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Movement

“Pain, however undesirable, serves an important biological function acting as a warning signal that all is not well in the movement system.”

Dr Vladimir Janda

About

My Movement

We are losing our movement capability, and I know this to be true because through passively abusing my body, eating too much, moving too little, being too stressed my back gave way.  That was my trigger, and it prompted me into action, to learn, to become a PT, to learn more and become a movement coach certifying in the Functional Movement System.  I sat too much, had an inactive lifestyle, and didn’t look after the basics; day to day movement.  

My Aim

As such, I aim to help individuals recover, rehabilitate or move away from aches, pain and discomfort.  My approach is focused on helping by providing the right tools to educate clients in building internal strength and retraining motor control in movement on which they can continue to develop and grow themselves to become more confident, feel safer, stronger, faster, or take on physical challenges they previously thought unachievable.

My Clients

I aim to help people in the short term, maximum 8-10 weeks. I don’t want to retain clients in pain but to move them away from pain, ‘teach them to fish’ so they can maintain and grow if they wish.  This builds a solid foundation and it may be enough for you to lead a more comfortable life.

If you choose to progress further, I can help you with achieving new goals. The main aim, however, is to help you recover, you can then decide if you want to Move:More.

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My 16-year-old boy had developed very poor posture with very rounded shoulders, so I asked for help to specifically address this over the Summer - my reluctant teens' posture is already so much better after just 4 sessions, Andrew was extremely patient and kind, yet very professional and motivated my son to continue the tailored exercises daily which have had a huge positive impact. I would highly recommend. KM

Andrew instantly puts you at ease, by taking the time to really to get to know you and how you live, understand your goals and finding out your existing training patterns. CH

Andrew is very intuitive and adaptable when it comes to programming his sessions and truly understands how our bodies respond to daily stresses and training. His technique has seen great improvement in myself, especially with my injuries and my confidence in training in general.

Personal Training and Coaching

"If we see deficiencies, dysfunctions, asymmetries, mobility problems, motor control, stability or balance problems, we really shouldn’t expect the Pilates routine to arbitrarily fix the problem. It might, and it might not. You’re just hoping it’ll work... But you haven’t clearly defined the problem yet."

Gray Cook

Throwing yourself into exercise or training, even Pilates or yoga, without a thoughtful process is a sure-fire way to get injured, specifically if you don't have the mobility, stability or strength to manage the demands exercise places on the body. If you have pre-existing pain, your brain will want your body to survive the experience.

I provide private and small group coaching for anyone at any level of physical ability to ensure my clients receive the best care and service. Plans include movement workshops, focusing on specific movement patterns. Please contact me if you are interested in future classes.

Injury rehabilitation, relief from musculoskeletal related pain, body transformation, endurance and performance will all come from a well-planned and consistent approach to movement, training, and exercise. 

My job is to help you arrive at a place where moving through life is achieved with ease rather than something you approach fearful of aches and pains.

Move:Pain

Private Coaching

Eight one-to-one sessions to provide you with the tools and techniques to help move away from aches, pain and discomfort.

Movement Coaching is about learning to manage, and in some cases, eradicate discomfort, aches and pain and becoming more resilient.

Does pain inhibit your life or compromise your movement?  Are you working with a physiotherapist, chiropractor or sports therapist and want to have a complimentary exercise plan to assist with recovery?

Do you experience postural, muscular or musculoskeletal pain or discomfort? Do you need more flexibility, coordination or feel unstable/lack balance?

If so, I will work closely with you, and I will share the tools and techniques to help you maintain your body and keep pain at bay.  So much so you won't need me.

This is an investment. It is not personal training. It is personal rehabilitation.  My work is not for the faint-hearted it is for people who want to manage their bodies, pain, and lives actively.

The sessions are for you to the point of not needing me to help you afterwards.  The choice to progress further to a goal you previously thought impossible is yours.

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Move:More

Private Coaching

Coaching to take you to the next level in pursuit of your goal with all the tools and techniques for you to perform in life, work or sport with ease and flow.

Do you want to achieve more, be physically healthier and move better?

A movement assessment is the cornerstone of my work, and we will cover this in our first appointment together. Should any of the tests present pain or discomfort, the primary focus will be on addressing those.

Based on the results of the movement assessment, a brief life/workstyle conversation, I will create an approach specific to your desired results.

Unlike my Move: Pain package, this is focused on fitness, health, strength, weight and lifestyle.  As such, I don't set plans that are typical or routine.

Instead, there will be variety and movement play with a balanced approach that supports you in achieving your specific goals, whether related to exercise or lifestyle.  This is personal training for sustaining peak physical wellbeing built on solid movement foundations.

Sessions are available in blocks of four and are priced at £200.

Movement Coaching is about learning to manage, and in some cases, eradicate discomfort, aches and pain and becoming more resilient.

Does pain inhibit your life or compromise your movement?  Are you working with a physiotherapist, chiropractor or sports therapist and want to have a complimentary exercise plan to assist with recovery?

Do you experience postural, muscular or musculoskeletal pain or discomfort? Do you need more flexibility, coordination or feel unstable/lack balance?

If so, I will work closely with you, and I will share the tools and techniques to help you maintain your body and keep pain at bay.  So much so you won't need me.

This is an investment. It is not personal training. It is personal rehabilitation.  My work is not for the faint-hearted it is for people who want to manage their bodies, pain, and lives actively.

The sessions are for you to the point of not needing me to help you afterwards.  The choice to progress further to a goal you previously thought impossible is yours.

Contact

Do you want to achieve more, be physically healthier and move better?

A movement assessment is the cornerstone of my work, and we will cover this in our first appointment together. Should any of the tests present pain or discomfort, the primary focus will be on addressing those.

Based on the results of the movement assessment, a brief life/workstyle conversation, I will create an approach specific to your desired results.

Unlike my Move: Pain package, this is focused on fitness, health, strength, weight and lifestyle.  As such, I don't set plans that are typical or routine.

Instead, there will be variety and movement play with a balanced approach that supports you in achieving your specific goals, whether related to exercise or lifestyle.  This is personal training for sustaining peak physical wellbeing built on solid movement foundations.

Sessions are available in blocks of four and are priced at £200.

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