IAN LOCKE
  • PERSONAL TRAINER
  • NUTRITIONAL ADVISOR
  • CREATOR OF THRIVE
Personal responsibility is a big thing for me.
I’ve always believed that given the right knowledge, motivation and opportunities, people can achieve whatever they set out to achieve.  That goes as much for health and fitness as it does for career, lifestyle and relationships.

Of course, nothing really worth having comes that easily.  Effort is needed.  That takes commitment and requires consistency.  For some, it also takes a degree of courage.

I created Thrive in 2011 to work with people who have decided they are ready to put the effort into getting fit, healthy, slimmer, bigger, faster, stronger, or whatever it may be.  If you bring commitment, consistency and courage to change, I will provide the knowledge, motivation and opportunity for you to succeed.

Together, we will help you thrive.

Healthy
living
for life
Staying healthy is as important as getting healthy in the first place.  You’re going to invest time, effort and money in reaching your goals and maintaining your success is important.

My job, as your coach, is not only to get you to where you want to be, but also ensure you understand how you got there so you can maintain it indefinitely.  I will teach you how to eat and exercise in a way which you can continue with even after you leave Thrive.

Fad diets fail as there are no provisions for what happens when you drop back into normal eating.  There is nothing fad about Thrive’s approach.

WHY CHOOSE ME?

That's a pretty good question, particularly with your health and fitness at risk.

I stand out from the crowd (and believe me, it’s a large crowd) of personal trainers on a number of counts.  I work from my own private gym studio.  No one else uses it.  It will only ever be me and you.  That means no one else is watching what you do and you don’t have to wait for equipment to be free.

My speciality is in weight training, be that for permanent fat loss, muscle growth, strength gains, power, speed, posture, bone density, general health or any of the other benefits of weight training.  If you want a 16 week running schedule to get you marathon ready, then I am really not your man.  However, if you want a weight training plan to build your strength and endurance during your off-season, then give me a call.

I integrate nutrition into each client’s programme.  It’s not an add-on.  It’s included in the price.  It’s bespoke to your needs (unless you’re on my ready made online programme) and is based on latest research and experience.  Telling clients to eat what the government recommends (which is the basic training for personal trainers) is not good enough – if it was, the population wouldn’t be as unhealthy as it is.

If my previous business career has taught me anything, it’s to read as widely as you can and make sure you understand what’s going on around you, not just in your own world.  Since creating Thrive in 2011, I continue to invest in my education and aim to learn from the best.  Some of the organisations I listen to the most are listed below so you can assess for yourself how high they set their bars.

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Muscle Nerds

We are not all budding Olympic athletes, but it saddens me to say that much of my industry treats us like we are.  It was therefore refreshing to train with Muscle Nerds which, through its creator Luke Leaman, focusses on what best helps lessor mortals get the most from their training.

Get results without crushing your body with stress.  Focus on the healthy way to achieving your goals.  Enjoy the process.  And maintain it.

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Precision Nutrition

Nutrition is way more complicated than TV programmes or Google searches make out.  I’m completing the Precision Nutrition certificate in nutrition which doesn’t even cover dietary advice until page 336 of 495 of its manual.  Unless I understand the impact of diet, stress, toxins, general health, etc. on your digestion, metabolism, hormones and brain, how can I offer the best advice to clients?
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Poliquin Group

I rely on the teachings and practices of Poliquin Group less than I used to, but I still credit them for opening my eyes to how our hormones play a major role in how we store body fat, how what we eat affects our brain and using skinfold callipers as a tool to monitor fat distribution over time.
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Examine.com

Without truly independent organisations such as Examine.com, it would be difficult to find an unbiased source of information on supplements and how well they work.  Examine.com summarises academic research papers and grades each supplement on whether it does what it says on the tin.
I AM
I started this page talking of personal responsibility.  I don’t take my responsibility as a personal trainer lightly as I am Thrive.  This is my business and I want you to be successful.  If the programme isn’t working for you, I’ll adapt it.  If you’re life takes a lurch one way or another, we’ll come up with a plan which deals with it.  All I ask is for you to be honest and open with me, otherwise I can’t see what’s working and what isn’t.

Still not sure whether I am right for you?  Have a look at my client testimonial page and remember that you can book a free initial consultation to check out me and my gym before parting with any money.

 READY TO GET STARTED?
Contact me today for a free initial consultation.