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Telephone: 07739694747

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About Me

Build a strong beautiful body with a unique mix of strength, core, flexibility. Rehab specialist for injury and stroke.

What Can I Do For You?

With over a decade of Personal Training experience and 15 years athletics and dance training, I've developed a formula for a fully balanced Strength Training workout drawing from all aspects of fitness to plan the best body conditioning and well-being programme for clients. My focus is strength based functional training using bodyweight, weights, barwork, resistance bands. I specialise in rehabilitation and online coaching.


My sessions are calm, effective, build solid technique, a strong beautiful body, engage muscles and core as well as rehab any injuries using a mix of Strength, Flexibility and Core as well as build a body to prevent injury. I'm qualified in Functional Rehab and Exercise After Stroke with a Diploma from Arni/Middlesex Uni and work.


As a dancer I use Strength Training and weights to condition my body I love the way it builds a beautiful strong muscles, encourages a healthy attitude towards food and is calming for the mind. I use stretch and core to maintain flexibility and nurture the body and muscles for lifelong training. Check out my fitness instagram @ionaPTfit and dance @iona_groove


Try out Fitness Coaching for advice and nutrition support; learn how to adapt your diet to reveal toned abs, increase energy, lean up, build healthy muscle tone and reduce body fat 30/60 min sessions available.


My exercise programmes are also excellent for helping with anxiety, depression and PTSD without over working the adrenals, if you've suffered exhaustion or fatigue in the past. Feel positive straight away. 


What Are My Charges?

Prices start from £60.00 per session


My Latest Promotions

  • FREE 15 min Consultation book here
  • Mobile PT £65-£75
  • Try LIVE Online Class from as little as £5

What Are My Qualifications?

  • ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Diploma in Personal training
  • ARNI - Level 4 Functional Rehabilitation & Exercise Training After Stroke
  • YMCA Certificate in Suspension Fitness
  • YMCA Padwork for PT

What Training Do I Specialise In?

  • Core Conditioning
  • Body Sculpting
  • Flexibility & Mobility
  • Pilates or Yoga
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Suspension Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Strength Training / Conditioning
  • Weightlifting

Other Professional Bodies & Affiliations

  • Register of Exercise ProfessionalsLevel 3 - R0096692


Nikki Nov 2022 - Online Classes 

"Iona’s online body conditioning classes have been a brilliant addition to my gym based training, building strength and technique. Giving me so much more confidence with weights, seeing much faster results and smashing my personal bests. Such an achievement for a nearly 50 year old!!"


Oli Oct 2021- Online PT

"I began training with Iona in early 2020 and the experience over the last two years has been hugely positive. When the pandemic hit we moved the sessions from a park to FaceTime. I was a little skeptical at first, but quickly realised how great training over video is. All you need is some basic weights and a yoga mat. Having someone as knowledgable and intuitive as Iona makes every session interesting and different. I noticed an improvement in muscle tone fairly quickly and a big boost in overall fitness followed after that. Doing strength training helps with other disciplines such as running, swimming, cycling as well as general health and wellbeing. Iona is great!"


Rox & Steve Nov 2019

Iona is knowledgeable, patient, friendly and fun. She listens to what you’re after and concentrates on what exercises are right for your strength and level of experience. 

She also focuses on technique which helps you get the best out of your workout. 

Were on our third block of at home training sessions which is testament to how good she is, we definitely recommended her as a PT! 


Reda Oct 2019

Iona has helped me achieve remarkable results as I seek to lose weight, regain stregnth and work on general rehab after 4 years of sedentary lifestyle in the US.  I have lost almost two stone and two waist sizes in 6 months, without compromising my balanced diet and social life. 

Highly recommended!


Catriona May 2019

Iona is the embodiment of good vibes. Main thing I would say is working with her was fun - at times I felt like I was a kid playing again - but also pushed me...hard. She was just what I needed to help me build a sustainable & enjoyable exercise routine. I had done yoga but never been sporty or a gym person. Iona is an awesome confidence builder - helped me to realise that I actually had the ability to work out 2 to 3 times a week, and really go for it. Clearly very experienced - focus on alignment & technique was key for me as a beginner to feel safe & avoid injury. Her input on diet & ability to adjust workouts to energy levels etc was also 👌🏻. Cant recommend highly enough.


Ben and Laura Feb 2019

Thank you Iona for everything you’ve done for us over the past year! 

This time last year I was struggling to motivate myself to go to the gym, let alone do a workout 😂 Me and my husband decided to book 10 sessions with Iona in the hope of being inspired to keep fit, eat a better diet and tone up for our worked! 

We both felt great on our wedding day and decided to carry on with extra sessions for 6 months following it. Iona has changed our attitude to diet and exercise (...especially mine 🙃) and we can’t thank you enough 💕 We’ll see you around the gym!


Nov 2017 Dave

I've been meaning to post about this incredible, fierce, inspiring lady for a while. It's not intended to be a post about mental health and the effects of trauma, but the context is important to show how Iona is steadily helping me to rebuild myself. I can say with some gravity that she is by degrees saving my life...

After my accident earlier in the year, when a badly laden truck tried to kill me on tower bridge, it’s been pretty hard staying level. I wasn’t hurt, just cuts and bruises, and I’ve experienced trauma before without needing to question myself. But this time seemed to affect me much more deeply. There are days when I have to leave the room to cry, days when I can’t get out of bed, days when all I can do is work and play on autopilot. The constant, questioning voices become incessant, telling me that the identity I’ve crafted for myself is all based on lies. I can’t see my achievements, can’t hear any praise, can’t see the sunshine. I’m a naked shivering wreck, curled up crying on the floor.

But one thing does work. Every time. Getting off my arse and doing some exercise. And I wouldn’t be able to do this, week in week out, if it wasn’t for Iona. She patiently works with me on my squats and my boxing while I whinge about my problems from my perspective of privilege. She calmly urges me to do just ten more reps while I bitch about the challenges in my near perfect life. And after every session, every single session, the mist has cleared and the darkness subsides. So if you want a pick me up, an injection of inner strength, a validation that you are human and you’re going to be fine, then book in some sessions with this strong, calm, bundle of muscles and heart.


Alex April 2017

Only 2 sessions in but the best decision ive ever made! Im craving exercise rather than crisps and look forward to training with her. 
Iona's passion for exercise and the outdoors is so refreshing - she pushes you to limits yet still manages to keep you smiling. Highly reccommend!

Where I Train

In a Gym :1 to 1 Studio :Your Home :Park/Outdoor :



Resistance Bands

Ankle Weights




Geographical Areas Covered

  • Chelsea, London
  • Highbury, London
  • Hampstead, London
  • Chingford, London
  • Dalston, London

Get in Touch


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Useful Information

Member Since: Jan 2014

  • Insurance: NRPT (029069)
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Gender: Female