Having been off work with severe lower back pain in October I had come to realise that the exercise, lots of swimming and hiking, that I was doing was not making me as strong, fit or flexible as I should be. I realised that these were things that were becoming more important to me to…Read more Julie Jennings
The Early Years As a kid I loved my sport and, being raised on a farm would spend lots of time outdoors. I did though from the age of 8 onward struggle with my weight. Personally, I blame the release of Kellog’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. From recollection however, I used to have to be dragged…Read more The Story so Far
“Two years ago I turned up to the gym desperately looking for help. I had somehow managed to go from a person playing football and golf, enjoying life, to a physical wreck aged 49. Unable to walk up town or stand still for any length of time due to back pain, I had also sustained…Read more Ian Jordan
Are you struggling to recover from an injury? If so, here’s a great new model to hopefully help you progress. For a long time now I’ve advocated a more active approach to injury rehabilitation – ‘rest is rust.’ The traditional model using Rest Ice Compression Elevation has also been questioned by the latest research.…Read more Manage your Injuries with Peace & Love
“The change in me in such a short space of time is phenomenal”. “At 19yrs old I joined the Police and had my career mapped out being able to retire when I reached 50!! What a fantastic thought. It was a job I loved, I was confident, socially outgoing and very much a people person.…Read more Sophie Morgan
I got asked to write this article / blog by a magazine editor who thought that I was the man to write about being diagnosed with such things as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory & degenerative conditions. My reply was that I’d rather not write about any condition but, I’d rather write about how you…Read more Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Define You
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
Those of you who train or have trained with us know we take a ‘different’ approach to training the core. We don’t do sit-ups, we very rarely hold planks for a long period of time, we like loaded carries and we always emphasise movement quality. Now, it’s not that we do or don’t do these…Read more Stiffen up. The Latest on Back Training.
Many of you may have read my previous blog about the issues I had with our initial Small Group Training model. After lots of debate with the team, consulting world experts, planning the implementation & then staff training, we’ve managed to roll out the new model. With the new structure, the individuals specific issues are addressed…Read more The NEW Small Group Training model!
Although we’ve had some great feedback from our Small Group Training since we launched in the summer, the team felt changes were needed to maximise members results … I’ve just spent the last three days reviewing and rewriting our Small Group Training (SGT) systems. The team were unhappy with what we were delivering. It wasn’t specific enough…Read more Why we’re changing our Small Group Training.
My quest to save Ted from knee surgery! Ted’s story is a common one and one that frustrates me. It’s one of a person signposted for surgery when I believe there’s a better way forward. Ultimately however, it’s about the client being pro active and doing the required work. My good friend and recent father…Read more Fixing Father Ted.
I’m massively excited about developing & delivering our Small Group Training Program over the coming months. As a long term Personal Training client of mine just said “This is just what I need Ady” and she’s right! It’s exactly what lots of folk need. Regular, safe, well supervised, mobility, strength & cardiovascular training. Result getting…Read more What is Small Group Training?
We hear a lot about the risk of this disease and that disease but rarely do we get the message that we should prioritise physical activity. Over the past twenty years real inroads have been made into smoking cessation programmes that have made a real difference. However what’s been implemented with regards to increasing physical…Read more Low Levels of Physical Activity are Second Highest Risk Factor.
I believe we’re only just starting to learn about how the body moves. My approach to training has changed in the past month alone, due mainly to getting some amazing results with new methods! One of the biggest ‘discoveries’ over recent times has been the role of ‘fascia’ a web like material which gives the…Read more Understanding Fascia
Every time you hear of a success story being linked to a radical idea, diet or regime, send the person this link. The successes are rarely down to the above. Structure & consistency may however have something to do with it. http://propelperform.com/silent-evidence/Read more The Silent Evidence