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Meet the King’s Sport & Wellness Gym Coaches: Emma

An image of a King's Sport & Wellness trainer in front of spin bikes

Emma holds a first-class BSc Sports and Exercise Science degree from Nottingham Trent University. Her love of sport and competition stems from her years of competitive swimming.

Her degree sparked her interest in working in athletic environments and is enjoying working alongside the strength and conditioning coaches to improve sports performance. She is particularly passionate about encouraging females to take part in sport and exercise to develop their strength and confidence.

What advice would you give to a beginner in the gym?

I would recommend them to book an induction with one of the coaches who can go over their goals and teach them how to use the gym equipment with proper technique. Remind them that we are here to help and anything new they want to try they should ask a member of staff to help so we can make sure they are doing it safely. Additionally, I would say be open to trying new things like our exercises classes to find out what workout style they enjoy as this will help them stay motivated. Lastly, don’t rush and overcommit yourself. Structure your workouts around your week and don’t beat yourself up for missing a session.

Image of a King's Sport & Wellness trainer answering the telephone at the reception desk of a gym

What sets King’s Sport & Wellness gyms apart from others?

Kings has an amazing gym community full of a range of abilities from Kings' athletes to new beginners. It has a very inclusive environment where everyone's needs can be met no matter their experience.

Which classes do you enjoy teaching the most?

Spin! I always thought I'd hate spin but after training and becoming qualified it quickly became one of my favourite cardiovascular and muscular endurance workouts. With Kings amazing music and sound system, us as coaches have the freedom to create our own themed ride to push ourselves and our members to their limits in a fun but challenging way.

How does physical activity maintain your well-being?

Physical activity can be as simple as going for a walk and helps wake the body up allowing for a better mind and body throughout the day. Additionally, tough workouts leave me feeling proud of myself as I have challenged my body and got through the session.

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