Private Personal Training Gym in Knutsford, Cheshire

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Hi! We’re Chris and Luca, personal trainers at Nxtep. We’re passionate about you – achieving the results you desire and deserve. From your first personal training session to your last, our trainers are always on-hand both inside and outside the studio, recognising that extra nutritional guidance, home workouts or simply a motivational text can make all the difference! Our services are not just for athletes or professionals – far from it. We pride ourselves in helping everyone achieve their goals which is why we offer a wide range of programmes such as over 50’s/60’s trainingtraining for beginners, PT for people with a disability and much more.

You can find information on all our programmes below, but if you’d like to talk with Chris or any of the other PTs on the phone, we’re always happy to chat – nothing beats a conversation after all! If you’re new to exercise, we just want you to feel comfortable and confident about it, but above all enjoy it! Give us a call on 01565 228 467, drop us a message via the contact form or just drop in to the gym and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions and maybe even have a quick look around and use the equipment if its free.

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At Nxtep, you are our focus. Your programme will be written specifically for you, and our personal trainers can help you achieve your goals as quickly and effectively as possible.

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“I feel better than I ever thought possible and as an added bonus, people have even commented on how noticeably better I look.”

Harriet Henry - Director of 'The Tea Room' Knutsford

“Chris is an outstanding personal trainer.”

Beverley Grant

“I have totally changed my views on fitness”

Kirsty Wagster

Chris has been a fab Personal Trainer. He got me back in shape after I had my first baby!

