Training

Here are some of the training methods I use to get amazing results from my clients.

Suspension Training

Used by athletes around the world, suspension training adds a higher level of inter-muscular stability; in other words, it makes you stronger and fitter, faster.

An excellent training type for all aims, it really burns off calories and increases whole-body strength. It’s a lot of fun too!

Kettlebells

From our Russian cousins comes this “new” training device rapidly taking the fitness world by storm.

As a kettlebells instructor I can show you how to use this explosive apparatus to tone-up, shed fat and push your training forward.

Medicine Balls

Medicine balls served the Ancient Greeks and Romans for training their olympians and gladiators, and have stood the test of time because they work.

Ideal for boxers, they are the best shoulder-strengthening tool out there.

They can be thrown, incorporated into balance training, power training or used simply for weight loss.

A very versatile piece of kit indeed.

Running

People, we are meant to run! We lope across savannah, tundra, woodlands and desert with spear in hand before breaking into a hard sprint and launching our spear to bring dinner back to the cave! It is restful, stress-relieving and satisfying.

Many people, however, run with poor technique and/or over-enthusiasm, resulting in joint-pain and more.

I can help you find your correct pace, interval levels, hill/flat/scrub running techniques and schedules. This will not only improve your performance and fitness gains, but keep you enjoying this most natural of pursuits.

Boxing & Martial Arts

Fun, challenging, and very satisfying, a little kick-boxing training worked in to a routine will add a new cardio level, gain endurance and give anybody a great confidence boost.

Safety being paramount, I always begin with basic striking techniques and footwork before teaching combinations.

Flexibility

When should you stretch? Why? How? Although stretching feels good, we all-too-often fail to stretch the parts of us that need it most.

With the proper flexibility programme integrated into your training to complement your workout, you will achieve amazing result and feel fantastic.

Nutritional Advice

By taking into account your body-type, blood-type and daily mood patterns, I can help you find the right nutritional balance among the modern-day minefield of misinformation.

I do not allow any of my clients to go hungry or follow unhealthy fad diets, instead guide them towards eating the right foods at the right times to maximise their training.

Weight Training

It has been proved conclusively, again and again, that resistance training is the fastest way to burn fat; it also strengthens our skeleton and lowers the risk of heart problems. It can also be used to look pretty fine in the mirror!

Weight Lifting

I hold that Weight Lifting and Weight Training are two different things in the same way that walking and running are two different things.

As a Sports Conditioner, I can attest to the fact that Weight Lifting is relevant to any athlete of any sport; it dramatically builds strength, power, control, balance and flexibility.

It is, however, quite complex and requires a great deal of skill and technique – which is why Weight Lifting is an Olympic sport, whereas Power Lifting is not – and therefore proper coaching is essential.

Posture Analysis and Correction

We live in a flexion-addicted society; we sit in cars, at the table, in the office and in front of the TV at the end of the day. Here in the Western world we are almost deformed in our inability to sit on our heels comfortably as nature intended, so much so that we qualify as being disabled in the far-East.

More to the point, conditions arising from poor posture can be incredibly painful and disrupt our lives no end, and chiropractors, osteopaths and physios are not only expensive but, with the best will in the world, can only treat the symptoms of the conditions they are faced with.

A Postural Correction programme works by loosening those muscles that are overly tight, and tightening those too loose. Consider a tent pole, held in place with guy ropes; with the ropes on one side too short and on the other too long, the tent pole will of course be uncomfortably bent and unable to support the tent – the human body works on exactly the same principle.