Rather than just appearance, is body alignment, pain-free movement and injury prevention your objective from personal training?
Are your efforts to exercise to maintain health, fitness and an active lifestyle often hindered by discomfort or injury?
Despite physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage treatment or persistence with exercise, does this discomfort or injury in your body keep recurring?
Would you prefer a proven personal training-therapy approach to identify and address the actual causes of this rather than symptoms, preventing a recurrence?
Are you perhaps a ‘Baby Boomer’ eager to benefit from exercise, needing professional, reliable and safe guidance to effectively do so?
At Bodyrefine in Berkhamsted, we can help.
As an Osteopath it is important to know other local health care professionals who have a high standard of knowledge and expertise. This allows me to confidently refer my patients to them, knowing they are under the best of care. David McGill fills all these requirements and delivers his professional advice with enthusiasm, sincerity and empathy. His depth of understanding and ethos that exercise does not have to be excessive in order to be effective means the body can become balanced and efficient, leading to an improvement in his clients’ health, wellbeing, energy and performance. I will continue to refer patients to David who need specific, individualised corrective exercise programmes, opposed to a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I’ve received positive feedback from my patients whom I’ve referred to David and can see their results including improved mobility, posture and a substantial reduction in pain. I can highly recommend David.
I was struggling post-pregnancy with severe shoulder and neck pain. This was affecting my sleep and subsequently my mood. I had also given up running after having my first child, due to a recurring knee problem. I was a wreck physically and had started to think that I would never feel strong again, let alone run. Right from the beginning, David listened, sympathized and helped me to understand what I needed to do to fix these problems for good. He designed a gradual and realistic exercise programme that never left me aching. My neck pain was soon a thing of the past. Over six months, I have gradually built up a general fitness that has hugely improved my everyday life. I can carry the kids, the shopping and even chuck the double-buggy in the back of the car! The best part is that I have now successfully resumed running, free of pain. I cannot recommend David highly enough, especially for those feeling that their bodies have been wrecked long-term by having babies.
I am very happy to recommend Matt. I was referred to him by a friend whose daughter, like me has suffered from chronic back pain. With several prolapsed discs I had been managing my back with regular Pilates for years but with degeneration it wasn’t enough. I saw Matt over several months, first on a weekly basis and then monthly. He developed an exercise routine tailored to my middle-aged body that has been amazingly effective and within a few weeks I was already feeling less pain. We then worked together to stabilize and strengthen my core which helped reduce the pain further. As long as I keep to the routine, I feel great. All down to me now, but without Matt I could not have managed.
When I initially consulted David, I had injured my knee and could hardly walk across a room due to the pain. Due to my immobility, I had a blue badge. I’d had ineffective physiotherapy, injections and surgery to try and address this. The consultant told me to just accept my age, get a stick and use the lift! I otherwise used to dance, walk and play tennis. Within half an hour of initially meeting and being assessed by David he was able to pinpoint which of my muscles were not functioning at all and the cause of the ultimate pain felt. Having now worked and progressed with David every week over the last few years, he has performed a miracle! I was hoping to walk again without sticks nor the need for a wheelchair. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be here …trekking, golfing (which I didn’t even play before!) playing tennis and, my favourite, dancing!!! Despite the original, irreparable physical damage to my knee stemming from the prolonged problem had before, this is countered by the surrounding muscle strength in my legs, correct alignment and body function. David is the most incredible personal trainer, not like any other I know. He has completely changed the quality of my life.
I have been using Matt for sports / deep tissue massage for a number of years now. My needs have been largely spinal, both lumbar and cervical due to bulging disc problems which have caused nerve compression and a lot of pain. As an active climber and cyclist, I have also used Matt’s service for ongoing maintenance to enable me to maintain and enhance my performance in these sports. I recently had an issue where a cervical disc prolapsed, compressed a nerve and rested against my spinal cord. This was the result of many years of vigorous sport, including rugby. This was agony and I needed hospital attention. Matt’s services were respected by the hospital staff and he tailored his massage and advice to fit in with the work the hospital staff were doing. I am now pain free from this injury and cycling again at the level I was prior to injury. I have used different sports therapy specialists in the past and have never found anyone who gets the results that Matt gets. I feel Matt gets to the root of the problem and also explains what is causing the issue and advises how to limit re-occurrence and provides exercises to assist with this. I see Matt on a monthly basis to ensure a low muscle injury level. I frequently contact him when I have a “niggle” and he is only too happy to provide advice. I can’t recommend Matt highly enough.
Following my hip surgery, aged 54, I have been working with Matt to regain both my posture and strength. The exercise programme that he creates with and for me has helped me to regain confidence in my physical abilities, gradually increasing my muscle strength and flexibility. He had very good awareness of my initial limitations post- surgery then gradually his plans have encouraged me to regain my muscle, tone, strength and posture both with him and at home. I would not have been able to return post-surgery to many of the physical activities I enjoyed pre-surgery without Matt’s personal input during his sessions.
As highly skilled, experienced therapists and Level 4 personal trainers, located in Berkhamsted, we offer a range of effective services for you to benefit from. These include: Personal Training, Injury Treatment & Post-Surgery Rehabilitation, Back Pain Treatment & Prevention, Sport & Remedial Massage, Sports Therapy, Corrective Exercise Therapy, Postural Realignment, Functional Strength Conditioning, Tennis & Golf Conditioning, Road Cycling Conditioning, Dynamic Flexibility Training.
Our personal training and exercise methods aren’t based on industry fads or trends, nor do we adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to exercise, common amongst trainers or exercise class environments which otherwise exceeds a client’s ability and prompts injury. Bodyrefine’s established, reputable, unique approach to exercise is logical, purposeful, selective and highly effective.