Edinburgh Personal Training

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Frequently Asked Questions about personal training Edinburgh

Definitely, but there are a few caveats. You need to have a specific goal you want to achieve for personal training to have the most benefits. However, if you don’t know what you want yet, starting with a personal trainer will allow you to discover your interests. The personal trainer will introduce you to different methods and sports, helping you to choose something you really enjoy and can stick with.

You are definitely not too old. I’ve worked with people in their 70s and in their 20s. Age doesn’t matter because at every point in your life, you can get better and make progress. It’s never too late to get fit. There’s an old saying: “The best time to start your fitness journey was 20 years ago, and the second-best time is today.” So be smart and start today.

No, you don’t have to be a gym member. I have my own private studio, so you’re only paying for my time and expertise; you don’t need to pay for a gym membership.

 You should wear anything in which you feel comfortable. Normally, this means shorts, a t-shirt, maybe a jumper, and some comfortable indoor shoes. Running shoes with thick soles might not be the best, but anything will do for now. Over time, we can see what you prefer and get the appropriate clothing for your chosen activity.

Yes and no. I will push you to your limit, but only if you want me to. We aim to use our time well. However, pushing may not always be what you need at the moment. Some sessions may focus on mobility or strength, and not all will leave you out of breath. I need to start working with you to determine your specific needs.

Definitely, as long as you’ve been cleared by a doctor. I’m happy to work with you regardless of any injury. Often, getting stronger and more mobile helps with such issues. While personal training might not completely heal you, it will certainly help you feel better.

Definitely. While every personal trainer has their preferences and areas of expertise, I love both strength training and endurance events. I’ve participated in many triathlons, including Ironman events, and have prepared many people for longer events. If you want to run a marathon or do a triathlon, I can help you achieve that.

Personal training is not cheap. The coach has significant expertise in fitness and a healthy lifestyle, and with them, you reach your goals much quicker, avoiding potential problems. You can get there on your own, but it will take longer. So, you are essentially buying yourself a shortcut.

 It depends on your goals, your budget, and how quickly you learn. Normally, after 2-3 months, you will know all the exercises and be confident enough to exercise on your own. Some clients stay with me longer, especially if they have specific goals like completing an Ironman in nine months. I also have clients I’ve been working with for 9-10 years. We’ve done a lot together, become good friends, and they appreciate having someone looking after their health.

Our method has been tested

I've started personal training sessions with Leszek one month before for body recomposition and conditioning.  Leszek is an outstanding personal trainer with vast knowledge in the exercise field. He is an expert on strength and conditioning training, and every session was testing for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced personal trainer.
Johny D
I swim, I cycle, I run, I sit on a chair, all things which lead to niggles, soreness and tight spots. It is an active way to address all these things in a fun and ultimately relaxing way. It prevents those pesky hamstrings or IT band issues from becoming problematic.  Basically, I don’t understand why anyone would not want to use this opportunity.
I’ve really been enjoying my sessions with Joanna. She’s positive, enthusiastic and knows how far to push you without going too far. As well as being very knowledgeable about health and fitness she’s created a great sense of community around the gym. I’m so glad I’ve started training with her and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve.

Leszek is a fantastic personal trainer, really motivates me to work hard. It’s always fun, with different routines and exercises to keep it interesting. And each session is a good laugh as well, no drill sergeant shouting stuff here 😁

He has helped me go from really rubbish fitness levels only a few months ago, to just completing my first 10k run last weekend and now training for a half marathon in Feb!

This strength coaching is for everyone, people like me who had no idea what to do in a gym, or for people who are already really fit and training for a big event like Ironman. Whatever your goals are, Leszek and his personal training edinburgh will get you achieving them!

Cannot recommend highly enough!

Joanne Sullivan

I reached out to Leszek after competing in a 70.3 in Aberfeldy and not being happy with my result. I signed up for Ironman Weymouth 70.3 because I wanted to better my time from Aberfeldy. The catch was, this would only allow for 3 weeks training and 1 taper week… Leszek was well aware that this was going to be a challenge but this didn’t put him off taking me on! I met with him and we had a very long chat looking over all of the information/data I had from my previous race and we isolated where I could make the biggest improvements and we focused on this. For Leszek it was clear that my nutrition and my bike section of the race was wayyyyy off! We focused on this over the next 3 weeks with detailed training plans for the 3 disciplines with a main focus on the bike, as this was where my biggest gain could come from. He checked in with me every day after my sessions to see how they went and how I was feeling. This really helped me to stay on track. We had another meeting prior to the race to go through my strategy and nutrition and this really helped settle my nerves. Throughout the entire training process, Leszek was mega helpful answering my hundreds of questions (literally hundreds…) and this ultimately lead to me not only beating my time from the previous race but smashing it! Would definitely recommend him to other athletes looking to improve their training and fitness! Worth the money! Thanks, Leszek!

