Who do we Train ?
In short - anyone!
We welcome everyone whether you are complete beginner and new to exercise, an experienced exerciser, a sportsman/sportswoman, young or an older person, even someone suffering from health problems (such as COPD) or requiring injury rehabilitation.
Weight loss is something we specialise in and can help you with nutritional advice, the foods to eat, those to avoid, how to substitute unhealthy and fattening foods with healthier ones tailored to your personal tastes. We can provide exercise programmes to do with our personal trainers and exercises to do at home appropriate to your level of fitness that will kick start your metabolism so you can burn extra calories whilst still maintaining a good and healthy diet and improving your overall fitness levels. We can give you the confidence, support and motivation to stick with it so you can achieve the ultimate goal - a healthy body that looks great!
Ernie is also a Level 4 Sports ITEC internationally qualified Sports Massage Therapist which is a qualification not only enabling him to treat injuries but to stop injuries from happening in the first place. The physical, physiological and health benefits of therapeutic massage are well documented and we encourage our clients to include massage treatments as part of their regular health and fitness lifestyle.
If you are a runner seeking to improve your performances, someone who would like to start running or if you are training for a race we have extensive knowledge to pass on as we are both experienced runners and we will train you to achieve your maximum.
Our training is not just about running though, we can put you through a full cardio vascular workout doing floor exercises, using weights (dumbbells and kettlebells), medicine balls, doing step exercise on our Reebok step, and using our resistance cords and Wolverson suspension straps (similar to TRX).
Cardio vascular exercise is all about working dynamically whatever piece of equipment you use. Our cardio vascular machines include the exercise bike, cross trainer and treadmill.
Building muscle is important for everyone, it is not just for “body builders”. We will include strength training in your schedules to your appropriate level. Our weights start at 0.5kg so anyone can use them! Our resistance cords range from light to super heavy.
If you enjoy weights we have a workout bench where you can train with free weights, dumbbells or barbell. We have an extensive range of weights.
Kettlebell exercises are very popular and we have a full range of weights starting at 2kg so you will be able to use them even if you are a beginner.
One of the latest exercise sensations is the ViPR. This is a very versatile training tool which blends strength training with functional movement. We can put you through a varied workout using our 4, 6 or 10 kg ViPR.
We also have a private secluded grassed area where you can workout when weather permits.
We will keep the programmes varied so you will never tire of them and we will constantly assess your progress so we can make sure that training never becomes too easy and you will always find it challenging but enjoyable.
On your first visit we will undertake a fitness and health test to ascertain your current level of fitness and whether there are any medical issues that might impact upon your training. We will also assess your training needs, goals and targets. We will then structure a programme to suit you that will be stimulating but also stretch you to reach your targets.
Most people have postural defects they are usually unaware of. A sedentary lifestyle leads to inherent body alignment issues. We will provide corrective exercises to improve your posture and minimise any long term problems.
You can be assured that you will always have fun and will never get bored with our workouts!
Ernie & Debbie
Great trainer, would highly recommend
After damaging my achilles in late 2017, I was recommended to see Ernie by the running coach at my club. To be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope for getting it sorted, as I have a long history of running injuries. We started off with weekly exercises and a massage. He also made sure to explain the causes of injury and gave me weekly stretches to do at home. He made sure to equip me with the knowledge I needed to prevent future issues. Eventually we started training together. Very slow, short distances at first, eventually building up to ten mile runs. I continued the training runs with Ernie for quite a while, as he’s good company and I felt better running with him. I then had about nine great months of running with my club before I was struck down with Plantar fasciitis. I have since being seeing Ernie to get a deep muscle massage on my calves, which feels fantastic and helps reduce the pain. More...
Ernie's fire lighting course using a bow drill was a unique and rewarding experience.
Ernie carefully explains and demonstrates each step of fire lighting. I found him to be very patient and helpful in understanding each step, especially the technique in using the bow. Ultimately you end up making a fire (providing all goes well) with Ernie providing suggestions along the way. Lighting a fire in this manner gives you a real sense of achievement and a heightened appreciation of ancient fire lighting skills.
It's worth noting that very young or elderly people may find using the bow drill too difficult as it requires a controlled sustained effort over time to generate sufficient embers.
I had a 90 minute,divine hot stone massage to assist the release of tension in my body, but mainly the lower back.
