Why should you use Fitness-4-U Personal Training?

If you lack motivation to train yourself or are not sure what activities you should do and to what level then a Personal Trainer can be the answer.

  • Personal Training is the most effective way to make sure you stick to your exercise programme and reach your goals
  • Schedules are designed specifically for YOU and are monitored and changed as you progress
  • Sessions are varied and a wide range of equipment used to prevent boredom, and make sure you enjoy the training
  • Extra motivation is provided by knowing that someone is going to knock on your door and train you personally. This means less chance of missing a workout and less hassle and time wasted travelling to a gym
  • We have over 12 years experience of helping people lose weight and get fit


gary O'brien

Regular physical activity has been proven time and time again to significantly help prevent and delay the onset of the UK’s two biggest killers, coronary heart disease (Swindon has one of the highest incidence of heart disease in England), cancer, as well as osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, strokes, arthritis and the multitude of diseases associated with being overweight. It can also help relieve stress and boost self-esteem and energy levels.

Therefore, you should to look at the ‘big picture’ for the results of activity rather than just the isolated losing of a few pounds or feeling trimmer. A Fitness-4-U Training Plan is a long term investment.


"I would thoroughly recommend Gary to anyone who needs extra support and focus to get either get fit or control their weight. With Gary’s help I’m well on track to being the slim & beautiful bride I want to be next April!"
RO, Faringdon
“I contacted Gary when aged 27 overweight, unfit, stressed and low on confidence all caused by poor lifestyle habits.
My goals were to develop a healthy structured lifestyle that would enable me to cope better with stress, feel more open and confident to be able to take on my challenging job doing justice to my ability.
At age 29 now I have gone from an overweight sluggish 95kg to a trim fit 70kg. I didn't think I had it in me to achieve what I have but with Gary's support, encouragement and tailored approach I am happy to say I've achieved all my goals and I am now both mentally and physically much fitter for it.”
Mr D Bowser, Swindon
"Gary respects his clients right to be the way they are - I was never criticised for being obese at the start - I was only encouraged to get fitter, which was my stated aim. Only when I decided I wanted to lose weight did Gary help me do this. Whatever your fitness level or goal in life Gary has something to offer."
AT, West Berkshire
"Would I use him again? Yes! Absolutely. Would I recommend him to others? Yes! Absolutely. Have I learned from the sessions? Yes! Have I ever regretted a session or thought it a waste of time or not seen a point to it? No!"
Shirley Hensher, Swindon
" I am now fitter, stronger, slimmer, but more importantly happier. I owe a lot to Gary, and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone that needs that extra push in reaching there long term goal."
Miss L. Harris, Highworth
"He is dependable and punctual and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who similarly wanted to get fit."
Nigel Hugh-Smith, Coln-St-Aldwyn
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There are a plethora of reasons why you should participate in regular physical activity (i.e. at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes or more).

Discover how exercise could benefit you...

  1. Reduce the chance of coronary heart disease. The British Heart Foundation says regular physical activity halves the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

  2. Reduce the odds of developing many types of cancer. CancerBACUP say there is good evidence that physically active people have a lower risk of developing both bowel and breast cancer.

  3. Protect against osteoporosis.

  4. Reduce the chance of developing Type II diabetes.

  5. Reduce the risk of strokes.

  6. Help with arthritis.

  7. Improve depression.

  8. Help relieve stress.

  9. Boost self-esteem.

  10. Boost energy levels.

  11. Help reduce blood pressure to a controllable level.

  12. Reduce an individual's resting heart rate which means your heart is not working as hard and thus is under less strain.

  13. Increase muscular strength.

  14. Improve body posture as skeletal muscle is toned.

  15. Improve overall flexibility.

  16. Improve muscular endurance.

  17. Enhance the blood circulation system.

  18. Speed up the body's metabolic rate (the rate at which the body burns calories). This means that the fitter you are the quicker you will burn fat even at rest!

