Our Approach

When most people think of a ‘personal trainer’, images of an intimidating person squeezed in to a skin tight t-shirt a few sizes too small for them who shout, scream and make you do hundreds of press-ups may come to mind…

…and although this is generally not true in any case, we want to assure you that this couldn’t be further from the truth regarding our approach and the way we do things here at Luke Bremner Fitness – personal trainer Edinburgh.

Although we call ourselves ‘personal trainers’, we actually consider ourselves to be ‘coaches’ and use our comprehensive coaching process to help you make positive changes in all the areas of your life that will influence your ability to achieve results, far beyond just exercise.

This includes coaching on:

  • Mindset – we aim to firstly identify the why behind your goals, taking time to properly understand you, your needs and exactly what it is you want to achieve when working with us. We then use this information to help you build bullet-proof motivation, will-power and determination, which is incredibly important to keep you focussed, on track and successful in achieving your goals.
  • Nutrition – with new diet plans appearing every other week, we’re not surprised most people become overwhelmed and feel lost, confused and frustrated about what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat. With this in mind, we utilise a nutritional coaching method that greatly simplifies the entire process of making changes to your eating habits as simple and straight forward as possible. We focus on gradually introducing new healthy habits, one at a time and at a pace you can handle, rather than bombarding you with a huge amount of information all at once. We’ve found this method to be very successful in helping our clients to make continuous but gradual changes to their nutrition to support their goals and improve the way they look and feel. And don’t worry, we’ll help you to make flavour-packed and exciting recipes to keep things interesting and exciting.

N.B. We also offer a Nutritional Strategy Session for those looking exclusively for nutritional coaching who are not interested in joining one of our personal training programmes.

  • Exercise – although we focus on 4 different areas in our coaching process, there is no denying purposeful exercise is fundamental in transforming your body. During the initial sessions together, we complete a series of assessments to fully understand your individual body type and the way you move so we can design a unique exercise programme for you based upon your current fitness level, ability and injury status. We also endeavour to correct any muscular imbalances, improve posture and mobility and encourage healing of injuries and aches & pains (sometimes with the input from our partner physiotherapists or massage therapists) along the way. It is our job to motivate you to get the most out of your workouts but we’ll never make you do anything beyond your capabilities.
  • Lifestyle – You’ll need to make changes to your lifestyle in order to be successful in achieving your goals. This will likely include improving your sleep, minimising stress, and reducing your exposure to environmental toxins (don’t worry, we’ll explain all!). We also have specialists on hand to help you in these areas, if you require. And don’t worry, we don’t expect you to give up your social life and become teetotal; we’ll show you how to achieve the correct balance.

Our philosophy is to educate you along every step of the way, so when you’ve finished your programme (although you’re welcome to stay on and train with us on a maintenance programme of course!) you can leave feeling 100% confident that you can maintain, or perhaps even continue to improve upon, the progress you make working with us.

Finally, we’ve worked hard to create a welcoming, friendly and non-intimidating environment so that even those of you who have zero gym experience and are brand new to exercising and healthy eating feel happy, relaxed and comfortable at our private studio gym. As we have 2 private studio gyms (no crowded, intimidating public gyms with multiple on-lookers to contend with), this makes this even easier.

Why not book in for your free strategy session with a member of our team to discuss your goals and find out more about what we do and how we can help you? Click the button below to get started now.