Both exercise and nutrition are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle, as proper nutrition is vital to provide the body with the necessary nutrients for daily functioning, energy, and overall well-being. Combining personal training with nutrition helps you reach your fitness goals, leading to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

At Nxtep Personal Training, all of our plans include both personal training and meal plans which cater to different lifestyles and fitness goals. Our certified trainers are also nutritionists who work closely with you to ensure you achieve your desired results through following your bespoke personalised training and nutrition plan designed especially for you.


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Chris Nicklin is a certified Personal Trainer with over 7 years' experience, and the owner of Nxtep Personal Training. Chris qualified from Edge Hill University with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Sports Coaching and Performance Development, and has delivered over ten thousand one-to-one Personal Training sessions.

Updated 16/02/2023

Why Is Nutrition Important?

Nutrition is defined as the process of consuming food and converting it into energy for daily functioning. Therefore, it is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind, as it’s the way we get all of our essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins required for daily functioning, for growth, repair and general health. A balanced diet helps to improve physical and mental health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and maintain a healthy body weight. Proper nutrition also helps to improve the immune system, leading to a lower risk of illness and faster recovery.

At Nxtep Personal Training, our certified nutritionists create personalized meal plans that cater to different fitness goals, lifestyles, and dietary requirements. We understand that every individual is different, and we work closely with our clients to ensure their meal plans meet their nutritional needs.


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Sarah RaoSarah Rao
07:30 30 May 24
20:41 07 May 24
The “personal trainer” at this establishment is very unprofessional and will fat shame people. I do not recommend you will be judged.Edit: No email was left to contact. Leave an email so we can discuss further thank you.
Paul CorriganPaul Corrigan
12:26 10 Mar 24
Sadly I'm leaving the area and would love to take Nxtep with me. I attend the small classes. Chris has created a unique venue that would be hard to match anywhere. The environment is warm and friendly. The sports science work that Chris does behind the scenes to prepare the classes is immense, so that we don't have to worry about it. Just plug and go. Though education is always at hand if required. The classes can be hard work (results driven) but always fun. The equipment is of the highest standard. I've always been around sports but have never experienced anything so positive and rewarding. At 57 there is no way I would ever have thought I'd lift such heavy weights or complete these vigorous exercises. Chris gets you there incrementally and safely but always with great humour. He uses a truly interactive App that plots your progress. A fitness App that actually works, who knew!!Also the clients are lovely and incredibly supportive of each other. Well bloody done Chris!
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
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!
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.....

What Is A Personal Training And Nutrition Plan?

A personal training and nutrition plan is an individualized program created to meet the specific needs of a person based on their goals, lifestyle, and current physical condition. The first part means creating a workout regimen that works best for the person and helps them reach their fitness objectives safely and effectively. The second part means following a nutrition-focused meal plan dietary changes that are tailored to the individual’s nutritional needs, allowing them to get the most out of their training while also providing their body with the nutrients it needs.

Personal training and nutrition plans provide many benefits to those who follow them. As well as the benefits outlined above, personalised PT and meal plans also give clients a sense of control over their own health, allowing them to make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices. Additionally, having regular check-ins with a personal trainer and nutritionist can help individuals stay motivated and accountable for their progress.

At Nxtep Personal Training, we believe that everyone should have access to personalized fitness and nutrition plans that are tailored to their individual needs. Our certified personal trainers and nutritionists work diligently to provide clients with the best possible experience, helping them to achieve their desired results in a safe and effective manner. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get started on your fitness journey.





The Benefits Of Combining Nutrition With Exercise

Combining proper nutrition with regular exercise has numerous benefits. Firstly, it helps to increase energy levels, making it easier to complete workouts and daily tasks. A balanced diet also helps to reduce inflammation and aid in muscle recovery, allowing individuals to exercise more frequently and at a higher intensity.

Additionally, proper nutrition and regular exercise can lead to weight loss, reduced body fat, and improved body composition. This leads to a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Regular exercise and proper nutrition can also improve mental health, reduce stress levels, and improve overall mood.

At Nxtep Personal Training, we believe in the importance of combining proper nutrition with regular exercise. Our certified trainers and nutritionists work together to create personalized training and nutrition plans that cater to different fitness goals and lifestyles.


Changing Your Mindset

A significant part of personal training and nutrition is changing the mindset of individuals. Many individuals struggle with negative thoughts and behaviors that hinder their progress towards achieving their desired fitness goals. Changing the mindset is a vital aspect of personal training as it helps individuals develop positive behaviors and habits that promote long-term success.

Changing the mindset of individuals requires a focus on developing positive behaviors and habits that promote long-term success. As a personal trainer, I focus on educating my clients on the benefits of healthy habits and behaviors. We discuss the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a positive attitude towards their fitness journey.

As a personal trainer, I work closely with my clients to understand their current mindset and identify areas that require improvement. We discuss their fitness goals and create a personalised workout plan that caters to their needs and goals, then we discuss their dietary habits and create a personalised meal plan that complements their training program.

We work with our clients to develop achievable goals that promote progress towards their desired fitness goals. We help them to celebrate their successes, no matter how small, and provide encouragement when they face obstacles or setbacks.

By focusing on achievable goals, developing healthy habits, and maintaining a positive attitude, you can achieve your desired fitness goals and lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.


Do Your Programs Include Meal Plans?

Yes, our personal training programs include personalised meal plans that cater to different lifestyles and dietary requirements. We are fully trained in nutrition as well as being qualified personal trainers, and we work closely with our clients to create meal plans that meet their nutritional needs and fitness goals. Our meal plans include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with recommending snacks that cater to different dietary requirements such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

We believe that proper nutrition is essential for reaching fitness goals, and our meal plans are designed to complement our training programs. Our meal plans provide the necessary nutrients required for daily functioning, energy, and muscle recovery, allowing our clients to achieve their desired fitness goals.

Personal training and nutrition are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition provides the body with the necessary nutrients required for daily functioning, energy, and overall well-being.

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