Amy Sethi - Business owner Little Blossoms Nursery

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Aidan McGearyAidan McGeary
07:50 27 Feb 24
Over the past alomost 3 years, Nxtep has been central to my personal growth. Chris and his clients make up a fantastic community of people who have helped me develop in many ways. No one lifts a single kg on my behalf or runs a step for me, but as part of a positive and nurturing environment I have been able to consistently, week in, week out, exceed my expactations of what I am capable of. The Physical and mental benefits I have experienced since being a part of this community have been game changing and I owe them a great deal. Aidan.
Alana McgladeAlana Mcglade
17:44 20 Feb 24
Chris has been absolutely amazing at supporting me on my fitness journey. Everything is tailored to the individual so it suits everyone no matter what stage you're at. There's a really supportive environment that I haven't experienced elsewhere and the flexibility Chris has shown to me when needed has been amazing. Would never go anywhere else now!
Ashleigh PattersonAshleigh Patterson
20:07 18 Feb 24
CHRIS AND LUCA YOU ARE AMAZING AT WHAT YOU DO.At one point i couldnt walk up the stairs... after been hospitalized and locked in a room for nearly a month at pinderfields I was diagnosed with severe asthma to been under observation for COPD at 30 years old and still living everyday with it now, I decided to make a change. I moved to Cheshire I joined @nxtepknutsford and in a matter of months I was competing at @turfgames with the gym familyI cannot thank everyone enough who has been on my journeyNow at 32 I can lift 110kg on a deadliftI can run .... some sort of distance and always improving as much as my lungs will carry me.Never give up and push to be betterWe saw. We came. I conquered! 🏆
Steven ThompsonSteven Thompson
07:40 15 Feb 24
The model works for me , small group of less than 6 with a dedicated trainer . Have used gyms for many years but this model works for me . Complete professional instruction at all times . All about correct technique and protecting back etc . Plus there is no escape - maximising every session and getting maximum benefits . A real community approach .
deborah walkerdeborah walker
10:08 12 Feb 24
Always a great session with Chris .Come away feeling fab
Iain FountainIain Fountain
12:04 06 Feb 24
Have been training regularly each week since October at Nxtep and just wanted to give some feedback on my experience which has been nothing short than excellent. Chris, Luca and the team have provided one and one expertise, techniques, dietary plans to help with weight loss, build lean muscle and improve fitness. Can’t shout their praises enough. Good job Nxtep.
Hannah ThrelfallHannah Threlfall
14:10 10 Nov 23
I signed up for the 6 week body transformation initially to help me get my pre baby body back after gaining a lot of weight through pregnancy. I lost 8.6kgs in the 6 weeks and have since renewed my membership to continue with my progress and I’m almost down 10kgs in total only 2kgs away from my pre pregnancy weight. I have always hated going to the gym and would dread going initially but now I am 8 weeks in, training 3x per week and feeling fitter and much happier in myself it is something I definitely want to continue. I feel it has really changed my lifestyle and I am making healthier choices everyday with a much more positive outlook, my family have commented that the old Hannah is back as before I felt I’d lost myself since becoming a mum for the first time. Chris and Luca are incredibly knowledgeable about anatomy which was very important to me after having a C-section and I have seen huge improvements in my core and lower back stability. I am also enjoying the new friends I am making from the sessions and never thought I’d say it but I’m looking forward to continuing the training long term and being in the best shape of my life!!
Katie MorrisKatie Morris
08:05 15 Sep 23
I've really enjoyed the community at Nxtep. I've never been this thrilled get up before 7am to attend the gym. Chris and Luca are brilliant and I feel I've come so far in the year since I started coming. Looking forward to more progress and the pride that comes with working hard
Lesley SneesbyLesley Sneesby
08:04 15 Sep 23
Thank you Chris and Luca for your amazing help, guidance and support in such a welcoming environment at Nxtep
MerelMerel
15:47 03 May 23
I initially joined Nxtep to get a better grip on my fitness levels after yo-yoing for years with sporadic classes and runs. It was an excellent decision as the sessions are three times a week which quickly got me in a good rhythm. Chris and Luca are both fantastic and very patient with a newbie like myself who had never lifted weights before. They have really helped me understand fitness and weight lifting a lot better. They also adjusted any exercises based on my capabilities as I had an injured shoulder for a while, and with the rehab exercises they gave me that’s now back to normal. I can’t recommend Nxtep enough!
CharlotteCharlotte
15:38 04 Aug 22
I've been working with the guys at Nxtep for about a year now; I originally joined thinking it would be a short-term thing to lose weight for my wedding.A year later and I'm married, 12kg lighter than when I first started, lifting much heavier weights and am in much better shape in general. Chris and Luca have been amazing with my training; they always challenge me to try new things and to push further, which is really helpful for someone who's training has always seemed to plateau in the past.They've also taught me about health and fitness as a lifestyle; there's so much more to it than lifting some weights or constantly being on a diet, and they always keep things new, fun and flexible. They're also really helpful and approachable guys; I've messaged them lots of times to ask for training tips and advice when I'm going to the gym outside of training hours, and they're always more than happy to help.
Jackie KingJackie King
19:38 17 May 22
I first met Chris in January 2020. I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first child. As a trained dancer, and teacher I was hoping to maintain my levels of fitness whilst minimising the risks of my pregnancy. My early dance training concentrated on training my limbs, while often neglecting my ‘centre’ or ‘core’. It wasn’t until a back injury in 2012 due to weak lower back muscles that my approach to training changed. When I first found out about my pregnancy, I worried about my back and how to keep it strong.Chris helped me through my pregnancy teaching me safe ways of keeping my core strong, helping with my postural alignment as well as addressing some muscular imbalances that I wasn’t aware I had. Most importantly, Chris gave me the confidence to continue training through pregnancy. I knew I was in safe hands. Chris is phenomenally knowledgeable in how our bodies work.May 2022, I am currently pregnant with my second child and still continuing to train with Chris at Nxtep. Luca has also joined the team and is a fantastic addition. They are a great team, and I am very lucky to be trained by them both. I would highly recommend anyone thinking about pre or post natal pregnancy training to consider Nxtep.
Sean WSean W
12:09 02 Apr 22
Before starting at Nxtep I would go through a cycle of starting to get fit, injuring my back, then avoiding exercise for fear of making it worse. The same happened when I started here, with my over eagerness to improve leading to the same old injury. Chris and Luca kept me motivated and coached me through the recovery process, allowing me to strengthen the areas susceptible to injury and enabling me to carry on where I’d previously have given up. Now I’m lifting ~100kg more than when I first started and the past few years of persistent back injury seem a distant memory. The guys have helped me with my nutrition, my outlook and overcoming what I previously thought I couldn’t. I can’t thank them both enough!
Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy
22:59 05 Nov 21
I’ve been working with Chris and the team at Nxtep, and the initially just wanted to get stronger and fitter somewhere local when the gym near work was no longer an option due to the pandemic. I know feel really confident handling weights and my diet. I recently saw myself in a film from before I started at Nxtep and other people couldn’t recognise me from me who didn’t know me well so, it definitely works! Highly recommended.
Jordan CraigJordan Craig
20:45 05 Aug 21
Training at Nxtep during Covid was tricky but Chris and Luca made it work! Started with training outdoors in the carpark before we were allowed to move indoors, it was always fun and I feel I made real progress.It never felt just like a business and always felt more caring, I was also doing it as part of my DofE to which Luca/Chris were very helpful with.I've had to stop due to other focuses in life but I've got some real fond memories of the time and am hoping to go back later if I can!
ryan unwinryan unwin
20:29 28 Jul 21
Great personal trainer, his sessions are great and really push you into great mindset to achieve your goals, great knowledge of the body aswell! Would definitely recommend!!
David VDavid V
17:54 22 Oct 20
Wanted to improve all round fitness especially strength and conditioning so contacted & met with Chris.....was very impressed with his approach and was motivated to getting started & looking forward to the challengeChris was fundamental to me in making the nutrition and exercise changes required to achieve goals.... inspiring, motivational, encouraging & supportive he is great to work with......regular tracking & updates help me to stay focused..... Chris is easy to get along with and the sessions are challenging but enjoyable.....
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The Private Personal Training Gym

