Personal Training & Programmes

Personal Programmes & Training

Personal Programme

A Personal Programme is a one-off session lasting one hour, ideal if you want direction to a workout, are a bit unsure of certain kit, or if you’ve reached a plateau in your training and need new ideas. At the end of your session you will receive a personal written report, detailing observations and recommendations made by your personal instructor. We recommend a follow-up session 6-8 weeks after this session.

Your first session costs £10, and £5 for a review session. These sessions can be booked at any time convenient for you, just ask at reception or the fitness desk.

Personal Training

Alternatively our Personal Training sessions are also a great way to get more from your workout! Relaunched in March, our new PT packages are completely goal-focused, allowing you to achieve your goals in 6 weeks. Personal Trainers design and customise a workout for your individual needs.

BRONZE: 1 session per week for 6 weeks
SILVER: 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks
GOLD: 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks

Unsure if it’s for you? No problem – book a complimentary consultation with a member of our fitness team to discuss your options.

What’s included?

  • Consultation
  • Fitech Lifestyle Assessment
  • Personal Programme
  • Training Sessions (see below for number of sessions)
  • Constant support
  • Fitech Lifestyle Review
Personal Training Bronze Silver Gold
Members £150 (£25 per session) £270 (£22.50 per session) £360 (£20 per session)
Non-Members £180 (£30 per session) £330 (£27.30 per session) £450 (£25 per session)

You can book your Personal Training sessions with the fitness team at both York Sport Village and York Sport Centre. Please note that York Sport Centre members may need to complete their training sessions at York Sport Village (no extra cost).

Find out more about our personal trainers, including each of their areas of expertise:

  • Hannah Longster


    Applied Sport & Exercise Science Degree / Kettlebells Instructor / Spin Instructor / L3 Pilates Instructor / Body Pump Instructor

    About Me:
    Exercise is a great way to lose weight, increase muscle mass, sleep well, relieve stress, boost your self-esteem and enjoy a better quality of life. But getting started isn’t always easy!

    Someone’s decision to exercise is driven by some form of dissatisfaction. Whether it’s dissatisfaction with weight, performance or muscle mass; it’s always driven by a will to be better.

    I will help you set attainable goals, and with your commitment and my expertise you will achieve them! I believe that fun is essential to your success; enjoyment is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Let’s get started!

    Areas of expertise:
    Weight Management / Athletic Performance / Strength Training

  • Jack Emmett


    Bsc Sports science & strength and conditioning / L2 Gym Instructor / L3 Nutrition for Sports Performance

    About me:

    From a young age I have possessed a passion for exercise and fitness. This passion has led me to work and study within the sport and exercise field for the past 7 years.
    During this time, I have completed my degree in Sports Science and strength and
    conditioning, which has given me a detailed and scientific knowledge in how to train an individual with maximum efficiency.

    It is important to make sure that whilst in the gym you are not only working hard, but working productively. I understand that exercise at times can be tough and motivation can be difficult to find but with my guidance and support we can make your training experience enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

    Areas of expertise:

    Specific and Periodic Training / High Intensity Training

  • Sam Rainton


    Strength & Conditioning / Circuits Instructor / Spin Instructor / L3 Sport Development / Coaching & Fitness / L2 Swim Teacher

    About me:

    Before starting a career in the fitness industry two years ago, I spent 10 years as a serious swimmer. I competed at National level, and coached other swimmers in their strength and conditioning work.

    I understand how hard it can be to set goals and create a training programme. Performing at a high level requires hard work, but getting there can be fun and enjoyable.

    My easy-going but effective approach will guarantee results and keep you interested along the way. As an ex-swimmer I will go to any ‘lengths’ to help you dive into optimum health and fitness.

    Areas of expertise:

    High Intensity Training / Muscle Building / Strength Training

  • Steph Sampson


    Postgraduate Diploma & Degree in Sports Science / UK Athletics Run Leader / GP Exercise Referral / Spin Instructor

    About Me:
    I know how the body works, and how to use it! I have worked with a huge variety of clients, from the obese, the elderly and the injured through to those at the top of their game.

