I offer functional running assessment and gait re-education, online training packages, personal training, running coaching and sports massage. Everything I do is tailored to your specific goals and requirements. Please go to the individual tabs above for more details about each of the provisions below.
Functional Running Assessment and Gait Re-Education
Certain running patters can be linked to specific injuries, in particular patello femoral pain, achillies tendonitis, tibial stress fractures (shin splints), Iliotibial Band (ITB) and plantar fasciitis.
Gait retraining combines strength training with real time feedback techniques to rehabilitate and reduce the recurrence of certain injuries by consciously modifying running pattern.
I offer a two hour appointment during which I carry out a full bio-mechanical assessment followed by filming you run. We analyse this in slow motion and I advise you on areas of importance within your running form in terms of performance enhancement and injury prevention. I give you a series of exercises and cues to work on prior to a review after 5-6 weeks.
Remote Tailored Programme Design
Several of my clients prefer to train alone, but like to have a ‘virtual’ coach with them, giving them structured sessions, recording progress and providing tips and advice. Being 'accountable' to someone can be a great source of motivation which in turn ensures consistency in training and therefore progression.
I provide a programme bespoke to the time a client has available and according to their individual goals and preferred training methods. We keep in touch regularly so that the programme can be altered as necessary to accommodate changes to the clients routine, a goal change or injuries etc
Sport specific coaching
As well as training runners, triathletes and those clients who 'just want to get fit and / or lose some weight and tone up' I also train athletes for their specific sport. My special expertise is in equestrians; I design programmes specific to the balance, core strength, flexibility and endurance required for horse riding. I also coach with the same functional focus in other specialist sports including skiing, surfing, tennis, multi discipline races and rowing. By understanding the specific strength, mobility and stamina requirements of the sport I tailor every plan to address those specific requirements whilst also taking time to understand each individual client and areas that they particularly need to work on.
A one to one or small group session to give you that extra nudge or motivation to push yourself that bit further. Sessions can be held outside or inside at your home and are tailored to your preferences and goals. I am happy to put on bootcamp sessions if you have an established group of 4 + people who would like to participate. I work with absolute beginners right though to elite athletes.
Whole body conditioning and over all fitness. Suitable for people of all fitness levels. Currently running at:
Dorset House School - Monday 8.30-9.30am, Dorset House school pavillion
Conifers School - Wednesday 9-10 am, Conifers School playing field
Are you new to running and don't know where to start? Would you like company on your runs or help to find new routes? Do you have a specific goal in mind and need some help and motivation to get there? Would you like to improve your race times? Let me help by running with you. I will support you through different types of training and over a variety of routes and terrains to suit your own standard and goals.
Sports Massage Therapy
I work with every client individually to achieve the goal personal to you. This might be to restore normal pain free healthy function, to increase range of motion, to alleviate pain and to restore strength, power and balance.