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

A King's Sport & Wellness trainer in front of a King's Sport wall sign

Grace studied contemporary dance at Middlesex University, and whilst at university, she completed her Level 3 Personal Training qualification. Which helped her develop a comprehensive understanding of the physiological demands of dancers, how to treat their injuries and how adapting their training program to incorporate specific strength training helped improve their performance and prevent injuries. Grace has also completed a master's degree specialising in sports and exercise nutrition. Since the completion of her master's, she has carried out nutrition workshops throughout Kings College, worked closely with Kings Performance athletes and helped King's students create meal plans to suit their student/worklife schedule.

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

Always remember to warm up and cool down. Not warming up properly is an easy mistake to make and can result in injuries and neglecting cool-down stretches can leave the muscles feeling sorer. I would also advise beginners not compare to others in the gym, everyone must start somewhere.

A King's Sport & Wellness trainer reracking weights in a gym

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

The world-class service that clients receive when they attend any of our gyms, we offer a welcoming, positive and encouraging environment ensuring all gym members feel comfortable and confident in the gym. We also offer a unique four-week training programme available for any gym members, tailored towards their goals.

Which classes do you enjoy teaching the most?

One of my favourite classes is Tabata (cardio). Tabata is a type of high-intensity full-body workout that aims to complete the most about of reps in the shortest amount of time. I love the high intensity and how easily adaptable the class is to suit all abilities. It is also great for weight loss and leaves you feeling energised.

How does physical activity maintain your wellbeing?

Being physically active regularly creates an influx of endorphins to the brain that helps boost your overall mood, relieves stress, improves sleep quality and pattern.

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