I may be an ideal personal trainer for health as I am a nurse with much healthcare and medical experience!
We're always being told to exercise. But with so many forms of exercise and conflicting advice on what is best, it really can be difficult to know what you should be doing: walking briskly, running, lifting weights or embarking on a form of high intensity training.
The answer always is the same - It depends upon what you want to achieve and what aspect of your health you are wanting to improve. If it's an improvement in general health - then it is always good to do a whole variety of exercises, that will target all areas of your body.
A range of illnesses and chronic conditions can be managed very successfully with small lifestyle changes. Often these changes will not all be about exercise but also can be helped by what we do outside of the gym. I can help you integrate healthiness into your existing lifestyle, in a way that you can enjoy.
More than for any other reason if you are to employ a Personal Trainer for health reason then you need to be sure that they are competent. I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer with the added qualification of GP Referral. This allows GP's to refer patients to me, if it is thought that Exercise and lifestyle change will help.
The reason I trained as a Personal Trainer was due to my medical background. Whilst working as a nurse in the NHS with experience in both coronary care and orthopaedics, I became disillusioned. The NHS firefights -- I wanted to stop the fire happening in the first place. This was my reason for the change of path that I took. One that I feel does more to help! If you would like a Personal Trainer for health then I can assure you I am always totally professional and always practice safe methods.
I have experience of dealing with:
There are so many different conditions that can be helped, with specialised workouts and lifestyle training.
If you want to improve your health with personal training - the
first step is to tell me a little about yourself and what you want to
achieve. I'll then reply back to you with some personal training
options for you to consider.
A few health conditions are listed below but just because they are not listed here doesn't mean exercise and lifestyle change will not provide any benefits, so please feel free to get in touch.
80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
The correct type of exercise can not only help prevent low back pain but also manage your existing condition – helping a speedier recovery.
The aim of personal training for people who have suffered from a stroke is to allow them to participate as much as possible in life and carry out activities of daily living. Exercise and lifestyle change can improve your overall health & well being, also helping to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke.
Personal training ensures total individuality and support to help functional capacity.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure if left untreated can lead to:
• Kidney failure
• Heart failure
• An accelerated rate of cognitive decline
Whilst high blood pressure (hypertension) can be managed through medication, physical activity and lifestyle are important factors in the prevention and management of hypertension.
Regular aerobic activity has demonstrated a reduction in blood pressure although how it helps is not fully understood! Personal Lifestyle Training or Specialised workouts really can help manage High Blood Pressure. Diet and lifestyle chane when combined with exercise and stress management can have a powerful effect.
Carefully individually chosen exercises can help overall health & well being, aiming to reduce both muscle wasting and the disabling impact of relapses.
Carrying out exercises to maintain muscle mass and strength can help with the activities of everyday living such as getting out of a chair or walking. Stretching can help muscles that are prone to tightness and affecting posture.
There is a rigorously researched Recovery Program that is not that dissimilar to Personal Lifestyle Training.
Rather than just focussing upon weight loss, achievable targets to
increase activity levels and the health benefits this will give, is
always a good starting point. Then with regular support and
encouragement a new lifestyle can be adopted that will bring lifelong
results. The lifestyle has to be continued for life otherwise the
weight can just creep up again. But I can show you how to incorporate
exercise painlessly and easily into your everyday life so that it can
be sustained and you never know even enjoyed. Exercise will help but not as much as lifestyle change. I can help you with this, you may find it easier than you think:
Exercise can improve the quality life through carefully chosen exercises to help mobility and strengthen the muscles around the joints to provide support. The type of activity chosen will depend upon the severity of the condition.
Exercise can not only improve symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath but also help to reduce fear, anxiety and depression.Asthma
Many asthma sufferers avoid activity due to worsening symptoms when they exercise – leading to inactivity and decreased fitness levels. However exercise improves cardiopulmonary fitness and reduces the likelihood of provoking exercise induced asthma. Many sufferers report that they feel better and have fewer symptoms when fit.
Personal Training for health involves a first assessment or meeting to establish what benefits are important to you. A history of your condition and current fitness levels are assessed so that I can choose the most appropriate exercises for you. Then we can start the personal training sessions at a time to suit you. 30 minute and 1 hour sessions are available.
To discuss any aspect of your health please feel free to contact me.