  19. Improve muscular tone.

  20. Speed up the rehabilitation of an injury or muscular imbalance.

  21. Reduce cholesterol levels.

  22. Regularise sleeping patterns.

  23. Regularise and speed up bowel patterns.

  24. Reduce the body's susceptibility to infection or illness.

  25. Reduce body weight and overall fat percentage.

  26. Improve cardiovascular fitness.

  27. Increase your tidal volume (ie the volume of air per breath)

  28. Enhance the efficiency of breathing, so that fewer breaths are needed to move the same volume of air.

  29. Delay the sense of fatigue and distress due to an elavated respiratory rate.

  30. Improve penetration of air into the lungs allowing more time for oxygen to enter the blood

  31. Improve the diffusion of oxygen from the lungs into the capillaries of the pulmonary system.

  32. Increase blood volume.

  33. Increase haemoglobin levels in the blood.

  34. Increase the stroke volume of the heart (ie it pumps more blood with each beat, at rest and during exercise).

  35. Increase the size of the coronary arteries that supply the heart (thus reducing risk of heart attack).

  36. Improve blood distribution and transportation efficiency.

  37. Increase the capillary-fibre ratio. This means more efficient diffusion between the blood vessels and internal wall of the muscle.

  38. Fine tunes both secretion and response to hormones, leading to more efficient use of hormones and energy sources.

  39. Improve mobilisation of fat. Exercise improves the oxidative ability of a muscle, leading to less lactic acid production (lactic acid blocks the hormone responsible for the mobilisation of fat). This leads to better fat mobilisation and utilisation.

  40. Improve bone density.

  41. Increase strength of ligaments, tendons and other connective tissue thus making them more resistant to damage.

  42. Increase your VO2 MAX (your body's maximal uptake of oxygen).

  43. Improve thermo-regulation of the body (temperature regulation).

  44. Decrease the heart rate recovery period (ie the amount of time it takes your heart to return to its resting rate after activity).

  45. Increase in mitochondria and enzyme content of muscles.

  46. Thicken the left ventricle of the heart.

  47. Increase venous return as a result of increased muscle tone.

  48. Make you feel good by releasing endorphins into the body.

  49. Result in a lower heart rate while exercising, this makes the activity feel easier.

  50. Be fun!
  51. Stimulating and challenging.

  52. Give you a feeling of achievement.

  53. Make you feel younger.

  54. Give you a clearer mind and improved focus.

  55. Give you a greater feeling of relaxation.

  56. Lead to increased water intake, making body better able to carry out daily functions including digestion, decision-making and calorie-burning.

  57. Improve blood flow which helps prevent toxin build-up and reduce cellulite.

  58. Lower your Body Mass Index (BMI). This is the ratio of body weight (in kilograms) to height (in meters). Increased BMI is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality.

  59. Reduce circulating levels of triglycerides. This is the amount of free fatty acid found in the blood.

  60. Improve your appearance.

  61. Improve your overall quality of life.

  62. Teach you about goal-setting and dedication.

  63. Enhance work, recreation, and sport performance.

  64. Improve digestion.

  65. Add a sparkle and radiance to complexion.

  66. Enhance coordination and balance.

  67. Ease and possibly eliminate back problems and pain.

  68. Improve glycogen storage.

  69. Improve liver functioning.

  70. Increase speed of muscle contraction and reaction time.

  71. Help to alleviate varicose veins.

  72. Make calcium transport in heart and body more efficient.

  73. Encrease the efficiency of utilizing adrenaline, resulting in more energy.

  74. Improve emotional stability.

  75. Help you move past self imposed limitations.

  76. Make clothes look better and fit better on you.

  77. Make it easier to exercise consistently because you like how you look and feel and don't want to lose it.

  78. Stimulate and improve concentration.

  79. Increase the body's own awareness of itself.

  80. Increases awareness of your gait.

  81. Enables you to move from left brain to right brain thinking.

  82. Be a wonderfuI way to enjoy nature and the great outdoors!

Whatever your goal, book a FREE initial consultation now to discuss your requirements.