    Variety is key to succeeding and maintaining a fitter, healthier lifestyle. Exercise should be about pushing yourself hard, but you should also find it fun and highly rewarding.

    For some even stepping foot in a gym is a big step and as your trainer, all I ask is that you are willing to work hard. In return, I ensure your sessions are enjoyable and that you receive all the support & encouragement you deserve!

    Areas of expertise:
    Specific Fitness / Training the older client / High Intensity Training

  • Sue Smethurst


    L2 Gym Instructor / L3 Personal Trainer / L3 Pilates Instructor

    About me:

    My mission is to help you achieve your goals, whether that means losing weight, building muscle or making lifestyle changes to help you get fit.

    I am highly motivated and enthusiastic. Whether you’re young or old, fit or unfit; I will give you my full support so you can achieve your goals.

    Starting your journey to better health and fitness can be difficult, but with my help that journey should be easier. I believe that personal training programmes should be functional, fun and enjoyable – you should always want to come back for more!

    Areas of expertise:

    High Intensity Training / Weight Training the older client

  • Dan Thorpe


    Kettlebells Instructor / Boxercise Instructor / Spin Instructor / Metabolic Effect / Cardio Tennis Instructor

    About Me:
    I have worked in health & fitness for 8 years, helping many people achieve results they never thought possible through 1:1 and group sessions.

    If my experience has taught me one thing, it’s that there are no easy routes to achieving your goals and improving your fitness. It takes hard work, perfect technique and the correct training programme. However, exercise should still be fun!

    We will work together to make sure your goals become a reality. With my constant support, a personalised training programme, and your dedication, you will succeed.

    Areas of expertise:
    Fat Loss / Strength Training / High Intensity Training.

  • Tadas Burbulys


    REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer, Certificate Poliquin&Klokov training for strength sports, certificate of completion Klokov’s training program, ULTIMATE fat.


    About Me:

    Qualified for over five years, I have extensive personal training experience with more than 50 clients currently on my books. I cater for both sexes but I’m proud that 70% of my clients are women. The programmes I design are tailored to each individual’s needs and goals, and are informed by specialist training that I have received from industry leading educators, including Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeu and Wolfgang Unsold, and from attendance at residential Olympic weightlifting camps in Russia hosted by Russian 2004 Olympic gold medallist Dimitry Berestov , 2008 Silver medalist Dimitry Klokov and 2008 Bronze medalist Dmitry Lapikov. My passion and dedication for fitness means that I keep myself up-to-date with the latest techniques and developments, and continuously look for opportunities to develop more. Learning from the best gives me insights that many other trainers don’t have. That knowledge has helped me in local weightlifting competitions, recently winning first place in “Form” Leeds, 2016.


    I believe in transforming my clients, pushing them past what they thought they were capable of, getting them fantastic results, and, at the same time, improving their confidence and self-esteem. I couple my training sessions with advice and guidance on healthy living and nutrition, and have links with local physio and sports therapists to provide a more holistic approach, as success is not only gained from hard work in the gym, but also from managing our lives outside of it.


    It is testament to the satisfaction of my existing clients that more than half of them train regularly with me with one to three sessions per week, and many of them have remained with me for the long term, receiving training and fitness guidance over a number of years.


    Areas of expertise:

    Olympic weightlifting, fat loss, muscle building, strength training, injury rehab and prevention.

  • Isla Macpherson


    Level 4 Lower Back Pain / Postural Assessment / Cardio Tennis Instructor / Boxercise Instructor

    About Me:

    I started my career in the health and fitness with a bachelor’s degree in sport science, from which I went on to complete my Master specialising in Biomechanics and Physiology. Throughout this I have gained a wide range of specific knowledge and practical skills to assist my personal training. Training is supposed to be challenging, hard work but enjoyable.  Whatever your goals, I will plan an effective and motivating training programme to help you achieve these. I like to make sure my clients are working in their own time to help benefit our sessions, weekly goal setting and personalised programmes help us together to reach your goals and push past them onto the next.

    Areas of expertise:

    Lower Back Pain / Fat Loss / Sports Conditioning