Tracy Griffen the PT

Tracy Griffen kneeling iin a field

Hi, I’m Tracy the Personal Trainer

I’ve been PT-ing for over 12 years, and I love motivating people to catch the fitness bug. Whether you are completely new to exercise, or if you’d like to optimise your current programme, I can help. My favourite workouts are highly effective exercises that can be done anywhere – you don’t need to set foot in a gym.
It’s my job to make it easy for you to get fit…

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.

Please do drop me a line and I’d be delighted to phone you for an informal chat about your own fitness requirements.