Success is a mindset

I work with a gentleman who knows success.

He is from Switzerland and has achieved in sport, business and has a lovely family.  Now in his 70’s Rolf comes to the gym with one thing in mind – to exercise as hard as he can and go home feeling like he is a step healthier.  He monitors his health with a fitbit – keeping a steady eye on weight, energy and sleep, whilst still enjoying a very social life.  Generally he works within the perimeters of our advice and avoids injury, sometimes he needs reminding, but he always gives as much as he has to give.

Rolf was a middle distance runner in Switzerland in his 20’s, achieving record times.  He still attacks his work outs with enthusiasm and vigour – obviously with the occasional off day(!!) knowing what it takes to keep strong and mobile, and active.

It has been a wonderful experience – I work with Rolf with two colleagues from New Energy Fitness (where I am based), making this a really rewarding all around approach. Anything in life gets repetitive with the same people and no one can offer everything.  We have a really great team who offer many different angles to health and fitness and whilst I would say I have most bases covered as a Coach I would also say that from the client perspective, having advice from a variety of people who are on the same page often excites more to get much better results.  Rocky offers him a different and fun way to keep cardio fitness, Helen opens the door to a dynamic way of training, with many compound exercises that challenge the brain and co-ordination, whilst I continue to pursue the journey of postural correctness and a huge emphasis on alignment, trying to rid of pain and avoid injury – always aiming for better technique in the full ange of motion exercises that we are aiming to do.

The best approach is often a multifaceted approach – when more than one person is saying the same thing in a different way and through a different avenue it is much easier to understand the importance of change and much easier to adopt it.  It is wonderful to find like minded people to work with and be able to have such amazing results.  Also by working on alignment, mobility, agility and strength one avoids the necessity for massage, physio etc keeping motivation high because one is keeping pain at bay.

 

Straightness

It is all very well to correct our straightness and our posture in a controlled gym environment but what we really need to be doing is correct it in al the actions and things we do in life.  This is where a static biomechanics assessment is invaluable – take a look from head to toe at the body and look at alignment, tightness, locked up areas and work out where the issues are and work out how to release and strengthen.

Emma Working on Running Techniques with Shane Benzie of Running Reborn

Screen EW 1Working with Shane Benzie last week end, from Running Reborn, on Running Techniques, looking at the active Biomechanics of running.  By logging data on movement we can see areas of weakness and we can track progress better.  Coupled with really looking and working on the Intrinsic Biomechanics we can get much better results for our clients.

For more info get in touch with Emma