Corrective exercise & personal training

Personal training in Taunton

What can corrective exercise and personal training do for you?

Maybe you’d like to be more active but you get regular niggles and moving doesn’t feel as easy as it used to?

Maybe you’d like to improve your posture and have more energy?

Maybe you’d like to get fitter, faster, stronger – safely and effectively?

Maybe you’d just like to keep moving well for as long as possible?

Too often, we accept sore joints, stiff muscles, and injury as simply part of getting older, and think there’s nothing we can do. But our bodies are amazingly adaptable. Give them the right kind of training, and we can move better, perform better, and feel better, at any age.

About personal training with BlueSkyRunning

I take a different approach to personal training. As a corrective exercise specialist, my focus is helping you to learn how to improve how you move and feel better in your body, wherever you’re starting from.

I’m my own guinea pig when it comes to mindful movement. After decades as the archetypal ‘active sedentary’, struggling with chronic injury and poor posture, I feel stronger, healthier, and have more energy in my fifties than I did in my thirties.

As a client, I’ll work with you to set realistic goals that will keep you motivated, and I’ll help you every step of the way to achieving them.

Personal training starts with a detailed health and postural/movement assessment, to identify those “sticky spots” that may be holding you back.

From the assessment, I’ll design a progressive, integrated training programme, tailored to you.

Depending on your goals and what’s appropriate for you, the programme will help you:

  • Release and lengthen chronically tight muscles, to help restore range of motion
  • Activate weak and underused muscles to improve muscle balance and reduce the risk of injury
  • Re-learn proper movement patterns through integrated, dynamic total body exercises that progressively develop neuromuscular control
  • Build postural control, balance, stability, agility, strength and endurance using a combination of different types of training, such as BOSU, plyometric, speed/agility/quickness, core endurance, cardiovascular and resistance exercises.

Through regular assessments and goal reviews, we’ll keep your programme fresh and interesting, so you can continue to challenge yourself and develop your movement skills safely, effectively and enjoyably.

Whether you’re a runner or an athlete looking to get the edge in performance, or you simply want to improve your health and well-being, my aim is to give you the skills and knowledge you need to keep moving better and feeling better for as long as possible.

Not a fan of the gym? Don’t worry! We can train in your home, outdoors, or at one of my venues.

Coaching and personal training is currently available in Taunton. A one hour session is £40. Book a package of sessions in advance and receive a discount of up to 15%. If you’d like to arrange a no obligation chat about your individual requirements, or to discuss pricing and availability for other locations in the South West, just drop me a line.

Why work with me?

I bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to my PT sessions. As a Level 4 personal trainer, I specialise in corrective exercise strategies, as well as working with clients with low back pain. I’m qualified as an exercise referral instructor and a ChiRunning certified senior instructor. I’m also heavily influenced by Katy Bowman and her biomechanics-based approach to healthy movement, and am currently training to become a Nutritious Movement® Restorative Exercise Specialist.

My qualifications

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Instructor
Certified Chi Running/Chi Walking senior instructor
Kettlebell Instructor
Group Circuits Instructor
Healthy Foot PractitionerTM
Nutritional Advisor
First Aider
Fully insured

1 x 1 hour session – £40

 

4 x 1 hour sessions – £160152

 

8 x 1 hour sessions – £320288

 

12 x 1 hour sessions – £480432