The mood of low lighting, soothing music and gentle fragrance helped me feel comfortable and at ease. His professionalism from the start was shown with Ernie's explanation of the process and aim of the treatment. He requested feedback on temperature, pressure and comfort to ensure a high quality experience. My back felt stronger and straighter afterwards.
If I was a cat, I would have been purring. I am definitely going back for more. More...
Working with Wombat Fitness has honestly changed my life for the better. I’m fitter than I have ever been and this has had a huge positive transformation in all areas of my life.
Brilliant training and diet guidance from a smart and dedicated trainer. Ernie is head and shoulders above anyone else I’ve ever trained with.
I can’t recommend Wombat Fitness more.
I have been with Ernie for 8 weeks now and the results have been amazing. He really is a true professional in this field. Not only have I lost weight but my blood pressure has gone down which was an issue for me. I cannot recommend Ernie enough.
still working with Ernie and Debbie both of these guys clearly do this for promoting healthy living and encouraging all to be the best they can be. Ernie is a fitness Jedi! These guys will be in my life going forward even when the regular sessions are done with. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is determined to improve their fitness and mobility. More...
I have been working with Debbie Jewson since September 2015 to improve my general levels of fitness and to lose weight. I am now half a pound away from losing 3 stone! I cannot rate Wombat Fitness highly enough. Debbie is SO supportive and encouraging. I feel so much better in myself, have loads more energy and for the first time ever in May 2016 I took part in my first ever "Race for Life" where I achieved a personal best time. I will continue to go to Wombat Fitness as my journey is not yet complete. More...
I was at my wits end and at the point of admitting defeat with regard to my huge weight gain, lack of fitness and the aches and pains of arthritis that had come with turning 50. Thankfully I summoned the courage to sign up for personal training with Debbie and it was without doubt a game changing decision. I can't thank Debbie enough for the amazing difference she is making to my well being. She has been there and done it all herself as you will see if you visit the Wombat Fitness website. For the first time ever I know I am working with someone who really understands! Debbie provides a huge variety within sessions and tracks progress and sets new challenges consistently. I have never been so motivated and I feel my level of fitness building with every session. I have a long way to go but have not the slightest doubt that I will finally be sticking with the programme! More...
Wombat Fitness personalised a programme to get me motivated and even provides workout sheets/information on nutrition so I don't fall off the wagon between sessions! Very committed and varies the workout sessions, from studio based to a gentle jog along the seafront. I've found Wombat Fitness to be very aware of my personal abilities and achievable challenges. I think whatever level you wanted to work at, from starting an exercise regime to training for a 'long haul' run, Wombat Fitness would set a programme to personally suit you. Since starting my sessions, I am no longer a 'couch potato'! More...
Having now arranged for a series of personal training sessions, I have found both Debbie and Ernie two really encouraging and supportive trainers who not only assist with PT sessions but also on the dietry and medical aspects of keeping fit. They have provided a really good positive approach to keeping fit and have inspired me to take on some physical challenges next year. Something I wouldn't have done without their encouragement. Thanks very much to you both. More...
In 1996 I ruptured my ACL & my surgeon said I would never run or play impact sports again. Forward to Jan 2015 & my weight had ballooned to a record high of 28st 6lb. I'd always been a big guy, 18st+ since my teens - but I was also very fit due to a career in the Merchant Navy. I was worried.. A visit to our mutual friend, Steve, a 1st class physio, told me my knee was weak but there was no reason I couldn't turn this around. He gave me Ernie's number & said he is the best guy to help. It took me until the end of Feb to work up the confidence but after our 1st consultation, I knew we'd get on. Fast forward to Sept 2015 and I've shed almost 4 stone! I'm losing roughly 1-2lb a week, am fully active and with the strength & confidence Ernie has given me, I'm running again - something I was told 19yrs earlier I would NEVER do again... I've just completed a 27-mile charity cycle ride (Southend Bikeathon) with consummate ease and am looking forward to my next challenge: a 5k RUN!!! Getting this far has been extremely hard for me, but Ernie always gives you 100% and pushes you the right way. His sessions are always varied & usually hard, but there would be no sense of achievement if it were easy.. Itwill take me some time to reach my ultimate goal, but in Ernie, know I have a trainer - and now a friend - who will make sure I get there. More...