About

I Heart Leith sign in Griffen Fitness studio

Do you want to get into fitness but are not sure where to start?

Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen can help you. Griffen Fitness was launched in 2005, when PT Tracy used to cycle to all of her clients around Edinburgh. Things got so busy, that in 2010 she opened her dedicated fitness studio on Balfour Street.

At Griffen Fitness it is truly is personal. We only do individual (or couple) sessions, ensuring you get the undivided attention you deserve, with all workouts personalised to you. Everything you do at Griffen Fitness, whether in the studio, outdoors or via webcam, can be done at home. We specialise in exercising without a gym and offer nutritional guidance as part of your sessions. You will also receive all of your workouts emailed to you and email support in between sessions as part of your training.

Personal Trainer Tracy always likes to talk with new clients before you embark on your fitness journey. So please do drop your details into the quick contact form and she will contact you directly to arrange a free informal chat about your fitness requirements.

Tracy Griffen kneeling in a field

Back in 2002 I qualified as a fitness instructor, and then further as a Personal Trainer with additional Exercise to Music (aerobics and aqua aerobics). I launched my fitness business in 2005, initially riding my bike to client’s homes and workplaces around Edinburgh, teaching them how to get fit without a gym. Things got so busy that I opened my private studio just off Leith Walk in 2010, continuing to specialise in helping people exercise where ever they please. Outdoors or indoors, learning how to use your body to stay in shape.

Whether you’re looking to tone up, improve your running (from beginners to ultramarathons), implement a strength programme, recover post-injury or illness, I have a wealth of experience and a natural empathy that means I can help you.

In the 1990’s I cooked in commercial kitchens, both in Scotland and Australia, and I consider nutrition an important part of any fitness programme. In 2012 I completed REPS level 4 qualification of Advanced Nutrition and Sports Supplementation – I love to eat (and run)! In 2010 I wrote the Healthy Living Yearbook, 196 pages of healthy eating and seasonal exercise ideas.

I’ve hosted numerous workshops, from the Fit Festival at the Assembly Rooms, to sharing the bill with Chris Boardman at the Etape Caledonia Cycle race talks. Waterstone’s, Blackwell bookshops plus various boardrooms across the capital have provided venues for my talks. I’ve been writing for local magazines The Leither, Bite, Trinity Spotlight and Newtown View for over a decade, plus national magazines like Women’s Running, Ultra-Fit, Fitnorama and PT Magazine  and blogs including MeMeMe  – regular research keeps me at the forefront of the fitness industry. I can cut through the ‘white noise’ and tell you what you need to know.

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What the Press Says

“Tracy is encylopedic when it comes to fitness…”

The Scotsman, 2020

“Show her a pair of old jeans you want to fit into, and she’ll get you back into them.”

Harper’s Bazaar magazine, 2008