You may wish to look better on the beach, you may wish to drop a dress size or simply get the most out of your body….
I can offer you a workout plan that is designed to suit your goals, your expectations and takes into account any limitations you may have whether that be injury, age or weight for example.
This can cover any of the following areas:
- Gain muscle
- Lose fat
- Tone up
- Injury rehabilitation
- Improve muscular endurance
- Improve functional strength
There are two key areas of fitness that I focus on in order to reach your goals:
The heart and lungs are often referred to as the ‘engine room’ within the body and rightly so, they are key to all efficient bodily functions.
Maximising lung capacity in order to bring in as much oxygen as possible with each breath and increasing cardiac output to feed your body’s vital organs and muscles is the foundation of overall fitness.
I think it is essential, whenever possible to immerse yourself in the outdoor elements. Working out in the fresh air is how we’ve evolved and it has to be better for you than an air conditioned gym; not to mention more fun.
Workouts can be short and intense or long and steady depending on your aspirations and preferences.
Muscular strength and endurance
Increasing your strength and endurance are two sure fire ways to make everyday physical tasks that little bit easier and at the same time limit the risk of injury.
My regimes are built around the natural movements of the body challenging the muscles to contract with perfect form and maximal exertion.
There are many facets to resistance work; calisthenics, free weights, kettlebells, isometric exercises etc and wherever possible I like to touch on them all.
Over the years I have learnt the importance of total body moves linking lower body to upper body to ensure a balanced kinetic chain. These compound exercises call upon all the major muscle groups to work in coordination with the smaller supporting muscle groups effectively. This leads to a more productive workout resulting in a greater hormonal response, increasing fat burn and muscle gain.
I aim to keep all of my sessions below 60 minutes and like to ensure there is a consistent flow from one exercise to another with ‘active’ rest periods so that the heart rate remains elevated therefore maximising the overall impact of your efforts.
We can discuss your preferences and any particular exercises you’d like to do or those you wish to avoid. If you absolutely detest press ups I will not make you do them: your chest, triceps and shoulder muscles can be worked in a different way.
There are always options and adjustments I can make to suit an individual.