The PTs To Book In With Now

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Hiring a PT might be a luxury – but there’s no quicker way to sculpt, tone and strengthen, as well as receive tailored advice that really works for you. Whether you want to nail down a solid gym routine or need a hand with nutrition, these are the SL-approved names to know…

BEST FOR A LEANER BODY: Louisa Drake

Since establishing the Louisa Drake Method (LDM) back in 2015, Louisa has been busy training the likes of Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Felicity Jones. Having trained under Tracy Anderson herself, Louisa’s unique method – a fusion of yoga, Pilates, ballet and strength training – guarantees serious results. No two sessions with Louisa are the same thanks to the use of resistance bands, gliders and light weights, a combination designed to keep your heart rate in the perfect fat-burning zone and the body challenged. 

The Details: Train with the LDM team from £90. 

Visit LouisaDrake.com & follow @LouisaDrakeMethod

BEST FOR A 360º APPROACH: Luke Worthington

A qualified sports scientist and Nike trainer, Luke’s sessions cover everything from strength and cardio to emotional wellbeing, ensuring you see results from all angles. Having been at the top of the PT game for two decades, it’s no wonder Luke has built up a celebrity clientele, whom he trains from his Marylebone gym. Whether you want to learn to lift heavy or finally lose some stubborn lockdown pounds, Luke is the name to know. He’ll also help get your nutrition back on track, ultimately turning your body into a finely-tuned machine. 

The Details: Prices available on request.

Visit LukeWorthington.com & follow @LukeWTraining

BEST FOR BODY TRANSFORMATION: Sarah Lindsay

Former Olympic speed skater Sarah Lindsay is the co-founder of Roar Fitness, a boutique training studio that specialises in both weight loss and body transformations – you’ll find branches in Bank, Liverpool Street and High Street Kensington. One of the most sought-after trainers in the UK, you need only look at some of the incredible before and after photos on the Roar website to see why it’s the go-to method for the likes of Vogue Williams and Paloma Faith. This is London’s only PT offering to give clients an Olympic training experience, but you’ll also have access to nutritionists and therapists. Can’t get an appointment with Sarah? She now has 30 trainers under her wing. 

The Details: Eight-week transformation packages start from £2,200.

Visit Roar-Fitness.com & follow @RoarFitnessGirl

BEST FOR SPECIALISED TRAINING: Matt Roberts

There are personal trainers and then there’s Matt Roberts. Credited with keeping the likes of Naomi Campbell and Tom Ford in shape, Matt is among the UK’s leading PTs. His Mayfair studio, a stone’s throw from Green Park tube station, offers one-on-one sessions as well as run clubs, yoga, Pilates and meditation. If you can’t book in with Matt, his handpicked team – who specialise in everything from pre and post-natal to weight loss, event training, muscle building and more – has you covered and online sessions are also available. 

The Details: Prices available on request.

Visit MattRoberts.co.uk & follow @MattRobertsEvolution

BEST FOR PILATES & BARRE: Aimee Victoria Long

Proof that getting in shape doesn’t always have to mean lifting heavy weights and endless burpees, Aimee’s method combines the sculpting powers of Pilates with the toning and fat-burning benefits of barre and low-impact cardio. As well as one-to-one PT sessions, she also holds live group classes on Zoom, the perfect way to dip your toe in. Aimee will also be holding fitness retreats in St Tropez and Jamaica next year – head to her website for more information and a sample itinerary.

The Details: Virtual sessions costs £85 and in-person sessions £150.

Visit AimeeVictoriaLong.co.uk & follow @AimeeVictoriaLong

BEST FOR A LUXURY SETTING: Lee Mullins

Tucked away in the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, the Workshop Gymnasium was set up by Lee Mullins and is the destination for serious personal training in chic surroundings. Lee and his team specialise in bespoke PT programmes based upon body evaluations and data-driven assessments. Your regime may consist of classic PT sessions in the gym as well as Pilates, yoga, fascial stretch therapy, swimming, boxing or water barre. With clients ranging from CEOs to the A-list, you know you’re in good hands. Plus, there are Workshop gyms dotted across the world – from Paris to Dubai – so you can stay on track when you travel.

The Details: Prices available on request.

Visit WorkshopGymnasium.com & follow @WorkshopGymnasium

BEST FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Monique Eastwood

Responsible for honing some of the most famous physiques, Monique’s high-intensity method will build a strong, lean body. With a background in dance and theatre, Monique’s approach has Pilates at its core and works to strengthen weak areas of the body while correcting poor postural habits for a better body all round. Monique rose to fame during the 2020 lockdown, when she started offering virtual sessions – she’s now the go-to trainer for Emily Blunt, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Wilson and stuntwoman Lucy Cork. If her diary’s full, try one of her much-hyped online workouts, which run four times a week. 

The Details: PT pricing available on request; group online classes cost £15 each.

Visit EastwoodFit.com

BEST FOR A HOLISTIC APPROACH: Dalton Wong

Dalton is the owner of TwentyTwo in Kensington and has over 20 years of experience in training everyone from Hollywood’s finest to the A-list. He has superhuman skills when it comes to getting clients into shape (he trained Jennifer Lawrence for her role in X-Men: First Class) but it’s his holistic methods that set him apart. With training plans focusing on exercise, nutrition, recovery and lifestyle, he’ll push you physically but also isn’t afraid to switch up a session for massage. If you can’t get to his studio or don’t live in London, digital sessions are available. 

The Details: A 45-minute online session will set you back £100; get in touch with the team for more information on in-studio pricing. 

Visit TwentyTwoTraining.com & follow @Dalton_Wong22

BEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Ultimate Performance

Referred to as the best personal training experience on the planet, Ultimate Performance isn’t a PT per se, more a body transformation destination. With four studios in London (and others in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Cheshire), the UP method will reshape your body, health and life through online and in-gym sessions. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle or overhaul your health, their bespoke approach surpasses anything that could be accomplished in your average gym. Commit to at least four sessions a week for serious results.

THE DETAILS: The cost of a one-to-one training package varies depending on location, time of day you want to train, session frequency and package length. Contact the team for more information.

Visit UltimatePerformance.com

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