Personal Training

I am a Personal Trainer who strives to make fitness feel accessible and inclusive.

I offer a 1-2-1 (really) personal training service either in person or online (video call sessions) which includes a bespoke training programme, expert delivery, regular check ins, additional and nutritional advice, and written copy of each session.

It all starts with a free 30 minute consultation. Contact me on Instagram @nickihobday or e-mail to book yours.


Nicki is amazing, I went to see her when I injured my knee and was having a lot of trouble walking. I’m in my late fifties and not a gym goer and was worried I would feel intimidated. But Nicki made me feel completely safe and it was a lot of fun, l didn’t imagine having a good laugh would be part of the gym experience. She designed a programme of exercises to get me moving again and the results were great. I even joined a gym as a result. Nicki has really changed my attitudes, I exercise regularly and if I pick up a niggle, I feel confident that with Nicki’s help I can iron it out. Just amazing.” – Richard Lowdon, performer.

“Nicki makes me feel totally safe and comfortable, and even ambitious, in the gym. She is so encouraging and knowledgable and never fails to make me laugh, which makes training something I look forward to even more. I always thought the gym wasn’t really a place for me, but Nicki has an unwavering commitment to helping me reach my goals for my body, with no judgement or preconception, and I have become much fitter, stronger and more confident in the gym, since working with her. She’s the personal trainer I always dreamed of finding and I can’t recommend her enough.” -Hester Chillingworth, Artist

Nicki takes time and enormous care to plan each session, and to really think about your body and your goals in a bespoke way, it never feels off the shelf. Over the course of the work together it was really clear that Nicki had thought in depth about the progression of the sessions, slowly extending and challenging my capacity, but also what I thought I was ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at. As a Queer woman, the great thing about the work with Nicki is that gender is just not a thing, a worry I have with less aware PT’s who may consciously or unconsciously be influenced by notions of a what a ‘female’ body should be like. After the first set of sessions I feel much more powerful and aware of my body as a whole integrated system. I am also equipped with loads of new moves that I can do on my own. Nicki is hugely encouraging, patient, knowledgeable and has a brilliant sense of humour about the whole endeavour.” – Rachel Mars, Artist

“Nicki was super considerate of my needs and worked with me in a very respectful way; listening carefully and putting together a routine that felt achievable with options to make it more challenging when I was ready. As an older woman and new to using a PT I was really impressed with Nicki and how friendly and supportive she was. Looking forward to more!” -Eileen, Executive Director

“I sought a personal trainer because I needed to improve my fitness and strength, and I had recently had a baby. With return to work fast approaching I wanted to be able to get out of my maternity wear and back into my old work outfits. Nicki took on board all of my needs as well as the fact that I only had pockets of time to workout with a 6 month old on the loose. As well as creating workouts that would help me get strong again, all within 20-30 minutes, Nicki paid attention to how I worked out, what seemed to motivate me, and then used this when planning sessions or when encouraging me during workouts. She recognised what drives me to work hard, and used this to her and, especially, my advantage. She helped me to be realistic and kind to myself with working out and setting goals, but she still challenged me with every workout. I also appreciated that Nicki didn’t take the military approach, but instead gave constant encouragement, recognised my physical skills and made me recognise and appreciate them. That was the best motivational technique of all! Finally, what I really appreciated in between simple explanation of exercises was a healthy dose of humour that made me feel comfortable and not at all judged on my physicality or fitness.”Jodean, Lecturer


  • Level 3 Certificate Personal Training
  • L3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness
  • CPD Group Indoor Cycling

Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

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