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Welcome to our new Personal Trainer, Nicole Vignola

We are thrilled to welcome personal trainer Nicole Vignola to Personal Space. She hails from London, and as well as working with us she will be studying the fascinating subject of neuroscience at Bristol University for the next few years.

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Nicole says:

Hi everyone!

My name is Nicole and I am very delighted to say that I have just started working at Personal Space as a personal trainer!

A little bit about me:

I moved to Bristol in September 2018 to study Neuroscience as a mature student. Prior to that I worked in London as a personal trainer for six years and I decided that I would like to stay in the fitness industry whilst doing my studies. I’ve always had a keen interest in mental health and have tried to bring fitness and mental health together by volunteering in various associations teaching people how exercise can improve anxiety, stress, depression and self confidence by encouraging a healthy body as well as a healthy mind. Studying in the field of neuroscience while working in the fitness industry is a perfect way to bring mental and physical health together.

I grew up in South Africa, surfing, dancing and mountain biking which propelled me to go into the fitness industry at the age of eighteen (nine years ago).

I work with clients of all abilities and I try to incorporate the things I’ve learned as a ballet dancer, alongside my level 4 qualification in lower back pain, into my personal training by catering my clients’ training around functionality, posture, balance and mobility whilst helping them reach their various specific needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to book in for a consultation by emailing contact@personalspacetraining.co.uk

Ryan Warner Personal Trainer joins our team

We are thrilled to welcome a new personal trainer to our team – Ryan Warner. Ryan qualified with Premier Global as an Advanced Personal Trainer in 2009. He centres his programmes on resistance training, which is proven to promote improvements in fat loss, muscle definition (toning) and overall wellbeing for males and females. He also includes many other training principles, adapting to your unique needs. He likes to ensure that after each session you leave feeling healthier, happier and more confident.

Ryan is currently studying for level one in Sport and Exercise Nutrition with Precision Nutrition, so he can work with your dietary needs, giving you the best opportunity to maximise your results.

Ryan played to a competitive standard in football for Alton Town FC and Hartley Wintney FC. He loves strength and resistance training, using this as the forefront of his own training, along with high intensity interval training (HIIT).

He previously worked as a PT at Places for People and recently The Gym Group and having recently moved to Bristol with his girlfriend, is now keen to support you in your health and fitness goals, as part of the Personal Space team.

Ryan Warner Personal Trainer

Personal Space Decathlon Winners 2016

This year in our decathlon event we had two age categories for females and males; 45 and under or 46 and over.

Last year’s winners Kath Prowting and Dan Bekhradnia triumphed again, both are in the younger age group categories. In the older age groups Stuart and his wife Lisa Dollery were the fastest competitors, but as they are ‘staff’ we discounted them, making the winner in the female 46 and over category Stephanie Chadwick, and with no other ‘older’ men taking part we can allow Stuart to become the winner in the male 46 and over category.

Well done to everybody who went through the gruelling but satisfying event.

We think next year, as well as offering the decathlon again for the diehards, we hope to run another challenge to get more people involved, so if you have any ideas they would be most welcome.

Personal Space Bristol Personal Training Studio

Esther Verlaque, Sports massage therapist, joins our team

Esther is a qualified sports massage therapist and started working with us in September. She is a professional dancer and has been treating dancers for a few years for their muscular aches and pains.  Esther is only available for the months of November and December (possibly January as well if we can keep hold of her!) to treat you for sports injuries or general muscular pain.

Contact us to book a massage today. Full hour or half hour slots available on Monday and Tuesday late afternoon and evenings.

Esther Verlaque

Personal Space Decathlon Winners

Behold the almighty winners of our annual Personal Space Decathlon event!

Pictured are Dan Bekhradnia and Katherine Prowting, the sweaty and proud winners of the male and female categories of this year’s gruelling ten exercises event against the clock. Exercises included in the challenge are walking at a 10% incline, cycling, stair climbing, cross trainer, press ups and step ups with weights. All ten exercises are completed with good form and at a safe but swift pace.

This is Dan’s first attempt at the decathlon, and Katherine has now been champion for the past three years.

Well done to you both, you are awesome!

Good luck in defending your titles next year.


Looking for a Christmas Gift Idea?

We have some lovely looking gift vouchers for you to buy for friends and family for Christmas. You can purchase any number of sessions for personal training or Pilates and we can send the vouchers out to your home. Imagine the response when your lucky friend or family member opens your gift – it could be happiness and excitement or fear and dread! Either way you know you will have done the right thing in helping them on their way to a fitter lifestyle.

Please email us if you would like to purchase a gift voucher and we will get back to you asap.

Personal Space Gift Voucher

Personal Space celebrates 15 years!

Personal space one-to-one exercise studio in Redland began helping local people to reach their health and fitness goals in May 2000, at that time becoming the first personal training studio in Bristol, and now offering Pilates, as well as more recently a physiotherapy service.

The studio is spacious, however there is never more than two people using it at any one time, preserving the feeling of privacy and peace. Founders Stuart Dollery and Lisa Harvey are proud of the integrity of their team of trainers and therapist, all of whom have had many years of experience in their field.

15 individual sessions to be won in draw!

To help mark their 15th anniversary Personal Space are giving away 6 physiotherapy or massage sessions with Valerie, 3 personal training sessions each with Stuart and Lisa Harvey, and 3 Pilates sessions with Lisa Dollery. To be entered into the draws to win these fantastic prizes all you need to do is visit the ‘contact us’ page giving your details and stating which sessions you are interested in winning. Also, please ‘like’ their Facebook page to benefit from their regular health and fitness posts on current topics. The draws will take place on May 20th.

The article pictured to the right is in the May edition of local news magazine HenleazeandWestburyVoice.

Personal Space Henleaze and Westbury Voice

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