Home Grown Fitness is owned and run by Ben Martell who is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in Nottingham and has been developed with the aim of providing the benefits of engaging a fully qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist but without the need to join an expensive gym. Ben Martell is a fully qualified REP’s accredited level 3 personal trainer and level 3 sports massage therapist who has gained experience working within the health and fitness industry over the last Seven – Eight years.

Home Grown Fitness promises to bring health and fitness to your door step with training in an environment that you are comfortable with, your very own home. You will train at your own pace in your own home with all necessary equipment provided.

Whether you have specific goals in mind, from weight loss to training for an upcoming event, or just want to maintain physical fitness rest assured that all your requirements can be catered for. Not only will you reap the recognised benefits that physical exercise provides but you will also be provided with expert nutritional advice and dietary plans to match your specific health and fitness targets.




Active IQ Level Three Sports Massage Therapy

CYQ Level Three Personal Training

CYQ Level Three Nutrition and Weight Management

CYQ Level Three Training in Different Environments

CYQ Level Three Client Lifestyle and Fitness Assessment

CYQ Level Three Exercise and Fitness Knowledge

NCFE Level Two in Nutrition and Health

Circuit Training instructor

Core Stability instructor

Kettlebells instructor

Equipment list:

  • Concept 2 indoor rower
  • Weighted core bag
  • Suspension training straps
  • Box step
  • Adjustable dumbbells
  • Boxing gloves and pads
  • Large set of kettle bells ranging in weight
  • Skipping rope
  • Large set of resistance bands
  • Agility ladders
  • Cones
  • Hurdles of varying height
  • Evasion belt
  • Resistance parachute
  • Stability balls 



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Motivation and Guidance

It can be extremely difficult to find motivation and this can be due to a number of factors like work constraints, parental commitments, time issues, confidence, financial difficulty, the list is endless. With the right amount of motivation you can achieve anything and once a habit is formed it becomes second nature.

It is important to set realistic and achievable goals. A good way to help with motivation is to set short, medium and long term goals. Short term goals may be as simple as walking for 10 minutes three times a week. Once the short term goals have been achieved it can push you on towards the medium goals and in turn the long term goals, taking it step by step and noticing little changes will guide and motivate you onto your main target.

Ensure you are doing exercises and activities that you enjoy doing and find fun. You are extremely unlikely to stick to an exercise routine if you find it unenjoyable. Find a few activities that you really like and then alternate them to keep your routine fun and fresh. Perhaps take up a sport that you used to enjoy or dancing classes that you have always wanted to do. Exercise doesn’t have to be limited to the gym and it doesn’t have to be a chore.