Personal Training is composed of three phases: (These often overlap)
1) Assessment & Goal-setting. Assessment & Re-assessment of the Basic Human Movement Patterns and goal-setting in line with your wants and needs.
2) Doing the work: Developing Strength, Control & Flexibility through whole body movements and some supplementary exercises.
3) Lifestyle Adjustments: Nutrition, Recovery Strategies, & Body Composition (Losing fat, gaining muscle etc)
Usually based around 6-week training plans, with modifications as needed. Includes nutritional advice, recovery strategies, weight gain/loss advice, and general conditioning at different metabolic rates. Completely personalised to each individual’s ability, wants and needs.
Being both an Osteopath & Personal Trainer allows me help keep your body healthy and pain free, as well as performing optimally and helping achieve your goals.
This is ideal for people who want to be able to train for specific goals, educate themselves how to train properly with correct from, or find a perfect strength and conditioning program that suit them.
Movement coaching is much more nebulous to define than personal training. It goes much deeper into exploring the abilities and qualities that we can possess. It can be highly specialised for people engaged in sports at the high level, or very broad for people wanting a generate a wide capacity for movement.
The goal is to have an incredibly strong and agile body, that can move through all ranges of movement with awareness and nuance. Cultivating the ability to play, to compete and to totally relax – all while learning how to prevent injury and keep growing as a mover and human being.
Initially with simple concepts:
– Awareness (Breathing, Proprioception, Interoception, ‘Air Sense’ etc)
– Tension & Relaxation (Breathing, Irradiation, Bracing, Deep Relaxation, Stillness etc)
– Positional Control (Bridge, Hollow, Squat, The 4 Knots, The 3 Centres, The 5 Roots, etc)
– Transitional Ability (Ukemi, Locomotion, Brachiation, Swimming, Climbing etc)
Moving on to learning how to develop a personal practice and forge the ability to move freely, creatively and gracefully – under pressure or for fun.
Understanding injury and learning to prepare the connective tissues and joints for resilience.
Expanding awareness of the body, the nuance of sensation and self regulation. As well as the ability to relax and achieve deep physical relaxation.
It can be done anywhere with minimal equipment, or using a full gym and traditional equipment.
Essential Elements of Training:
– Joint Preparation and ‘Bulletproofing’ Protocols,
– Stretching, Loaded Stretching & Unfettering Practices,
– Bodyweight Movements & Locomotion,
– Body Communication Work
Depending on your goals, optional elements:
Anatomy & Physiology Knowledge,
Neuroscience & Pain Science,
Mindfulness & Meditation,