Personal Training

Personal Training: The Benefits of Working Out at Home

2021 offers us an opportunity to make a fresh start in our lives in many ways, and fitness is a great example of one of them. Here in the UK, we had all hoped that the new year would also ring in the end of lockdown and the semblance of some sort of everyday normality, but sadly this has not been the case and many of us are going to be stuck at home for at least another month if not longer. 

Staying fit during lockdown seems like the impossible task – and let’s face it – motivation doesn’t come easy. However, you should not be discouraged by being at home over the coming weeks because there are still many ways you can continue to pursue and achieve your personal training and fitness goals from your lounge, spare room or garage. 

Today we want to talk about the benefits of working out at home and why you should consider using professional online personal training services or even some carefully chosen YouTube videos to lose weight and get fit in lockdown. 

You'll Be Happier

The first benefit of working out at home is that you will be happier. Mental health is so important and for many of us since last March, being stuck at home has had a profound effect on our confidence and our mental health. Exercise is known to promote the release of endorphins and serotonin in the body that improves our mood and makes us happier. By doing even 20 minutes of physical activity a day you can see a marked improvement on your mental health. 

You’ll Have More Energy

Energy is hard to come by during lockdown – and a lot of us only have to walk from our bedroom to our spare room to go to work in the morning. To promote productive days and more energy you should wake up half an hour early and do a workout in your living room. Start the day off with a flood of adrenalin and you’ll feel more awake and alert for the day ahead.

You’ll Lose Weight

When considering the online training services Swansea Strength and Conditioning offer as well as the countless YouTube workouts there are out there; your main goal might be weight loss. We all want to lose weight and be happier in our body, and by joining a reputable online personal training service  you will be able to work out and lose weight after gorging at Christmas. Start this year right and focus on making your body a place you are happy to be. 

You'll Become Stronger

If you are looking to improve your fitness and strength then working out at home is a great idea. From bodyweight exercises such as push ups and planks to dumbbell workouts using food tins or wine bottles – you can do a lot from home to improve your strength and get those muscles strong and not to mention toned 

There are countless benefits to working out at home during lockdown, and to find out more about us and the services we can offer you, you should get in touch with us here. Stay safe and be happy and healthy for the year ahead.

Strength and Conditioning

5 Benefits of Strength and Conditioning Training for Athletes

One of the most integral pieces of an athlete’s training puzzle is strength & conditioning training. It’s easy to assume that it’s the same for all fitness experts and trainers to ensure that their athletes are going through strength & conditioning training, but there is still an array of athletic and sports coaches out there who get a lot of argument from their athletes as to whether it’s effective at all.

These concerns and arguments often come from the fact that athletes are often told by misguided coaches, gender-bias coaches and even misinformed parents that strength & conditioning training is not necessary, but those opinions are incorrect. Strength & conditioning training is essential for all aspiring athletes and sports players.

Benefits of Strength & Conditioning Training

The benefits of strength and conditioning training are many, and we’ve put together a list of these for you below:

Reducing Injury

Athletes are susceptible to a lot of injury when they are playing sport or taking part in competition. Putting a lot of pressure on the body isn’t always easy, and the constant working on the muscles and bones can take a heavy toll. However, with the right strength-training programme implemented as part of their training, athletes will find that they can better cope with the rigours and stresses of competitive sport and competition.

Improved Flexibility

There’s a common misconception that if you do a lot strength and weight training, your muscles and their range of motion begin to shorten. While this can potentially happen, if the athlete trains correctly doing the right exercises and follwing the correct training techniques and methods, their flexibility will not decrease but actually improve.

Healthy Body Composition

Working with qualified and professional S&C coaches and following the correct strength and conditioning training programme will produce desired results such as muscle gain and body fat loss. By replacing excess body fat with lean, hard, tight muscle, this will dramtically help to achieve a much  healthier body composition. It is worth noting however that nutrition and diet also play an integral role in achieving this.

Improved Resting Metabolism

Athletes are always active, and muscles themselves are active tissues. Every new pound of muscle works to burn up to 40 calories a day even when resting. The athletic metabolic rate can be raised by around 7% or every 3lb of new muscle, and this enables the body to be more efficient. Even when resting, athletes will be working overtime to maintain their new weight goals.

Added Power

For sports players, power is necessary to improve muscle force and movement, and the combination of strength & conditioning for athletes will help to improve the force behind the movement. Larger muscle fibres result in a higher muscle force production, leading to a more powerful and efficient athlete.


Without the right level of strength and conditioning training all athletes and sports players, will not be able to enhance their craft and are unlikley to reach their full potential. As highlighted above this type of training comes with numerous benefits and therefore should be an integral part of all athletes and sports players training programmes. However going it alone  with this type of training could not only increase your risk of injury but also seriously hinder your progress and your chances of sporting and athletic success.

As our name suggests,  our team of personal trainers are highly specialised in the field of strength and conditioning training, who are all fully equipped with the industry qualifications, know-how and experience i. Our team work with sports players and athletes of all ages and all levels right across the Swansea area including Gorseinon, Mumbles, Pontardulais, Morriston etc. For more information gives us a call on  07814 731224, email us on

Personal Training

4 Questions to Ask Your Swansea Personal Trainer Before Hiring Them

Hiring a personal trainer is the first step on your journey to greater fitness so it’s really important that you pick the right one. A good personal trainer is someone with both a passion and an understanding of personal fitness, a desire to help others reach their goals, and someone who can communicate what can be quite technical fitness concepts plainly to their clients.

In order to find the best Swansea personal trainer for your needs, it is, therefore, a good idea to ask them a few important questions first…

1. What Industry Qualifications Do You Hold?

Before you hire a personal trainer, you should always be sure to ascertain their educational level. Do they have a sports degree or relevant certifications

What is their education? Do they have a relevant degree? What about extra certifications and internships/workshops? Do they do continuing education? If yes, this is an excellent indicator that they know their stuff when it comes to exercise, physical fitness and the body, which means you’re less likely to get injured and more likely to actually achieve your fitness goals.

2. How Much Experience Do You Have?

Asking personal trainers how many clients they have worked with, what type of clients they have worked, how long they have been training people and what kinds of training they have offered in the past is important, because being a good personal trainer is, to some extent, as much about how much you’ve practised as it is how much you know. According to popular wisdom, on average, it takes 10,000 hours to get really good at something, so the more work a trainer has put in and the more experienced they are, the better they are likely to be at the job.

3. Do You Have References and Testimonials?

One of the best ways to work out if any professional is good at their job is to find out how many people would recommend them, and another is to see the results they’ve achieved in the past. Personal trainers are no different. If they cannot provide you with genuine testimonials, their client’s before and after pictures, or they can’t put you in touch with past clients to chat about their service, it could be a warning sign that they are not the personal trainer for you.

4. What is Your Training Style?

Personal trainers all have different ways of doing things. Some swear by cardio and a balanced diet, while others preach keto and lifting as the route to a better body. This is fine, but before you hire one, you need to figure out what training style you’re looking for and then ensure your trainer can provide it. If the two of you don’t mesh, it’s likely to be a miserable experience, whereas if you’re on the same page, your training sessions are likely to be both enjoyable and fruitful.

Hiring a Swansea Personal Trainer

Armed with these questions, you can be sure that you choose the best possible Swansea personal trainer. Here at Swansea Strength & Conditioning our team of fully accredited personal trainers are highly specialised in a wide-array of training disciplines to achieve whatever the desired health and fitness goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, toning, flexibility, injury rehabilitation  or improving strength or your general fitness we have the expertise you’re looking for.  So why not get in touch with us today on 07814 731224 and we’d be happy to answer your questions.