging him off his bike leaving him with torn tendons in his knee and a fractured spine. After a mad rush to find a new bike and several days of rest and medical treatment Sean displayed the sort of character that beholds a World Record holder and got back onto his new bike to continue on his route around the World. Sean’s determination and will was never in doubt when he left us back in February, but to overcome a set back as huge as this, cycle through the pain of a fractured spine and damaged tendons has left everyone involved in the challenge in awe. Currently Sean is travelling North up Australia through the Northern Territory and still battling against is back pain as well as a searing heat. Once he completes the Australian leg of his journey Sean will head across to Singapore before venturing up to Bangkok. You can track Sean’s route via his twitter page by following @Conway_Sean As well as chasing the World Record, Sean is raising money to help banish kerosene lamps, which are responsible for more deaths than malaria. To donate to this incredible cause click here http://www.justgiving.com/bike12
The principles that underpin our personal training sessions and nutrition plans are based on scientific research from prominent researchers of physiology, nutrition and strength and conditioning. These plans have been used with Olympic athletes in their journey to achieving their Olympic dreams. A selection of our London 2012 and Rio 2016 hopefulls are featured below.
As an elite rower I train up to three times a day both on and off the water. Fuelling and recovering from my sessions is very important to aid and enhance my training and to ultimately maximise my performance. Freedom2Train has not only given me great strategies to aid this but have also changed my perceptions of food, changing my diet for the better. Freedom2Train has specifically helped me on race day, this has definitely allowed me to perform to my maximum, setting new personal bests throughout this summer of racing, the pinnacle being at the World U23 Championships where I finished 8th in the world.
I have really enjoyed working with Freedom2Train; the nutritional advice has had a large impact on my performance and recovery in each and every session. I was unaware of the importance nutrition has on performance before working with Freedom2Train. I am now able to make better choices about how to fuel myself and recover optimally. The positive changes I have been advised to make have stabilised my weight more than ever before and I perform better now that I have the correct nutrition. The Freedom2Train nutrition plans are simple, flexible and straightforward to follow. Freedom2Train clearly tailor your nutritional plans, specifically to you, this really helps me to get the very best results. I am looking forward to next season where I plan to bring home some more medals and bigger achievements to share with the Freedom2Train team.
My aim when I started working with Freedom2Train was to take my performances to the next level and start mixing with the big names in 800m running. I thought this goal was going to take time, but my diet has always been a weakness, working with Freedom2Train has given me a great boost, making a real difference to my recovery between training sessions and optimising my race day nutrition plan. This summer has been a great summer of racing and I am now looking forward to another season working with Freedom2Train so I can get the best out of myself.
I contacted Freedom2Train as I thought I could make further gains in my rowing with the right nutritional advice. With Freedom2Train I have learnt to alter my diet to my recovery and performance needs. Freedom2Train gave me advice of how to maximise my results on the water and over the next six months I hope this continued support will help me to reach my aim of being the top female U23 in Great Britain.
"I started training with Steve Mellor recently because I wanted to tone up and have more energy. I'd never had a personal trainer before and was very unfit, and quite frankly, exercise-phobic. That was two months ago. Since then I feel my energy levels have soared, and I can see changes in my body shape, plus sculpting where previously there was none (Steve's all about helping women become lean and toned not gaining Madonna-style muscles). Friendly but super professional and extremely knowledgeable, Steve's not just about fitness, but is passionate about nutrition too. I love the fact that our sessions are outside rather than staring at a gym wall, and whilst it can be seriously hard work, I can safely say that he's the first person for me who's ever made getting fit enjoyable. The proof? I have just signed up for a half marathon."
Steve gained a BSc in Sports Science from the University of Leeds before advancing his studies at the prestigious Loughborough University where he obtained an MSc. Steve’s passion for sharing knowledge led to him lecturing at Loughborough in various areas including Physiology, Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning for a number of years. This enabled Steve to be involved in training and nutrition research and to be heavily involved in the development of new methodologies.
