Gareth France - Mobile Personal Trainer

I deliver health and fitness to Reading and surrounding areas Could be at your home, 1: 1, 1:2, small groups, Circuit, Kettlercise and Boxercise classes

I help you achieve your goals in a friendly and encouraging way using a wide variety of equipment and training techniques. I cater for all ages, abilities and fitness levels whether it's for weight loss or sports conditioning. I also do fitness training for sports teams as well as supply bespoke health and fitness checks and courses to corporations.

09/08/2021

You are invited to join FOPPS annual Pangbourne multi-terrain 10k race on Sunday 3rd October 2021.

[07/19/21]   As this hot weather continues please make sure that you stay hydrated before, during and after your workouts. Think about training at a cooler part of the day, maybe even shortening or reducing the intensity.

[05/12/21]   As from Monday 17th May, I will be allowed to train people in their houses with the appropriate guidelines in place. Handy if the current weather is not very appealing to you training outdoors!

[01/29/21]   As we head into February and this Lockdown is still progressing keep getting your exercise fix in - remember it's not just a physical thing it's also a mental thing which is particularly important to most of us at the moment. Socially distance PT is still available if your struggling to do exercise yourself.

[12/23/20]   Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all my past, current and any future clients and felloe fitness followers and enthusiasts. Looking forward to 2021 and smashing some new goals.

[10/01/20]   Tired of doing the same old exercises with the same old routine? Bought all the gear but need help to use it safely and effectively? Starting to flag as CoVid keeps its stranglehold on normality? Then contact me to get your FREE no obligation consult and get yourself either back on track.

[09/15/20]   Hello folks it's been awhile, hope you've all been keeping safe, well and just as importantly fit (physically and mentally) of course.

As from next week I'll be starting up my PT business again so if you would like help with achieving your goals then please don't hesitate to ask.

[04/10/20]   Morning everyone, hope you're all well and keeping safe. Here's a body weight workout to set you up for the Bank Holiday

In this 40-minute equipment-free workout , you will alternate between 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for a cardio exercise and 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for core exercise for 4 straight minutes followed by a 1-minute transition period.

-Please tweak for time and ability

Station#1: High Knees Running and Mountain Climbers

Station#2: Jumping Jacks and Plank Jacks

Station#3: Speed Skater Hops and T-Push-ups

Station#4: Prisoner Squats and Low Plank to High Plank

Station#5: Jumping Lunges and Moving Side Planks

Station#6: Hops and Walkouts

Station#7: Squat Jumps and Leg Raises

Station#8: Shadow Boxing and Bridges

Have fun, give it a go, let me know how you got on and have a great and safe Bank Holiday

[04/07/20]   Here is this week's #Kettlebell Workout. You can do this as 1 session or 2 and involves ascending ladders

Ladder 1
1 x Two Handed Swing and 2 x Burpees
2 x Two Handed Swings and 2 x Burpees
all the way to 24 x Two Handed Swings (you only ever
do 2 Burpees after the swings) - rest between if you need to

Rest for 2 minutes then do:-

100 x Two Handed Swings (unbroken if you can, or as few attempts as possible)

Rest for 2 minutes then do:-

Ladder 2 1 - 10 reps of the following exercises in sequence
Leg Raises - keep back flat to the floor
Overhead Crunches - keep weight extended above your head and crunch enough so that head and shoulders just come off the floor
Leg Raised Pullover - keep legs straight and off the floor with back flat to the floor
Seated Twists - each side

Give this a go. It's a good test that I like to do too see where my strength and fitness levels are and I always do it with the next weight I want to go up too.

[04/02/20]   This weeks Body Weight workout is below:-

1st exercise is 40 secs then immediately do 30 secs of 2nd exercise, 15 sec rest between pairs, rest for 1 - 2 min after last pair then repeat, do as many times as you can.

