FAQ

Have any burning personal training, group training, nutrition or other fitness questions that you would like answered? You’ve come to the right place. Check out our fitness and nutrition FAQs below. 

Is a Personal Trainer worth it for weight loss?

If you’ve been training for a while but haven’t witnessed any results or you’re struggling to achieve your weight loss targets, a personal trainer might be a good option for you. 

Choosing a personal trainer to support your weight loss journey will ensure that you’re using the right exercises to achieve your goals and provide you with the foundations you need to succeed. At FORM, this extends beyond the gym floor – with accountability check-inssupport groups and everything you need to make good nutritional decisions. We’ve even collated our own recipes to help inspire you in the kitchen! 

Our FORM trainers will help you achieve your weight-loss goals in a safe and attainable way. 

Is one personal training session a week enough?

If you’ve established a good routine, feel motivated and you’re managing to commit to exercise outside of your PT sessions, one PT session a week could be all you need to stay on track. Whether your goal is to lose body fat, build muscle mass, up your cardio or beat your personal besta weekly check-in with a personal trainer from FORM can help you unlock results. 

What exercises are best for weight loss?

Trick question; there’s no such thing as a fat burning exercise. However, some exercises do help us burn more energy than others. That’s why we’ve rated our top exercises for energy expenditure (as burning calories will help you lose weight). The most impactful exercises on energy expenditure are exercises that work multiple muscles at once. These include exercises such as: 

 1) Squats 

2) Deadlifts 

3) Boxing 

4) Kettlebell circuits 

5) HIIT 

What should I expect from my first personal training session?

Ahead of your first personal training session, in your initial consultation, you’ll be introduced to your personal trainer to talk about your goals and ambitions, explore your current relationship with health and fitness and discuss the process ahead. So, by the time your first personal training session comes around, you’ll be ready to take the next step of your fitness journey. 

Our personal training sessions typically consist of a mixture of both cardio and weights. However, each and every personal trainer at FORM takes a unique approach to help you achieve your goals in an enjoyable way that you can sustain. So, if you hate running, don’t sweat it; we’ve got plenty of ways to make you work hard! 

What is small group personal training?

Small group training is when one trainer instructs a group of 4-10 clients in one training session. At REFORM, our small group personal training sessions teach you how to train the right way. You’ll train alongside likeminded individuals and support each other through our 8-week programme. 

 

How many people are in REFORM group personal training?

Our REFORM group personal training involves a maximum of 10 others per training session. 

Your group personal training session will be led by 2 personal trainers and operate at a maximum ratio of 5:1. This ensures that we can keep an eye on you to help you get the most out of our group personal training sessions.  

 

Do I have to be fit to start REFORM group training?

There are a mix of abilities that take part in our REFORM group personal training sessions. From beginners to avid fitness enthusiasts, the journey is what makes REFORM so special. 

Don’t worry if youve never stepped foot in the gym before, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. There are no egos in FORM; it’s all about achieving your personal best and being proud of your own progressGet ready to push yourself to your personal limit and challenge yourself both mentally and physically. 

What happens if I can’t attend all 3 REFORM sessions on one of the weeks?

You will be able to book onto 4 sessions one week if you are not able to attend all 3 sessions one week. However, we wouldn’t recommend doing more than 4 sessions per week, as we don’t want you to feel too sore. 

I have a friend who wants to join. Is there a referral offer?

Yes, at FORM, we love to expand our community. That’s why you’ll get rewarded for helping us spread the word. 

We have an amazing 25% discount for both you and your friend if you both join us for the REFORM small group personal training program. Contact us to redeem your discount.  

 

What are the session times for REFORM?

There are plenty of REFORM sessions to choose from each weekso that we can fit around your busy schedule. With a minimum of 17 sessions, you’ll be able to tune in for:  

  • Morning sessions 6:30am & 7:30am 
  • Lunch time sessions 12:30pm 
  • Evening sessions 5:45pm & 6:45pm  
  • Weekend sessions  

To view our latest REFORM schedule, please email us for more information:  info@formmcr.com 

If I am stuck at work, can I rearrange my session?

You can book and rearrange classes on our booking app. It is easy to use and provides you with the flexibility required to fit around your busy lifestyle. For admin purposes, we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy in place. So, if the work is piling up, it’s worth flagging to us in advance and we’ll happily move your session forward for you. 

I have a slight injury... Will this affect my REFORM progress/sessions?

Our REFORM programmes are ran with small groups that give you plenty of face-to-face time with our expert personal trainers. Your trainer will be able to provide elite advice and change the exercise to ensure you don’t exacerbate your injury, providing you have been given the ok to train.  

Our diverse range of training equipment is also there to provide plenty of opportunity for you to work hard around your injury – enabling you to better control the resistance and pressure put on your body. 

What happens if I have a holiday during the 8-week REFORM program?

If you are on holiday during the 8 week REFORM program, you will be able to book onto 4 sessions one week if you are not able to attend all 3 sessions the week before. You can swap these sessions for either the week before or after your holiday; please provide us with as much advanced notice as you can. However, we will warn you that our training sessions are designed to push you hard, so we suggest you proceed with caution! 

 

How long is each REFORM session?

The morning, evening and weekend sessions are 60 minutes. The lunch time sessions are 45 minutes allowing you time to grab some lunch and get back to work. 

 

What is a nutrition plan?

A nutrition plan is a plan to help you make healthier eating choices and ensure that you’re fueling your body with the meals that will help you meet your fitness goals.  

At FORM our FORMULA e-book gives you everything you need to know about a good nutrition plan. As a tailored recipe book, you can count calories without actually counting calories, taking the stress out of mealtimes! 

Discover more about our FORMULA e-book

Will I receive a nutrition plan?

To support your fitness journey, when you sign up, you will be provided with a nutrition plan by your personal trainer. Whether you need a nutrition plan to control your weight or build muscle, we will discuss with you the best approach to support your lifestyle, goals and requirements 

What type of injuries do physiotherapists treat?

Bones, joints, tissue, brain and nervous system problems as well as heart and circulation difficulties.  

At FORM our treatment centre by Bode Clinic provides holistic therapy to support you along your training journey. Simply, they’ll help your muscles stay in the best shape they can be.  

What is sports injury rehabilitation?

Sports injury rehabilitation relates to preventing and treating injuries. At FORM, we partner with Bode Clinic who specialise in sports massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. 

Is FORM a weight loss program?

At FORM, we place a large emphasis on improving body composition and physical performance; however, we appreciate that isn’t all you need to be the best version of yourself – and aim to improve your health and wellbeing as a whole during your time with us. 

If you are after a weight loss program, our personal trainers can help design a fitness plan for you.  

When you embark on your FORM personal training journey, you will be assigned a personal trainer who will guide you every step of the way with lifestyle changes and a nutritional plan to make sure you hit your personal goals. So if your goal is weight loss, we can help tailor your program to hit this goal. 

What do I need to bring along with me?

All you need to bring along to your personal training session is yourself, your training kit and a water bottle. If you prefer to shower at the gym before heading homedon’t forget to bring a towel too. 

Are there showers at the gym?

Yes, we have showers and changing rooms with hair dryers should you decide to shower at the gym. 

Is there car parking?

We don’t officially have any parking at the gym but there are plenty of car parks within 100 yards of the gym if you need it.  

Can I do personal training sessions on consecutive days?

The programs change every day so this wouldn’t be a problem. We would advise not doing 3 sessions back to back but needs must sometimes. 

If you have any other burning fitness, FORM or personal training questions we haven’t yet answered, feel free to contact one of the team at FORM info@formmcr.com 

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