Tanya Ellis is a personal trainer with a difference! By combining expertise in exercise and fitness with an in-depth knowledge of diet and nutrition, she can help you achieve a healthy body, mind and lifestyle.
A qualified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, her enthusiasm and motivation are infectious and will ensure that you achieve the health and fitness goals that are important to you.
Having qualified as a Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a Pilates Instructor with the Pilates Institute, Tanya now enjoys working with others to help them realise the personal resources they already have and how to use them more effectively to live healthily.
She is enthusiastic and motivational whilst recognising it can sometimes be difficult to juggle a busy career and keep fit.Tanya spent a number of years in the IT industry, performing a variety of different roles whilst working with a number of Blue Chip clients.
Do I need to be fit before I start?
Certainly not. As your training programme is fully customised, your level of fitness is taken into consideration along with any health issues or injuries.
I hate gyms so can I exercise with a Personal Trainer elsewhere?
We work in small training studios rather than large gyms, however, we can train you in your home, office or local park. If you have another preference please ask whether this can be accommodated.
What equipment do I need to start training?
A pair of decent trainers. For women, a good fitting sports bra. Other than that, a comfortable pair of trousers or shorts and a t-shirt is adequate.
Dont I just have to do a lot of cardio stuff to lose weight?
Whilst cardio workouts are helpful in increasing your fitness and losing a few pounds, training with weights is also beneficial. Converting fatty tissue into muscle can give you a toned appearance and speed up your metabolism which makes it easier to burn more fat.
What if I don't want big muscles?
You don't have to have them. It takes a particular type of training to build big muscles. If you just want to become a bit fitter and look a little more trim, you will train differently.
I’ve tried exercise before, but it didn't work so why should this be any different?
As with most things in life, you get out what you put in. Maybe you were not following the best training programme to reach your goal, or you weren't focussed enough on what you wanted to achieve. If you started an exercise regime but carried on eating a bad diet, you were sabotaging your own achievements. Ultimately the success of any training programme is only as good as the work and commitment that goes into it. If you are prepared to commit to achieving your goals, you will have greater success than if you don’t.
I don’t eat a lot, why don’t I lose weight?
It could be that you
are not eating enough or you don't eat often enough. Your body wouldn't
therefore metabolise food properly in case it doesn't get any more for some
time, and will store it instead as fat. The problem could also be that you
are not eating the best foods for you (i.e. you might have an intolerance to
certain foods), or it could just be portion control. We can look at your
eating habits and help you to modify them in support of your fitness goals.
I started personal training with Tanya after advice
from my physio. I had suffered significant back
and knee problems and was advised that I really
needed to strengthen my core muscles to prevent
continuing problems. After a few months focused
on stretching and strengthening I am now back
running and training pain free.
Ian - EC2
”Lessons are varied and interesting. After a
few months of regular weekly sessions, I can
feel the benefit in terms of more energy and
a greater fitness level.”
Ken - EC2