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Why one-to-one personal training?


Absolute Training and Nutrition was created with a sole focus of helping people achieve results, whether that be health, fitness, weight loss or building muscle. We help people who have become stuck, deflated and discouraged.  We provide dedicated time for you, time to focus on your needs and wants,  time to lean into us as much as you need and time to focus on achieving your goals.

Clients choose Absolute because they are fed up with failing at diets and fitness programs, find that they are easily regaining the weight or not shifting it in the first place.  The most common reason for failure is accountability.  When you go it alone with a diet or exercise program you have to keep yourself motivated, encourage yourself, limit yourself, push yourself, even when you’ve had enough – and that is really tough! That’s where Absolute come into play to make the difference.

If your self-esteem, body confidence and energy is near zero, and you feel you’ve tried absolutely everything and nothing is working for you, our personal one-on-one coaching service will be your gateway to lasting change. 

As a private coaching facility in Barnstaple, North Devon, we believe in delivering impeccable service. We also believe that a great experience begins with people who are there for you, which is why you will never feel like just a member. Here, the relationships you develop extend beyond just you and your coach – we want you to feel as though you’re a part of our family.


Working with Absolute is 10 times more effective than just going it alone!​

Walking into a commercial gym is daunting! We know how intimidating it can be to see everyone on the gym floor working out and looking confident, particularly if you're feeling lost, out of your depth and instantly unmotivated.

That doesn't happen here at Absolute.


Many of our clients choose to train with us because having an experienced coach beside you provides the extra motivation and confidence in training, that just would not be possible in a traditional gym environment.

We will build a personal relationship with you, learn your strengths and weaknesses and share in your emotional ups and downs.  making what could otherwise be a challenging or unmotivated trip to the gym, a much looked forward to training session with a mentor, a friend.


Our current lifestyles are that of convenience rather than a lifestyle of activity.  With many of us working from home and ordering everything online, we are no longer getting out and about as much, meaning that it is very easy to over indulge without realising it.

We want to help reignite your passion for health and feeling good about you. The minute you walk into Absolute you will know that you have found your place; a place that becomes an integral part of helping you stay motivated and driven towards your personal goals. 


Are you fed up of working hard to reach a goal only to gain back the weight a few months later. For most, the strict regime it took to get there, is just not sustainable long term.

When your body has achieved maximum results from a combination of diet and/or training, you are likely to plateau.  What you then need is a plan that will be tailored to your current lifestyle and body composition - and most importantly your future goals!  


Clients who find themselves stuck with their weight loss or fitness goals have usually tried many methods of weight loss or muscle gain (toning up) before coming to Absolute.  Often mixed with yo-yo dieting that always results in unsustainable gains or losses.

One thing that all clients have in common is the desire to work in a quiet environment, with like-minded people, and have the ability to access equipment, facilities or help and advice immediately.



If you are interested in training for rehabilitation we have highly experienced and skilled coaches who can work with you.

We will assess your physical abilities and liaise with your Doctor or Healthcare Provider (with your permission) to prescribe the correct exercises to accelerate recovery.  

Book your free consultation today to discuss how we can help you reach your goals

Alan Mead
Alan Mead
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I joined Absolute 3 months ago feeling unsure of what to expect but now I can't recommend it highly enough. My experience has been tremendous. I feel much stronger and fitter (seems fair enough) and I genuinely look forward to each session. My PT Ryan is a pleasure to work with. He ensures that every session is different, challenging and designed to help me work towards my objectives, and when Ryan's he's not around, Jaime and Maddie are great PTs too. Love it!
Tristan Mingay
Tristan Mingay
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Absolute has to be the place to go if you want to see results from your training, with great facilities but most of all a friendly and open approach to training from both staff and clients. I believe everyone at Absolute has the attitude to be welcoming and supportive. With the help from Jaime I'm getting the most from my time in the gym and seeing progress that I haven't seen for years, he has driven my programme to aid my previous sporting background and not only am I getting results; I'm enjoying the progress. I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for 1to1 coaching that works.
Megan Delahaye-Webb
Megan Delahaye-Webb
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I cannot describe how much joining Absolute Training and Nutrition has benefitted me mentally and physically. The coaches provide personalised and effective workout plans which adapt as you progress, and change according to your goals. The team always greet clients with a smile on their faces, listen to your needs and provide endless amounts of support. If you are thinking of joining here… I would strongly advice it and I guarantee you will not look back!


Don’t just take our word for it!  Our clients results speak for themselves!

why absolute?

At Absolute Training & Nutrition, our clients are our only focus and achieving you personal goals is what we show up every day to deliver!

For those looking for just a gym, we are probably not what you are looking for.  What we offer is so much more than a gym, because we are results-driven, centred on measurable goals and personal transformations.

Established for over 15 years, we know what it takes to help our clients achieve their goals. We understand that everyone who comes to Absolute are on a personal journey, we want to make sure you get where you are going. You will surprise yourself with what you can achieve at Absolute.

You will find a welcoming smile every time you walk through the door because you will never be just a member to us.  Every member of the team here at Absolute is dedicated to getting to know you and wants to help you succeed.

We are all trained in fitness education and have years of experience, however, we understand what challenges people face when starting out on a significant lifestyle journey.  Together we will help you to see amazing results and develop a newfound level of confidence.

