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Resilient ~ Beings

(rɪˈzɪlɪənt) - People and things that are resilient are able to recover easily and quickly from unpleasant or damaging events; (of a person) from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible

(ˈbiːɪŋ) - essential nature; self.  a person; human being

About Me

Hello. My name is Andrew, owner of Resilient Beings. Thanks for stopping by… Today I am a qualified mountain leader and fitness coach, ready to share the glories of the Welsh mountains with you… but it wasn’t always that way!

After years of unhealthy living, a stressful work-life and unfulfilling habits, I succumbed to chronic, debilitating back pain – my body’s way of telling me I wasn’t happy (physically or mentally).

My wellbeing was at rock bottom. Fortunately, over time, I discovered that by combining my love of open spaces, mountains and adventure with my desire to break the cycle of pain I found myself in, I was able to turn my life around in ways that had previously seemed impossible. Having tried numerous physical training methodologies, I found the Functional Movement System and can honestly say I have never looked back.

Movement: Whatever your physical fitness level, whatever type of injury you may have, whatever you think you will never be able to do, I will create a bespoke fitness plan that diagnoses and addresses your unique needs. Sometimes it is the mind that prevents us more than the body. For this reason, I will also employ a range of supportive techniques to help you identify and overcome any psychological blockers to movement. Together we can make a big difference to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Mountain: Whatever type of mountain adventure you’re after, I will create a bespoke experience for you or your group. Let me share with you the serenity and vitality that comes from time spent in Snowdonia and the breath-taking Berwyns, away from the clutter of our modern lives. Allow me to introduce you to the purity of this unspoilt Welsh wilderness, safely and supportively.

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Andrew is an excellent personal trainer with a strong focus on technique. He takes the time to get to you know and make you feel at ease. Andrew tailors each session to help you achieve your goals. I highly recommend Andrew as a PT, especially for anyone who has a particular sporting love that they want to support with balanced and thoughtful training sessions.

I started seeing Andrew due to experiencing lower back pain. After just a handful of sessions, I am already feeling the benefit of his experience. He has been most informative and has a wealth of knowledge. I feel both my fitness levels and mobility have improved. Along with the sessions, he put a plan in place to enable me to carry out regular exercise away from the sessions to ensure my mobility continues to improve.

The recent years of training have led to injuries for which I have been suffering with for some time which equally was leading to bad movement habits, and found that I wanted to shift a little focus on more specific technique and movement, which is why I was drawn to Andrew. To relearn technique and to be more conscious of how I moved for day to day benefit and also to improve movement during training with injury prevention in mind.

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Protecting The Back

Lifting We all lift things, small things, big things, living things, heavy things and light things.  These come in different...

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Movement Flow

Check-In and Movement Flow Here are a couple of useful videos that help with checking in with the upper and lower body.  These...

"The definition of corrective exercise is move well and then move more. Most people just want to move more."

Gray Cook

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I Can't versus I Won't

I hear this phrase a lot, both professionally and personally....

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Ankle Rehab

A short video on mobilising the ankle with a little added compression. ...

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Tennis or Golfers Elbow

Elbows, important yet neglected. My latest run of articles focuses on joints and areas of the lower body that are neglected or at...

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Hip Mobility and Deep Squat

Do your hips and lower backache? If you have an aching lower back and a similar achy feeling in the hips? The deep squat diagnostic...

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Lower Leg Love

Show your lower leg some love When we think about moving, lifting or power, it is easy to think about the big muscle groups, the quads,...

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