Let’s start with what it’s not; My claim on being the Gold Standard in Personal Training is not a Pretentious boast driven by ego. It’s not a mere catchy tag line contoured up by my clever marketing team. Most importantly it is not an effort to pitch my services as a ‘luxury product’ exclusively available to the wealthy.
The Gold Standard is a promise. The Gold Standard is a commitment. The Gold Standard is my philosophy on how Personal Training should be. The Gold Standard extends beyond theoretical knowledge and practical application and is rooted in integrity. The Gold Standard is not measured in the number of clients a Personal Trainer acquires but by the degree to which each client has achieved meaningful improvement.The Gold Standard is not achieved my the number of sessions delivered but by level of thought and care put into making each and every session fresh, enjoyable, effective and specific to the individuals specific goals. It is a Standard I set for myself and I encourage my clients to relentlessly strive for. The Gold Standard is symbolic of a desire to add real value to the life of my clients. To enrich them with health, vitality and wellbeing. To help them achieve a sense of achievement and personal pride though physical development.
When you see an Olympic Gold medalist standing on the podium what comes to mind? Undoubtedly these people are naturally gifted but that talent has to be cultivated with countless hours of hard work. Even the most gifted need be guided and all talent must be nurtured with proper training. A Gold medal is worth much more than its monetary value because of what it represents. Sacrifice, commitment and discipline is the price to be payed for a life of meaning.
We can’t all be Gold Medal winners but we can all hold ourselves to a ‘Gold Standard’. Regardless of your age, current level of fitness or perceived obstacle to health, I make you this promise. If you are truly serious about looking your absolute best, feeling as healthy as possible and optimising your physical performance I will match your dedication and provide you with the knowledge and support every step of the way to ensure your goals are achieved.
My mission is simple to understand yet difficult to achieve. I have to become the best Personal Trainer in the world. I have no interest in silver or bronze!
I will achieve it through the same method I train my Clients. The principal of CAN I. The acronym for Consistent And Never Ending Improvement.
The obsessive commitment to deepening my own knowledge, being consistent in delivering the highest service possible and Constantly searching for innovative ways to increase my clients experience.
I will have achieved my goal when each client has an honesty held belief that it would be impossible to receive a more effective and enjoyable training experience ANYWHERE!
Join me on my mission. Give me the opportunity to exceed your expectations. It is only through the achievement of your goals that I will fulfil mine.
I work with people from all walks of life. The occupations of my clients stretch across a wide variety of sectors and include corporate professionals, medical doctors, police officers, teachers, retail workers, engineers, hairdressers, factory workers and a number of full time university students including international studies from across Europe and the Middle East.
Throughout the years I have provided training to off duty serving military personnel, body guards and professional fighters across a multitude of disciplines in the combat sports. I am committed to maintaining the highest levels of discretion and confidentiality that often accompanies these professions.
I am fully certified in pre/post natal Personal Training. I take equally pride from helping a female client get back their post pregnancy physique as I am of providing the strength and conditioning training to top level boxer. The same satisfaction is derived from seeing a client achieve their first ever pull up as seeing another pass the Royal Marines fitness test for recruitment. Whether a client tells me they are desperate to change from morbidly obese to a healthy weight or whether they want go from enthusiastic gym goer to a professional fitness model, each and every goal is equally valid.
You may be desperate to make a positive change for health reasons. Alternatively you may be dedicated to fulfilling your full physical potential and make the transition from good to great or even from great to greatest. Your current level of fitness is not factor of whether you and I can achieve a successful client trainer relationship. Your level of commitment to achieving your goal is however of paramount importance.
As long as a Medical professional has not deemed it unsafe for you to undergo a course of exercise there is only one prerequisite to us working together. Whether your goal is to win a Gold medal or simply be fit and healthy enough to enjoy your golden years. The only non negotiable is that your goal is one you take seriously. There’s always room for a laugh and joke but you absolutely must be willing to give your best effort every single session.
I do not want a massive financial commitment from you. I do require that you give me everything you have physical and mentally.
There is an abundance of Personal Trainers who will take your money and allow you to cheat yourself. I believe you deserve better but you must hold yourself not just to a higher standard but the highest standard. In order for us to achieve something amazing together you must hold yourself to the Gold Standard.
To many buisness are focused on getting new customers at the expense of taking care of the ones they already have. The fitness industry is no exceptions. The big commercial gyms are plagued by sales targets. Ever had the experience of being sold a gym membership only to be disappointed by how rapidly the quality of your experience drops soon after being tied into a contract? Ever had the insult of having your membership fees increased without seeing that money being invested in New equipment? What makes matters worse is that new customers are enticed away from the competition with with 'Special deals' and introductory offers while the loyalty of long term members pay more money for less perks, This is what happens when desperate sales teams put profits before people. How can someone who has been a member of a gym for 5 years be asked to pay more than someone who has been a member for 5 minuets.
For a short while I was a Personal trainer for a fairly upmarket big name commercial gym. It was an eye opening experience. The introduction of cheap and cheerful 24 hour budget gyms had a devastating effect on the sales revenue and it was the members who remained loyal that suffered.
Plans for new equipment were cancelled as was the refurshipmet of the changing rooms. The penny pinching became so desperate that they stopped ordering the newspapers for members to read in the reception area. Coffee that had always been complimetary was turned into a revenue stream at a price of £1 time. A simple pleasure of reading the newspaper and enjoying a free coffee may not seem important but in the same week membership prices for existing members increased while new customers were handed vouchers giving the access to the gym for "10 days for £10".We all need to make a profit but it should be done by increasing quality, providing value and demonstrating that you are committed to constantly improving your offering.
I make the following promise to you; If you become my cient I will never take you for granted. You will be rewarded for your loyalty with such things as free training sessions for family members, access to free fitness classes, bootcamps and seminars. As time passes and our working relationship grows I will ensure the value of your experience increases to match your Loyalty. You will be valued. You will be rewarded. You will be taken care of.
OPTION A£30One personal training session tailored to your needs
OPTION B£250A block of ten personal training sessions tailored to your needs
OPTION C£300PM(direct debit, 6 month minimum)The 24 Carrot Gold ultimate pack for the dedicated looking to make massive savings.
- - Train 7 days a week 365 days a year
- - Includes Free membership to Ichiban Dojo.
OPTION DFREEA free taster session with Steven which allows you to get a sense of the training method and what the sessions will consist of
What was particularly impressive was that Steve managed to completely cure the long term pain I was suffering in my shoulders sustained from performing countless hours of open heart surgery. What’s more he achieved this in 20 minuets, saving me time and money on trips to a physiotherapist. People say that “seeing is believing” but in actuality feeling is believing. If you are searching for a Personal Trainer to help you achieve your goals, it would be a very wise choice to hire Steven Thompson. In my Opinion he is head and shoulders better than anyone else.
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