What I Offer
Personal training is a bit of a ‘catch all’ heading with multiple facets. Strength training, or resistance training is actually about much more than building muscle. Men and women alike benefit tremendously from using resistance training to become stronger. Much more than simply moving a weight from A to B, my strength training programmes are a highly individualised combination of corrective exercise, mobility training, muscular endurance, muscular strength training with a good cardiovascular and nutritional base to underpin and facilitate the hard work. The basis is a always a highly individualised plan using NASM’s scientifically proven OPT model of training. The Optimum Performance Training system utilises a periodised, multi-stage system to build stability, endurance, strength and power, and I add my own strong joint conditioning element to improve mobility and minimise injury.
I’m based in the London Borough of Bromley working in and around the Chislehurst / Beckenham / South London / North Kent / Croydon areas.Email Me
Mobility is the foundation of all exercise – there is a mobility element to everything I do but mobility training is also a stand-alone focus. Mobility is separate to flexibility, just because someone is flexible does not mean they can perform at a decent level and remain injury free, for example. Mobility is flexibility under control, with strength through the entire range of motion. My starting point is to look at static and dynamic posture, joint mobility and kinetic chain function, and structure a plan to improve joint range of motion. I use a range of techniques to strengthen joints and close the gap between passive (where a joint can be pushed by an external force) and active range (where the joint can be moved naturally). Ultimately, stronger joints mean fewer injuries and less pain. Key areas of focus are hips, spine and shoulders, where so many people have issues. It is life-changing to regain good mobility in these areas particularly.
I work in and around the Chislehurst, Grove Park, Orpington, Sidcup, Swanley, West Wickham & Westerham areas.Email Me
Training for Running or Sport
Play a sport? Are you a runner, footballer, rugby player, golfer or just want to excel? Each activity has it’s fundamental movement patterns and specific demands so to notch it up a bit I break your chosen activity down into its key elements and we work on developing these to a higher level. This begins with a corrective exercise programme, and progresses through strength, mobility, agility, balance and power development. As a bit of fun I also introduce some very challenging exercises that focus the mind and body. Next level here we come!Email Me
This is basically badass circuit training, based on a mixed martial arts conditioning programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an MMA fighter, or even have ambitions to step into the ring but you can train to achieve the same level of fitness as top combat athletes with this demanding yet fun tailor-made 12-week progressive personal training fitness programme. You’ll need to dig deep for this one. Available as one-to-one or small group sessions.Email Me