2H Swings and Running/High Knees
Squats and Jacks
Lunges and Fast Feet
Suicides and Ski Sit
Press Ups and Plank
Coffin Crunches and Flutter Kicks

Good luck and let me know how it goes

[04/01/20]   Today's #Boxercise workout is as follows:-
Pause =1 second (after combination)- emphasising proper technique
Punches 1 = Jab, 2 = Cross, 3 and 4 = Head Hooks, 5 and 6 = Body Hooks, 7 and 8 = Upper Cuts

Try and do this with as little rest as possible

50 x Pause 12
50 x Squats
50 x Pause 34
50 x Jumping Jacks
50 x 56
50 x Lunges (25 each leg, 1 leg then the other or alternating)
50 x 78
50 x High Knees (25 each leg)
Finisher:-
50 x Pause 1 - 8 (pause after punch 8)

Have a go and let me know how you got on

[03/27/20]   Today's workout is a #Kettlebell based one, so grab your bell and crack on.
At the start of every minute do the first exercise and it's associated reps, then for the remainder (upto the 50 secs mark do as many of the second exercise as you can. Then rest for 10 seconds. The goal is too achieve 100 reps of the second exercise in as few a rounds as possible. Rest for 1 - 2 minutes between each pair. Here are your pairs of exercises:-
Pair 1 - 5 x Burpess and Squats
Pair 2 - 10 x Jumping Jacks and Romanian Deadlifts
Pair 3 - 5 x Spotty Dogs each leg and Lunges
Pair 4 - 10 x Two Handed Swings and Alternating Clean and Press
Pair 5 - 5 x Two Handed Bicep Curl and Press and Alternating Snatches

Good luck, and let me know how you get on.

[03/25/20]   Good morning everyone, hope you're all keeping safe and enjoyed Monday's Boxercise session. Today's workout for you to try is a Body Weight only routine - 30 Second Blitz. You work hard for 30 seconds then rest for 30 seconds, make sure you do a warm up first and then go for 10 rounds (less if you're not so fit, more if you're fitter) and then have a stretch after.

The exercises are as follows:-
High Knees then
Jumping Jacks then
Squats then
Press Ups then
Seated Twists then
Plank then
back to the beginning

Do the exercise at a level that works for you (i.e from press ups or full press ups), start at your highest level and keep going as long as you can before dropping down to the next level.

Get it done, on your own, with the kids, partner or a friend (via online of course) and let me know how you do.

[03/23/20]   Morning everyone, hope you're keeping well and safe. Got a Boxercise session for all you lovely peeps out there - you don't need any equipment (you could use a punchbag or small dumbbells if have access to them). This is an EMOM workout (Every Minute On the Minute) for 30 mins.
Odds - 20 sets of 12 (Jab,Cross) and 20 Jacks
Evens - 15 sets or 1234 (Jab, Cross, Hook, Hook) and 15 Squats
What ever is left of your minute is your rest time.
Depending on your fitness levels you can do the following:-
1 x 30 minute
2 x 15 minutes (rest for 1 - 2 mins)
3 x 10 minutes (rest for 1 - 2 mins)
5 x 6 minutes (rest for 1 - 2 mins)
6 x 5 minutes (alternating the start exercises) (rest for 1 - 2 mins)
10 x 3 minutes (alternating the start exercises) (rest for 1 - 2 mins)
15 x 2 minutes (rest for 1 - 2 mins).
Later on this week I'll be posting a Body Weight workout and a Kettlebell workout. Have a go and let me know how you get on.😅

[03/20/20]   Over the coming weeks I'll be posting workouts on here to keep you all going. They will mainly be Body Weight, Boxercise and Kettlebell based. If you don't have the necessary equipment then either utilise other objects or do body weight versions where applicable.

garethfrance.co.uk 04/02/2020

Gareth France - Mobile Personal Trainer

It's now Fall Off February - those with good intentions in January didn't achieve what they wanted and gave up. If you're one of them what about trying Personal Training or come along to one (or more) of my inspiring classes. Visit www.garethfrance.co.uk to get more details about what I offer

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01/01/2020

Happy New Year everyone. Half price sale is now on, a great way to start the fitness year.

15/12/2019

Half price Jan sale starts this Tuesday! Get yourself in before the New Years rush.

insure4sport.co.uk 07/11/2019

The Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

https://www.insure4sport.co.uk/blog/fighting-fit-the-many-mental-health-benefits-of-exercise/?utm_source=Spotlight&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RipeSpotlightOct

insure4sport.co.uk As well as being good for the body, exercise is also one of the most effective ways of improving and stabilising a person’s mental health.

08/10/2019

Last week in Kettlebell Conditioning (Tuesday 6pm Meadway Leisure Centre, Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and Friday 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall) we went a bit hard core - 10 exercises, back to back for 1 minute with no rest between. 4 rounds. Back to normal this week - see you all there.

26/09/2019

Last weeks Kettlebell Conditioning Class (Tuesday Meadway 6pm, Thursday Caversham park Primary School 8pm and Pangbourne Village Hall 9.30am) we did intervals using combinations of kettlebell moves and body weight moves for an all over body workout. All abilities catered for and very welcome.

