Why seek our guidance if you’re already being instructed by your current trainer, coach or physiotherapist, or self-motivated, following your own training programme? How does our reputable, unique, specialist approach to personal training and exercise conditioning differ?
Any ‘personal trainer’ or ‘class instructor’ can prescribe exercise, whereas avid, self-guided exercisers often devise their own training programmes. However, despite someone’s creditable effort to encourage others to exercise or be self-guided, inappropriate training can actually be more harmful to the body than relative inactivity.
The body is a master of compensation. Surprisingly, key muscles essential for correctly performing ‘functional’ whole-body movements such as squats, deadlifts and running, otherwise tennis serves and golf swings are often weak and inactive in many people who exercise. Consequently, the body activates other muscles to do these movements. As it’s visually unapparent, often unnoticed by the exerciser, coach, personal trainer and, in some cases physiotherapists instructing them, it leads to and prolongs discomfort and injury.
Many new clients we see have previously been instructed by trainers or therapists to do exercises for which they’re not yet adequately prepared and safely conditioned, causing or worsening pain or injury. Whilst many personal trainers and their clients focus on improving figure and physique, what’s needed in strength and body conditioning is an approach which, more importantly promotes safe, correct and optimal physical functioning. At Bodyrefine, we offer this distinguished, specialist and substantially different approach.
Our comprehensive assessment and our logical, purposeful progressive exercise conditioning has benefitted many clients of varying ages, from Baby Boomers to teenagers in a range of recreational and sporting activities. With our guidance, a client aged 70 successfully returned to tennis, golf and dancing, activities for which she had a passion yet hadn’t otherwise been able to do for 6 years due to medical misdiagnosis, counter-productive physiotherapy and exercise prescription elsewhere, prompting subsequent, recurring, prohibitive pain.