Small Group Personal Training

SMALL GROUP Personal Training Hobart & Geilston Bay

Small group personal training is a Small Group Fitness Program with a maximum of 4 like minded people. Our attentive personal training approach is individualised.  We offer an exclusive indoor / outdoor personal training gym experience just outside of Hobart in leafy Geilston Bay.

If you are new to exercise and do not really like gyms this space will delight you.  In this private, bush setting women’s personal trainer Jo Cordell-Cooper works with those beginning exercise for the first time, as well as those rehabilitating from injury or heading towards surgery.  Jo is a Cancer Exercise Specialist who also has experience helping women who have complex bodies following birth.  Jo also works with women who have auto immune conditions.

 “It is important that ladies within all our personal training sessions are well matched energy wise so they can encourage each other without anyone putting unrealistic expectations on themselves” says Jo Cordell-Cooper, women’s personal trainer based in Hobart, Tasmania.

image of women exercising during a small group personal training session

What do I want from group personal training that I can’t get from a regular group fitness class?

  • your personal training program individualised
  • a truly attentive approach so your body improves incrementally from day 1
  • extra advice, support and a clear direction
  • accountability
  • nutritional support
  • lots of questions answered
  • a home program to continue on with
  • someone to help with motivation
  • a friend to share a journey with
  • an event to work towards
  • and / or you love to work out . .  . but not in a gym!


Water fitness – like aqua aerobics but personal!  At Clarence YMCA, Hobart

 There are many reasons why you might prefer to workout at the pool.  The benefit include:

  • low or no impact workout in water
  • lower body temperature (cooling effect of the water)
  • reduced inflammation and swelling
  • three dimensional movement
  • or you simply love water – its fun!

We have exceptional water fitness experiences that are fun and effective.  We have a dedicated space at Clarence YMCA, east of Hobart.

 Why exercise in water?

Exercise in water is not only gentle on the joints and supportive of your body – in deep water we can eliminate all impact.

It’s for clients cleared by their medical team who have:

  • Broken bones, arthritis, and swelling
  • Pre and post surgery candidates – hip and knee replacement candidates are regular participants
  • Circulation issues –  it’s the pressure of the water that works the magic and can help circulation throughout the body

Our water fitness personal training sessions goes well beyond swimming. We can teach you deep water running techniques, offer multi-directional workouts to get a great whole body workout, we can add resistance to the workout with a gymstick, and a core workout as well.


showcasing the many ways you can experience water fitness

Our water fitness personal training sessions are held at the YMCA pool in Clarence, east of Hobart

  • Imagine doing aqua aerobics with your own personal aqua aerobics instructor
  • Water based workouts are individually tailored
  • the water is cool and supportive
  • you move with ease and in every direction
  • you are twisting and turning – pain free!
  • Your swelling is reduced
  • and you’ve had fun! 

Exercise that is fun and effective – now that’s refreshing!


“Jo’s attitude towards fitness is as individual as her clients. She’s always got time to understand where I’m at and what’s going on with my body. Her interest, knowledge and skill in women’s fitness particularly is unparalleled in Hobart. I have a number of challenging, long standing injury issues. Jo has taken the time to understand these and she’s always checking in with me about those before we start a session. One-on-one PT sessions are focused and I always walk away feeling energized and positive about my body. On group PT, which are 4 people max, she still manages to ensure everyone’s individual needs are met. I highly recommend her!”

Marg Marshall (client since 2010)

“Jo is passionate and realistic about helping people be the best physical version of themselves, she has definitely made my life better.

I have rheumatoid arthritis and do two small group water PT classes each week and I know that this helps me move around more easily. Jo checking in with me at the start of each session and her ability to vary the exercises according to how I am feeling means that I always have a worthwhile workout. Some days are more challenging than others but
attending Jo’s classes has returned to me freedom of movement to enjoy life. I work 2 long days a week and am largely on my feet at work. I’m able to care for my infant granddaughter and can engage more fully in the activities of a chorus I belong to. Also, finally after many years of feeling unable to, I’m rediscovering the great joys of gardening 😍.

I absolutely 100% recommend Jo as a trainer!”

Shari Hatfield (client 2018-2020)

Jo Cordell-Cooper is fully qualified and registered (level 3) to offer personal training to children, older adults and pre and post natal women at her private gym at Geilston Bay, Hobart, or at the Clarence YMCA pool. 

The best is yet to come

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