19/09/2019

Last week in Kettlebell Conditioning (Tuesday 6pm Meadway Leisure Centre, Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and Friday 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall) we did a ladder style workout using both time and reps. Come along tonight for a classic interval workout, £6 to drop in.

12/09/2019

Last weeks workout from Kettlebell Conditioning (Tuesday 6pm Meadway Sports Centre, Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall) we added a few burpees for fun! This week will be back to intervals, come along and join us.

30/08/2019

This weeks Kettlebell Conditioning session (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and Friday 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall) was a hardstyle one. 4 rounds with 90 secs - 2 min rest in between (minimal rest between blocks). If you have any questions let me know and give it a go.

22/08/2019

After some downtime we're back into the swing of things at Kettlebell Conditioning! (Thursdays 8pm Caversham Park Village and Fridays 9am Pangbourne Village Hall. This week we did TriSets (Blocks of 3 exercises back to back) for 4 sets with 30 secs rest between each tri set and 1 minute rest between each block. Escape the festival and come along and give it a go but be warned this will seriously burn calories and change how you look and feel!!

26/07/2019

This week we went for some AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)in Kettlebell Conditioning (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and Friday 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall). Do as many of the reps and exercises stated in the time apart from the cardio side. AMRAP was followed by a little rest and then the Cardio then another rest before the next AMRAP. You can scale down or up how much time on the AMRAP depending on your fitness levels/goals. This workout can be done with 1 or 2 kettlebells or with 1 or 2 dumbbells. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

19/07/2019

In Kettlebell Conditioning this week we did some active "rest" (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall). We did 3 rounds of the following changing the active rest each round and finished off with 5 core exercises using the same protocol (40/20 secs). Give it a go and let me know what you think.

[07/14/19]   A huge thanks to those of you that came to the #TestUrMetal taster event, really appreciated your support. You were all awesome. I'l let you know when the next one will be. #PhilWarren, #Anne-Marie James, #SuPenman

13/07/2019

In preparation for tomorrow's #TestURMetal event we did the following routine in Kettlebell Conditioning (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and Friday 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall). 1st and 2nd rounds 60 reps, 3rd round 40 reps unless otherwise stated, rest only between rounds.

02/07/2019

Last week at Kettlebell Conditioning (Thurdays 8pm at Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Pangbourne Village hall) we did a partner based workout where each partner takes it turns to do an exercise and the other one does a different exercise while they wait - you can do this using reps or timed. Come along and give kettlebells a go a great addition to your health and fitness journey.

23/05/2019

Last week at Kettlebell Conditioning (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Friday Pangbourne Village Hall), we matched effort with rest (30 seconds of each to be precise. Odd number rounds had Burpees and Jumping Jacks, even ones had Snatches. Come along tonight and see what's in store and get yourself in great shape for your summer holiday.

15/05/2019

Last weeks Kettlebell Conditioning Class (Thursday 8pm Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall) consisted of a classic interval workout. 45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds rest. 4 rounds with approx 90 seconds rest between. Give it a go and let me know what you think

09/05/2019

Can't wait for tonights

In last weeks Kettlebell Conditioning Class (8pm Thursday Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Friday Pangbourne Village Hall) we did an active Tabata Workout. This is where we did an exercise instead of having the 10 sec rest. 1 min rest after each pair. Give it a go and let me know what you think

09/05/2019

In last weeks Kettlebell Conditioning Class (8pm Thursday Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Friday Pangbourne Village Hall) we did an active Tabata Workout. This is where we did an exercise instead of having the 10 sec rest. 1 min rest after each pair. Give it a go and let me know what you think

29/04/2019

For those of you that couldn't make last weeks Kettlebell Conditioning Class (Thursdays 8pm at Caversham Park Primary School and 9.30am Pangbourne Village Hall), here it is:-

Videos (show all)

Boxercise
Boxercise - Tabata Style
If you ever wanted to know what Boxercise was about then here's a couple of snippets - much fun being had. Don't forget ...
The Avenue Angels smashing their tabata retest yesterday. Wk 1 was 8 exercises per round for 8 rounds, wk 6 was 1 exerci...
The Avenue Angels smashing boot camp in the Tilehurst sun this afternoon.
Just a snippet of what Insanity boot camp is, everyone working hard at their pace. No need for me to shout and bawl just...
The Avenue Angels in boot camp action!

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