James attended Loughborough University where he gained his BSc in Sports Science before going on to complete his MSc. Having represented England for a number of years playing hockey, James knows what it takes to train at the highest level and maintain peak fitness. James applies his expert knowledge of training and performance to every client working them the Freedom2Train way and guaranteeing results. James works hard to fully understand his clients needs and then specialises in generating bespoke fitness and nutrition plans that are achievable, enjoyable and realistic. The best aspect of working with James is his unrivalled passion for motivating others in achieving their goals, this is why we snapped him up to lead our team of trainers inspiring them to be the best they can be! Wimbledon Hockey Club announced James as their 1st XI captain last year and it proved to be a record breaking season as he rallied the team to finish 3rd in the league, promotion to the Premiership is the goal for next season.
Jun holds a BSc in Sports Conditioning and has over 11 years experience within the fitness industry as both an advanced trainer and sports therapist in some of Central London’s most prestigious Health clubs. Jun has worked with clients from all walks of life, with a breadth of experience and specialisation that includes training professional athletes, pre and post natal, injury rehabilitation, and postural correction. Jun’s ability to adapt and specify his training to a wide demographic have meant huge gains for clients from all walks of life ranging from marathon runners to 86 year-olds. He is passionate about making training not only enjoyable but fresh and challenging to ensure his clients reach their potential and exceed their own expectations. Jun firmly believes that training should be adapted to the individual needs of the client, following basic and fundamental principles of natural human movement and is always finding new ways to encourage full muscle recruitment. With a background in athletics and football, Jun is passionate about all things fitness related and has recently begun his own journey towards his first triathlon.
Freedom2Train have teamed up with charity, Rugby Portobello Trust, to whip the younger members of the local community into shape whilst offering them an outlet in the form of fitness and exercise.
As they put it, the Rugby Portobello Trust “is a youth, education and housing charity based in North Kensington, that has a long history of working individually with young people aged 5 to 25, to help them get the skills they need to help themselves.”
The unemployment, property shortage and high social deprivation in North Kensington poses a stark comparison to many of the richer surrounding areas in London such as Notting Hill and Chelsea. This has resulted in large number of the younger members of the community finding it all too easy to adopt negative lifestyles as they grow up, including violence and robbery.
RPT takes a very individualistic approach to their work, helping people on a case-by-case basis. They offer support in a number of ways, from providing housing, to running social development programmes like drug abuse and pregnancy advice. Additionally they offer outlets to the members of the community, including music production courses, various sports, cookery and computing classes.
Since being introduced to the charity in March, Freedom2Train have run weekly fitness sessions in addition to offering advice to some of the members who have expressed an interest in a career in the fitness industry.
We’re extremely proud to be partnered with such an incredible charity and urge you to take a look at what RPT do in more detail by visiting them at
At Freedom2Train we know just how frustrating and stressful injuries can be whilst training. That’s why we’ve developed a partnership with Pure Sports Medicine, a unique practice that’s dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
Their wide range of in-house specialists, from physiotherapists, osteopaths, and doctors to masseurs, yoga and Pilates instructors, make getting diagnosed and treated simple and stress free.
Pure have several branches across London and their team of experts work with some of the best athletes in the country including Premiership football and rugby clubs.
Visit them at www.puresportsmed.com to see exactly why we refer all our injured clients straight to Pure.
At Freedom2Train we believe nutrition is key and with so many mixed messages out there we only work with the worlds leading Nutritionists and researchers. Martin MacDonald of Mac-Nutrition is one person we continually look to partner with.
Having lectured together at Loughborough we have seen firsthand the transformations and education Martin offers his clients and followers from Olympic athletes to obese health patients. Martins approach to nutrition is grounded in science and like us he practice what he preaches!
We’re proud to have Mac-Nutrition in our community and value the relationship that we have built with him. Check out his website at www.mac-nutrition.com.
We post regular clips, covering a wide range of content from warming up properly, to tips on nutrition and our opinions on the latest health and fitness trends.
To check out our videos head to our YouTube channel Freedom2TrainTV.
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