Empoweringpt offers the following:

Personal Training

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Tailored Video Workouts

Support from your Personal Trainer

Self Defence Tuition

Self Defence Personal Trainer James Edwards

Shotokan Karate Tuition

Karate Tuition and Demonstration by James Edwards

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Fitness training with your personal trainer

Contact Me today – 0750 333 6773  or email me –  to see how I can Empower you! 

                                                                                                                                                                James Edwards

Personal Trainer and Combat Specialist

James Edwards has over 5 years experience as a Personal Trainer working with both adults and children to achieve their Fitness and Martial Art goals.

As a 4th Dan (Black belt) Karate Instructor and with 13+ years experience as a black belt, he is more than qualified to train you how to stay safe and reach a high level of performance.


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Click here to see further details and a list of James’ qualifications.



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“I personally believe that the key to health is being able to stay mentally and physically fit, as well as being able to stay safe.  United, these elements can bring a unique sense of empowerment to someone.  Something that too few of us really feel. 


Moreover, I take it upon myself to provide my clients with personal growth through the development of their exercise technique and control.  This is all through physical training that improves their coordination, movement, strength, and endurance, as well as combat drills to provide them with relevant defences.  Because what use is power when you do not know how to use it to protect yourself and your family?


I have always enjoyed educating others and the pride and pleasure that comes with it.  In fact, nothing fulfils me more than to guide somebody to reach their goals. In my view, there is no greater goal than self-empowerment”.


Empowering People to Achieve Their Fitness Goals


Welcome to Empowering PT! The leading personal training and combat specialist in the Reading and wider Berkshire area. Here at Empowering PT, our ultimate goal is to empower our clients with the knowledge and skill to reach their fitness goals. Led by world class personal trainer and martial arts expert, James Edwards, he has over 5 years of personal training experience, and over 13 years of experience as a black belt in Shotokan Karate! James makes sure that each of his clients feel supported, and is the perfect personal trainer for all of your fitness needs!


Empowering PT Reading offers a range of training classes for all ages and physical abilities, including personal training, private exercise classes, group and 1-1 training, martial arts tutoring, and defence classes! We always ensure that your fitness plans are tailored around your specific needs, and we communicate closely with you to create the perfect personalised training program that is considerate of your health, happiness and safety. So no matter your preference, we are guaranteed to have the perfect class for you.

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