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“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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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

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 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:Assess

90 minute appointment

Functional Movement Screen or Selective Functional Movement Assessment.

Initial Consultation and Assessment

I believe every single person should have the opportunity to understand how they move and how that may translate into their daily lives. 

If you have regular muscular or musculoskeletal aches and pains, ongoing injuries or struggling to recover, have been on pain killers or alternative approaches for a while you have nothing to lose in having an assessment.  These sessions often highlight areas you would not have previously considered.

Based on an initial conversation by phone or in person, this 90-minute session is priced at £65 and will cover:

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) or Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) depending on your symptoms
  • A few basic exercises to see what's possible
  • A great conversation!

Based on the outcome, we can decide together on the best way forward for you. Typically eight sessions are all that is required to begin to correct areas found in the movement assessment and establish a good foundation on which to build.

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.

I always start with a movement assessment. If we haven't already done one together, we will cover this in our first appointment. 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 results.

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 that is related to exercise or lifestyle.

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

Initial Consultation and Assessment

I believe every single person should have the opportunity to understand how they move and how that may translate into their daily lives. 

If you have regular muscular or musculoskeletal aches and pains, ongoing injuries or struggling to recover, have been on pain killers or alternative approaches for a while you have nothing to lose in having an assessment.  These sessions often highlight areas you would not have previously considered.

Based on an initial conversation by phone or in person, this 90-minute session is priced at £65 and will cover:

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) or Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) depending on your symptoms
  • A few basic exercises to see what's possible
  • A great conversation!

Based on the outcome, we can decide together on the best way forward for you. Typically eight sessions are all that is required to begin to correct areas found in the movement assessment and establish a good foundation on which to build.

I always start with a movement assessment. If we haven't already done one together, we will cover this in our first appointment. 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 results.

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 that is related to exercise or lifestyle.

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

Move:Groups

Movement classes

Join other amazing humans who want to make a positive change by owning their physical wellbeing.

If you are not a fan of exercise but would like to join like-minded people to move more and get outdoors, this could be for you.

Would you like to learn and improve your movement, mobility, stability and strength but want an alternative to typical exercise classes, boot camps, Pilates or Yoga?

Based on typical movement patterns that translate to everyday life, our movement play will help turn on muscle groups that have gone into hibernation, tap into the tightness, and help build overall body stability. 

The purpose of the sessions is not to have you dripping in sweat and feeling wasted at the end but feeling like you are getting to know your body, areas of strength and weakness, areas the brain worries about and focusing on purposeful movement.

These sessions are open to all of any ability and all ages, they are non-competitive, and you can explore at your own pace.

I will advertise these on my Facebook page here.

If you are not a fan of exercise but would like to join like-minded people to move more and get outdoors, this could be for you.

Would you like to learn and improve your movement, mobility, stability and strength but want an alternative to typical exercise classes, boot camps, Pilates or Yoga?

Based on typical movement patterns that translate to everyday life, our movement play will help turn on muscle groups that have gone into hibernation, tap into the tightness, and help build overall body stability. 

The purpose of the sessions is not to have you dripping in sweat and feeling wasted at the end but feeling like you are getting to know your body, areas of strength and weakness, areas the brain worries about and focusing on purposeful movement.

These sessions are open to all of any ability and all ages, they are non-competitive, and you can explore at your own pace.

I will advertise these on my Facebook page here.

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