“Pilates instructor Jessie Zalla has taught me how important the feet are; they are all-connecting – the legs, the back, the neck, the head. We do amazing foot exercises.” New York, zallapilates.com.
“I’m currently living between three cities – Milan, Geneva and Megève – and I have a personal trainer in each one. Going to the gym relieves stress, improves my memory, helps me sleep better and gives my mood and body an overall boost. I have Francesco Russo in Milan, Gabriel Stevens in Geneva – for Pilates and yoga – and Clement Makiello in Megève. I try to do a minimum of one hour every day.” Geneva, ptr-training.ch. Megeve, mgv-coaching.com. Milan, francescorussopt.com.
“I go to Pete Liggins at west London’s Box Clever for a gruelling but awesome workout. I’ve trained with him for eight years – it’s a real Rocky gym – and have just got back into it seriously, as I’m doing a mountain-climb thing.” London, boxcleversports.com.
“I’m not big on exercise – I tried a personal trainer and it wasn’t for me – but my yoga instructor Ivy Askew’s approach is about relaxing tension; it works, so I look forward to it.” New York, ivyaskewyoga.com.
“The person I rely on for wellbeing is my personal trainer Annamaria Credenzone, who I see once a week. She was a professional fighter and British Thai boxing champion.” London, vitruvianpt.com.
“I swear by Pilates sessions with Gina John, who’s also an osteopath, at The Osprey Clinic. I get back problems if I don’t see her.” London, theospreyclinic.co.uk.
“I rely on my trainer, Jason Progl – we do ballet, deep stretch and interval training and no two workouts are ever the same; I’ve broken my body so many times and he’s always put me back together.” London, 020 7627 2308.
The person I rely on for wellbeing is Natalie Harris, who has been my trainer and friend for over 25 years; she keeps me sane. Twice a week we walk all around Hyde Park – whatever the weather, it’s just magical – and she’s been trying for all those years to get me to move faster.” London, email@example.com.
“I rely on my Pilates teacher Merry Holden and yoga instructor Sonja Perreten. When my doctor told me I needed to be more flexible following a bout of sciatica seven years ago, I booked some private sessions. It was only supposed to be until I was good enough not to embarrass myself at a group class but, of course, I’ve become addicted to the bespoke experience. They come to the house three times a week and it works. I no longer have a bad back and I sleep better too.” London, merryholdenpilates.co.uk and yogawithsonia.com.
“When I come out of a yoga class with Esther Lim, I’m so stretched out and refreshed I feel amazing. Although she pushes me, she makes it such fun that the class goes in a flash.” London, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My personal trainer Matt Grimshaw is very considerate of my limitations but able to give me routines that work – and I’ve found a new love for exercise.” Kent, sisu-fit.co.uk.