These are some of the innovative techniques I use depending on your needs.
Strength and Resistance Training
Strength training is hugely beneficial for both male and females. Scientific studies have shown that even 12 hours after resistance training, your body is still burning calories, increasing your resting metabolic rate. Training can be performed by using your own body weight or utilising dumbbells and resistance bands, a method which I recommend for all ages to increase tone, endurance and strength.
HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training
I love making workouts of a high intensity which are upbeat and fun, which is why HIIT remains a firm favourite. With HIIT, you perform short bursts of intense exercise, with less intense recovery periods in between. For example, run or use a stationary bike as fast as you can for 40 seconds, then pedal gently for 20 seconds and repeat 3 to 10 times. Numerous studies have shown this method to be one of the fastest ways to burn fat and speed up your metabolism while spending the least amount of time in the gym.
Cardiovascular exercise has long been known for its ability to burn calories, reduce weight and decrease stress levels, cardiovascular training is any kind of workout that makes your heart rate increase, such as Running, cycling and circuit training. There are numerous health benefits associated with cardio, which led the American Heart Association to label it one of the healthiest physical activities around.
I ensure every client completes some kind of core training, which is the mid section of the body including the lower back, abdominals and gluteus muscles, by using Swiss balls and mat workouts. These are very important exercises as it stablises the rest of the body while it’s in motion, preventing injury. Core Training can also improve posture, breathing techniques and spinal stability and comes highly recommended by the Council of Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation when completed under the supervision of a qualified personal trainer.
Flexibility is key to every workout. I specialise in Yoga and assisted stretching such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), which increases blood flow, range of movement and helps reduce the risk of injuries. Flexibility also enables clients to get the very most out of every workout as well as bringing about a general sense of wellbeing.