Vanessa Personal Training

Kettlebell specialist and Personal Trainer in West Berkshire. Are you looking to get fit but don't know where to start, afraid to go to the gym, or have a big event coming up and need some intense personal training - I can help.

I specialise in female personal training and will travel to your home to provide the service. I also specialise in triathlon training whether you are new to triathlon or looking to improve / increase your triathlon times / distance.

Operating as usual

15/06/2021

#throwbacktuesday

My first 70.3 distance race - 7 years ago today. 😱

I bought myself a bike from eBay and couldn't even climb my local hill.

With consistent and structured training (by @barnesfitness) - I completed it, enjoyed every minute of it and didn't do too badly for my first one.

So..never think you can't do something - put in the effort, stay focused and you can do anything πŸ’ͺ🏻

#cotswold113 #triathlontraining #triathlon #swimbikerun

#throwbacktuesday

My first 70.3 distance race - 7 years ago today. 😱

I bought myself a bike from eBay and couldn't even climb my local hill.

With consistent and structured training (by @barnesfitness) - I completed it, enjoyed every minute of it and didn't do too badly for my first one.

So..never think you can't do something - put in the effort, stay focused and you can do anything πŸ’ͺ🏻

#cotswold113 #triathlontraining #triathlon #swimbikerun

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 13/06/2021

4 ladies went cycling for cake πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ°

Another beautiful 90km cycle today to @saddlebackfarmshop for some yummy πŸ˜‹ cake 🍰!

I would cycle everyday if I could throughout summer β˜€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Do you cycle with a group of ladies? πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ€”

#summercycling #summercyclingishere #cyclinggear #womencycling #womencyclingcommunity #cycleforcake #instacyclist

500 Burpees Challenge 13/06/2021

500 Burpees Challenge

Well...I know some of you love a burpee 🀣

500 Burpees Challenge Sat, June 26

13/06/2021

An awesome visual and video - let's get sharing 😊

As you all know, I love my cycling however it does come with risks - especially with passing cars that don't leave enough space.

Did you know you should leave 1.5mtrs when passing a cyclist? πŸ€”

https://youtu.be/9kgPt-lNYGY

An awesome visual and video - let's get sharing 😊

As you all know, I love my cycling however it does come with risks - especially with passing cars that don't leave enough space.

Did you know you should leave 1.5mtrs when passing a cyclist? πŸ€”

https://youtu.be/9kgPt-lNYGY

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 12/06/2021

Long Saturday rides with my buddy @tribirdsportcoaching in search of new cake shopsπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ°.

This does mean we now need to go further afield - so today it was a 115km round trip to New Alresford.

New roads, new scenery, new hills and loads of laughs 🀣

Awesome coffee shop πŸ°β˜•οΈ @theroastingpartyuk in New Alresford - cycle friendly and a discount for cyclists - check it out πŸ‘

#cycling #instacycling #instacyclist #thisgirlcan #iamale #cycle #cycleforcake #womencycling #womencyclists #womencyclingcommunity

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 06/06/2021

Meet Matt β™₯️. Matt and I have been together for 5 years πŸ₯°

Matt and I very rarely cycle together - Matt is a much better cyclist than me and I always feel like I hold him back and I do find it a little stressful 🀣

But today we cycled together - no pressure as I was feeling a little tired - we stopped for cake for @the_coffee_shop_sol and then headed home πŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ™₯️

#cycling #cycleforcake #cakesofinstagram #cyclistofinstagram #hisandhercycling #instfitness

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 05/06/2021

#bestcyclingbuddies β™₯️

Today we found a new coffee shop @theyard_hampshire - with the sunshine it felt like we were in the south of France β˜€οΈ

I have cycled just over 400km this week and my quads were feeling it on the way back home but with plenty of laughter we made it back 😱

The time flies when we are out cycling - sometimes we don't even notice the hills 🀣

Does anyone have any other suggestions for nice coffee shops - next week we will head out to Alresford πŸ€”

Happy cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

#cycling #cyclingbuddies #cyclingpics #girlswhoride #cycleforcake #instacyclist #iamale

01/06/2021

#throwbacktuesday πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Meet my very first triathlon bike - secondhand Β£350 from eBay over 8 years ago.

I loved this bike. It wasn't fancy. It didn't have fancy gearing or fancy wheels but it did the job and it certainly had nothing aero about it 🀣 but I felt great on it πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

It got me through my first half ironman distance and Barcelona 70.3 and then it was retired as the winter bike to make room for the new BoardmanπŸ₯°πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

#cannondale #cannondalecaad #bike #bikephoto #instabike #throwbacktuesday #bikejourney

#throwbacktuesday πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Meet my very first triathlon bike - secondhand Β£350 from eBay over 8 years ago.