Are you looking for a personal trainer with their own gym who can help you get fit away from the crowded rooms of your local big name gym? Nxtep Personal Trainer gym could be the perfect fit for you – we are a small private gym in the centre of the Cheshire town of Knutsford, owned by certified personal trainer Chris Nicklin, who has given over 10,000 PT sessions to date. Chris has a wealth of knowledge and training methods, and takes enormous pleasure in helping others achieve their set goals.

As a gym with trainers, we can offer a far more personal, bespoke experience than the commercial gyms can. Not only do you get a truly private personal trainer service, but you receive your training in a luxury gym environment with no distractions, with the music you want in the background (or no music at all if you prefer!), clean, well-maintained equipment, your own clean towel and drink.

As you will be the only person in the studio (unless you have signed up to semi-private / small group training), you get 100% of your gym personal trainer’s attention, and you will never have to wait for equipment to be free, meaning you can always carry out the routine you intended, in the same order and in the timeframe you had planned.

Clean, Quiet & Modern

As a luxury PT gym, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a comfortable, quiet, clean and sophisticated environment in which to work out in, away from the madding crowds.

Our equipment is of a higher quality than you will find in the average commercial gym, where the onus is usually on durability – meaning you will often find yourself on clunky, outdated and even malfunctioning machinery. At Nxtep however, we focus on quality, customisation and comfort. As such, we are equipped with Technogym’s Cardio and Functional Training Machines, a large range of Escape Fitness free weights and even a Concept2 Skierg machine for cross country ski training, among others.

As a luxury personal training studio, our facilities match our equipment; you will find spotless WC and shower facilities where you can refresh yourself with luxury health and beauty products to leave you feeling revived and energised after your session. Our modern changing area features rainfall showers, and of course hair dryers and hair straighteners.

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and a selection of snacks are also available to help you refuel, repair and re-hydrate after your workout, and for while you train, clean towels and chilled water are provided.

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Private Personal Training

Are you looking for a private personal trainer to get you fit in one-to-one training sessions, in a quiet and luxurious PT gym away from the sweaty crowds? Welcome to Nxtep. Nxtep is a high-end private personal trainer gym owned by Chris Nicklin, a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor who has helped hundreds of clients achieve their health and fitness goals.

Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to improve your health and wellbeing, but some people are put off by the idea of doing their PT sessions in a crowded and sometimes smelly gym environment full of other people, which can make them feel self-conscious while working out.

Nxtep is a personal trainer gym in Cheshire offering a private PT service – just you and your own private trainer, with no distractions, no noise, and no fellow gym-goers. As you’re the only person there, you can fully concentrate on your personal training session and really listen to what your personal gym trainer is telling you. This means that for more dangerous types of exercise such as weightlifting, you will perform exercises in a safe and effective manner. It also means you never have to wait to get on a particular machine, you get your own clean towel for each session and can even put on your own music on if you prefer.

What’s more, because we offer such a bespoke PT service with low numbers of people attending each day, we can keep the gym sparkling clean and smelling good, befitting of a luxury, private training experience.

Small Group Personal Training

We also offer semi-private personal training where you will still receive personal guidance from your personal gym trainer and you will still be following your own bespoke training plan, but you will share the gym with up to five other people following their own similar plan, but using different machines or other areas of the space. For more details read our page about group personal training, or please contact us.

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Personal Training and Nutrition

Exercise is essential for your physical and mental health, and key to improving your fitness level, losing weight, or to gain strength. However, a personal training plan on its own is only so effective. A good, balanced and healthy nutrition plan working in tandem with your fitness training is vitally important because again, by just following a meal plan on its own, you won’t see much in the way of results. However, combining training and nutrition together is hugely effective in helping people achieve their fitness goals. If you are looking to improve your health and ensure that you continue to live a long, healthy life, then it is important that you get yourself into a regime which incorporates both great nutrition and regular training.

Personal trainers are hired to help with weight loss and fitness goals, but surprisingly, many personal trainers do not include nutrition advice or meal plans, particularly if you are following a PT plan at a large commercial gym. We believe working with a PT should be about more than just physical activity – we think meal plans are an essential part of the service that should be offered by PTs, and it is something we incorporate into every fitness plan at Nxtep. This means that your trainer will create a specific diet plan for you to follow in order to achieve your fitness goals. This can be helpful for people who have difficulty sticking to a healthy diet on their own, or simply need guidance on what to eat, what not to eat, and even portion sizing.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, which is why it can be sensible to consult with a qualified health professional such as a GP or a personal trainer before starting any weight loss or diet plan. However, there are a few key principles that all good diets should adhere to: variety, moderation, and balance. When eating healthy foods, try to include as many different types of nutrients as possible in order for your body to receive the most benefit.

If you are interested in PT with nutrition plans, give us a quick call on 01565 228 467 or drop us a message via the contact form and one of our personal trainers will be in touch to discuss your individual goals, general health and ultimately create a customised, personalised workout plan for you.

Here are just some of the training plans we design…

 

Personal Training for Weight Loss

Our mission is to guide you on a journey to achieve your fat loss goals through tailored and effective training. We understand that every individual is unique, and so are their weight loss needs. That’s why our program is designed to be flexible and personalised.

In our program, we focus on a holistic approach that combines nutrition, exercise, and mindset. We believe that sustainable weight loss goes beyond just shedding pounds; it’s about adopting a healthy lifestyle. Our expert trainers are here help you achieve your fitness goals.

Our PT for Weight Loss page provides detailed information about what you can expect from our program, including workout plans, nutritional guidance, and success stories from our clients who have already achieved remarkable results. We use evidence-based methods, and our trainers are experienced professionals in the fitness industry.

Whether you’re just starting your weight loss journey, you’re completely new to the gym or you’re just looking for a new approach, our weight loss program is designed to cater to your specific needs. We offer both one-on-one and group training sessions, ensuring that you receive the level of support that suits you best.

Personal Training For People With Disability

At Nxtep, we are dedicated to providing inclusive and tailored fitness solutions for individuals with disabilities. Our training plans are designed to empower and help clients with diverse abilities on their fitness journeys.

