My name is Gemma and I’m a qualified level 3 personal trainer based in Norwich, UK.
I was never sporty at school, I far preferred reading a book and spent PE lessons hiding in the changing rooms.
Throughout most of my 20s my experience of exercise and nutrition was fad diets, lapsed gym memberships and exercise DVDs that promised to blast fat or transform my short and curvy figure into a lean and long-limbed one.
In my early 30s I signed up for a 5k run in another attempt to get fit and lose weight and gradually discovered a love of running. I was never fast, but I started to learn to appreciate my body for what it could do, rather than how it looked. I signed up for several 10ks, and ran my first Half Marathon in 2013.
In 2013 I also took up the sport of Roller Derby after a friend invited me along to a session. I hadn’t roller skated in at least 20 years, but I started to love the challenge of learning a new skill. Roller Derby is often known as a sport for people aren’t sporty, and that really clicked with me.
Having been inactive for most of my life I was plagued with niggling injuries, so I started to look into cross-training to make me a better runner, and a better skater. I also learned about sports nutrition after finding it difficult to find advice on food that would fuel my half marathon training that wasn’t focused on weight loss.
I discovered I loved weight lifting and that “training” rather than “exercising” gave me a purpose that helped me finally fall in love with getting sweaty.
I know how hard it can be to get started on an exercise program and how intimidating gyms can be.
Mastering a tricky technical exercise, or smashing a personal best in the squat rack feels amazing and I love it when clients tell me that their training has a carry over into their sport or everyday life.
I take the focus off aesthetics and focus on getting strong and feeling great.
Whether you want to work out once a week or every day, I can help you design a program that achieves your goals and encourage you to push your limits and learn to love sweaty.
You can buy one-to-one training packages directly through my website and book in your first session online. I will then drop you an email with an initial consultation before we meet.