Personal Training for Adults2023-05-25T14:24:52+00:00

Personal Training for Adults

Accelerate your results with personal training.

Too busy for our group sessions? Don’t worry, we offer personal one-to-one sessions. Whether you’re a total beginner or a professional fighter, our personal sessions can help you achieve your goals. They’re individually and exclusively tailored to your personal requirements. We can help you get fit, lose weight, prepare for competition, or just have a great workout with our amazing instructors. Anybody can join our personal training programme. We have students as young as four, and as old as seventy-nine..

Our personal trainers are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. What separates our instructors from others is their meticulous attention to detail, and their undying passion in getting results for people just like you.

Taking private lessons and personalising your training is by far the fastest, most convenient and rewarding method of learning.

Whether you want to accelerate your progress, focus on a specific skill set, need to get caught up, further improve your skill, private training allows quick progression and visible results through a structured programme that suits your schedule and personal needs.

Here are some of the many benefits of taking private lessons

  • Accelerate your learning

  • Personalised training

  • Train at your own pace

  • Reach your goals – faster

  • Greater confidence & motivation

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Hone your skills

  • Visible Results

  • Safer Training
  • Much more rewarding

One-to-one training sessions are one of the greatest personal development investments someone can make. Personalised quality time with a professional Instructor can mean the difference between a mediocre martial arts experience and a phenomenal one.

Faster results – greater rewards

Most private lessons are conducted by Our Head Instructor, Sensei Simeon. Simeon has over thirty years of experience in martial arts. He has been training individuals of all abilities from all walks of life from all over the world for the past two decades. Some of his students made it all the way to the top competing at prestigious organisations like UFC, Belator and many more.

We’ll work with your pace and skill level to help you set goals that reflect your current abilities and future aspirations. Extend your level of exertion only as your body adapts.

The best way to learn

We’ll work on specific areas that you feel need work. We’ll mix a variety of your requirements into each class, so you don’t get bored. You’ll always get feedback from the instructor, with points to work on in lessons to come, whether private or regular classes.

In some cases, you may touch upon the syllabus above your current level, or work from the next level or rank-grading syllabus. You’ll get a more rigorous and personal training regime customised to your ability and goals, and expert evaluation of your skill level, fitness and flexibility and overall progress assessed. We have a world class facility with over seventy various apparatus, heavy bags, mirrors, viewing areas, and a wide variety of equipment from traditional to modern high-tech measured tools. Classes are done at our personal training studio at Richmond Olympus Gym in Richmond, Surrey, UK. We also offer online personal training. Private classes can also be done outdoors when the weather permits, or at your home (additional costs apply). We offer personal tuition in both strength & conditioning and martial arts.

Martial arts personal training

Martial arts personal training programmes are put together to suit you and your individual needs, and will help you learn at an accelerated rate. This is due to the intense training and constant monitoring. Classes last for an hour. Each is different, and specifically tailored to your needs and goals. Expect to cover all aspects of martial arts. We’ll work on stretching, flexibility, balance, coordination, pad work, heavy bags, focus pads, fight techniques, fitness, kata, kihon, and much more. We can also incorporate Strength and Conditioning if you wish so.


Strength and Conditioning sessions also last an hour. They help students become faster, stronger and build muscular endurance so they perform better and avoid injuries. They’re great for everyone, from those who plan to compete and want to give themselves an extra edge to those who haven’t trained for some time and want to get back to it and improve their performance.

The content of classes varies depending on the student, their ambitions, training discipline and upcoming events (tournaments, social events, sports events etc). Training involves a variety of methods and equipment such as skipping, medicine balls, kettlebells, free weights, resistance bands, {the} Bulgarian bag, treadmill, HIIT, dumbbells, barbells, and much more. No one session is ever the same and you’ll see results very quickly.

“I started training private one on one sessions with Simeon from Elite Martial Arts Richmond in July and loved every single session. The feeling I had after every training session is why I continue to train with him today. I wanted to learn how to box whilst incorporating drills and cardio in the sessions. He’s helped me build my inner confidence and the results have improved my self-esteem regarding my outer physical appearance.
Getting fit was pnly one of the reasons why I decided to choose Simeon as my trainer.

Sim motivates me, brings positivity in my life and has helped me to grow and develop into a better person. He’s taught me to love myself and to appreciate my body as this is the one thing I’LL have to live my entire life. He’s always telling me, “Take care of yourself now and your body will thank you when you’re older.” Thank you Simeon for caring during class and outside of class. He’s always reminding me to go for a run and to eat clean! It’s the best investment I’ve made so far!”.