Our approach is person-centric, focusing on understanding the unique needs and goals of each individual. We believe that fitness is for everyone, regardless of their physical abilities or limitations. To achieve this, we have a team of experienced trainers who are well-versed in adaptive fitness techniques and strategies to help you perform exercises correctly and safely.

We offer a wide range of training options, including one-on-one training sessions, group sessions, and remote training programs. These programs are flexible and can be customised to accommodate various disabilities and fitness levels. We aim to create a safe and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

Our trainers are not only experts in fitness but also compassionate individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of those with disabilities. We focus on building strength, mobility, and confidence while fostering a sense of community and support.

Whether you are looking to improve your strength, manage a specific condition, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, Nxtep are here to help. We are committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that fitness is accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities.

Check out our Personal Training for People with Disability page for more information.

Personal Training For Over 50’s

At Nxtep we offer tailored training programmes for individuals aged 50 and above, recognising the unique health and fitness requirements associated with this life stage. Our expert personal trainers, led by Chris Nicklin with over 8 years of experience himself, are devoted to crafting workout regimes aimed at enhancing energy levels, bolstering strength, and elevating your overall mental and physical well-being. Our philosophy transcends mere physical training; we are committed to nurturing a positive outlook, boosting self-confidence, and promoting a sense of empowerment as you stride into your fifties, sixties, and beyond.

We acknowledge that embarking on a fitness journey at this stage could be daunting for some, yet the benefits are manifold and significantly life-enhancing. Our training sessions are more than just a series of exercises; they are a gateway to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. With each session, you are not just working towards a fitter physique but also laying down robust foundations for a healthier future, one that’s brimming with vitality, vigour, and the joy of achieving what you might have thought was unattainable.

Our approach is holistic, encompassing not only physical training but also nutritional guidance, ensuring that your body receives the right fuel to optimise the benefits of your personalised workout regime. We are here to guide, support, and inspire you every step of the way, making the transition to a healthier lifestyle a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Personal Training For Pregnancy

At Nxtep, we understand the unique needs of pregnant and post-natal women, and our specialised training is designed to support their physical and emotional well-being. Our comprehensive approach focuses on three core pillars:

1. Safe and Appropriate Exercise: We provide tailored workouts comprised of safe and effective exercises suitable for pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy. Our certified trainers ensure that each exercise is adapted to accommodate the changing needs of your body.

2. Nutritional Guidance: We believe that nutrition plays a vital role in a healthy pregnancy. Our experts offer guidance on maintaining a balanced diet to support both your health and the development of your baby.

3. Emotional Well-being: Pregnancy can be a challenging time emotionally. We offer support and motivation to help you stay positive and reduce stress throughout your pregnancy journey.

Our Pregnancy Training are flexible and can be adapted to your specific needs and fitness levels. We work closely with you to set achievable goals and monitor your progress.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for expectant mothers. Our aim is to help you stay active, healthy, and confident during your pregnancy and after birth.

For more detailed information, you can visit our Pregnancy Personal Training page.

Personal Training For Improved Flexibility

Nxtep Personal Training offers an outstanding Flexibility Training program designed to improve overall flexibility and mobility.

Our Flexibility Training program focuses on enhancing joint mobility and muscle flexibility. Whether you are an athlete aiming to improve performance or someone looking to alleviate stiffness, our tailored approach ensures that you achieve the best results.

Our certified trainers use a combination of dynamic and static stretching exercises, as well as targeted mobility drills, to increase your range of motion and reduce the risk of injuries. We understand that flexibility is essential for daily life and sports performance.

We will customise our Flexibility Training program to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re looking to improve flexibility for yoga, sports, or simply to feel more agile, our trainers will create a personalised plan for you.

Personal Training For Couples

At Nxtep, we recognise the value of couples working out together to improve both their physical health and their emotional connection. Our PT for Couples program is designed to facilitate couples in achieving their fitness goals while enjoying quality time together.