Oscar Ball

The City to Summit was my first endurance event and I got in touch with Leszek only 4 months before the challenge.

I really couldn’t have completed it without his help. He took the time to walk me through my training programme and why it needs to be structured in a certain way, the importance of nutrition (both during training and on the day) and also how your body works – e.g. mentally, anaerobic versus aerobic, heart rate zones etc.

As well as being an Ironman certified coach, Leszek is also a serious athlete, having competed in a number of Iron Man events himself – so he knows first-hand what it feels like. 

Stephanie Livingston

Leszek has set me up with a simple but effective programme involving the development of technique at the start and then gradually building weight as we go on. My basic programme involves foam rolling at the start of any session and then a mixture of body weight and weighted exercises and finishing with stretching.

I’ve been doing the programme for just over a month with a gradual build in weight. As a general comment, I would say that I had been doing most things wrong or with poor technique previously and that (after some coaching from Leszek) doing the exercises with good technique is harder but brings better results and obviously less chance of injury.

Bruce Wilson

strength and conditioning

I have done conditioning exercise most of my life in many forms and typically train with combative arts so I am no stranger to exercise yet I am amazed at how good this training is.

Leszek is an inspiration who knows his craft better than anyone else I have trained with and has a genuine passion for seeing you improve.
It doesn’t matter if you are a Kettlebell monster or noob, as stated I am the latter, you will be welcome and each session builds perfectly on the last until you are working as a pro.

Don’t assume it to be light, but then what in life is worth doing that is :)


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Are you ready to redefine your fitness journey? 

Do you crave a personalised experience that goes beyond the impersonal atmosphere of large gyms? 

Welcome to Fitness Soul, where we make your fitness dreams a reality!

At Fitness Soul, we offer one-on-one personal training sessions meticulously tailored to your unique needs and goals. 

Our Edinburgh personal trainers provide comprehensive nutritional consulting and auditing, ensuring your body gets the fuel it needs to perform at its best. We’re so confident in our approach that we offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t see results within the first month!

Our personal training program isn’t just about physical results; it’s about boosting your mental health too. With us, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to your private personal trainer and flexible scheduling options that fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.

We won’t sugarcoat it – our programs come with a higher price tag. 

But we firmly believe that the results you’ll achieve and the experience you’ll gain are worth every penny. 

At Fitness Soul, we understand that true transformation requires an exceptional level of commitment, expertise, and personalized attention.

Our offerings include:

  • One-to-One Personal Training Sessions in our Private Fitness SOUL Studio in Leith, Edinburgh
  • Nutritional Consultation & Audit
  • Guaranteed Results or Money Back
  • Monthly Assessment & Review
  • Personalised, Progressive Workout Plans
  • Coaching & Motivation Support
  • Discount for Fitness Soul Membership
  • Vegan-Friendly Diet Recommendation
  • Support Group

We also provide specialized training to help you become pain-free with joint mobility exercises, learn how to warm up and cool down to prevent injury, eat for weight loss, detox, and sports nutrition, improve mobility, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and burn fat with high-intensity metabolic conditioning. All these services are available right here in Edinburgh.”

Don’t just take our word for it – read the testimonials from our satisfied clients who’ve seen real, tangible results.


Our creed and values don’t permit us to give anything other than a highly personalised and individually-tailored personal training service, working as closely as possible with our clients and giving them my undivided attention in order to achieve the very best results.

This means that we can only work with ten personal training clients one-on-one at any given time. 

Once the maximum of ten clients is reached, all other applicants will be put on the waiting list and offered a small group personal training sessions.

If this is the case, you can still join my group classes, and I will let you know as soon as there is space for you on my personal training programme.



*if you don’t feel and look better after 12 weeks on my personal training program, I will give you your money back.

*no supplements policy, vegan friendly



Joanna Weintritt – Female Personal Trainer Edinburgh (Leith, Portobello)

I help women to change their minds before changing their bodies.

Leszek (Lesh-ek) Stelmachowski – Personal Trainer Edinburgh (Leith)

I help people become stronger, more confident and resilient so they can overcome any obstacle in their way. Whether it be a hard day at work or your first marathon; I will make sure you’re prepared for anything that comes up!