– Testimonial from Hana (24), London
private class students


”Pure encouragement and belief through achieving my goals”!“I am not sure I can put into words how brilliant Simeon is and just how much he has done for me. He is the full PT package: he’s professional; he is passionate; he’s dedicated; he’s organised; he’s motivating; he’s even funny. And his approach works. He has got to be one of the most motivated and upbeat people that I have ever met and this is what attracted me to him not only as my partner but also a personal trainer. ( We have been together for over 10 years) His infectious positivity is what you need at 6am in the morning He has made training fun again!!!

I have been working out for years and the gym has just been getting a bit boring and I just wasn’t seeing any results anymore. He has introduced me to a whole new way of training and continues to show me new and fun exercises. Simeon has been nothing but encouraging and supportive of all aspects of my well being not just my muscles. Our sessions were always hard work but always with an element of fun, enjoyment being so important to keep me motivated. When I thought I couldn’t do something I was never allowed to give in, it was broken down to help me manage it, which always meant that without realising it, I would achieve what I believed to be impossible. No shouting, no humiliation just pure encouragement and belief.

My best result from working with Simeon? Self belief! I have benefitted by becoming stronger and leaner . His motivation and enthusiasm was a real driving force to help me persevere and challenge my ability. Using kettlebells and various bodyweight exercises, my overall strength and fitness improved so much in a short space of time that I was able to perform exercises I would never have attempted on my own. Each workout is tailored to you, so you can achieve exactly what you have discussed. I have learnt so much from Simeon, he is willing to share his expert knowledge and answer any questions you come up with. His passion for sport is contagious. Simeon is energetic, fun, committed and inspirational and I cant recommend him enough! For people who want to feel happier, stronger, fitter, Get further, faster, better For people who want to achieve their ultimate goals but don’t always manage to.

– Testimonial from Vanya
Sensei Simeon’s wife and 1 to 1 student


“I have been training at EMAR Team for almost 2 years and it completely changed my life. Sensei Simeon is the best Sensei you can find in London. He always manages to push me further and I am now able to do things I couldnt even dream of 2 years ago. My 2 boys joined as well and their progress is very impressive as well. ”

– Testimonial from Gilles
Private and group class student


“Simeon is a fantastic trainer and he genuinely cares about getting people healthier. He is inspirational and the whole family loves their sessions with him. Having trained with many Martial Arts coaches over the last 4 decades I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Simeon”

– Testimonial from Nick
Family private classes


Joining EMAR and training with Sensei Simeon has been life-changing for me. It is tough and challenging but provides you with the kind of skills such as patience and discipline that help you become better person. I have played a lot of different sports over the years and tried different exercises, but this made the biggest difference. The team is also great and Sensei Simeon is a truly Inspirational Leader”.

– Testimonial from Jamie
Private and group class student


“There is no Sensei in the World that can come close to Simeon – you are a great Warrior, a great Teacher, a great Friend and a great Inspiration to all of us. Thank you for your priceless efforts  time and time again. Your efforts are more than appreciated, they are inspirational and will stay with us throughout not only our Kyokushin/Martial Arts career but also throughout our wellbeing/life. Words cannot thank you enough so best we can do is let our achievements, lessons and moments be shared with you.”

– Testimonial from Ricardo
Long time student


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer semi-private and family private classes?2023-04-06T17:02:51+00:00

Yes, we offer semi private training sessions, as well as family private sessions. Classes can be done at our boutique private gym or at your place, at a time convenient for you

Is There a Minimum Commitment?2023-04-06T17:02:35+00:00

No. You can stop any time you want. Obviously the longer you train the better results you’ll get. It takes time for the body and mind to change so patience and consistency is the key to success.

If I trained once a week with a personal trainer would that session be enough or would I need to do more exercise outside seeing the trainer?2023-04-06T17:02:18+00:00

Yes, you would need to do more exercise in addition to seeing your personal trainer. One session a week without doing any extra work yourself will get minimal results. If you want big results then you have to put in the work yourself, however we are on hand to give advice for the best way to achieve the results.

Is personal training suitable for everyone?2023-04-06T17:02:00+00:00

Yes. No matter what your sex, age or fitness level, everyone can benefit from a personal trainer, from a complete beginner needing advice on proper exercises or help with nutrition, to a regular exerciser needing professional knowledge on improving the efficacy of their training, to athletes wanting to fine-tune their movements, or improve strength and conditioning for an improved lifestyle.

Will my Personal Trainer ask questions about my lifestyle?2023-04-06T17:01:39+00:00

The nature of personal training is such that it incorporates your needs, goals and preferences. The trainer will need to ask some initial questions during the consultation, which gauge the demands placed on you by your job and lifestyle. Typically, the first session will include questions about: basic personal details, medical background, fitness background, lifestyle factors (e.g., smoking/drinking), nutritional habits (you may be asked to keep a diary), personal goals, and fitness objectives.

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