Our approach starts with tailored workouts, acknowledging that every couple has unique fitness needs. Our experienced trainers craft personalised exercise plans that consider both partners’ fitness levels and objectives. Whether your aim is weight loss, muscle building, or overall fitness enhancement, our program can be customised to meet your needs.

We understand that staying motivated and accountable can be challenging, which is why our program emphasises the importance of partner support. Couples encourage and motivate each other throughout their health journey, making it more likely for them to stick to their routines.

In addition to exercise, our program provides expert nutritional guidance. Our trainers help couples make healthier food choices that complement their workouts, recognising that a balanced diet is essential for long-term success.

Fitness should be enjoyable, not a chore. Therefore, we incorporate fun and engaging activities into our program. From partner exercises to friendly competitions, we aim to make fitness an exciting and enjoyable part of your relationship.

Furthermore, exercise releases endorphins, known as “feel-good” hormones. When you work out together, you not only improve your physical fitness but also enhance your emotional connection. Our program aims to enrich your relationship while boosting your overall well-being.

Join our Personal Training for Couples program today and embark on a journey that transforms both your bodies and your relationship.

Corporate Personal Training

Our corporate personal training programmes are designed to help businesses and their employees achieve their health and wellness goals while fostering a culture of well-being within the workplace.

Our approach is centred around customisation and flexibility. We understand that each business has unique needs, and that’s why we tailor our routines to fit seamlessly into your corporate environment. Whether you’re looking to boost productivity, reduce stress, or improve overall employee health, our team of expert trainers is here to help.

What sets us apart is our commitment to delivering results. We offer a wide range of fitness activities, from one-on-one personal training sessions to group workouts and wellness workshops. Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced, ensuring that your employees receive the best guidance and support on their journey to fitness.

We also provide comprehensive assessments to track progress and adjust the plan accordingly. With Nxtep, you can expect improved employee morale, reduced absenteeism, and a healthier, more engaged workforce.

Investing in the well-being of your employees is an investment in the success of your business. Join us at Nxtep Personal Training, and together, we can take the first steps towards a healthier, happier, and more productive workplace.

Personal Training for Sports People

At Nxtep we have crafted specialised personal training programs tailored to the unique needs of athletes across various sports disciplines. As a British-based fitness service, we take pride in offering comprehensive and expert guidance to help individuals excel in their chosen sports. Here’s a brief overview of our personalised training programs for different sports enthusiasts:

  1. Personal Trainer For Runners: Our running programs focus on improving endurance, speed, and technique. We use data-driven assessments to design a plan that enhances your performance and reduces the risk of injury.
  2. Personal Trainer For Cyclists: Cyclists benefit from our strength and conditioning programs, which target the muscle groups essential for powerful pedalling. We also provide nutrition guidance to boost energy levels.
  3. Personal Trainer For Swimmers: Our swimming programs emphasise stroke technique, breathing efficiency, and core strength. We help swimmers enhance their technique and stamina for improved results.
  4. Personal Training For Athletes: Athletes from various sports can access specialised training to improve agility, strength, and sport-specific skills. Our trainers work closely with each athlete to develop a tailored program.
  5. Personal Trainer For Bodybuilding: We offer bodybuilding enthusiasts personalised strength and muscle-building plans, focusing on muscle gain via progressive strength training and nutrition optimisation.
  6. Personal Trainer For Kickboxers: Kickboxers can benefit from our programs designed to enhance speed, agility, and striking power. We incorporate martial arts-specific workouts into the training regimen.
  7. Equestrian Fitness – Personal Training for Horse Riders: We understand the unique fitness requirements of equestrians. Our programs focus on improving balance, core strength, and flexibility to enhance riding performance.

At Nxtep, we believe in a holistic approach to sports fitness. We consider your goals, current level of fitness, and any specific challenges you face in your sport to create a tailored program. Our experienced trainers have different areas of expertise, so you’ll always find a personal trainer for your sport, whatever your goal. We’re happy to help and provide expert guidance along your journey with us to help you reach your fitness potential in your chosen sport.

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