I loved this bike. It wasn't fancy. It didn't have fancy gearing or fancy wheels but it did the job and it certainly had nothing aero about it 🀣 but I felt great on it πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

It got me through my first half ironman distance and Barcelona 70.3 and then it was retired as the winter bike to make room for the new BoardmanπŸ₯°πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

#cannondale #cannondalecaad #bike #bikephoto #instabike #throwbacktuesday #bikejourney

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 31/05/2021

A perfect long weekend spent cycling in the morning with my cycling buddies πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ, gardening 🌸and bbqs in the afternoon πŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ°

The sun has finally arrived here in the UK and it makes such a difference β˜€οΈ

I haven't cycled 3 days in a row for a long time and this weekend I cycled 240km 😱 of course fuelled by cake - my favourite...the humble cherry bakewell 🍰πŸ₯°

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and of course, the sunshine β˜€οΈ

#cyclinglife #instacycling #instacyclist #cyclingbuddies #bikelife #instafitness #weekendcycling #cyclephotography #cyclingkit

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 26/05/2021

This is my summer bike...it's just not my bike..it is my therapyπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

Together we have almost cycled 5000km this year - a few of those were on my winter bike 😊

Today, I cycled, lost in my own thoughts and came across this amazing field of rapeseed.

I stopped, sat on the log and just enjoyed the quiet, the amazing colour and the cloudy skies.

Be kind to yourself and take some time out just for you πŸ₯°β™₯️

#instacyclist #instacycle #instabike #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclinglife #rapeseedfield

23/05/2021

Hard to believe it is May here in the UK 😳. We seem to have lost the sunshine but that hasn't stopped me from heading out on my bike πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ.

Dodging a few showers, getting caught in a few, tackling the wind, cleaning the bike after every ride but I am still enjoying cycling - it is my 'me time' - either on my own or with friends - I just love it β™₯οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ™₯️

Another good little selfie with the road reflecting in my glasses 😊

...and almost 5000km cycled this year πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

#cycling #cyclinglife #cyclinglifestyle #thisgirlcycles #thisgirlcyclesforcake #instacycling #instafit #cyclephotos #cyclingkits #instacyclist

Hard to believe it is May here in the UK 😳. We seem to have lost the sunshine but that hasn't stopped me from heading out on my bike πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ.

Dodging a few showers, getting caught in a few, tackling the wind, cleaning the bike after every ride but I am still enjoying cycling - it is my 'me time' - either on my own or with friends - I just love it β™₯οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ™₯️

Another good little selfie with the road reflecting in my glasses 😊

...and almost 5000km cycled this year πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

#cycling #cyclinglife #cyclinglifestyle #thisgirlcycles #thisgirlcyclesforcake #instacycling #instafit #cyclephotos #cyclingkits #instacyclist

21/05/2021

#fridaymood

I might not be racing this year but looking back at some of my races over the last few years most of my pics are of me smiling πŸ˜„

I thoroughly love routine and discipline with an end goal as well as seeing a finish line 🀣

This year there are no big goals - just small ones that I have set myself

βœ… improve my swimming
βœ…improve my bike
βœ…find a few more awesome cake stops for our bike rides 🍰

Happy Friday πŸ₯°

#smallwins #goals #swimming #swimgoals #bike #bikegoals #swimbike #thisgirlcan #triathlon #bikeworld #strongwomen

#fridaymood

I might not be racing this year but looking back at some of my races over the last few years most of my pics are of me smiling πŸ˜„

I thoroughly love routine and discipline with an end goal as well as seeing a finish line 🀣

This year there are no big goals - just small ones that I have set myself

βœ… improve my swimming
βœ…improve my bike
βœ…find a few more awesome cake stops for our bike rides 🍰

Happy Friday πŸ₯°

#smallwins #goals #swimming #swimgoals #bike #bikegoals #swimbike #thisgirlcan #triathlon #bikeworld #strongwomen

17/05/2021

#medalmonday

7 years ago today - Barcelona 70.3 - the hills and the heat got me but I finished with a smile on my face πŸ₯° and it didn't put me off wanting more 😱

#medalmondayπŸ… #ironman703 #swimbikerun #triathlon

#medalmonday

7 years ago today - Barcelona 70.3 - the hills and the heat got me but I finished with a smile on my face πŸ₯° and it didn't put me off wanting more 😱

