Coming soon….Get Moving!

Coming soon! I already do exercise classes aimed at helping Stroke survivors. But I have noticed for a while now that other people, with other chronic medical conditions have been coming and been benefiting from the training. So, I am pairing up with Anna Sheryn of the Craven Dragons netball club to start classes open … Read more Coming soon….Get Moving!

Get Moving

A place for people with disabilities and ongoing, chronic conditions such as stroke survivors, Parkinson’s and MS to get fitter, stronger, move better and do things they thought they would never do again. Group Classes Online Sessions 1:1 coaching Get Moving Exercises There is nothing magic about the classes we run and you can do … Read more Get Moving

Quality over quantity. Or, it’s not what you do, it’s the way you do it.

I was taught the important things are worth repeating.  So I know I have probably gone ove this subject before, but what the hell. I like to think I help people move better and for a purpous.  And I was talking to someone about our monthly Assessments (next one coming up in just a few … Read more Quality over quantity. Or, it’s not what you do, it’s the way you do it.

Shotokan Karate for pain relief?

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate

First of all, here is the disclaimer…I am not a physiotherapist, or qualified in pain relief in any way.  I am just a person with an interest in the way the human body moves and works.  So if you know more than me, and know that i am just talking out of my hat, leave a comment below and tell me. But I work with several people with various injuries and disabilities.  A few of whom suffer from chronic pain.  It took me a while to appreciate the concept of chronic pain.  As a young, healthy bloke with a background in martial arts I would think that i have been hit by loads of people and got hurt (I was never that good at martial arts!).  I would think:

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Training movements, not muscles.

Your average gym monkey

Your average gym monkey

I work in a gym, but I don’t think I am your average gym monkey (at least I hope I’m not).  I am not interested in isolating muscles and “maximising the burn”.  Instead, because of my background in Karate, I am more interested in being able to move in strong, powerful, fast and well coordinated ways.

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This one is for the office workers out there!

This one is for all you office workers out there.  If you find yourself sitting in front of your PC for 8 hours a day, you are probably storing up a load of problems for your body.

Not only the obvious ones like getting fat and unfit, but soon your joints are going to start giving you problems, your mobility will reduce and risks of repetitive strain injury (RSI) will increase.

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