Professional Personal Trainer in Edinburgh

Who we are & our philosophy


Trillium Fitness are personal trainers in Edinburgh with a no gimmick approach. We don't believe in get-fit tricks or weight loss schemes. We believe in a client centred approach that focuses equally on structured exercise and proper nutrition with assistance from our highly qualified trainers.

Because we are both exercise and health care professionals, our philosophy is to deliver reason behind everything we teach and prescribe.  That means applying up-to-date research in exercise and nutrition to accelerate the goals of our clients.

Unlike conventional fitness instructors, our goal is not to retain our clients.  We feel true success is achieved when our clients eventually gain independence in their own exercise and nutritional practices.  This is achieved by teaching our clients about proper exercise and nutrition and instilling confidence in each one’s ability to practice both areas independently.

Health and fitness is not only our profession, it is our passion.  We practice everything they teach because we absolutely believe in our work.  Also, we understand and appreciate the great challenges and frustrations that accompany pursuing health and personal fitness goals.  We operate our service with complete compassion, patience and empathy, placing open communication with our clients as an integral component to our success.

Importantly, it is the responsibility of each personal trainer at Trillium Fitness to uphold the high standards we set for ourselves.  We are uncompromising in maintaining these standards and pride ourselves on being consistent in their delivery for each client.


Our Personal Training Team

Sheona Lindsay

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Certified

Callum White

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Certified

Clare Howard

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Certified

Jonathan Cooke

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Certified

Our Fitness & Training Services

Our multi-dimensional approach

Tailored nutrition


Proper nutrition is absolutely critical to successful body transformation.  When proper nutrition and exercise are aligned, progress is greatly accelerated.  Unlike popular belief, there simply is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to nutrition.  Following someone else’s nutrition plan can be highly damaging to your health.  Your body type is unique to everyone else’s, so your nutritional requirements should be customised accurately to you.


Your personal trainer at Trillium Fitness understand that following nutrition plans can come with great challenges and frustrations.  Given this, we use structured Meal Planners to make your nutrition manageable and easy-to-follow.  Meal Planners are tailored specifically to your goals and body type, organising and outlining your foods, meal portions, recipes and eating times.  Importantly, Meal Planners are made to fit your schedule and are flexible to accommodate for unpredictable life events and work circumstances.


Personalised Fitness Training


Many people struggle with exercise due to a lack of proper instruction and motivation.  We will use structured gym programs as a specific plan to ensure efficiency and progress within your workouts.  Gym programs are personalised to your goals and help to formally outline your exercises, number of sets and repetitions, tempo and rest intervals.  Also, we will create an ongoing exercise diary that records all of your gym work.  This diary ensures your progress week-to-week and serves as tangible evidence of your completed workouts.


Importantly, all of the exercises we prescribe are guided by evidence-based practice.  That simply means we use exercise research to apply the most effective exercises to accelerate your progress.  Using an evidenced-based approach allows us to justify the exercises we prescribe and how to perform them properly.  This approach will give you confidence in the accuracy of information your  trainer delivers and provide you with an important foundation in proper exercise.


Injury prevention & rehabilitation


Injuries can disrupt progress by preventing optimal performance of certain exercises.  We will work to ensure you achieve functional strength so you perform well both in the gym and outside.  If you present at our training studio in Edinburgh with an injury, our approach is to assess the injury and develop an appropriate course of treatment.  This may involve integrating rehabilitation exercises in your personal training and gym program or applying manual therapy to the affected area.


Similarly, it is our highest priority that all exercises are prescribed and instructed with your safety in mind.  We select exercises according to your level of gym experience and appropriately modify exercises if you present with an existing injury.  To ensure safety in your workouts, we focus strongly on proper technique and graded progression.  We prioritise efficiency within your workouts and on educating you about common errors in exercise that may compromise safety.


Motivation & support


We recognise that pursuing higher health and fitness goals through exercise come with unquestionable challenges.  Lack of motivation is a primary challenge that many undergoing this process endure.  Our personalised training approach is to instil motivation by staying highly goal orientated and creating a specific plan for attaining your objectives.  As your Edinburgh personal trainer we formalise your goals using our S.M.A.R.T. Goals Forms and track your progress during each gym session to ensure you stay on course.


Also, we feel that education plays an integral role in motivation.  The more you understand about your exercise and nutrition the greater your confidence in achieving your goals.  During each training session we support your journey by teaching you how to exercise properly and how to eat according to your unique body type.  Importantly, our work together extends beyond the gym.  We maintain a high level of communication outside our gym sessions to address any questions or concerns you have and help you remain consistent and goal focused outwith the gym.


Client Testimonials

Real results


Natalie Roy

I am a 32-year-old active mother of two young (and wild!) children, Thomas 2-years and Elizabeth 3-years-old, and have been ...


David Brydon

I am 38-years-old and live and work as a human resource coordinator. I am married to my beautiful wife Sarah fo...


Ryan McMahon

I am a 36-year-old father of two energetic young boys who keep my wife Laura and I busy! I work as a civil engineer here in ...


Holly Williamson

Originally from Guildford, Surrey, I am a 27-year-old registered nurse and recently moved to Edinburgh in 2012. I grew up a ...


Sarah Muir

I’m a 34-year-old Audit Manager for a real estate development management company. I have always enjoyed sp...


Jamie Young

I am a 41-year-old father and commercial solicitor living and working in the city. My wife Alice and I have been married fo...

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07411 478587
1 Tanfield,
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