Our PTs are here to support you. We want you to succeed as much as you do, which is why we will check-in with you as often as you need, as well as be reachable to answer any questions you have. Your  journey can be an emotional one, so we’re here to provide you with everything you need to make it as easy for you as possible.

One to One personal training for long term fitness goals


Fill our the form below and we will be in touch to discuss your Personal Training requirements and start you on your fitness journey with Absolute.


Personal training is for anyone who is feeling unmotivated, deflated, exhausted with the plateau or in need of supportive exercise to rehabilitate from an injury or trauma.  Personal training gives you the accountability, knowledge, skills and support to excel.

One to One clients vary from complete novices looking to build confidence to elite athletes looking to reach new heights with their personal fitness goals.  Clients may be recovering from an injury or looking to spice up their gym routine with new techniques.

The key point, however, is that personal training is not a quick fix; it is a long-term commitment to your physical and mental health, that will provide you with the knowledge you need to stay healthy and fit for life.

Every journey is different and all personal results will vary depending on a number of environmental factors.  By this, we mean your personal goals, your availability to train, your previous and current body composition, how disciplined you are with your nutrition plan etc.

To give a very broad idea of what results could be expected from 2 sessions per week following all of our advice, you could expect to see:

Week 1/2:  Your strength and stamina have improved.

Week 3/4:  Clothing should be fitting slightly differently.

Week 5/6: Fit3D™ Body Scan showing significant composition changes.

Week 7/8:  Significant changes in your body shape will be visible.  Let the compliments commence!

Please note that we cannot guarantee any specific results until we have assessed you and your goals.  If you would like us to advise you on what personally could be achieved, please ask an Absolute Personal Trainer when you come in for your first assessment and we will be happy to advise you.

Measuring your progress in terms of fitness has always been a huge challenge.  Tape measurements can vary depending on who is doing the measuring and if the same position on the body is being recorded exactly, electronic scales shift and will not always be 100% calibrated and selfies are near on impossible to take at the same angle, with the same lighting and from a front, side and rear view.

But fear not!  We have the solution, and it is available for you to use as part of your program at no additional charge!

For over 10 years we have been the only facility within 61 miles of Barnstaple that have a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner from Fit3D™. This amazing piece of equipment will measure and weigh every aspect of your physique showing gains and losses in all aspects of weight, body composition, water retention, posture and much much more.

The Fit3D™ is a real game-changer in terms of measurability and we are delighted to be able to provide our clients with this amazing insight into how your body is truly transforming in response to your commitment.

Read more about the Fit3D™ Body Scanner here.

Flexibility is the most important factor of personal training.  We are not here for us, we are here for you.  Life is busy, things disrupt our day to day routines, we understand that.  But we will not let that get in your way.

As part of your consultation, we will look at your availability and if you are only able to commit to certain days or times, or if you work shifts for example and so do not have a fixed diary, we can promise you that our PT’s will be available at times that work for you!

Generally speaking, each personal training session lasts from 45 to 60 minutes from start to finish.  

Training sessions are so much more than physical workouts.  This is your 121 dedicated time with your coach, to get from us exactly what you need, precisely when you need it.

We will make the most of our 60 minutes together to help you to achieve your goals, even if that means that on a particular session your personal needs are mindset mentoring or nutrition, we are here for you no matter what!

We exclusively provide a personal service, which means we are here for you 24/7.  We are not a gym with 1,000 members, we look after clients who are just like you, who have goals and objectives and who need us and our support.  This is what we do!

You can contact us at any time. Let us know when is good for you and we can catch up for a coffee and go through whatever is on your mind.  We will make time for you, this is your journey with us and we will always dedicate time for you.

We also conduct regular check-ins, and so even if you don’t reach out to us, we will be reaching out to you.  You are our priority and we are here to cheer you on and pick you up whenever you need us, and even when you don’t.

As long as you are comfortable and able to move with no restrictions, you are free to wear any workout, exercise or fitness-based clothing you choose.

Many clients wear a hoodie to do the warm-up and commence their training, and this can be useful for when you have finished your training session during cool down and when leaving the gym to keep your muscles warm.  Otherwise, a t-shirt or vest, jogging bottoms, leggings or shorts are all perfectly suitable.

For new gym-goers, we understand how intimidating it can be to feel that you may not have the right uniform, look as good as you think a gym-goer might, or may feel self-conscious wearing slightly form-fitting clothing.

Please take our word for it that you do not need to feel this way at Absolute!

We are not an open gym, we are a private training facility for Personal Training only.  All of our clients are exactly like you, have joined for the same reasons you have and you will fit in perfectly!  We promise.

We understand that for many, budget is a deciding factor and we will work with you to find a solution that will give you the results you want within a budget that you can afford. As each of our plans are entirely personalised, we prefer to have a consultation with you where the price is something we can discuss together.

One to One is the most effective way to achieve your personal goals.  This is because your program is absolutely focused upon you and your objectives.  You not only gain all of the experience, knowledge and support of our fully qualified PTs, but you also have access to our Fit3D body scanner, nutritional planning and advice, accountability and complimentary gym access.

Because we are not an open gym facility, our prices may appear to be quite expensive, however, when you compare our services to that of a traditional gym membership providing Personal Training, our costs are incredibly good value for money.

Click here to see our Absolute PT vs Traditional Gym membership comparison table.

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