About Samantha Crane

Bespoke personal training for life-changing, lasting results

As you may already have guessed, fitness, health and helping others is a passion, not just a career.

I truly believe that with the right help and techniques anyone can achieve their fitness goals, and make long-lasting improvements to their health. I care deeply about my clients, and working with them to reach their goals gives me genuine fulfilment, and motivates me to work hard for them every day.

That’s why, even outside of training sessions, I spend as much time as possible reading and learning more and encouraging others to take whatever steps are right for them to improve their wellbeing.

So even if you aren’t ready to book a session right now, you may like to read some of the articles throughout the website, where I share my knowledge with both clients and the wider community, to help all of us lead healthier lives and get the most out of the time we spend exercising.

I’m aiming to add more of these on an ongoing basis, so if there’s a particular area you’d like to read about in future I’d love to hear from you.

University Qualifications

  • BSc
  • PGCE
  • MA(Ed)

Fitness Qualifications

  • Personal Trainer (YMCA certified)
  • TRX Sports Medicine
  • Pilates Instructor - GRAVITY Pilates (reformer), Pilates Union Matwork Instructor, Stretch bands
  • Fitness Instructor - Exercise to Music
  • Boxercise Advanced Instructor including Padwork
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Total Gym Gravity Instructor and Team Leader


  • Supportive, motivational personal training tailored to you. I listen to your goals and issues, and plan so you make progress.
  • A Masters Degree in Education means I know how to teach, and cater for the variety of learning styles.
  • A broad skills base: Qualified as a Personal Trainer for training using the gym facilities, a Gravity Trainer, a Pilates Teacher, a Boxercise instructor including pad work, an Exercise to music instructor and an Indoor cycling instructor.
  • Being Pilates trained gives me a great depth of knowledge of posture, alignment and how to build core strength.
  • Experience with clients with back pain, anxiety, shoulder rehab, arthritis, hip replacements, dyspraxia, cancer survivors, pregnancy and many more conditions.
  • Abreast of the latest Sports Science and Research and always seeking to develop my skills. CPD Courses in progress or booked this year include: Level 3 Exercise Referral (Back Pain, Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Obesity), Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist, Pilates for Common Orthopaedic conditions, TRX Sports medicine.
  • A range of personal fitness experience: I've run a marathon, completed Open Water swims, I'm a yoga and callisthenics fan, and I've rehabbed after hip surgery for arthritis so I understand the highs and the lows and how to recover from set-backs so I can help my clients do the same.

What my clients say about me

If you are a client and would like to leave a Google review please click on the write a review link below. I love getting positive feedback from my clients!
Sam is not just an amazing personal trainer : she is a real life changer!She is extremely knowledgeable and carefully plans each session according to my specific needs. She pushes me beyond my limits while keeping me fully engaged and smiling! As a result, I have never been so stronger and fitter - both physically and mentally - Can’t really recommend her highly enough!
Marie Christine
Marie C.
Sam is the perfect gravity coach for my style.Very acurate very clear and a good sence of humor. Paul
Live Strategy
Live S.
Sam is amazing. Having developed a well rounded body after years of eating and drinking, Sam was recommended to me.The difference she’s mad is unreal. Each session is different so I never get board, despite the diet being the same, I’ve lost two stone and ran the London marathon in just over four hours.
Andy C
Andy C
Sam is a fantastic personal trainer! I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a PT in Winchester or even further afield.
Ben Sisson
Ben S.
Having never used a gravity trainer before I was very pleased to receive very clear and concise instructions as Samantha took me through an exercise routine. She gauged my level of fitness (or lack of it) perfectly and the hour sped by. She gave very good advice on my posture and how to improve it with a simple exercise.
Ann Crane
Ann C.
Sam does a great job of coaching technique whilst pushing you sufficiently so you feel like you’ve had a good work out, very friendly and good with people.
Richard Lane
Richard L.
Sam is a great motivator both through words of encouragement and explanation as well as physically making sure we use the equipment in the right way and are positioning our bodies in the right way. She is always cheerful and always gives a varied routine each week
John Kimmance
John K.
Sam was a great pt, was incredible at helping me with my hip problems. Would really recommend her to anybody, so sad I’m to far away to see her at the moment.
Charlotte Robins
Charlotte R.
Sam is very friendly and knowledgeable and a great PT. Can't recommend highly enough!!
Andrew Malem
Andrew M.
Jacqueline Dramby
Jacqueline D.
Sam is a fantastic trainer - really knows her stuff, happy to explain everything, and has taken the time to really understand my needs. Most importantly, I am seeing the results I had hoped for. If you need a trainer, go for Sam!
James Harrap
James H.
Samantha Crane Personal Training is rated 5 out of 5. Based on 11 reviews.