#medalmondayπŸ… #ironman703 #swimbikerun #triathlon

16/05/2021

The last year or so has been tough for many - I have had some pretty bad weeks and days...I won't lie...πŸ₯²

The thing that has kept me going has been my cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ™₯️

I am so fortunate to have a wonderful bunch of cycling friends who join me for some of my rides - thank you πŸ₯°

We are not serious cyclists, we cycle, we chat and we stop for cake. πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ°

Some of us are training for some UK events this year - I am not. I am having a year of just doing what I want..and I think that might be a lot of cycling πŸ€£πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

I love this photo taken today - the reflection of the yellow rapeseed in my glasses β™₯️

#cycling #instafit #instacycling #instacyclist #aleclothing #thisgirlcycles #mentalhealth #cyclelife #cyclingphotos #womenwhocycle #yellowrapeseed

The last year or so has been tough for many - I have had some pretty bad weeks and days...I won't lie...πŸ₯²

The thing that has kept me going has been my cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈβ™₯️

I am so fortunate to have a wonderful bunch of cycling friends who join me for some of my rides - thank you πŸ₯°

We are not serious cyclists, we cycle, we chat and we stop for cake. πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ°

Some of us are training for some UK events this year - I am not. I am having a year of just doing what I want..and I think that might be a lot of cycling πŸ€£πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

I love this photo taken today - the reflection of the yellow rapeseed in my glasses β™₯️

#cycling #instafit #instacycling #instacyclist #aleclothing #thisgirlcycles #mentalhealth #cyclelife #cyclingphotos #womenwhocycle #yellowrapeseed

Now that was something…. 15/05/2021

Now that was something….

Wow..this was 3 years ago...my journey to qualifying for the GB Age Group Team πŸ‘ with Clare Fox and Matt Austin

I remember that day so well 😊

https://vanessaptblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/now-that-was-something/?fbclid=IwAR2YQPCiOzj5ZhBcsmRe2b-XKeEgOp4WunVwxrlq6hCrA5eWKPOQgNs_CAc

Now that was something…. We turned up, we raced… we went home – what a hard morning’s work… We had decided that we would try to qualify for GB in Standard Distance triathlon on Sunday 13 May …

Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to get back in shape 15/05/2021

Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to get back in shape

Interesting article.

Some useful tips to start getting back in shape and building up nice and slowly.

If you need any help or advice - feel free to message me πŸ₯°

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56887390

Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to get back in shape Lockdown inactivity may have left people with weaker muscles - there are simple solutions.

11/05/2021

#throwbacktuesday to the World Triathlon Championships in Australia September 2018.

An amazing opportunity to represent Great Britain in my age group. πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

This picture was taken just before I put on my wetsuit - I was nervous 😱 I was even contemplating not racing as I was that nervous but once swimming all was forgotten πŸ‘

It was an amazing experience full of emotion. 😊πŸ₯²πŸ˜ŠπŸ₯°

I have been selected for the team this year with our race in Spain, in September - however I just don't know if it will take place due to CovidπŸ€”

Let's see what happens. In the meantime, I will keep cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ for cake 🍰 and swimming πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ in my happy place πŸ₯°

#gbagegroup #triathlon #swim #bike #run #thisgirldoestriathlon #throwbackthursday #instafit #trisuit #swimbikerun #swimbikerunworld

#throwbacktuesday to the World Triathlon Championships in Australia September 2018.

An amazing opportunity to represent Great Britain in my age group. πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

This picture was taken just before I put on my wetsuit - I was nervous 😱 I was even contemplating not racing as I was that nervous but once swimming all was forgotten πŸ‘

It was an amazing experience full of emotion. 😊πŸ₯²πŸ˜ŠπŸ₯°

I have been selected for the team this year with our race in Spain, in September - however I just don't know if it will take place due to CovidπŸ€”

Let's see what happens. In the meantime, I will keep cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ for cake 🍰 and swimming πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ in my happy place πŸ₯°

#gbagegroup #triathlon #swim #bike #run #thisgirldoestriathlon #throwbackthursday #instafit #trisuit #swimbikerun #swimbikerunworld

11/05/2021

So, when I am not cycling, swimming, walking the dog, or Personal Training I am delivering Kettlebell classes online. I have been teaching Kettlebells for over 4 years now with great success. πŸ‘

If you have a kettlebell and would like to join us - then please get in touch. We are a super friendly, encouraging group. 😊

⭐IT’S TIME TO GET FIT TOGETHER!πŸ’ͺ

Have you tried the gym – been a few times and lost motivation?

