Exercise, diet and fitness tuition
Exercise and a good, stable diet are an essential combination if you want to get results. Dieting alone will no doubt result in weight loss however it will inevitably return when you stop dieting. Unless you combine dieting with exercise, whilst you will lose weight, you will also lose muscle mass. Exercising allows you to maintain and increase muscle density whilst still losing weight and gaining the body you want.
Combining a regular exercise regime with a balanced and controlled diet will ensure that the weight you lose will be from a reduction in body fat percentage as opposed to a loss in muscle mass. A good personal trainer will ensure that you perform exercises correctly, that is to say safely and to maximum effect. When performing exercises, good technique and form is all important.
Everyone has different requirements from an exercise programme. Some people may want to ‘lose weight and get fit’ whilst others may want to gain muscle or increase flexibility. With personal training it is never a case of ‘one size fits all’ This is why I take the time to sit down with each individual in order to fully understand your requirements and agree a realistic time frame. This way you can be sure your programme is designed for you and you alone.
Sports Massage & Therapy
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage and includes skin, muscle, tendons, and ligaments. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Who can benefit from sports massage & therapy?
Anyone who engages in physical activity for the purpose of sport of fitness – irrespective of age, level of fitness or level of training – can benefit.
Anyone with injuries or problems that are inhibiting performance will find that the stimulatory effects of sports massage encourage the healing process. Recreational and competitive athletes following a regular training programme will benefit during recovery, and through the early detection of any problems arising from training stress.
Athletes engaged in sporting events or competitions can benefit before, during and after the event, depending on whether the need is for the release of muscle tension, relief from soreness or relaxation.
A free initial consultation enables me to assess your current state of health and readiness for exercise. Typically this will include taking certain key measurements, such as height and weight, in
order to assess your BMI (Body Mass Index), your hip- to- waist ratio and your body fat percentage.
I will also check your blood pressure and will then be able to show you how you measure up against norm groups on clinically certified charts. These measurements will also help us to understand the extent of what will be needed in order for you to achieve your goals and work out a realistic training plan and schedule. The whole process only takes about 30 minutes, after which you are ready for action!