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What to expect

Balance is everything

On signing up you will receive your welcome package and you will be contacted to arrange an initial consultation and Get ready assessment. The consultation will last for approximately one hour, where our trainer will discuss past & current lifestyle, exercise history, medical history and your nutritional habits.

ExercisingAfter the consultation we will then complete a fitness assessment, which will be based around your desired goals and workout needs. All fitness assessment will include blood pressure, lung efficiency, and a basic aerobic test.

We also perform a postural analysis and functional assessment before any training regime is undertaken to ensure that correct exercises are selected to improve and maintain good posture. 

After your initial consultation and assessment, your trainer will design and plan a training routine based on your current fitness level and desired goals. They will also, in agreement with you, set S.M.A.R.T (specific, measureable, agreed, realistic, type) goals for you to reach.

You can also arrange workout plans designed for the days when you intend to train on your own, which will help you to remain committed to your new training regime.

Get ready assessment

The 'Get ready assessment' comprises the following tests which are designed so you get the most from your Personal Training sessions. If you have any questions please contact us and we will be happy to help.


Blood pressure

Because of our busy lifestyles and everyday stresses that our placed on us, we carry out a blood pressure check, to ensure that the training program is set at the right level to prevent  significant increases in blood pressure.

 Cardiovascular training systemVO2 Submax test

Cardio Respiratory Fitness:
We have various ways of performing the test and it depends on your own individual needs as to how it is carried out. We measure improvements in this energy system by measuring the change in VO2max, which is strongly related to duration and frequency of exercise.

Muscular strength & endurance

MSE = Maximal + Absolute + Speed + Relative + ENDURANCE

A key component of physical fitness is muscular strength. Its importance is unrivalled as all body movement requires the use of a single muscle or a group of muscles. Therefore it is important that you train all these different muscle groups, in variety of ways to improve and maintain good body strength. 

We offer various ways of measuring muscular strength & endurance. The choice of test is determined by client’s needs and state of fitness.

Range of movement assessment

Bend it, Stretch it!!!

Good flexibility is really important as an improved range of movement can prevent damage caused by external forces and can also improve posture and decrease the chances of suffering from lower back pain.

Tight muscles or where there is a constant lack of movement (like sitting at a desk) is the primary causes of lower back pain.

Good range of movement is also very important to those interested in improving their sporting ability as an increased range of movement can improve body performance and help prevent injury.

Lung efficiency

Our lung function test is simple and effective in helping to determine lung efficiency (ability to move air into and out of the lungs).

The volumes can be influenced by different factors such as smoking and lack of exercise as well as other health factors.

Body composition

A person’s weight can be separated into two parts - fat mass and fat free mass.

Fat mass is the adipose tissue (fat) and fat free mass can be determined as water, glycogen, muscle, bone and connective tissue.

There’s a limit to what regular household scales can tell you, as they only give you the total weight that is placed on it, at some point you will need a full body composition to determine your amount of lean mass.

Posture analysis

There are many different external factors that place physical stress on the body including sport, work load, and general lifestyle. All or any of these can place stress on the skeletal and soft tissues structures.As a result, the body will adapt to cope and manage the potentially harmful effects by adopting certain easily identifiable postures.

Poor posture, whatever the cause, can lead to a chain reaction within the body, which in turn leads to patterns of predictable muscular imbalances.

Functional assessment

This involves simply looking and assessing how the client performs simple every day movements, beginner and advanced exercises, and observing how the body responds to the extra stress placed on it.

 

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