Come join our fabulous Kettlebell classes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Classes are still online but why not grab a friend and join in from your garden – working out together is the best motivation!

For our classes you will need

βœ… A Kettlebell (we do have some we can loan out)
βœ… A mat
βœ… A little bit of space - indoor or out
βœ… A device (laptop / phone) that can run Microsoft Teams
βœ… Plenty of energy and smiles

Kettlebells are great for

πŸ’ͺ Burning fat
πŸ’ͺ Building strength and lean muscle
πŸ’ͺ Improving your cardiovascular fitness
πŸ’ͺ Increasing your metabolism
πŸ’ͺ Improving flexibility and mobility

Classes are suitable for all abilities. There is a mixture of weights, bodyweight and cardio exercises with plenty of modifications given to suit all abilities.

A full induction to Kettlebells is given to all new joiners before your first class.

Any questions, please ask or visit my website :
www.vanessapt.com

So, when I am not cycling, swimming, walking the dog, or Personal Training I am delivering Kettlebell classes online. I have been teaching Kettlebells for over 4 years now with great success. πŸ‘

If you have a kettlebell and would like to join us - then please get in touch. We are a super friendly, encouraging group. 😊

⭐IT’S TIME TO GET FIT TOGETHER!πŸ’ͺ

Have you tried the gym – been a few times and lost motivation?

Come join our fabulous Kettlebell classes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Classes are still online but why not grab a friend and join in from your garden – working out together is the best motivation!

For our classes you will need

βœ… A Kettlebell (we do have some we can loan out)
βœ… A mat
βœ… A little bit of space - indoor or out
βœ… A device (laptop / phone) that can run Microsoft Teams
βœ… Plenty of energy and smiles

Kettlebells are great for

πŸ’ͺ Burning fat
πŸ’ͺ Building strength and lean muscle
πŸ’ͺ Improving your cardiovascular fitness
πŸ’ͺ Increasing your metabolism
πŸ’ͺ Improving flexibility and mobility

Classes are suitable for all abilities. There is a mixture of weights, bodyweight and cardio exercises with plenty of modifications given to suit all abilities.

A full induction to Kettlebells is given to all new joiners before your first class.

Any questions, please ask or visit my website :
www.vanessapt.com

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 01/05/2021

Getting out on my bike has been my saviour over the last year πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

I am so grateful that I can cycle during the week, that my body allows me to cycle 300-400km a week on top of my other training and that I have awesome friends to keep me company. πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

The cake definitely helps too β™₯️🍰

This Thursday I have my second covid vaccine πŸ’‰πŸ‘

Stay strong - the end is in sight πŸ₯°

#cycling #cyclefit #thisgirlcyclesforcake #cyclepictures #instacycling #instacyclist #instacycle #cycleforcake #stayfitstayhealthy

Photos from Vanessa Personal Training's post 25/04/2021

An awesome weekend of cycling and some yummy treats with awesome company πŸ°πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

160km cycled and that's just for fun πŸ₯°

I don't have any events lined up for this year - Switzerland 70.3 has been cancelled in June and I don't think the GB event in Spain will go ahead in September.

So instead - I am just going to enjoy doing things that make me happy - no plan - no race - just go out and enjoy what I would like to do and so you can expect many more cycling, cake, dog and swimming photos πŸ€£πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ°

Do what makes you happy 😊πŸ₯°

#cycling #cyclinglife #cycleride #strongwomen #cyclelife #girlswhocycle #bikesofinstagram #instacycling #instacycle #cyclingbuddies #cyclingphotos #cakecyclists #werideforcake

24/04/2021

Happy weekend β™₯️πŸ₯°β™₯️

I shall mostly be cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ, eating cake 🍰, walking the dog 🐢 and enjoying the sunshine β˜€οΈ

What are your plans?

#happyweekend #weekend #cycling #cyclepictures #sunshine #girlsthatcycle #cyclelife #instacycling #womenscycling #womenscycleapparel #velo #cyclelife

Happy weekend β™₯️πŸ₯°β™₯️

I shall mostly be cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ, eating cake 🍰, walking the dog 🐢 and enjoying the sunshine β˜€οΈ

What are your plans?

#happyweekend #weekend #cycling #cyclepictures #sunshine #girlsthatcycle #cyclelife #instacycling #womenscycling #womenscycleapparel #velo #cyclelife

Vanessa Personal Training

Qualified and certified Level 3 Personal Trainer, Triathlon Coach and GB Triathlon Age Grouper in Berkshire, specialising in Strength and Conditioning and Kettlebells.

Visit my website for more information : www.vanessapt.com

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