My Personal Training sessions are delivered in a space of your choice, so that you can feel comfortable and confident exercising in an environment equipped to meet your specific needs and preferences. Your bespoke physical programme is designed with the expertise and guidance of a fitness professional to provide you with the knowledge, support and encouragement to achieve your fitness goals.
I believe that good Personal Training goes beyond your physical training sessions, with motivational, goal-oriented and nutrition coaching. I coach my clients to embrace exercise they love, adopt a health-oriented approach to nutrition, and hold them accountable for achieving the goals they set themselves outside of our training sessions.
Health Coaching is a conversation based, whole-body-and-mind approach to achieving complete health.
In addition to considering nutrition and fitness goals, health coaching considers all aspects of your life in order to identify any other obstacles which may be preventing you from achieving complete health and well-being.
What is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a non-judgemental, supportive mentor who helps their clients to gain clarity on their values and goals and to embrace positive lifestyle changes. Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
As a Health Coach I support and empower my clients to take responsibility for their health, and provide them with the tools to achieve their self-directed wellness goals. I will help you create a completely personalized 'roadmap to health' that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Your private Health Coaching programme consists of 12 sessions, precisely two per month, over the course of six months.
Each session is approximately 60 minutes long and can be conducted in-person, online, or over the phone.
Over these six months we work together to create the goals you set into existence for yourself and your life. A six month programme allows for positive new habits to be learnt, and for these habits to become a sustainable and permanent feature of your life.
During our sessions we will determine what goals you want to achieve and formulate attainable action plans. I will support you by providing guidance, encouragement, and holding you accountable to your word. Since most of this program occurs outside of our sessions, namely your everyday life, the results are really up to you!
The content of our sessions will be guided by you and the areas of your life that you want to positively change. In addition to your conversation-based sessions, I provide you with a health coaching journal for you to use daily, and access to my online library of resources, which includes a wealth of health material and worksheets.
I am passionate about the power of Health Coaching. If you have tried short term diets or training programmes you will know that the impact is temporary; you return to previous behaviour and habits soon afterwards. The value of the six month programme is that it fosters long-term behavioural change, the benefits of which last a lifetime.
By quietening the thinking mind, connecting with our breath and moving intuitively, Yoga allows us to experience and inhabit the space of our bodies in a very powerful way.
I teach a fusion of Classical Hatha, flowing Vinyasa Yoga, and Restorative Yoga; adapting and modifying exercises to meet the needs, physical abilities and experience of each individual. I underpin the physical practice of Yoga with meditation and pranayama (breath work) to deliver a whole body and mind experience.
Historically, the focus of Yoga was upon meditation as a route to enlightenment. The physical practice of Yoga was a means to relax in to the meditative pose and redirect awareness inwardly. The more physical aspect of Yoga wasn't introduced until the 14th century, and was still focused upon the pursuit of sitting comfortably in meditation for several hours at a time. Yoga was later introduced from India to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. Various lineages of Yoga subsequently developed but it wasn’t until the late 20th century that Yoga became known as a form of physical fitness, distinct from its spiritual heritage.
By the 1980s, Yoga had become popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. In many parts of the world however, the physical aspect of Yoga retained its function as a vehicle to its more important meditative and spiritual core. In more recent years, the spiritual aspect of Yoga has rightfully gained far greater interest from the West and it is from here that we are able to practice a form of Yoga which retains its ancient integrity in the modern world.
My private Yoga sessions are designed to provide you with an hour of complete bliss. We quieten the chatter of the thinking mind, connect with our breath, and move mindfully in order to experience our bodies on a much deeper level.
You will learn how to clear and focus your mind, truly experience the power of your breath, and to build strength and suppleness within your physical body. I believe that learning Yoga helps us to foster a more mindful approach to life and a more positive relationship with our bodies and minds.